Ahhhhh, finally! I am so happy for Shawn Johnson winning a gold medal on what I think is her best event: beam. Truly a great moment. I love that kid.
I love Cheng Fei so much, but I believe the bronze medal rightfully belonged to Anna Pavlova. I am very disappointed for Pavlova; along with Nastia Liukin she had qualified to the most individual finals.
Also, another big shout out to Jonathan Horton!!!! What an AMAZING routine to win a silver medal. I actually thought he should have won the gold! I admit that I know less about MAG though. I am curious to see what everyone else thinks because it seemed that even the Chinese thought that he should have won!
Poor Fabian Hambuechen. I am so sad for him! But I am glad he still got a medal. And what a great sport he is! Truly the best in the field of those who are gracious. But I am thinking that Fabian is going to be one of the front runners this next quad. You will get your moment with hard work Fabian! Look how long Yang Wei waited, and what a payoff he got these Games!
Kai Zou ends up being the most sucessful of the Chinese Men. Without injury, I would already call him being on the team in 2012. He is so powerful on China’s weakest events, he’s got gold medals for both of them too.
Wow do I hope Horton continues. He and Sasha Artemev both. They have plenty of years left in my opinion. And I hope beyond hope they continue in the sport.
Also congratulations to Li Xiaopeng! He is such a wonderful competitor. If he had his second vault….China might have swept every gold medal! Not that 7 out of 8 is bad…
Anyhow, it has been a wonderful Games. I will soon do a post talking about the various things that were awesome in my opinion, for instance, how awesome I believed the Chinese crowd was!
Sniff, sniff. It’s over. Sadness. I can’t believe I have to wait another four years….