I have to say it, JorDyn Wieber was robbed

No one seems to care at all that she was 100% underscored on floor and Gabby was overscored on beam, floor and vault (the same score as Mckayla who literally 5 feet higher than everyone else on that Amanar)

If Gabby fixes her floor do you realize she could beat Komova by a point? I bet Komova doesn’t realize that.

Gabby was gifted this AA and if Tim Daggett even mentions that Jordyn was underscored when he is a flipping Gabby cheerleader you know something is up.

NBC will not come out and say the fix is in because they have spent so much time hyping up Gabby it would interfere with their advertising. Imagine if this had happened to Jordyn and she was competing against a non American? All hell would have broken lose.

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216 Responses to “I have to say it, JorDyn Wieber was robbed”

  1. kittykat Says:

    Via Gymnastike, a comment by Gabby
    How will the team come together again after this?
    “Yeah, it’s definitely a little awkward. You know, when I had my struggles and I wanted to give up and you just have to turn the other way. You’ve just got to be positive.”


    • Dee Says:

      STFU, GIRL.

      Seriously. I can’t deal. If she wins this AA I might quit this sport and never look back.

    • Cookie Says:

      Ugh why do I hate every single thing Gabby says. Sweetheart when you are in Jordyn’s position I want to see you handle it better than she did, be positive and “turn the other way.” I am soooo crossing my fingers she ends up like 6th or worse in AA just so she has to go eat a massive slice of humble pie. I would say I want her to fall during TF and lose USA the gold but the other four on the team deserve to win. Gabby will be the most annoying AA champion ever, worse than Mary Lou I’m sure.

  2. JAS4 Says:

    If she had been competing against anyone but Marta/USAG/NBC favorites they would be outraged in my opinion it should be Aly and Jordyn in the AA

    • gymglitterxx Says:

      I agree, besides the ATROCIOUS choreo, Gabby stepped completely off the FX mat and also messed up her landings. Her beam connections were slow just like Jordyn’s; Gabby was given them and Jordy wasn’t.

      And may I please ask what the hell is going on with KOMOVA?? Her connections were slow, slow, slow; all her floor landings she either hopped or stepped,so how is she in first?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Komova got some gifts too but Gabby was givin a free vacation home

      • kittykat Says:

        Hot damn, Komova’s beam was a GIFT

      • tulip Says:

        All set to make it a free and clear path for Komova. No Jordyn, no chance of a repeat of Tokyo! Thinking about how much money is involved and the potential for the winners to get filthy rich, bribing wouldn’t surprise me. Then again maybe just tired.and annoyed. Gymnastics has had that effect on me the past 6 years. I blame Marta lol
        Til tomorrow all!

      • Dee Says:

        The more I watch her floor, the more I want to scream. Gabby landed, literally ran off the floor, got a drink, talked about herself, and then continued her routine. Jordyns foot popped out ever so slightly. It just makes me infuriated, but it is what it is. NBC acted like Gabbys mistake was nothing and when jordyn did the lesser version of gabbys mistake they acted like she just shot a judge or something.

      • JAS4 Says:

        In the opinion of Marta/USAG/NBC Golden Gabby does no wrong lol

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Did NBC show Russia at all? I never got to see them.

      • gymglitterxx Says:

        NBC showed Russia and Romania after the primetime broadcast of the US women.

  3. sanitynmotion Says:

    GTT you’re so mad you forgot the d in Jordyn’s name! But I have to agree with you…

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I will fix that. NO ONE is talking about this. No one will acknowledge it. It reminds me of Kwan vs Terror and Kwan vs Sarah. As long as it is an American screwing an America no one says a word

      • Biyatch Says:

        its funny though because the media is portraying it as aly, the bff screwing jordyn not gabby the outcast

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Oh – and one other thing. It said a LOT when Jordyn fell twice in warmups on beam (obviously she wasn’t competing at her peak, but I digress…) and then stayed on throughout the whole beam set. One major wobble on a split leap thing but other than that it was pretty solid. I was expecting it to be more of a mess but was impressed.

        I was impressed with Kyla’s beam too.

        Gabby’s beam was “ok” – stayed on (two major wobbles, with her foot coming off beam on one or two of them) but if her connection was credited then Jo’s should have been as well.

      • Jazzy31 Says:

        I’m not a huge Bela fan, but I loved it when he said “Jordyn made a small mistake (on floor), but vere’s the rest of the tenths that vent away??” lol

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      What it really comes down to is rules need to change, judges need to take their blinders off – maybe get more judging rotations so there’s not a chance a fix can occur, I don’t know. I’m baffled.

      I have to wonder what the media headlines would be if Aly and Jordyn were the ones to make the AA…sure it would be along the lines of “Gabby got robbed” yet when it happens to the former world champ, nobody says a thing. HELlo!?

      The media never embraced Jordyn. Never. You could tell they were just bored of her and figured her personality (“boring” because she’s “nice” and “nice equals boring”) would not bring in the big bucks. Never once did she receive the attention she deserved. When Shawn won worlds it was like the whole universe knew about it and “oh what a phenom Shawn is” and blahblahblah…this coming from a Shawn fan, by the way (or almost former Shawn fan given her media whoring these days)…yet here’s Jordyn, an athlete that is actually more talented than Shawn and she’s virtually ignored. The media has their goggles on, searching for anyone and everyone else to make their “it” girl and here’s Gabby – the girl with the smile and the dysfunctional family background. Done and done. They even hyped her smile up on NBC coverage – it’s so obvious they just go with personality and “zing” over real talent. But that’s the real world I guess. It’s why people like Katy Perry and Ke$ha make so much money and yet cancer researchers are eating Top Ramin.

      • tulip Says:

        The media, especially NBC, is only acting on the cues or direction from USAG. We all know Marta is the wizard behind the curtain, she just won’t stay hidden!
        And as long as Gabby is meditating on scripture to prepare, she may want to revisit the lessons on humility.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        I❤ you, Sanity.

      • Elitefan Says:

        Did anyone else notice how, at the end of the broadcast, they showed Jordyn trying to leave out some other door but Olympic volunteers made her walk past the media?? That made me so mad — let the heartbroken teenager get some alone time, the cameras were bad enough!

      • Jazzy31 Says:

        Amen, tulip. It sickened me when Gabby had a huge smile and wave to the crowd while Jordyn was sobbing behind her. Aly was very restrained and classy as usual.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Volunteers were just doing what they’d been told to do though. They’re not allowed to make any decisions like that. Their job was probably to get everyone through the mixed zone, so that’s what they did.

  4. gymglitterxx Says:

    Also someone told me Jordyn didn’t get her full start value on floor? But she didn’t miss anything!

