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Qualifications couldn't have gone any better than they did for the U.S.
Upon completion, the U.S. showed they were the best team in the world, scoring 181.863 points, which was 1.4 points ahead of second-place Russia.
But the team scores didn't really matter as the top eight teams qualified for the team final.
As far as individuals during the qualification portion, one thing that tends to get overlooked is the fact that it wasn't Aly Raisman who pushed Jordyn Wieber out of the individual all-around. In fact, it was Gabrielle Douglas.
During qualifications, Raisman scored 60.391, while Douglas had a 60.265 and Wieber had a 60.032. So, while many consider it Raisman who beat out Wieber for the second spot, it was Douglas' extra .233 which was the difference.
The U.S. was very strong on vault as they scored between 15.800 and 15.900 on all four vaults.
Although the uneven bars was considered the weakest event for the U.S. entering the Olympics, they still performed well, scoring between 14.166 and 15.333. Douglas qualified for the event final with her score.
The beam was very strong for the U.S. as well, as they scored between a 14.700 and 15.266. Douglas and Raisman qualified for the event final.
The floor was where the U.S. seemed to struggle as they took scores of 13.733 and 13.766 from Kyla Ross and Douglas.
But Raisman scored a 15.325 while Wieber had a 14.666 to qualify for the event final and help the U.S. on the apparatus.
Overall, qualifications were good for the U.S. and gave them momentum heading into the team final.