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    Thumbs up Olympic Gymnastics Prediction Game, anyone? :D

    So on a gymnastics board, I run a prediction game around Worlds where everyone makes their guesses and you get points for how many are right. At the end, the winner gets a virtual cookie. Makes following the results a bit more fun, since you start pulling for your picks to get good results instead of just rooting for whoever. I'm pretty sure my first reaction after the AA last year was not, "HOLY CRAP JORDYN JUST WON WORLDS YAY YAY YAY" but, "SHOOT, I just lost FIVE POINTS because Vika stumbled out of her Memmel! *&#$&("

    Anyway, I'm not even sure if this is *allowed*, but if anyone is interested, I thought it might be fun to run the contest here too! And if you're like me and happen to be a member of both boards, you can test your luck in two contests instead of one.

    Here are the rules; they are super simple!

    The rules are really simple. You post your predictions for the medal podium of each event, plus one alternate per podium.

    Points
    5 points --- each correct medal prediction
    2.5 points --- each correct top 3 prediction, but incorrect medal prediction
    .5 point --- if your alternate wins a medal.

    For example, in '10 this was my AA prediction:

    AA:
    1 Musty
    2 Bross
    3 Aly
    Alt: Jiang Yuyuan

    The actual result was 1st: Musty, 2nd: Jiang, 3rd Bross. I received 5 points for correctly predicting Musty's medal position, 2.5 points for putting Bross on the podium but in the wrong position, and .5 points for having my alternate Jiang medal, for a total of 8 points. I didn't receive any points for Aly, since she didn't make the podium.

    In the case of a tie for a medal, we will follow the IOC's tiebreaker rules. They stink, but we're gonna use them anyway.
    There will be three "categories", WAG predictions, MAG predictions and overall predictions for those who do both. You are free to make as many or few predictions as you like; just one of each podium per person, of course.

    You are welcome to make your predictions until Midnight, July 29th, EST. NO editing will be allowed past this point. You do NOT need to use the "official" qualifiers in your prediction; if you think a gymnast will be subbed in or out due to injury or whatever, feel free to include them. Last year it was a bit chaotic because there was a lot of subs in the EF's and I let people change their predictions, but this year once the deadline is up, that's it. At least everyone will be equally lucky or unlucky.

    Feel free to make your predictions any time between now and after prelims is done! Good luck, and have fun!

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    I think this is a great idea and hoped we could do something like this in the other thread, is there any way we could maybe merge this thread with the other so everyone has predictions all in one place?

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    Hmm. If you want you could copy my original post into yours, but I'm not sure if everyone who posted predictions would want it to be part of the game. It's up to you; whatever sounds good. It's meant to be fun, lol!

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    No I don't mind having the extra thread I love this idea It sounds like a lot of fun, I just figured people would be more likely to do it if everyone put them in one place is all. Sorry if it came off a bit snarkish didn't mean to sound so bitchy!

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    Oh, haha! No worries at all. I took no offense.

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    All good I'll post mine because I cant seem to get anything done without thinking about the Olympics lately and love the excuse to do it again

    Womens Team:
    1. USA
    2. Russia
    3. Romania
    alternate-China

    Womens All-Around
    1. Viktoria Komova RUS
    2. Gabby Douglas USA
    3. Jordyn Wieber USA
    alternate - Mustafina (I have Iordache in my last one I think.. I can't make up my mind)

    Womens Vault
    1. McKayla Maroney USA
    2. Sandra Izbasa ROM
    3. Oksana Chusovitina GER
    alternate - Ellie Black CAN

    Womens Uneven Bars
    1. Aliya Mustafina RUS
    2. Viktoria Komova RUS
    3. Beth Tweddle GBR
    alternate - Gabby Douglas USA

    Womens Balance Beam
    1. Larisa Iordache ROM
    2. Catalina Ponor ROM
    3. Kyla Ross USA
    alternate (could win though, but I think she'll be tired here) Viktoria Komova RUS

    Womens Floor Exercise
    1. Alexandra Raisman USA
    2. Larisa Iordache ROM (I think she'll be on a high after beam, not as sharp landing wise)
    3. Sui Lu CHN
    alternate - Victoria Moors CAN

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    Isnt Iordache's D score on floor now higher than Raisman's? If that is the case she will have to really have some bad landings to lose to Raisman, as I am sure the judges go in planning to give her a much higher E score.

