It’s time to tumble, vault and stick the landing! The U.S. women’s gymnastic teams look to repeat as champs as the All-Around Team Final takes place on Aug. 9. It’s going to be and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see. Click to watch.
Forget Kevin Durant, 27, and the rest of the US Men’s basketball squad. The real “Dream Team” is Simone Biles, 19, Gabby Douglas, 20, Aly Raisman, 22, Laurie Hernandez, 16, and Madison Kocian, 19. These women will compete for the gold at the Rio 2016 gymnastics all-around team event on Aug. 9. These amazing women spring into action at 3:00 PM ET so be sure to watch every thrilling second.
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The American were just absolutely fierce in qualifying for the final. They finished with a score of 185.238, nearly 10 whole points ahead of China (175.279.) Simone scored the best on balance beam, floor exercise and vault, while Madison shined on the uneven bars. In fact, the Americans are so good, they ended up competing against themselves!
With Team USA cruising to the team finals, the drama was found during the women’s individual all-around competition. Gabby, who won the gold medal during the 2012 London Olympics, was shut out despite finishing in third place. Because of the rule that only two athletes from a single country can compete in the final, Gabby watched as Simone and Aly advanced without her. That means 22 other gymnasts with scores lower than Gabby could possibly win the gold.
With this being Gabby’s only shot at scoring a medal at Rio 2016, the stakes are high. They’re even higher for Simone. She is on track to become the first female gymnast to win five gold Olympic medals, per NBC Sports.
After she blew away the rest of the competition, scoring 62.366 while no non-American even cracked 59 points, it’s a safe bet that she’s going to lead her squad to Olympic glory.
Who do you think will win the gold medal, HollywoodLifers? Are you USA, all the way? Or do you think China will claim the championship?