Ally and we are a bit bummed by the whole thing. We found out Monday night when her coach handed out the score cards the judges fill out. We immediately noticed her beam score was a full point higher than was posted at the meet. Turns out someone entered her score wrong in the computer. The computer displays the score on the score board and then tallies up the total. A person then enters the total from the computer on the card.
We added up the card and it was higher than shown.
We emailed Ally's coach and she apologized, and said it does happen sometimes that someone makes a mistake. She apologized and said she would make an announcement at practice so Ally would get some recognition from her peers, and the host gym of the meet is sending Ally a 1st place trophy.
Ally is seems pleased with the outcome, but still bummed that it happened. Alice's mom said it well to me today "These life lessons are so hard. How to be gracious about the mistake but also fight for recognition" and accept the mistake. Ally is really mostly happy to have scored so well. A 36.9 is an amazing score.
But then, she is an amazing kid who this evening spent an hour on her mats and practice beam in our living room.
Playing a game with Becky before practice on Monday. (It was a school Holiday.) Ally is wearing the leotard she received at the meet. All the girls on the team wore them.
Movie star gymnast on the way to practice.