New Olympic rule 2021?

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As told to me by my spouse, a new Olympics rule allows only 2 girls from each country to compete in individual events, WTF?

I may have this wrong, but how this strikes me as a way to reduce the domination of certain country teams. In other words if you have a team of the best athletes, only 2 of those would be allowed to compete in each seperste event.

So if I understand it, all team members can attempt to qualify, but what that means is instead of everyone who qualifies getting a chance to compete, the competition is artificially reduced, and the real silver winner maybe shut out going to a lesser athlete.

Is there a different reason for this?
 
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Pretty sure your spouse is incorrect.

Nope. Spouse is correct. Saw this on the broadcast last night.



What is the two per country rule gymnastics 2021?


Because of what is known as the "two per" rule, a maximum of two gymnasts from each country may qualify into the all-around and event finals held later in the Games. Only 24 gymnasts make the all-around final, and the top eight on each apparatus make the event finals.
 

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Nope. Spouse is correct. Saw this on the broadcast last night.



What is the two per country rule gymnastics 2021?


Because of what is known as the "two per" rule, a maximum of two gymnasts from each country may qualify into the all-around and event finals held later in the Games. Only 24 gymnasts make the all-around final, and the top eight on each apparatus make the event finals.
See, not an Olympics rule but a gymnastics rule.

Edit: And that rule isn't even remotely new.
 

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See, not an Olympics rule but a gymnastics rule.

Edit: And that rule isn't even remotely new.
So it’s not a new rule? My impression which may be in error is that in individual gymnastic events everyone who qualifies could compete in the past, not just 2 per country? Not arguing. :)

This article discusses it, but if it‘s not a new rule, I’ll make an argument that if the rules do not allow the best to win, then it’s an artificial award. Because the third best in the world might not get the bronze they deserve and the one who came in third, might have actually been 4th, 5th, or 8th! :unsure:

 
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So it’s not a new rule? My impression which may be in error is that in individual gymnastic events everyone who qualifies can compete, not just 2 per country.
 

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What do you think about post 5, last paragraph?
Overall? It’s ridiculous and most certainly does not help to improve the sport’s image. But at least the gold and silver can go still to the most deserving athletes even if the third best theoretically doesn’t get anywhere near the bronze.

I saw a Reddit post somewhere making fun of the US recently, claiming that they were one of the strongest voices to introduce this limit.
 

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Overall? It’s ridiculous and most certainly does not help to improve the sport’s image. But at least the gold and silver can go still to the most deserving athletes even if the third best theoretically doesn’t get anywhere near the bronze.

I saw a Reddit post somewhere making fun of the US recently, claiming that they were one of the strongest voices to introduce this limit.
Agreed, it reduces the validity of earning an Olympic Medal.
 
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