12/05/2014 01:02 pm ET Updated Dec 05, 2014

How Gabby Douglas May Pull Off One Of The Most Improbable Comebacks Ever


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first thing you notice are her shoulders. Strong and symmetrical, they are well defined, powerful, cut, ripped and chiseled -- deserving of all the superlatives one might heap upon a pair of exquisitely crafted deltoid muscles. But on Gabby Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around gold medalist, artisanal delts are more than mere vanity plates; they are the tangible representation of the work she's done so far, and of the seriousness of her intention to become the first woman since Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska in 1968 to repeat as Olympic all-around champ, and the first American in history to accomplish the feat.

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