Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If it's a tie, it's a tie!!!

Ok, so I don't know if anyone watched the event finals last night of uneven bars with Nastia Liukin. Well, as Bela Karoyli would say "it was a rip-off". The Chinese girls were definitely very good. Nastia went second and scored the same 16.725 that the first Chinese girl did. But in gymnastics (and only gymnastics) they have a tie breaking system in the computer that eliminates another score and then ranks them in 1 - 2 order. Nastia looked much cleaner and should've been scored better anyway, but my thinking is, if there are two girls given the same score, they must have thought they were equally as good as each other, therefore they should both receive a Gold medal!
So there on my thoughts on the, I feel, flawed scoring system in the gymnastics world.

1 comment:

greg_nichole said...

I know--totally unfair! You could tell Nastia and her dad were totally ticked. But she handled it with grace at the medals ceremony.