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Stupid question, but olympic gymnastics.....

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Flmsprrw Sat 09-Aug-08 20:44:40

Do each gymnast do every event (obv dependent on sex), or do they have a vault team, bars team etc?

PestoMonster Sat 09-Aug-08 20:45:22

They each do each event.

Flmsprrw Sat 09-Aug-08 20:46:48

Ta grin

Thought they did but then me and DH realised we didn't actually know iyswim

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 09-Aug-08 20:55:14

That's in the team competition. Individual pieces of apparatus are different usually iirc.

It's not on yet is it?

tissy Sat 09-Aug-08 21:02:50

men were on this evening

justkeepswimming Sat 09-Aug-08 21:05:56

its the qualifying at the moment, so they all do all events.
then the best teams do the team final when they all do all events again (i think)
and the best individuals on each piece of apparatus do the finals in those events.
the best people overall do an individual overall competition when they do every event but on their own behalf, not the teams.
does that make any sense? (2 glasses of wine down )

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 09-Aug-08 21:12:23

Oh, planning to watch highlights at 9:30 on Eurosport. Didn't realise they were shown earlier too.

Flmsprrw Sat 09-Aug-08 21:17:11

<ducks as that lot flies over head>


Scoops Sat 09-Aug-08 21:18:09

If I wanted to watch people on drugs I'd just sit on the bench opposite our shop for a few hours.
see here

justkeepswimming Sat 09-Aug-08 21:21:50

ok, trying again (on 3rd glass so bear with me!)

say there are 6 of them from each country.
and say there are 6 events.

all 6 do all 6 events.
scores are recorded.

the top 6 (liking the number 6 atm!) on each event go through to the final for that event.

the scores for the people in each team are added up. the top 6 country teams go through to the team finals, when all members do all events again.

the scores for each event are added up and the top6 over all events go through to the overall finals when they do each event again.

so one person could do all events once in the qualifying.
then, all events again for their team in the team finals.
then all events again in the individual overall finals.
then their best events again in the individual finals (which could be all 6 events if they are FAB).

i think...grin

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 09-Aug-08 21:22:15

But that story is from 2000 hmm.

Scoops Sat 09-Aug-08 21:22:25

They always say it's for a cold don't they.

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 09-Aug-08 21:23:28

<<sniggers at thought of flame deciphering that lot>>

Scoops Sat 09-Aug-08 21:24:52

Just an example obviously.

Flmsprrw Sat 09-Aug-08 21:29:15

flame has been drinking. I plan to just look at the nice people bouncing and not care who is doing what grin

justkeepswimming Sat 09-Aug-08 21:34:00

best plan flame

have reread posts and am lost too

i like watching them sprint at the horse thing and throw themselves over, always have to hold my breath!

there is an evil part of me that waits for the 'car crash' moment tho!!!

Scoops Sat 09-Aug-08 21:36:47

Don't you think its a shame though. You might produce a sporting prodigy, (we haven't), and then they have to either take enough drugs to grow a full beard (girls), or grow breasts (boys), or just accept that they'll get beaten by countries that don't care what happens to the health of their athletes.

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