Is it simply a matter of the fact that her routines are viewed as way harder than everyone else and they have a scoring system that rewards that? I ask because I just read the ESPN recap of the qualifying where it says Biles had the top mark but did the following.
The bar is set LOW wrote:
While Biles topped the all-around with a total of 57.731 and advanced to the finals on multiple events, it didn't come easy. She stepped all the way off the mat following a tumbling pass on her floor exercise, then basically did the same on vault. She responded with a solid set on uneven bars, but a spectacular beam routine ended with her taking three major steps backward following her dismount, something Forster said he's never seen her do.
When I was a kid, I don't recall gymnasts making tons of errors, Us the scoring system radically different or is my memory faulty?
I tried to google around but found an article claiming the scoring system actually hurts her. Is that true?
Let's say everyone did a not super hard routine, would she still be the #1 gymnast in the world? Or is her success the result of the new scoring?
I follow ice skating some and don't like how the only people who can win are seemingly people who try some crazy jump.