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Medals awarded in women's gymnastics team final
The U.S. led wire to wire in defending their women's gymnastics team gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.</p> The team posted a total score of 184.897 across four events, averaging 15.408 per routine.</p> Russia won silver with a combined score of 176.688 and China won bronze with a score of 176.003.</p> [WATCH THE OLYMPICS IN RIO WITH THE HELP OF THE OLYMPIC VIEWING GUIDE]</p> The U.S. pulled out front on their first rotation, posting a combined score of 46.866 on the vault to narrowly lead Russia by 0.7 points. All three Americans scored over 15 points on the vault performances, with Aly Raisman (15.833) and Simone Biles (15.933) leading the way.</p> The race never got closer than that the rest of the way.</p> Gabby Douglas (15.766) and Madison Kocian (15.933) were especially strong on the uneven bars in the team's second rotation and Biles' 14.800 was the lowest score any of the U.S. gymnasts would post Tuesday.</p>Team USA finished out the competition on the balance beam and the floor exercises, with only Lauren Hernandez's 14.833 on the floor falling below 15 points the rest of the way.
Biles put a bow on the title by turning in a 15.800 on the team's third and final floor routine.
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