First I would like to thank all the people who gave scores and updates this morning especially DL. I was reading along with all of you this morning while I was supposed to be working. I couldn’t post because I forgot to approve my comments before I left. A Typical me:) I guess I could have signed into wordpress but it wasn’t my phone and I didn’t want anything compromised so I didn’t. Not that the boy would have done anything but I just thought it would be better.
The good news is tomorrow I called in sick to work so I will be home though I am not sure I will be up.
Okay back to the gymnastics.
Since you all know what happened I won’t bother with the specifics I will just get to my opinion.
I thought Kyla did a great job this morning considering the situation she was put in. According to Marta she expected better execution scores for Kyla and while I agree her bars deserved better execution (Form issue on the Van Lewen. Missed handstand after the Van Lewen) and beam I was thrilled beyond belief with her floor score. It was way more than I expected her to get at Worlds. I won’t say that Kyla was robbed but I really think she was underscored just not by as much as everyone else thinks.
I look at Huang Huidan’s UB score and wonder what the judges were smoking to score this the same as Kyla. She is extremely messy and while Kyla wasn’t perfect she was light years ahead of this. As for beam I also think Kyla deserved better but gymnastics has been this way for years with the execution scores. If you do more difficulty they excuse your mistakes and sadly this is a lesson not learned by Kyla yet. is it fair? HELL NO but it is what it is. The real problem I am going to have is if the judges get easier on the gymnasts in tomorrow’s subdivisions and it screws Kyla out of a shot at beam finals. Overall I could not be more thrilled that she is not only in the lead over Yao Yinnan )who even with the fall should have been behind Kyla) but that she is top 2 on all 3 of her events.
I have not seen much of anyone else except the Chinese gymnasts and Rodionova but it seems like the scoring was tight all around and as long as it stays this way through all of tomorrow’s competition I will deal with it. Scores are placeholders and if Kyla is only capable of a 8.733 uneven bar execution score I hate to see what Simone and especially Mckayla will be getting.
Now we have to talk about Marta’s mouth in this uneven bar video. I don’t know about you but I loved it. I love her opening her mouth and being shown to be the idiot we all know her to be. Intlgymnast magazine even tweeted the link according to someone that sent me an e-mail.
A reminder to anyone that wants to post. You need to send me an e-mail with a real e-mail address and a facebook link to your profile to prove you are you. (The facebook page has to have been around a long time since everyone has facebook) I will never give out the information I just need it for proof