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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-08 12:48 PM
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30. Newtonian Physics
Younger means smaller. Smaller means less angular inertia which means faster rotation. Watch the back flips on the balance beam for one example.
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  -Why would using underaged girls grant any advantage to the Chinese? Writer  Aug-13-08 12:38 AM   #0 
  - Boobs are heavy  XemaSab   Aug-13-08 12:41 AM   #1 
  - I thought the training and the drugs gymnasts used commonly prevented boob growth....  BlooInBloo   Aug-13-08 12:46 AM   #4 
  - That's probably part of it  XemaSab   Aug-13-08 12:55 AM   #8 
  - Huh. I wonder how that compares to the average height of a 16 year-old Chinese girl?  Writer   Aug-13-08 12:57 AM   #9 
  - Man, our women water polo players weigh THREE TIMES the Chinese gymnasts!  XemaSab   Aug-13-08 01:18 AM   #10 
  - You know when you are drawing on a pool of over a billion people  nomad1776   Aug-13-08 07:36 AM   #18 
  - They look at their genetics, that is what to Romanians and  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 02:29 PM   #35 
  - wow, my 12 year old son would look 16 next to them!  tigereye   Aug-13-08 12:28 PM   #29 
  - so I'd just like to toss in my own personal comparison.  Maine-ah   Aug-15-08 02:51 PM   #89 
  - Female swimmers maybe taller but they often don't  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 02:25 PM   #34 
  - All you have to do is look at any of the athletes you've mentioned  LostinVA   Aug-14-08 07:28 PM   #45 
  - WRONG: all you had to do is look at the teenaged swimmers last night  LostinVA   Aug-15-08 09:48 AM   #46 
     - If you look the majority of the gymnast look like women  MillieJo   Aug-15-08 02:12 PM   #80 
        - You really do like to make up your own facts -- wow  LostinVA   Aug-15-08 02:34 PM   #83 
        - MillieJo, may I ask where you're from?  Writer   Aug-15-08 02:39 PM   #86 
  - If George had taken those drugs, early and often....  Xipe Totec   Aug-15-08 01:29 PM   #73 
  - "Two cows"?  Godlesscommieprevert   Aug-13-08 08:19 AM   #20 
     - Facetious remark  XemaSab   Aug-13-08 10:30 AM   #25 
     - It struck me as sarcasm. (NT)  Zavulon   Aug-13-08 02:36 PM   #36 
  - For one thing simply a wider range of candidates.  DarkTirade   Aug-13-08 12:42 AM   #2 
  - Smaller people are better at tumbling skills than larger people, in general  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-13-08 12:44 AM   #3 
  - Small is a plus on the floor exercises  dbaker41   Aug-13-08 12:49 PM   #31 
     - It is no longer a plus on uneven bars these days..  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 02:37 PM   #37 
  - I would think it would be a disadvantage if anything  Nasprin   Aug-13-08 12:50 AM   #5 
  - when you start at have experience  jeme   Aug-15-08 02:02 PM   #77 
  - Basically, because little kids bounce  petronius   Aug-13-08 12:54 AM   #6 
  - LOL  some guy   Aug-13-08 01:28 AM   #11 
  - LOL!  siligut   Aug-13-08 12:54 PM   #32 
  - Bad advice. n/t  madeline_con   Aug-13-08 03:03 AM   #13 
  - You know this from experience?  DarkTirade   Aug-13-08 08:34 AM   #21 
     - It's just speculation.  madeline_con   Aug-14-08 06:27 PM   #42 
  - Ooooh, a science experiment!  mainegreen   Aug-13-08 07:22 AM   #16 
  - Thanks, I just sprayed my monitor!  pagandem4justice   Aug-13-08 02:24 PM   #33 
  - ROFLMAO  jasonc   Aug-13-08 07:27 AM   #17 
  - Smaller, lighter, less prone to the effects of physics  FKA MNChimpH8R   Aug-13-08 12:55 AM   #7 
  - Flexibility for one thing.  mycritters2   Aug-13-08 02:07 AM   #12 
  - The greatest advantage is that after puberty,  SOteric   Aug-13-08 05:41 AM   #14 
  - This is the answer  supernova   Aug-13-08 08:41 AM   #22 
  - The gymnasts that were 16 four years ago and are at Beijing  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 02:44 PM   #38 
  - The judges like 'em young.  LostInAnomie   Aug-13-08 06:39 AM   #15 
  - According to an article I read in the NYT  cwydro   Aug-13-08 07:44 AM   #19 
  - lack of fear..I remember that as a description of the Romanian gymnasts back in Nadia  yellowdogintexas   Aug-13-08 10:39 AM   #27 
     - Svetlana Khorkina changed so much of the thinking....  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 02:49 PM   #39 
  - Smaller size = better power to weight ratio  AngryAmish   Aug-13-08 09:04 AM   #23 
  - Younger bodies are better for gymnastics. Injury is less likely  Shell Beau   Aug-13-08 09:04 AM   #24 
  - Smaller girls can bend easier, and have less momentum when flying through the air.  bamacrat   Aug-13-08 10:35 AM   #26 
  - See my sig line  bob_weaver   Aug-13-08 10:45 AM   #28 
  - Newtonian Physics  pokerfan   Aug-13-08 12:48 PM   #30 
  - There is good evidence that two of them are 14  Redbear   Aug-13-08 02:51 PM   #40 
  - No.  MillieJo   Aug-13-08 03:04 PM   #41 
  - They have a better pool to pick from.  applegrove   Aug-14-08 07:20 PM   #43 
  - It's cheaper. You know, like using lead in paint, antifreeze in toothpaste, and so on...  HypnoToad   Aug-14-08 07:24 PM   #44 
  - do we have any proof of this? or is this random sour grapes behavior  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 09:50 AM   #47 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-15-08 10:39 AM   #48 
  - I thought I read that some proof is being uncovered right now.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 10:46 AM   #49 
