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Old 08-01-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Eh, maybe that's how they felt comfortable. Maybe that's how they practiced and it felt more natural when they competed.

Or maybe they were so focused on, ya know, being at the OLYMPICS that the way their hair looked took a backseat.
Nahhhh, it is more important to have nice hair than sticking the landing.

 
Old 08-01-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Nahhhh, it is more important to have nice hair than sticking the landing.
My bad.

How a woman looks always triumphs over her talents.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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You're representing yourself, your family name, your country and the Olympics... show up groomed. Which shows you care about yourself.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You're representing yourself, your family name, your country and the Olympics... show up groomed. Which shows you care about yourself.
Hard to stay "groomed" when you are flipping, tumbling, jumping, and swinging all over the place. What's next? Policing sweat spots?
 
Old 08-02-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Boston
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You're representing yourself, your family name, your country and the Olympics... show up groomed. Which shows you care about yourself.
Good lord, these girls are literally jumping all over the place, and you care about how their hair is done? What would you have preferred -- that their hair be in sleek chignons? Curled to within an inch of their lives? Should we be sure to shroud them in a cloud of hairspray so that nary a strand should fall out of place?

It's a shame that instead of focusing on the achievements these young women have accomplished (Gabby Douglas won gold at 16, what have you done lately?), people try to tear them down and nitpick over things that don't matter. at. all.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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You're representing yourself, your family name, your country and the Olympics... show up groomed. Which shows you care about yourself.


I notice that your hair is pretty much a mess and sticking up and out of place in the back in your profile pic, here on CityData. You're representing yourself here and by the anti-American sentiment that shines through your posts in this thread you must be representing your homeland as well.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Eh, maybe that's how they felt comfortable. Maybe that's how they practiced and it felt more natural when they competed.

Or maybe they were so focused on, ya know, being at the OLYMPICS that the way their hair looked took a backseat.
Yet every other girl there managed to perform with her hair neat. OH ... perhaps we have stumbled on the key to victory? Sloppy hair is necessary to achieve gold medals? Russia and Romania, take note!
 
Old 08-02-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Good lord, these girls are literally jumping all over the place, and you care about how their hair is done? What would you have preferred -- that their hair be in sleek chignons? Curled to within an inch of their lives? Should we be sure to shroud them in a cloud of hairspray so that nary a strand should fall out of place?

It's a shame that instead of focusing on the achievements these young women have accomplished (Gabby Douglas won gold at 16, what have you done lately?), people try to tear them down and nitpick over things that don't matter. at. all.
Welcome to the Fashion & Beauty board. Please note that I did not post in Sports.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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It is not a question of performing well or looking good. I expect an Olympic competitor will have trained to the max and be ready to peform; I would also expect that as they are representing their country in a world assembly that they will look neat and well-groomed.

It is not a question of doing one and not the other. It is not a high school gym event and their training surely shows that, so should their appearance.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Gymnastics is too much about appearance, anyway, IMO. Nobody cares if a male Olympian competing in a traditionally masculine event has unconventional grooming choices.
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