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Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    In years to come, will we see Bolt on the BBC pundit team like Johnson, or will he go elsewhere?

    I mean, this is what we're all thinking right now, right?
     
  2. Casual Observer

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    Those must be the slowest times for silver and bronze in a mens 200m final since 1984 or something. Ho hum.
     
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  3. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    I totally guess that Bolt will retire to an environment where the most strenuous vertical thing he does regularly is a amble down to the shops and back.
     
  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Diniz is running away with the walk, but can he keep it up?
     
  5. Casual Observer

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    Walking away with the walk.
     
  6. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    I don't see him having a run with the olympic title.
     
  7. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    omg he stopped!
     
  8. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    off again, but the 90 second lead all gone
     
  9. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Diniz collapses, I thought he was unconscious, but then he's up and keeps going!
     
  10. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It was very strange and, because the race was just after a downpour, it got me thinking about how weather (high/low pressure perhaps....?) affects performance.

    The funny thing was, this race, which was to be one of the stellar events of the games, felt like a bit of a damp squib - and I don't think it was just because of the times recorded. :confused:
     
  11. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The walk is hotting up now, going to be close
     
  12. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

  13. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Handbags!
     
  14. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Japanese walker attacks Dunphy!
     
  15. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Screaming GO ON, RUN YOU BASTARD NO ONE'S LOOKING for dramatic last minute DQ lols :D
     
  16. Casual Observer

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  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He does it all the time this one. Apparently he set a new world record last time he did it, so maybe he thinks it's lucky and planned it this time.
     
  18. Casual Observer

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    Marathon runners often take Imodium before setting off so it's odd that Diniz didn't make the necessary preparations, particularly if he has form for browning up the course.
     
  19. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    You're right. Rain + no serious competition for Bolt + sadness for the end of an era = slow times + damp squib final (relatively speaking).
     
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  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Ooh, I do like a bit of 4 x 400m :cool:
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Great run by the Brits, particularly second and third legs.

    We'll just ignore Jamaica :hmm:
     
  22. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    They're just doing a little feature on Daley Thompson.

    It's easy to remember him as some amiable geezer and you sort of think maybe the event was not as developed when he was competing. But when they run through all of his events, you see just how staggeringly good he was in almost every single event. To see a big man like that being world class even in the high jump and pole-vault is incredible.

    He broke the world record for his event four times and walked away with two Olympic gold medals. :cool:
     
  23. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    The British team in the mens' 4x400 has got to be the weakest for a long time. I think hopes of a medal are slim.

    eta :facepalm: That was classy, though! :cool:
     
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  24. Casual Observer

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    The disqualification is baffling. I can only assume it was for excessive pointing at team mates by Rooney once the race has finished. Wouldn't be surprised if GB are reinstated.
     
  25. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    They've been focussing on the change-overs. Have they looked at whether anyone stepped inside their lane?

    Kemboi was disqualified for one mis-step in the steeplechase.
     
  26. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    *rubs blurry eyes*

    I love the relays, will be gutted if the men's 4x400 aren't in the final. Mind you 4x100 gives me palpatations hoping no one drops the baton!!
     
  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fuck me the US and Jamaica are fast! :eek:

    But bronze for our ladies, and hopefully a bright future with the likes of Henry and Asher-Smith still so young.
     
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  28. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I know the point's already been made, but the States really are bossing the women's sprint scene at the moment.
     
  30. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Not the individual though - what you saying?
     

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