10 amazing things the US women's gymnastics team accomplished in Rio

Posted By on August 16, 2016

The United States’ women’s gymnastics team has been so good, so dominant in Rio de Janeiro that it helps to spell out their accomplishments. Ready?

(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

1. They won team gold, beating out China by 8.209 points

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports )

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports )

2. At least one U.S. woman medaled in every individual competition

(AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

(AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

3. The first team to have nine medals from one Olympics since the USSR in 1972

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

4. Simone Biles’ four gold medals ties her with Larissa Latynina, Ecaterina Szabo and Vera Caslavaska for the most at one Olympics.

( AFP PHOTO / Thomas COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

( AFP PHOTO / Thomas COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

5. She’s also won every all-around world or Olympic medal since Gabby Douglas won all-around Olympic gold in London.

(USA TODAY Sports Images)

(USA TODAY Sports Images)

6. The all-around women’s competition has been won by an American for four straight Olympics.

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

7. Over two Olympics, Aly Raisman now has six medals, putting her just behind Shannon Miller for the most by an American woman.

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

8. In taking first and second in all-around, Biles and Raisman join Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson (2008), Romania’s Simona Amanar and Maria Olaru (2000) and Latynina and Sofiya Muratova for the USSR (1960) as the only teammates to take the top two steps of podium.

(Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)

(Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)

9. With vault, Biles is the first American to win gold on the vault, and just the fourth American woman to win any medal on the apparatus.

(Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)

(Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)

10. Thanks to medals won by Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles on beam, the United States has at least one balance beam medal in four straight Olympics.

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