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216: Rio Women’s All-Around Final

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IN THE NEWS

In the news, Australian national team member, Commonwealth Games and World Cup medalistMary-Anne “Mez” Monckton SpencerStefane and Jessica chat about:

  • What won today, a huge D (difficulty score), E (execution score) or both?
  • Full recap of every single gymnast in the final, details, scores, and moments we loved from:
    • Simone and Aimee Boorman, the example of how to do it the right way–healthy, happy, better person not just gymnast, our new Olympic Champion!
    • Why everyone needs a team of Aly Raisman’s in their corner. Kind, fierce, loving, brave and freakin’ NAILS!
    • The Aliya Mustafina-vs.-Shang-Chunsong-for-the-bronze debate may rage on through the ages. Even though D was 1.5 points higher and Mustafa was having major issues on beam.
    • Ellie Black made Canada proud, Wang brought the big D for China, Jessica Lopez hit 4-for-4 in an all-around final! And more details on all the fan favorite finalists.
  • Our favorite not-gymnastics moments–hint, they almost all involve crying except for Spencer, as usual.

GYMTERNET NEWS

Round-up of the latest news from Rio includes:

  • Today’s gymternet news was brought to you by a Club Gym Nerd member who dedicated it to this vault run.  
  • Jeffrey Wammes is the only out gymnast in Rio. Meanwhile, a so-called reporter is outing athletes during the Olympic Games.
  • Feedback from elite judges on our Team Final complaints. Does their explanation make us feel any better about judging standards…? Here is there standard deviation table.

Gymnastics SD table

U.S. Women’s Team domination by the numbers (thank you FIG for this):

  • At the 2012 Olympics, the USA won gold by 5.066 points ahead of Russia
  • At the 2014 World Championships, the USA won gold by 6.194 points ahead of China
  • At the 2015 World Championships, the USA won gold by 5.174 points ahead of China
  • At the 2016 Olympics, the USA won gold by 8.209 points ahead of Russia

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WhatTheDScore
WhatTheDScore
6 years ago

*sees new podcast*
*sees Stefane\’s name in list of people doing podcast*
*waits to see what others comment regarding whether he can quell his didain for Aly for at least one episode*

J
J
6 years ago
Reply to  WhatTheDScore

Omg me too. I’m legit scared to listen. Will wait until tomorrow to see what others think.

JRG
JRG
6 years ago
Reply to  WhatTheDScore

Same here.

SimoneForPromQueen
SimoneForPromQueen
6 years ago
Reply to  WhatTheDScore

Seriously just STFU and go away if you want to be an asshole. Take the rest of the trolls with you.

Katie
Katie
6 years ago
Reply to  WhatTheDScore

I was nervous too but he definitely quelled his disdain for Aly. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no mention of Gabby’s AA score in prelims or anytime at (completely invalid) score comparison across competitions, which I was honestly fully expecting.

TheMiddlist
TheMiddlist
6 years ago
Reply to  Katie

Yeah, I think there is no need to be worried about Stephane – I think the treatment of Aly in the last shows was not good but this time, the show did it absolutely right. While an apology for how they treated Aly would have been nice, I think the show really came around, listened to the critique and corrected themselves

Lauren H
Lauren H
6 years ago
Reply to  WhatTheDScore

LMAO! I had the exact same reaction, WhatTheDScore. Either someone had a talk with Stefane, and/or Jessica and Stefane took some happy pills, because they BOTH sang Aly’s (well deserved) praises this episode. THANK YOU guys,for coming to your senses.

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

As a huge Aly supporter, I am beaming!!! She proved that she 100% deserved to be there!!!

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

As for Shang, I’m sure Aly Raisman will tell her “it gets better” since she WAS Miss 4th

D
D
6 years ago

Gabby doesnt smile more now. She looks salt asf with RBF. Especially when Simone finished her floor, while Laurie and Madison look thrilled. RBF!

D
D
6 years ago

There was an interview with one of Shangs teammates who stated she has a mental block on the vault, from hitting her head. I forgot which teammate mentioned that. But lets be real… Gutsu performed the double yurchenko at 14, she weighed less than Shang, and was shorted than Shang. Evidence!

