For the first time since the Atlanta Games in 1996, the U.S. women's gymnastics team won the gold medal at the Olympics. Here are some shots from the event.
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The elated and stuff-of-legends team celebrates its gold medal in team all-around finals. The 2012 team, nicknamed The Fab Five, left silver-medal Russia in the dust by a massive five-point lead.
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Reigning all-around World Champion Jordyn Wieber congratulates teammate Gabby Douglas after the gold medal announcement.
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Overwhelmed with emotion, team captain Aly Raisman rejoices with her team after it claimed the all-around gold medal, besting Russia and China, the 2008 all-around team champions.
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Team members ( from left) Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross react to seeing Raisman's final floor routine score, making Team USA's first place victory official.
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McKayla Maroney's coach, Arthur Akopyan, congratulates her after her nearly flawless vault. Maroney, the world champion in vault, competed in only her signature event for the team.
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Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the team, celebrates with her coach, Jenny Zhang, after her performance.
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Untouchable gold medalists (from left) Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross celebrate while crowds cheer during the medal ceremony.
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Gabby Douglas keeps her eyes on the beam during her routine for the Team Final competition. After a disappointing fall on the balance beam during the Visa Championships earlier this year, Douglas posted a solid 15.233 on beam.
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Kyla Ross shows the utmost concentration during her uneven bar routine .
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Reigning World Champion Jordyn Wieber performs her uneven bar routine during Team Finals. Wieber, who was knocked out of the running for Olympic individual all-around, still strengthened the team, competing in all events except balance beam.
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Gabby Douglas anchored her team on uneven bars, completing one of her most solid routines in her career.
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Douglas vaulted second for Team USA and nailed her landing, helping the team get off to an impressive start.
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McKayla Maroney competed in only one event at Team Finals: the vault, in which she is the uncontested world champion. Maroney is the only specialist on the team and is expected to take the individual gold in vault.
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The Women's Gymnastic Olympic Champions celebrate their gold together. The 2012 women's victory will be remembered as "one of the most iconic moments," said former Olympian Shawn Johnson.
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Kyla Ross showing her great form on the balance beam during the Olympic Team Finals. Ross competed on beam and uneven bars to help lead Team USA to gold.
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Aly Raisman soars above the balance beam, and although she scored a 14.933, it was enough to keep the US in the lead.
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Kyla Ross leaps above the balance beam during Olympic Team Finals. After the beam routines in the third rotation, Team USA led Russia by over a point.
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Kyla Ross, at only 15-years-old, exhibits perfect form on her balance beam routine. Ross made no major errors on her beam routine and scored 15.133 to help Team USA maintain its lead at the end of the third rotation.
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