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It takes a lifetime of training to become an Olympic athlete, and many of these childhood pictures of Team USA athletes prove just that.
Check out these photos of your favorite Olympians when they were young. Could you have guessed these adorable kids would one day be going for gold? Based on these pictures, the answer is probably yes.
Figure skater Ashley Wagner
Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington
Snowboarder Hannah Teter
Snowboarder Kelly Clark
Speed skater J.R. Celski