Yuan Yuan also lost the silver medal to Russia's Svetlana Khorkina as the tie breaking rule was not found in her favor. She ended up with bronze.
The results prompted the president of the Federation of International Gymnastics to publicly chastise the judges and tell them they were wrong.
Yuan Yuan performed incredibly difficult elements that gymnasts now days who are competing under the new code of points which encourages difficulty over execution, don't perform it such as full twisting layout (Rated G), three consecutive switch leap into back handspring layout step out layout step out.
Yuan Yuan's routine was not just an impressive difficult one but also highly artistic.
Here is the gold winning routine by Romania's Gina Gogean. Her routine was not as difficult nor artistic as Yuan Yuan's.
And the silver winning routine by Russia Svetlana Khorkina whom Yuan Yuan lost the silver medal to due to tie breaking rule.
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