Jordyn Wieber stunner: "Quite honestly, it's horrific"

Jul 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Salon

Jordyn Wieber is a controlled crier. At all of 17, wearing a long sleeved purple leotard and a little too much rouge, her life-long dream smashed - not because she'd done anything horribly wrong, but because she hadn't done it perfectly right - the gymnast-that-couldn't put her hands over her eyes and cried, before accepting a shoulder in which to ... (more)

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voiceofreason123

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Aug 5, 2012
 
Italain Stallion wrote:
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Watching her cry was quite enjoyable. She looks like a stuck up little teenage American. Glad to see Gabbie Douglas kicked her ass!!!!!!!!!!
Hey, instead of bashing on a crushed 17 year old girl, maybe you should bash your own spelling. It's Gabby not Gabbie. Honestly did you even watch gymnastics or are you just spewing all of your biased opinions out of your butt?
Italain Stallion

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Aug 5, 2012
 
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Crying Americans and rule changes are not what this is about. Jordyn Weiber was ripped off by horrifying judging and if you watched the all around competition then you saw Aly Raisman choke big time. She had no business being in the all around competition because Weiber is clearly the better gymnast. I watched her performances and not once did I see her choke in any of her routines. I simply saw many judging errors. And seeing her cry was not hilarious. Gymnasts, unlike other olympic athletes typically have ONE shot at the Olympics. So all you Weiber haters should take a second to put yourself in her shoes. Imagine how bad you would feel if you had trained and worked hard your entire life for one moment and then had all of your dreams crushed by some faulty judging. You would cry too. I believe that when it comes to the all around competition, the team coaches for each country should get to pick their two all around athletes not some stupid qualification scores. The team coaches know their teams better than anyone, and they know who their best athletes are so why not let them decide? Anyways, LAY OFF OF WEIBER. She can't help what happened, and I think she handled the whole upset quite well
I will say you made 2 good points. First of all, the judging was horrific as she did get ripped off. You are also right that Aly Raisman choked in the all around. The best woman won which was Gabbie Douglas. Having the coaches decide on the top 2 for the all around makes sense, however, rules and rules. Maybe they need to change them for the next Olympics?
Italain Stallion

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Aug 5, 2012
 
voiceofreason123 wrote:
P.S. to all of you who keep referring to the Americans as arrogant, ignorant, and stupid, SHAME ON YOU!!!! So much for coming together in the Olympic spirit. No, instead,you trash some poor 17 year old girl who had no control over the situation at hand after she has already had a hard enough time. Does it make you feel good to put everyone else down? Does it make you feel good to have your noses stuck in the air acting like you're better than everyone else? Honestly, you all need to grow up.
I think many of the Americans who have posted comments on these threads are ignorant and arrogant but not stupid. Even a bunch of racist comments on here with respect to the Saudi woman in judo. Some of these comments were pretty scary actually, mostly from Americans. But what bugs me the most is the biased and arrogant commentating on NBC. It has gotten so bad I have mostly watched competition on NBC on mute or in some cases turnd the channel. What you need to understand is you Americans do it to yourself so you need to grow up!!!!! And you calling yourself the " voice of reason " says a lot about you as well.
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#26
Aug 5, 2012
 
no American made the 400 meter finals...
Go Blue

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#27
Aug 5, 2012
 
American team won, but who knew, the female volleyball team from Turkey, were the winners of the, HOTTIE'S OF THE DAY AWARD.....smokin hot.....
Ignorant Merican

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Aug 5, 2012
 
Italain Stallion wrote:
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I think many of the Americans who have posted comments on these threads are ignorant and arrogant but not stupid... Some of these comments were pretty scary actually, mostly from Americans.
"Italian", not "Italain". Silly Canadain.
First of all, this is a comment thread on an open website. Of course the vast majority of posts are going to be ignorant and arrogant. So what makes you any better? Just because you're not American?
And secondly, OF COURSE those comments are mostly from Americans! This is an American website! And if you're writing in regard to sources elsewhere, just think. Which country likely has excessively more activity on web forums based in English than any other? Hmm... Logic.... Power in numbers, my friend.
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Aug 5, 2012
 
