A near-perfect vault by McKayla Maroney was probably the biggest highlight of the U.S. women's gymnastics team's Olympic gold medal win last night - even if the judges inexplicably docked her a quarter of a point.

McKayla, 16, nailed the vault, showcasing the Amanar - a tricky, near-impossible skill that just a handful of gymnasts in the world can do - with such precision, her coach couldn't believe her score wasn't the maximum.

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You can't blame Michael Phelps' mom Debbie for thinking he had this one.

The best swimmer ever held a half body-length lead in the final 15 meters of Tuesday's 200-meter butterfly, a race he hadn't lost in a major competition since 2001, when he obliterated the world record he still holds.

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Everyone together now: USA! USA! USA!

The women's gymnastics team took to the mat, the balance beam and the vault today in London and left absolutely no doubt in the minds of spectators or judges: they are the best in the world.

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