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Jordyn Wieber's No. 1 fans

Originally Published: October 14, 2011
By Blythe Lawrence | Special to espnW

"Excuse me," the Australian woman said, turning around to look at Rita Wieber. "Could you please stop wiggling?"

It was April 2010, and Wieber and her husband, Dave, were in Melbourne to watch their daughter Jordyn compete at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, which had drawn top teams from Russia, China, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Down on the floor, 14-year-old Jordyn Wieber was exuding her trademark cool focus, unfazed by the extreme difficulty in her routines ...

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