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Author Topic: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021  (Read 11748 times)

Offline Villa Lew

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #270 on: August 05, 2021, 07:05:53 PM »
Our best hopes of individual gold in the Athletics were DAS, KJT and Adam Gemili, so now it appears are only hope is probably the Women's 4x100m relay, which is tomorrow at 2.30 pm.

Well done to GBs Holly Bradshaw, winning bronze in the pole vault, the first Brit to win a pole vault medal at the Olympics, which is quite a stat.


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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #271 on: August 05, 2021, 07:30:08 PM »
Can't see them winning that relay, bearing in mind the Jamaicans will put out their first team who won gold, silver and bronze in the individuals. Even if they chuck the baton on the floor the Americans would be more favoured than Britain. The men's 4 x 100, while less stellar, might have a better chance as the competition doesn't appear so amazing.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #272 on: August 05, 2021, 08:59:43 PM »
Gutted for KJT

No surprise really the way she's let herself go, state of that gut of hers*.

*Actually she seems lovely, hoped she do well.


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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #273 on: August 06, 2021, 12:35:20 PM »
Back above the Crims (and ROC) after golds in modern pentathlon and madison cycling. Women leading the way again, feel like they have won about 90% of our golds.

The madison cycling was brilliant, Kenny and Archibald absolutely battered everybody else.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #274 on: August 06, 2021, 01:02:27 PM »
Did anyone else notice the two Danish girls seemingly talking to each other whilst the National Anthem was being played during the Madison medal presentation?  Personally I can't stand our anthem but I'd give it respect when it's being played.  Could they not have kept still and quiet for thirty seconds? FFS!

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #275 on: August 06, 2021, 01:05:07 PM »
Did anyone else notice the two Danish girls seemingly talking to each other whilst the National Anthem was being played during the Madison medal presentation?  Personally I can't stand our anthem but I'd give it respect when it's being played.  Could they not have kept still and quiet for thirty seconds? FFS!

They probably watched the semi-final in the Euros and thought sod that.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #276 on: August 06, 2021, 01:47:57 PM »
Cheptegei last lap at 55 sec without really stretching himself. The performances by some of these athletes are hard to comprehend.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #277 on: August 06, 2021, 01:59:34 PM »
Terrific women's 1500m. Kipyegon won with Muir taking silver with, I think, a new British record.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #278 on: August 06, 2021, 02:00:47 PM »
Stunning performance by Laura - 3.54.5 . A fantastic time.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #279 on: August 06, 2021, 02:02:42 PM »
Yeah superb run and OR for Kipyegon

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #280 on: August 06, 2021, 02:08:33 PM »
Wonderful sporting attitude by Faith Kipyegon afterwards too. No showboating and demeaning the opposition- she shared her victory lap with Laura and the two of them were chatting and smiling the whole way round. What a  fabulous way to do sport - athletics and in particular middle distance running are just so good for this. Laura has just done a lovely interview too. I’m delighted for her.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #281 on: August 06, 2021, 03:00:07 PM »
That was one hell of a men's 100m relay. What a race!
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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #282 on: August 06, 2021, 03:10:17 PM »
I found the Polish javelin thrower quite attractive. Who wouldn’t want a woman who could take down a deer with a pointy stick from 60m? Could come in handy if society collapses.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #283 on: August 07, 2021, 06:24:47 AM »
Brilliant performance from Galal Yafai to get the boxing gold medal, well deserved.

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Re: Summer Olympics/Paralympics, Tokyo, delayed to 2021
« Reply #284 on: August 07, 2021, 12:29:56 PM »
Sifan Hassan. What a competitor.

 


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