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USA women romp to Rio Olympics gymnastics team gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Four years ago, the five Americans stared at the scoreboard, hand in hand as they awaited their fate.

It wasn’t in doubt in London. The Fierce Five won gold by more than two points. But they weren’t yet used to winning at that level, not quite accustomed to dominating the rest of the world.

As the American gymnasts awaited the final score at Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday, they hugged. They laughed together. And they barely looked up.