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So n the last 2 hours or so we have won 2 Gold a silver and bronze. I’ll take that any day if the week. :nod:
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deadduck wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 am Pete and Blair have hardly trained for this at all. They basically rocked up to the Olympics and won silver.
Any fat tourist, you reckon?
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What are our remaining chances? Carrington, track cycling (a couple of contenders, I think?), Tom Walsh. Anything else?
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Kiwias wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:05 am
deadduck wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 am Pete and Blair have hardly trained for this at all. They basically rocked up to the Olympics and won silver.
Any fat tourist, you reckon?
The opposite in fact.
Those two are so good they can practise for a couple of months every 4 years and almost win.
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deadduck wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:09 am
Kiwias wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:05 am
deadduck wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 am Pete and Blair have hardly trained for this at all. They basically rocked up to the Olympics and won silver.
Any fat tourist, you reckon?
The opposite in fact.
Those two are so good they can practise for a couple of months every 4 years and almost win.
:thumbup: :thumbup:
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mrbrownstone wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:53 am Best chance seems to be if Germany win this race.
Pretty sure the Germans threw that. They seemed to be deliberately tanking on the last leg and just held off enough for the "Great" Britain crew to fall over the line.

Money might have changed hands, I dunno.
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Jensrsa wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:44 am Men's 400m Hurdles

Previous WR: 46.70
Previous OR: 46.78

1st Karsten Warholm (Norway) 45.94 WR
2nd Rai Benjamin (United States) 46.17 AR
3rd Alison dos Santos (Brazil) 46.72 AR
4th Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.08 NR
5th Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) 47.12 SB
6th Yasmani Copello (Turkey) 47.81 NR
7th `Rasmus Mägi (Estonia) 48.11 NR
8th Alessandro Sibilio (Italy) 48.77

What a race!
First 3 guys finished below Warholm's old record (which he set last month).


But that's a truly ridiculous time by Warholm. That's in the realm of Bolt's 9.58s. I believe he ran that hurdles race faster than some semi-finalists in the 400m flat.
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Another sailing good for GB, Scott on the Finn class.
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JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 am NZ is briefly back in the top 10 on the table after this afternoon. We are clinging on to that spot :lol: .
Stop the Olympics NOW! (or maybe after Lisa Carrington's next race) 8)
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New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
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Beaver_Shark wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:43 am
Jensrsa wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:44 am Men's 400m Hurdles

Previous WR: 46.70
Previous OR: 46.78

1st Karsten Warholm (Norway) 45.94 WR
2nd Rai Benjamin (United States) 46.17 AR
3rd Alison dos Santos (Brazil) 46.72 AR
4th Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.08 NR
5th Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) 47.12 SB
6th Yasmani Copello (Turkey) 47.81 NR
7th `Rasmus Mägi (Estonia) 48.11 NR
8th Alessandro Sibilio (Italy) 48.77

What a race!
First 3 guys finished below Warholm's old record (which he set last month).


But that's a truly ridiculous time by Warholm. That's in the realm of Bolt's 9.58s. I believe he ran that hurdles race faster than some semi-finalists in the 400m flat.
I just watched a replay of this race, that would have to be one of the best races I have ever seen, unbelievable. :shock:
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Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
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Olddantucker wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
It's as if strong Covid-19 response (or reasonably strong in Australia's case) has something to do with Olympic performance.
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Beaver_Shark wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:43 am
Jensrsa wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:44 am Men's 400m Hurdles

Previous WR: 46.70
Previous OR: 46.78

1st Karsten Warholm (Norway) 45.94 WR
2nd Rai Benjamin (United States) 46.17 AR
3rd Alison dos Santos (Brazil) 46.72 AR
4th Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.08 NR
5th Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) 47.12 SB
6th Yasmani Copello (Turkey) 47.81 NR
7th `Rasmus Mägi (Estonia) 48.11 NR
8th Alessandro Sibilio (Italy) 48.77

What a race!
First 3 guys finished below Warholm's old record (which he set last month).


