Afanasyeva’s Floor underscored

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Andy Thornton:

D-score: Either 6.3 or 6.4 (I believe this should be a 6.4, but she received a 6.3 in the team and event finals and also at the European Championships – see my D-score analysis below)

E-score: 8.6 or 8.7!

Final score: 15.0

Did you catch that? She received an E-score of 8.6 or 8.7 (depending on what D-score they gave) for that beautiful, nearly flawless routine. I’d say a 9.6 would be way more accurate.

This score perfectly represents the biggest problem in judging these daysfailure to properly reward near perfect routines with high execution scores. …

read more on American GymnastShould We Call Them “Sketchecution Scores?” A Look At Afanasyeva’s Floor Routine

The Men’s judges are almost as bad. I feel, sadly, that FIG Executive should step in and insist that MTC and WTC start producing a greater range in Execution scores between worst and first.

When Nellie Kim got perfect 10s in 1976, she “deserved” them. Nellie and Nadia were that much better than the rest.

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