Gold again: US women’s gymnasts dominate in Rio – Los Angeles Times

Who would have thought that the one crying would be a crusty Romanian-born coach, self-described as “very tough,” and not any of her five winsome U.S. Olympic gymnasts?

Gold has a way of overturning conventional wisdom.

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian gave a teary-eyed national team coordinator Martha Karolyi the ultimate retirement present by winning the Olympic women’s gymnastics team event Tuesday.

Call it a two-peat for the London gold medalists. The women beat Russia by a stunning 8.2 points, bettering the five points of four years ago.  China also landed on the podium with a bronze-medal effort.


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