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Special Olympic Trending Stories

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Here is your special Olympic edition of what's trending on ABCNews.com. Thousands of athletes are converging on London to compete in the 2012 Summer Games, but only a fraction of them will walk away with a medal. Here are a few athletes to keep your eye on during this Olympics.

Missy Franklin is only 17-years-old, but she is ready to swim her way into the record books. If she swims all seven of her scheduled events, she will break the record for most races for any U.S. woman. Missy is from Aurora, Colorado and hopes that doing well in the games will uplift her hometown which is still reeling after 12 people were shot to death at a movie theater there last week.

He is called the fastest man with no legs. South African Oscar Pistorius will be the first person to compete in the Olympics using prosthetic legs. After some controversy about whether prosthetics should be allowed in the Olympics, Pistorius will run the 400 meters and the 4x400 meter relay.

He is the man with no country. After escaping from war-torn South Sudan, Guor Marial is getting ready to run in his first Olympic games. Despite having no passport and officially no country, the 28-year-old marathoner was cleared by the IOC to compete at the London games under the Olympic flag.

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