Never underestimate the element of chance in the making of an Olympic medalist. For example, Raj Bhavsar, who was twice passed over for the US Olympic Gymnastics team, finally got his big opportunity in 2008 as a substitute for the injured Paul Hamm. And, he came home with an Olympic medal (the fickle finger of fate!).
Name: Raj Bhavsar
Date of Birth: September 7, 1980 (Virgo)
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Height/Weight: 5'6"/119 lbs
--- 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, Team
--- 2003 World Championships silver medalist, Team
--- 2001 World Championships silver medalist, Team