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London’s massive O2 Arena will be packed with gymnastics fans Sunday as the members of the U.S. women’s team twirl, flip, and fly their way closer to the gold. The defending world champions will face off against other nations Sunday in qualifying rounds that determine which countries and individual athletes get to compete later this week. Teams from Russia, Romania, and China—which took home the gold in Beijing—are likely to put up a strong challenge to the American women. In other news, a controversy over the placement of the Olympic flame burned on, the queen’s granddaughter made her dressage debut, and Italian fencer Elisa Di Francisca took home a gold medal for individual foil.