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Aug 10 2016 by Francis Osborne
Biles, competing in her first Olympic Games, led the charge as the United States women won gold in the team competition Tuesday. I mean Russian Federation did end up winning the silver, and China took the bronze.
That's the day the world gymnastics champion, who on Tuesday (Aug. 9) led the USA women's gymnastics team to the gold medal in Rio, goes to church with her family.
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The gold-medal winning women's team in 1996 - coached by Martha Karolyi's husband, Bela - was called the Magnificent Seven. All three Americans scored over 15 points on the vault performances, with Aly Raisman (15.833) and Simone Biles (15.933) leading the way.
"We are so successful because we believe in ourselves", said the three-time world champion and the most decorated gymnast of all time who will also go for individual all-around Olympic gold on 11 August. Karolyi, now 73, is handing off coaching duties after the Olympics, and this was the finest way possible the team could have honored her.
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Biles, Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman also gave retiring.
With two consecutive Olympic golds and world championships titles in 2011, 2014 and 2015, the USA women have made a seemingly unbreakable habit of winning.
A score of 15.800 confirmed the result and gave the US their second successive team gold. They were always the clear favorites to win the competition but it's the margin that has surprised everyone and won the women's gymnastics team accolades from all across the globe. But China lost precious points after Mao Yi fell during her floor routine, leaving the Asian country with a total of 176.003 points and the bronze medal. Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian had a tougher time in the 100-meter freestyle, grabbing the 16th and final spot for Tuesday night's semifinals. I mean that just sort of says something about, you know, who she is and how good that she is.
Standing at 4-foot-8 in front of a crush of reporters, she sounded and looked her age more than at any point during competition.
In fact when she was on the floor exercise, she was the final competitor tonight.
Gabby Douglas competes on the uneven bars during the women's team gymnastics final Tuesday during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The group - Biles, Raisman, Douglas, Kocian and Hernandez - dubbed themselves "The Final Five" as a nod to Karolyi.