4 years ago, the five Americans stared at the scoreboard, together since they awaited their destiny. It wasn’t unsure in London. The Fierce Five won gold by greater than two points. However they weren’t yet used to winning at that level, less than accustomed to controlling the rest of the world.
As the American gymnasts awaited the ending score at Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday, they hugged. They laughed all together. So they barely explored.
Since 2012, they’ve become undisputedly the best side in the world. Simone Biles’ floor score on their concluding event of the night was a mere formality in a tournament the Americans won by a jaw-dropping margin.
The United States have scored 184.897 to defeat second-place Russia by above eight points. Which was above double the gap between silver and final spot.