2000 Gymnastic: Bronze Medals 10 Years Later ( pictures)

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by allyx82, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. allyx82

    allyx82 New Member

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    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Bronze-Medals-10-Years-Later-100502159.html

    from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/sports/olympics/29gymnast.html



    yes, this is nice..and the rules are set in place for gymnast safety.. I don't think they should of strip those girls of titles and metals.. those girls had no choice.. can't they just do what they did in winter Olympics 2002figure skating and just have two 3rd places ? Punishment shouldn't be on the girls..
     
  2. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    How can you give a Bronze medal to a team that now has a lower point total than the US team? If they erase one gymnast's marks, it makes the point total decrease, and it's the totals that decide the results. I don't have the totals on hand at the moment (and any that you can find online probably have all been adjusted already, and I'm not going to go through my video of that competition right now to find them), but the US team wasn't all that far behind the Chinese, IIRC.