Thursday, August 19, 2004

In the truest sense of that word, it can't be believed that US gymnast Paul Hamm managed to pull off a gold medal in the men's all around competition yesterday. If you watched it or saw the replays, you know what I am talking about. Paul was doing very well until the vault. And he totally fell apart on that event, at least as regards the landing. I mean the guy hit the ground, his feet went out from underneath him, he flew off the side of the mat, and practically knocked score tabulation equipment off the judges' table as he paid them a little olympic visit. Had it not been for the mistakes made by other gymnasts, his would have been a lost cause. But the mistakes of others, opened up a small window of opportunity and Paul came back. Amazing story!

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