The United States women’s gymnastics team finished the competition with a score of 184.897, 8 points ahead of Russia. The “Final Five” team is leaving their legacy as best team in the history of the sport.
“It’s never 100 percent perfect but I think we showed that our gymnastics is of the highest level,” legendary team coordinator Martha Karolyi said.
Gabby Douglas scored a 15.766 on the uneven bars, her only event of the team final competition. Simone Biles, came in with a 14.8. Madison Kocian’s 15.866 was the highest on bars for the evening. Click here to watch Douglas’ bar routine.
At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Gabby won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions.
Douglas earned a third gold medal in the team final with her solid performance on the uneven bars, emphasized by a stuck double layout landing.
Douglas, who became the first American to win gold in both the team competition and the individual all-around in 2012, won’t be given an opportunity defend her gold in the all-around. Although she had the third-highest score of 61 gymnasts, Douglas will not compete in the final because only two gymnasts per country are allowed to compete in the final of any event. Americans, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, finished first and second, respectively.