That's funny.....a skill named after two athletes that couldn't be more opposite. One being so humble that her husband hadn't even seen her Olympic medals and the other one whose ego is so large I don't think that there is a stadium that has been built that is big enough for it....lol
And Michelle should have beaten TaraI think Miller should have won.
1) Like how the skate order used to influence judging, like it did with Michelle and TaraI read that the compulsory judging was infamously out-of-whack too even though I truly believe gymnastics could use compulsories today just to hammer in basics and form AND to give us variety in a competition so we're not seeing the same routine potentially 4 times.
I meant from one individual gymnast. From Preliminaries to Event finals, we can see a gymnast do 4 of the same VT, UB, BB, and FX in one competition. At least we'd get some good choreography out of it...assuming it'd be of the same quality of past compulsory routines. Plus, I love comparing apples-to-apples, which is why I also love compulsory dances in ice dance.And Michelle should have beaten Tara
1) Like how the skate order used to influence judging, like it did with Michelle and Tara
2) Ummm . . . it would just result in a prescribed routine that 30+ gymnasts do instead of a defacto routine that 25+ gymnasts do
The issue with the 1992 scoring was that if you took a look at the difficulty of the routines and the execution, all 7 former USSR gymnasts probably should have moved to the All-Around final. They were just that good and that consistent (well, except for Gutsu's fall from the beam but ...) Tatiana Lysenko was another gymnast who had routines way ahead of her time in difficulty.I admire Gutsu's difficulty, but with the way that FX and VT went, I think Miller should have won. Plus, for the time, Miller was also doing routines that were more difficult that required. Just not in the way Gutsu's beam was. Miller didn't have the amplitude or natural power but she made it up in form and technical difficulty. I don't get the 1992 scoring system because I think the vast majority of gymnasts were doing routines that were technically out of 10.00 but they were only saving scores in the 9.9 range for a select few that the judges chose and there seemed to be an unwritten rule that gymnasts had to do routines far more difficult than the rules actually required to get consideration. I read that the compulsory judging was infamously out-of-whack too even though I truly believe gymnastics could use compulsories today just to hammer in basics and form AND to give us variety in a competition so we're not seeing the same routine potentially 4 times.
Really? Wow. I had no idea. When did that come out? I used to love Vitaly's gymnastics.
I can't.Lydia Ivanova, a coach of the Soviet Union team at the time, has also questioned the "immodesty" of Gutsu and speculated that "good" athletes would be too tired to have "sexual urges" mid-competition.
"I do not want to talk in details about this and I think that this unseemly," she told 360tv.ru.
"Either she wants to earn money on this or get media attention, nothing more than that.
"It was unpleasant to suddenly hear about it, I’ve never seen any immodesty from this girl before.
"If there is a good, strong training session, what kind of sexual urges can there be?"
Antonina Koshel, an Olympic team champion at Munich 1972 and now deputy director of the Belarussian Gymnastics Federation, also protested Scherbo's innocence.
"I don’t believe that this could have happened, that Vitaly is capable of such a thing," she told R-Sport.
"He’s the kind of a guy who couldn’t have offended someone like that.
"I don’t believe that she could be silent for 27 years and didn’t share it with anyone.
"Especially since she was a 15-year-old girl - that she didn’t share it, didn’t cry on anyone’s shoulder."
That is so gross. What a disgusting man.Vitaly Scherbo didn't really cover himself in glory in this interview, and neither does his mom:
While Vitaly Scherbo continues to stay silent regarding the rape allegations made by Tatyana Gutsu, some of his earlier interviews paint a picture of a person who does not respect women that much. …eng.gymnovosti.com
The Karolyis also liked safe routines with only enough difficulty to be internationally competitive but with as little risk and, consequently, as little innovation as possible.But back then since Kim Z. was considered a "contender" had she hit all her routines she might have been in the running for a gold.
It is interesting that the upgrade mentioned by the commentator is actually something similar to what Nadia was doing in 1979 at the beginning of her beam routine but never did constantly clean and removed it in 1980.Like for instance there's no way this beam routine:
Dominique Moceanu, "survivor spokeswoman extraordinaire", also said she was lying because she personally knows Rustam and he would NEVER allow Scherbo to do that.Uh yes ... there was fallout against her.
Former Olympic champion Tatiana Gutsu is facing a backlash after accusing "monster" former team-mate and six-time Olympic champion Vitaly Scherbo of s...www.insidethegames.biz
Some choice quotes:
Gutsu's sudden retirement from the sport makes sense now. It's too bad because she was so talented. But I don't blame her for wanting to get away from the sport.Dominique Moceanu, "survivor spokeswoman extraordinaire", also said she was lying because she personally knows Rustam and he would NEVER allow Scherbo to do that.
Believe all survivors, my ass. Until a friend of hers is accused and then she back peddles.
Agreed. It's so drama-filled now - USA gymnastics keep ejecting people who then are very clearly intent on spilling on all the dirt on them. It must still be a cesspool of crazy there. Why the USOC hasn't pulled their Olympic authorization can only be explained by a speculation that they are fearful of who will come after them.I hope Terin tells all, and I don't care if it is out of spite.
Interesting.This inspired me to rewatch a few of her routines and I came across this interview from a few years ago. I had no idea she eventually became a lawyer! And it was interesting to hear more about how she got started and moved up the ranks.
Anyone who was a gymnastics fan in the early ’90s knows the name Tatiana Lysenko. Crisp and confident, Lysenko combined artistry with cutting-edge acrobatiwww.flogymnastics.com