If you were alive to watch the olympics in which Nadia Comaneche stunned the world with an amazing, perfect 10 performance. Then you probably remember Bela Karolyi, her coach. For the past week, Bela has been commentating through the gymnastics segment of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Of course, all he says is that the Americans actually have to try to win. Words of wisdom. Bela retired a couple years back, but since has passed on his coaching skills to his wife, Martha. She coaches the American gymnastics team with a heavy training course, but It was obviously not heavy enough from what we saw yesterday.* It seems the American's could not perform without at least two mistakes.
Bela Karolyi and Alicia Sacramone blamed the faulty performance on Chinese officials, claiming that they maid Alicia wait awhile between courses. All claims were denied.
In my opinion, I don't think it's the time lapse. I just think they need to stop texting and face-booking on their iphones between performances. Kinda' breaks their concentration.
*China beat USA by a landslide