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Christine Busardo, Staff Writer

Many people have heard about the “Fab Five” which includes five girls named Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney.

The “Fab Five” are the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team and won gold this past summer with a score of 183.596, bringing home first place at the 2012 London Olympics. The U.S team beat their rivals, the Russian team who were truly disappointed with their silver.

Throughout the competition the “Fab Five” were strong, even through the ups and downs. For three of the four events the U.S. had the highest score and were two points in front of Russia, by the end of the competition they were five points ahead. Without the five of them it could not have been possible, “Everyone did their job and was completely amazing. I am so excited,” said Wieber.

The U.S. nailed three of the best vaults and Maroney soared high and landed without even moving. The last competition was the floor routines and each of them nailed them with confidence.

At the end of the Competition, the “Fab Five” hold their gold medals high in the air, waving with huge smiles on their faces in front of the roaring crowd.

The five young gymnasts made American gymnastics history because of the fact that they won gold for the first time since 1996. This is just the beginning for these girls and there will be a lot more coming up for them in competitions and maybe will be seen in the next Olympics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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