**Spoiler Alert – If you have not yet watched the finals for the Women’s Gymnastics all-around Olympic competition and do NOT wish to the know the results yet, stop reading now, for those who wish to know how the event turned out, keep reading**
It is a great day to be part of Team USA’s “Fab 5″ as Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Kayla Ross, and Mckayla Maroney kept their first place standing during this afternoon’s women’s team all-around finals and earning the second ever gold medal in this event for the U.S.
Team USA start off on the vault where Maroney did what she was brought to the London 2012 games to do, stick her Amanar vault, earning her a high score of 16.233. Uneven Bars were next that event belongs to Douglas who after a solid routine earned a score of 15.2, which is the highest yet for the U.S. during these games. Both Ross and Wieber scored in the high 14′s on their bar routines.
Douglas was once again the rock star of the beam event, earning a 15.233 after a few wobbles and a small step back on her dismount. Her beam routine is the first time we’ve seen Douglas not flash that big, bright smile of hers which only meant one thing, she was in the zone. Team Captain Aly Raisman compete in her first event of the night on Beam and brought in a score of 14.933.
Going into our final event, The U.S. lead the pack followed by Russia, China and Romania. After a series of mistakes, China would be knocked down to forth allowing Romania to edge them out of the bronze medal. Russia however was a close tie until a series of falls in both their beam and floor exercise routines kept Team USA’s lead over them to high.
The final event for the U.S. was the floor routine were again Douglas, Wieber and Raisman would compete. During their qualification round in the same event on Sunday, both Douglas and Wieber stepped out of bounds, but today was a different story. All three girls brought solid routines that earned scores all in the low to mid 15′s. These scores were enough to secure the gold medal for Team USA, while Russia nabbed silver and Romania took home the bronze.
Some might remember back in 1996, the team dubbed the “ Magnificent Seven” brought home American’s first ever gold medal in the team all-around event and now, 16 years later the “Fab Five” have done it again.
On Thursday, August 2 both Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will compete in the individual all-around event each trying to take home that one gold medal.
Tune into NBC and NBCOlympics.com tomorrow as Danell Leyva and John Orozco compete in the men’s gymnastics individual all-around.
London 2012 Olympic Women's Gymnastics All Around Finals
[photos via NBC Olympics]