Category: 2 per country rule

“Americans pushing for the two per country r…

“Americans pushing for the two per country rule: It’s not fair, we want more medals! Americans pushing against the two per country rule: It’s not fair, we want more medals!”

“I’d personally leave the 2pc rule at major …

“I’d personally leave the 2pc rule at major comps. I know it can be frustrating but gymnastics isn’t the only sport that uses caps for major events. Saying ‘but (x) could have medaled’ doesn’t make any sense when the USA’s top 10 gymnasts could realistically medal or take 1-10 spots. Teams that have AA depth are lucky and the competition to get top spot encourages great performances. I see the Fierce five quals as a great moment not a disappointment.”

“About the 3 per country rule in the AA, and…

“About the 3 per country rule in the AA, and EF, how about they don’t apply it to the first 10 athletes AA, 4 EF, and we get 32/28 AA finalists and 10/12 EF finalists instead.”

“I get that the 2 per country rule helps to …

“I get that the 2 per country rule helps to diversify the final. But honestly, anybody below, 10th place in qualifying has no hope of medaling. So what we’re basically doing is saying, “Ok… so even though you could potentially win, we’re gonna give your spot to someone who scores 11’s on every event.” We’re denying somebody a potential OLYMPIC MEDAL… so somebody else can have the experience. Just don’t apply the rule at big comps; let smaller countries gain experience at less important meets.”

“I think the 2 per country rule should only …

“I think the 2 per country rule should only apply in individual apparatuses. As for all around the top 10 should be able to compete no matter what country they are from but then they should do the 2 per country for the other 14 so smaller nations are happy!”

“US fans who want the 2-per-country rule abo…

“US fans who want the 2-per-country rule abolished: do you even realize we probably won’t ever see a US MAG on a world podium if the rule is gone”

“Makes me laugh that the US pushed the two-p…

“Makes me laugh that the US pushed the two-per-country rule and now their own gymnasts get screwed by it. Irony”

“There’s a lot of discussion of the 2-…

“There’s a lot of discussion of the 2-per country rule in WAG; that it should be scratched. But I don’t hear the same discussion in MAG, where the US doesn’t dominate. Makes you think.”

“the 2 per country rule is not stupid at all…

“the 2 per country rule is not stupid at all. can you actually imagine watching only american/russian gymnasts win everything without giving other countries even a little bit of a chance. the olympics and worlds is about countries competing each other. not gymnasts. there is definitely some unfairness. we dont get to see all the people we think deserve it. but on the flip side, we would lose a lot of other people who we think deserve it. you literally cant win, theres loss either way. get over it”

“Just saying, y’all wouldn’t have a pr…

“Just saying, y’all wouldn’t have a problem with the 2 per country rule if USA wasn’t so dominant and the rule helped you instead…”