Featured pic added
Jordan Chiles came 40th AA in Tokyo Prelims, with a 52.698. She came 11th on VT, 52nd on UB, 78th on BB and 13th on FX.
In the team final, she scored a 53.965, which would have put her =23rd AA in Tokyo Prelims.
I must admit, I got carried away with the USAG overscoring too. I didn’t think that she would be that overcooked on execution in Tokyo - predominantly because I thought that leotard/AlyRaisman bonus would save her. But it is impossible to ignore that Jordan has been “3”-d to death on her turns, leaps and jumps.
On the whole, I must admit the judging at Tokyo has been stellar; and exactly as the Gymnaverse Panel has been scoring the domestic meets all season. Looking over the Gymnaverse panel from Prelims (and my own scores - so far - from TF), they are strikingly similar. Like, always not deviating more than 2 tenths.
Which is far more than can be said for the difference between Gymnaverse and USAG domestic scores at Classics, Nationals and Trials, where we often deviated by 5-8 tenths for Jade/Skinner-type gymnasts.
I also think - thank God that the Simone mental health stuff is swallowing the headlines. Simone would have needed a 58.4 in the AA for USA to have won the gold in TF - something she failed to do in prelims (by almost a point). The fact that Jordan got an 11 on floor, and completely destroyed the US chances of gold, has pretty much vanished from the discourse. And that’s a good thing - we wouldn’t want Jordan to get butchered a la Sacramone.
What do you guys think? WTF happened?
Last edited by a moderator: