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    Michael Phelps, USA, swimming

    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 185
    Current Residence: Baltimore, MD.
    College: Michigan
    Olympic experience:
    2004 Olympic Games, six gold medals and two bronze medals;
    2008 Olympic Games, eight gold medals
    Career Highlights:
    His eight gold medals at the Beijing Games made him the most decorated gold medalist ever
    During the Beijing Games, Phelps set seven world records, eight American records, and eight Olympic records
    His four individual world records and seven gold medals at the 2007 World Championships made him the winningest athlete in World Championship history
    Youngest man to break at world record, breaking the 200m fly mark at the 2001 Spring Nationals
    Paul Sakuma | AP
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    Allyson Felix, USA, track & field

    Height: 5’6”
    Weight: 125
    Current Residence: Santa Clarita, California
    College: University of Southern California
    Olympic Experience:
    2004 Olympic Games, silver medal in the 200m; 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 4x400m relay and silver medal in the 200m
    Career Highlights:
    2001 gold medal in the 100m at the World Youth Championships in Hungary
    At the 2011 Daegu World Championships, Felix won gold in the 4x400m relay, silver in the 400m, and bronze in the 200m
    Was named the High School Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News in 2003
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    Missy Franklin, USA, swimming

    Discipline: Freestyle, backstroke, individual medley
    Height: 6’1”
    Weight: 165
    Current Residence: Aurora, Colo.
    School: Regis Jesuit High School
    Career Highlights:
    2011 FINA Swimmer of the Year award
    Holds world records in the 200m backstroke and the 4x100m medley relay
    2011 National Championships titles in 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle
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    Gabby Douglas, USA, gymnastics

    Height: 4’11”
    Current Residence: Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Career Highlights:
    2010 Pan American Championships, team gold medal and gold on uneven bars
    2011 World Championships, team gold medal
    2012 Pacific Rim Championships, team gold medal and gold on uneven bars
  • Grand Prix Diving

    David Boudia, USA, diving

    Discipline: 10m individual, 10m synchro
    Height: 5’9”
    Weight: 160
    Current Residence: West Lafayette, Ind.
    College: Purdue University ’13, Communications
    Olympic Experience:
    2008 Olympic Games, 5th on 10m platform synchro, 6th on 10m platform
    Career Highlights:
    2011 FINA World Championships, 2nd place on 10m platform
    2009 FINA World Championships, 2nd place on 10m platform synchro, 6th place on 10m platform
    16-time national champion
    Wilfredo Lee | AP
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    Alex Morgan, USA, soccer

    Position: 10m individual, 10m synchro
    Height: 5’7”
    Current Residence: Diamond Bar, Calif.
    College: University of California
    Career Highlights:
    Tied for third all-time scorer in school history with 45 goals
    Helped the Western New York Flash to the WPS title in the first year of its existence
    Scored the winning goal in the final of the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, helping the U.S. win the championship
    Breakout performance at the 2011 World Cup, coming off the bench in five of six matches and scored in the semifinal and final matches
    Marcio Jose Sanchez | Associated Press file, 2011
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    Kevin Durant, USA, basketball

    Position: Guard
    Height: 6'10”
    Weight: 220
    Current Residence: Oklahoma City, Okla.
    NBA team: Oklahoma City Thunder
    College: University of Texas
    Career Highlights:
    2007 Naismith College Player of the Year Award
    2008 NBA Rookie of the Year
    Three-time NBA All-Star
    Three-time NBA scoring champion
    2012 NBA All-Star Team MVP
    Alan Diaz | Associated Press
Here are some of the USA athletes generating buzz at the 2012 London Olympics, as chosen by nbcolympics.com, with additional information from TeamUSA
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