Yesterday the “Fierce 5” made history and snagged the U.S. women’s gymnastics team their first gold medal since 1996 – who can forget the “Magnificent Seven,” right? This competition was intense, but in the end the U.S. beat out both Russia and Romania with a team score of 183.596. Russia won silver with a 178.530 and Romania won the bronze scoring a 176.414.
So, who are the “Fierce 5” you ask? A few weeks ago, we named them our Renegade Chicks of the Week! The team consists of five powerhouses: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. For the team finals, three gymnasts competed on each event. The Huffington Post reports: “The 16-year-old Douglas performed in each of the rotations while Wieber was called on for the floor, vault and uneven bars. Raisman worked the floor and the beam, with Ross performing on the beam and the uneven bars. Maroney was the only U.S. gymnast with just one event but no one on the team registered a score higher than her 16.233 on vault. That score was the highest of all competitors in the team final.” These ladies held nothing back and now have a team gold medal to prove it.
Although Wieber has missed her chance at competing in the all-around competition, Douglas and Raisman will go on to compete. They have made the U.S. proud and we can’t wait to see their fierceness yet again in the next couple of days. Rock on Renegades!