I guess some people got really angry that Liukin didn’t get the gold medal (uneven bars). China’s He did.
Their scores were identical, but the tiebreaker gave the medal to He. So many Americans (not all, of course) are complaining about the decision. But here’s the thing.
- The tiebreaker wasn’t just something that the IOC or FIG just made up on the spot to favor He.
- If the tiebreaker had given the gold medal to Liukin, all the complainers from the States would’ve been like “W00t! Go Liukin!”
Liukin handled the final decision like a true Olympian. Can others do the same?