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The only time the U.S. women won a team gold medal in the Olympics was at the home-country Atlanta Games of 1996 (Kerri Strug, anyone?). The team's only world championship medal came in 2003 in friendly Anaheim. On Wednesday, for only the second time at the world championships, the Americans were graced with a team gold medal on the distant shore of Stuttgart, Germany, defeating the defending champion Chinese team by a slim margin of 184.400 to 183.450. Romania finished third. Shayla Worley, left, and Samantha Peszek indulge in a victory hug, one of only many.
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