Over the moon with this Olympics. I thank the gym gods forever for this and for Nastia 4 years ago. Thank you thank you thank you.
I was spoiled for this event, and I'm much less than I thought it would be. I'd rather see Mustafinia on the podium, just because I like to see choreography rewarded.
"Rowdy always has a comment. You know that Andrea" LINE of the Olympics.
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
OK, ever since I read the story about swimmers admitting to peeing in the pool, I really get when I see swimmers spitting out water at the end of their races.
My heart broke for Komova when I saw her crying when she learned she did not win. So tough for her to have that disappointment 2 years in a row. I hope she goes on to Rio, she is so talented, yet there is room for improvement. After sustaining injuries, she came a long way in a short time. And this makes me feel old, but I still clearly remember watching her mother win the AA in the very first Goodwill Games - 1986 in Moscow. Her mom beat defending World AA champions Shushunova and Omelianchik. [random]And the floor mat at those GWG was the ugliest in the history of the sport.[/random]
It's going to be so hard for Aly to avoid dwelling on what if. Even avoiding the second lesser break (after a turn iirc?) would have done it. I dislike the tiebreaker too.
And add me to those shocked at Gabby's transformation this year. WTG. Can you imagine if there'd hadn't been so many injuries last year getting her on the World team? That seems to have made a major difference.
Great AA podium! Congrats to all three medalists, and great job by Aly making it a much closer fight than a lot of people expected!
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When did the Russians' twisting form get so bad? Mustafina's is atrocious and even Komova's is visibly poor in real time. Can't believe this type of thing is tolerated in Russia of all places. Happy to see the scores reflect the deficiency.
Ah well. I'll go back to being pissed about Lochte. Or happy about Michael. Or amused that Ryan and Michael are excited to be tweeted by Lil' Wayne. Dudes, you know you're more famous than he is, right?
"Remarkably they've all had names that are so easy to remember." Al, WTF. What American Gymnasts have had difficult names to remember? That might be the DUMBEST THING YOU'VE EVER SAID!... probably not.
So the NBC affiliate I get happens to be from Boston and clearly the local affiliates are taking their lead from the main network with the local news having a DRAMATIC introduction of the women's AA and Aly's HEARTBREAK of a TIEBREAK. It was really overdone.