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Former Olympians, Current Bruins

By Katie Meyers, Erin Ng

February 18, 2014 3:22 pm

Redshirt junior Samantha Peszek's participation in the Beijing Summer Olympics was limited because of an injury.

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Freshman Jennifer Pinches competed in the 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Jordyn Wieber, who won a gold medal with Team USA at the London Olympics, is a team manager for UCLA gymnastics.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Danusia Francis was a reserve athlete for Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

Peszek's injury troubles continued this year, but she still earned a perfect 10 on uneven bars earlier this season.

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Pinches posted personal-bests in her routines at the Olympic finals, and initially wanted to end her gymnastics career on that high note.

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Although not competing on the team, Wieber still remains an inspiration for UCLA's gymnasts.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

Francis is the first collegiate gymnast to successfully perform a sideways aerial on beam.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

Despite struggling with injuries at the Olympics, Peszek tried not to show her frustration, wanting to support her teammates.

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After her time away from the sports, Pinches has gradually began to regain her gymnastics fitness this year.

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Francis has competed in floor, beam and bars for UCLA gymnastics.

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