Italain Stallion wrote:
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Your username should be " Insanity ". I am not surprised of your opinions being American. The Olympics are NOT just about the best competitors competing against each other. They are also about dignity, the human spirit, doing more than you could possibly have imagined, SPORTSMANSHIP etc. Were you drunk when you wrote this? Oh no, you are just a typical arrogant American. Who in their right mind would want to see all athletes from one country compete in an individual event? Only Americans. There are 204 countries at the games, not just the US. Jordan Wieber didn't compete in the all around final because she wasn't good enough to beat her own teammates and she has nobody to blame but herself. She knew the rules in advance, and by the way, the rules apply to all countries, including the US. Next time she shouldn't choke!!!!!!!!!!
Italain Stallion wrote:
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Your username should be " Insanity ". I am not surprised of your opinions being American. The Olympics are NOT just about the best competitors competing against each other. They are also about dignity, the human spirit, doing more than you could possibly have imagined, SPORTSMANSHIP etc. Were you drunk when you wrote this? Oh no, you are just a typical arrogant American. Who in their right mind would want to see all athletes from one country compete in an individual event? Only Americans. There are 204 countries at the games, not just the US. Jordan Wieber didn't compete in the all around final because she wasn't good enough to beat her own teammates and she has nobody to blame but herself. She knew the rules in advance, and by the way, the rules apply to all countries, including the US. Next time she shouldn't choke!!!!!!!!!!
Really, I just pointed out that the best athletes should be competing. That is exactly what the olympics are about. It doesn't matter what country they are from. In fact, a lot of the olympic athletes train in the US, and then go represent their own country. I don't have a problem with that. I just want to know who the best is (athlete). It is not like Jordan Wieber is a returning world champion or anything. It is not like she was rated at the time, 4th in the world. You are absolutely right, she should not be allowed to compete because only two competitors were allowed to represent their country. That my friend is the most insane rule I have ever heard of.
I love it when people know that they can't win their argument so they always go to the typical "arrogant American" response. However, this argument is about the olympics, not your personal view of what being an American is... as obviously you have no idea... Although, your screen name is from a very American movie I might add... Hypocrite..
Italain Stallion

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Aug 5, 2012
 
Abby wrote:
"Shouldn't the Olympics have every country involved, and doesn't it hurt the chances of smaller countries who have less of a chance to be represented?" NEWS FLASH it's the OLYMPICS!!! The best in the world should be competing and in gymnastics all around it should be the top 24 in the world, not some two girls from each country rule. Jordyn Wieber was #4 in the entire lineup and she's the defending world champion, why the heck should she not be in the finals? Girls got into finals because of a stupid rule, they aren't even close to Jordyn
News flash. The Olympics aren't JUST about winning. Every heard of dignity, humility, sportsmanship? Not likely with your enclosed comments. You may not agree with the rule, however, the rules are the same for all countries and she understood them going in. Being the defending world champion means absolutely nothing in these Olympics. On this day, she simply wasn't good enough to make the finals. Too bad so sad!!!!!!
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Really, I just pointed out that the best athletes should be competing. That is exactly what the olympics are about. It doesn't matter what country they are from. In fact, a lot of the olympic athletes train in the US, and then go represent their own country. I don't have a problem with that. I just want to know who the best is (athlete). It is not like Jordan Wieber is a returning world champion or anything. It is not like she was rated at the time, 4th in the world. You are absolutely right, she should not be allowed to compete because only two competitors were allowed to represent their country. That my friend is the most insane rule I have ever heard of.
I love it when people know that they can't win their argument so they always go to the typical "arrogant American" response. However, this argument is about the olympics, not your personal view of what being an American is... as obviously you have no idea... Although, your screen name is from a very American movie I might add... Hypocrite..
I would like to add to what I have said previously. Firstly I like to say I have no issues with Americans at all, I had a rather miserable time in Chicago once, but I'm not going to hold that against you.:-)

To the people who think the rules should be changed... Where should the rules be changed? Should they be changed at the finals qualification? Or should they be changed at Olympic qualification!? After all if you think about it USA could probably send at least 10 teams to the Olympics that are better than any 10 given countries? What would we do then? Tell those 10 countries they can't have Gymnastic teams at the Olympics because there are too many good Americans? The line has to be drawn somewhere and personally I think they have drawn it at the correct point. Jordyn had her chance and failed to out score her team mates, this leads me on to my second point...

