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# London 2012
These 17 teenagers could win gold in London next month
Most of them won’t come close to winning gold, and will instead use London as a testing ground for future stardom. But then there’s this lot…

THE 2012 OLYMPICS will be a launching pad for a bunch of teenage athletes.

Most of them won’t come close to winning gold, and will instead use London as a testing ground for future stardom.

But a few have a real chance at doing what only a handful have ever done before — reaching the pinnacle of their sports before turning 20 years old.

This year, super-young athletes in swimming, gymnastics, fencing, racewalking, and even showjumping have a chance at glory.

These 17 teenagers could win gold in London next month
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  • Viktoria Komova (Russian gymnast, 17)

  • Adam Gemili (British sprinter, 18)

  • Anthony Davis (American basketball player, 19)

  • Gabby Douglas (American gymnast, 16)

  • Jordyn Wieber (American gymnast, 16)

  • Jose Ramirez (American boxer, 19)

  • Katie Ledecky (American swimmer, 15)

  • Lia Neal (American swimmer, 17)

  • Lucas (Brazilian soccer player, 19)

  • McKayla Maroney (American gymnast, 16)

  • Missy Franklin (American swimmer, 17)

  • Race Imboden (American fencer, 19)

  • Rachel Bootsma (American swimmer, 18)

  • Reed Kessler (American showjumper, 17)

  • Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (British swimmer, 16)

  • Tom Daley (British diver, 18)

  • Trevor Barron (American racewalker, 19)

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