    • gymnastwannbe Says:

      Shouldn’t her coach have done something? I remember Nastia’s dad addressing the judges in Bejing and Nastia’s score being changed.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Was Mihai on the floor for the last rotation? After beam I saw Jordyn run over to the barrier for a quick word with Geddert, since Chow was the male coach on the floor. Shouldn’t Mihai have dome something, if he was there, acting as the team male coach?

    • JAS4 Says:

      They said her D score was only a 6.0 instead of a 6.2-6.3 like normal the only thing I can think of is they didn’t credit some of her leaps out of passes but if they were taking off for that then there are plenty of other gymnast who should have lost credit too but didn’t

    • nero Says:

      The only thing I can think of is her stag out of triple and her triple turn. The stag maybe because I don’t think she really rebounded but everything else seemed fine.

      They were BRUTAL to her on beam. It’s not just that they took everything away, it’s that they refused to be that harsh with everyone else.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I though the same thing if they were judging everyone like that I could understand the score but others were being given gifts on beam and floor in my opinion it should be Aly and Jordyn in the AA (and yes if Gabby were in Jordyn’s position even though I’m not a Gabby fan I would still think the two per country rule was unfair) but as it is two per country I think Jordyn was majorly screwed on beam and floor but if it had happened to Gabby everyone would be outraged

      • tulip Says:

        Nbc poked their head out a little when Time Dagget said J underscored on beam and floor. wonder why Gedert didn’t protest.

  5. terrigymfan Says:

    The bad thing is that Jordyn only qualified for event finals in floor. I think it is going to be tough for her to medal in that.

    I agree she waa underscored and Gabby overscored.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      She has a chance at a bronze medal as long as Afan isn’t gifted again. They want Ponor to win based on her score of that dredaful routine and Isbasa too

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I’m going to call it that Ponor, Izbasa, and Raisman medal. I don’t know what color but Jordyn won’t based on her line-up.

    • JAS4 Says:

      I hope they use Jordyn for AA in TF even though Marta will probably use Gabby instead for beam I would love to see her show everyone else that she deserves to be in the AA(even though we already know she does) and I am Praying and hoping that she has the floor of her life and that the judge don’t try to screw her if she does

  6. nero Says:

    I love Jordyn more now than ever before. She was all class in her extreme disappointment and NBC’s fucked up questions to her. They were sure to remind Alicia every 5 seconds of her ‘failure’ in Beijing I’m sure it will be no different for Jo. I hope she comes back and kills it

    • Gymnerd Says:


    • Cookie Says:

      I can’t believe she got through that interview. If that had been me I would have been crying so hard I couldn’t breathe let alone be so composed and well spoken during an interview. And to be interviewed by Andrea Joyce of all people….

  7. sanitynmotion Says:

    I have this really bad feeling that Gabby will be used for every event and have an epic fail moment, leading up to where Team USA must accept a silver medal, yet again. It’s just a feeling. I hope it’s wrong.

    I agree McKayla, who’s literally only doing one routine, will be the real gold medal winner here; if Team USA doesn’t get the gold I can see a situation being where McKayla is the only one on that team (deep as it is) getting a gold medal.

    The only positive thing on all this is that I hope it ends up being where USAG changes their structure and Marta is fired as coordinator.

    • tulip Says:

      sanityinmotion is my new soul sister. I’ll just throw in my strong agreement because it could shake out just like you said. But I just don’t see General Karolyi being fired. Penney doesn’t have the balls.

  8. mim Says:

    honestly i feel like this jordyn thing has all been a bad dream. i bet it must feel like that times a million for her. i also want answers- why didn’t geddert dispute her scores? where was he when their subdivision group had ended? how does the team feel about all this? why why why gabby favouritism over a proven world champ? why does marta not value jordyn enough? it all does my head in. im just so, so sad for her and the other gymnasts who get screwed over.

    is it true this penney fellow had no prior affiliation with gymnastics before he got his position?

    • Dee Says:

      Yea, penny has no gymnastics background. That alone is my BIGGEST beef over him. You lead a sport you never experienced. And this is not most sports.

  9. Gymnerd Says:

    And why was stupid Gabby’s floor score so high when she was sooooo out of bounds???

    • Cookie Says:

      ITA. How is completely leaving the floor not counted as a fall? How much did she actually lose for that mistake?

  10. Sofia Says:

    Ditto to what everyone said! I am so outraged and sad!! Though I adore Aly, and I am glad SHE made all around…But my question is, where was John?? I kept looking for him to comfort Jo when she was standing there, all alone sobbing! It was heart breaking! I am confused, I thought he was head coach, and yet, I saw all the other coaches out there, but hardly saw John. Was that NBC editing? Was he fending off media to protect Jordyn? Was he already discussing damage control with Martha since he is team coach, and has to make the team his priority? This is not a criticism of John, as I am am quite certain he adores his kid, but I kept wanting Jo to have someone in her court, someone to just hug her for God’s sake!! I guess/hope that happened later…can’t imagine how much guts and class it will take for her to put this behind her to compete for the team finals…poor kid!!

    First time in my life I will probably just tape all arounds and watch it later…

    • terrigymfan Says:

      Yes Sofia. I just wish I could have jumped through my TV and hugged that poor girl. I did see her talk to John a couple of times throughout the competition, but it looked like for some reason he wasn’t coming out near the gymnasts like the rest of the coaches. Maybe it had something to do with his being head coach. I’m also wondering if he thought it would be inappropriate as head coach to hug Jordyn because he thought that would imply he favored her over Aly and Gabby. It’s also possible he thought it was best to let Jordyn recover her emotions by herself. All I know is she did look all alone out there.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Yeah I was thinking the same thing about Jordyn. Obviously John knows her best, and her teammates, so maybe they know this is how Jordyn prefers to deal with disappointment? Dunno.

      • Sofia Says:

        Exactly, and I realize I am reacting more as a Mom than as a fan, it just seemed brutal to me and of course, the cameras love the drama, and wouldn’t leave the poor kid alone!

        On a different note, I know many in the gymnastics community have long hated the “two per country” rule…I think I saw a tweet from Catalina Ponar defending Wieber and saying the rule is wrong. I just hope that the international media doesn’t hype this as Americans being sore losers…our concern that the best gymnasts should compete in the all around regardless of which country they represent, is agreed upon by most gymnastics fans, regardless of where they come from, I think.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Yes, many fine gymnasts from Russia, Romania, and China have been screwed over by that rule too. It’s worse now because in the past 3 gymnasts per country could qualify for aa. Does anybody know when they changed it to just two?

