I am not even sure if the title of this blog makes any sense to the real world but it makes sense to me.
I am SO bored and not tired so I I did something I have not done for awhile. I went and read IG’s message board. BIG mistake.
Every time I read that message board I leave with a migraine. I should know better.
So according to posters at that board, Shannon Miller’s career has no merit because the Soviet system was ” crumbling” when she won. Yet Gabby and Nastia were better gymnasts competing in 2008 and 2012 with the Soviet system not in existence?
More fun, Nastia is a better gymnast than Shannon because she won 5 medals when it was harder to win event finals medals.
(I guess that illogical logic forgets that 6 gymnasts competed and only two made event finals when being an AA gymnast was a must in order to make a team)
Oh and the 1993 World was the weakest World Championships ever. ( I really need some smiley icons at this blog.lol The rolling eyes one would be freaking out right now. Someone needs to tell Shannon,Lilia, Gina, Lavinia, Tatiana, Oksana etc… that their careers were a joke)
Question for you?
Before 1997 every gymnast had to perfect two sets of routines, Compulsories and Optionals at World Championships. Do you think that was easier or harder then having to compete optionals twice?
I would think learning and competing two sets would be a hella lot harder than learning one even if the “difficulty” is so much harder these days. Especially when you consider just how technical compulsories were during those days.
Q2- What are the big skills we do today that were not capable back in the 90′s? The Amanar was done by Simona in late 1999 or early, 2000 but she had a whole new vault to work with. Simona in 1996 easily would have been capable of that vault earlier if needed. Double doubles? Done in the 80′s. Full twisting double layouts? done in the 80′s.
I personally think we overstate the difficulty being done today but that is my opinion.