Bela Karolyi was PISSED. And from what I could understand of his thick accent, I totally agreed. Alicia Sacramone got screwed, hard. I just want to give her a hug.
I watched the vault finals last night, and watched the 11-year-old Chinese girl LAND ON HER KNEES, and another vaulter land OUT OF BOUNDS and they STILL beat Alicia. Still got a higher score, even though her only errors were small hops on her landings.
I am so mad for her. She is my favorite, little gymnast, despite her performances during the team competition.
Karolyi called it a rip-off, and I agree. Stupid judges. Stupid China. Stupid gymnastics.
However, I felt slightly better when Cheng Fei totally biffed during her floor routine, and Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin smoked her. I laughed.
I'm a jerk.