Jordyn Wieber got ripped off
Stupid, retarded, bassackwards rule. This is multi-culti run amok. So you do better than all but 3 other people. YET, those people who did less well than you did get to compete in the individual event competition and you are frozen out in the cold? This is not what the Olympics is about. This cheapens the individual gold medals because the gynmasts the winners are going against are not necessarily the best in the competition, they are simply the best out of their country’s showing.
Yeah, I’m spitting mad about this new Olympic rule that only allows the top two from any country, rather than the top athletes, to compete in the all-around gymnastics competition in order to “give every country a chance.” I’m sorry, every country had a chance. That is what those qualifying scores are. If you didn’t get into the highest score bracket then you shouldn’t be in the all-around and if you did get into the highest scoring bracket than you sure as hell should be. I don’t care if the individual all-around competition comes down to every single member of same-team X — if they had higher scores than the members of the other teams they should be the ones in that competition.
So here is Jordyn Wieber, whose scores were so close to the 3rd highest scorer (her teammate Aly Reisman) that it was unclear which one would be in the 3rd highest position and she comes in 4th. Ok. Great. Fantastic job. But why on earth should people who came in 5th and 9th and 14th etc get to go to the individuals and not those who scored higher, like Jordyn? This is just so wrong it makes my head hurt. And it makes my heart hurt for Jordyn Wieber because she was so badly ripped off.