Congratulations Gabby Douglas. She did what I hoped she would do. She hit all four routines.
Oh, she also won.
It would have been nice if Viktoria Komova had won, especially since the US got team gold. She is a visually stunning gymnast. But, c’est sport, and at least Vika can walk away knowing she gave a great performance and fought hard to the bitter end.
A part of me wants to root for the Russians for the rest of the games, such beautiful athletes deserve to be rewarded. And yet, another part of me thinks, “This is the Olympics, it’s all about patriotism! USA! USA!” Fortunately, for the next competition, vault finals, rooting for beauty and for America is one and the same. 🙂
And Mustafina capped off her comeback from a severe injury with an All Around Bronze! Good for her. She should be very proud of herself.
I wish they could have all won gold, but they should all be very proud of their performances.
And now gymnastics fans will begin the age old debate: Did the right person win? I will not be joining this debate, because 1 I am not a judge and 2 I still don’t know who should have won the 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2004 Olympic AA competition. I have to go in order.