I cannot wait for Lolo to run......enough of the tiny people.
We did get beat...no shame in the silver though.
However to all the people saying "who cares", my guess is those are the same people who are blasting players/athletes for taking steriods & HGH. In the end, both situations are against the rules.
The Chinese team is 16...they spliced Mary Lou Retton's DNA with the DNA from the Lollipop Kids to create....SUPER Gymnasts!!!!!
Incredibly life like and fit easily into suitcases :wink:
I'm not saying that I know they're 16 (I chose "Can't tell" in the poll). In fact, that's exactly my point: nobody except those girls really knows for sure one way or the other.
I'm not going to judge the Chinese method of training their gymnasts since I don't know how the girls really feel. I know one girl cried to her parents wanting out and they made her stay in knowing how much money she could make them. To me, it seems like the US gymnast girls are enjoying their passion. With it being their choice to spend their lives doing gymnastics, I can really see the pride they have for their country.
I'm not expert, but my understanding of the advantage of having younger gymnasts is how fearless they are. Besides just the actual physical advantages, there is the mental mentality as well. Remember back to when you were all very young, maybe some still are, but you took the world head on without a care of the consequences. Essentially the same applies in gymnastics. There's a no fear in what they do which then actually limits the pressure they put on themselves for doing. Alicia Sacramone was a good example of this. As a 20 year old, she has played mom all the way up to last night, but due to her position, trying to over impress maybe because of here "experience" the pressure got to her and she absolutely choked. Would we have won even if the she nailed everything, nope, but the faults didn't help either.
Again a more experience gymnasts could explain it better, but the world of gymnastics isn't the same as football. .
I felt terrible for Alecia last night - can you imagine how she feels? She single handily kept her team from the gold medal.
Phelps becomes most successful Olympian ever - Yahoo! News
that kinda sucks. that was 4 years ago.Quote:
In weightlifting, Liu Chunhong broke several world records on her way to bringing China gold in the women's 69kg class. After her victory, she gave a clue as to the rigors of China's Soviet-style training system for sportsmen. "What I want to do most is spend time with my parents, because since the last Olympics until now I've only spent six days with them," she said.
even though they claim that the judging is fair, it obviously is not. our girls go out there already at a disadvantage just because they have the letters USA on their uniform. rountines from the chinese were continually scored slightly too high, and the US rountines were slightly lower than what they should have been.
China is trying to showcase its self as a dominant country but really they are beating us in what? ping pong and syncro diving? good for them. we arent lying about ages and who knows how else they are attempting to get an advantage. once we get to the real events like track and field we will show them.
and even though alicia messed up a few times she is still smoking hot
and the US drops the baseball opener to South Korea...