      • Gymbee Says:

        Last time I remember a clean sweep of the podium was Sydney 2000 with Raducan, Amanar and Olaru. Obviously before the whole Raducan drug thing.

        Checking wikipedia, it was Athens: For the first time, each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.

      • Sofia Says:

        But then, It must have changed and then changed back, because i remember in 92, Barcelona, Kerri Strug being edged out by Kim Zemeskal for one of only two spots, right?

      • Gymbee Says:

        1992 AA final had 3 gymnasts per country, Miller, Zmeskal and Okino.

      • Sofia Says:

        Of course! Thanks for the correction!

      • terrigymfan Says:

        So going down to two per country did not have anything to do with going down from six to five members. It must have been when they went down from 32 qualifying for aa to 24. I bet it was in response to the “clean sweep” in 2000. Now there will never be a clean sweep.

        John said it right — it’s an affirmative action system for lesser athletes.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Two per country was to allow more people from “other” countries compete – so to prevent the competition from being the same countries every time. I disagree with the entire thing because for the sake of competition, it should be the best against the best. Whoever took Jo’s place in that final AA lineup is not going to be anywhere near the podium, even if they have the meet of their life, sadly.

        The whole thing is stupid but Geddert knew these rules going in and sadly, if this were Aly left on the bench I don’t think anyone would be saying anything.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        You make a good point Sandy about Aly. She was under no obligation to passive accept her role as team player and “odd-man” out. She saw her opportunity and took it, which is what athletics is all about. She did perform better than Jordyn IMO. That was especially true on her FX. It was put up or shut up time and she is the one who came through in the clutch.

        The real culprit here is the two per country rule, not Aly and quite frankly not Gabby either. I agree though that we would not be hearing all this uproar about the unfairness of this if was Aly who had not qualified, even though it really would have been just as unfair as with Jordyn.

        That doesn’t mean I am not still crying for Jordyn! I just love her.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        It is not Gabby’s fault she is overscore but the fact that she has bought into the hype and makes comments like “we all have to deal with disappointment is certainly 100% her fault. She is 16, not 5.

        The US has had plenty of respectful screwed over teenagers that have acted like class acts (Shannon Miller is the only one I can think of right now) so Gabby needs to grow up or shut up

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I agree GTT that Gabby reacts immaturely and says the wrong thing but look at the role models she has had all her life. IMO Gabby wants to say the right thing but just doesn’t know how because of her upbringing. I hope she grows up and eventually learns to handle thinks correctly — which mainly means not to view the entire world has centering around her — but I’m not too optimistic. Others like her who have preceded her (example the two Doms) never seemed to learn.

  11. Kadie Says:

    This whole situation really sours my opinion of international gymnastics. The underscoring of Jo was so blatant, and so ignored, that I think I lost my faith in the entire judging system. Before I just thought the US judges were horrible, and the international judges a bit sketchy. But this really makes me feel there is no fair competition in the gymnastics world.

    Gabby is horrendous. Anyone tired of her trying to be the next Tim tebow??? I’m all for people of faith being able to speak their mind, but I gotta say, this girl just wants to be a star. Plain and simple. Jo has a respect for the game and her fellow competitors that gabby does not have at all.

    Anyone hear of how gabby left her old gym? And the money they owe them? Or how she didn’t give jordyn any credit, or even a flipping hug? None of that sounds very Christian like to me.

    Jo is a class act. How she pulled herself together for that awful interview was really heart wrenching.

    PISSED at Marta. When you have a current world champion on the team, that’s who you put the most support behind. I’m happy for aly but her form on vault and bars is still pretty funky. Marta voiced no compassion for her world champion, for this girl who has done everything right, and done it with class. NOT one of Jo’s teammates comforted her. Not one!!!! The ego runs wild in this sport and it needs to be checked.

    I watched everything a second time last night, and became even more outraged. Jo’s mistakes were relatively harmless. People say she almost fell. I don’t think I see that. I see momentary balance loss, but I never thought for a second she was coming off that beam. Gabby had some bad moments on beam, and the difference in their scores is ridiculous. Connections. If your gonna punish one, punish all.

    Don’t even get me started on the bs floor scores. After watching that again, NO ONE can say Jordyn was scored fairly….

    These Olympics are tainted for me now. Geez after waiting 4 years, I was no expecting this bs

    • Gymbee Says:

      Yep, I was thinking the same!
      All she did was congratulate Aly, but she did not congratulate Jordyn on a good competition (girl scored over 60 and ended 4th in AA, so it was by no means a bad competition) – all she said in regards to Jordyn was “we all have to learn how to deal with disappointment”. What a brat.

      • Cookie Says:

        I’m pretty sure Gabby said that about how everyone has to deal with disappointment (seriously I hope she falls all over the place in AA and the whole world can watch her deal with THAT disappointment). Aly said something about how Jordyn had a good meet, should still be proud of herself for being an Olympian etc.

      • Cookie Says:

        Oops sorry Gymbee I misread your post. I thought you were saying Aly had said the Gabby quote.

  12. terrigymfan Says:

    Quick question: Who thinks like I do that this whole story Gabby and her mom keep telling of how she wanted to quit gymnastics earlier this year is a made-up story? I mean Gabby and her mom are always saying how much Gabby “loves” gymnastics, but then they come up with story of how she wanted to quit but decided to grit it out. I think it’s essentially made up to create drama for the media.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Definitely all made up! I can imagine she wanted to “quit” just as much as any other of her teammates have wanted to give up at some point. I know some high level track and field athletes, and they all have bad days where they think they might quit, but most stick it out. No news there!

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Yeah. She was probably talking to her mom on the phone and her mom asked, “How was practice today.” She probably said,”It was a tough day. I felt like quiting.” And now the story is she seriously wanted to give up gymnastics but after soul searching decided to grit it out, and the rest is history! Please spare me.

  13. Biyatch Says:

    It would be interesting if they allowed all world champions of the quad to participate in all-around event finals, regardless of qualification/if they are on their country’s team.

    A lot of times those athletes already qualify, but there are exceptions. Jordyn, also Alicia is really with little doubt the second best vaulter in the world after mckayla but couldn’t get on the US team.

  14. gilttrip Says:

    Gabby was overscored. Esp watching everything back the second time, knowing the outcome, i tried to track deductions and beam and fx were gifts to Gabby. Jo said to Mckayla that Tim was mad when she finished fx. I think Jo thought she was safe at that point but Tim knew. Did you see how he refused to talk to her? And, if the Gabby’s family can do an interview in the next week without mentioning financial struggles I will eat my ipad. Tacky!

    • (@lygill) Says:

      Tim? Tim Dagett?

