The Rio Olympics have certainly been exciting and it has only been a few days! The Men’s gymnastics team really impressed during the qualifying round beating Japan and qualifying for the Team Final in 2nd place.
On night two of gymnastics qualifying the U.S. Women rocked the arena and crushed the competition. They started out on Floor and wowed the audience with their powerful and exciting routines. The U.S. Women continued the competition hitting 16 for 16 routines and finished strong on beam to bring their lead to nearly 10 points. That kind of separation is unheard of. It is an amazing accomplishment that all five members of the U.S. Team qualified for an event final which will take place later this week. Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will represent the United States in the All-Around competition.
Unfortunately in the Men’s Team Final, the U.S. Men had some mistakes that kept them from getting redemption from the 2012 London Games. They will once again come in fifth place. This is disappointing considering the fact that they looked so great during qualifying. It just wasn’t their night. There is still plenty of action coming up throughout the week and plenty of opportunities to increase the US medal count.
Make sure you tune in tomorrow night for the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final! Team USA is the team to beat. If they can hit all of their routines, they have a very strong chance at winning another gold medal. It will be an outstanding competition to witness. Good luck to Simone Biles and Aly Raisman in the All-Arount Final. They have been incredible leaders to this team and this is the moment that have been working towards.
I am also anxious to see their leotards because the leotards from qualifying were absolutely adorable. That’s what it’s all about right?