Originally Posted by Camille Lore
My gymnastics coach said last night that he has been judging for 4 years and read the "book" thoroughly and never saw that tie breaking scheme in there. He also is apparently very close with Sacramone and was very frustrated talking about the events yesterday.
I have a copy of the code of points and as far as I know they did not outline tie breaking procedures in it. Shrug. Looked through it a couple times today and still did not see anything.
IMO they should just base it on their preliminary routine -- whoever scored higher on that one should win. I think that's what they did 8 years back in Sydney. It rewards the athlete with the most consistency.