Here's my problem with it
by DakotaDomer (2016-08-10 12:10:30)
Edited on 2016-08-10 12:11:48

In reply to: US almost has a team of 4 this year, as Kocian only...  posted by ErikND96


I think it's ridiculous to tell Douglas, Kocian, or Hernandez that they don't belong on this team.

Hernandez has the silver medal position after qualifying on the Balance Beam (she had the 4th best floor exercise but won't be allowed to even compete)
Kocian has the gold medal position after qualifying on the uneven bars
Douglas has the bronze medal position in the uneven bars and in the all-around where she will not be allowed to compete

But one of these 3 shouldn't be at the olympics at all? What a crock of shit. ALl 3 of them are probably going to take home individual medals


(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)


I read as 6 Olympians, but only 4 in team competition
by SixShutouts66  (2016-08-10 13:58:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I thought the article said a country could enter only four for the team event, and I believe all four would compete on each apparatus in the team competition. The country could also send two other gymnast to compete in the individual events.

(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)


It seems they are pushing their world cup competition agenda
by Domerduck  (2016-08-11 17:06:11)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

vs team development and strategy. I agree that US would have won the team with 4 and might now be able to add another Gymnast for individuals. For example that 16 year old Ragan Smith at the trials seemed ver good on the beam and also as good as Kocian on the uneven bars, They were tough choices dropping down to 5 and all 3 alternates (which includes Smith and 2 other girls) are worthy. This would allow one more to compete instead of just traveling in case someone gets hurt.

(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)


Ok, I'm less upset
by dakotadomer  (2016-08-11 07:18:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I'm sure Madison would say she'll cherish her team medal over anything she ever earns individually but at least she's still be an Olympian in the new system.

(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)


And only the top three scores count. *
by G.K.Chesterton  (2016-08-10 17:42:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)


When Martha Karolyi fully retires, I'd like a reporter to
by G.K.Chesterton  (2016-08-10 12:54:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

buy her a few drinks and get her to tell us how she really feels. You can see she was trying to bite her tongue in those quotes.

(Oh, and of course, Michigan sucks)