For my first blog, I thought it would be cool to take the results from the past 3 Olympic Games (200, 2004, and 2008) and the world championships prior to the Games (1999, 2003, and 2007) to see what the podium would look like in 2012. First, I'm going to take the world champion, and compare it to how they did at the Olympics in each of the events. I'm going to do this for the podium, to try and predict what the London podiums will look like.
Bronze-Ukraine (China's results were nullified, handing the bronze to the Ukrainians)
Bronze-United States (Again, China lost the bronze due to age falsification)
On average, the World Champion placed 1.7, or second in the Olympics Games. The silver medalist placed 1.3, or first. The bronze medalist placed in fifth place. Using these averages, we can predict based on history, that the top 3 team from Tokyo will place
Kinda hard to believe that the reining Olympic Champions will place fifth, but it's gymnastics and anything can happen. All Around competitions are coming next:)
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