On Tuesday, the United States grabbed the gold in the women’s gymnastics team event for the first time in 16 years thanks to the dazzling, combined efforts of the Fab Five.
Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross completed their round with a top score of 183.596, five points below Russia, whose competitors took the silver medal. The bronze medal went to Romania, with China finishing in a surprising fourth place, after taking the gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The journey wasn’t exactly a smooth one for #TeamUSA’s Fab Five after projected leader, Jordyn Wieber, failed to qualify for Thursday’s all-around competition. Still, the ladies stuck together and warmed the hearts of America with their displayed teamwork, sportsmanship, graceful performances.
Celebrities, top tweeters, and pro athletes alike took the time to congratulate the young icons via Twitter: