Bethesda native Julie Zetlin, shown practicing at the Katie Fitzgerald Youth Recreation Center in Darnestown, will be the first U.S. rhythmic gymnast to compete in the Olympics since the 2004 Athens Games. The 22-year-old won gold at the Pan-American Games last year, but her expectations for London are tempered: No U.S. gymnast has medaled in the sport at the Olympics.  (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Bethesda native Julie Zetlin, shown practicing at the Katie Fitzgerald Youth Recreation Center in Darnestown, will be the first U.S. rhythmic gymnast to compete in the Olympics since the 2004 Athens Games. The 22-year-old won gold at the Pan-American Games last year, but her expectations for London are tempered: No U.S. gymnast has medaled in the sport at the Olympics. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)