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judgejudy27
07-22-2010, 11:24 AM
His gold in the all around left such a bad taste in my mouth! It seriously damaged and harmed the South Korean gymnastics program. It was such a massive highway robbery of the South Korean. It was so unfair. Horrible judges were to blame but the persons who were harmed by the bad judging I felt so sorry for. That gold was not something that could be celebrated. It was just so unfortunate.

I always felt Kim Dae Eun was totally robbed of winning the 2004 Olympic AA. Not the Korean everyone talks about who came 3rd after the incorrect start value on parallel bars but the one who came 2nd by only 0.012.

Paul Hamm is a boring and overscored gymnast even in his prime. I have no idea how his high bar routine of 2004 even had a 10 start value let alone posting huge 9.8 plus scores. His twin brother Morgan was robbed of a medal in high bar finals by yet another Paul overscore (which yet again was jeered loudly by an observant crowd).

Coco
07-22-2010, 05:25 PM
You would think a few weeks of focusing on her feet would fix this problem. It really aggravates me to see gymnasts without pointed toes. I can forgive slightly been knees on really difficult skills since it keeps the gymnasts off their butts but why can't you point your damn toes!?!?

When your feet are flexed versus pointed, you are firing totally different muscles to execute the release.

If all it took to fix it was a few weeks, you can bet it would be resolved by now.

It's HARD to fix these things at her level, which is why it should have been corrected when it started happening.

asdf334
07-23-2010, 02:02 AM
Can someone explain to me if breaking the body line for piked-in stalders is really the right technique? Ksenia Semenova does this like mad — she breaks the handstand with a 90 degree angle in her shoulders, and arches her back for the pike. It looks really ugly to me, and I don't understand if it's ubiquitous poor technique a la flutzing, or that's the way they're done. I've seen piked/toe-on moves from the 80s where there is no line break, so clearly it can be done.

For piked stalders it's done because it really helps to generate momentum, which is critical when you try to do pirouettes out of them. It's not necessarily bad technique. For an example of somebody that does them straight, watch Bridget Sloan from 2008. You don't have the arch, but it looks a little more labored. Particularly as she approaches handstand, it almost looks as if she's going to stall. Some like the more aggressive look of the former, while other people think it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing.

HisWeirness
07-23-2010, 09:10 PM
CoverGirl Classic (http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/pages/women/events/2010/covergirlclassic/)
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Universal Sports TV (LIVE)

Just wanted to remind everyone that Classics will be shown live on TV tomorrow night (Saturday) on Universal Sports TV (http://www.universalsports.com/tv-listings/index.html) from 8pm-10pm Eastern. Originally this was scheduled to start at 9pm, but it is now starting at 8pm.

Universal Sports is also saying (http://www.facebook.com/UniversalSports) that they will be streaming Classics online at the same time Saturday on www.universalsports.com.

BigB08822
07-24-2010, 02:51 AM
Ugh, too bad I have to go to my friends party tomorrow night. I assume it will be on youtube in no time! Thanks for the reminder, though!

BigB08822
07-25-2010, 12:11 AM
Just wanted to remind everyone that Classics will be shown live on TV tomorrow night (Saturday) on Universal Sports TV (http://www.universalsports.com/tv-listings/index.html) from 8pm-10pm Eastern. Originally this was scheduled to start at 9pm, but it is now starting at 8pm.

Universal Sports is also saying (http://www.facebook.com/UniversalSports) that they will be streaming Classics online at the same time Saturday on www.universalsports.com.

BUMP!

ilovesalchows
07-25-2010, 01:16 AM
So nervous for Alicia!

ilovesalchows
07-25-2010, 01:23 AM
Okay, so I am out of practice, what are good scores on each of the apparatus now? Is anyone watching this?

Kytra Hunter had some huge passes, they are supposed to stick the landings on floor now, right?

museksk8r
07-25-2010, 01:56 AM
So nervous for Alicia!

Alicia was terrific on balance beam and silenced her doubters on the 1st appearance of her comeback with a 14.90 score. She placed 2nd in the first rotation, but the commentators were saying she was the story of the 1st rotation of this CoverGirl Classic. Hopefully, she keeps this level of competition up for the vault at this event and for the VISA Championships next month. So proud of her! :cheer2:

museksk8r
07-25-2010, 02:10 AM
Wow, Alicia Sacramone is dating football QB Brady Quinn. What an attractive couple they make! :cool:

museksk8r
07-25-2010, 02:15 AM
This event has been filled with many tumbles on the balance beam. Rebecca Bross just took a fall on her dismount. Sacramone's beam set has been one of the few clean routines on the apparatus.

oleada
07-25-2010, 02:17 AM
This event has been filled with many tumbles on the balance beam. Rebecca Bross just took a fall on her dismount. Sacramone's beam set has been one of the few clean routines on the apparatus.

Doesn't she always fall on her dismount lately? I would consider it changing it.

Happy for Alicia :)

museksk8r
07-25-2010, 02:18 AM
Ok, this is quickly becoming a splat-fest of an event.

museksk8r
07-25-2010, 02:22 AM
Uh oh, Samantha Shapiro has injured herself on vault. She really looks to be in pain. :(

oleada
07-25-2010, 02:25 AM
Uh oh, Samantha Shapiro has injured herself on vault. She really looks to be in pain. :(

Oh no. :( It seems like she is perpetually injured.

Any links to quick hits? I can't watch Universal sports. Thanks for the updates, muse :)