The U.S. gymnastics championships begin Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn. The four-time 2008 Olympic medalist returned to competition for the first time in three years at July's CoverGirl Classic. After Beijing, Johnson won "Dancing With the Stars" and then tore her ACL, MCL and meniscus in her left knee in a ski trip accident in January 2010.
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Sacramone, 23, began her comeback a year before Johnson and appears likely to become the first U.S. woman to make back-to-back Olympic teams (perhaps with Johnson) since 2000. She's the reigning world champion on vault.
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A pupil of Valeri Liukin, Bross has been the best U.S. gymnast since the Beijing Olympics. She won all-around silver and bronze medals at the 2009 and 2010 world championships, respectively, but ankle surgery kept her out the last 10 months. She is the defending U.S. all-around champion.
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In her first year as a senior gymnast, Wieber has lived up to her massive potential. She defeated 2010 world all-around champion Aliya Mustafina at the American Cup in March and is the favorite to win the U.S. all-around title.
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Memmel is another 2008 Olympian on the comeback trail. The 2005 world all-around champion's career has been beset by injuries at the worst times, but she can still be world class, particularly on uneven bars.
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Horton, 25, is the two-time defending U.S. all-around champion and the only man at this competition with an Olympic medal to his name -- two, actually. He'll be the all-around favorite again, but there's one emerging threat.
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The Cuban-born Miami resident is Horton's biggest competition. Leyva, 19, was second to Horton at the 2010 U.S. Championships, but in their most recent competition placed third to Horton's 11th.
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Brooks, 24, is the reigning U.S. high bar champion and was a member of the 2010 world championship team. Like Horton, he competed at the University of Oklahoma.
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Dalton made the 2009 world championship team at age 19 but failed to make it in 2010. He's rebounded since, winning NCAA vault and floor exercise titles for Oklahoma, to stay in the mix for the 2012 Olympics.
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Mikulak, 18, won the NCAA all-around championship as a freshman last season. He was thought to be more of a contender for the 2016 Olympic team but now has a legitimate chance at the London Games.
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