Olympic Scoring?

Is anyone else out there a little ticked at the scoring when it comes to women's gymnastics? I have been so perturbed watching this week. First off, with the individual vault...how do you still get a medal IN THE OLYMPICS when you fall on your landing? Oh yeah, that girl was from China, so she had to get a medal. And then, with the uneven bars, you get the EXACT same score but China once again beats out the USA with no explanation??? And come on, who actually thinks those Chinese girls are 16? Does anyone else feel this way?

9 comments:

Lance/Mary said...

I'm right there with you! They even repeat it at 4 AM! Those girls are definitely not 16.

Christina said...

The root of the problem is the inexperience of the judges, who apparently are plucked off the streets with no requirements except that no one from their country can be competing in the event. So we get judges from South Africa and Mexico who have little to no gymnastics programs in their countries. These judges hear the huge roar of the Chinese crowd after their athletes perform and think, wow that must have been good! and mark up their score. More than a little frustrating to us viewers, who only hear the US expert announcers pick out and show us every mistake - but they're rarely reflected in the score. It really makes it not as fun to watch, hopefully this embarrassment (a medalist who landed on her knees!) will help them to change a few things!

Christianne said...

it has been crazy and i really feel sad for nastia and shawn because they mput all the work in and do great routines but don't get any recognition. Nastias face last night said it all. what a crock

Shawna Moake said...

I agree I couldn't believe the whole thing. I was ticked!!! Lame I feel like they are playing favorites and the USA is not one of the favorites!!

Lindsey said...

4 words - IT IS FREAKING JACKED UP!! (ok, maybe 5)

Stark Family said...

I agree with you. It is absolutly ridiculous!! It's not fair at all.

Twinkie Girl said...

I actually haven't been watching the Olympics but I totally agree with you! :) I actually just wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog and tell you how much I love your new picture. It's so cute and now it has little Wade. I love it.
Lis

Shaylee'n'Eric said...

Again Phil do you remeber what I told you constitutes a Sport? Yeah I thought so. That would be like you winning a game on the road in the world series and the umpire saying, no sorry its a tie, and by default, since the home stadium has $4 dollar beer after the 7th inning, they are the winners.

Sheralie said...

I agree. There is always some fishy work with the gymnastics...and the diving and figure skating.

 
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