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Kids in the Hall

August, 15, 2013
DouglasRay Tamarra/Getty ImagesThe Fierce Five (from left, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas and McKayla Maroney) will enter the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Thursday.

Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney start competition today at the 2013 U.S. gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. The two are part of the Fierce Five, which won the gold medal in gymnastics at the London Olympics last summer. The group, which also includes Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame today along with the 2007 world championship team. The Fierce Five made history in London as they became the first U.S. gymnastics team to win gold since Atlanta's Magnificent Seven in 1996.

A gold mine in Michigan

January, 11, 2013
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AP Photo/Duane BurlesonJordyn Wieber throws out the first pitch at a Tigers game.
Way back on Jan. 11 1805, Congress established the Michigan Territory, providing home soil for several gold medalists at the London Olympics. Tennis star Serena Williams (born in Saginaw), gymnast Jordyn Wieber (born in DeWitt), sprinter Lauryn Williams (raised in Detroit), boxer Claressa Shields (born in Flint), swimmer Allison Schmitt (raised in Canton) and water polo goalie Betsey Armstrong (born in Ann Arbor) all have Michigan ties. Clearly, there's something in the water in the Great Lakes State.

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