Steve Butcher on Rio

“This was my fourth Olympics as a judge. For us, it was the best-judged Olympic games that I can recall. Out of hundreds of competitors, we only had two inquiries from coaches who disagreed with a score. One was a case of a Chinese coach who wanted to know why the degree of difficulty was lower than expected for an athlete on the rings. We explained why and there was no problem. The other case was a competitor from Cuba whose degree of difficulty was graded too high and had to be adjusted.”

Top gymnastics judge reflects on Rio 2016


Thanks Cordelia.

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