Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va. helped the United States women's gymnastics team earn their first gold medal in the team gymnastics event since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics on Tuesday. Douglas participated in all four events of the team competition, the vault, uneven bars, the balance beam and the floor exercise.
In the vault, Douglas had the second highest score of any competitor in that event with a 15.966 score, bested only by fellow American McKayla Maroney's 16.233. On the uneven bars, Douglas' specialty, she finished with the best score of any American with a score of 15.2, sixth best of all competitors.
On the balance beam, Douglas again had the best score of the American competitors, a 15.233, good for fourth best of all competitors. In the floor exercise, Douglas had the third best score of any competitor with a score of 15.066. Fellow American Aly Raisman had the best score in that event with a score of 15.3.
Individual event for the gymnasts will be going on as they commence, with the Men's All-Around finals occurring Wednesday and the Women's All-Around finals on Thursday.
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