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BigB08822
08-03-2012, 10:20 PM
My big hopes:

Vault: Maroney...duh!
Bars: Tweddle
Floor: Raisman

The only ho-hum event for me is beam. Ponor is so solid so I guess I wouldn't mind her winning since she really owns the beam. Douglas could surprise if she keeps nailing her set since so many people make mistakes.

Jimena
08-03-2012, 11:52 PM
I just want medals for Afanasyeva and Siu Lu. That's it.

I'm much more greedy.

I want Afan and Izbasa to go 1-2 on floor, a Musty-Komova-Beth bars podium with Musty on top, Komova and Sui to go 1-2 on beam in any order, and Maroney, Izbasa and Paseka/Chuso on vault.

I expect, Maroney, Beth, Sui and Raisman to win. Douglas can win beam also if she hits.

bardtoob
08-03-2012, 11:55 PM
My big sentimental irrational hope:

Vault Qualifiers

1. McKayla Maroney, USA
2. Oksana Chusovitina, Germany
3. Somebody good

Uneven Bars Qualifiers

1. Elizabeth Tweddle, Great Britain
2. He Kexin, China
3. Gabrielle Douglas, USA

Beam Qualifiers

1. Catalina Ponor, Romania
2. Viktoria Komova, Russia
3. Alexandra Raisman, USA

Floor Qualifiers

1. Alexandra Raisman, USA
2. Jordyn Wieber, USA
3. Lauren Mitchell, Great Britain

ks1227
08-03-2012, 11:57 PM
My big hopes:

Vault: Maroney...duh!
Bars: Tweddle
Floor: Raisman

This is exactly what I'm hoping for, though I know Raisman has plenty of detractors here.

Jimena
08-04-2012, 12:03 AM
3. Lauren Mitchell, Great Britain

I think she's Australian.

museksk8r
08-04-2012, 12:04 AM
This is exactly what I'm hoping for, though I know Raisman has plenty of detractors here.

I really want Raisman to medal in both of her events and I would love for her to earn an individual gold medal. My love and admiration for her only grew as a result of these Games. She is a wonderful team captain and a beautiful person! :swoon::cheer2:

Allskate
08-04-2012, 12:39 AM
I'd like Aly Raisman to earn an individual medal, too. I feel like she was should have received a bronze yesterday, so it would be nice if she could win a medal. Given how things went on the beam and her lower floor score last night, it would be kind of nice for her to kind of redeem herself.

It would really be a bummer of Maroney didn't win gold because that would mean that she made a very uncharacteristic bad mistake.

I'd also like Beth to get a medal at home.

Most of all, though, my biggest wish is for NBC to show more of the competitors. Is it really that hard to show 8 vaults or 8 routines?

BigB08822
08-04-2012, 12:53 AM
8 vaulters takes no time at all, especially since NBC can edit out waiting for the scores. Just show a vault, show them down at the end of the runway and flash vault #1 score and have them vault again. Leave the drama on the cutting room floor unless it actually existed in the arena. NBC almost ruined the AA for me when they wouldn't show Komova's floor score and I realized we saw a grand total of 5 athletes and never once did they show the placements of anyone outside of the top 6 unless it was at the very end and I missed it.

danafan
08-04-2012, 02:44 AM
NBC will probably show Maroney watching everyone else compete and her reactions. Canada has two gymnasts in that final but I think it would kill NBC to show a Canadian female gymnast at the Olympics.

Spareoom
08-04-2012, 02:46 AM
Eh, Maroney won't be watching anyone vault. She goes up second to last and might not even be in the arena until immediately prior to her turn; there's no touch warmup in EF's so the gymnasts have to do all their warming up in the adjacent gym.

The only person she might watch is Izbasa go goes right after her, I believe.

Lara
08-04-2012, 03:09 AM
If NBC shows any non American who doesn't medal (with the exception of Komova/Musty) I'll be pleasantly surprised. The only thing in our favor is that with gym split over three days there may be more time.

FSfan107
08-04-2012, 03:37 AM
I really want Raisman to medal in both of her events and I would love for her to earn an individual gold medal. My love and admiration for her only grew as a result of these Games. She is a wonderful team captain and a beautiful person! :swoon::cheer2:

I really want her to win a medal too. She is such a class act. What a great role model she is for younger gymnasts.

BigB08822
08-04-2012, 03:54 AM
If NBC shows any non American who doesn't medal (with the exception of Komova/Musty) I'll be pleasantly surprised. The only thing in our favor is that with gym split over three days there may be more time.

I hope they will at least show all the medalists, regardless of Nationality. That would be better than only showing the Americans and then Komova and Mustafina.

I don't remember Olympic Gymnastics coverage being so focused on such a few athletes ever before. I remember seeing so many more gymnasts in 92, 96, 2000...etc. I think it began getting worse in Beijing but this is just awful. Only seeing 5 gymnasts in the AA and never even showing us results beyond the top 6. The team competition was all USA/RUS and then 2 or 3 routines from CHN/ROM combined. We saw two routines from GB in qualifications, I think, none in TFs. It is a joke. I guess if the USA ever sucks in the future that the upside to it will be that we will get to see a lot of other gymnasts from other countries.

bek
08-04-2012, 04:05 AM
This is exactly what I'm hoping for, though I know Raisman has plenty of detractors here.

I actually would be okay with her winning, because I feel i've been mean and she's been really consistently top floor worker.. I'd at least like to see her get a medal there.....

caseyedwards
08-04-2012, 04:24 AM
Why show an 8th place vaulter when you can interview Debbie Phelps!!