Olympics: US women take team gold in gymnastics

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Updated: July 31, 2012

For the first time since Kerri Strug nailed her final vault attempt on one good ankle in 1996, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic’s team are the best in the world once again.

Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross easily captured the team gold medal Tuesday from the London Summer Olympics holding off Russia who ended up taking the silver.

After Douglas got the high score on the floor exercise, Raisman sealed the deal with another solid performance on the exercise to send Team USA to victory. In the end the U.S. finished with a final score of 183.596 which was five points more than Russia. Romania ended up with the Bronze.

Ref: Associated Press

 

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