Raisman inspires US gymnasts to team event win
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Raisman inspires US gymnasts to team event win

Jewish star captains American side as they retain their Olympic title.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Aly Raisman helped the American artistic gymnastic team to gold in the women's team event
Aly Raisman helped the American artistic gymnastic team to gold in the women's team event

Aly Raisman captained the American artisitc gymnastic team to an emphatic win in the women’s team competition on Tuesday evening.

Finishing 8.2 points clear of second-place Russia, Raisman performed in the vault competition, balance beam and floor exercise.

The win means the Americans retain the title they won in London four years ago, while Raisman has also qualified for the finals of the Women’s individual all-around – which takes place on Thursday evening – though missed out on qualifying for the final of the balance beam event.

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