Unless you’ve been off the grid, by now you’ve heard of the U.S. women’s Olympic team’s gold medal win at the London games.
The women were dominant from start to finish, blasting through the vault, turning in solid performances on the high beam and uneven bars, and bringing it home on the floor exercise.
With a score of 183.596, the Fab 5–as they’ve been dubbed—easily beat gymnastics powerhouses Russia (178.530) and Romania (176.414), and capturing the first gymnastics gold medal for Team USA since 1996.
Reigning champion Jordyn Wieber overcame mounting pressure to turn in crowd-pleasing performances, and “The Flying Squirel,” Gabby Douglas, led her team with near-perfect routines that left the audience cheering.
Up next for the ladies? Gabby Douglas and her teammate Aly Raisman will compete on Thursday in the all-around competition, where they are both expected to be in medal contention.
Did you watch the gymnastics competition? Will you be tuning in Thursday night to watch Gabby Douglass go for gold?
*Photo via John Leyba, The Denver Post