Has anyone read this article about the new scoring system in gymnastics? I swear, you only have to change a few words here and there and voilà, you have an article about COP.
I heard this too this morning. Also nbcolympics.com is reporting that Chelsie Memmell is hurt as well but she will be competition but it might only be on the uneven bars!!! But they are not sure...the women start this Sunday.
Oh no! Poor Chelsie. Life is so unfair sometimes.
It was just reported that Sasha Artemev will replace Morgan Hamm.
As for Chelsie Memmel...she apparently injured her ankle in training on Monday and during podium training this week, she has only been doing the bars. However, there are only two women that could go to the all around final and I don't think that the US team would have picked her to go...that's a lock for Shawn and Nastia.
I could just scream with frustration. And cry. It just doesn't seem fair, but that's elit sports for ya.
Oh no!!!!!! Not Morgan! I found out about Chelsea Memmel the other day but at least (thus far!) she can compete! If Artemov can do his routines consistantly (yes, this is a big "if") then the US men can still have a shot at the podium. Of course I am always happy to see any outstading athlete from any given country compete!
Bring on the Olympics!
Equestrian competition. And it's not on at 3 am!
The equestrian television coverage schedule is as follows:
Date: Program-Time (EST) on Channel
Aug. 9: Eventing: Dressage-2:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on USA
Aug. 11: Eventing: Cross- Country- 6:00pm-8:00pm OXYGEN
Aug. 12: Eventing: Jumping Team Gold Medal Final-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 13: Dressage-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 14: Dressage Team Gold Medal Final-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 15: Show Jumping-6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 16: Dressage Individual - 5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MSNBC
Aug. 17: Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final 1st Round-10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m on NBC
Aug. 18: Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final Round- 6:00pm-8:00 p.m. OXYGEN
Aug. 19: Dressage Individual Gold Medal Final - 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on OXYGEN
Aug. 21: Show Jumping Individual Gold Medal Final- 10:00am- 1:00 pm on NBC
NBC actually managed to get the IOC to change the gymanastics and swimming shedule to the morming (like 7 am China time) so it could be shown live in the US!! They are 12 hours ahead of the East Coast of the US. If you watch the today show they are televising from China at night and the nightime News is televising from China in the morning.
Today on the Today show they were interviewing Roddy Gaines, who is doing the swimming commentary. He was saying that Michael Phelps was going to have to start his competitions at like 7 in the morning!!! He said that it was a big adjustment for the swimmers.
Actually swimming starts on Sunday and ends on August 21st.