By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Jul 31, 2012 02:53 PM EDT
The USA Gymnastics team won the gold on July 31 for the women's gymnastics final, winning the country's first Olympic gold since the Summer Olympics in 1996.
Their score of 183.596 put them ahead of Russia by five points. Romania won the bronze medal.
It was apparent that a strong team such as America's would make it to the top and break the cursed losing streak that has befallen the U.S since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.
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Within Team USA, Gabby Douglas came in first and Mckayla Maroney came in second. Douglas, 16, was a gold medalist at the 2011 World Championships with her team in Tokyo and came in first for the uneven beam at the 2012 Visa Championships and the Secret U.S. Classic.
The 'Fab Five" have now won the first team Olympic gold medal for USA since the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The Soviet Union has 200 Olympic gymnastics medals in total, 81 of them being gold, with USA in second with 94 Olympic gymnastics medals.
The July 31 game marks the last gymnastics competition in the 2012 Olympics. The Games began with the official opening ceremony in London on July 27 and will go until Aug. 12.
The Olympics Games cater to 12 men's teams and 12 women's gymnastics teams, with a maximum of five athletes per team.
Jordyn Wieber,17, was eliminated towards qualifying in the all-around Women's Individual finals. In the 2011 World Championship, she won the bronze for the balance beam and this year is back to do the same feat but hopefully to win the gold. She helped Team USA in Tokyp to win gold over Russia and China. In Tuesday's final women's team competition, Wieber performed on the balance beam, Gabby Douglas did the uneven bars, McKayla Maroney did the vault and Aly Raisman showed her skills on the floor round.
Watch a replay of the entire event here.
Click HERE for a collection of photos from the final competition, provided by Yahoo.
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