The US Women’s Gymnastics Team Won Gold After A Gravity-Defying Performance

The Final Five took first place by more than 8 points — the most dominant victory since gymnastics scoring was overhauled in 2006.

Team USA won gold Tuesday in the women’s gymnastics team final, beating Russia and China by the largest margin ever since the scoring system was overhauled in 2006.

Team USA won gold Tuesday in the women's gymnastics team final, beating Russia and China by the largest margin ever since the scoring system was overhauled in 2006.

Team USA racked up 184.897 points to Russia's 176.688 and China's 176.003.

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Simone Biles, who had the highest individual score in qualifiers, was the US team’s final athlete of the afternoon on floor exercise.

Simone Biles, who had the highest individual score in qualifiers, was the US team's final athlete of the afternoon on floor exercise.

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As fans have come to expect, she dominated with a high-flying, powerful routine.

As fans have come to expect, she dominated with a high-flying, powerful routine.

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Seriously, look at this.

Seriously, look at this.

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