The world is raving about the US women’s national team, not since the famous 1996 Olympics in Atlanta has a team received so much attention. The team, led by all-around champion Jordyn Wieber was nearly flawless throughout the performance prompting their coach to dub the “the greatest of all time”. The gold-laden team included sensation Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman that led the American team in all events including floor exercise, balance beam, and more. The team gave individual quotes on the win that included,
Douglas on the importance of a strong start on vault: "We were all spot on. We stuck three 2.5 (Amanar vaults) and its contagious. I'm so proud of these girls. We did awesome. A lot of hard work and sacrifice in the gym, and it all pays off."
Maroney on her role after competing on vault, her only event of the night: "I just wanted them to do so well and I'm just so proud of them. I was screaming and yelling. That last event on floor was really exhilarating, but amazing at the same time. I don't think I will ever, ever forget that."
Raisman on having to wait until the third event to compete: "I just kept moving and cheering on the Team USA girls. When the Russians were going, I didn't pay attention to them. It wasn't that bad. It went by pretty quick."
Ross on the U.S. accomplishing its goal of a team gold: "We all did our events the best that we could and hit our routines, and we are all really proud of each other. It was really fun watching floor. McKayla and I were together cheering as loud as we could. We were screaming so loud."
Wieber on working as a team: "This couldn't be possible without everyone stepping up today. Everyone did their job and was completely amazing. I am so excited."