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A new Golden Girl

By Sam Mellinger Published: August 3, 2012

LONDON — The face you’re going to see everywhere now is a smile that can win over a crowd with an exuberance they might put on a Wheaties box. This is the best gymnast in the world, a 16-year-old from Virginia who left her family to pursue a dream in Des Moines, Iowa. What a dream it turned out to be, too.

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