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Young gymnasts build dreams on exploits of U.S. Olympic team

Young gymnasts build dreams on exploits of U.S. Olympic team

A dozen young gymnasts at Rebounders Gymnastics Center in Timonium took a break from practice Tuesday to watch the U.S. women's gymnastics team tumble, twirl and jump toward an Olympic gold medal.

As they prepare for their own competition season in the fall, the girls at Rebounders have been closely following the exploits of the U.S team, which went into Tuesday's events at the Rio Olympics as heavy favorites — and came away with gold, besting silver medalist Russia by more than eight points, 184.897-176.688.

Taking a break from her balance beam practice, 9-year-old Gabriella Serck-Hanssen said U.S. team leader Simone Biles, 19, of Texas is her favorite gymnast on the...

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