The victorious U.S. women’s gymnasts are (from left) Lauren Hernandez, Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas and Simone Biles. The reasons to celebrate their Olympic triumph in Rio are many.
The victorious U.S. women’s gymnasts are (from left) Lauren Hernandez, Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas and Simone Biles. The reasons to celebrate their Olympic triumph in Rio are many. David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
The victorious U.S. women’s gymnasts are (from left) Lauren Hernandez, Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas and Simone Biles. The reasons to celebrate their Olympic triumph in Rio are many. David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com

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