From across the Pteromyini world, squirrels of all shapes and sizes are coming together in London to root for a pair of our own in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
60kg American Greco-Roman wrestler Ellis Coleman comes by his "Flying Squirrel" nickname on the strength of his signature takedown, seen here:
The Oak Park, IL native actually has a pet squirrel named Rocky (natch), and while he's unlikely to take home a medal, he's already at the top of the G:TB podium.
In what might pass for a bizarre coincidence if one didn't know of Scuridae's plans for world domination, the U.S. delegation in London boasts another Flying Squirrel. 16 year-old Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas earned her moniker as a result of her inordinate bounce and athleticism. Unlike Coleman, Douglas is one of two Americans favored to contend for all-around gold, and is poised to lead the U.S. women to their first team gold since 1996.