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Cheng Fe, fell during her second vault and scored a higher average than the American, Alicia Sacramone who had landed both of her vaults.
Originally posted by ryan atwood
does anyone no what happen with that ???
coz that was crap.
WOMEN’S UNEVEN BARS
The finals will be another battle for gold between American Nastia Liukin and He Kexin, China’s bars specialist. Liukin and He are expected to battle for gold and silver, but a mistake could open the door for China’s Yang Yilin to finish in the top two.
In the preliminary competition, Liukin and He fell from the bars, which were uncharacteristic errors. They have the highest start value in the competition with a 7.7, so the one who executes her routine with tight body lines, vertical handstands and a solid landing will be the Olympic champion. Expect the margin of victory to be minimal.
Gold medal prediction: Liukin and He (tie).
Olympics: Trash-talking backfires on US pole vaulter
Yelena Isinbayeva got the Olympic gold and a world record; American Jenn Stuczynski got the silver and a lesson in humility.
And we now have a new rivalry that should make woman's pole vaulting fun to watch for many more years to come.
Big poles and big mouths don't go together. Stuczynski knows that now. Pole vaulting isn't basketball or boxing. It's far too graceful of a sport for the kind of trash-talk she doled out before the Beijing Games.
"I hope we do some damage," she had said, "and, you know, kick some Russian butt."
Isinbayeva is Russian but she understands English just fine. The greatest women's pole vaulter of all time heard Stuczynski's challenge loud and clear.
"I am not deaf," she said. "It made me really angry."
Their head-to-head clash turned Monday night at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing into a showdown, with long poles instead of Don King.
Originally posted by budski
for that we can thank the cyclists and the rowers.
Originally posted by Evil Genius
Honestly, how can you justify a complete fall by Cheng Fe on the vault and she still wins the bronze?
There were 3-4 different errors as she turned, placed her hands, and fell to her knees