Tom Daley and some of the others are lucky that their scores aren't carried over from the qualifying round.
I kind of think that it's wrong to have the scores wiped clean after each portion of the competition. I think that your scores from the previous portion should be carried over to the next one.
So do we have to wait until tonight to see this on NBC? Are they going to show both the semi-final and the final tonight?
Seems like the SEMI will be on NBC at 10:00 am and the FINAL will be on NBC at 8:30 pm ?
r2 - Yes, 8.
Canadian Riley McCormick really cute - sweet face & well-defined, lean v-shape.
Matthew Mitcham is relaxed and mugging the camera after his dives but probably not doing anything special enough to push through.
Standings after round 2:
1 - Wolfram (no change)
2 - Sanchez (Mexico)
3 - Navarro (no change)
4 & 5 - Lin & Qui (China)
6 - Boudia
9 - Daley
Mitcham is still giving full cheese to the camera.
Based on the comments, or lack of, in the qualifying thread, I'm guessing that in their tape delay broadcast of the event, NBC must not show the 10 seconds of cock adjustments that Daley made before his final dive yesterday.
r5 - Well, I can't think of any sport where an early round score is counted in later rounds.
Boudia really killed the 3rd round. Jesus must have taken the wheel.
Daley tugs the front of his suit before he dives like Rafa tugs at his wedge before he serves.
I want to know what the Colombian diver's huge torso tat says.
Standings after round 3:
1 & 2 - Lin & Qui
3 - Boudia
4 - Navarro (Mr Unibrow)
8 - Daley
11 - Mitcham
Who would have thought that Boudia would be doing so well, considering he was 18th in prelims?
Mitchum nails the 4th round and celebrates like he's won gold. Boy knows how to enjoy himself.
1 & 2 - Lin & Qui
3 - Boudia
4 - Klein (Germany)
7 - Daley
8 - Mitchum (yay!)
McCrory is 11.
Aww, Mitchum stuffs up an easier dive and winces into the camera.
Lin isn't so amazing in round 5 either, not that he needs to worry.
1 & 2 - Qui & Lin (swapped places)
3 - Boudia
4 - Daley (big jump)
Mitcham drops back to 11.
Damn, Mitchum might miss out.
Mitcham is surely out of the final now. Poor Matt. :(
Looks like Top 12 advanced, and Mitcham was 13th. Sad.
He's out unfortunately. :(
r2 - Sorry, actually the top 12 qualify.
Cutie Riley McCormick has a sick final dive and sneaks into the last qualifying spot, just edging out Mitcham.
Qiu, Lin, Boudia, Daley, Wolfram, Minibaev, McCrory, Guerra, Unibrow, Bondar & McCormick.
Michum needs to tone down his gayness
R5 you do not have a clue about sports, do you?
Daley was very consistent throughout the semis seems to handle the pressure well, he could very be one of the top three tonight
Add Sascha Klein between McCrory and Guerra, and r18's list of finalists is complete.
Mitcham is the first reserve so he could still compete in the final if one of the Top 12 should have to pull out for some reason.
R18, you're an asshole.
Mitcham is a hero and adorable.
Sorry that should have been directed at the homophobe at R19.
In the prelim coverage on Friday night, NBC had the four preferred divers (Mitcham, Boudia, McCrory, and Daley) against the Chinese. With Mitcham out, will NBC go with American's favored three vs. the Chinese, or will they add the Canadian to the mix?
A fucking HERO????????????????
Mitcham isn't a hero, he's just openly gay.
Matthew is a gold medalist who gave up a lot instead of choosing to say to the world that you can be gay and good in sports.
People like Matt have done more than shitheads like R26 and R27 will ever do in their sorry lives to change minds and fight homophobia.
He's a role model for gay kids and all athletes.
Yes. That makes him a hero.
Looking at the responses online to the semis, it does look like with Mitcham out, McCormick moves up to the preferred group with Tom, Nick, and David. David tweeted, "It's show time boys @NickMcCrory1 @TomDaley1994 @RMcCormick2012"
R28 just troll-dar R26 et. al.
He's telling an out gay man to tone down his gayness.
He's fawning over an eighteen-year old who's not only not out but may not be gay.
And he doesn't get what it means to go in front of a global audience and take risks of being an out public figure when so few gay people, especially in sports, have the balls to do it.
It tells you all you need to know. He's a self-loathing idiot or a straight - either way, homophobic.
If Mitcham had spent more time practicing and less time with his ass up in a sling, his win in Bejing wouldn't have been a fluke. I bet he'll be the next Greg Louganis.
not even close to Greg's standard
Mitcham tweeted that he missed the finals 'by the skin of a bees penis.' Is that a common Aussie saying?
Wonder if there are any Mitcham freak-fans out there working on a Tonya Harding-style take out of one of the Top 12 boys so Matt can compete in the finals? Even a solid case of food poisoning would work.
Is Matt poz? That'd be the only thing he'd have in common with Greg.
Who was Louganis there to support? He was in the seats watching the diving and using an ugly Ed Hardy iPad to record someone, but I don't know who he was following.
Louganis was following his next trick.
R33 he would still be last
The cameras went up to him doing that after the US divers, R35, so I assume they're who he's supporting.
I'm sure he's a lovely man, but his bouffant grey hair and gay-sneer facelift expression are exactly what comes into my mind whenever I read DL 'fugly' and 'Mary!' posts.
[quote]I want to know what the Colombian diver's huge torso tat says.
R10 - It says "vida" (life)
Wow, trolldar R31, R34 and R37.
That nasty pieces of shit. If these are truly different people who have so much disdain for Matt, it's pathetic, and DL is more fucked up than it ever has been.
I'll miss having Mitcham in the final. Neither of the Americans is open about his homosexuality, and Tom Daley - while very obviously gay, even to the most determined frau - isn't as witty or warm.
Mitcham didn't expect to hit the finals, with his abdonminal injuries.
Yes Matt's a hero, and I think those cute Mexican twinks could come out and be heroes south of the border. You know in the past Mexican diving has been hurt by the whole Acapulco Cliff Diver heterosexist mystique. I think a couple gay Mexican cuties could make a huge difference.
I could dive into McCrory's pit hair...damn those are furry!
Can't believe Boudia won. He must have been sandbagging in the earlier rounds, not separating his hands after entry.
Boudia is from Indiana - that probably explains why he is so fixated on religion.
He's a giant queen. He's not fixated on religion.
Well, he appears to be since he talks about God all the time. Did you see his interviews on NBC this weekend?
Or are you saying he's putting it on for the public, and secretly doesn't believe it in private?