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It was a rough team event on the opening night of gymnastics. Especially for the top competitors for the U.S. team, namely Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson.

After the near choke job by the team, Luikin won gold in the individual competition thanks to a magnificent score on the uneven bars. She edged out Johnson to win by half a point.

However after that, the controversy began as Luikin had the gold stolen from her by Kexin He of China. Luikin appeared to have a better performance on the individual uneven bars, but He was awarded the gold after a tie breaker rule gave it to her. This would not have happened under the old system.

Johnson finally got gold in the last event of the competition when she edged Luikin in the individual beam finals.

Overall it was a very enjoyable gymnastics but it doesn’t feel the same with the ridiculous new scoring system. It seems like even perfection is not rewarded as much as before.

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