With the London summer games kicking off this Friday, Olympic fever is at an all-time high. This year a new crop of African-American female athletes will take center stage and set the gold standard in basketball, swimming, track, gymnastics and much more. While we can expect a fair share of triumphs and disappointments, we’re certain these sisters will represent Team USA to the best of their ability.

From Olympic “It” girls Sanya Richards-Ross (pictured) and Lolo Jones to Carmelita Jeter and Gabby Douglas, here are the sisters to watch at the 2012 Olympic.

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