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The women’s gymnastics team from the USA won gold in stunning style at the London 2012 Olympics, coming first in 3 out of 4 apparatus.

McKayla Maroney topped an incredible team vaulting performance with this massive vault, which the BBC commentator called the best she’d ever seen (in either men’s or women’s competition), which scored 16.233.

Gabrielle Douglas appeared on all 4 apparatus, yet her lowest score was a huge 15.066 in a beautiful floor routine. She was also stunning on beam.

Aly Raisman got the highest score on floor with an exhilarating routine that was the climax to the entire final. 

Kyla Ross gave assured and elegant performances on uneven bars and bar, helping her team finish first on the latter.

Jordyn Wieber showed nerves of steel in recovering from the disappointment of not qualifying for the individual all-around final, pushing her team to victory on no less than 3 apparatus.

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