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pollyanna
08-03-2012, 04:43 AM
She got a 15.3 in the team final so it probably seemed like a good idea to leave it out when she had gotten that score for the watered down version. And this one really did look the same as the 15.3 version.

I was quite surprised when she scored only 15.1something instead of 15.3ish, seemed like it was very much the same.


Only thing I noticed was alys last split after she rebounded out of that double pike was nowhere near as good as her TF one.
Good point. Judges must have seen little things like this that made the difference. Poor Aly.

My heart broke for Komova when I saw her crying when she learned she did not win. :( So tough for her to have that disappointment 2 years in a row. I hope she goes on to Rio, she is so talented, yet there is room for improvement. After sustaining injuries, she came a long way in a short time. And this makes me feel old, but I still clearly remember watching her mother win the AA in the very first Goodwill Games - 1986 in Moscow. Her mom beat defending World AA champions Shushunova and Omelianchik. And the floor mat at those GWG was the ugliest in the history of the sport.

london_calling
08-03-2012, 04:43 AM
"Rowdy always has a comment. You know that Andrea" LINE of the Olympics.

I was :rofl: at that.

Personally, I hope this is it and I say that as a fan. It seems like a fitting end.

Tesla
08-03-2012, 04:43 AM
That's more insightful than my family. The only comment my family has made to me (whenever they would come out of the room from watching their Angels game) was in response to Beth Tweddle on floor during qualifying - "I don't mean to sound rude, but she has a striking resemblance to a beaver."

:lol:

Lara
08-03-2012, 04:44 AM
It's going to be so hard for Aly to avoid dwelling on what if. :( Even avoiding the second lesser break (after a turn iirc?) would have done it. I dislike the tiebreaker too.

And add me to those shocked at Gabby's transformation this year. WTG. :cheer2: Can you imagine if there'd hadn't been so many injuries last year getting her on the World team? That seems to have made a major difference.

ks1227
08-03-2012, 04:45 AM
Great AA podium! Congrats to all three medalists, and great job by Aly making it a much closer fight than a lot of people expected! :cheer2:

suep1963
08-03-2012, 04:46 AM
OK, ever since I read the story about swimmers admitting to peeing in the pool, I really get :yikes: when I see swimmers spitting out water at the end of their races.

Well, they do say that the Romans (back in the good old, old days) used urine as mouthwash!

skateycat
08-03-2012, 04:47 AM
So considering how swimming has gone for my favs, except Nathan and Matt, at these Olympics, I assume Ryan and Michael will tie. For fourth.

FORTH?

Is Tarasova there?

hirshey girl
08-03-2012, 04:51 AM
Well, they do say that the Romans (back in the good old, old days) used urine as mouthwash!

Ugh! On a purely superficial note, I'd like to take whoever designed the US podium warm-ups out back and give them a beating. How can they make such shapeless warm-ups for athletes? Gabby looked like she was being swallowed up by hers. :yikes:

Louis
08-03-2012, 04:54 AM
When did the Russians' twisting form get so bad? Mustafina's is atrocious and even Komova's is visibly poor in real time. Can't believe this type of thing is tolerated in Russia of all places. Happy to see the scores reflect the deficiency.

Theatregirl1122
08-03-2012, 04:55 AM
It really sucks for aly to lose the tiebreaker but
honestly I'd give it to Aliya too just based on her bars alone. That was a stunning routine.

But the tie breaker itself goes against the spirit of the all around competition. If Aliya had won the thing based on her bars score, I'd have had no problem with it. But they tied. And, as my angry friend on twitter said, "If you wanted to justify the tie breaker, you'd have to stop calling it the all-around. Three events is not all-around. It's a some-around."

Ah well. I'll go back to being pissed about Lochte. Or happy about Michael. Or amused that Ryan and Michael are excited to be tweeted by Lil' Wayne. Dudes, you know you're more famous than he is, right? :lol:

"Remarkably they've all had names that are so easy to remember." Al, WTF. What American Gymnasts have had difficult names to remember? That might be the DUMBEST THING YOU'VE EVER SAID!... probably not.

Theatregirl1122
08-03-2012, 05:01 AM
Over the moon with this Olympics. :cheer: I thank the gym gods forever for this and for Nastia 4 years ago. Thank you thank you thank you. :)

Did you get in your "I told you so" over Gabby being the best AA Gymnast in the world?


Personally, I hope this is it and I say that as a fan. It seems like a fitting end.

Me too. I'm a huge Michael fan. And he just seems sure that this is the right time for him to be done and so just soaking it all in and enjoying his last moments. This is how I want him to go out. I don't want him to come straggling back in for a few mediocre performances just to get one more Olympics the way a lot of skaters have done in the past. I want him to go out on his own terms and in a fitting way. And this is it.

caseyedwards
08-03-2012, 05:03 AM
Bu

"Remarkably they've all had names that are so easy to remember." Al, WTF. What American Gymnasts have had difficult names to remember? That might be the DUMBEST THING YOU'VE EVER SAID!... probably not.

That wasn't Bob Costas? It seemed weird. Like it would be his job to name them all if it was going to be a list of american winners.

Jimena
08-03-2012, 05:04 AM
Komova was FABULOUS! Her gymnastics really are beautiful to watch. But her tendency to give up has always made it hard for me to warm up to her.

She did not give up at all in this competition. I hope that reputation goes away because after her vault I thought she was toast and she came back with her best bars, beam and floor.

She's amazing.:)

ChelleC
08-03-2012, 05:05 AM
Over the moon with this Olympics. :cheer: I thank the gym gods forever for this and for Nastia 4 years ago. Thank you thank you thank you. :)


Totally agree with you, the results of the all around made my day.

Erin
08-03-2012, 05:08 AM
So the NBC affiliate I get happens to be from Boston and clearly the local affiliates are taking their lead from the main network with the local news having a DRAMATIC introduction of the women's AA and Aly's HEARTBREAK of a TIEBREAK. It was really overdone.