Monday, August 23, 2004 - Writers - Swift: Despite judging error, Hamm's gold shows no tarnish - Monday August 23, 2004 6:55AM: "So why not a second gold medal? Why not accommodate the upset Koreans and send everyone home happy? Well for one thing, you can make a pretty good case that, if you're going to go to the videotape, Yang shouldn't have won. Yes, the videotape of the parallel bars showed the judges erred by assigning a 9.9 start value. But it showed something else, too. In the course of his routine, Yang had four holds on the bar, when the rules allow for a maximum of three. The deduction for that mistake? Two-tenths of a point."

Good point. (No pun intended.)

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