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Asian Games: Event Finals Day 2

November 17, 2010

Sui Lu of China Won Two Gold Medals Today

Today was simply dominated by Sui Lu, who I believe has become one of the most successful athletes in the history of the Asian games with 4 gold medals. Mo Huilan won 5 gold and a bronze in 1994 and Chang Shaoxuan won 5 gold in 1974.

Although I haven’t watched the entirety of either of the finals, the results show that they were both full of mistakes. Deng Linlin won silver on beam with a good routine, and Luiza Galiulina was third. I’m happy about this because I love Luiza’s beam work and think she was seriously underscored in the all around (I may post about this later).

Floor was certainly not my dream podium, which was Sui Lu followed by Huang Qiushuang and Daria Elizarova. Sui Lu won, but both Huang and Elizarova fell on their double pikes. This left the door open for Mai Yamagishi (silver medalist) and Jo Hyun Joo (bronze medalist). Besides falling on her double pike, Elizarova had a Lauren Mitchell type wobble on her first pass and likely had her triple twist downgraded, but likely still would have won bronze if not for the fall (1.025 points out). Huang was the opposite, with a great routine besides her double pike.

The Chinese women did manage to sweep the gold medals at this event, and won three silvers.

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