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Paralympics

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Bungle73, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    According to the news there's going to be massive budget cuts and 10 countries might not even show up! What a disaster after the extravaganza that was London 2012.
     
  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I think there should be one games, both the separate ones merged in together.
     
  3. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Apparently there are tons of empty seats at the Olympics, and only 12% of tickets for the Paras have been sold!
     
  4. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Is everyone too busy watching it to comment on the Paralympics? This seems to be the only thread on it. Johnny Peacock goes in the 100m just before midnight tonight.
     
  5. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    Just watching the woman's 100m now.
    Sophie Hahn just won gold for GB. :cool:
     
  6. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    Ohh and a bronze from Kadeena Cox. :cool:
     
  7. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Loving it. Go GB!
     
  8. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I'm here, been thinking it looked quite busy.
     
  9. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, Kadeena Cox obliterating the 500m TT world record, only two years after a stroke caused her disability. :eek:
     
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  10. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Enjoyed the coverage last night , Ellie Simmons :cool: Sasca Kindred winning gold in his 6th games with a world record (after being disqualified and reinstated earlier).

    Also , have Ukraine aways been this good at the Paralympics? They have won a sackful of medals!
     
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  11. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Anyone else watching The Last Leg? Johnny Vegas has been loving the games , they showed him hugging the British Table Tennis guy who won a gold (can't remember his name :oops:) got a bit of grit in my eye there :cool:
     
  12. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    Yes I've been watching it every night, he's really got involved with it hasn't it? :D
     
  13. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    I've been enjoying it far more than the Olympics. There must have been lost of last-minute ticket sales because the seats are generally reasonably full.

    The table tennis with the guy who played with his mouth was astounding.
     
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  14. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    And served with his foot! Amazing dude!

    I was watching a women's 400m race , the were all one legged/one blade . 60 seconds ! When I was young and fit (in ancient years) I could run that in about 55 seconds on a good day!
     
  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I've been watching it each night and really enjoying it. For some reason I missed it in London and haven't watched any of the regular series since, but it's a daily routine now. "The last thing Australia finished second in was the Ashes!" :D

    On Ukraine, are they benefiting disproportionately from Russia's absence?
     
  16. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    My friend's sister susie Rogers won s7 swimming gold last night! Her face when she saw the board was amazing. Such a great result

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  17. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    Her face was a picture! :D Her interview afterwards was lovely too.
     
  18. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Amazing bunch of athletes. Smashing it :)
     
  19. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Thought the fencing looked spooky!
     
  20. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    This did it for me, Mariyappan Thangavelu of India winning the high jump gold. Also remember the blind football from London!

     
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  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Been watching it most nights. Really impressed with the athletes.

    Equally impressive is Claire Balding. Doing the Olympics for BBC and Paralymics for C4 back to back. She's a top presenter.
     
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  22. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    I was just saying last night what a good job she's been doing.
    Her giving away her mascot made me laugh, she seemed genuinely upset. :D
     
  23. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Wahey! Wheelchair rugby fucking rules!
     
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  24. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    Susie just won another medal, bronze in 400m freestyle s7. She's a machine.

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  25. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Is SM-G930F a race classification?
     
  26. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    Probably

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  27. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    That head shave on The Last Leg really didn't go very well at all. Hopefully he'll be fully done and dyed by tomorrow.
     
  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    There was nothing wrong with the equipment, except that they had a No 8 or something attached to the trimmers so it wasn't cutting much off :)
     
  29. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Richard Whitehead was just inspiring, his face said it all. Joint silver.
     
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  30. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Was it my imagination of was the dude in lane 8 in that race running on normal prosthetics rather than blades? Well bloody done him if so.
     

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