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Gymnastics - Beijing 2008

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Gymnastics is just one of 28 sports being fiercely contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

This is where you can talk about all things gymnastics in the build-up to and during this summer's Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

Whether you want to tip someone for one of those precious gold medals, talk about the quality of competition, or debate its merits as an Olympic sport - this is your forum.

Over 10,500 athletes are expected to compete in 302 events across all sports - here is where you can get involved.

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posted Aug 15, 2008

It has a been a joy to see so many "top seeds" upended. Not that I enjoy their losses but that those amazing athletes, not looked for or focused on by the media, come through!!!!!
Liukin is a great example of this!

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comment by loisen (U13041428)

posted Aug 15, 2008

Why is everyone quiet about the China breaking rules on the female gymnasts that were below the age limit. While we can question the rule (and should), there is no question that they broke the rule. Are we saying it's ok for China to break the rules?

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posted Aug 15, 2008

Why somepoeple always ask something so mean? How do you know these girls are below the age limit? give some evidenc please. you can not tell their age by your eyes.let me tell you why chinese girls are always look so young, they don't take drugs,they don't drink alchol,they don't eat rubbish food, they don't hanging over with guys...they do what a teenage girl should do!

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posted Aug 15, 2008

Im not questioning the age of the Chinese girls but I really do feel that China often make the mistake of entering young, inexperienced gymnasts in this competion. I was so, so looking foreward to seeing Cheng Fei today - I was so disappointed she wasn't in it. Also, does anyone else think that Shawn Johnson's floor routine let her down? She use to have a little boppy, fun, rock and roll type routine and now its been replaced by something alot more classical and doesn't suit her. She was amazing on everything else though.

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posted Aug 15, 2008

I cried when Nastia accepted the gold medal.

Who would've thought 25 years ago that a Russian-born gymnast would be accepting the gold medal under the US flag?
Times have changed, but the beauty & wonder of your Olympic dreams coming true have not.

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