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Relive the Final Five's peerless run at Olympic team gold

Laurie Hernandez on beam in the women's gymnastics team final at 2016 Rio Olympics
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Relive the Final Five's peerless run at Olympic team gold

Some of the best moments from the U.S. women's gymnastics team's golden night
Before they became the "Final Five," Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman had 12 routines in front of them. 12 chances to shine or falter, to make history or leave with regret. 
 
They stepped up to the challenge, winning the gold medal in the women's gymnastics competition by over eight points. Here are some of the best routines and moments from the U.S. women.
 

The team starts on vault, where team captain Raisman finds the perfect time to do the perfect vault

 

2012 Olympic all-around champion Douglas and 2015 world uneven bars co-champion Kocian grew the team's lead with uneven bars brilliance

 

Next to balance beam, where Biles didn't let a small wobble stop her from earning the night's top score on the event

 

Far in front of the field, three floor routines turned into victory dances

 
 

When it becomes official, the winning team announces their chosen nickname

 

Receiving their well-deserved gold medals

 

Watch the full replay of the women's gymnastics team final

 

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