    • Gymbee Says:

      You think? Didn’t John say that he knew before Aly did her floor? I don’t know about the gymnasts, I don’t think they look at the scores of the others during.

      • gilttrip Says:

        Sorry, yes John. He tells Jo it will be close and really needs to bring it before fx. Then if you watch, Jo seems happy after finishing her fx. She is beaming. Bounces up to Geddart and he won’t talk to her. Just walks away. Next camera shot she is telling Mckayla that John is mad and McKayla is like why?! Before her score is out. I think Jo still thought her fx would be enough to beat Gabby. (Tim rambles on so much that I can’t block his blather out of my posts even.)

      • JAS4 Says:

        I think John had probably figured out that they were going to screw Jordyn by that point

        John speaks out against the two per country rule he probably would have spoken out against the judges but couldn’t because they still have TF and EF and he didn’t want to make it even worse

      • Sofia Says:

        John was mad at Jo? Or, maybe she meant he was mad about the scoring, already, mad that she had already gotten underscored on beam??

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I think that is an absolutely great statement by John. The two per country rule is absurd. They don’t have that in swimming. What is the difference?

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Jo probably did not realize she step out of bounds. John knew it was a minor step — should have strictly been a 0.1 pt deduction — but he also realized the judges would use it as an excuse to underscore Jo. I don’t think he was mad at Jo — just “mad.” Jo probably sensed he was mad but wasn’t sure exactly why.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Terri – they do have the “two per country rule” in swimming. At Trials, the top two qualifiers in each event go to the Olympics. So if you get third place but happen to be faster than say Germany’s first or second fastest, you still don’t get to go.

        So swimming has that rule too, but it’s not as obvious because they do it before the Olympics even start. It’s a pisser though because imagine not making an Olympic team because of 1/100th of a second (it happens!)…

        You’ll notice at swimming events, not more than two Americans are in the quals/semis/etc…

        It’s a stupid archaic rule and basically goes against what the Olympics should be about. I’ve always hated it. Jordyn can’t help the country she’s born in; she should be able to compete if she’s one of the world’s best.

        So sad. The only silver lining here is that maybe Jo will stick around longer and make an attempt for Rio.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Thanks Sandy. The only reason it is not quite as bad as gymnastics is there is not one single “premier” event in swimming like the individual aa is in gymnastics. So if you barely miss out of a particular event in swimming by being third in your country there are several other events that are just as prestigious that you can qualify for.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Yea there are definitely more opportunities for swimmers to make the Olympics in general because of the number of events, but it also depends what type of swimmer you are (you probably know this already being a swimmer yourself)…the only bummer is if you’re say only really good at butterfly, you really have only one event you can qualify for. Same with breaststroke. Although, typically you can go for two events with those (the 100 and 200 lengths), but they are very different races in general so most times you’ll see different people fielding those even though the same core “group” races them in Trials. An example is Amanda Beard – at her peak, she made both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events but then later on her “best” race (the 200) became the only race she could qualify for.

        Sorry for the rant. Oh, but if you’re a sprint distance free styler you have more of an opportunity to make the Olympics because the top 6 get in on those events for relay purposes. So for those out there with kids that want to be Olympic swimmers, they’ll have the best chance of making the team in the shorter-distance events.🙂

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Never apologize for your rants Sandy! I just love them. And since I have a 15-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter who are swimmers (and I was too), you’d think I’d be more attuned to which events they should concentrate on to better there chances of making the Olympics. We will definitely consider your advice when we plot strategy for the Olympics. Right now they are more concerned with how they will do at the upcoming meets!

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        LOL well at least your kids are swimmers! Honestly I think it’s one of the best sports out there. Not too prone to injury and overall not as expensive as say…golf, volleyball, etc.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Yes, I can’t say enough about swimming. I love gymnastics but that sport really pounds on the body. Actually running does too but not as bad. Swimming is actually good for the joints. Another nice thing about swimming for us is that although my son will turn 16 shortly he is only 5’6” tall right now and weighs about 110. He hasn’t hit puberty yet so hasn’t had his growth spurt yet. That would be a big disavantage for him in sports like basketball and football. It’s a little bit of a disadvantage right now in swimming but not so much. With swimming he is able to continue to participate and train and progress while he waits for puberty to start. If he were in those team sports he probably wouldn’t get much playing time because of his size and might lose interest.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I think Geddert knew Jo was in trouble after beam. She walked over to him behind the wall and he said specifically “you need to rock your floor exercise…this is going to be extremely close.”

      Then he probably just knew at floor. Maybe he’s mad at himself too for pressing those connections even despite the warning.

  15. (@lygill) Says:

    Was it just me or was there no contact b/w McKayla, Aly and Jordyn after the whole AA fiasco? I don’t think I saw anyone comfort Jordyn (except Beth, but yeah..). Kinda makes you wonder about the whole “BFFs” think. Or did Aly mention Jordyn in an interview?

    I never hated Gabby before (I just disliked her gymnastics, but have nothing against her personality) but now I officially hate her attitude. That interview she gave after qualifying was just horrible. No class, no tact, none whatsoever.

    I applaud Jordyn for congratulating Aly and Gabby. True class right there!

    Ugh sorry but now I’m SO rooting for Komova and Mustafina to go 1-2 and Aly taking bronze. Sorry, Martha, no way will that AA 3 peat happen now.

    • Jazzy31 Says:

      I’m sure the girls were just giving Jordyn some space. Aly couldn’t have run up to her at that moment. So sad.
      I want Aly to get an AA medal (any color) and I don’t really care at this point who gets the other two as long as Blabby Douglas isn’t there. I know she’s young, but try to display a little tact and class. I also want Aly and Jordyn to medal on floor (I can hope!), McKayla to get her vault gold, and Gabby to get nothing so she can be brought down to earth.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Well said!!
        I want the Team to win gold, cause I want that for Jordyn. AA medal for Aly, Gabby in 5th (not even 4th, cause then the Gabby-lovers will moan about her being underscord). And FX medals for Aly and Jordyn, nada for Gabs.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Same for the coaches. That’s a difficult moment and a lot of people just want their space for a few moments before well-meaning people try to console them. I am sure John was thinking, “Do I hug her our not,” and waited for the moment when he thought it was best to do it.

        Gymbee you stated it exactly the way I hope this all comes out now.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        In this sort of situation I’m sure Aly and McKayla didn’t know what to do and didn’t want to risk looking insincere in front of cameras and the crowd. Plus, Jordyn is the type that wants to be left alone in moments of extreme emotions. Even when she was “happy” (crying happy tears when she found out she was world champ) she kind of backed off of John Geddert’s hug (anyone notice that?)…I think she’s just the type that needs her space to sort things out and then she moves on.

