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.
The quintet of Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney EASILY captured the Gold Medal a few moments ago, destroying second place Russia by five points. The U.S. squad finished with a total of 183.596.
The victory ought to be especially sweet for Wieber, who was left in tears on Sunday after she failed to advance to the final round of the individual competition.
America last took home the top prize at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Stars and stripes and perfectly stuck dismounts forever, citizens. Stars and stripes and perfectly stuck dismounts forever.