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Choupette
08-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Sad, but true, especially since vault was the only event she had to focus on this entire Games. :(
Yes, she may have had too much time to think since the team competition also.

Mayra
08-05-2012, 03:37 PM
On the bright side, McKayla has Olympic gold & silver at age 16. :cheer:

I do think she can hang on for Rio, but even if she doesn't, it would be nice to see her win another World title or two the next quad.

ITA

Not the result she wanted, but keeping things in perspective, she's leaving with a gold and silver medal here. Not to shabby.

:cheer: to Izabasa who stood up when it counted. Her reaction was priceless. :lol:

Buzz
08-05-2012, 03:38 PM
No one does the Amanar like Maroney but silver is too much with a fall. However the judges and other fans know better so congratulations to her and the other medalists.

Theatregirl1122
08-05-2012, 03:38 PM
I'm not too disappointed that Maroney didn't get it. She vaults like a dream, but her sourpuss appearance makes her look like she thinks she's entitled to it.

:blah: :blah: :blah: McKayla concentrates on what she does. Just like Aliya. It's ridiculous to decide that a girl has a bad personality because she isn't all smiles when she competes. No one would do that to a man. Not to mention it is obvious from her behavior in interviews that she's a perfectly nice girl. I'd rather see athletes who focus on doing their jobs than athletes who have to pretend to be all smiley and happy for the camera. It's a sport not a beauty pageant.

ioana
08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Izbasa taking her time when hugging Maroney and saying a few things to her before going on in the 1st step on the podium. Saw a brief smile from McKayla as a result :D

Michalle
08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
I hope they will re-vamp the system so the emphasis is not so exclusively on the Amanar from now on. It's not appealing or exciting for me.

Matryeshka
08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
I wonder how the PC brigade will respond to the fact that Maroney wouldn't congatulate anybody and refused a hug from Paseka! :saint:


Errr...except she hugged Izbasa right after it happened with no hesitation?

Maybe she thinks Russian eyeshadow is contagious.

skfan
08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
maroney smiled on the medal stand. i think she can still win gold in rio.

Theatregirl1122
08-05-2012, 03:40 PM
No one does the Amanar like Maroney but silver is too much with a fall. However the judges and other fans know better so congratulations to her and the other medalists.

It's not like we're talking about an excellent event here. It's not like she was overscored. The level was just not particularly high.

morqet
08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
I hope they will re-vamp the system so the emphasis is not so exclusively on the Amanar from now on. It's not appealing or exciting for me.

It's being downgraded to a 6.4 D value in the 2013 Code of Points, only a 0.1 reduction but it will be interesting to see what effect that has.

DimaToe
08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Ok, So I think McKayla will just dust this off and look at it as winning silver :D and work toward Rio.Now hoping that NBC doesn't bring the drama over the next 4 years :rolleyes:

Selene
08-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Her left foot landed in the red. That was a worst event final ever in an Olympics. Rosu 8 years ago would've walked away with it. Totally shocked.

So true. Isbaza's score is barely higher than Maroney's with a butt plant. She's not that good of a vaulter. Maroney gave that one away.

chipso1
08-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Izbasa taking her time when hugging Maroney and saying a few things to her before going on in the 1st step on the podium. Saw a brief smile from McKayla as a result :D

I like Izbasa. Definitely my favorite Romanian. :) Glad to see her win a few medals here after an up-and-down four years since Beijing.

skfan
08-05-2012, 03:44 PM
izbasa is a very winsome young lady. makes me want to root for her in all her events.

BBC ups the hype for pommel final :D

Loves_Shizuka
08-05-2012, 03:46 PM
Well, I'm thrilled for Iszbasa.

And really, people were TOO arrogant about giving Maroney gold weeks before the competition even started.

Still, she must be gutted.

Iszbasa :D

Paseka is a BEAUT :glamor: