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Checking In On The Rio Olympic Games With Shira Springer08:00
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United States' Aly Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
United States' Aly Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
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In Rio, American athletes are still on a tear. Wednesday morning, 42-year-old Kristin Armstrong captured her third consecutive gold medal in the cycling individual time trial. And, of course, there was Team USA's incredible performance in the team finals of women's gymnastics Tuesday.

"It feels pretty heavy," Needham gymnast Aly Raisman told NBC's "The Today Show." "We're very excited. It doesn't really feel real, we worked so hard. I had someone ask me tonight if we slacked off because we were the favorites and it's the exact opposite."

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Shira Springer, investigative reporter for the sports section of The Boston Globe. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

This segment aired on August 10, 2016.

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