no Sean Golden - why Morgan Hamm?

no Sean Golden - why Morgan Hamm?

There are 6 comments on the Gymnastics Coaching story from Jun 23, 2008, titled no Sean Golden - why Morgan Hamm?. In it, Gymnastics Coaching reports that:

But 11hrs of deliberation means the decisions were not unanimous: The three alternates are Raj Bhavsar - who missed automatically qualifying on Saturday by 0.09 of a point - Alexander Artemev, and New Jersey's ...

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KayG

Paterson, NJ

#1 Jun 25, 2008
I attended the Trials which was supposed to have a 60% weight on decision making. I dont know how Sean Golden didnt make it. He does three events he got first on floor, first on vault, forth on rings which he started the trials Saturday as the first competitor on that event and that may have effected the scoring. The other thing is NBC for some reason didnt show the whole meet, how is anyone able to take a honest look at who stepped out of bounds on final passes and who is sticking moves. Im not a guru in this sport but I was there and I would think on an intentional platform a rep, or name,& such cant put up points.
Mr Bill

Piscataway, NJ

#2 Jul 3, 2008
Yeah, I don't understand how they chose this team either. Granted both Paul and Morgan Hamm have competed in the Olympics twice before, this year will be their third tour, so based on past performances they COULD be an asset to the team now,but I don't know why they don't have to prove themselves like everyone else. Okay, so Paul was doing fine until he was injured, but will he be able to prove himself before leaving for Beijing. Morgan, on the other hand did not prove himself well at the Olympic Trials and was still chosen. I didn't know that they were siamese twins. As far as NBC goes, they did no justice to any athlete that was not shown. These guys work their butts of to make it to the Trails and the only play they get is seen by those who actually attended the event. That's horrible!!!
ladypi

Coatesville, PA

#3 Jul 4, 2008
I also attended the trials and am puzzled how Sean Golden didn't make the team. I am confused about the scores being different from the end of day 1 and the start of day 2. I also don't understand how you rank someone who competes in 3 events with someone competing in 4 or 5 events. This new system will not last long. Eventually they will see that the new system needs to be tweeked. There should be no room for favoritism or politics. However, that will be too late for some.I, too, am upset that NBC didn't air Sean's Floor performance, especially being the very last event of the trials and he being from this area.Boo for NBC.Hometown folks really missed a great performance.

KayG wrote:
I attended the Trials which was supposed to have a 60% weight on decision making. I dont know how Sean Golden didnt make it. He does three events he got first on floor, first on vault, forth on rings which he started the trials Saturday as the first competitor on that event and that may have effected the scoring. The other thing is NBC for some reason didnt show the whole meet, how is anyone able to take a honest look at who stepped out of bounds on final passes and who is sticking moves. Im not a guru in this sport but I was there and I would think on an intentional platform a rep, or name,& such cant put up points.
ladypi

Coatesville, PA

#4 Jul 4, 2008
And now we have this problem with Morgan Hamm and the warning about illegal drugs. They slap him on the hand with a warning and drop his 2nd day Visa scores. What's up with that? Okay, they say the drug was not a performance enhancing drug, but did you know that it could cover up the use of drugs that enhance your performance? If you believe that Morgan and the doctor failed to file the correct paperwork, then pigs fly. I also don't know but will adjustments be made to the olympic team because of the ommitted scores?
Pigs_Flying-you_ say

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Jul 16, 2008
ladypi wrote:
And now we have this problem with Morgan Hamm and the warning about illegal drugs. They slap him on the hand with a warning and drop his 2nd day Visa scores. What's up with that? Okay, they say the drug was not a performance enhancing drug, but did you know that it could cover up the use of drugs that enhance your performance? If you believe that Morgan and the doctor failed to file the correct paperwork, then pigs fly. I also don't know but will adjustments be made to the olympic team because of the ommitted scores?
No changes will be made to the Olympics Team, and since when did you become part of the Men's Program Committee or Olympic Team Selection Committee, or are you Marta Karolyi?
So just what performance enhancing drugs does triamcinolone acetonide cover up? You don't know of what you speak.
KayG

United States

#6 Aug 8, 2008
Better Luck next go for those chosen but unable to proceed in hopes to achieve Olympic dreams.Deja Vu

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