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All-around Competition – TOP 3 and BOTTOM 3 moments!

August 3, 2012

Credits: NEWS.CN

 

Yesterday was intense!

The all-around competition left us all at the edge of our seats, with some amazing performances from the 24 gymnasts who had qualified to the finals. We saw some great routines out there and in the end it was Gabrielle Douglas, Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina who got the medals!

Here is my take on the top 3 and bottom 3 moments of the competition:

 

TOP 3:

– Aliya Mustafina gets a medal: She is one of my personal favorites and to see her win the bronze medal with a smile on her face, just made me so happy! She has come a long way since her injury and it just proves that she is one of the greatest competitors out there.

– The Chinese hit: After having a hard time on Team Finals, it was really nice to see Deng Linlin and Huang Qiushuang hitting all their routines and looking happy with their performance!

– Gabby gets the Gold: It was a really special moment when Gabby waved to the crowd after her floor exercise, knowing she had done her best! When the scores were finally out and she was indeed the Champion, it was amazing to see her and Chow’s reaction. Such a deserving duo!

 

BOTTOM 3

– Hannah Whelan falling on vault: So sad to see her fall in a skill she can usually perform just fine. She was obviously crushed about it, but came back to a nice routine on the uneven bars to redeem herself in front of her home crowd.

– The “Komova was better” discussion: The whole Komova-should-have-won situation is so 2011 and therefore it is just plain annoying to see some people still insisting on it. Yes, she had the floor routine of her life and it was absolutely beautiful, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap on Gabby: end of discussion. Let’s just appreciate the two of them as the amazing gymnasts they are and be happy we got to see a nice competition.

– Aly on fourth place: Tie-breakers are just very ridiculous and both Mustafina and Raisman should have been awarded bronze medals. It is a shame Aly didn’t get hers, but good thing she still has two event finals to go!

 

What about you? In your opinion, what were the top 3 and bottom 3 moments of the AA competition?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    August 3, 2012 6:04 PM

    Sorry, I am USA citizen, but Komova was better! What exactly did she receive deductions on for her floor exercise – it was nearly perfect. And, just overall she was much more fluid, elegant, and artistic throughout all her routines. In my opinion it was not even close – she should have won the gold.

  2. August 3, 2012 7:00 PM

    “Let’s just appreciate the two of them as the amazing gymnasts they are and be happy we got to see a nice competition.”

    Lol, you know better than that! People will be debating this for years, just like the 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 2000 results. For most people, that’s the fun of gymnastics, Monday Morning Judging.

  3. August 3, 2012 7:17 PM

    Totally agree – why can’t people just accept that the person who came out top, came out on top! We weren’t judging the routines, we’re not qualified at that level of judging to determine it. Drives me crazy, maybe it’s just me but I accept who wins, just like I accepted Jordyn didn;t make it into AA – it is what it is!

  4. josh permalink
    August 3, 2012 10:27 PM

    i hate when Komova bangs her elbows together in her little chicken dance. I agree she has the potential to be graceful but usually looks lazy. Gabby has so much energy…it’s like an aerobic workout… but they both are very talented. Aly should’ve also gotten a bronze medal.

  5. Arrow permalink
    August 4, 2012 9:36 AM

    I thought Mustafina did really well for a bronze and she can be very proud of that as many had written her off after a long injury which would have caused many gymnasts to quit.

    Also some gymnasts would have got demoralised after the fall on beam, but Mustafina stayed level and didn’t get too down and recovered to get a deserved bronze.

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