The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

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The 25 Fittest Olympians on Team USA

The best of the best American athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London.

16. Ellis Coleman

Wrestler
Age 20

The U.S. Olympic Trials are a rough road in any sport, but if there’s one athlete among our 25 who could conceivably have made his team simply by submitting a YouTube video instead, it’s this Greco-Roman wrestling hopeful. The 20-year-old Coleman, who’ll compete in the 60-kilogram class in London, achieved worldwide Internet fame for his astounding “flying squirrel”—a takedown in which he dives over his opponent from a standing position, secures his waist, then spins him head-over-heels onto the mat. for the record, Coleman made the U.S. team the traditional way—by winning his way through the trials in April.

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