RAISING THE BAR (E! NEWS)
They may be little, but they sure are tough. You just try flipping off a four-inch beam or hanging from a bar for 10 hours a day.
Without a doubt, these elite gymnasts are a rare breed who have rightly earned their places in history, from Nadia to Mary Lou to the entire Magnificent Seven.
This summer, a whole new crop of hopefuls stand poised to take on the 28th Olympiad in Athens, as you'll discover in this inspiring episode, Gymnasts: Little Girls, Big Dreams: The E! True Hollywood Story, premiering Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. Find out who's really ready to go for all that glitters.
Of course, the road to the podium is littered with plenty of injuries, disappointments and obstacles along the way. Sometimes an Olympic dream is all an athlete has to hold on to.
This Story gives you a golden glimpse of the hard work and perseverance that make the Olympic glory all the more sweet.