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Coach Sommer

Some of the Best Moments in Recent Gymnastics History

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Tristan Curtis

4:12 There's a familiar face!

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Alexander Svensson

4:12 There's a familiar face!

Don't you mean familiar abs?  :P

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Francesco Pudda

2:25 why are they whistling to him? What happened?

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Romulo Malta

2:25 why are they whistle to him? What happened?

Probably because of this: (excerpt from wikipedia)

 

2004 Olympics controversy and rule change

 

Although injury took its toll, Nemov competed through to the 2004 Athens Olympics, mainly as an anchor for the fledgling Russian team. Though unable to defend his all-around title, Nemov's performances brought the house down in Athens, and placed him in the middle of a judging controversy. After performing a routine with six release skills in the high bar finals (including four in a row – three variations of Tkatchev releases and a Gienger), the judges posted a score of 9.725, placing him in third with several athletes still to compete. The crowd erupted in a chorus of boos and cheers upon seeing the results and interrupted the competition for nearly 15 minutes. The judges felt the pressure of the crowd, reevaluated the routine, and increased his score to a 9.762, which still placed him out of the medals. The crowd continued their raucous protest, subsiding only after Nemov stepped up to the podium and pleaded with his supporters to quiet down for the sake of the other athletes.

This scandal was considered one of the last straws after several judging controversies in the competition, such as the scoring controversy involving Korean gynmast Yang Tae-Young, and prompted a massive reconstruction of the scoring system which was implemented in 2006. The rule changes are credited as having encouraged more acrobatic activity and increasing difficulties on the high bar apparatus seen in later competitions.[1] Nemov rarely criticised the judges or the situation. The Russian Olympic Committee later awarded Nemov $40,000 in recognition of his class and character, and he retired from gymnastics soon after.[

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Francesco Pudda

Oh thanks, I thought the whistles were directed to him

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