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Hedwig
10-09-2011, 11:56 AM
Disaster from the Germans on pommel horse. Hambüchen und Boy both with falls. Hambüchen's score under 12 points. :yikes:

Domshabfan
10-09-2011, 11:58 AM
i hope germans can recover.

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 01:06 PM
Don't seems as if they do. Scores are pretty lowish and all the reports seem to be about are wobbles and falls.
Well, as long as they somehow qualify I won't complain.
Too much.

ouch, and one of the boys (Taranu) injured himself at the warm-up for vault and therefore didn't do vault.

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 01:18 PM
okay, so now they used a last minute replacement for Taranu on high bars. That must be difficult - to go for an event you weren't mentally prepared to do. But better than doing it without the possibility of deleting a score like they had to do at Vault.

I am surprised that he is doing floor now. I would imagine that an injury would be most difficult on floor. But as I don't know the extent of the injury - what do I know. ;)

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 01:31 PM
This is interesting:
"Berki - his rings are awful. Can't hold a handstand. Interesting that the rule that specialists have to have a score on 3 events has allowed us to see why they are specialists, for the most part!"
I didn't know there was such a rule. Does it exist for the women as well? Like that a specialist has to do at least 2 events in the qualification?

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 01:37 PM
so, Germany finished on third position, 8 points behind the US.
And Hambüchen is only the third highest AA qualifier after his pommel horse disaster so Boy and Nguyen for the AA.

Spareoom
10-09-2011, 01:54 PM
This is interesting:
"Berki - his rings are awful. Can't hold a handstand. Interesting that the rule that specialists have to have a score on 3 events has allowed us to see why they are specialists, for the most part!"
I didn't know there was such a rule. Does it exist for the women as well? Like that a specialist has to do at least 2 events in the qualification?

I'm not the expert, but I was recently made aware of this new rule. It's actually supposed to be a good thing. It used to be that gymnasts without a team already qualified had to either qualify individually AA or win their EF event to make it to the Olympics. Now they don't have to win their EF, but they do have to post an score that is on average with the rest of the field on each (or maybe just a few, for the men; not sure) apparatus. The average score is determined after both qualifications have run, or something like that.

I don't know much about that rule, but someone ran the math on the WAG EF qualifiers and said that those girls had posted average or above average scores on all their events, so they were not in danger of not qualifying due to not winning their EF.

I'm not sure how the rest works; if they are given automatic berths to the Olympics or just to the individual qualification competition, but the FIG definitely put a new system in place to help these individuals qualify since it used to be so hard. Who was that really famous and very good MAG gymnast who didn't go to Beijing because he only got silver on his EF event?

Anyway, I should look into that more; since I don't know much about it.

ETA: And there can't be an exact rule like that in WAG (as far as specialists having to perform on more than one event) because He Kexin only did UB.

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Ah okay, thanks for the clarification. I thought it was a rule that also applies for the team (i.e. that a gymnast has to perform on at least three pieces of apparatus in the qualification)

Loves_Shizuka
10-09-2011, 02:29 PM
I hope the Germans have got their jitters out of the way now.

Loves_Shizuka
10-09-2011, 03:30 PM
I have just noticed Anna Dementyeva's scores/qualy placement. WTH happened to her?!

Fergus
10-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Way to go, USA boys!!!! :cheer2:

Orozco & Leyva!!! :wideeyes: :biggrinbo And how groovy that our two AA Qualifiers are Hispanic-American AND it's National Hispanic-American Heritage Month! :respec: :kickass:

Legendre :swoon:

Ah, J-Ho. :( that he didn't make the AA, but I'm sure as a good team leader he'll be cheering on the Team USA youngsters. :)

Garden Kitty
10-09-2011, 04:02 PM
Very happy for Orozco! Disappointed that Horton didn't make AA, but glad Oroszco was so consistent.

chipso1
10-09-2011, 04:51 PM
It's nice that, as of now, each U.S. man has a chance to make an EF.

Floor -- Legendre (currently 4th)
Pommel -- Naddour (5th)
Rings -- Horton (4th)
Vault -- Dalton (T-6th)
P-bars -- Levya (3rd)
H-bar -- Orozco (4th); Horton (7th)

Of course, China, Russia and Great Britain (among others) are yet to qualify, but it's still pretty cool!

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 05:37 PM
Article about Germany's team (men and women)
http://newsticker.sueddeutsche.de/list/id/1216080

Women say how ecstatic they are and that they never thought they would do it (best result for a German team since 1989 with the GDR).
Elisabeth Seitz has now an element on the bars named after her.

Men obviously disappointed and still a bit afraid that they might miss the qualification after their wobbly performance.
But they say they hope they will do it and then attack in team finals.

Hedwig
10-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Some videos,
apologies if they were already posted:
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Seitz bars and Maroney Vault
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFES5cZxWo

He Kexin UB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i-6euHkj6o