You’d have to have been in hiding not to know by now that United States’ Fab Five (or the hipper moniker of The Fierce Five) took the Gold for the first time since 1996 in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final yesterday in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
U.S. gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber’s performances were nothing short of awe-inspiring, but the same can be said of the following photos courtesy of the Associated Press, AFP/Getty, The Washington Post and Reuters.
I have culled 30 of the most breathtaking moments of yesterday’s performances on the balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor ex. Here are my favorite shots from these talented sports photographers, that in my opinion, score a perfect 10.
Special recognition should go to the AP photographer Julie Jacobson who took the majority of these photos.
and of course…. Anticipation:
and the taste of Victory:
Credits: AP Photographers Julie Jacobson, Jae C. Hong and Gregory Bull AFP/Getty photographers Roland Martinez, Thomas Coex and Ben Stansall, Toni L. Sandys for The Washington Post, Reuters,