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Author:  raydan [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:03 am ]
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This face... just lost millions in revenus by coming in second. 8O

Image

Author:  Brenda [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:23 am ]
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Regina Regina:
Hard to put much credibility in a shot taken in 1/1000 of a second. Just think of all the pictures we've had taken with our eyes closed or whatever, all while knowing someone was going to take a picture. Besides they're competing world class athletes who train to win.

Totally agree.
But hey, they were also bitching about Gabby's hair. No clue what was wrong with that either.
FOX was bitching that the uniforms were not patriotic enough. WTF.

They are not robots (although with the media training they got, they sure sounded like it :?) and this picture is an amazing picture, imho. Of course she is pissed at herself. She's allowed to, too.

She'll get over it. Now the media should learn that same lesson and just be proud. Unless they can do a better job.

Author:  Xort [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:32 am ]
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DanSC DanSC:
The OP is misleading. She wasn't cheated out of the gold for the individual vault. She sat down on her landing for her second vault. It wasn't the judges who cost her the gold medal. The fast she won the silver medal shows just how fantastic her first vault was.

Is a long distance runner subject to penalty if they don't smile when they run?

Judged events are silly because they are using subjective evaluation to name someone best. It is possible for me to win a gold medal if the judges think I'm cool. I would walk out, try and do a back flip land on my face and walk off a gold medal winner because the judged thought I was great.

Author:  Brenda [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:35 am ]
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Xort Xort:
DanSC DanSC:
The OP is misleading. She wasn't cheated out of the gold for the individual vault. She sat down on her landing for her second vault. It wasn't the judges who cost her the gold medal. The fast she won the silver medal shows just how fantastic her first vault was.

Is a long distance runner subject to penalty if they don't smile when they run?

Judged events are silly because they are using subjective evaluation to name someone best. It is possible for me to win a gold medal if the judges think I'm cool. I would walk out, try and do a back flip land on my face and walk off a gold medal winner because the judged thought I was great.

What are you smoking??
Judges do NOT think. Judges observe and subtract.

Author:  BartSimpson [ Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:39 am ]
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Regina Regina:
Hard to put much credibility in a shot taken in 1/1000 of a second. Just think of all the pictures we've had taken with our eyes closed or whatever, all while knowing someone was going to take a picture. Besides they're competing world class athletes who train to win.


This. I expect it's just a snaphot at a bad moment. The video probably looks a whole lot different.

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