        After yesterday though I’m even more of a Jo fan just because anyone who can keep a level head like that (sending out statements and interviewing with ABC)…man, that takes guts. Girl’s got guts. If she sticks around (which I hope she does) I’ll be rooting for her for sure.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I sometimes wonder if some of these male coaches are a little paranoid now giving their girls lots of hugs with Jen Sey book coming out and the Don Peters scandal and all that. It seems like guys like John are only comfortable giving their girls those very brief quick hugs. Last night it would have looked ridiculous and superficial for John to have just done that. So it was only give her a lengthy hug or none at all.

        This probably had nothing to do with yesterday’s events especially since I understand he did hug her later to console her. It is something though that I have wondered about.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Alys quote from Gymnastike: It’s really hard of course just becuase we’re best friends and I know how bad she wanted it and that was one of the first things I said was that I felt so bad because she worked so hard too and it’s tough that only top two gymnasts go. But, I know she’s still a good friend and she’ll still be happy for me

      • hclovespink Says:

        I saw the lady coach hug jordyn, she seems really sweet, I like her. Is she Kyla’s coach?

      • JAS4 Says:

        Yes it was Kyla’s coach🙂

        Apparently Geddert did comfort Jordyn we just didn’t see it on tv

      • nero Says:

        Great friends know when to hug you and when to leave you alone. I’m sure Aly and Mckayla gave Jo a big hug when the time was right. Kyla’s coach was so sweet

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        My friend worked at Gym Max; says Jenni is extremely nice (both Howie and Jenni) but the only thing they tend to do is focus on “easier” tasks that are well executed over more difficult tasks. I guess that makes sense given Kyla.🙂

    • Cookie Says:

      I thought I saw Kyla’s coach hug Jordyn as soon as her score came up and she started crying, but then they marched the girls towards the media area so there didn’t seem to be a ton of time. And while Gabby/Aly were being interviewed in the background at least one other GBR gymnast besides Beth hugged Jordyn. I wouldn’t have expected Gabby to say anything but hopefully McKayla and Aly, her best friends were there for her after the meet.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Ha. Gabby probably gave her a lecture in how to deal with disappointment.

      • MacStabby Says:

        zomg, Gymbee, I was SO PISSED at Blabby for that statement! Like, someone’s dream just died in front of her, and you’re going to compare some piddling disappointment you’ve experienced to THAT? Girl needs to STFU or I may find a way to get to her house and smack her across the prognathic face of hers.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        lol we do not condone violence here at this blog but mocking is fine.:)

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Aly was just trending on yahoo but she isn’t anymore.

        01 Mark-Paul Gosselaar
        02 Arnold Schwarzenegger
        03 Michael Phelps
        04 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
        05 New iPhone

        06 Hepatitis C
        07 Aly Raisman
        08 Alzheimer’s drug
        09 Ryan Lochte
        10 National Cheesecake

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I think terri is right. We can blame the upbringing but IMO only if she was 10. By 16 she should have the brains to know better.

      • Biyatch Says:

        I think Aly’s getting more attention for her parents reaction than her actual, albeit phenomenal, performance in the gym.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I think you are right. That was funny to watch. Over the top funny but so parent like.

      • MacStabby Says:

        Fine, I won’t smack her. Just tell her MEAN THINGS about herself.😀
        I think this whole thing is getting to me- I just had a dream where I was telling Gabby’s mom what a terrible parent she is…

        Aly’s parents are adorable. I thought so in the documentary, and watching them during bars was hilarious. They’re clearly a close family and I love that.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I loved how her mom breathed out the “f” word at the end after Aly landed. I was cracking up. I wish they had her reaction to all of her routines hahaha…I loved how her dad was leaning with her and then against her almost.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I have got to go back and watch that. LOL

        Did you see that one clip where they showed McKayla and Kyla together as little kids? It was hilarious because Mckayla was looking slightly down in that superior looking way just like she does now!

  16. nero Says:

    holy shit, Gabby is going on beam in TF. WHAT THE FUCK?

    • Catherine Says:

      It would serve Marta right if she fell off. WTF is she doing taking a gamble? When’s the last time Jordyn fell or grabbed the beam in competition? I would legit put McKayla up on beam ahead of Gabby. I think it’s an insult to Jordyn, who has shown that she will stay on the beam no matter what.

      • newbie Says:

        Does Martha want this gold??? If Gabby hits tomorrow I will become a fan… I just don’t believe she will.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I agree Marta is crazy why on earth would you put Gabby on beam in TF! and since Aly only scored a tenth less than Gabby on VT I think I’d use her instead and maybe even Kyla on floor instead! Lol

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Awesome. Three for three Marta will come out with a silver despite being the favored team.

        I had a feeling there would be another ASac moment on beam. Prove me wrong, but I still have this feeling.

        If it happens PLEASE FIRE MARTA.

        It won’t be fair to the other girls, but if it leads to USAG firing Marta then the end justifies the means.

      • tulip Says:

        Holy shit- she demoted Wieber! That girl has got to be beside herself. WTG USAG, by giving the womens program over to Marta and her favoritism, you have gutted a glorious, classy world champ. So proud

      • Gymbee Says:

        Oh god I will be so nervous I’ll be in tears before Gabby goes up!
        I really want this gold for the team, but I they win Gabby will be insufferable, “Im the only one who did AA during TF’s so I’m the most important blabla” crap. I’m gutted for Jordyn, but she’s a fighter!

  17. AKF009 (@AKF009) Says:

    Gabby is doing beam in Team Finals!!!!!!!! USA is screwed

  18. newbie Says:


  19. Biyatch Says:

    And she’s up 2nd on vault. Risky moves. I see a gold medal going down the drain…

  20. nero Says:

    prove me wrong Gabby, I would love for it to happen

  21. terrigymfan Says:

    The only logic I can see in putting Gabby in for Jordyn on beam is that Jordyn has been a little wobbly on beam lately and with not making aa finals maybe her confidence has been eroded. Beam is such a head-game event. I still disagree with it and think putting Gabby on beam is a big big risk. No one is more likely to fall off completely than Gabby, and if that happens bye-bye gold.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I totally agree Terri. I really have this feeling now. It’s strong. Someone’s going to have a head case moment and Team Finals will end in silver yet again for USA.

      The system needs to be changed, and Marta needs to be out of there. I hope if USA does not win gold this will happen. If not then USAG is just shooting themselves in the foot.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        The problem is I think that if that does happen — and I agree there is a good chance it will — they are still not going to fire Marta. So I hope it doesn’t happen and we get gold! My fingers are so crossed right now they are going to get stuck.

