Four years after Aly Raisman captained the Fierce Five to Olympic gymnastics team gold in London, the now 22-year old gymnast did it again at Rio 2016 on Aug. 9. The star-studded#FinalFive, comprised of world all-around and national champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas, uneven bars co-world champ Madison Kocian, and newcomer Laurie Hernandez, won the title by a decisive eight-point margin.

#FinalFiveclaims gymnastics gold over Russia

All four members of the #FinalFive posted high scores as they tumbled and danced their way toward a gold medal-worthy Rio 2016 gymnastics team final score of 184.897.

They also posted the highest cumulative mark on every event. Veteran Aliya Mustafina led Team Russia to the silver medal (176.688), while the quintet representing China earned the bronze (176.003). Team Japan, whose male counterparts scored the gold in the men's final yesterday, placed just out of the medals in fourth.

Why are they called the #FinalFive?

The team adopted the #FinalFive moniker for two distinct reasons. Firstly, they represent the end of the line for long-time USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, who plan to retire following the games, and secondly, they are the last Olympic gymnastics team that will feature five members. The teams that compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games will feature just four members each, according to reports.

Former Olympic champs send congratulations

After Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian secured the gold, congratulations from past Olympic gymnastics champions poured in via social media. Among the well-wishers were Amanda Borden, who won gold as part of Magnificent Seven at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics; Kerri Strug, who literally vaulted her way into American sports history at the 1996 games; and 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

Great things were expected of the #FinalFive before the start of Rio 2016, and to date, they haven't disappointed. They won the team qualifiers on Aug. 7 by nearly 10 points over their nearest competitors, and will have at least one gymnast competing in every event final, with the heavily favored Simone Biles and Aly Raisman competing in the all-around, Biles on vault, Madison Kocian and Gabby Douglas on the uneven bars, Biles and Laurie Hernandez on balance beam, and Biles and Raisman on floor exercise.

Raisman is the 2012 Olympic floor exercise champion.

The #FinalFive will continue their Olympic journey with the Rio 2016 gymnastics all-around final on Aug. 11.

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