U.S. Women Win Gold

The U.S. women's gymnastics team bested the Russian team to take first place at the finals in London. The U.S. won with a final score of 183.596; 5 points ahead of the Russian team that scored 178.530. Romania came in third with 176.414. The win offered some redemption to U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber, who was hoping to bounce back in the wake of her failure to advance to the individual all-around finals on Sunday (she was bested by two teammates in the preliminaries, and there’s a two-competitors-per-country rule in the finals), which left her in tears. Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Ali Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney all competed in the finals, going up against women from Russia, China, Romania, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, and Canada.