4. Final Five & Magnificent Seven-1996 & 2016 Summer Games
What the Magnificent Seven did in the 1996 Summer Olympics was legendary but what the Final Five did in 2016 was just as impressive. This led us to simply being unable to choose between the two teams. First up, the 1996 Magnificent Seven team. This team competed in a time when the Olympics were dominated by Russians, Romanians, Ukrainians, and the Chinese. In fact, every one of those nations medaled. However, America’s Magnificent Seven managed to capture 4 medals.
They were able to earn 1 silver, 1 bronze, and 2 gold medals. One gold medal was in the team all-around, the first time the Americans did this and defeated the Russians. The Final Five, however, won 9 medals in 2016. This included 1 bronze, 4 silver, and 4 gold medals. Simone Biles helped them get 3 individual gold medals, Ali Raisman helped them get 2 silver medals, and both Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian helped the Americans earn a silver medal each. With the lone bronze also belonging to Biles.