    • nero Says:

      The only thing I can think of is the judges showed they will give Jordyn a 6.0 while Gabby has a 6.5. I guess the logic is you’re risking .5 instead of a full point if Gabby falls?

      Big risk big reward I guess

    • advil Says:

      Jordyn’s connections will not be counted. We know this. She hasn’t made them all year, and unfortunately it wasn’t until this meet that judges actually took notice. I highly doubt she’d be able to speed them up that much in 2 days.

      D-scores are all the logic neccessary.

  22. Jazzy31 Says:

    Alright, the current rules suck so I’m changing them. The Olympics according to Jazzy:

    It’ll be 6-5-4 for team prelims and finals.
    No more “new life”. Team scores will be prelims + finals; AA will be prelim + AA finals, etc.
    No more 2 per country rules. Let’s let the world see the 24 best AAers and the best 8 on each event.

    And for the love of God, can we get rid of still rings?? Snooozzze.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      Anyone watching mens team final live. Not looking good. They will be lucky if they get a bronze.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I am not watching but I would love to know what is going on. Please tell and please don’t make me watch it.lol

      • nero Says:

        The guys have imploded. 3 or 4 falls I think. Going to high bar still have a chance for bronze but it will be close

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        do you have that link to live scoring. I am so happy for Japan. I might have to watch

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Who emploded

      • DL Says:

        It’s looking like Japan or China will win gold.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I spoke to soon. It looks like China is 3 points ahead. I am glad both teams woke up and now John Rothlisberger can eat his words. The jackass that he is.

      • DL Says:

        I saw Orozco sit his vault, but missed other falls.

      • Biyatch Says:

        Sam fell on floor, Leyva fell off PH and apparently Orozco sat on it. Rings were hits, but one of the weaker US events. Orozco sat his vault.

    • Kelly Says:

      I love the idea of scoring prelims AND finals! More scores just make the results more accurate. I know it’s a pressure sport, too, but I like the idea of using scores from two nights.

  23. tulip Says:

    Went back and watched the Romanian beam routines. Now I’m foaming at the mouth mad. Bulimar got a 6.1 start value with none of the risk of Jo, it was rushed and a little jerky, and connections were the same as most, including Jo. so it is very difficult for me to imagine that there isn’t any funny business going on.

    The judges are like Marta, they don’t even try to hide it.

    • nero Says:

      I haven’t seen Ponor’s routine but she apparently scored one of the highest with more than one huge wobble. The judges were out for blood with Jordyn

      • Gymnastwannabe Says:

        Do you think it’s b/c the fix is in for Russia? Seriously, what a great idea..over score our most unreliable beam worker and kill our world champ so Gabby is set up to fall in tf. I hope she stays on, but she has not shown she can handle pressure…which is now ON HIGH…PLEASE make me eat my words, Gabby.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        There were two times where I literally thought Ponor might fall. Her wobbles were that big. Yet her score put her in beam finals. Jordyn had a way more solid beam routine than Ponor. Oh well. Judges biased big time.

      • Gymbee Says:

        Gymnastwannabe, wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a fix in for Russia. We all know than any sport is ripe with politics, especially so the judged sports. USA got AA champ twice now, maybe some high ups aren’t happy with that? Now I’m not an overly conspiracy person, but I’m not naive either. Just a few months ago there were judges suspended for foul play, so we know it happens.

  24. Gymnastwannabe Says:

    Perhaps Jo’s coach was a little too outspoken in his blogs about Marta. Chellsie dared to not bow down to Marta and see where she is. I’d love to see Jo keep training but not attend camps and come back at Nationals and clean house! Jo looked a bit tired to me yesterday. Her coach knew she needed more rest. Indiv coaches should decide how much their athletes train. Please, Jo, team-up with Bross and write a tell-all book!

  25. sainabou nyang Says:

    Russia is in the lead.
    John o had a shitty competition. Heard he was in tears after sitting his vault.

  26. tulip Says:

    stop here if you don’t want to know
    Wii all am vvvvvvbbbb bbjhdscnklppkhvff tcbpooibvcxseyjmklppnbvxxzj hhfdewqqqqqqqqqqaaaaannnnnjkkopl Jo IP
    Final rotation begins. Not good for US. Ate lots of may and likely finish 6th. China in first, Japan battle for 3rd with UK and Ukraine…
    All pow

  27. tulip Says:

    Holy shit! Men’s TF a true nail biter to the last routine…

    G China S UK B Ukraine

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      I can only imagine what tim, elfi, and al are saying at this ver moment. But kudos to GB they deserve it. They rocked it.

      • Lauren Says:

        hahah let them all eat cake. Qualification is still just qualification. I was pretty sure China would bounce back. And kudos to Britain. I only saw their floor routines, and they were AWESOME (I really don’t know the minute details of men’s gym, but they looked good from where I was sitting)

  28. Lauren Says:

    I know Orozco had at least two misses, although I was watching the live feed of the Japan/China rotation. China just didn’t miss… It was pretty nuts. They were not perfect, but their mistakes were minor. No falls

  29. Biyatch Says:

    Just thought about it some more…

    Gabby “Headcase” Douglas not Jordyn “Steady-as-a-rock-reigning-world-champion” Weiber or Aly “always-hits-when-its-on-the-line” Raisman is doing AA in team finals of the Olympics.

    Im not really suggesting that Aly go all around, the bars, ugh, but has Gabby hit two consecutive beam sets in competition ever? How often has she sat her vault? Raisman might give up a little in execution but you know she’s going to land on her feet. Beam… ugh, ugh, ugh.

  30. Lauren Says:

    whoaaaaa controversy over Uchimura’s pommel horse routine!! Something about the dismount…

  31. Lauren Says:

    Either way, Japan really headcased…

  32. Lauren Says:

    It might be somewhere earlier in this thread… But does anyone know if the lineups are posted for women’s team final tomorrow?

  33. Lauren Says:

    OMG this is crazy!!!!! Did anyone watch Uchimura? What was the deal? oh geeeeezzzzz judging controversy. I hate this. I mean, I know stuff happens, but this just makes the sport look bad. I really feel bad for Uchimura, because it’s not his fault. Oh geez. =(

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      The judges this whole competition have been a travesty and this is just anotehr case.

      If a judge is not smart enough to get the right start value he SHOULD NOT BE A JUDGE. I feel for Japan for not getting their chance to celebrate and I feel even worse for Ukraine who thought they had a medal, got to celebrate and then lost it.

      THE JUDGES SUCK. Shannon was dead on when she said she feels for everyone but getting it right is what matters. We don’t need another Paul Hamm situation

      • tulip Says:

        Yep. Shannon said it well. It’s the coaches job to fight for every tenth, that you can’t make it too easy on the judges. Plus what GTT just said.
        Judging in these games is so embarrassing for the sport. Think Bruno will do anything about it?