But that's a truly ridiculous time by Warholm. That's in the realm of Bolt's 9.58s. I believe he ran that hurdles race faster than some semi-finalists in the 400m flat.
Wonder how much the new spikes are helping with all these fast times?
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Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
I am always very impressed with NZ’s Olympic record given the size of the country it is remarkable. Then we have people saying that some athletes are winning silver medals without training and it kind of doesn’t add up.
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JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am
Muttonbirds wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:32 am
Olddantucker wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
It's as if strong Covid-19 response (or reasonably strong in Australia's case) has something to do with Olympic performance.
Great Britain and the US are flying on the table. It’s official - Muttonbirds endorses Boris and Trump :shock:.
That was always the case because of the population and the huge sums of money those countries pour into their Olympic programs. What I'm saying is that NZ and Australia are doing unusually well at this point in the games. Our Covid-19 response has allowed athletes to train in safety and with continuity. It's getting good results.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:56 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
I am always very impressed with NZ’s Olympic record given the size of the country it is remarkable. Then we have people saying that some athletes are winning silver medals without training and it kind of doesn’t add up.
Natural talent for Burling and Tuke. Their focus has been in other disciplines (America’s Cup) but they have the background in their class to step back in at the top level.
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Beaver_Shark wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:43 am
Jensrsa wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:44 am Men's 400m Hurdles

Previous WR: 46.70
Previous OR: 46.78

1st Karsten Warholm (Norway) 45.94 WR
2nd Rai Benjamin (United States) 46.17 AR
3rd Alison dos Santos (Brazil) 46.72 AR
4th Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.08 NR
5th Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) 47.12 SB
6th Yasmani Copello (Turkey) 47.81 NR
7th `Rasmus Mägi (Estonia) 48.11 NR
8th Alessandro Sibilio (Italy) 48.77

What a race!
First 3 guys finished below Warholm's old record (which he set last month).


But that's a truly ridiculous time by Warholm. That's in the realm of Bolt's 9.58s. I believe he ran that hurdles race faster than some semi-finalists in the 400m flat.
If it seems too good to be true, It’s Pantani attacking on Galibier isn’t it.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:56 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
I am always very impressed with NZ’s Olympic record given the size of the country it is remarkable. Then we have people saying that some athletes are winning silver medals without training and it kind of doesn’t add up.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won Gold in Rio with 2 races to spare

They have 9 World championship gold medals in the 49er. And just won the America's Cup this year for the second time.
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Women’s 4K cycling pursuit is looking like something special with Germany and the UK swapping world records.
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Muttonbirds wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:58 am
JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am
Muttonbirds wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:32 am
Olddantucker wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
It's as if strong Covid-19 response (or reasonably strong in Australia's case) has something to do with Olympic performance.
Great Britain and the US are flying on the table. It’s official - Muttonbirds endorses Boris and Trump :shock:.
That was always the case because of the population and the huge sums of money those countries pour into their Olympic programs. What I'm saying is that NZ and Australia are doing unusually well at this point in the games. Our Covid-19 response has allowed athletes to train in safety and with continuity. It's getting good results.
You should get in touch with these guys:

https://www.archerynz.co.nz/

You draw a very good longbow.
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JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:06 am
Muttonbirds wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:58 am
JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am
Muttonbirds wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:32 am
Olddantucker wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 am

Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
It's as if strong Covid-19 response (or reasonably strong in Australia's case) has something to do with Olympic performance.
Great Britain and the US are flying on the table. It’s official - Muttonbirds endorses Boris and Trump :shock:.
That was always the case because of the population and the huge sums of money those countries pour into their Olympic programs. What I'm saying is that NZ and Australia are doing unusually well at this point in the games. Our Covid-19 response has allowed athletes to train in safety and with continuity. It's getting good results.
You should get in touch with these guys:

https://www.archerynz.co.nz/

You draw a very good longbow.
Why did you delete your post?
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I thought the Trump reference may have been a bit strong.
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If Australian swim team was a country they’d be 7th - so impressive
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Glaston wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:46 am
Beaver_Shark wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:43 am
Jensrsa wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:44 am Men's 400m Hurdles

