Jordyn Wieber stunner: "Quite honestl...

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

There are 52 comments on the Salon story from Jul 30, 2012, titled Jordyn Wieber stunner: "Quite honestly, it's horrific". In it, Salon reports that:

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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Go Blue

Miami, FL

#45 Aug 8, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
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
Yeah sure...at least, not yet.....
hatchet

Monroe, MI

#46 Aug 10, 2012
Andy Robey wrote:
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You seem to have missed the entire point of the olympics. It's not the world championships, this is about countries competing against each other, not solely individuals.
If you applied your logic to the Olympics then where would it stop? Instead of having 8 countries competing the team final you could have 8 American teams instead? Wouldn't that bring countries together, sitting there watching 40 Americans battle it out!? Oh hang on, that's why you have national championships, for Americans to compete with Americans.
The olympics is about the top athletes from each country competing, NOT the top athletes in the world facing off. Everyone knows the rules before the start Jordyn included, they are there to essentially keep a worldwide presence in the finals which is what the Olympics are for.
You are correct and if Jordyn is the best in the U.S. then she would be competeing.
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#47 Aug 10, 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
I guess she proved she didn't deserve to be in the all around finals as she didn't win a single medal in the individual competition. Back to the drawing board for her I guess!!!!!! Stop making excuses for her. She simply choked.
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#48 Aug 10, 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
How did she do in the individual events? Maybe she didn't belong in the all around finals!!!!!! I am sure if a gymnast from another country didn't make the final because the team was deep you wouldn't be whining. Like you said at least you won team gold. All that matters in the Olympics is how many medals are won right? Have witnessed a lot of inspirational stories myself. I guess you likely missed them because you were too busy watching the medal count?
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#49 Aug 10, 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
Boo hoo and stop your whining and belly aching!!!!!!
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#50 Aug 10, 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
She simply choked. She won the world championship last year, however, you can't live in the past. She wasn't good enough when she had to be. Too bad so sad for her!!!!!!
Not from roundtown

Columbus, OH

#51 Aug 10, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Smple.
GET A HIGHER SCORE, don't pull a Jacobellis....She CHOKED!!!!
4th place is choking then you obviously don't know sports at all.
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#52 Aug 10, 2012
Proud but sad American wrote:
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Rules are rules end of story. No need to blast a poster and all of America based on this one individual opinion. I agree with the person who said judged sports should be dropped its all political and all fixed. As far as this goes with the rules, well as I said rules are rules deal with it she lost because she was 4th overall and not in the top 2 from USA. I do agree though that upon entering this leg of the contest it should be about the best of the best. I want to see top athletes from EVERY country make, it then the best of the best (if that means all Americans or no Americans so be it) compete for the very top spot. Oh and of people want to complain make it count like how the NBA all stars get to embarrass a bunch of boys from Nigeria. That is where the sad double standards truly exist.
Well I don't think many people would agree with you about potentially having all athletes from one country compete in any final. If we were discussing an event in which the US was weak, I doubt you would be saying this. If you want to watch a bunch of Americans in the finals, go watch the US Olympic trials. If you don't want to watch the best gymnasts or athletes from all over the world then don't watch the Olympics. As far as your comments about the US embarrassing the Nigerians, that was truly horrible sportsmanship as they continued to shoot 3 pointers when the game was long out of reach. I agree that professionals should not be allowed in the Olympics, however, unlike the old days where it used to be about AMATEUR athletics, now it is all about the money.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#53 Aug 14, 2012
Not from roundtown wrote:
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4th place is choking then you obviously don't know sports at all.
Its the third place loser
hatchet

Monroe, MI

#54 Aug 14, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Its the third place loser
Let's see mmmm....4th place in the medal round is like a wooden medal right hehehe!
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#55 Aug 14, 2012
hatchet wrote:
<quoted text>Let's see mmmm....4th place in the medal round is like a wooden medal right hehehe!
its like a lead pipe so she can go Tonya Harding
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