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USA Gymnastics: St. Louisan Sarah Finnegan Is The Youngest Member Of The Women's Gymnastics Team

Sarah Finnegan is off to London as an alternate on the women's gymnastics team.

Jun 10, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Sarah Finnegan (USA) competes on the uneven parallel bars during day two of the 2012 Visa Championships in womens gymnastics at Chaifetz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
Jun 10, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Sarah Finnegan (USA) competes on the uneven parallel bars during day two of the 2012 Visa Championships in womens gymnastics at Chaifetz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

Sarah Finnegan is a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team at just 15 years old -- she is the youngest member of the squad, which includes one other 15 year old -- and she'll serve as an alternate in London.

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Finnegan, who lived in St. Louis before moving with her family to Kansas City to continue her training, is--not surprisingly--very happy to be given an opportunity to join the team in London:

"You'd like to be one of the five" main team members, [Finnegan] said. "But being an alternate is still a great honor, a blessing."

The women's gymnastics events get underway on Sunday, July 29 and continue over the following week. NBC will have extensive coverage throughout.

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