Previous WR: 46.70
Previous OR: 46.78

1st Karsten Warholm (Norway) 45.94 WR
2nd Rai Benjamin (United States) 46.17 AR
3rd Alison dos Santos (Brazil) 46.72 AR
4th Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.08 NR
5th Abderrahman Samba (Qatar) 47.12 SB
6th Yasmani Copello (Turkey) 47.81 NR
7th `Rasmus Mägi (Estonia) 48.11 NR
8th Alessandro Sibilio (Italy) 48.77

What a race!
First 3 guys finished below Warholm's old record (which he set last month).


But that's a truly ridiculous time by Warholm. That's in the realm of Bolt's 9.58s. I believe he ran that hurdles race faster than some semi-finalists in the 400m flat.
Wonder how much the new spikes are helping with all these fast times?
A commentator mentioned the other day that the track is fast. I don't know how that works but apparently it's a thing

I wonder if Warholm will start concentration on the 400m now. In 2017 there was about a 3.5 sec difference between his PBs for the 400m (44.87) and 400mH (48.22). The 44.87 is still his PB for the 400m
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Olddantucker wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 am
Auckman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am New Zealand is beating Old Zealand on the medal table.
Not only that, the People's Republic of Australasia (Aotearoasia?) is 3rd on the medal table.
Hahaha, I just checked that and you are right, that’s incredible! :lol:
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JB1981 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:16 am I thought the Trump reference may have been a bit strong.
In the final wash-up sporting programs will be looking at their buildup and what they were able to do and what the were not able to do. I think NZ and Australia will feel they were able to manage key athletes' training programs properly. Other countries might have struggled because of Covid-19 issues.

I'm not drawing a long bow as you have suggested.
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:17 am If Australian swim team was a country they’d be 7th - so impressive

It’s great stuff for the country and their programme.

However it’s difficult to think of other sports which choose “slower” ways of making the distance as respectable variants.
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So Sweden (heja Sverige) beat Australia in the football semis yesterday to reach the final and Australia complains about the ref....

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/ ... 0243b24f9b
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The Men's 4K pursuit heat between Italy and NZ was something for the ages...

Italy through to the Gold medal race with a WR to just edge NZ by .3 sec
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Rocketz wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:35 am So Sweden (heja Sverige) beat Australia in the football semis yesterday to reach the final and Australia complains about the ref....

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/ ... 0243b24f9b
Did you watch the game?
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bimboman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:30 am
kiwigreg369 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:17 am If Australian swim team was a country they’d be 7th - so impressive

It’s great stuff for the country and their programme.

However it’s difficult to think of other sports which choose “slower” ways of making the distance as respectable variants.
Athletics
Rowing
Sailing
Cycling

Just off the top of my head.
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What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
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Has Great Britain have just Bradburied the cycling to make the gold medal race?
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AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
He had his head down and didn’t see him! Pommy blokes fault no?

Nope, comms saying it’s the Danes fault.
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AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
Ranting away like an idiot after he crashes into the back of him.
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AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
Head down and didn't see the slower rider...

and because the 4th GB rider was still circulating they will go through to the Gold medal ride despite being slowest :lol:
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guy smiley wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:53 am
AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
Head down and didn't see the slower rider...

and because the 4th GB rider was still circulating they will go through to the Gold medal ride despite being slowest :lol:
No the Danes are through as they complete a catch.
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trapper wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:52 am
AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
He had his head down and didn’t see him! Pommy blokes fault no?

Nope, comms saying it’s the Danes fault.
yes. The GB rider was riding straight on his line. The Dane just hit him.
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Sefton wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:54 am
guy smiley wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:53 am
AlanBengio wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am What did he do - the Danish guy :shock: :shock:
He is at fault not the GB guy
Head down and didn't see the slower rider...

and because the 4th GB rider was still circulating they will go through to the Gold medal ride despite being slowest :lol:
No the Danes are through as they complete a catch.
Dunno Seft... their 4th had stopped. They only had two riders complete the race.
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