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Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 4

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The U.S. women’s gymnastics team gave retiring national team coordinator Martha Karolyi a fitting send off in the Olympic finals on Tuesday night, as they won second straight gold in all-around gymnastics.

Russia, which wasn’t sure it would even be included in the games until just days before the opening ceremonies, won silver. China took bronze.

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For 19-year old Simone Biles, it marks the start of what could be a gold rush, who is bidding to become the first gymnast to five gold medals at a single Games. Lauren Hernandez and Madison Kocian joined Biles in taking home a gold from their first Olympics.

Finally, its a moment of history for Biles’ teammates Aly Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas, who became the first US women to win three Olympic gold medals.

Its the third time the US has taken the title, with the “Final Five” adding to triumphs in 1996 and 2012.

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