The E Panel ponders why the Team gold is prioritized over AA and individual apparatus.
(I’m not sure Sports Canada cares whether one of their athletes wins Floor, or the Team gold.)
… Sadly, (Event Finals) may take a hit a little at this Olympics.
With tiny teams, specialists have a harder time and so we may see fewer athletes being brought for one routine for the team and one routine for EF. Some fields are looking depleted too: on vault, for instance, the probable lineup is really quite similar to Beijing.
Furthermore, unless Pena cleans up that double front and takes the gold (which I think is not only improbable but would be bad for the sport – sounds mean, but that vault is scary) it may be the first time in modern gymnastics history where the OG gold medallist on vault wins with the same or less difficult two vaults as the previous OG winner …
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