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Members of the 2012 Women's Olympic Gymnastics team, Gabby Douglas, left, McKayla Maroney, right, react to the wind gust caused by the Marine One helicopter, with President Barack Obama aboard, as they watch the departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Obama had met privately with the team earlier in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Members of the 2012 Women's Olympic Gymnastics team, Gabby Douglas, left, McKayla Maroney, right, react …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama Thursday while on tour in Washington.

The group met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. The president was headed off to tour storm-damaged New York.

The gymnasts missed a White House appearance with the rest of the U.S. Olympic team earlier this year because of their national tour schedule.

The Fierce Five — Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber — claimed the gold at this summer's London Games. They signed leotards to give to Sasha and Malia Obama on their visit.

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