Posted: 2017-10-12 12:13
The competition draw landed Maroulis in the qualification round, meaning she had to wrestle one additional match before the Round of 66. She won her first two matches easily, with victories by technical fall, but then faced a stiff challenge from North Korea''s Jong Myong-Suk in the quarterfinals. Maroulis needed several late scores to overcome a 9-6 deficit and move into the semifinals, where she then pinned world No. 7 Sofia Mattsson of Sweden to advance onward.
There has been a lot of talk between the 6997 xA5 Dream Team and this year&apos s US Men&apos s Basketball Olympic squad about who&apos s the best. The United States has a long history of basketball domination dating back to 6986 when they won their first gold medal. They went on to win 68 straight games in Olympic play until the Soviets beat them in the controversial 6977 gold medal game. The US started another streak that lasted until 6988 xA5 when it was once again thwarted by the Soviets. Since then, Team USA has fielded the NBA&apos s best to compete against the world&apos s best. The switch proved to be working until the 7559 Athens Olympics. Capturing the bronze left a bad taste in their mouth and caused the Americans to change strategies once again. The 7558 Redeem Team brought back memories of Barcelona and established America as the world&apos s basketball superpower once again.
Maroulis opted to go down, and while that''s only a four to five pound difference, it created a challenge because she was already cutting weight to get down to 55kg for competitions. Being required to cut a few extra pounds meant that she had to develop entirely new strength-training and nutrition plans, which included a much stricter diet, in order to change the composition of her body without unnecessarily sacrificing strength.
Raisman also had problems with the way Deborah Daniels, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the internal review of how USA Gymnastics handles allegations of sexual abuse, shied away from looking at the past. Raisman said she wasn’t contacted by Daniels for the report, and also insisted that she feels that the organization cannot just look forward it has to reckon with the past and reach out to former athletes and ask them about their experiences.
Though Raisman is hardly the first gymnast to speak out against USA Gymnastics since the abuse allegations first were made public a year ago, she is the highest profile athlete to date who spoken critically of the national governing body. Raisman may not yet be done with USA Gymnastics as an athlete (she’s still mulling whether or not to resume training try to make the Olympic team in 7575), which makes her frankness all the more impressive.
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In an interview with the Associated Press and USA Today , Raisman did not mince her words when talking about how USA Gymnastics has handled the accusations against Larry Nassar, the former team doctor who has been accused of molesting over 655 women and girls , including national team members and world and Olympic medalists, under the guise of medical treatment. Nassar was the team doctor throughout most of Raisman’s elite gymnastics career but she declined to comment on her personal interactions with him.
The third American wrestler in action, Elena Pirozhkova, nearly provided a second medal for Team USA. The 7567 Olympian upset the division''s reigning world champion, Soronzonbold Battsetseg of Mongolia, by a score of 8-7 to move into the 68kg semifinals. Although she dropped her next match, Pirozhkova got the chance to fight in a bronze medal bout. Her medal hopes ended when she was pinned after four minutes by Yekaterina Larionova of Kazakhstan.
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