I don’t have much to say about the men’s AA since I have watched very little of their meet so far…however, I just wanted to comment that I love these photos of Kohei walking past his photos of past titles and the one that was posted on USAG facebook of Simone doing the same. I can’t imagine what it would be like to walk past generations of World Champions and then oh, there’s me, me, and me again. Did Kohei win in 2009 too? Or was 2010 his first title?
First off he gets lowballed big time. He had some beautiful routines like PB in prelims that were hacked by the judges. He also got screwed having to wait 11 minutes to perform on floor where he could have made finals. They basically make sure he doesn’t dominate the EF like he does the AA by low balling him.
Men’s AA needs complete 6 events so it may be not as easy as Women that you can dominate AA and a certain EF event at the same time because there may be more crazy guys who focus on EF events like Zonderland.
They made him wait 11 minutes. He went and put his coat on. This also happened to the Chinese on beam and don’t think for a second it wasn’t done on purpose. They lowballed Kohei so bad in prelims even I noticed it.
I just got the end, but glad they didn’t succeded, then. He is lovely! (It’s strange to think of the words “lovely” and “cute” regarding to a man, but in Kohei’s case, they are very appropiate). What happened to Leyva, though? I thought he did a good qualification. And Russia is also bad in the boys’ department.
Glad for them. Kohei received an award and nobody seemed to know what it was for. In fact, Kohei was looking at it as if he didn’t know either what it was supposed to be for when he posed for th pictures. It was funny! But on Twitter people said latter that it was the Sport Hero of the Year award.
That dude fucking FLIES!!! Kind of like Simone. But what’s fucked up is that his 2nd place finish doesn’t qualify him to Rio…he’d have to go through the test event…and what if he has a bad day? That’s just not right