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2012 London Olympics – Gymnastics: Why Kyla Ross May Be the Linchpin for Team USA

Kyla Ross father is black and Japanese. Her mother is Filipina, white and Puerto Rican. Kyla is often overlooked on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. 

It’s no shock that she was the last pick for the five-woman roster, and it’s safe to say that in the midst of stars like Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber, she probably won’t make a memorable impact.

After the Olympic Trials, there was plenty of talk that Elizabeth Price, who took fourth, was robbed of her spot by Ross, who placed fifth. In the end, Ross will be more of a help to her teammates.

When it comes down to it, it’s not a bold prediction to say that Ross may come through as the underdog who dominates for Team USA.

At 15, Ross is the youngest competitor of the entire 530-person American field. She seems well beyond her years, often acting with more poise than her teammates. When the women were named to the Olympic team, Ross was the only one of the five who was not…

via Olympic Gymnastics 2012: Why Kyla Ross May Be the Linchpin for Team USA | Bleacher Report.


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