It’s hard to believe that women’s gymnastics only has 5 days of actual competition. The drama, grace, beauty, and upsets seem to have spanned the whole of the London Olympics. There have been extreme lows: from Jordyn Wieber dissolving into tears when she missed the all-around cut, to Viktoria Komova’s tears when she had to settle for silver, to Gabby Douglas falling off the beam in her final Olympic event, to McKayla Maroney’s face on the stand after she fell and lost her chance at sure-fire gold medal. But there have also been the extreme highs: Gabby Douglas‘ beautiful smile accepting her second gold medal of the games, Beth Tweddle clenching the first-ever medal in women’s gymnastics for Great Britain, Aly Raisman’s parents watching her slip into the all-around competition, and then Aly’s face first on the next night when she finished her floor routine and everyone knew the US had just clinched the team gold medal and then when she clinched individual gold on the floor exercise.
Either way, the path to multiple medals for the United States’ Fab Five gymnasts has been awesome to watch. Check out some of the best photos of Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, and Kyla Ross as they’ve flipped, jumped, and spun their way to one of the best American gymnastics teams in history.
Check out the photos in this post, and then head back to Newscom to see the best photos of the women’s gymnastics team from the London Olympics.