14 year old Olympic diver Tom Daley's partner, Blake Aldridge, blames Daley's young age for his nervousness and having a bad last dive, taking them off the podium:
[quote]"It's a synchro team, there's two of us, and that's the hard thing about it," Aldridge said. "Both of you have to be on your game at the same time and that just didn't happen today. Thomas is 14 years old. He's done[ Read More... ]
2008 AA Olympic Champion gymnast Nastia Liukin's father wants age limit eliminated too (Nastia missed on the 2004 Olympics because she didn't meet the age requirement; her teammate at her gym WOGA Rebecca Bross missed out on these Olympics because she's 14 instead of 16 by the end of the Olympic year):
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"Liukin's Father Wants Age Limit Eliminated"
[QUOTE]Nastia Liukin's father and coach, Valeri Liukin, said the international gymnastics federation would be wise to eliminate the age rule that requires gymnastics athletes to be at least 16 or turn 16 during the year they compete in the Olympics and world championships.
The issue has been in the forefront of gymnastics discussion because of some[ Read More... ]