U.S. Gymnastics Team now dubbed ‘The Final Five’ – here’s why!August 10, 2016
G98.7FM Olympic News
The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team dominated Tuesday’s all-around competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, walking away with the gold – and a new nickname.
Now dubbed “The Final Five,” the team gymnasts – Simone Biles, 19, Gabby Douglas, 20, Raisman, 22, Madison Kocian, 19, and Laurie Hernandez, 16, won by more than eight points in the Rio Olympic Arena.
The girls explained that their new nickname refers to their coach Marta Karolyi, who will retire after the Rio 2016 Olympics.
“Without her none of this would have been possible,” Raisman explained on the Today show earlier today.
The name also refers to the number of gymnast to represent the U.S. at the next Olympic games – which will now be 4.
The current medal count for the U.S. is 27 (10 Gold, 8 Silver, 9 Bronze).
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