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Photo: 3 Olympic Gymnasts Meet a Magic Giant

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After winning medals and hearts around the world, America's many Olympians are back in the U.S.A. making more dreams come true and enjoying the post-Games celebrations.

Take Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross, who were at the Dodger game on Labor Day to throw out the first pitch, and post next to a sports giant, Magic Johnson, who, not surprisingly towered over the petite ladies.

Kyla Ross shared one of the photos via Instagram:

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Photo by @kyla_ross96 via Instagram
Tuesday, Ross was one of five athletes honored in Costa Mesa, according to City News Service. She was joined by other locals: Misty May-Treanor, who has won three gold medals in beach volleyball and grew up in Costa Mesa; April Ross, who won a silver medal in women's beach volleyball and also grew up in Costa Mesa; Jake Gibb of the men's beach volleyball team who lives in Costa Mesa; and heptathlete Sharon Day who is a Costa Mesa native and Costa Mesa High School alum. Kyla Ross is from Aliso Viejo, and goes to Aliso Niguel High School and trains at the Costa Mesa-based Gym-Max Academy of Gymnastics.

We've got a lot of Olympic medal winners from London 2012 who call SoCal home; check out all 26 of them here.