Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Teens lead U.S. to gymnastics gold
A group of teenagers gave the United States its first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996.
High school-aged stars Gabby Douglas, 16, Jordyn Wieber, 17, McKayla Maroney, 16, Aly Raisman, 18, and Kyla Ross, 15, lived up to the hype and captured the team gold medal at the London Olympics on Tuesday. Their score of 183.596 was a comfortable five points better than silver medalist Russia. Romania won the bronze.
Wieber, the reigning world champion who failed to qualify for the all-around competition, led off for the Americans on vault. She pulled off one of the best Amanars of her life, and the United States never looked back.