Okay...so I know everyone and their uncle have been screaming about how the Chinese have been getting preferential judging....well, now so am I.
I was bolstered by reading The Fourth Medal blog today over at Yahoo!
I, however, am going to exclude the following events where the outcomes are decided by judges and not solely on the athletes physical abilities:
The current medal counts are:
China: Gold - 43 Silver - 14 Bronze - 19 Overall - 76
USA: Gold - 26 Silver - 26 Bronze - 27 Overall - 79
Under my new calculations the medal counts would be:
China: Gold - 22 Silver - 10 Bronze - 12 Overall - 44
USA: Gold - 22 Silver - 16 Bronze - 22 Overall - 60
I don't want to sound like some ungrateful, egotistical, pompous jerk of an American...but please, the numbers kinda speak for themselves.
And there's no way that He Kexin is 16...gimme a freakin' break!!!!!!