Anyway, thoughts, opinions, and observances:
- The US was so dominant that I actually wish the others had been better, for a little more exciting competition.
- Maybe China's got some better girls waiting back home, saving up for London 2012? The Chinese are usually so exciting to watch, but they just felt a little ho-hum to me.
- To make the World Championships more special, more understandable, more memorable, we need to return to the odd-year format. (Or have we? I can't keep up!) After Indianapolis FIG launched some crazy schedule of random World Championships. "Well this year we'll have Worlds for All-Around in the spring, and then team in the fall! Then next year it'll be Event Finals only, and skip a year, then a full Worlds the following summer!" No one can keep up. It's too confusing, even for those in the sport. How can we recruit new fans and athletes if it's too hard to follow? INCONSISTENCY from FIG is what's killing gymnastics. Ironic, right?
- And on that note, reinstate the 10.
More notes to come....