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Author Topic: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021  (Read 10976 times)

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2021, 08:36:04 AM »
Osaka out. The right wing here will be delighted.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #106 on: July 27, 2021, 08:55:14 AM »
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?

She ended up in ninth.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2021, 09:03:56 AM »
Van Der Poel claims he crash was because a plank on the course during practice was removed for the actual race. This along with the shambolic (and very dangerous) start to the Triathlon event does make you wonder if the Japanese / IOC were ready for the games or are they affected by Covid pullouts so no one experienced is around.

The VdP one was quashed by a coach who mentioned that they were told the plank was being removed for the race. (although add the question why it was there for Practice of a course).
 
Anyway to add to more Shitness from the organisers this year, a BMX rider was taken out when an official decided to cross the track without looking during a practice session.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #108 on: July 27, 2021, 09:05:10 AM »
If you've got Virgin TV Olympics are showing on channels 537 to 543

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #109 on: July 27, 2021, 09:06:54 AM »
Brilliant by Flora Duffy, Bermuda's first Olympic champion. She looked like she could have done another triathlon.

Silver medal for Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown. She might have competed for the gold if she hadn't got a flat tyre towards the end of the bike element.

Absolutely brilliant race. Taylor-Brown was so unlucky but showed incredible strength to catch up with the leading pack and take silver. I stayed up for it and feel knackered now.


I was really enjoying this last night but sleep got the better of me. How did Jess Learmonth do in the end?

She ended up in ninth.
Ta, she stormed the swim, I was rooting for her after that.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2021, 09:41:38 AM »
I watched the highlights of the mens Triathlon on the TV last night. (picked up just after the swim). The way Blummenfelt was grabbing water to stay as wet and cool as possible always suggested the big push on. I was surprised Yee didn't go to the tables at all in his final lap though.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2021, 09:46:14 AM »
Why are we so rubbish in the last five seconds of taekwando matches? It's bringing back painful memories of numerous injury time Villa disasters against scummy teams in red.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2021, 09:49:05 AM »
Why are we so rubbish in the last five seconds of taekwando matches? It's bringing back painful memories of numerous injury time Villa disasters against scummy teams in red.

That was a heartbreaking finish.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2021, 10:56:55 AM »
Just watched Argentina vs South Africa in the rugby 7s…what a game!

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2021, 12:52:22 PM »
BBC showing gymnastics shite on both channels, just as I'm about to go on lunch 🙄

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2021, 06:25:05 PM »
Looking like a first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda, and a chance of a British medal, in the women's triathlon.

They already held the record for the smallest country to win a Summer medal (bronze) which they've now upgraded. Never been there and no great desire to go from what I've heard.

Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.
I find that difficult to believe when she wasn’t even in the first four out of the water.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2021, 07:30:01 PM »
Commentator said Duffy is the only triathlete in history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same event. I assume she won it.

I find that difficult to believe when she wasn’t even in the first four out of the water.

It wasn't a reference to her win in The Olympics, she's the only one to do it in the same WTS event.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2021, 07:52:02 PM »
Mark Kinsella's daughter (Alice) won a bronze medal in the gymnastics today.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2021, 09:35:09 PM »
Charlotte Dujardin equalled the most number of Olympic medals won by a British women, by getting a bronze in the dressage. Now she is a great Olympian.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #119 on: July 27, 2021, 09:46:16 PM »
Well, her horse is. Annoys me that the humans get all the credit. They could at least give them a medal made out of carrots or sugar or whatever horses like.

I'm also not convinced that dressage and show jumping aren't cruel. I imagine horses like running, they're designed for it. But I'm not sure they enjoy the prancing around let alone landing hard on those incredibly fragile ankles.
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