London Olympic Games 2012: Secrets of the Fab 5

Find out what makes the U.S. women's gymnastics team so special.
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OFF THE MAT. GABBY DOUGLAS, THAT FACE WE'VE ALL COME TO LOVE. SHE WANTS LITTLE GIRLS WHO MAY BE WATCHING TO KNOW, IF SHE CAN DO IT, THEY CAN DO IT, TOO. USA! Reporter: THEY ARE THE GIRLS WHO WON THE GOLD AND OUR HEARTS. THERE'S GABBY FLYING ON THE UNEVEN BARS. KYLA AND HER PERFECT LINES ON THE BEAM. AND THE AMAZINGLY PERFECT VAULT. AND JORDYN AND ALY'S SPECTACULAR AND FLAWLESS FLOOR ROUTINES. POWERHOUSE GYMNASTS, KNOWN SIMPLY AS THE FAB FIVE. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS TEAM THAT HAS AMERICA FALLING IN LOVE WITH THEM RIGHT NOW? YOU KNOW, THIS TEAM HAS SUCH HEART. I CRIED WHEN THEY WON THE GOLD. Reporter: MEET GABBY DOUGLAS. HER NICKNAME, THE FLYING SQUIRREL. WHEN SHE WAS 14, SHE MOVED OUT OF HER VIRGINIA BEACH HOME AND IN WITH A HOST FAMILY JUST SO SHE COULD TRAIN WITH THE BEST. LIFE IS NOT EASY. YOU HAVE TO FIGHT AND REFUSE TO QUIT. Reporter: NOW, GABBY'S ON THE WORLD STAGE. AND IT SEEMS NOT EVEN SHE CAN BELIEVE IT. JUST THE OTHER DAY, SHE TWEETED, JUST TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WOW. SUCH AN HONOR AND AN AMAZING FEELING. TAKE IT FROM 1997 GOLD MEDALIST AND MEMBER OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, SHANNON MILLER, GABBY IS OLYMPIC GOLD. SHE WILL BE A SUPERSTAR COMING OUT OF THESE GAMES. Reporter: ANOTHER SUPERSTAR, TEAM CAPTAIN A ALY RAISMAN. SHE DRINKS CHOCOLATE MILK TO REPLENISH HER MUSCLES. AND IT'S WORKING. SHE TWEETED, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE DID IT. THE THINGS I'M DOING, I'M AFRAID TO DO. BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND BLOCK OUT THE FEARS THAT YOU HAVE. Reporter: JORDYN WIEBER IS A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WITH NERVES OF STEEL AND A RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS. WHEN SHE'S NOT DREAMING OF WINNING THE GOLD, SHE'S DREAMING OF SOMETHING ELSE, JUSTIN BIEBER. AND FROM LONDON, SHE TWEETED HER TEAM WAS HAVING SWEET DREAMS OF THEIR OWN, WITH THEIR NEW MEDALS UNDER THEIR PILLOWS. I WANT TO GO TO THE GYM AND PRACTICE HARD EVERY, SINGLE DAY. IT'S BEEN PART OF MY PERSONALITY. Reporter: AS CHAMPION DOMINIQUE DODD KNOWS, IT TAKES MORE THAN PERSONALITY TO WIN IT ALL. YOU HAVE TO HAVE TALENT AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU. Reporter:S BE 15-YEAR-OLD KYLA ROSS, THE BABY OF THE GROUP. SHE TRAINS UP TO 35 HOURS EACH WEEK. AND TEAMMATE, McKAYLA MARONEY. IN HER YEARBOOK, SHE SAID ONE OF HER GOALS WAS TO BE IN THE OLYMPICS. SHE CAN NOW CHECK THAT OFF THE LIST. I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF GREAT GYMNASTICS TEAMS IN MY DAY. THESE ARE JUST SPECIAL IN THEIR OWN WAY. Reporter: THE FAB FIVE, THERE THEY ARE. THE YOUNGEST, JUST 15 YEARS OLD. THE OLDEST, 17. THEY HAVE MADE SO MANY PERSONAL SACRIFICES JUST TO BE HERE IN LONDON. YOU CAN BET, WE'LL ALL BE CHEERING WHEN THEY GO FOR GOLD TONIGHT. ABSOLUTELY, CECILIA. WE'LL BE THERE. THANKS SO MUCH.

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