Ok, ok, to be fair, it certainly wasn’t only Alicia Sacramone’s fault the American team didn’t win gold in Women’s Team Gymnastics. The American team as a whole is a very good team. It’s just that the Chinese team was phenomenal (even if there is no way they’re all 16, the legal age for competing in the Olympics. By the way, I really do love how Béla Károlyi cannot get through an interview without mentioning this. It’s pretty funny.). I really don’t know how possible it was for the Americans to win gold even without the falls or if they were ever favored to win; they really would have had to have perfect routines to compete with China. Maybe if the team was comprised all of Nastia Liukins and Shawn Johnsons. Honestly that last Chinese competitor, Cheng Fei, could have done somersaults around the floor and they still would’ve won.
Seriously though, congratulations to the American women for winning silver!