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Five more reasons the Internet loves the 'Final Five' U.S. women's gymnastics team

The U.S. women's gymnastic team is officially the best in the world.

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The U.S. women's gymnastic team is officially the best in the world.



The talk of the Internet this morning is the U.S. women's gymnastics team.

The team of Simone Biles, 19, Laurie Hernandez, 16, Aly Raisman, 22, Gabby Douglas, 20, and Madison Kocian, 19, racked up the highest total score on every apparatus to take the team gold over silver medalists Russia by the largest margin in history.

Here are five reasons the Internet is loving this team that go beyond their jaw-dropping athletic performance.

This GIF of Laurie Hernandez winking

Laurie Hernandez winked at the judges before her floor routine and became probably the best GIF of the 2016 games. This is ultimate #ConfidenceGoals. (Via Vulture)

They made Martha Karolyi cry

The 2012 team was The Fierce Five, but this year's team members passed on cooler names to call themselves The Final FIve, in honor of 73-year old Team USA coordinator and cornerstone Martha Karolyi, who is making this her final Olympics. That's a nice tribute. (Via NBC Sports)

Simone Biles has a life-size Zac Efron

We think Zac Efron should have a life-sized standee of Simone Biles in his bedroom, after Biles' amazing performance in Rio, but this is just fun. (Via NBC Nightly News)

Watching Aly Raisman's parents is an Olympic sport in itself

They're so nervous! (Via CNN)

Aly Raisman will repond to your tweet (maybe)

When a Vine account wondered, probably hypothetically, how Raisman's floor routine was even humanly possible, she have a great, matter-of-fact answer on Twitter.


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