Olympic Women's Gymnastics Results 2012: Ranking Team USA's Best Routines

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Olympic Women's Gymnastics Results 2012: Ranking Team USA's Best Routines
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The U.S. women's gymnastics team put up an amazing performance in the qualification round, and then managed to outdo themselves in the team finals. If they continue this effort they will land two ladies on the podium in the all-around competition.

Part of what makes a routine great is the performance itself and the score.

But timing is a crucial factor in gymnastics. Posting a great score in qualification when your team already has three great scores on the board is glorified practice.

But responding when the team needs you, or when an individual's Games are on the line, is what makes a routine great.

Following are five moments of the 2012 Summer Olympics team gymnastics—qualification and finals—that qualify as being great.

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