Sorry OT.The Olympics quota nonsense strikes again. In Gymnastics today, reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber of the US failed to make the all round final because a max of only 2 per country can qualify. She was the 3rd highest American in qualifying and 4th overall.
It s not nonsense. There are some 10 Jamaicans who could qualify behind Bolt. But Olympics say no matter how many can qualify, if you really have the best in the world, sending just one would win gold. On the other hand, if the country only has one, and he s the best in the world, he will win gold. That s what Liu Xiang proved in OG04. Is this line of logic so difficult to understand? If Jamaica were to take all 8 slots, might as well call it Monolympics!