We watched Beth Tweddle kick the lower bar in her qualifying routine but still qualify. ( i think it was a secret part of her routine that added to the degree of difficulty. I mean, it would have been much easier to miss it!)
But the thing that gets me is those blokes that dive in and about the poor lassies’ feet in case they fall off
It’s my contention that it’s not despite these crazy guys that they fall off it’s because of them.
GET OUT OF THE FLIPPIN’ WAY YOU BIG GALLOOTS!
You didn’t see that big British lass, Becky Downie, using one of those ‘catchers’ – she’d have flattened the poor gadgey. And she never fell off.
The highlight of the competition was listening to that female English commentator (Christine Still) willing, really willing, the French to fall over on every piece of apparatus so that England could qualify.
The sense of hollow compliments as time and again the French did a bit better than they needed to was hilarious.
“Yes (I suppose) that was very good (bitch)” She’d proclaim through teeth more gritted than the M8 in a snowstorm as another French burd got a 14.3 or thereabouts.
“We only need one of them to have a cardiac and the English are through.” she said at one point. (Nah, she didn’t but she might as well.)