U.S. Women Take Home Gold Medal In Gymnastics
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team dominated the competition and brought home the gold medal for the first time since 1996. They beat their nearest competitor, which was Russia, by a whopping 5 points. The rest of the world didn’t stand a chance as the team competition was over early.
The second place Russians looked shocked as they stood on the sidelines in tears. The contest was over by the time the Americans came to the last event, which was the floor exercise, and it became a victory party for the “Fab Five”.
Gabby Douglas, Jordon Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Aly Raisman dominated from start to finish on all aspects of the team event. It has been 16 years since the “Magnificent Seven” won the gold for the U.S. women’s team in Atlanta, with a dramatic vault on one leg by Kerri Strug.
The American women had been the favorite in the last two Olympics, but couldn’t find the right stuff during the tension filled event. This time around they outlasted every country and didn’t make any big mistakes. Russia, who kept shooting themselves in the foot, brought home the silver medal, and Romania won the bronze.
This was a huge victory for the U.S. after the men’s gymnastics team couldn’t avoid so many costly errors. The women exuded confidence since the very first rotation. Nothing was going to stop them on their way to the gold medal. The U.S. is off to a good start in the 30th Olympiad.
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