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The Chinese were disappointed with not medaling in the women's team competition after winning gold in the 2008 Olympics.
So much for being the defending gymnastics team gold medalists.
China was expected to contend for a medal in the team competition, but struggled throughout to take fourth.
While the U.S., Russia and Romania were no slouches, the fact that the Chinese failed to win a team medal was very surprising.
The Chinese scored 174.430 in the team final, almost two points behind Romania in third place.
Where the team struggled was on the floor exercise and vault. On the floor they scored a seventh-best 40.833, while they scored a fifth-best 44.266 on the vault.
Couple that with a fourth-place team finish on the balance beam, and it's clear why they didn't take home a medal in the team competition.
The only solace the Chinese can take away is that they won three individual medals. But, that's a disappointment as well, considering they took home five individual medals in Beijing.