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Re: Olympics thread

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:59 pm

Into the final stage of the triathlon, expect it to be over in around 20 mins or so, Yee and Brownlee is good positions to push for the medals.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by slw » Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:22 am

makes me tires just watching that, supreme athletes, fair play to those who finish.!

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:48 am

Yee has a super future if he can stay injury free.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by Winstonswhite » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:06 am

Pidcocks made a fantastic start in the mountain biking

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by jdrobbo » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am

Amazing from Adam Peaty. No one in the world comes close to him in his field. Sensational

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Re: Olympics thread

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:23 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am
Amazing from Adam Peaty. No one in the world comes close to him in his field. Sensational

Never watch swimming but his name is 1 I know. When you see his record it is amazing considering everyone in every sport loses but not him.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:26 am

GOLD for Pidcock. What a career he is putting together. Now with team Ineos Grenadiers grand tour wins await him.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by Winstonswhite » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:38 am

That must be up there as one of the best Olympic performances by a British athlete. He’s absolutely slaughtered far more experienced bikers and only broke his collar bone a couple of months ago!

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by Spijed » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:06 am

13 year old wins skateboarding gold.

Wonder in future if they'll have scooter racing?

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by ClaretDiver » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:19 am

Spijed wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:06 am
13 year old wins skateboarding gold.

Wonder in future if they'll have scooter racing?
Probably!

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by BobHaidong » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:37 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am
Amazing from Adam Peaty. No one in the world comes close to him in his field. Sensational
And he’s even faster in the water than he is on grass.
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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:43 am

Quite a day for Team GB, Peaty winning gold again should come as no surprise, but Daley & Lee getting a gold in the diving possibly was, amazingly that's Daley's 1st Olympic gold, and to cap it off Tom Pidcock scoops gold in the mountain biking, Lee & Pidcock aren't names that I knew previously, so it's always great to see new talent emerge on the world stage.

Alex Yee is also new to me, and he looks like being the successor to the Brownlees.

Chance of another gold later as Lauren Williams into taekwondo final at 1.30 UK time.

Mixed news elsewhere for Team GB, Murray & Skupski out of the tennis, but the Rugby Sevens men well placed to make the quarter finals after 2 wins out of 2.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:55 am

I don't watch many of these sports until the Olympics come around, I should watch more.

But staying up to watch Peaty and hearing the stats that he hasn't lost in the 100m breaststroke since 2014 and the top 16 times of all time are all done by Peaty is truly sensational.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:56 am

GB men's team currently 5th in the gymnastics team final.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by TheFamilyCat » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:27 pm

The media love a good day name don't they.

Magic Monday todsy

Let's hope we have Terrific Tuesday, Well Good Wednesday, erm, maybe give Thursday a miss then Fabulous Friday.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:52 pm

Good to see the GB women's hockey team won 4-1, they badly needed a result today.

Unlucky for the gymnast team who came a close 4th, ditto Adam Burgess in the canoeing.

There should be further medals to come tomorrow hopefully.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:01 am

A great women's triathlon, Taylor-Brown of Manchester gets silver for GB despite suffering a tyre puncture in the cycling, she may have had a chance for gold without that.

But gold medal to Flora Duffy, a dominant performance and Bermuda's first ever gold medal at the Olympics and 2nd only ever medal after a bronze in 1976.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:30 am

GB destroyed by Fiji in the Rugby 7s, but are through to the Quarter Finals which will be played later, waiting to see who against.

Swimming now, Duncan Scott and Tom Dean have a chance for medals in the 200m Freestyle.

In Taekwando Mahama Cho and Bianca Walkden are competing today, early rounds at the moment until the final matches later this today.

9am GB go for Equestrian team gold led by Charlotte Dujardin.

Then women's team gymnastics at 11:45am, US are the clear favourites but hopefully GB for silver or bronze.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by Commy » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:57 am

Gold and Silver in the 200 Freestyle.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:58 am

Tom Dean gold and Duncan Scott silver in a GB double!

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by BenWickes » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:59 am

Think Georgia Taylor-Brown deserves special mention. Suffered a flat tyre in the women's triathlon on the final lap. Was a considerable distance behind in 5th and still picked up a silver.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by Spijed » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:14 am

What is it with Taekwondo and team GB somehow contriving to lose a bout with only seconds remaining?

Happened quite a few times now at these games.
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Re: Olympics thread

Post by RVclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:21 am

Spijed wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:14 am
What is it with Taekwondo and team GB somehow contriving to lose a bout with only seconds remaining?

Happened quite a few times now at these games.
Yeah that was bizarre - I’m no Taekwondo expert but to allow her opponent to be in range for a head kick in the final seconds seemed quite poor…

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:26 am

3 seconds to go and your leading just move back and away from her kicking leg.
To be fair it was a superb head kick.
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Re: Olympics thread

Post by daveisaclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:32 am

Moving away so your opponent can't kick you because you're winning incurs a penalty point.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:41 am

Stunning 2nd half fightback by the GB 7's. 21-0 down at the break, won 26-21 in the end, so through to the semi-finals. and a good shot of of medal, however Fiji look odds on for gold.

Wins in the tennis for Muarray & Salisbury, Plus Liam Broady, however Naomi Osaka exits early, a big blow for the host nation that, they must have had high hopes of a medal for her and probably gold to boot.

