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Artistic Gymnastics 2017 Discussion Thread

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De_Gambassi    87
Il y a 7 heures , thiago_simoes a déclaré:


So, has France set a minimum score for gymnasts to be chosen for the team or something like this? 14.9 is a huge score, maybe even enough for a medal at the World Championships. It's quite ambitious to set a score this high for any gymnast to be chosen for the team, especially when it comes from France, a country not known to be a powerhouse in artistic gymnastics. 

 

Apparently, they do. Hard as steel minimum standards for qualification is becoming a mantra of french sport since the swimming federation apllied that policy in the early 2000's (and that many beleieve it leads to the great results of french swimmers during the next decade).

 

It's something I don't agree with, but who cares.

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2 horas atrás, De_Gambassi disse:

 

Apparently, they do. Hard as steel minimum standards for qualification is becoming a mantra of french sport since the swimming federation apllied that policy in the early 2000's (and that many beleieve it leads to the great results of french swimmers during the next decade).

 

It's something I don't agree with, but who cares.

 

Man, this is crazy. Take Coline Devillard, for example. She scored 14.250 on vault today, which is I believe would not be enough for a medal at the World Championships (I think the bronze medal winner might score around 14.5-14.6). Should she stay home? No! Her vaults are good and she should go to Worlds. How can she improve her score? The quick and dirty way is performing more difficult vaults. But the thing is: forcing her to add more difficulty could cause a serious injury, so their ambition for medals could harm athletes and ultimately cause the entire gymnastics program to collapse if they keep being so strict. 

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De_Gambassi    87
il y a 26 minutes, thiago_simoes a déclaré:

 

Man, this is crazy. Take Coline Devillard, for example. She scored 14.250 on vault today, which is I believe would not be enough for a medal at the World Championships (I think the bronze medal winner might score around 14.5-14.6). Should she stay home? No! Her vaults are good and she should go to Worlds. How can she improve her score? The quick and dirty way is performing more difficult vaults. But the thing is: forcing her to add more difficulty could cause a serious injury, so their ambition for medals could harm athletes and ultimately cause the entire gymnastics program to collapse if they keep being so strict. 

 

I... don't disagree. but Devillard will be in Montréal (full selection here). I can't find the full minimum standards list, but I believe they are set to have only athletes that can reach finals.

 

Anyway, Aït Saïd just scored 15.250 today and finished second, only beaten by Petroúnias  (15.500) :cheer:

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