As per sky news, Simone competes beam
I’m still waiting out on the final line up tho. Right now all questionable athletes are scheduled, let’s see. If they all show up it’s going to be the hunger bb games
I’m going to be the first to say it - I don’t think she’ll win…
This final is going to be interesting, three injured athletes, Simone, Suni who admitted she has been majorly distracted the last couple of days, and then China/Russia. I’m predicting we are going to see double digit falls.
Well, to be fair, I hope I’m not overrated just because they think I should have a medal. If you win a medal that is because you deserve it.
I don’t think winning is going to be her goal. Just competing again is a win.
I’d be happy for her to get up there and do an exhibition. She deserves it
I kinda agree but that would be a waste of a finals berth… I kinda hoped she would do the weiler full on UB in finals and then hop off. WHatever happens, I hope she finishes safely. I would love for her to hit… I wonder what dismount she will do
I know, but she’s earned it. Just like Danusia in qualification did.
I guess she will do a double pike as she did as a junior. If she’s serious about the weiler full and the YDP she can always do a World Cup in late autumn after the tour. Ditto for Carey, I know she’s likely going to college (although with Olympic gold who knows) but she can probably take a weekend out for a World Cup event to attempt the Carey
Skinner says on the Today Show that Simone has been training a double pike dismount.
There aren’t enough medals to go around in this last final….
I’m glad I don’t have to be a judge for this one.
I have kind of a hard time imagining Simone doing her tour and then getting back into good enough shape to compete the YDP. It’s a lot to walk away from but I would imagine you have to be Olympic fit to do one, and she’s got tour dates through the beginning of November.
I hope Simone wears the lucky leo. Suni, too, should wear it again.
I need Larissa to win one…
that would be great… She has waited almost as long as Vanessa
Despite the 5 years since Rio, Aly Raisman has still not learned how to publicly speak.
I want Simone to nail beam—that doesn’t have to be a medal but a medal would be glorious.
Larissa should medal—does she have an Olympic medal. I don’t think this will be possible on her foot/ankle.
A Chinese wag medal would be nice or I’ll be worried about @IratePanda ( plus they can have really great beam routines)
And I kind of want a hit beam routine from Suni….
same… I want her to be out there safely as well
It’s funny, I can’t think of a time where Simone didn’t dismount with a twisting double salto (and it still blows my mind that in 2019, she dismounted all events with a DOUBLE twisting double! It used to be a big deal with a gymnast dismounted a full twisting double on all events!)
She used a double pike in 2012, been a long time. I’m not surprised she’s doing beam, after Rio she wants an Olympic beam EF hit. Really hope it happens for her. I think the entire gymnastics community will be holding their breath.
Iordache-Biles-Saraiva is my feelings podium. I would also not object to Guan winning or Urazova medalling. It’s another very good top eight to be honest. I hope we get a better beam final than the last few Olympics.
So didn’t Simone film some sponsor video (athleta?) and in the commercial she dismounted beam with some simple (layout?) dismount . . . this could happen in real life.
I forgot Urazova. (couldn’t find the list of qualifiers on my phone) an individual medal would be nice for her too.