  - They are trying to uncover it now, yes.  Shell Beau   Aug-15-08 10:49 AM   #51 
  - well i dont think its to protect the girls since they practise like this long before they turn 16  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 10:50 AM   #52 
  - A lot of people are concerned about the impact that has on young bodies.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 10:56 AM   #56 
     - But the only thing that will be different is that they can't compete  Shell Beau   Aug-15-08 11:02 AM   #58 
        - I agree, but I think that's why a lot of former gymnasts are starting to speak out  grace0418   Aug-15-08 11:08 AM   #61 
           - The gymnast I heard speak out about it (Dominique Moceau)  Shell Beau   Aug-15-08 11:14 AM   #63 
              - It was due to her little underaged people being made to do things it shouldn't have been doing  LostinVA   Aug-15-08 02:36 PM   #84 
  - that is exactly the point  jeme   Aug-15-08 02:07 PM   #79 
  - There were apparently articles in Chinese newspapers.  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-15-08 10:51 AM   #53 
  - I believe before the Chinese won people were saying they looked very young  Mr. Blonde   Aug-15-08 10:52 AM   #54 
  - i know what you mean, but  Ava   Aug-15-08 11:06 AM   #60 
  - Proof would be hard to come by, but there is reason for doubt .  Gormy Cuss   Aug-15-08 11:14 AM   #62 
  - lionness - What the fuck?  Writer   Aug-15-08 12:58 PM   #64 
  - whats with the aggression? i asked a question as to whether or not  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 01:10 PM   #65 
     - the proof seems to be conjecture on what 16 year old Asians should look like. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 01:12 PM   #66 
     - Riiiight, nothing like the conjecture you make that all Asians look younger and therefore  grace0418   Aug-15-08 01:58 PM   #75 
        - didnt the body that govern the olympics decide this? i am pretty sure it wasnt left up to a du'er to  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 02:01 PM   #76 
        - The IOC decided using a passport only...  Writer   Aug-15-08 02:48 PM   #87 
        - the IOC and FIG are in on it too.....USA...USA..USA. lmao. nt  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 03:24 PM   #97 
        - I have to admit I'm pretty surprised that you would say that.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 03:50 PM   #100 
        - I can't help it if I know more about Asians than your average corn fed American. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 02:22 PM   #81 
     - Dude(ette), your question was whether...  Writer   Aug-15-08 01:15 PM   #67 
        - the USA, why you? and i said it makes us look bad not you.  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 01:17 PM   #68 
           - No, you didn't.  Writer   Aug-15-08 01:20 PM   #69 
              - i dont think he is accusing of bigotry either. he is accusing people  lionesspriyanka   Aug-15-08 01:21 PM   #70 
                 - I propose a new rule: all gymnasts will look like white 16 year olds. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 01:24 PM   #71 
                 - Oh, yes he is...  Writer   Aug-15-08 01:26 PM   #72 
                 - Yes, he's definitely calling people bigotted.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 01:33 PM   #74 
  - see post #19  jeme   Aug-15-08 02:05 PM   #78 
  - The smaller you are, the wider the balance beam is going to seem relative to your size.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 10:47 AM   #50 
  - smaller, lighter, shorter, more flexible  Ava   Aug-15-08 10:54 AM   #55 
  - The Chinese gymnatics coach  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-15-08 11:01 AM   #57 
  - Giggity giggity giggity  Shell Beau   Aug-15-08 11:06 AM   #59 
  - God, there are some real asinine statements in this thread.  distantearlywarning   Aug-15-08 02:32 PM   #82 
     - I don't trust Bela, either, but there's enough out there to show he's right  LostinVA   Aug-15-08 02:38 PM   #85 
     - We're all bigots on this thread  distantearlywarning   Aug-15-08 02:49 PM   #88 
        - I don't think that the DU'er in question truly believes he knows more than the rest of us...  Writer   Aug-15-08 02:55 PM   #90 
        - Good idea. People who think possible cheating should go unquestioned in any arena  grace0418   Aug-15-08 03:07 PM   #93 
           - grace, you know when you're in a restaurant or some public place...  Writer   Aug-15-08 03:12 PM   #94 
              - Ah, geez, Writer...  grace0418   Aug-15-08 04:00 PM   #102 
        - Yup!  LostinVA   Aug-15-08 03:01 PM   #91 
     - bwahah....Karolyi is pissed because we lost, he doesn't believe in the age limit rule himself. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 03:06 PM   #92 
        - Hey!  distantearlywarning   Aug-15-08 03:14 PM   #95 
           - Hey!  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 03:20 PM   #96 
              - Regardless of what motivates his behavior or feelings  distantearlywarning   Aug-15-08 03:43 PM   #98 
                 - Your post is a thing of beauty.  Shakespeare   Aug-15-08 03:46 PM   #99 
                 - Bravo.  grace0418   Aug-15-08 03:53 PM   #101 
                 - By looks, you could say that the United States is using doping,  IndianaJones   Aug-15-08 04:05 PM   #103 

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