Blackstone silk leads appeal for GB rhythmic gymnastics team

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  • Don't the British Rhythmic Gymnastic Team get a host nation wild card anyway?

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  • Yes they do, hence why the rhythmic gymnastics group is in dispute with British Gymnastics which set a requirement for entry as part of the British team for the Olympics.

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  • Glad this has been taken further - they were so close to getting the necessary score, so wouldn't have been an embarrassment. It was just mean to say they coudn't take part

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  • Who says its a sport anyway ? Bunch of girls twiddling around with ribbons. Utter rubbish.

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  • It is a disgrace that British Gymnastics have not supported the Rythmic Team especially as they proved they were good enough to compete over the 3 trial days. I hope that the Sports Resolution Panel support their deserved inclusion in the Games.

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  • This is high farce. They didnt reach the required score end of story.

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  • VERY glad they are fighting - they deserve it and they have the biggest support behind them :)

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  • Over 4000 people have already shown their support and have signed a petition to get this decision over-turned. British Gymnastics have not financially invested in this group and they are not being asked to. All they want is a chance, a demonstration of support, to raise the profile of the sport by ensuring to it is represented in the Olympic Games. Please show your support and sign the petition. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/get-gb-rhythmic-group-to-london-2012-olympics.html

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  • Having only missed the criteria by 0.273 on the second day of the test event but smashed it by over 2 points on the third day these girls have proved they are more than credible and as the wild card is their entitlement anyway (as we are the host nation) it seems very petty that their own organisation is putting up all these barriers to stop them competing. Taking part for the first time in their own country can only stir great enthusiasm for the sport from young women in the future. We should all be backing them and encouraging them. They have worked extremely hard and are also self funded and have put education on hold this last year to concentrate fully on training for this dream. Good Luck to them for the right outcome on Wednesday.

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  • What a disgrace British Gymnastics are !
    The Group has worked so hard to get to an Olympic standard which they achieved over the test event dates, so what it was on the last day.
    To haul this to arbitration with all the costs involved in hiring QC etc, they should have used that money to give these girls a better opportunity to improve on what they have already achieved.
    Its our Olympics BG you are a laughing stock across the world for what you are doing and I so hope you get you deserve at his appeal.
    #eggonface

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