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

  1. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    It's all a bit....vague isn't it!!?
     
  2. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Every Olympics needs a decent relay fuck up.
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  4. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    I've just had another look at our 3rd leg runner, Matthew Hudson Smith, and where his feet are when he starts his run. Not only is he well within the handover box, but there are two other athletes who are visibly further back down the track than he is as well as another two athletes who are in a comparable position. In other words, if Hudson Smith started running his leg too early then so did at least 4 other runners for that leg.

    It's worth remembering that the last two handovers in the 4 x 400 relay are the easiest of all relay handovers. Lanes are no longer relevant with all athletes positioned in one big trackwide 20m handover box. Even Ryan Lochte couldn't balls it up.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2016
  5. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Get in Mo! :cool::thumbs:
     
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  6. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Brilliant by Mo!!
     
  7. Well done Mo.
     
  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Great fight to the line.
     
  9. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Hehe...great race! Brilliant run. :cool:
     
  10. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Nice to see the Ethiopians make a race of it as well.
     
  11. kazza007

    kazza007 Bunned

    Fantastic double double
     
  12. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    The heptathlon had higher jumps than the women's high jump final tonight.
     
  13. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    That was a great race. I'll be honest, I thought he might not make it for a while there. It was a hairs standing on end affair.
     
  14. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    One of the javelin guys has Darth Vader throwing a javelin tattooed on his back, right? It's not just me that saw that?
     
  15. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Amazing 3rd leg from the womens 4x400 :cool::thumbs: Great bronze
     
  16. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Wahey! Great 400 relay from our ladies. A stonking 3rd leg from Diamond who went from 5th to 3rd with Ohurougo keeping us there. Hopefully no disqualifications this time (wouldn't bet on it after 3 in the 5000m).
     
  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    What a race!

    If you discount the Americans and Jamaicans who must be cheating somehow ( ;) ), we've got the best female relay teams in the world! :cool:
     
  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Really was a great leg from Diamond, gave us the chance. Honestly wasn't sure Ohuruogu had it in her to hold on, but by crikey she did!
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I tried to stay awake for the 5,000m, but fell asleep on the sofa and woke up at 1.55am :facepalm:
     
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  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Did anyone hear the womens' splits?

    Crammy started, mentioning Eilidh Child's 52.4, but then he stopped....
     
  21. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    No idea I'm afraid but the track and field commentary/punditry medal ceremony has taken place.

    Gold medals for Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Michael Johnson. Silver Medals for Brendon Foster, Steve Backley, Gabby Logan, Paula Radcliffe and Phil Jones. Bronze Medals for Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson. Jonathan Edwards was disqualified.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
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  22. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Mens Marathon in a minute. A shame about the course. Will any competitor die of boredom before completing the squillionth loop of the eight-lane highway?
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
  23. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    A wet start under floodlights with only a handful of spectators.
     
  24. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Rupp is a dark horse here, no one knows how good he is at Marathons because he hasn't done any international ones yet.
     
  25. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    ...and Rupp's left behind
     
  26. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Rupp done well, though, for a new boy.;)
     
  27. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Jamaicans quietly watching Bolt run

     
  28. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I wondered why he was doing this when I was watching the marathon finish:

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    Ethiopia 'hero' runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign - BBC News

    A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia's Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.

    He crossed his hands above his head as he finished the race - a gesture made by Ethiopia's Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns.
     

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