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Baltimore-born gymnast Toni-Ann Williams chases Jamaican Olympic dream

Baltimore-born gymnast Toni-Ann Williams chases Jamaican Olympic dream

In a tiny, out-of-the-way gym hidden among the hills on the outskirts of Cal's campus, Toni-Ann Williams enthusiastically drags a humongous mat to the balance beam area before getting to work. She carries her own vault springboard to run through several repetitions.

Her upgraded floor exercise needs to be just right beginning this weekend at the world gymnastics championships in Scotland, where Jamaica's hopes of making history by qualifying the country's first Olympic gymnast are riding on her every high-flying flip and acrobatic twist. Meanwhile, Williams' college teammates are working on routines they're months away from performing in competition.

"When I first started...

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