The U.S. women are incredibly easy to root for, as they are real people trying to deal with the tremendous pressure of being an Olympian.
As Aly Raisman's parents' hilarious behavior indicates, these women have a great deal of support from a range of characters.
That support comes from no more important place than each other. After failing to make the all-around individual finals, Jordyn Wieber was quick to congratulate her teammates and get excited for team finals.
This kind of behavior is rare in modern sports. Wieber's maturity and grace in dealing with the situation are all just further proof that these women are a great group.
Of course, one could hesitate to call them women, as many of them are very young.
Gabby Douglas is the one youngest of all of them. At age 16, Douglas already has a lot of experience, which should serve her well in all-around finals.
Douglas was a little starstruck at the beginning of the Games, but she has since become a star herself. She has still exuded great humility that could make her into one of U.S. gymnastics' brightest stars for years.
Even younger than her is Kyla Ross. At age 15, Ross is the youngest of the team, but she's still a special performer and a value member of the group.
All in all, each of these women are endearing and fun to watch, and that makes this team one of the most exciting in recent memory.