GB man's hockey team suffer a 5-1 drubbing by Germany, but they can still qualify.

Overall another decent day for Team GB so far, the highlight being the 1-2 in the swimming, but yet again so near yet so far in the Taekwondo.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:29 am

Team GB take on Canada at midday, as expected plenty of changes USA & Sweden already through to the last 8.

This stat surprised me I must admit.

Great Britain has made its best start to an Olympic Games with at 10 medals, and counting, after four days of competition. The previous best was six after four days of a Games (2000, 2008 and 2016).

And that's with a few medal hopes not quite getting over the line, so GB are actually doing better than it might seem to the naked eye, and considering many of our hero's from London & Rio have now left the scene, and even those younger members of the GB squad who've not won medals have performed admirably. and the future looks bright for the Commonwealth games and beyond.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by claretburns » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:09 pm

Does anyone know the date the athletics and indoor cycling competitions get underway?

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:17 pm

claretburns wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:09 pm
Does anyone know the date the athletics and indoor cycling competitions get underway?
The athletics commences on Friday 30 July, cycling on Monday 2 Aug as far as I can tell.
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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:33 pm

daveisaclaret wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:32 am
Moving away so your opponent can't kick you because you're winning incurs a penalty point.
A)there is usually one going forward and one retreating.
B)with 3 seconds to go she could have taken the penalty and won.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:43 pm

Spijed wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:06 am
13 year old wins skateboarding gold.

Wonder in future if they'll have scooter racing?
tbf they started with chariot racing so i dont see the issue in this in a modern games

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I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by Mala591 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:16 pm

No, not a Burnley pub brawl, it’s the 2020 Olympic Games!

It all seems a bit primitive and outdated doesn’t it?

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by ClaretInLeeds » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:19 pm

Would you prefer to watch something along the lines of tiddlywinks played by gender neutral beings who would prefer to identify as a fridge?

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by claret2018 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:22 pm

Mala591 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:16 pm
No, not a Burnley pub brawl, it’s the 2020 Olympic Games!

It all seems a bit primitive and outdated doesn’t it?
It’s one big glorified school sports day. Who can throw the stick furthest, who can run over there quickest, who’s the fastest bike rider, who cares.

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by BenWickes » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:24 pm

Never mind that. I'm shocked in this day and age all the gymnasts have to bring their own packed lunches is tupperware containers. :o ;)

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by kentonclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:26 pm

Let Boris Johnson know he'll have them fitted out in Hi Viz jackets and tagged :lol:

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:27 pm

What I don’t agree with in the olympics is the so called “doping tests.” Every single coach will be forcing all sorts of steroids down every athlete at the competition - just timing it so they don’t show up on samples.

Same in football to be fair though - I bet they’re all on gear - a 1% gain could be worth millions to both players and clubs.

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Re: I’ve just seen some men and women violently hitting and kicking each other...

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:30 pm

I clicked on this thread expecting you to say 'just arrived in Blackpool' and it being a Punch and Judy gag.

Slightly dissapointed.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:44 pm

If I can bring this thread back on topic thanks.

Simone Biles has been forced to withdraw from the gymnastics final for medical reasons, I just hope she's ok to compete later in the games.

GB women have finally equalised against Canada, I thought it was never coming.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by yTib » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:51 pm

i see russia are allowed to compete again despite being the most corrupt sporting nation there's ever been.

and apparently all you need to 'bend' the rules is a pseudonym.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:52 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:44 pm
If I can bring this thread back on topic thanks.

Simone Biles has been forced to withdraw from the gymnastics final for medical reasons, I just hope she's ok to compete later in the games.

GB women have finally equalised against Canada, I thought it was never coming.
Now leaked it was mental issues and nothing physical. Will be back if she gets herself sorted. Best wishes to her.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:53 pm

Bianca Walkden claims the bronze at least, and GB top their group in the footy, which should ensure a slightly easier passage through the KO stages.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:55 pm

minnieclaret wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:52 pm
Now leaked it was mental issues and nothing physical. Will be back if she gets herself sorted. Best wishes to her.
Yes I suspected it might be that, the important thing is her health so good luck to her.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by tiger76 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:59 pm

A bronze for GB in the gymnastics, and a medal is all but certain in the dressage, the only question is will it be silver or bronze, Germany look to have wrapped up the gold unless something incredible happens in the last rides.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by minnieclaret » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:59 pm

yTib wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:51 pm
i see russia are allowed to compete again despite being the most corrupt sporting nation there's ever been.

and apparently all you need to 'bend' the rules is a pseudonym.
You are forgetting East Germany!!

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by yTib » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:13 pm

minnieclaret wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:59 pm
You are forgetting East Germany!!
soviet sphere of influence. pretty much the same thing.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by ClaretLoup » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:22 pm

claretburns wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:01 am
A great women's triathlon, Taylor-Brown of Manchester gets silver for GB despite suffering a tyre puncture in the cycling, she may have had a chance for gold without that.

But gold medal to Flora Duffy, a dominant performance and Bermuda's first ever gold medal at the Olympics and 2nd only ever medal after a bronze in 1976.
Just heard Kelly Cates say Flora Duffy's mum was from Burnley.

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Re: Olympics thread

Post by yTib » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:32 pm

ClaretLoup wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:22 pm
Just heard Kelly Cates say Flora Duffy's mum was from Burnley.
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... d-bermuda/

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