dancingdingledodies replied to your post:Can someone explain to me why Jordyn Wieber… They never gave an explanation. If it was too late to get an international gymnast, wouldn’t the fair way be going for the next American AAer from Worlds, which would have been Macko or Mattie? Tim basically danced around the idea that USAG cheated. block
myinnermonoblog replied to your post:Can someone explain to me why Jordyn Wieber… She was the alternate in general…because Hibbert was injured SO close to the start of Scam, rather than go after yet ANOTHER int’l athlete who probably hadn’t been training for it, they use the US alternate.
That’s what I thought too, something similar happened in the male competition, the russian gymnast decided at the last minute not to compete so Dalton took his place.
But it was very last minute, I think the russian gymnast went to the US and then decided not to compete. Maybe they didn’t have time to call another foreign gymnast, but I thought it made more sense to have a girl who was at worlds compete here.
Maybe (conveniently) they were not ready while Jordyn was and they took advantage of that, and also made the competition 100 times more interesting!