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    Deitchler is getting a ton of press right now. Most of the articles or video clips have stated this is the first time in 32 years a high schooler has made the Olympic wrestling team and only the third one ever. I think most of the media outlets realize how rare this is compared to sports like gymnastics when you are washed up at 17.
    I think the media coverage he's getting is awesome and something this sport needs. It's the public that I don't think completely understands it when they compare it to some other sports.
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    Basically the Olympics cater to housewives.... they are the ones we need to educate.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Basically the Olympics cater to housewives.... they are the ones we need to educate.
    I am finally starting to rub off on you.

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    Yes, my IQ has dropped 50 points
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    The reason why teenagers are the best in women's gymnastics is that having things like breasts and hips make it difficult for a woman to flip and spin in the air. Those girls are so tiny, and put their bodies through so much that they usually hold off full out puberty, hence, no t or a. Three of the women, Nastia Liukin, Chelsie Memmel and Alicia Sacramone are over 18, but they're still tiny as hell. It has nothing to do with "prettiness," Big, it has to do with capabilities.

    And I definitely think Shawn Johnson could still kick your ass.

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    yes, My Iq Has Dropped 50 Points

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    First, its only women's gymnastics that has 16 year olds. I believe for men its rare to have 16 year olds competing in Olympics.

    Women's gymnastcs is like any other thing about American female beauty ideal. They look pretty and they can do cute things but they are still little and weak compared to an average man.

    I am no expert on gymnatics but I suspect all the little girl gymnasts would not fare so well if they had to do rings and parallel bars like men.
    Swimmers, especially women, can be world class when they are young.
    I happens with men as well. Natalie Coughlin was 14 at her first Olympics and brought home some medals. I think Phelps was still in HS when he was winning Golds. I don't know why it is common for swimmers but not runners to peak early.

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    Yes, my IQ has dropped 50 points
    wow, I did not know your IQ was over 50 to begin with

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    There is now a rule that gymnasts must turn 16 in the Olympic year in order to be able to compete. There used to be 14 year olds, then they made a "15 year rule" then changed it to 16.

    Interesting to note, though, that the 2004 USA women's gymnastics team featured a 25 year old and a 26 year old in addition to the 4 teenagers.
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