What do you all think of the rumor/news (?) reported on the latest Gymcastic episode regarding alternates?
Jessica heard that countries who do not have a +1 or +2 athlete will be allowed to bring an alternate into Japan, while countries like the US, China, and Russia who have the extra gymnasts cannot. The +1 and +2 gymnast is to serve as a built in alternate.
I agree with Spencer. This is not fair to those countries who earned the individual spots. Those countries who have a non-nominative spot may now be more inclined to bring another all around gymnast rather than a specialist, which, in my mind, defeats the purpose of the +1/+2.
This has the potential to hurt Riley’s chance as a +1.