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"At 17, [Jordyn Wieber] is just getting started, and the way that gymnastics has evolved in the past decade, with the emphasis placed on specialists over all-arounders in team competition, gymnasts are no longer instantly retired by the time they hit 18. She may come back as a specialist, or she may be like Khorkina and stick around for one or two more Olympics, despite the difficulty in the gymnastics Code of Points. We may or may not see her in another four years. But it doesn’t matter. She’s already a champion."