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      andylfcynwa
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      Aug 23, 2015 01:20:32 pm
      Tried to find a thread so if there is one feel free to move mods
      Just watched Ennis hill win for GB looked at her and thought is there a better role model for any kids going into sport in britain today , ithink her and Mo are the epitome of true greatness in sport and as brits we should be so proud of them .
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      Reply #1: Aug 23, 2015 01:29:00 pm
      Tried to find a thread so if there is one feel free to move mods
      Just watched Ennis hill win for GB looked at her and thought is there a better role model for any kids going into sport in britain today , ithink her and Mo are the epitome of true greatness in sport and as brits we should be so proud of them .

      Agreed, although gotta feel sorry for the scouser KJT, after recovering from injury and a hellish high jump to muck up like that in her best event (did 3 foul long jumps, the final one by absolute millimeters), poor girl was in tears after her stroll around the 800m.

      I think she'll go on to break the world record as long as she gets an injury free period, precocious talent.

      Congrats to Ennis-Hill though, fantastic performance, true professional and absolutely love Mo.
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      Reply #2: Aug 23, 2015 01:37:40 pm
      Agree with that Luke KJT Has time on her side and hopefully she will get a medal in the long jump , hope they're both fit for Rio will be a great competition with them two on top of their game .
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      Reply #3: Aug 23, 2015 01:49:24 pm
      Honestly think Ennis-Hill getting gold is right up there with the best British sporting achievements in recent time. Hardly competed since 2012, gave birth 13 months ago, didn't train until November and wasn't even sure she'd compete in Beijing until a month ago. Absolutely incredible.

      KJT's chance will come in the future, the occasion just got to her. She'll be better for it at Rio.

      Such a shame we have to watch Justin f**king Gatlin get gold in the 100m shortly, that tw*t shouldn't be anywhere near the sport.
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      Reply #4: Aug 23, 2015 02:20:55 pm
      BOLT!
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      Reply #5: Aug 23, 2015 02:22:02 pm

      Fantastic.

      Had to switch from the F1 for a second just to see this.
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      Reply #6: Aug 23, 2015 02:52:37 pm
      Great to see a true champion in Bolt shine through  true greatness .
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      Reply #7: Aug 26, 2015 10:12:32 am
      Nice gold for Greg joins an elite list of british athletes  World / Olympic/ European/ Commonwealth  champion take a bow son , nice to see Bolt cruising in the 200  bring it home son , wish I could spell her name but predictor dont even work for this but our other big championship performer in the womens  flat  400 going along quite nicely cmon girl bring another home .
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      Reply #8: Aug 27, 2015 01:07:11 pm
      Been following this quote closely and been impressed! Also a keen reminder of what a great stadium the Birds Nest is and what a great Olympics Beijing held that year!) Bolt going in the 200m final in about an hour I think.

      And aren't we blessed to live in an era of great British athletes. How brilliant has it been to see Mo, Jess Ennis Hill and Greg Rutherford.

      Shout out to Christine Ohorogou who goes in the 400m final later on as well. BBC reminding us that she's going for her third world title. What a great runner.

      And great hope for the future and present as well. 19 year old Dina Asher Smith just beat Veronica Campbell Brown in her 200m semi final!
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      Reply #9: Aug 27, 2015 01:31:59 pm
      Been following this quote closely and been impressed! Also a keen reminder of what a great stadium the Birds Nest is and what a great Olympics Beijing held that year!) Bolt going in the 200m final in about an hour I think.

      And aren't we blessed to live in an era of great British athletes. How brilliant has it been to see Mo, Jess Ennis Hill and Greg Rutherford.

      Shout out to Christine Ohorogou who goes in the 400m final later on as well. BBC reminding us that she's going for her third world title. What a great runner.

      And great hope for the future and present as well. 19 year old Dina Asher Smith just beat Veronica Campbell Brown in her 200m semi final!

      I've been watching athletics since the late days of Colin Jackson and Jonathan Edwards. I've never been more excited about a group of athletes going into every major competition than with this one. There are men and women competing in a wide range of events where we once rarely ever featured and they're keeping up with the best in the world which is even better to see.
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      Reply #10: Aug 27, 2015 04:14:04 pm
      I bet I could beat Usain Bolt in a race to a buffet
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      Reply #11: Aug 27, 2015 05:40:57 pm
      I've been watching athletics since the late days of Colin Jackson and Jonathan Edwards. I've never been more excited about a group of athletes going into every major competition than with this one. There are men and women competing in a wide range of events where we once rarely ever featured and they're keeping up with the best in the world which is even better to see.

