Why did they name themselves the “Final Five”?
Rio will be the last Olympics to see five-member gymnastics teams. In Tokyo, each team will have only four members. Thus, this will be the last U.S. team to win Olympic gold with a five-member team.
The name could also refer to the coming retirement of Martha Karolyi, who was the head coach of the Magnificent Seven and the national team coordinator of U.S. women’s gymnastics since 2001. They will be the final team guided to greatness by Karolyi, the legendary Romanian coach who’s been credited with the much of the U.S.’ success over the last 15 years.