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    We'll see. I'm not really looking forward to that final honestly, I'm expecting people to hit about as well as in 2010.

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    LADIES:

    Team Final:
    1. Russia, 2. USA, 3. Romania, 4. China, 5. UK

    All Around:
    1. Mustafina, 2. Komova, 3. Douglas, 4. Wieber, 5. Iordache

    Uneven Bars:
    1. Komova, 2. Mustafina, 3. Quishuang, 4. Douglas, 5. Tweddle

    Balance Beam:
    1. Iordache, 2. Sui, 3. Mustafina, 4. Grishina, 5. Ponor

    Vault:
    1. Phan, 2. Maroney, 3. Mustafina, 4. Komova, 5. Quishuang

    Floor Exercise:
    1. Izbasa, 2. Mustafina, 3. Afanaseva, 4. Sui, 5. Mitchell


    MEN:

    Team Finals:
    1. Japan, 2. USA, 3. Russia, 4. UK, 5. China

    All Around:
    1. Uchimura, 2. Orozco, 3. Belyavski, 4. Boy, 5. Purvis

    Floor Exercise:
    1. Kai, 2. Hypolito, 3. Leyva, 4. Kosmidis, 5. Uchimura

    Pommel Horse:
    1. Berki, 2. Smith, 3. Tommasone, 4. Sellathurai, 5. Haibin

    Rings:
    1. Zanetti, 2. Yibing, 3. Balandin, 4. Yamamuro, 5. Morandi

    Vault:
    1. Hak-Seon, 2. Okiguchi! 3. Ablyazin, 4. Koczi, 5. Bouhail

    Paralell Bars:
    1. Leyva, 2. Nguyen, 3. Uchimura, 4. Garibov, 5. Chenglong

    Horizontal Bar:
    1. Hambuchen, 2. Garibov, 3. Uchimura, 4. Maras, 5. Kai
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    Sellathurai will not be in the Olympics

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    You mean the games haven't ven started yet and I'm losing money already?!
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    Less than a week to go if you guys want to enter your predictions for this game

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    Womens team:

    1. USA
    2. Russia
    3. Romania
    Alt: China

    AA:
    1. Wieber
    2. Komova
    3. Iordache
    alt: Douglas

    Vault:
    1. Maroney
    2. Iszbasa
    3. Chuso
    alt: Steingruber

    Bars:
    1. Tweddle
    2. Komova
    3. Mustafina
    alt: Douglas

    Beam:
    1. Iordache
    2. Ponor
    3. Wieber
    alt: Lu

    Floor:
    1. Raisman
    2. Iszbasa
    3. Afanasyeva
    alt: Lu

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    Ladies

    Team
    1. USA 2. Russia 3. Romania

    AA
    1. Komova 2. Mustafina 3. Douglas

    BB
    1. Ponor 2. Iordache 3. Sui Lu

    UB
    1. Komova 2. Mustafina 3. Tweddle

    FX
    1. Iordache 2. Izbasa 3. Afanasyeva

    VT
    1. Maroney 2. Pena 3. Chusovitina


    Men

    Team
    1. Japan 2. USA 3. China

    AA
    1. Uchimura 2. Boy 3. Leyva

    VT
    1. Yang Hak Seon 2. Okiguchi 3. Dalton

    FX
    1. Uchimura 2. Zou Kai 3. Dalton

    PB
    1. Uchimura 2. Leyva 3. Zhang Chenglong

    SR
    1. Chen 2. Zanetti 3. Morandi

    PH
    1. Berki 2. Smith 3. Tommasone

    HB
    1. Zou Kai 2. Zhang Chenglong 3. Leyva

    HB is gonna be boring with those two Chinese codewhores winning because they have like, 8.0 D scores courtesy of 9 million pirouettes.

    I'm probably totally overestimating the US guys, but hey, the men's field is a lot less predictable and anything can happen.
    Last edited by Cloudy_Gumdrops; 07-25-2012 at 10:09 PM.

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    I'm completely out of the loop on gymnastics (I used to watch it as reverently as figure skating eons ago)

    Are Russia and Romania powerhouses once again?

