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2004 US Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team

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They managed to secure a silver medal in Athens, Greece for the United States - the first medal the US women's team has brought home in eight years. Get ready to meet the 2004 US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team!

US Women's Olympic Gymnastics - Courtney Kupets

Courtney Kupets injured her Achilles tendon in 2003.
Age::17

Height: 5'0" Hometown: Gaithersbgurg, Maryland
Fave Gymnastics Event: All Events
Courtney Kupets Quote: "It's like the biggest thing in gymnastics that you can do. Just to be able to have the chance to make it, to be part of the U.S. team and represent your country. I would just be so honored. It would be awesome," on what it would be like to be chosen for the US Olympic team.
Courtney Kupets Fact: One year before the Olympic game son Aug. 19, 2003, Courtney blew out her Achilles' tendon in competition. It took [kwlink]surgery[/kwlink] that left her with a six-inch scar on her heel and five month recovery before she could begin training again.

 

 

US Women's Olympic Gymnastics - Courtney McCool

Courtney McCool was benched on the first day of the 2004 Olympics.

Age:16
Height: 4'9" Hometown: Lee's Summit, Missouri
Fave Gymnastics Event: Balance Beam
Courtney McCool Quote: "I set very high goals for myself, but no so high that I can't make them. I believed in myself. I believed in my coach (Armine Barutyan Fong), and it really helped having her there to support me."
Courtney McCool Fact: Courtney is the youngest member of the 2004 Olympic Gymnastics team and because of her height she needs to sit on a pillow when driving, so she can see over the steering wheel.

 

 

US Women's Olympic Gymnastics - Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson is only 16 years old.

Age: 16
Height: 4'9"
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fave Gymnastics Event: Balance Beam
Carly Patterson Quote: "Act like it's just like training and don't think about everyone who's watching," Carly says about being in competitions.
Carly Patterson Fact: Carly Patterson is the only person in the world to complete a roundoff, back handspring, Arabian double front dismount on beam (It's even hard to say!).

 

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