    • tulip Says:

      Uchimura protest accepted. Increase of nearly a point!
      1. China
      2. Japan
      3. UK
      4. Ukraine

      • Lauren Says:

        Most likely they did the right thing, because for it to be a full point, it was almost certainly a start value issue. But it needed to be right the first time, because now you had two teams that thought they got medals they did not (or a different color, in the case of Great Britain), and Japan is gonna look like the “spoilers,” even if they did the right thing by challenging right away. Good coaching on their part. Based on what Shannon was saying, it seems the issue was in crediting Uchimura’s dismount? I agree with having instant replay, much like tennis, another of my favorite sports, but in a big time meet like this, you just DO NOT want this happening, like you said GTT. But still, very well deserved gold for China. They just didn’t miss.

  34. nero Says:

    wow! Can you imagine the crowd if it was GB that was bumped out? They might boo Japan on the medal stand, it’s not their fault it’s the judges

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      Wtf kind of Olympic is this?

      Imagine if they did this in the AA tomorrow?

    • Lauren Says:

      I agree. I really hope the audience gets that this was not Uchimura’s or Japan’s fault, and that they had every right to challenge, and used it well.

      • Gymbee Says:

        I am watching with my in-laws, my mother in-law did not get it, and thought it was massively unfair, and not happy Japan contested it. I tried to explain that it’s the judges fault, not Japan’s fault for only pointing out a huge error!

  35. Catherine Says:

    WOW delighted for GB, and well done to China for repeating- they have had injury issues and still nailed everything after a crappy prelims. Devastated for Ukraine, and sad for USA. This is a bit mad…

  36. DL Says:

    Wow, I shouldn’t have shut off the feed. I go and hang out the laundry and all this happens while I’m not watching. So epic.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      If this happens in TF tomorrow i wouldn’t be surprised to sir bela himself yelling at the judges like he did at the Moscow games.

  37. Lauren Says:

    Did anyone actually watch all the USA men’s routines? Like I said, I watched the China/Japan rotation because I figured tonight on NBC they’ll show the US much more, and probs GB. It seems like there were at least four falls though? Seems like Orozco had a big time head case day, from what I saw.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I saw their high bar. I thought Horton was underscored but it looked like he missed getting credit for something.

      You should not be able to miss 4 routines and win a team medal. I am glad they weren’t gifted a bronze

      • Lauren Says:

        well said, GTT. I totally agree that four major breaks/falls DOES NOT, and should not= a medal

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        It’s not even a matter of falling but falling 4 times. Their ego’s got the better of them

    • Biyatch Says:

      Sam fall on floor, Orozco and Leyva falls on horse, Orozco sat vault.

      Horton and Dalton were pretty sturdy.

      • gymglitterxx Says:

        OH NO Orozco fucked up! I slept through this so I’ll be watching tonight. I swear Orozco better get his shit together with a quickness I want him to medal in something soooooooo bad!

  38. nero Says:

    why is the medal stand so tiny? You can only fit like 3 people on it

    • Lauren Says:

      yeah really!!!! The teams can’t just stand in a line. That is really weird, and almost as effed up as how ugly that arena is.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      There were some boo’s but as much as I feel for Ukraine THE TIGHT OUTCOME is ALL that matters.

  39. Lauren Says:

    THANK HEAVENS the audience is being awesome and still cheering for Japan. Gives me hope for humanity, even if it doesn’t give me hope for the judges.

  40. tulip Says:

    From another site-
    Ukraine coach is in mixed zone and is enraged. Feel bad for the team. Get it right the first time and you don’t put people through this!
    Go get em on Twitter GTT!

  41. CKY9 Says:

    Per NBCOlympics.com, the team final will be:

    Vault: Wieber, Douglas, Maroney
    Uneven bars: Wieber, Ross, Douglas
    Balance beam: Ross, Douglas, Raisman
    Floor exercise: Douglas, Wieber, Raisman

    Douglas is the lone AAer. That scares me… Wieber should be on beam instead of Douglas but that might make the whole AA situation even more ridiculous if Wieber does all 4 events in the team final.

    • H Says:

      Yup, I will be scared too, saw today how easy it is with falls to not be on the podium. Can’t stand her but hope gabby sticks for the team.

  42. H Says:

    Anyone that thinks Russia or Romania will upgrade in TF except maybe Musta-amanar?

    • Han Says:

      My posts are awaiting moderation, sorry gtt I changed my display name and can’t find your email address to email you! Please approve me!!

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Russia and Romania both have huge upgrades for team finals. Larrisa / Cata / Izbasa did not compete most of their difficulty. I will be at Sea World tomorrow and will not be watching this. I can’t, I’ll watch in replay, and not in NBC primetime….

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I’ll be at Fenway so I won’t be watching either. The live thing won’t work for me so I might sleep through that too.

    • H Says:

      OBS. GTT- doubbelcheck:-)

      “Han” ? has become H. Not my post aboe as: H Says:

      July 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply

      Yup, I will be scared too, saw today how easy it is with falls to not be on the podium. Can’t stand her but hope gabby sticks for the team.

      • Han Says:

        Yeah sorry about that, I changed it again to han! Hopefully no one has that, sorry h!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You to can have a beam duel. Stand on the beam and throw pillows at each other. Whoever stays on wins the name:)

      • Han Says:

        I did not realize you could have a different display name, mine was my email so i changed it to the first letter of my name then I saw your post and thought that’s not me, whoops so changed it again, hope it’s ok now!

      • Han Says:

        Haha I don’t think I could balance on a beam let alone throw things whilst balancing!!!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You better learn because the competition starts in twenty minutes. How quick can you get to Boston:)

      • H Says:

        Totally Ok🙂🙂 I just got a minor shock which caused confusion …. thinking who are ” hacking” my mail. And in that mind state GTT, I am positive I would have lost also the beam …

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You can’t both lose. Someone would win. I might just have to throw pillows at you to and see who I knock off first.lol

  43. Han Says:

    yeah I am certain I would lose! Sometimes I wonder what its like to be a gymnast and I balance walking along the curb of a road, and I always end up off of the curb and thats just walking. I did do gym when I was 4, and at one time I could even do a cartwheel on it. But no more, have a hard enough time balancing on two feet on the ground!

    • H Says:

      I have a really funny reply, but I give up to translate it into english … When translation it done the moment is gone.

      I am working on my english though, the thing is that I have just moved to Finland. They say the Finish language is more difficult to learn than mandarin ….iiiik.

