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LandOTurk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:47 am Watching women's 200m round 1 heat 2
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 22.22s
Pakistani athlete came last with 28.12
Isn't there a minimum limit on time - a qualifying time to enter the Olympics?
Sort of - for some events they let all sorts in to the 'prelims' 100 and 200 in athletics in particular. Any decent winger at amature club level would be better than some of the bottom markers at the 100m

If you remember Eric the Eel, he was in under the same program
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Rather than having some old codger with flags watching for illegal starts in events like the long jump and triple jump, why doesn't someone design a board that puts 250v through the foot of anyone overstepping the mark?
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Mogs boyfriend has qualified for the semis in the K1 and K2 sprints
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Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
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Auckman wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:13 am Hubbard is not a gold favourite though. Might get silver but that’s a big might.
Probability will keep a woman off the podium
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Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:52 am The Dutch runner in the women's 1500 tumbled and fell in her heat but still made it to 4th

EDIT: two runners in front of her fell and she somehow managed to avoid them and keep running
She's awesome

I saw her in the 5000m a few days ago. She just chilled at the back for the entire race, ignored the pace-setters, then burned them all on the last lap
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Auckman wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:13 am Hubbard is not a gold favourite though. Might get silver but that’s a big might.
The only thing stopping Li Wenwen from winning is a heart attack, she's got 50 kilos on Hubbard ffs :lol:

I don't think Hubbard beats Robles for silver, but if she can put up around 285 again it should see her competing for bronze.
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Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
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kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
I don't mind it. Especially when you consider their history as athletes. And they are great mates.
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Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
Yes, its not a good rule. Because on the last of his 6 jumps, the Greek went from 4th to 1st by tying the distance of the 1st placed Cuban at 8.41m. But because his 2nd jump was 8.15m compared to 8.09m for the Cuban, he was given top spot.

You then got a strange situation where the Cuban had to jump 8.16m and not to try to beat the Greeks (and his own) 8.41m to win gold. Unfortunately he did his hammy in the 4th and couldn't jump. The powers that be need to revisit that.
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kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
It cant be based on next best though. See my comment above.
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Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:24 am
LandOTurk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:47 am Watching women's 200m round 1 heat 2
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 22.22s
Pakistani athlete came last with 28.12
Isn't there a minimum limit on time - a qualifying time to enter the Olympics?
Sort of - for some events they let all sorts in to the 'prelims' 100 and 200 in athletics in particular. Any decent winger at amature club level would be better than some of the bottom markers at the 100m

If you remember Eric the Eel, he was in under the same program
Guy couldn't swim. Only time in Olympic history where the lifeguard had to be attentive.
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Cock - India women just beat Aussie women in QF.
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LandOTurk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:24 am
Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:24 am
LandOTurk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:47 am Watching women's 200m round 1 heat 2
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 22.22s
Pakistani athlete came last with 28.12
Isn't there a minimum limit on time - a qualifying time to enter the Olympics?
Sort of - for some events they let all sorts in to the 'prelims' 100 and 200 in athletics in particular. Any decent winger at amature club level would be better than some of the bottom markers at the 100m

If you remember Eric the Eel, he was in under the same program
Guy couldn't swim. Only time in Olympic history where the lifeguard had to be attentive.
That was back when some swimmers had to qualify before the events. He was supposed to race with 2 other swimmers but they both false started. He won his qualification heat by default (still had to swim though).
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Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:12 am
kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
I don't mind it. Especially when you consider their history as athletes. And they are great mates.
Surely you jest, Thomas.

I agree with Kiap, it's BS. In future are we to take into account if competitors are mates or not?
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kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
Different sports have different governing bodies and as such have different rules. Athletics clearly have different rules from golf so no need to try to compare. I've got no problem with them following their rules. Just don't try making them up as you go along
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In relation to long jump I don’t think they look at time - they look at past jumps as well. And for the HJ they were exactly the same in terms of three fails at that height. Hence the next step is a jump off.

LJ is the same. Unsure about other Olympic sports but believe team sports got to penalitires and playoffs.

As for golf it should even be there and the fact that Rory Safa Sabatani won silver - for Slovenia - highlights the joke that it is.
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:33 am Cock - India women just beat Aussie women in QF.
In hockey? That's a big result. India ranked 10, Australia 4 before the Olympics.

Hockey can be like that.
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Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
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Ted. wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:33 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:12 am
kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
I don't mind it. Especially when you consider their history as athletes. And they are great mates.
Surely you jest, Thomas.

I agree with Kiap, it's BS. In future are we to take into account if competitors are mates or not?
Not at all. These blokes had battled it out and neither of them had succeeded in besting the other. A draw is fine. There are draws in sprints. Why not high jump?
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Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am
Ted. wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:33 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:12 am
kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
I don't mind it. Especially when you consider their history as athletes. And they are great mates.
Surely you jest, Thomas.

