Alicia won the Gold medal on vault this morning and has a Rebecca Bross chance of winning beam tomorrow (meaning win be default because all the real workers fall due to having difficult skills in their routine AKA Rebecca’s Bross’s bronze UB medal today) so my question is do we really want Alicia Sacramone to be the most decorated World medalist in US history?
The positive is if she wins a medal on beam it will be her third different medal. The bad news is she is a freaking specialist that if this was a real worlds wouldn’t even be in a beam final. The lack of US gymnasts not headed for College made the US team the worst since 06. Alicia would have a hard time making the US team if she had real competition. Okay so she still might have made the team for vault but she never would have been in the beam final.
Alicia is a great gymnast but having her as the most decorated is armageddon. It would be like calling Sarah Hughes the best figure skater because she won a gold medal in 02 (one she didn’t deserve)
p.s.- I’ll do an event final wrap up tomorrow. He fell, the other chinese gymnast fell and Beth Tweddle was first, Aliya second, Bross third and Bridget 4th)
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