As expected, the Americans have come out firing in the women's team gymnastics final.
Starting with their strongest event, the United States vaulted past China and Russia to take the lead with three Amanar vaults in a row — a very difficult move.
Jordyn Wieber started things off with a 15.933, Gabby Douglas followed with a 15.966 and McKayla Maroney polished the event off with a stunning 16.233.
Maroney exploded off the vault, soared through the air and drilled the landing with a big smile.
The Americans have a score of 48.132, China has 46.399 and the Russian are at 46.366.
But the uneven bars are coming up, Russia's best event.
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