Daria Bijak is one of my favorite gymnasts of ALL TIME! Her routines are so
incredible, and as a spectator, I too am very frustrated at the scores she
receives. Her international style and experience is evident in everything she
does, and I agree, the judges just don't seem to get it.
I find it interesting that the judges can communicate to the team about a
deduction for a "late" giant, but the team can't inform the judges that's it's a
Higgins, and not late at all.
I have always wondered why Bijak's scores seemed to be low. I've always thought
it was where she is placed in the lineups, but this kind of explains things for
me. The thing I don't understand is, if Greg knows she isn't going to get the
great scores, why won't he change things up! The judges at nationals will be the
same judges they have seen at any of the SEC meets. Daria does deserve better
scores, you won't see anyone else reach the hights she does on beam or floor.
Its too bad she is not rewarded for that. Let's hope she will get the great
scores she deserves one day, preferably at nationals so they can win!!!
This is one of the reasons I dislike "Judged" sports. There is way too much
subjectivity in scoring. Maybe they should make the judges go out and repeat
the exact performance they just saw so they can see how difficult it is. The
judges can give whatever score they want, and justify it by little this's and
thats, and don't have to prove any constistancy.
I realize that professional photographers have cameras that can snap images
incredibly fast, but the accompanying photo is still amazing!