Does anyone notice the immediate reaction of Gabby and other teammates when waiting for Kocian’s bars score? Both Aly and Laurie looked feeling sorry that Kocian came to the second place but Gabby was clapping about it and looked more thrilled. That may be why Gabby is not into the team.
At this point I actually feel bad for her. Gabby is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. She was probably trying to look like a good team mate since she was shit all over after the AA, but then she gets in trouble for smiling. I am curious what team Gabby is about to release because they definitely seem as though they are about to let out a “bombshell.” (Probably that she’s actually injured and that’s why she didn’t perform to her potential). Although If she had a good PR person they wouldn’t bitch about anything and just work on her public image–have her go do lots of philanthropic events or something, but alas that won’t happen.
Someone mentioned it on yesterday’s post but I definitely think we’ll see another book coming out I’m hoping that we don’t since coming home from the 2012 Games and immediately “writing” a book was one of the first things that turned people off to her. Throwing your old coaches/teammates under the bus with unsubstantiated accusations of racism and bullying AFTER you win 2 gold medals was hardly a good PR move on her part.
It’s all about money. Woman’s gymnastics is a cash cow for the Olympics…so if they can break it up into more days they get more viewership/sponsors/money/etc. I’m surprised they had vault and bars on the same day since they are splitting floor/beam. Next time everything will probably be on separate days if we are seeing them split things up this year. Damn money whores.
Yeah, but it prolongs the inevitable end for us fans too. It does mean I have to sit through more beach volleyball, but if it puts off post-Olympic letdown/”We have to wait four years now?!” for one more day, I don’t mind.
Add me to the long line of thank yous. I post like mad and some people agree with me and some don’t. But just normal conversations when you all reply – and almost always I’m wrong and learn why. That’s a good thing.
Is IG back to bitching about us again. It’s been awhile and I haven’t written a blog about Gabby in years but WWGYM are former GGMB members who harassed and ridiculed people for years as part of GGMB s gang of torture they just need to step back and STFU because that’s called hypocritical . I stopped bad mouthing both places yes Go to reserve the peace but apparently free speech only exists depending on which opinion you agree. It’s why I don’t post anywhere but here.
I honestly don’t care if Laurie or Simone wins beam gold, but if Simone hits today, which is actually something to be worried about, it’s safe to say her Olympics was wildly successful. I really want Laurie for silver or gold if Simone doesn’t hit
I’m always amazed at the power of the North Korean vaulters. The guy who went a few minutes ago was so small- much shorter than the other competitors on the floor.
I read that North Korean men are easy to identify because they are very short because they’re malnourished their entire lives and don’t grow. Which makes their success on vault of all events somewhat incredible.
Really? I am trying to get videos, but I am in Germany and the Spanish feed doesn’t work here. Do you know if they will upload the videos on YouTube soon? And damn if the Romania federation isn’t regretting not sending Larissa in her place. We don’t know what would have happened (Lari could have fallen or not get into finals) but seeing that Cata didn’t even try to get into AA and missed one of the finals she was aiming for (floor), I think they are regretting not sending her. She would have made the AA for sure and with Musty’s problems in beam and floor, I think she could have had a shot, even if she wasn’t at her full potential.
I like Simone, she is great, but I am a little pissed she got bronze with a fall. Like Chusong getting out of medals in the AA when Musty didn’t meet requirement because a missed requeriment was -0.5 and the difference between their vaults was 0.8 plus execution or Maroney getting silver in London with a missed second vault or Pena getting in a lot of vault finals (including an Olympic one) without landing her Produnova once in competition that I know of. Something has to change and fast.
I have to go back and watch it but if her hands just touched the beam it’s .5, if she used her hands to support her weight (or something like that…the code is kind of confusing) it’s 1.0. The judges might have only taken .5.
They docked her D score for missing the connection out the front tuck so she ended up with a 6.5 D 8.233 E. I think the judges might have taken a full point. Aside from grabbing the beam she probably did her most solid beam routine of the games.
And in the FIG code they diferentiate between a several kind of falls between 0.80 and 1.00, but in some paragraphs they say that touching the beam to avoid falling and actually falling deserve the same penalty: file:///C:/Users/Roc%C3%ADo/Desktop/WAG%20CoP%202013-2016%20June%202015-E.pdf
In any case, like JK says, the commentators usually say that grabbing the beam to avoid a fall is counted like a fall. The Spanish commentator said so too and the bbc and nbc ones in other instances. So maybe there are different deductions of “grabbing a beam”. If you see that the gymnast is going to fall for sure if don’t grab it is like a fall, whereas if it is not clear she was going to be unable to regain her balancy if she doesn’t, it might guarantee a lesser deduction. But the code present several possibilities regarding a fall, with several of them in the 0.8-1 range.
