The most promising Team USA 2012 Olympians are the talented American male and female athletes who have the most potential to win big at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. These athletes are not just the best in the country at their respective sports but also some of the best in the world.
Some of the most promising United States athletes at the 2012 Olympics are not competing individually, but rather with a team of highly skilled Americans. Right at the front of that pack is the 2012 US Men's Olympic Basketball Team which is stacked with many of the finest players in the NBA today like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, among many others. With many calling this the best team in Olympic history, few anticipate the squad bringing home anything less than gold.
For individual athletes, the 2012 games marks possibly the final chance for a big win before their time atop their respective sports is over. All eyes will be on gorgeous male swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who will compete head to head once again, and perhaps for the last time as both are approaching their 30s. Phelps famously won eight hold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics but recently he's been bested by good pal Lochte. Chances of one or both of these swimmers medaling at the 2012 games is nearly guaranteed.
Just as many athletes are preparing for their final appearance on the Olympic stage, many young athletes are getting ready for their first. That is the expected situation with the US Women's Gymnastics Team. Formerly led by the likes of Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone, younger stars like Kordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman are hoping to break into the spotlight.Every athlete participating in the 2012 London Olympics is hoping to bring home a gold metal (or eight if you're swimming Michael Phelps) but only the best will be victorious. Which will be the most successful? Take out your crystal balls and predict with us by voting for the athletes you think have the most potential, re-ranking the list your way and adding any athletes we may have missed below.