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Dominique Dawes and Bill Reiter reflect on USA gymnastics at the 2012 London Olympics.
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I hang out again I don't want them to this Olympic roundtable I am pleased to meet you at sports not I would dominate guys. And a writer you guys gymnastics always one of the most watched him a lot sport any Olympic Games but that's fantastic start and it's really sad ones where you talk best moments in gymnastics starting with you know you really connected to everything I've got -- has done here yet Douglas. It's really made -- -- -- history being the first African American to win all around competition she made history he's going to be in the history books. At six -- years all of you know and that he also of course the part of the gold medal winning team I just. I'm so proud over because two years ago she moved away from home in Virginia Beach to go to Iowa to train. With coach scout who also trains on Johnson and I really believe. He knows that sacrifice that hard work and commitment paid off. And -- -- what would you say now what's -- It's an incredible moments and again it was was remarkable but for me person that early coverage -- -- accidentally found gymnastics. Watching USC team claimed the team goals for only the second time -- history and the reaction and the drama and you -- -- where you got me. Her watch that when it was finally done and they hit it taken at home was one of the news and that's. Not because they're. -- -- you or all of emotion and and I didn't watch them win and -- right asking you win with the 198016. I was blessed to be a part of and I spoke with two of my teammates. Before the team competition and they both were so excited possibly. Pat towards girls and they IQ but that our original first calling -- the fat fine right which. He did and I let him -- ahead the next. Question these are. And -- these girl. -- rarely Mikhailov Maroney told me they're not that I've. They're the Theres Michaela is particularly fears I think you should do the things I think we didn't get the deal is. That's a lot of it. It's she's very scary she's -- scary. Yes she's -- opener and -- that the light it up and I think that played -- speaking of scary -- been sent some scary and sort of -- -- here. Or that that and that's what what would you say is worse than what it disappointing. To be toward -- he did. Not qualified for the all around competition early on I'm telling my partner here. That and it on the money and sit down and Jordan leading all of the competition if she didn't even while I got knocked out. But your teammates Alex rate and as well as -- Douglas is so. That was pretty disappointing to see also the performance all around it ever -- a late night at Bryant in the all the competition. -- didn't step up whichever -- hoping he would on the board and a veteran didn't. Really helped contribute to the team this is -- that he would and they -- with the team. That's kind of heartbreaking to watch that all the training for me to just rip your heart out of it it did it did but I was not what I did fall in tournaments in. He did it Alter -- apologize you -- right. Yeah you're right. So I was just think you get on the podium but it would be primarily to. -- -- -- I think that's one of the saddest things I've ever seen -- where we can be cynical sports. And seen adults they'll get paid -- are grown men or women that's one thing to see a seventeen it was dreams come crashing down on her. And afterwards you talked about that she was brought to the Knicks announcer was guided by a variety of a reminder that might have took her hands off our shoulders and her knees -- -- -- fell over. There's something awful about seen a young girls seventeen year old girl's dream come crashing down around. It was it was just had to see now that the shock on her face she didn't think that this would have been her Olympic Games when you're young but growing you envision yourself being the exits. It's not with this these disappointing performances but she -- -- the -- he did another disappointment for me during these Olympic Games that have to be and I hate bringing it up and bringing it up but with people's response to Gabby Douglas after she. Made the article on the all around competition everyone was focused on. And they were criticizing her hair and that's a shame and then also people are bringing up her personal struggles it hurt your feelings on it and it's horrible because this girl. Is sixteen years old though she's smiling. Trust me it's hurting -- on the inside and it's gonna do some damage for awhile and and -- it's pretty disappointing. -- so many people are talking about appearance and other personal struggles. And not solely focus on the young girls achievement because she's been in the sport for nearly a decade. Worked hard. And made it to the top of the podium aren't that gold medal and not put the focus should be. Why you've got to give -- a lot of respect because the class that she's going through all of that. Has really show and she's a lot older than -- here as you know. So let's talk a little bit about -- -- and because she obviously started out slow and then you know finished really strong to gold and bronze. What do you guys think about where. I think Jesus Christ the Olympics gymnastics. I don't think so really I don't -- of the things that I. -- Began peeking at the perfect time every Olympic athlete is trying to peak before or course after Olympic Games. Timing is key and having peaked at the perfect time now trust me I am very proud of Al race than. -- she -- her Olympic Games extremely strong she made it to the all rounded up in fourth place and third in a great time. But then she ended on the floor exercise she is the reigning world champion on the floor she rocked it and walked away with too -- too -- health. And a bronze on the balance -- she definitely can't be pleased with him -- I could kind of see get becoming her performance in New York when this just tops Gordon captures an alternate and then -- trials -- she she -- Jordan -- -- -- but Bailey -- and I thought she was slow steady as the race team may not a lot of glory. -- a lot of work for her eyes -- that it was great to see. On option to get about it but by the watched the -- and thank you. And thank you guys are watching the Olympic roundtable mixture to keep it locked up foxsports.com. Slash Olympics in Atlanta and -- it's golf coverage.