The team portion of the women's gymnastics competition at the 2012 London Olympic games has gone final, and for the first time since 1996 Team USA captured a gold medals. The squad, which features Needham, MA native Aly Raisman, beat out Russia and Romania, which both won silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Overall, Team USA compiled a total score of 189.596, a tally that was well ahead of Russia (178.530) and Romania (176.414).
The USA and Russia entered its final rotation in a tight race, but a fall by Russia's Anastasia Grishina on the floor exercise led to a disappointing score of 12.466 and ended the hopes of any comeback. Raisman's score of a 15.3 on the floor exercise helped Team USA cement the victory.
Below are the complete results for the women's team competition:
- United States
- Great Britain