Now introducing.. the latest "Fab Five." Or is it the Fierce Five?

How about both? The U.S. women's gymnastics team was both fabulous and ferocious as it dominated the team finals at the 2012 London Olympics.

The U.S. women captured the gold medal with an overall score of 183.596. Russia scored a 178.530 to take the silver and Romania won the bronze with a score of 176.414.

The 2012 U.S. women's gymnastics team is composed of Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. According to the Olympic format, each team selects three gymnasts for each of the four apparatuses in the final -- balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor.

The 16-year-old Douglas performed in each of the rotations while Wieber was called on for the floor, vault and uneven bars. Raisman worked the floor and the beam, with Ross performing on the beam and the uneven bars. Maroney was the only U.S. gymnast with just one event but no one on the team registered a score higher than her 16.233 on vault. That score was the highest of all competitors in the team final.

Russia was the primary challenger for the U.S. team in middle stages of the competition but completely fell apart during the floor routine, with two gymnasts falling during their routines. After Russia's mistakes, the U.S. team headed to the floor knowing three solid performances would likely win them the gold. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman delivered impressive floor routines to clinch the first team gold for the U.S. since the "Magnificent Seven" won in 1996.

After Douglas opened up the U.S. turn on the floor with a 15.066 score, Wieber proved that she was not going to let her disappointment in missing the individual all-around distract her in the team competition. Delivering a confident, powerful performance, Wieber seemed to be struggling just to contain her excitement near the end of her routine, knowing how close she was to a gold medal. Rounding out the U.S. trio on the mat, Raisman scored a team-high 15.300. With tears in her eyes, she left the mat knowing that the U.S. would be atop the medal stand.

Perhaps to the delight of Jalen Rose Chris Webber, Maroney told Will Graves of The Associated Press after the competition that the quintet would like to be called the "Fierce Five" rather than the "Fab Five" as some had taken to calling them.

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  • Team USA

    U.S. gymnasts huddle together after their performance during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • McKayla Maroney

    U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Jennifer Pinches

    Gymnast Jennifer Pinches from Britain performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • McKayla Maroney

    U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Team USA

    U.S. gymnasts celebrate after their routine on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Aliya Mustafina

    Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Aliya Mustafina

    Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Vanessa Ferrari

    Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari loses her balance during a performance on the vault at the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Victoria Komova

    Russian gymnast Victoria Komova performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • He Kexin

    Chinese gymnast He Kexin performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Yao Jinnan

    Chinese gymnast Yao Jinnan performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Diana Maria Chelaru

    Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Diana Maria Chelaru

    Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Rie Tanaka

    Japanese gymnast Rie Tanaka performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Victoria Moors

    Canadian gymnast Victoria Moors performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Victoria Moors

    Canadian gymnast Victoria Moors performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Hannah Whelan

    Gymnast Hannah Whelan from Britain performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Rie Tanaka

    Japanese gymnast Rie Tanaka performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Elizabeth Tweddle

    Gymnast Elizabeth Tweddle from Britain performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Huang Qiushuang

    Chinese gymnast Huang Qiushuang performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Jennifer Pinches

    Gymnast Jennifer Pinches from Britain performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Alexandra Raisman

    In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Hannah Whelan

    Gymnast Hannah Whelan from Britain performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Kyla Ross

    U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross, right, hugs teammate Alexandra Raisman during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Asuka Teramoto

    Japanese gymnast Asuka Teramoto performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas takes a drink between performances during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Kyla Ross

    In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Kyla Ross

    U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross, center, hugs teammate U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabrielle Douglas

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by U.S. coach Jenny Zhang after her performance on the beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Victoria Komova

    Russian gymnast Victoria Komova is consoled by a team official after a performance during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Victoria Komova

    Russian gymnast Victoria Komova walks dejected after a performance during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Team USA

    U.S. gymnasts celebrate after being declared winners of the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Kseniia Afanaseva

    Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva falls during her performance on the floor at the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Kseniia Afanaseva

    Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva walks dejected after falling during her floor exercise during the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Jordyn Wieber

    U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber, second left, lifts up the hand of teammate Alexandra Raisman, as they celebrate along with McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross after being declared winners of the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)