US Dominates Team Competition
Who is the best gymnastics team in the world? This question was again answered today with gold at the team finals.
It was all part of their strategy, Raisman explained in a pre-Olympic interview. “We’re going in as the best team in the world,” Raisman said. “So we should carry ourselves that way, not be scared and shaky because we have that pressure. It should be the opposite.
“You know, you walk in like you’re number one and I think that’s intimidating to everyone else.”
Finally, floor, again with Hernandez, Raisman and Biles. Raisman is the reigning Olympic champion on floor while Biles is the reigning world champion, and they showed why. Raisman stuck nearly every landing while Biles nearly flipped to the rafters in her routine that uses music from the movie Rio.
Russia finished in second place, followed by China in third. It was Russia’s second consecutive silver, while China was missed the podium in London but won team gold at their home Olympics in Beijing.