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U.S. Gymnast Patterson Wins All-Around Gold

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U.S. Gymnast Patterson Wins All-Around Gold

U.S. Gymnast Patterson Wins All-Around Gold

U.S. Gymnast Patterson Wins All-Around Gold

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Gymnast Carly Patterson vaults during the individual all-round final in Athens, Aug. 19, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Gymnast Carly Patterson vaults during the individual all-round final in Athens, Aug. 19, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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U.S. gymnast Carly Patterson, 16, nails a stunning routine on the balance beam and turns in a perfect floor exercise to become the first American to win the women's all-around Olympic gymnastics title in 20 years. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Christine Brennan of USA Today.

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