I hope Vika, Aliya & the Romanians can perform well in the event finals - just as long as no one takes an UB medal away from Beth!
Dang the VCR didn't work. So I have to wait a couple days to see the AA.
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
I'm hoping now poths you are on more the Komova train. The one thing I am happy about is the gymnast I saw in 2010 is slowly coming back.. I was wondering after seeing her on beam the last two years, if we would ever see that girl again..She's just needed more time.. (And I think more time with vault)...I love this girls gymnastics even i the code doesn't reward its stunningness.
It was clearly the Gabby V Komova show tonight, and in accordance to the current rules etc, I can see how she won. But in all seriousness, Komova is clearly the superior gymnast IMO and I do feel like her performances should have been enough to win. I'm unerwhelemed by the whole event and have far more and moments as opposed to moments.
But in judo there were 2 bronze. Why not gymnastics.
I hope Komova continues to Rio.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
Anyways, Douglas is a great gymnast too and I am so impressed at her consistency in London, she seriously performed to win with zero hesitation and I'm for that!
Last edited by poths; 08-02-2012 at 10:19 PM.
Because the IOC requires that gymnastics have tie breakers due to blatant fixing decades ago. The FIG doesn't require it; they don't break scores at Worlds or any other competition; just Olympics.
The problem with the tiebreakers for the Olympics is that they make no sense whatsoever. The way that Aly missed out on a bronze is imho pretty criminal. They basically dropped their lowest score and added the other three and that's how Musty got ahead. Which is so wrong; it's the ALL AROUND, not best three wins!
Grr. Sorry, still fuming.
I love that Douglas won and those few who are blinded by American-hate can join Crymova in the corner. I really was a fan of Komova since I saw her at the Jr. Olympics, but her immaturity and lack of sportsmanship at both 2011 Worlds and the Olympics us seriously off-putting. Shawn Johnsonwas severely disappointed but put on a brave face, Svetlana gave a kick-butt smirk but was still gracious, Amanar was happy for Raducan, the Romanians were happy for Lilia, Shannon Miller might've felt robbed but conducted herself well as did Silivas.
I'm a huge fan of Russian gymnastics, but people ALWAYS ignore flaws in their composition, form, and execution that it's become naturally assumed they are always superior when they are not. Douglas is the superior gymnast today.
And please Douglas/Komova is not Lipnski/Kwan.
Karoli et al will all acknowledge that, the fact that all he can talk about is her personality and work ethic is telling.
Bela is just a media-hound. It wasn't that far back where he was saying what a travesty it was for Weiber to not make the AA over the other two Americans who did.
While I understand where Poths is coming from (I love the Russian style too), I don't have a problem with Gabby's style not being at the same level and winning. Gabby executed in all four events well, and no one else did. I wouldn't call Komova's vault "fine." It had a bad landing that cost her the gold.
Gymnastics has a similar problem to skating at the moment - the similarity of element scoring in each does seem to diminish some of the beauty in the sport. But there is still beauty, and still amazing physical accomplishment, and sometimes they coincide in the same athlete.