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Born on Feb. 4, 1988, Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson got an early start in the sport. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louis., and began taking lessons at the age of six. She was spotted by a coach while attending a friend's birthday party at a gymnastics club. Five years later, in 1999, she became Louisiana State Champion. Shortly after, Patterson and her family moved to Houston, Texas. She made the U.S. Junior National team at age 12, and her family moved again, this time to Dallas. This gave Carly the opportunity to train at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA). After only a few months of training at the WOGA she was competing in international events. In her first event sh... Continue Bio >>

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