Aly Raisman was robbed. Event Finals

One of my fondest memories from last years worlds was Lauren Mitchell sitting, looking around just happy as a clam because she just competed two really amazing routines. This was even before she won silver medals on beam and floor so I just can’t complain about her winning the floor Gold medal. I am happy for her. She was a bit overscored due to the landings on her second and last pass but I just can’t bring myself to say she didn’t deserve the Gold medal. I could make a case against her but it was close.

Aliya has been amazing at this years worlds. Winning the AA and team Gold and medals on floor, bars and vault is an amazing accomplishemnt. I thought her floor routine was pretty good in the event finals minus the landing on one of her passes. Her double turn looked short but she still got credit for it.

That brings us to the bronze medal where I am calling BULLSHIT. I am sorry but there is no way in hell Aly Raisman didn’t deserve this medal. You could even make a case for Vanessa Ferrari ( a case against is her lower difficultyby 4 tenths) who nailed 3 of her 4 passes but it will be a cold day in hell you will ever be able to make a case for Diana Chelaru. I guess you could even make a case for both of Vanessa and Aly being on the podium since Aliya’s double turn wasn’t complete but Diana had a huge step on her triple twist and was sloppy overall. Aly’s only real mistake was a step on her double pike. This just isn’t fair. They will over score Rebecca Bross till the cows come home because of Valeri but when someone nails a routine like Aly did they screw her.

Congrats to Peggy Liddick for her second World Champion

Floor

1 508 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 5.900 8.933 14.833
2 690 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 5.800 8.966 14.766
2 679 CHELARU Diana Maria ROU 5.900 8.866 14.766
4 720 RAISMAN Alexandra USA 5.700 9.016 14.716
5 543 SUI Lu CHN 5.700 8.966 14.666
6 627 FERRARI Vanessa ITA 5.500 9.100 14.600
7 677 IZBASA Sandra Raluca ROU 5.900 8.883 0.8 13.983
8 689 AFANASYEVA Ksenia RUS 5.800 6.900 12.700

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Beam Finals: What can you say. Ana Porgras hit a good routine with a few bobbles. Rebecca Bross had a few bobbles a small step on her dismount to take silver and Deng was way overscored on a routine full of huge bobbles to take Bronze. Alicia fell short on her 9th world medal finishing 5th due to her weak difficulty score.

1 678 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.500 8.866 15.366
2 716 BROSS Rebecca USA 6.500 8.733 15.233
2 545 DENG Linlin CHN 6.600 8.633 15.233
4 508 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 6.600 8.600 15.200
5 721 SACRAMONE Alicia USA 6.100 8.966 15.066
6 751 DEMENTYEVA Anna RUS 6.200 7.766 13.966
7 690 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 5.900 7.866 13.766
8 710 DEMYANCHUK Yana UKR 6.200 7.533 13.733

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The last man standing or should I say women standing was how the bars were won. Beth was first with her usual great routine. Aliya was second and had a good routine until her dismount and Rebecca Bross again benefitted from everyone falling to win the bronze medal. Bridget Sloan finished 4th. He was pretty upset crying after her routine was over. It’s a shame she fell. I think she will be better for it in the future. Everyone has to learn to lose sometime but she is still amazing.

1 586 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR 6.800 8.933 15.733
2 690 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 6.800 8.800 15.600
3 716 BROSS Rebecca USA 6.200 8.866 15.066
4 718 SLOAN Bridget USA 6.000 8.666 14.666
5 678 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.200 8.400 14.600
6 544 HUANG Qiushuang CHN 7.000 7.400 14.400
7 542 HE Kexin CHN 6.300 7.666 13.966
8 593 SEITZ Elisabeth GER 4.200 6.266 10.466
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Vault: Alicia hit her two vaults to finish 4th. Aliya had her Pod vault devalued after hitting an amazing Amanar to finish second and Jade Barbosa finished third. The rest of the results are below. Aliya protested her scores (well her coaches did) to no avail and poor Alicia had to sit there for a half an hour and wait. Come on judges get it right from the start.

1 721 SACRAMONE Alicia USA 1 6.300 9.100 15.400 15.200
2 5.800 9.200 15.000
2 690 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS 1 6.500 9.233 15.733 15.066
2 5.700 8.800 0.1 14.400
3 529 FERNANDES BARBOSA J. BRA 1 5.800 9.133 14.933 14.799
2 5.600 9.066 14.666
4 702 KAESLIN Ariella SUI 1 6.300 8.866 15.166 14.783
2 5.800 8.700 0.1 14.400
5 691 NABIEVA Tatiana RUS 1 5.800 8.933 14.733 14.599
2 5.700 8.866 0.1 14.466
6 635 JO Hyunjoo KOR 1 5.600 8.700 14.300 14.483
2 5.800 8.866 14.666
7 679 CHELARU Diana Maria ROU 1 5.800 8.900 14.700 14.066
2 4.800 8.633 13.433
8 745 CAIRNS Imogen GBR 1 5.300 9.133 14.433 13.999
2 4.800 8.766 13.566

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2 Responses to “Aly Raisman was robbed. Event Finals”

  1. PolyisTCOandbanned Says:

    Porgross had a subpar performance and should have had silver.

    On floor, Ali should have been on the top of the podium with Vaness on her left side. Probably Mitchell for “show”. Maybe Musty, but she got too many gifts in my opinion. Chelaru didn’t deserve to be anywhere near.

    Underwhelmed in general with the FX performances. Only Raisman and Ferarri were compelling. The men were much better. And I’m NOT saying that because the men do more difficulty, but because of execution.

  2. gymtruthteller Says:

    TCO I went back and watched them again and you are right. Aly should hav won. Lauren had two huge bounce backs that should have been deducted more.

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