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U.S. women's gymnastics wins gold

Updated: August 1, 2012, 8:52 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- One by one, the Americans thundered down the runway, soared high above the vault and slammed into the mat.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

When the fireworks were over, so was everybody else's chance for the gold medal.

The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some Tuesday night, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996. Their score of 183.596 was a whopping five points better ...

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