Olympian Kyla Ross

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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the floor watched by coach Jenny Zhang, background center, during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross, center, hugs teammate U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross, right, hugs teammate Alexandra Raisman during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the uneven bars during training at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnasts, from left to right, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross react as they watch the screen that displays results declaring them winners of the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the floor watched by coach Jenny Zhang during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the beam during training at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnasts, top left to right, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium, next to Romania's Sandra Raluca Izbasa, right, and Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva, left, during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. Team U.S. won the gold. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross, center, is hugged by teammate McKayla Maroney, as coach Jenny Zhang, left, approaches them during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoGregory Bull)

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Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross is a Hawaii native and a California girl, but her competitive DNA comes right out of Westside High School and the town where her grandparents have lived since 1983. Read more about her Augusta connections.

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