Why do the female fencers (haven’t seen a men’s match yet) scream after every point and perceived point? Sometimes they scream before its even sure they scored.
In swimming, as soon as a swimmer jumps off their little bench at the start of the race, a row of stern-looking, besuited Olympic personnel step up to it. I don’t see them removing them. What are they doing stepping up to the starting blocks?
In qualifying for the individual event competition, gynmasts compete against not only other countries but their own team members. Are teams absolutely forced to send someone with a higher score to the individual round? I ask because as of this post:
US and defending world champ Jordyn Wieber lost out to her 2 teammates for the all-around finals. Let’s say she had a bad day, or some other accident or circumstance forced her to score lower than her team mates, can Team USA still send her to the qualifying rounds if she’d otherwise make it compared to the other countries?
Also, this article is hilarious