The US Women's Gymnastics team lived up to expectations won the team gold on Tuesday.
The Americans won their first team gold since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in outstanding fashion. The US finished five points in front of the silver medalist Russian squad.
The Americans closed out their performance with a floor routine, but the event already seemed to be locked up.
When the final score came down, the arena filled with chants of "U-S-A!, U-S-A!" while the Russians cried along the sidelines. Many say that this US team going into the Olympics was the strongest they have ever had and they proved it by routing the field.
Former coach and coach of the 1996 gold medal winning team, Bela Karolyi, said of this current team, "I think this is a more even team with their performances. The 1996 team had ups and downs."