U.S. gymnasts, left to right, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and Lauren Hernandez wave to the audience at the end of the artistic gymnastics women’s team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):
MEDAL ALERT: The US women’s gymnastics team has won gold for a second consecutive Olympics.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team gave retiring national team coordinator Martha Karolyi a fitting send-off in the Olympic finals, putting on a two-hour display of precision and class. Their score of 184.897 was more than eight points points clear of silver medalist China, a blowout that Michael Jordan’s “Dream Team” should envy.