People are saying it’s only .5 but I believe in Glasgow last year she lost a full point for grabbing the beam. Who the heck knows. Either way, I could see her E score being realistic even with a .8-1.0 deduction. She truly had no mistakes other than that one and was more solid on her other skills than she has been during the rest of the games. Flavia had one HUGE break that probably cost her .5 and another that was at least .3. It was close but they got the rankings right.
Didn’t remember about Li Sanshan. In Ferrari’s case,the competition wasn’t that strong, but there were Izbasa and Tweddle there too, so it wasn’t that weak either too. I checked the Wiki page for that championships and 14.900 for her beam with a fall and not that great execution seems too much.
Lol Simone does not look happy. Laurie looked uncomfortable smiling on the podium, but afterwards, Simone literally looked at her bronze medal like “what even is this”, and they kept eying each other on the podium. I mean, at least they were smiling and didn’t act a Mckayla, but I thought it was funny how Simone had an “oh well moving on attitude”
Yes and yes on being happy with the medals. I’m hoping that Simone was just incredibly disappointed in herself and that showed. And that Laurie was in the uncomfortable position of placing better than Simone.
Again, I claim no knowledge of what drove them, I’m just hoping it’s something less negative than the other options
So far, I’m happy with how things are turning out these Olympics: Kohei wins aa, Simone wins vault (her cheng!), Aliya/not Kocian wins bars, and now Sanne wins beam.
And to echo everyone’s sentiments, thanks GTT for doing this blog. And thanks to all the commentators here for sharing your opinion – I always enjoy (whether I agree or disagree) what you guys have to say. This is by far my favorite gymnastics blog! 🙂
Cata had a lot of problems today. Missed several connection, including one in the first part of her combo series and had a very large balance break in a jump. She had problems with her dismount too, with a huge step. Not her day. Her E score suffered a lot and the breaks on the connections disminished her D-Score by several points. Think she got a 5.8, but not sure, when her usual D-Score is well above 6.
A bit bummed that Simone missed her golden chance to challenge of winning five straight gold in one Olympics. But I hope this imperfect result can motivate Simone not to quit gymnastics so early and we can see her again in Tokyo.
It was a smart dismount for her. I think she used to do it without the full twist and it’s super easy to get that downgraded to a gainer pike. Since there is no such skill as a full twisting gainer pike, adding in the full twist makes it harder for the judges to take deductions.
Still not up to everyone else’s dismount. College gymnasts use gainers w/without twists & that’s where major downhill difficulty occurs regularly. Didn’t expect it from an Olympian Gold Medal winner. Loved her turns and artistry, hated that she played it safe and it was always choreographed that way.
College gymnasts do gainers off the side of the beam. When you do a gainer back layout full off the end of the beam, you need to get a lot more distance/height or else your head will smash into the apparatus. I think it’s one of those skills that is more difficult than it looks.
The whole “playing it safe” thing can be said for other gymnasts mounts. While most opt to just get up on the beam with little risk, Sanne does and RO full twisting BHS step out, which is INSANELY risky. Her routine is much different than most gymnasts but I’m pretty sure there that no other athlete competing today could have done a triple pirouette with such ease or connected three turns in a row.
It is very hard to always keep playing well under pressure especially everyone is expecting you are going to win 5 golds. I think now Simone can feel relieved after beam final and let’s see her rock the floor tomorrow.
I am ecstatic that Sanne won beam. That routine is just simply gorgeous. It’s really wonderful to see something different win gold (even though I adore Simone). Executed beautifully, cleverly takes advantage of the code, and hit under pressure. Not to mention that her turns are to die for. Yay Sanne!! I couldn’t be happier with this result.
Happy to see Laurie with a silver and Simone with a bronze. Simone did amazingly well to stay on the beam, I feel like anyone else would have fallen off or Komova-ed it right off with no fight. Hopefully bronze will keep Simone hungry for more gymnastics. It’s easy to be gracious when you’re always on top, but she took third place on the chin and handled it well.
I literally cheered from my living room for Sanne! I am so glad she won a medal. Turns are insanely difficult and completely underrated on beam (but like so is everything else on a 4 inch piece of wood 4 feet off the ground). Really proud of how well she handled everything.
I’m only a little disappointed for Simone. I was really rooting for Laurie in this final. She really attacked the beam and was spot on for almost everything. I still hate how she pulls her arms back after a skill, it breaks up the rhythm and looks choppy. BUT. Everything else from her is fantastic.
Also, so weird that they broke up event finals this way. I understand 3 days for the men bc they have 6 apparatus but for women…it’s just weird. It’s got to be mentally exhausting on these girls!
Wow the gymternet can be so fake sometimes… #LOVEFORGABBY was trending all day and I’m spotting all of her harshest critics during nats/trials suddenly defend her. And apparently she cried in an interview? There are articles about it everywhere?
Her mother must have contacted a PR firm for ideas 0n how to get a sap story to work for you. Real fans know the truth. Stalkers and every 4 year fans won’t remember anything in a few months but real fans will.