This stat shows how dominant the U.S. women's gymnastics team was in Rio

BY Allyssa Lee • November 15, 2016

Spoiler alert: The United States women's gymnastics team won their second consecutive Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games on Tuesday.

And in the Americans' quest to defend their Olympic championship, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman leveled the rest of the field.

Team USA, under the watchful eye of Marta Karolyi, was the resounding favorites going into the team finals at Rio Olympic Arena. But as it turns out, the Americans' score of 184.897 beat silver medalists Russia by a whole 8.209 points — the largest margin of victory at major meet under current scoring, according to ESPN stats.

By comparison, Russia tallied a point total of 176.688, China won bronze with a total of 176.003, and Japan finished fourth with 174.371.


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