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  1. The is karmic justice for Christine Girard not getting her big podium moment in this same weight category nine years ago (or any podium moment thirteen years ago).

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  2. 50 minutes ago, Dani said:

    It wasn’t even just the media. Tom Forster was spewing that crap about how the US is dominant that they could field 3 gold medal winning teams and that the Olympic trials would be more competitive than the Olympics. USA Gymnastics did such a disservice to the gymnasts by acting like they were unbeatable. Not to mention how insulting it is to the other countries. 

    I would say Forster's bigger sin was that his team selection choices were actively communicating that he was expecting Biles to carry the US to victory no matter what he did, because, as was widely noted, the US team was not built with points maximization in mind.

    That didn't singlehandedly cause Biles' problems or anything like that, but the most important thing a federation can do for its star player is provide them with the strongest support team possible (to be clear, this isn't a criticism of the quality of any of the other girls on the team, but objectively this team was not put together according to best principles, and Biles was obviously aware of that and the reason why the US felt comfortable doing that).

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  3. Yeah, I'd expect to see it back in 2028, since the US gets to pick a few and obviously these sports are big there.

    Kind of sucks for athletes in marginal sports who can't rely on their preferred sport being there all the time.

  4. 2 minutes ago, emma675 said:

    Why do the divers get out of the pool and immediately go to the little showers? 

    The pool is very cold and they want to keep their muscles warm.

    The Canadian women's swim team is going strong despite Taylor Ruck's unfortunate health problems, which I was afraid would doom them.  Thank God that Penny returned to form just in time to be the hero again.

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  5. 2 hours ago, blackwing said:

    The person playing Young Nat had a very androgynous look, reminded me a lot of Nikki, the contestant who won the second season of Top Chef Junior.

    Ever Anderson, the daughter of Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson.

    2 hours ago, blackwing said:

    I don't know why the producers decided that it had to be one or the other of them who had to sacrifice themselves, or why it had to be permanent. 

    Because they're phasing out all these older contract players for younger, cheaper people.

  6. The paternal grandmother's introduction was very sweet (though if she had children living in America this long, I'm a bit surprised it took this long for somebody to suggest bringing her over).

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