U.S. Women Gymnasts Dominate First Round At The Olympics
The women gymnasts who are representing the United States dominated the Olympics Sunday as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez all competed in Rio.
Though it was only the qualifying round, the U.S. team finished with 185.238 points while China had 175.27 and Russia with 174.620. (RELATED: Muslim Beach Volleyball Players Refuse To Show Skin — Even For The Olympics)
The top eight teams will compete in the team final Tuesday and the top 24 performers will compete in the individual all-around competition Thursday, with the final eight going on to compete in the floor exercise, vault, uneven bars and beam.
“I think today we made everyone proud,” Simone Biles, 19 said.
“And we all qualified for an event, so I don’t think Martha could have asked for anything better.” (RELATED: The Way The Women Volleyball Players Signal To Each Other At The Olympics Caught Everyone’s Attention)