I read somewhere that the ceiling was very different in the warm up area, so things look very different when the competitors compete. If true, that’s a major problem.
FIG: we care about athlete safety. FIG: eliminates touch warm ups FIG: well, we care about viewer experience Gymnasts: subpar performances, major breaks, falls Make it make sense.
I know Aly was saying that it’s hard to spot a light colored floor, especially with a bright ceiling.
Laurie is tweeting up a storm about warmup and people are catching on. It would be great if things could get changed.
Adam Rippon tweeting how bananas this would be in figure skating.
Since teammates are basically the only spectators, maybe they changed it after they decided there would be no spectators or they changed it after they realized that it'snice for the athletes to have their teammates cheer on them?Jordan, Grace, and the swimmers are still literally attending events, which you have to be an Olympian to do. If the organizers were trying to send them home, presumably their access to events would also be deactivated. (Presumably they get in with their badges.) The entire swim teams seem to still be here cheering for swimming from many countries.
I think things are maybe just more complex than FSU thinks.
I believe the athletes did warmup on the actual equipment prior to the march-in. Many gymnasts are tweeting about how they should reinstate the touch warmup for apparatus finals.
This tweet, not from a gymnast, put it best:
They warmed up on the actual equipment prior to the competition though, this according to media at the event.The gymnasts on Twitter are saying they warm up in the back, not on the floor. Laurie says a lot of times it’s a long walk or feels different. Describes everyone having “cold muscles.”
It would be an absolute bloodbath in skating, just imagine the pair skaters without a warm up!
I hope this no touch warm up thing dies a quick death so they don't have to deal with that nonsense in the future.
Yes, I knew for sure they eliminated it for the team final as well but couldn't remember when it was reinstated. I think 2006 but I'm not sure.
I'm thrilled for Nina but exquisite lines? There were lots of breaks in her routine today, flexed feet in particular are almost always to be seen in her routines.Watched the two women's events. Loving that the Medals-Wealth is being spread - GOLDS for BRAZIL and BELGIUM! Wowee!!! So happy for both Rebeca - queen of power - and Nina - queen of exquisite lines!
Also, heard about ISRAEL and GREAT BRITAIN winning today's Men's events! Congratulations, all.