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The United States men's gymnastics team is eyeing a rebound Wednesday from a disappointing fifth-place finish in the team final earlier this week.
The men hit the mats for the all-around competition. The Americans were doomed in the team competition when John Orozco and Danell Leyva both fell off the pommel horse in the second event. They'll get a chance to bounce back in the all-around, but Japanese world champion Kohei Uchimura is the overwhelming favorite.
Even though Uchimura has settled for silver in 2008 and in the team competition in London, China's Chen Yibing still describes him so simply: "He's perfect."
¯¯¯Janie McCauley ¯¯¯ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/janiemccAP
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