__papillon (__papillon) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

US Women win Gold at Gymnastics Worlds 2014.

Jenny Zhang (head coaches get a medal too, lol), Simone Biles, Mykayla Skinner, Alyssa Baumann, Madison Kocian, Madison Desch (alternate), Ashton Locklear, Kyla Ross.

NANNING, China (AP) — World all-around champion Simone Biles led the United States to the gold medal in the women's team event at the gymnastics world championships on Wednesday.

The U.S. finished with a total of 179.280 points to defend the title it won at the 2011 worlds in Tokyo.

Host China was second with 172.587, followed by 2010 champion Russia with 171.462.

Biles survived a rare wobble on the balance beam and scored 15.375 in the final rotation on the floor as the U.S. wrapped up a convincing win over China.

"Overall today, it went really well for every single girl that competed," Biles said. "We had a couple of mistakes, at least I did, but other than that it went really well."

The U.S. women won every event except the beam, which China led. Their biggest margin of victory was on the floor where the Americans led China by almost four points.

The U.S. has dominated international competition for most of the last decade and used a victory at the 2011 worlds to propel it to the top of the podium at the London Olympics.

Romania was fourth with 170.963 points followed by Italy (169.023) and Britain (168.495).

Kyla Ross of the U.S. has been nursing a hip injury but was able to perform well in all four events.

"I'm glad to be able to compete in all four events and help the team," Ross said. "In London, doing only two adds a little more pressure because you have to do those two really well."

MyKayla Skinner (I'm pretty sure her one armed Cheng is being scored higher internationally than it is domestically lol)

Ashton Locklear

Kyla Ross

Madison Kocian (you can tell what gym she comes from heh heh heh)

Simone Biles

Alyssa Baumann

Yahoo Sports//USAG FB

I can't find the routines on YT cos it's blocked in my country, but I think they should be up on the USAG YT. Anyway, the US had practically no competition. I can't believe they topped China on Uneven Bars of all things lol (they made major mistakes, but it's still crazy). Queen Musty forgot her hairspray.
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