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    Men:

    Team

    1) China
    2) Japan
    3) Russia
    Alt: GBR

    AA

    1) Uchimura(JPN)
    2) Boy (GER)
    3) Orozco (USA)

    FX

    1)Abalyzin(RUS)
    2) Uchimura (JPN)
    3) Kai (CHN)

    PH

    1) Berki (HUN)
    2) Smith (GBR)
    3) Tommasone (FRA)

    Ring

    1) Chen Yibing (CHN)
    2) Baladin (RUS)
    3) Zanetti (BRA)

    Vault

    1) Yang (KOR)
    2) Abalyzin (RUS)
    3) Okiguchi(JPN)


    PB

    1)Chenglong (CHN)
    2) Levya (USA)
    3) Tsoladikis (GRE)

    HB
    1) Zonderland (NED)
    2) Kai (CHN)
    3) Uchimura(JPN)

    Women:

    1) Russia
    2) USA
    3) Romania

    AA
    1) Mustafina (RUS)
    2) Komova (RUS)
    3) Douglas (USA)

    Vault
    1) Maroney (USA)
    2) Izbasa (ROU)
    3) Paseka (RUS)

    UB

    1) Komova (RUS)
    2) Mustafina (RUS)
    3) Tweddle (GBR)

    Beam
    1) Ponor (ROU)
    2) Iordache(ROU)
    3) Lu (CHN)

    FX

    1) Afanasyeva (RUS)
    2) Wieber (USA)
    3) Grishina (RUS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    I'm completely out of the loop on gymnastics (I used to watch it as reverently as figure skating eons ago)

    Are Russia and Romania powerhouses once again?
    That's a bit of a difficult question. Romania has struggled mightily all this quad and only started showing some real brilliance this year, but their bars are still so far below par that it was unlikely that they could win barring any major mistakes from the other teams. But now that Larissa Iodache is out of the AA and won't be doing floor or vault, that knocks them down a lot more. They're still the favorite to take the gold in beam and floor, though. Ponor has really come back into form.

    Russia has been a big powerhouse these last few years, but still struggles with consistency and injuries. They definitely have the goods to win the gold team medal, but my faith in them hitting all their routines is pretty low. If they do hit, it will be VERY, very close.

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    Ladies
    Team:
    1. US
    2. Russia
    3. Romania
    Alt: China

    AA:
    1. Komova
    2. Wieber
    3. Douglas
    Alt: Quishuang

    VT:
    1. Maroney
    2. Izbasa
    3. Chusovitina
    Alt: Steingruber

    UB:
    1. Mustafina
    2. Komova
    3. Tweddle
    Alt: Douglas

    BB:
    1. Ponor
    2. Lu
    3. Bulimar
    Alt: Ross

    FX:
    1. Lu
    2. Afanasyeva
    3. Raisman
    Alt: Grishina

    Men
    Team:
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. US
    Alt: Germany

    AA:
    1. Uchimura
    2. Boy
    3. Orozco
    Alt: Belyavskiy

    VT:
    1. Ablyazin
    2. Belyavskiy
    3. Yang
    Alt: Okiguchi

    PB:
    1. Zhang
    2. Uchimura
    3. Leyva
    Alt: Tsolakidis

    HB:
    1. Zou
    2. Zhang
    3. Zonderland
    Alt: Hambuechen

    FX:
    1.Zou
    2. Uchimura
    3. Shatilov
    Alt: Hypolito

    PH
    1. Smith
    2. Uchimura
    3. Berki
    Alt: Keatings

    SR:
    1.Chen
    2. Van Gelder
    3. Morandi
    Alt: Yammamuro

    I wouldn't be surprised if half the men I've listed aren't even in London, I am just guessing based on Tokyo!
    Last edited by ilovesalchows; 07-27-2012 at 05:47 PM.

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    Mens predictions:

    Team:

    Gold - Japan
    Silver - USA
    Bronze - China
    Alternate - Great Britain

    AA:
    Gold - Uchimura
    Silver - Orozco
    Bronze - Boy
    Alternate - Leyva

    Floor:
    Gold - Uchimura
    Silver - Shatilov
    Bronze - Hypolito
    alternate - Dalton

    Pommel Horse:
    Gold - Berki
    Silver - Smith
    Bronze - Uchimura

    Vault:
    Gold - Yang
    Silver - Okiguchi
    Bronze - Ablyazin
    alternate - Dalton

    Rings:
    Gold - Chen Yibing
    Silver - Morandi
    Bronze - Zanetti

    P-Bars:
    Gold - Uchimura
    Silver - Leyva
    Bronze - Mikulak
    alternate - Chenglong

    High Bar:
    Gold - Kai
    Silver - Hambuchen
    Bronze - Van Gelder
    alternate - Horton

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