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London 2012: Artistic gymnastics men's rings aren't the only thing to celebrate today

London 2012 artistic gymnastics men's rings: Google celebrates artistic gymnastics today with a Doodle on men's rings. The US women also have something to celebrate, taking the team gold medal easily in Tuesday's competition.


London 2012 artistic gymnastics men's rings: The US women celebrate their gold medal team gymnastics win at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31. Left to right: Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross.

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With events like vault, men's rings, and the women's uneven bars, artistic gymnastics can seem daunting. But on Tuesday, the US women made it all look so easy.

The US women's gymnastics team beat China, Romania, and Russia soundly with a score of 183.596 to win the team gold medal. After a poor floor exercise performance Russia finished five points behind the US for the silver. Romania and China fought it out for the bronze medal, Romania winning it on the vault in the last rotation.

The US was solid, if not spectacular in all the events, beginning with McKayla Maroney's 16.23 vault score, the highest of the day, and ending with three floor exercise scores at 15.0 or above by Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and Aly Raisman. 


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