It’s hard to forget the moment when the Fierce Five won Gold during the Olympic Team Finals in London four years ago, and now for the first time ever, USA women’s gymnastics has done it for the second time in a row.
On Tuesday (August 9), the girls that will go down in history as “The Final Five” (as announced right after their win) took home the gold as a team after a nearly perfect performance.
Golden girls again!
For the first time ever, USA women’s gymnastics wins team gold in a second straight Olympics. pic.twitter.com/1PSAyb7DSu
— ESPN (@espn) August 9, 2016
It all started on the vault when Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, and Simone Biles made it look easy against their competition, scoring impressive points to kickoff the competition.
Next, team USA moved to the uneven bars when Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian had an opportunity to show off their skills.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won gold by an INCREDIBLE 8.209 points. Second Olympic team gold for @Aly_Raisman and @gabrielledoug
— SI Olympics (@si_olympics) August 9, 2016
After the bars came the beam where Simone, Aly, and Laurie all competed with absolute ease.
The Final Five finished off their team finals with the floor where the same three girls competed to take home the gold. Simone’s score of a 15.8 was the highest of the entire competition and sealed the deal for them to take center stage on the podium.
It was an incredibly exciting team finals in Rio, where Team USA beat out the silver medalists, Russia, by an incredible 8.209 points. China took home the bronze medal.
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