The requirement for EF medallists to quality was that they also had to achieve a certain percentage of the average score on I think two other events. Or possibly mean. But they never defined how that average would be calculated: whether it would include everyone who’d competed a routine on the event or everyone who’d been listed to compete an event on the start list. The latter was lower than the former because there were some people who due to injury etc didn’t compete. So they counted their 0s. Berki didnt get the necessary percentage if an average was taken of everyone who competed a routine, but he did if the 0s of people who withdrew from an event at the last minute did.
I may have the details slightly wrong but there needed fo be quite a creative interpretation of average, and it wasn’t defined in the rules. There’s not really been the same potential for freestyling since then.
I did my first adult gymnastics class for 17 years last week. First time ever on bars and I managed a jump to front support on the LB (0.2 CV for the bruised belly) and proved my complete inability to hang or support my weight. Lots of fun but I’m still sore six days later
I’m proud of myself for being able to do a cartwheel and a handstand at seven months pregnant (and I’m older than Chuso was in Beijing!). And for being able to get off the floor without using my hands. Getting off a cushioned surface, well, that’s more complicated.
Valentina talking shit about Chuso.
Questioning her health doing gymnastics at this age and also questioning her results as acceptable.
Forgetting that Chuso spanked both Listunova and Semukhina in Doha and took the gold over both of them.