The Chinese Women's Olympic Team
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Though it was a heartbreak for the US women, there were some great moments during the meet. Nastia Liukin nailed the best bar set of her career for a 16.900 -- a score that shows she could very well become Olympic bar champion in a few days. Bridget Sloan, the youngest and least experienced member of the team, led off the entire competition with a powerful double-twisting Yurchenko vault. And the Chinese girls showed up with the best bar team in the world -- with three sets valued at more than a 7.0 difficulty (7.7; 7.7; 7.1).
Other than the one mistake from Cheng, the Chinese had a great competition and deserved to win. It's the first time that China has taken Olympic team gold on the women's side -- and they did it with an amazing combination of extreme difficulty and stellar technique.
1. China 188.900
2. USA 186.525
3. Romania 181.525
4. Russia 180.625
5. Japan 176.700
6. Australia 176.525
7. France 175.275
8. Brazil 174.875