Netease Sports reported on September 29:
The dramatic scenes in the national swimming championships that the first in the preliminaries missed the finals have triggered heated discussions about whether physical fitness tests should determine athletic performance. In fact, it is not only in swimming but also the national gymnastics championships that are held almost simultaneously. Frequent. Such as women
Like the Swimming Championships, the National Gymnastics Championship also incorporates the results of physical fitness tests as a criterion for ranking. According to the rules, there should normally be eight contestants in a single event, but only five women qualified for the finals. What is going on?
In the women’s vaulting qualifying competition, only 11 people completed two jumps in total, and they were ranked by average points. However, due to the physical fitness test threshold, the third to seventh in the qualifying competition and the ninth were eliminated because the fitness test failed. There is simply not enough eight people. In fact, the five players who entered the women's vault finals ranked first, second, eighth, tenth and 11th respectively in the qualifying competitions. That is to say, the bottom-to-last players in the qualifying competitions were also "added" to the final support scene , One can imagine the low quality of the finals.
In fact, as the game commentator said at the time, the top three players who were really competitive were Qi Qi from the Beijing team, Yu Linmin from the Fujian team, and Liu Jinru from Henan. As for the two provincial team players-Guizhou Xia Qingqing from Hebei Province and Gao Ning from Hebei Province are purely "make up the numbers", and their level is not a little bit different from the top three.
Because there are too few contestants and the difference between the top and bottom qualifiers is too large, Zhang Nan said with a smile before the start of the game that "there is still a little suspense in the competition for medals." In fact, everyone knows it well. Looking at Gao Ning, who appeared on the fourth stage, the second jump actually chose an ultra-simple action with a difficulty coefficient of only 2.0, that is, a front flip and landed, "The first code is 1, and the code behind is blocked. The smaller the code behind, the lower the difficulty... Oh, the code behind is 00..." The tone of the game commentary is quite helpless, and there is no disrespect for the young athletes, but this kind of action appeared in the finals of the national championship , It's really embarrassing.