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Women's Gymnastics Team Lead Qualifying Round at Olympics

Women's Gymnastics Team Lead Qualifying Round at Olympics

The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics TeamJordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross – compete during the Artistics Gymnastics Women’s qualification during day 2 of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday (July 29) at the North Greenwich Arena in London, England.

The ladies placed first with only Russia coming close to the team’s score. In the qualifying round for the All-Around Final, Jordyn was shut out of the competition when she made some uncharacteristic missteps. She was the favorite going into the competition.

Only two women from each country can compete in the All-Around Final. Aly, the U.S. team captain, and Gabby will compete for the United States!

25+ pictures inside of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team competing in the qualifying round…

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28 Responses to “Women's Gymnastics Team Lead Qualifying Round at Olympics”

  1. 1
    gymfan Says:

    What a dumb rule. Athletes winning medals should have to compete against the *best* athletes in each event, not just the best two from each country. Jordyn did has missteps, but still placed 4th or 5th overall in the prelims out of the 24 girls total that would qualify for all-arounds. I don’t know why this rule was instated, and I feel so sorry for her.

  2. 2
    Kirsten Says:

    Wtf to the people commenting above me. Inappropriate much? Anyways, go USA! Al of the girls arfantastic athletes.

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    Asha Says:

    @gymfan: I agree. If I was competing for all around, I would want to know that I was competing against the best 24 regardless of what country they are from. It is sad for Jordyn but hopefully Team USA can pull a gold medal for the team final.

  4. 4
    niki Says:

    Gabby is fabulous!!

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    Rio Says:

    I feel so sorry for Jordyn.She’s qualified 4th place and because of the stupid 2-per-country rule she couldn’t make the all-around final.That’s ridiculous.There’s 20 more athletes there who did not do better than Jordyn making it to the final but Jordyn didn’t.That’s heartbreaking.The judges set Jordyn up so they can give the gold medal to Victoria Komova.That’s too obvious,FIG.

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    ash Says:

    so sorry for jo…poor girl,she’s qualified to AA. but 25th.26th and 27th in prelim are not. and Komova’s beam score is too high,especially for beam.she’s got at least 2 3/10-check and still got 8.8+ E score.that’s not fair.Aly should’ve topped AA. I love gabby but tbh,her floor is…a little bit higher than what she deserved.

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    anya Says:

    owww soooo sad,cry me a river,it is a rule and it is for everyone and thats included the usa.so stop crying.

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    ck_always Says:

    @anya: People aren’t crying because it’s unfair to the United States. People are upset over the fact that an athlete that PROVED to be better than more than half of the people moving on to the final all-around got shafted due to new rules. If she was 15th-20th, yeah okay sure. But the girl beat almost everyone else that is moving on aside from just a couple. For a young girl to prepare most of her life for a single moment and for it to be shattered undeservingly, it’s tragic, not for the United States, but for sport. Logic, sweetheart, get some.

  9. 9
    Oh Yeah!!! Says:

    Yeah Gabby!!!!! Great Work Girls!!!

  10. 10
    anya Says:

    yeah right.so she was not good enough and because of this rule she is not in the finale.so get over it.and of course the same people would cry that much if it was a russian girl(and earth is not a planet)

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    s Says:

    Go Gabby!

  12. 12
    DakotaF Says:

    The same rules apply for all the countries and thats exactly what the Olympics is about – you make a mistake you are out – there are no second chances. She messed up and definately did not show her worth out there so its simple she does not deserve to be in the all-rounder. Thats what makes the Olympics so special. You perform you earn your place and/or medals. You mess up you lose. Its the same for all the sports, summer or winter olympics. I have seen the expected gold medal winners often go home empty handed. Nobody wins the medal because they have been performing the whole year – they win the medal because they perform on the day.

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    anya Says:

    @DakotaF thats what i mean!!!!

  14. 14
    Anna Says:

    @DakotaF:
    Well, that’s kinda harsh…No one’s asking to give the girl a medal, just the chance for her to fight for one. She placed 4th! Tell me how she’s not good enough?
    But this 2 per country is plain dumb… She’s unlucky to have been born in the US, where the level of gymnastics is so high? And yet we are rewarding a spot in the all around to a girl from whatever country, that is NOT qualified enough to be there and does NOT have a chance of medaling, just so she can have a “run” in a big meet for goodwill reasons? What kind of message are we sending here? That’s for sure not the definition of an “elite competition”.
    And also, please consider this girl’s feelings too… she’s just 17, she’ll have to live with the fact that she’s probably gonna be too “old” to try for another olympics and that she messed up her only chance by 0.2 points!

