USA Womens Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal - 2012 Summer London Olympics

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The US women's gymnastics team was both fabulous and ferocious as it dominated the team finals at the 2012 London Olympics. The US women captured the gold medal with an overall score of 183.596. Russia scored a 178.530 to take the silver and Romania won the bronze with a score of 176.414. The 2012 US women's gymnastics team is composed of Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. According to the Olympic format, each team selects three gymnasts for each of the four apparatuses in the final -- balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor. The 16-year-old Douglas performed in each of the rotations while Wieber was called on for the floor, vault and uneven bars. Raisman worked the floor and the beam, with Ross performing on the beam and the uneven bars. Maroney was the only US gymnast with just one event but no one on the team registered a score higher than her 16.233 on vault. That score was the highest of all competitors in the team final. Russia was the primary challenger for the US team in middle stages of the competition but completely fell apart during the floor routine, with two gymnasts falling during their routines. After Russia's mistakes, the US team headed to the floor knowing three solid performances would likely win them the gold. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman delivered impressive floor routines to clinch the first team gold for the US since the "Magnificent Seven" won in 1996. After Douglas opened up the US turn on... USA Womens Gymnastics Team Wins Gold Medal - 2012 Summer London Olympics Olympics Schedule



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