Jordyn's the one who's handled this the best.
The only criticism I've made towards Wieber's coach was when Karpenko said people were saying judges had told Jordyn's coach she wasn't going to get credited for the connections on beam.
I'm so glad I stayed up to watch the NBC live feed with Shannon and the Brit commentator. Night and day describes it best!
Plus teams are no longer made up of 6 AAers. Most nations have 2, maybe 3 AAers, and the rest are specialists. So the wealth is already automatically spread. IMO it's a rule that no longer makes sense, and I don't say that because just because of Jordyn.
I'd say Ponor got the .3 bonus for being a multiple Olympic Champ? She should not have qualified to any EF's but somehow made both, with major mistakes.
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They said they wanted that Team Finals spot. Well Misson Accomplished!!
So thrilled and proud of them. That actually had me more thrilled than our Bronze in Diving truth be told. I think because that was expected, whereas our girls making all those Finals was not and combine that w/their reactions on finding out they'd made it to Team Finals...
I'm still doing this ----->
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OTOH, shocked and sad for Jordyn. Could not believe my ears when I heard the news and the little I saw of her on CTV...Wanted to reach through the screen and give her a hug.
I did have to laugh at Mom about Aly's interview w/CTV though. We're watching and Aly keeps going on about how excited she is about it all and...
For someone so excited about her results and performance, she's awfully robotic isn't she?
What a wacky Games these have been in Gymnastics so far. Wonder what the Men's Team Event will bring us today?
As for Komova; I'm kind of in two minds. A part of me felt like Komova didn't care so much on floor. But then a part of me thinks maybe Komova this time was just focused on qualifying, and didn't want to give her all.. What I mean is that she was incredible at prelims at worlds last year than last. Maybe this time she just wanted to go out there do well, but leave something back.
I think she's a bit more of a fighter than folks are giving her credit for being. I I think she is fighting a bit more on beam lately than she use too.. She fell at Russian cup in Team Finals and then really seemed to go all out in AA. I think she's got a good track record of pulling out better in the AA..
As for Mustafina and the Amanar. Here's the funny thing, Miss Aliya may not need an Amanar to win here if Komova/Douglas screw up just a little.
There is something about Aly's demeanor that reminds me of Britney from Glee.
Aly had to hit on the floor for the team because of all the flubbed routines.
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Jordyn very classy in her interview - she must be so devastated I really enjoyed her gymnastics, very clearly the highest quality overall on the team, just had a rough go. I'm a bit surprised that Gabby scored higher than Jordyn - can anyone give me a nutshell? I know it's that I'm not in teknik and don't know the deductions/difficulty differences.
LOVED Gabby though.
ugh, NBC and their antics are so tiring
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I fell asleep during the prime time NBC broadcast, but woke up a bit ago during the overnight repeat, only to hear Tim refer to Gabby Douglas as "The McKayla Maroney of Uneven Bars" .
Um, in what freaking universe, dude?
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Ponor's floor score, really? She was less than a point under Wieber.
What is the issue about Ponor's floor score? she had one element she did fully not do but she didn't get a lot of deductions for it because she did not steps or OOB. Her D score suffered from it but as only the highest scoring elements count towards the D score an other element will have counted against it and she will only have lost about 2-3 tenth overall.
it was really clever of her to react as she did and to make sure that the mistake wasn't as costly.
Iordache should have done the same. Her triple twist was never going to happen. If she had stopped at a single or a double twist she might have qualified over Ponor because the rest of her routine was so excellent.
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Just noticed how close Germany were to qualifying. Sigh
Asuka Teramoto qualifying 8th
The Japanese are my little revelation so far. Loved their work in qualies.
Jordyn got beaten fair and square. In Judo, you can get beaten by the eventual Gold medallist in the first round too.... irrespectively of whether you're the second best athlete in the competition and could have won the silver had you been pitted against another opponent. Same with about half the sports in the Games!
I'm extremely irritated by all of this "not enough spots" talk. The USA has 2 athletes with a shot at an AA medal. They have a team with a shot at the Gold. That is a lot, that is enough. Jordyn is a great gymnast who didn't quite do enough on the day - I wish people would take it as graciously as she does.