Team USA Gymnastics Preview: Men's And Women's Squads Expect To Bring Home Multiple Medals

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jordyn Wieber of United States on the Vault during training sessions for Artistic Gymnastics ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Training Academy on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The men's and women's Team USA gymnastics squads expect to take home multiple gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

The men's and women's Team USA gymnastics squads hope to bring home gold medals, plural, at the 2012 London Olympics. While they compete, we the viewers will be privvy to one of the finest displays of overall athleticism at the games.

The women's team is the clear-cut world favorite to win the team competition. They won the 2011 world championships by a wide margin over second-place Russia and third-place China. Jordyn Wieber won the gold medal in the individual all-around at the event. Her teammate Gabby Douglas is one of the fastest risers on the squad. She took second to Wieber in the all-around at the 2012 US championships.

The men's team won a surprising bronze medal at the 2008 games in Beijing. They won't sneak up on anyone this year, however, with several members well-positioned for individual medals. Danell Leyva highlights field after taking gold in the parallel bars at the 2011 world championships.

Below are the gold medal dates for gymnastics events:

July 30: Men's team final

July 31: Women's team final

Aug. 1: Men's individual all-around

Aug. 2: Women's individual all-around

Aug. 5: Men's floor exercise final, women's vault final, men's pommel horse final

Aug. 6: Men's rings final, women's uneven bars final, men's vault final

Aug. 7: Men's parallel bars final, women's balance beam final, men's horizontal bar final, women's floor exercise final

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