puffyusaf#2 wrote:I guess I'll just have to respect your opinion and disagree with it. You are entitled to it in the end I still believe that who you do overall as a nation shows dominance. China's gold totals are outstanding to say the least but in many of the sports such as Gymnastics and Swimming ther difference between Gold, Silver, Bronze and 4th place can be percentage points.
if you believe what you do overall shows dominance, how is having more golds in more sports not more dominant?
and whatever you just wrote about differences being percentage points doesn't even make sense.
like I said, you have your opinion and I have mine.
.01 was the difference in Phelps getting two golds or two silvers.
.01 was the differnce in Dana Torres getting a Silver instead of a gold. (She lost it on the start because her swim time was faster than everyone else)
.01 was the difference from Ian Crocker finshing in 4th place instead of 3rd
15.850 (i think) was the exact score Luikin and He had in the uneven bars yet Luikin got Silver
2.3 points kept the US Womens Gymnast from getting Gold (with only .125 being the difference on the Beam where not one of the CHinese girls were deducted what they should have been)
.025 the difference between Sacramone and Fei Cheng (Chi) in the Vault finals. This would be the one where the Chinese girl had the 2 major deductions that should have kept her out of the medal race all together but instead put her in 1st ahead of (yup you guessed it) the American.
0.4 the seperation between the Silver medalist Kohei (Japan) and 9th place Horton (USA) in the mens all around. (Put this in perspective Horton scored a 13.675, a horrible score, if he had score .41 which would have given him 14.06 he would be the Silver medalist)
I could look forever at the numbers and show that % in just those two events could have turned the medal count on its ears. We won't even talk about the other sports are that several prominent members of the US Olympic teams in a few different sports suffered some form of food related issues during these games. Again, say what you will I have my beliefs in what happened and what I think should be more valuable.