Beth Tweddle gives Brits a pass when it comes to gymnastics gold. ‘The Japanese and Russians are both extremely powerful!’
BETH TWEDDLE discounted Britain’s chances of winning gold in gymnastics and complimented Japan, Russia, and the United States’ possibilities.
Beth Tweddle, a BBC gymnastics analyst, confessed that she didn’t think Great Britain would win the gold medals in the men’s gymnastics competitions. When asked about her predictions, she stated that Japan will likely fare well because it was hosting the Olympics. Despite this, she warned, neither China nor Russia would give up lightly against their Japanese adversaries.
She went on to note that the male gymnasts in the United States appeared to be powerful as well.
She also stated that the format would not allow for any mistakes.
“Do you know what?” remarked Ms Tweddle. Because it is in Japan, I believe the Japanese will win every step of the way.
“However, China and Russia are not going down without a fight.
“The Americans also appear to be powerful, and they did appear to be strong in qualification.
“There are no faults allowed in this format, so anything can happen.”
She went into additional depth about why Russia would be a formidable opponent in these circumstances.
“Russia has a very experienced team,” she remarked.
“As I already stated, Nagornyy performed admirably in the qualification round.
“We weren’t sure if Dalaloyan would be present because he had an injury.
“He didn’t compete in the European Championships because he was recovering from surgery, but he did do six pieces of equipment during qualification.
“However, he appeared to be in some discomfort.
“However, he is out here today doing the six parts before going down for the all-around.
“They’ve all had a lot of expertise in there, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this.”