      I am considering moving to NY instead.

      Todays distractions, do apologise:-)

      • Han Says:

        Wow I think your English is amazing, and wow Finish too! I am useless with languages! I have moved from the UK to USA and now Canada, thankfully I have not had to learn a new language. Good for you, I wish you well, you can do it!

      • H Says:


        We have considered to move to UK as well. If you have time, I am grateful if you let me know what you think is the pro cons for i.e. UK US Canada.

    • Han Says:

      They are all great countries.

      The UK is very expensive to live, housing etc. The communities are smaller so you can walk to shops, pubs which is nice. The close proximity to Europe is amazing. Transport is very good.

      The USA, loved living there, however not being American or married to an American made immigration very difficult. I had to renew visa every year which was very stressful. Housing was affordable and weather was amazing (I was in Nevada).

      Canada. I love Canada and I think this is where I will stay. My husband is Canadian and he loves being back home and its nice for me that I never have to worry about immigration anymore. Plus I like that his family is here, my family is far away so its nice that I have his family here. Love the people here, housing is more expensive than the US but cheaper than the UK. I love being so close to the US that I can still travel there and can hop in a car and get there if I did not want to fly. We have a lot of the same stores here as the US. The main thing I dislike is the snow! I am not a fan of the cold but I am getting used to it!

      Where is your home country?🙂

      • H Says:

        Thank you for the reply! I am from Norway.

        We will see where we will move next. It is easier for us to move to UK, since our family is living in scandinavia. For us will US or Canada be a bit bigger step.

        Regarding the snow, this winter we had over minus 30 c. We went to Nevada new year, just to have a break from the beautiful, but still frost trees environment:-)

  44. H Says:

    If everybody goes clean in TF, who wins?

    Have a feeling that Russia and Romania have a better strategy than US which seems to have gone full in in qualification like the US men, unfortunately.

  45. Jazzy31 Says:

    So then why didn’t anyone protest Jordyn’s scores yesterday? What they did to her on beam and floor was outrageous.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      IMO the real problem was the scores Gabby got. How did she get full credit on beam for connections she never made. Jordyn connected some skills and it looks like they got no credit.

      • JAS4 Says:

        Marta probably doesn’t want Jordyn on beam in TF because if she were to do well and score higher than day one she is afraid she’d upstage her favorite Gabby

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Marta usually goes by who hit in prelims but if Jordyn is not going to get credit and Gabby is might as well use Gabby.

  46. H Says:

    Not sure about the floor. But the beam score is ok? if she did not get the connections. Those are questionable even for people who are not fully involved in the sport. Or?

    I do not understand why Geddert/Marta stopped upgrading her routins. Seems strange, and it might also take away inspiration for here this year. Not fun to keep doing the same over and over again. Only fixing minor, minor things.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Geddert believed she would get connections. We all knew she would not. Her old routine would have put her in the AA

      • H Says:

        Thats why they should listen to the fans … it easy not seeing the trees for the forrest (or something like that in english)

        Do you know the D score for her old routine?

  47. Kadie Says:

    Gtt I need your op here. So watching the men’s final that’s televised, the have things flashing at the bottom talking about Gabby! I don’t know nearly as much as I should about these things, but maybe you can clarify. The media is now painting jordyn and geddert especially as a sore loser, and that it was alys amazing routines that caused jordyns ousting. NOBODY is talking about gabbys over scoring. NOBODY. and now, they are marketing gabby more than ever. Since jordyn was ousted, there have been over 15 Gabby articles on various websites, that were not there before, chronicling her “very tough” journey.

    Is it as contrived as I’m thinking? The articles out there almost convinced me that gabby was the better gymnast…. It seems so planned!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      It’s like this. NO ONE cares because Jordyn lost out to an American. It is much like when Kwan was robbed of gold medals twice by those two other skaters. If Kwan had lost to Irina in 98 NBC would have exploded. Looked what happened with teh pairs because the announcer was Canadian.

      No one seems to care that Gabby was overscored especially not NBC because they have built their whole campaign around her. She is even on their front page. Jordyn failed and it makes a better story that the world champ doesn’t make the AA.

      Jordyn was not the lead story for NBC, Gabby was.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Yeah my husband came home and (knows I’m obsessed with gymnastics) told me that he read an article about Jordyn (I’ve been complaining all weekend pretty much about it) and how it was the “placement of Aly’s floor routine” that robbed Jordyn. NOT Gabby’s overscoring. NBC/the media obviously think the better story is BFF ousting BFF of her biggest dreams. So horrible. Yet not surprised.

        My husband said this – not sure if the article said it, but he knows about the sport because I b*tch constantly – he said “it’s not really a sport, then. I mean, those girls are athletes but if a committee chooses who represents team USA, and if it’s so subjective and based on a judges scores (as opposed to a non-subjective time clock, like swimming/track), then it’s really not a sport. It’s more like an exhibition.

        He’s kind of right, I hate to say it. These judges and the way USAG especially is set up are taking the “sport” out of gymnastics.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I agree with him 100%. I have long felt gymnastics is not a sport, since Yang Tae Young.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Several people have said it was Aly that cost Jordyn a chance at the AA. I have read that several times myself. Dominique Dawes said it in that video I posted but she corrected herself.

  48. Ying Says:

    Hi GTT! I am a frequent visitor of your blog and I enjoy reading your article, though I don’t post much. But this time can’t you see the true story? Nobody cares even the least for Gabby. The FIG fixed this for KOMOVA. By removing her biggest threat the FIG secure an AA gold for her. They overscored both Gabby and Aly, who are innocent in this case. It’s Russia who played the dirty hand. Mark my word. Komova will win AA 100% unless she screwed herself big time, such as falling twice, which I hope to see.

    While I’m mourning for Jordyn, I’ll congratulate Aly, who’s been working so hard. Finally she got her chance to shine.

  49. Rebecca Says:

    Hi I know I’m a bit late here but (I just found this site and I’m in love with it)… Jordyn Wieber is the best gymnast in the world. she is a champion she is a fighter she is wonderful and inspirational. I just love her. I do like Aly, I think she worked hard and she’s a sweetheart. I for one, do not like Gabby. I cannot stand her personality almost as much as her gymnastics make me want to vomit. Just saying. But seriously. My question since the qualifiers is… Why would Marta enter Gabby, Aly and Jo all in the all around when she knew one of them wouldn’t make it and be heartbroken!!??!? in the qualifiers, Mckayla could have easily competed floor instead of Gabby!! it doesn’t make any sense. Please answer me someone!!!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Rebecca dear, Marta likes competition. She likes pitting these girls against each other for sport. She never thought Aly would beat either of them.

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