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Mikulak gives field tough competition

Updated: June 28, 2012, 11:51 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW

SAN JOSE -- Sam Mikulak stood in the tunnel, preparing to walk out into HP Pavilion as one of the 15 gymnasts competing for a spot on the Olympic team that will head to London and he turned to fellow competitor C.J. Maestas.

"We were saying to each other, 'Dude, this is insane,'" Mikulak said. "There was such a sense of pride when we walked out. This is the Olympic trials. We've come so far."

For Mikulak, there may be a whole lot further yet to go.

The 19-year-old, ...

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