Red is the hot color at the women's gymnastics final. And the Americans may soon be seeing gold.
The United States, Russia, China and Canada all have red as the dominant color in their uniforms. The Americans and Canadians are all red with silver sequins, the Russians are red with white shoulders and the Chinese the traditional red with yellow accents.
The Russians used the uneven bars to carve into the Americans' lead, getting beautiful routines from Anastasia Grishina and Victoria Komova. But they faltered on the balance beam and Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman got through unscathed.
The United States still leads after three rounds, with a score of 138.230. Russia is second with 136.931 and Romania is third with 131.414.
The U.S. and Russia head to the floor now for the final event, with the first gold medal for the American women since 1996 within reach.
— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski
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