To anyone who is complaining about scoring.... 9 judges independently working ensures no political bias, yes sometimes they get it wrong but that's what inquires are for. No one lodged an inquiry so obviously no one was concerned about the judging, she just wasn't good enough on the day, sad for her but remember there is another girl who took her chance on that day who would have been equally disappointed had she not qualified.
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"Italian", not "Italain". Silly Canadain.
First of all, this is a comment thread on an open website. Of course the vast majority of posts are going to be ignorant and arrogant. So what makes you any better? Just because you're not American?
And secondly, OF COURSE those comments are mostly from Americans! This is an American website! And if you're writing in regard to sources elsewhere, just think. Which country likely has excessively more activity on web forums based in English than any other? Hmm... Logic.... Power in numbers, my friend.
"Canadian" not, "Canadain"....tsk,ts k,tsk.....
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Aug 6, 2012
 
Hey I am a big fan of yours I do gymnastics in Mitchell, SD for MEGA GYMNASTICS and I want to be like you someday you did a great job
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#36
Aug 6, 2012
 
I dated a gymnast, in college....she could do a double backflip, and land on my tongue.....i loved that girl....
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Aug 7, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
I dated a gymnast, in college....she could do a double backflip, and land on my tongue.....i loved that girl....
Have some class
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#38
Aug 8, 2012
 
I thought that usa won?
Italain Stallion

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Aug 8, 2012
 
Educated wrote:
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She DID score higher, she was the FOURTH overall placer, but due to the archaic "competitive" clause, only TWO athletes from each country can advance. So never mind that there were two dozen ladies the Jordan DESTROYED, Jordan can't advance because the US has TOO MANY good gymnasts. At least we won team gold, so all is not lost. The competition is rigged anyhow. Those "sports" where it's a Judge's opinion on how an athlete did should be dropped. Only objective sports should stay. Political political political
I guess she proved she didn't deserve to be in the all around final as Ali Raisman won a gold and silver medal and Jordyn was shut out in the individual competition. Jordyn might be a better gymnast, however, that was prior to the Olympics. That's why being good on paper doesn't mean anything and they have competitions to see who is best on a particular day.
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Aug 8, 2012
 
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Hey, instead of bashing on a crushed 17 year old girl, maybe you should bash your own spelling. It's Gabby not Gabbie. Honestly did you even watch gymnastics or are you just spewing all of your biased opinions out of your butt?
Who really cares how you spell her name. Her real name is Gabrielle so however you spell it isn't even a real name. And yes I have watched the Olympics. Is that the best you can do is criticize spelling of someone's nickname that doesn't even exist?????
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Aug 8, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>"Canadian" not, "Canadain"....tsk,ts k,tsk.....
Couldn't be more happy to NOT be an American!!!!!!
Italain Stallion

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Aug 8, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
I dated a gymnast, in college....she could do a double backflip, and land on my tongue.....i loved that girl....
Now that is the kind of comment you would expect from someone like you. I am sure once she found out what you were really like she ran 100 miles/hour the other way. Lots of class!!!!!
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#43
Aug 8, 2012
 
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Have some class
If you read some of this loser's other comments on here, you wouldn't be surprised at this whatsoever. Yes real class my friend.
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#44
Aug 8, 2012
 
Looks like all Jordyn Wieber can do now is go back to doing porn like Tonya Harding. At least she didn't beat on her teammates with a lead pipe

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