Team USA wins second-straight Olympic gold in women's gymnastics team final

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Dominant? Yup. Dramatic? Nope.

The U.S. dominated the field at women’s team all-around finals Tuesday, besting second-place Russia by more than eight points, en route to their second-straight gold. The gold medalists at the 2014 and ’15 world championships, the Americans entered the competition as heavy favorites and they did not disappoint.

Leading the way for the U.S. was Simone Biles who excelled across several apparatuses. Madison Kocian also impressed on the bars, earning an event-best 15.9333 for her performance.

NBC won’t show the broadcast on national TV until primetime tonight, but Sports Illustrated broke down all the action as it happened live. Scroll down to find all the analysis from SI’s Brian Cazeneuve and Chris Chavez from the Rio Olympic Arena in Brazil.

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