Many felt this was the most exciting team final in years.
I was impressed by how many guys HIT, actually. Just a couple of days ago we were convinced this Pommel Horse was faulty.
It was generally a good competition despite the pressure of 3-up, 3-count.
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Russians suffered just one fall during the competition, while the victorious Chinese had three.
You can certainly argue that RUS should have, could have been slightly ahead of CHN. It was that close. But none of the 8 teams had a perfect meet.
Valentina Rodionenko didn’t blame judges for stealing the gold medal as she so often does.
E Judges did — as usual — box the scores. They go low on those with the best execution, high on those with the worst execution. This keeps them in range but tends to give advantage to those with higher difficulty. It’s most obvious on Vault.