I agree with Kiap, it's BS. In future are we to take into account if competitors are mates or not?
Not at all. These blokes had battled it out and neither of them had succeeded in besting the other. A draw is fine. There are draws in sprints. Why not high jump?
Disagree. Think they both chocked and wimped out over a jump off
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Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
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I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
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brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 am I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
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Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 am
Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
It's transphobic to call her a man, but that doesn't mean everyone should agree she should be able to compete in the Olympics. I don't subscribe to Dark's views, but the way the debate is framed and any counter views framed as transphobic is bullshit IMO.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:43 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 am
Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
It's transphobic to call her a man, but that doesn't mean everyone should agree she should be able to compete in the Olympics. I don't subscribe to Dark's views, but the way the debate is framed and any counter views framed as transphobic is bullshit IMO.
Dumb post. The posters who are trans are the one's like Dark who deliberately call her male, or like anonymous who feel that trans athletes shouldn't compete as women because he wouldn't let them suck his dick. Lots of posters who question Hubbard's participation in these games aren't transphobic. But sadly many are.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:37 am
brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 am I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
Lots of things had history in the Olympics until they were removed. Back stroke is the equivalent of a backwards running race.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 am
Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
I would say fair play mate. Whatever makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. I will support you to the max. But you will probably screw a few people born females lives over if you copoete against them at certain sports.
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....

Never mind.

I actually agree with most of your last post, Ali. But I still think the framing of the debate is f**ked by both sides. She's not a man, but nor should she be competing, IMO.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:37 am
brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 am I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
We will have to disagree then

Is there any other sport in the Olympics where a single athlete has a realistic chance of winning 4 or even 5 events..no there isnt

And dressel won 5 golds in the men's as well

I know these are the exceptions and not the rule ..but still it's crazy
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brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:59 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:37 am
brat wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 am I just saw Emma mckeon for Australia got 7 medals!

4 gold's and 3 bronze

Swimming is an absolute joke..too many events that one person can seriously compete in
I disagree. All the strokes and events have immense history and are worth persisting with, and McKeon is a freak. It's not like 7 medals is a normal thing to do. The only races I'd consider scrapping are the mixed relays which are only new this year. Swimming is a very difficult sport to monetise for athletes so I cannot begrudge them winning a few medals.
We will have to disagree then

Is there any other sport in the Olympics where a single athlete has a realistic chance of winning 4 or even 5 events..no there isnt

And dressel won 5 golds in the men's as well

I know these are the exceptions and not the rule ..but still it's crazy
You're 3 pages too late. This was thrashed out yesterday.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:01 am
You're 3 pages too late. This was thrashed out yesterday.
The reality is while the likes of the USA & China are winning shitloads of medals the chance of Swimming events being culled is somewhere between fudge and all. Haven't they increased the number of events this time?
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:48 am ....

Never mind.

I actually agree with most of your last post, Ali. But I still think the framing of the debate is f**ked by both sides. She's not a man, but nor should she be competing, IMO.
She is a biologilcal male, and not female.

Man and women are now shadey terms. If she wants to be called a women all good.

But the chosen sport is females.
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Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 am
Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
I would say fair play mate. Whatever makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. I will support you to the max. But you will probably screw a few people born females lives over if you copoete against them at certain sports.
So you say to a young person that they're ok to do whatever makes them feel comfortable in their own skin but then send them into the corner to play sport on their own because they are a freak.

Nice.
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Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
heza geeza taking their food. nothing to do with trans
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I think you can have differing opinions on trans sportspeople taking part without sounding like the poisoned bigots some on here are being.
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Muttonbirds wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:28 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 am
Dumbledore wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am
Dark wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am Hubbard competing tonight.

Yah

Get to watch a male pick on females.
Another bigot. Crazy how comfortable people are being openly transphobic.
Yep, transphobia is rampant on this forum. Its a shame because presumably many of these posters are loving fathers and I just wonder what they'd do if one of their own children came out as trans?
I would say fair play mate. Whatever makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. I will support you to the max. But you will probably screw a few people born females lives over if you copoete against them at certain sports.
So you say to a young person that they're ok to do whatever makes them feel comfortable in their own skin but then send them into the corner to play sport on their own because they are a freak.

Nice.
No they are just biologically males who feel like women gender.
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It's going to be interesting if Laurel Hubbard does win a medal. :lol:
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Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am
Ted. wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:33 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:12 am
kiap wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:55 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.

I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
The high jump, touchy-feely and *speshul* as it might be, was a joke.

It's a competition, ffs.

Even the old fat bloke golfers had to play off for bronze ... as they should.
I don't mind it. Especially when you consider their history as athletes. And they are great mates.
Surely you jest, Thomas.

I agree with Kiap, it's BS. In future are we to take into account if competitors are mates or not?
Not at all. These blokes had battled it out and neither of them had succeeded in besting the other. A draw is fine. There are draws in sprints. Why not high jump?
I’m with Thomas on this one.
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