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Top 10 Greatest Girl Power Moments from Past Olympics

Of course the Olympics are inspiring -- but the history-making, odds-defying, pain-ignoring, shut-the-front-door-did-you-see-that moments are what we remember long after the closing ceremonies. Every woman in the Games is fierce, but here are a few of our favorite memories of the U.S. ladies from the past 20 years of the world's biggest sports stage.
When a poised 16-year-old Sarah Hughes...

The Moment: When a poised 16-year-old Sarah Hughes, who was considered a bit of a long shot, stole the Figure Skating spotlight and won gold after landing seven triple jumps (Salt Lake City 2002).

BTW: Four years before Hughes, 15-year-old World Champion Tara Lipinski also nailed seven triple jumps for the Olympic gold. In both instances, the youngsters edged out fan favorite Michelle Kwan, who is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.

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