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    ....can't believe it Says:

    I’ve been waiting a long time to watch Weiber compete in all-around in the Olympics. The rule suck period. Anyone with someone reasoning skills understands the rule suck. It’s self-serving in the sense that’s the best athletes do not make it — it breeds weakness. Some of the players moving on are such inferiors anyway you cut it. The Olympics should be about bringing the best, not 2 from each country. What a joke. i love you Weiber. I guess they were tired of seeing one country dominate so much, which is what the Olympics is about anyway. Why do you think there is even a medal count? What a joke of a rule.

    Go Gabby. Nice work.

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    gymfan Says:

    @DakotaF: This isn’t about messing up, it’s about the rule. The top 24 AA gymnasts qualify for the final. After ALL teams finished prelims, Jordyn placed 4th, but because of this rule, she is unable to compete. If she placed 25th, no one would be making a fuss. The problem is that other gymnasts are solely advancing on technicalities and that is not what the olympics is about; at least not to me. The Olympics is about the best in the world. No one is “crying” here.

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    Unfair Rule...PERIOD! Says:

    Not sure what people are not understanding. The rule is completely unfair. I wouldn’t care if all the athletes came from one country. The point is the best of the best are not competing. The all around competition should be with the best scoring athletes. Jordyn should have been part of the 24. If she placed 26 we would not be discussing this. This goes for all the countries. It doesn’t make a difference if it is the US, Russia, China etc…..the best ranked should be competing for the all around. Enough said.

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    anya Says:

    bull…..not all countries in this world do have millions inhabitants and therefore not the chance to have talents as much as the usa or russia or china or other countries have.for me and my opinion:it would be a boring thing to watch if 8 american 8 russian and 8 chinese girl are the only ones of the 24.what about the countries where the parents can not afford to send their kids to sportschools or so.this is a rule and it might be not the fairest one(for china and russia and usa)but it is for all and she knows this rule and she was not able to beat the other us-girls.so auf wiedersehen!!!!

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    gymfan Says:

    @anya: then tough titties. Sorry, but have to use your same logic against you: “so she was not good enough… so get over it.” right? if they can’t afford to be good enough, then get over it. At least that’s what you say…

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    Elizabeth Says:

    The judges miss scored Jordyn Wieber she had little faults and in the floor exercise her out of bound was small. It was wasn’t as huge as Gabby Douglas she almost fell of the spring floor which was suppose 2 be a huge deduction yet she made it to the all around when the her routine was plain.

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    anon Says:

    Jordyn was definitely underscored. Gabby was out of bounds and then kept slipping further until she was nearly entirely off the mat. Anyway, I agree with others about the stupid rule. A TRUE competition would have the best 24 girls in the world competing against one another–not the top 2 from each country.

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    Maria Says:

    Gabby is too cute and a charmer!
    When doesn’t she smile? Reminds me of a Mary Lou Retton.

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    RANA ATTA UR REHMA AASI Says:

    I belong to Hallowal a small villiage in district Narowal province “Punjab” C-Pakistan. I am glad to see the performance of atheletes in different gams But the same rules apply for all the countries and thats exactly what the Olympics is about – you make a mistake you are out – there are no second chances. She messed up and definately did not show her worth out there so its simple she does not deserve to be in the all-rounder. Thats what makes the Olympics so special. You perform you earn your place and/or medals. You mess up you lose. Its the same for all the sports, summer or winter olympics. I have seen the expected gold medal winners often go home empty handed. Nobody wins the medal because they have been performing the whole year – they win the medal because they perform on the day.

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    Cindy Says:

    Despite what happened to Jordyn, I still think she is awesome! I love the whole team too! I even changed my computer’s background in my office at Dish to a picture of them. I’m so glad I caught the whole event on my DVR, so I can pause right when they jump in the air. It’s amazing to see how their bodies can contort! I’m lucky that I have the Hopper DVR that has a huge amount of memory to store the lengthy Olympic events, so I won’t have to delete their epic performances. I’ll never get tired of watching them soar through the air in a spiral of twists and turns.

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    Desdemona Says:

    So she was not good enough and because of this rule she is not in the finale. So get over it. And of course the same people would cry that much if it was a Russian girl.

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