Yeah, are the opening ceremonies on anywhere?
Anyway I was watching the women's gymnastics yesterday. China, whoa...interesting ages on some on the women. The whole point of raising the age limit to 16 was so there would be women in the sport not girls. Some of the young girls at 12, 13 and 14 were totally fabulous but not artistic. Now I hear Bela Karoli saying with all the lying about age you might as well get rid of the age rule.
American women. I think for a long time, especially in the 80's the women's team was overrated, but now even I (a non expert in the field/just a fan) can see that they deserve to be at the top. I have never seen so many stuck landings in the beam, bars, vault and floor exercises. yeah, they had a lot of nerves the first night out and made mistakes. What did surprise me is that at even at this level a fall is not the disaster it had been previously. Watching Nastia Lutin fall on her landing of the uneven bar routine and yet still get a high enough score to qualify for the individual event is amazing. That would never have happened under the old scoring system.
It was a bit sad to watch the Romanians and see such lack of enthusiasm.
The best story so far was about the 33 yr old ex Russian team member now on the German team. After they did that little tidbit about her and her son I remember her from Greece. I hope she medals in the vault.