The “Final Five,” Team USA’s women’s gymnastics team claimed victory on Tuesday, winning gold in the team competition in Rio, NPR reports, defending their title from the 2012 Games.
The team, headlined by Simone Biles, crushed the competition, winning by an 8-point gap with Russia trailing in second place. The US’ final score was 184.897 points, while Russia secured 176.688 points.
According to NPR, it is the largest gap since the Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia by 8.997 points in Rome in 1960.
The amazingly talented Biles secured her first gold in her first Olympics and could be the start of a rush of medals for the 19-year-old powerhouse, who is bidding to become the first gymnast to secure five gold medals at a single Games, CNN reports.
Biles’ teammates, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas also made history that evening ,becoming the first US women to win three Olympic golds, the network notes.