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    Thank goodness Speedy isn't giving out the medals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domshabfan View Post
    US usually don't have to protest..
    But really, in what world does a protest from Aly Raisman of the USA overcome Catalina Ponor of Romania at the Olympics on the Balance Beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimena View Post

    And about Mustafina having a fighting spirit: yes she has. But she didn't on beam in the AA and her floor was full of wobbles.
    Fighting doesn't mean you always stay on beam or don't wobble. It means even in the face of all these things you still keep going and fighting for your landings. Komova wobbles and then falls off and then totally gave up on her dismount. If Mustafina had had that kind of attitude, she would have missed out on bronze in AA.

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    Aly looks happy but Sui Lu looking sad, I hope she can enjoy her silver soon

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    Komova's a very emotional girl and that makes her lose focus for a time when she makes a mistake.I'm all for wishing she had more control but she's just a teenager and not a robot. Sometimes mental toughness isn't as easy as we would like for our talented athletes.

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    So am I right in saying Deng is supposed to be 19 since she was old enough in Beijing???


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    Raisman is the opposite of Komova - lots of fight but no style....

    Is Lu Sui crying because she ended up with silver?

    Porno looks like she's had some hard living in the past 8 years.....
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarotx View Post
    control but she's just a teenager and not a robot. .
    Which is fine, but she's not even an competitor at this point. So frustrating for gymnastics fans to continuously watch an exceptional gymnast who is a shit competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poths View Post
    Christine is so right with the psychology of fighting for your place - American gymnasts, and being anointed the star - Komova.

    Russians might be best to leave Komova off the team for a year or somethng and make her actually sort her shit out. That was lazy and insulting to Mustafina who could have been in the beam final instead.
    I agree completely with this. Komova has a lot of talent, but I'm a bit "underwhelmed" with her fortitude as a competitor in these games. Granted, she's had some disappointment. But she needs a kick in the behind if she expects to be an international competitor like Mustafina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poths View Post
    PLEASE give two medals and sort this tie break shit out!
    ^^This.

    Quote Originally Posted by Domshabfan View Post
    US usually don't have to protest..
    I've been watching gymnastics a LOT of years, and yes, USA did have to protest a lot in the past. Lately, maybe not so much, but Aly's protest was well founded.

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    Sui Lu is definitely a sad silver medallist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    But really, in what world does a protest from Aly Raisman of the USA overcome Catalina Ponor of Romania at the Olympics on the Balance Beam.
    Same planet where Ponor's no longer Queen of Self-Assurance, but wobbles on turns and leaps . I just hope she channels this into a full-out FX. No more single tucks, gf! Layout full-ins and full difficulty! She can still get her individual medal on FX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    Gymnastics COP and judging is really digging its grave at this Olympics. How many feck ups have we seen now with start values being wrong and deserving medalists being initially screwed? Certainly makes you question the validity of all the results.
    I agree. To add insult to injury the whole tie break system is a mess. Give two medals and be done with it!

    Is it only a matter of time before skaters will be able to review their < and protest?

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    How long til floor?

    Stupid London on the other side of the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    But really, in what world does a protest from Aly Raisman of the USA overcome Catalina Ponor of Romania at the Olympics on the Balance Beam.
    In this world, apparently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks1227 View Post
    I agree completely with this. Komova has a lot of talent, but I'm a bit "underwhelmed" with her fortitude as a competitor in these games. Granted, she's had some disappointment. But she needs a kick in the behind if she expects to be an international competitor like Mustafina.
    Someone said that maybe the problem was Komova wants it to much so when she's not perfect realizes gold will be difficult she gives up. She needs to accept she's not perfect, results won't always come her way but learn how to fight through things..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimaToe View Post
    Aly looks happy but Sui Lu looking sad, I hope she can enjoy her silver soon
    I think this was Sui Lu's one chance to win an individual Olympic Gold, since she didn't make the floor final. She is 20 now. She is only a beam / floor - specialist - I'm not sure she will make another Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    But really, in what world does a protest from Aly Raisman of the USA overcome Catalina Ponor of Romania at the Olympics on the Balance Beam.
    Welcome to 2012 too bad you missed the last 20 years or so. Quick update: USA is the new Soviet Union when it comes to judging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poths View Post
    So am I right in saying Deng is supposed to be 19 since she was old enough in Beijing???

    I probably looked as young at 19.

    Wish Sui Lu could be happier...it really is all about expectations I guess. But has China ever gone 1-2 on beam? We've come some way from the headcases at least. (((Yang Bo)))

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    Aly needs a full set of medals, like Mustafina. Therefore, I'm rooting for her to win silver in the FX.
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