Jordyn Wieber
Jordyn Wieber endured a massively disappointing result in qualifying just two days ago. Reuters

The U.S. women's gymnastics team, which some have dubbed the "Fab Five," won their first gold medal since 2006 and only their second ever on Tuesday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Russia came in second, claiming the silver, while Romania won the bronze. Defending champion China came in fourth.

The quintet of Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raismen, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross was led by Wieber and Douglas. The team posted a 183.596, well ahead of Russia's 178.530.

The United States got out to a fast start, scoring a 48.132 on the vault behind Maroney's 16.233. That put the Americans ahead of Russia, who scored a 44.799.

Next up, the U.S. maintained its lead through the uneven bars and balance beam. On the balance beam, the United States posted the highest team score of the competition with a 45.299.

The floor exercise was the final hurdle between the United States and a gold medal, and Gabby Douglas got it started strongly for the Americans with a 15.066. Wieber followed with a 15.000. Team captain Raismen finished it off with a 15.330.

Russia, meanwhile, struggled in the final event with two of its three gymnasts falling, clinching the gold for the United States.