We are Olympic champions!

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Gabrielle Douglas, center, and the U.S. women's team won their first team gold in gymnastics since 1996.

We were confident, strong and ready.

And we won it!

I still can't believe that we are Olympic champions. I feel so honored and blessed.

Jordyn Wieber started us off with an amazing vault -- she pretty much stuck it -- and then it all just went from there. We carried that momentum from event to event, hitting our routines, one after another. It felt amazing.

When we got to floor, our last event, we heard the crowd gasp for a couple of the Russian routines, so we knew something had gone wrong for them. But we just stayed in the background, relaxing as much as we could and keeping warm, doing some easy tumbling and running around. We didn't watch, because we wanted to focus on ourselves and do what we needed to do.

Then it was our turn to go. I could hear the crowd cheering, and I tried to perform for them. I was so excited, because I did one of the best floor routines I've ever done.

After Aly Raisman finished the final floor routine, I thought, "Yes! We have it!" I just jumped and jumped and jumped for joy.

We wanted to give it our absolute best, and we did. I'm so proud of our whole team.