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    8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Okay I think I have a new favorite moment. Okay its added to the list, but its up there.. Kind of obscure, but they just showed the medal ceremony for the women's eight rowing and the good old US of A won the gold for the 1st time since 1984. The women were singing their hearts out and really happy. A nice moment.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Yeah, I'm weird and old fashioned....but I like seeing our winning athletes singing the anthem when they're up there.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    So Bela is with me that Alicia got completely screwed on the vault final. That Chinese girl had a major execution mistake and sits down the landing and still has a higher score than Alicia. Unbelievable



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Women's gymnastics has been MUCH less than impressive the ENTIRE olympics.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Bela almost started crying there just talking about it.


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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    I didn't get to see Alicia's vault attempts, but they couldn't possibly be worse than the Chinese girl's.

    The judging has just been surreal in these games.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Bela was about ready to cry...this is ********. She should deserve a medal. All she did was take a step on her landing and the chinese didn't even land her vault. If memory serves me correctly, when she fell off the beam she got 14.something. However, china falls and still receives a 15 plus score...how the **** does taht happen?



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    I'm sure Shawn will probably get ripped off on floor too.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bhoodjer View Post
    So Bela is with me that Alicia got completely screwed on the vault final. That Chinese girl had a major execution mistake and sits down the landing and still has a higher score than Alicia. Unbelievable
    Sat down as in fell?

    I saw Sacramone's vault but missed the Chinese girl's. All I heard was the commotion afterward and the obligatory "cut to the scorer's table because they are screwing someone again" shot.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    What gets me is that NONE of these girls can stick a landing.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    fell as landed on her knees



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Sat down as in fell?

    I saw Sacramone's vault but missed the Chinese girl's. All I heard was the commotion afterward and the obligatory "cut to the scorer's table because they are screwing someone again" shot.
    Yeah sorry about that, she didn't get all the way around and put the landing on her knees. According to Bela it should have been .8 deduction for execution and another .8 deduction for landing the vault on her knees.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Why do the female gymnasts walk with their arms swinging to the point that it looks goofy? Shawn Johnson seems to exaggerate it the most out of all the girls who were in her group going to this next event.

    I'm guessing it's a "gracefulness" thing, but it looks weird.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    HA. They said Chow coached at Iowa State again.

    Whatever, good press.



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    Re: 8-17-08 Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by chrishull14 View Post
    I'm sure Shawn will probably get ripped off on floor too.
    You realize this isn't live, right? Shawn got the silver, Nastia the bronze and the girl from Romania got Gold.



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