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"She’ll go into her little shell," he said, "and it will be a while before she comes out."
It raises the question of how ready Wieber will be Tuesday for the team finals and later in the individual floor exercise, for which she, ironically, qualified with her score Sunday.
» Defending world champion Jordyn Wieber fails to qualify for the individual all-around after a stunning performance from roommate Aly Raisman.
» The U.S. qualified first for Tuesday’s team with a 181.863.
» Wieber will compete in team finals as well as the individual floor exercise, the apparatus that cost her most on Sunday.
» The top-qualifying U.S. men will compete in the team finals Monday.
Geddert threw fire at the system that will prevent his star pupil from chasing all-around gold. He blasted the "stupid rule" that doesn’t allow a third competitor from each country into the finals.
"Kids train their entire life but because they’re the third best in their country," Geddert said, "they don’t get to go to the dream competition."
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