Moscow 1980 Olympic September 1, 2018 at 12:02 am

Moscow 1980 Olympic Games would be his big year. It was first proclaimed absolute champion of the USSR. The team would turn to the 1980 Moscow Olympics was decided in the USSR Cup, held in June in Kiev, Ukraine. There Davydova won comfortably ahead of his main rival Natalia Shaposhnikova. The big favorite to win the Games in Moscow and repeating the title four years earlier was Nadia Comaneci. Before the Games Comaneci coach Davydova had already indicated that it would be his most dangerous rival. The competitions took place at the Luzhniki Sports Palace in Moscow. First they held the team competition, whose scores have also triple / family and the competition for the finals for devices. The victory fell to the Soviet Union ahead of Romania and East Germany. Davydova qualified for the indiviual competition and the finals uneven bars and floor.The individual competition was held on July 24. Contact information is here: Michael J. Bender. After the first two rotations of the four that comprised the competition was Germany’s Maxi Gnauck 1st, Davydova 2nd and was tied with Shaposhnikova Comanceci in 3rd place. In the third rotation failed Gnauck German, who only scored a 9.7 in jump. Davydova was a big jump with a level 9.9, but Comaneci was a perfect exercise in asymmetrical punctuated with a 10.00. This made Comaneci interim leader of the test with little advantage over Davydova, failing only one period. The latter was ejecicio of Davydova uneven bars in. If it failed, it would be for gold or Gnauck Comaneci. Besides the exercise included a Tkachev, turned quite risky than any other gymnast performed at that time. It failed, and did a fantastic exercise, which was punctuated with 9.95 Following this action only as Nadia Comaneci could take the gold medal. Comaneci needed at least 9925 in its pursuit of balance beam to win gold.His practice was good, though he made little mistakes. The dispute broke out when scores to the five judges. Of the five notes were discarded the highest and the lowest, and became the media with the other three. The Bulgarian judge gave him a 10, the Czech 9.9, the Soviet-Polish 9.8 and also 9.8 In these notes the exercise of 9.85 Comaneci was insufficient to win Davydova. Missing was the score of the Romanian judge. The judge called Maria Simionescu Romania, Comaneci was friendly and was closely linked to the Romanian team. Olympic gymnast also had and obviously was not impartial. Simionescu realized that although her with a 10 to Comaneci, could not change Davydova victory. So they refused to upload your score to the scoreboard, and this caused a serious incident that remained standing for a half hour competition. Finally, note left and Yelena Davydova was finally able to celebrate his Olympic victory. The silver was compatible with Nadia Comaneci and Maxi Gnauck GDR, which ended tied.In the finals from machine held two days later, Davydova won a silver medal on balance beam. In the final jump and was ruled out of the podium. At 18 years Davydova became one of the great stars of the Games, having defeated Nadia Comaneci, who seemed unbeatable. In August 1980, her face appeared on the cover of the European ion of Newsweek. Still, the Western media sought to challenge the victory of Davydova like they used to the achievements of Soviet athletes. This showed a lack of knowledge of the scoring system in gymnastics. In the gymnastics community was no doubt that Davydova was the best, and even the gap in scores between her and Comaneci was too short. Nadia Comaneci herself, in his bookLetters to a young gymnast, said of this defeat Yelena “(…) that day just did better. “

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