Mike C.
Mike C.
6 years ago

I think Shang got hosed. How could she have lower execution on beam than Mustafina? And Mustafina\’s E score was only a tenth lower than Aly\’s beam, which was spot on except for the three tenth hop on the dismount? Just. NO. I love Aliya, but that was a major gift to give her bronze.

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Go team USA. But legit question – what happened to the rest of the world?? They keep falling further and further beyond. It’s so sad. I miss some of the parity that gymnastics used to have. Some of it is code, some of it’s economics and circumstances, but the sport needs to evolve and it’s not. As much as I love Simone and the US girls, winning by those margins is a sad state of affairs for the sport of gymnastics.

Erin
6 years ago

I’m feeling so bad for Gabby and the unfair judgments about her on social media right now. Why do people insist on toppling people at the top? Gabby didn’t have to get destroyed to make room for Simone and Aly. There’s plenty of greatness to be sharedI don’t understand the need to destroy people. I think it reflects a terribly damaging idea in our culture that you can only succeed and win by destroying the other. It seems like the same thing happened with Nastia Liukin and the smear campaign against her after her Olympics.

I see the point that Gabby looked less than enthusiastic during the all-around, she doesn’t owe a song and dance and smile to ANYONE!!! It’s sexist and its racist to insist that she does (gives me the same rage I feel when men on the street tell me to “smile, sweetheart.” Excuse me? I don’t exist to perform for you.). Are white male athletes expected to hide their feelings after their disappointments on the field? I think not.

Gabby is an amazing athlete and a role model and she has behaved perfectly appropriately.

On another note, I’m curious: is this the first time that the USA It Girl of the quad has actually achieved what was expected of her? It seems that every quad a New Mary Lou is predicted to win all-around gold, but then it never comes to fruition. Thinking back to Kristie Phillips, Kim Zmeskal, Dominique Moceanu, Vanessa Atler, (was Carly Patterson predicted?), Shawn Johnson, Jordan Wieber.
It’s always seemed like a curse to be the It Girl. Finally, Simone Biles broke the curse!

KT
KT
6 years ago
Reply to  Erin

Racist?

Erin
6 years ago
Reply to  KT

Yes, racist. White folks demanding adequate displays of “respect” from black folks, when they don’t demand it from white folks is racism. There is a long history of this in the United States. Why were there no outrage and smear campaigns against, say, Maroney? Her disappointed face was deemed cute, not crabby. Why is there so much tolerance for the dramatic emotionality of competitors like Khorkina or Komova, who aren’t exactly models of sportsmanship, while Gabby is getting run out of town, with people shouting “and fix your edges” while they’re at it. You don’t see racism here??

WhatTheDScore
WhatTheDScore
6 years ago
Reply to  Erin

I love that you pointed out how Maroney’s face became a beloved meme and Gabby is getting all this hatred for just…chilling around and somehow keeping her cool at the OLYMPICS! My gosh, people really need to calm down indeed

KT
KT
6 years ago
Reply to  Erin

No, I don’t, and I’m not white. A bad attitude is plain to see.

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Agree, the endless online ridicule of Gabby is shameful. It’s all based on looks and perception. No one knows what’s she’s thinking or feeling. It’s all so silly. She’s a great champion and mad respect for qualifying for a second Olympics. It’s very rare for the Olympic All-around champion to do that. I don’t think it’s been done since Nadia in 1980…?

Madison
Madison
6 years ago

The \”Go ask Aly\” really irritated me. Aly may have come fourth a couple times, but Aly has won medals, and Shang has never won an olympic individual medal. Her beam was underscored in Qualifications, and in AA finals. Also, Shang did win a 15.066 in team finals, and honestly if you look at the overall performances, I believe Shang truly did believe to win especially with everything she\’s dealt with. Also another thing that really annoys me is (completely unrelated) but Carlotta Ferlito makes one comment and people remember it for years. But, remember in 2013 what Nastia, Aly, and Shawn said about Shang? Yeah, no one remembers that anymore. SHANG JUST LIKE PLEASE SLAY IN 2017.

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