Fab Five Finishes First In 2012 London Olympics

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team: Fab Five Wins Gold At 2012 London Olympics

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won gold Tuesday at the 2012 London Olympics as the Fab Five took home first place in the gymnastics team finals for the first time since 1996.

The Fab Five beat Russia by over five points, with a score of 183.596, reports Yahoo! News. Russia came in second with 178.530 points to earn silver, while Romania claimed the bronze.

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team was strong throughout the entire competition, giving gymnast Jordyn Wieber a chance at redemption after she failed to qualify for the women’s all-around competition.

Wieber’s huge smile throughout the competition on Tuesday was a huge difference from the tears the audience saw on Saturday, after she missed her shot at individual gold.

Russia, who are notoriously strong in women’s gymnastics, were close to the Americans score all day, until their final event — floor exercise. Ksenia Afanaseva finished her floor routine on her head and knees, giving Russia a disappointing finish according to The Chicago Tribune.

The Romanian girls also had issues throughout the day, although they were able to rally back to win the bronze.

Fab Five Take Home First Place Gold At London 2012 Olympics