      Brilliant isn't it! And just one year out from the Rio Olympics, there's much to look forward to.

      Got to say - we live in an age of great British sporting talent. Farah, Ennis Hill, Rutherford, Andy Murray, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Lewis Hamilton...the list is endless.
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      Reply #12: Aug 27, 2015 05:52:43 pm
      Brilliant isn't it! And just one year out from the Rio Olympics, there's much to look forward to.

      Got to say - we live in an age of great British sporting talent. Farah, Ennis Hill, Rutherford, Andy Murray, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Lewis Hamilton...the list is endless.

      It's a shame that we didn't get to see Lawrence Okoye develop into a top athlete, instead he opted to go try out for the 49ers. KJT is going to be a threat for medals in the near future too, she was so unfortunate in the long jump part of the heptathlon.
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      Reply #13: Aug 27, 2015 06:56:21 pm
      It's a shame that we didn't get to see Lawrence Okoye develop into a top athlete, instead he opted to go try out for the 49ers. KJT is going to be a threat for medals in the near future too, she was so unfortunate in the long jump part of the heptathlon.

      Absolutely. And she's a die hard Liverpool fan!
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      Reply #14: Aug 27, 2015 07:20:27 pm
      Only now had chance to catch the 200  this  really  is a once in a lifetime athlete the grestest sprinter ever produced , he's fun  intelligent  and someone for kids to look upto and admire , plays to the crowd gives back to the crowd a living legend on the track .
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      Reply #15: Aug 28, 2015 02:03:38 pm
      Asher-Smith sets a new British record in the 200m and finished 5th in the final so well done to her. Porter looks to be getting a silver in the women's long jump too whilst also setting a new British record.
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      Reply #16: Aug 28, 2015 02:10:27 pm
      I've never seen somebody so happy to come 5th in a race as Asher-Smith, it's as though she's just won the gold. She's a breathe of fresh air! Things like British records are finally put into perspective and celebrated for being the achievement that it is.
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      Reply #17: Aug 28, 2015 02:12:02 pm
      Asher-Smith sets a new British record in the 200m and finished 5th in the final so well done to her. Porter looks to be getting a silver in the women's long jump too whilst also setting a new British record.

      Great effort from both, can't do much more than break the national record!

      Asher-Smith has a really bright future although she's got a formidable opponent in Dafne Schippers. I remember reading somewhere that she moved solely to sprinting from the heptathlon only a few months ago and now she's come away with one gold and one silver.
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      Reply #18: Aug 28, 2015 02:17:22 pm
      Dafne Schippers , first ever female Dutch world champion in athletics! She's a beast, still just 23 years old.
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      Reply #19: Aug 29, 2015 12:45:56 pm
      Mo Farah has done it again!!! 5000m gold and 5 world titles!

      It's one of the great sights in sport seeing how Mo Farah controls a race like that and then absolutely kills it on the last straight.

      This guy is Britain's greatest sportsman today. Make no doubt about it. What a hero.
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      Reply #20: Aug 29, 2015 12:48:37 pm
      Fantastic run Mo, another world title, another gold medal.

      Great stuff.
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      Reply #21: Aug 29, 2015 12:57:30 pm
      Amazing stuff from Mo!

      That's double golds in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Incredible.
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      Reply #22: Aug 30, 2015 05:02:18 pm
      Its quite refreshing to see a british sportsman  stay at the top for longer than five mins well in man keep smiling .
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      Reply #23: Aug 31, 2015 11:51:23 am
      Great effort from both, can't do much more than break the national record!

      Asher-Smith has a really bright future although she's got a formidable opponent in Dafne Schippers. I remember reading somewhere that she moved solely to sprinting from the heptathlon only a few months ago and now she's come away with one gold and one silver.

      Schippers has always been better at sprinting than the whole heptathlon event so it made sense for her to switch to the one event and focus all her time onto it. It obviously worked as I don't think she would have won a medal in the heptathlon.

      This guy is Britain's greatest sportsman today. Make no doubt about it. What a hero.

      Don't tell the likes of Shearer, Lineker and the United fan base that, they'll swear it's Rooney :D


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      Reply #24: Nov 09, 2015 02:11:06 pm
      wel well well it appears our Russian frienda are about to be kicked out of international athletics for doping and fraud. Seems they still think this is the 1980's.
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      Reply #25: Nov 09, 2015 02:34:23 pm
      wel well well it appears our Russian frienda are about to be kicked out of international athletics for doping and fraud. Seems they still think this is the 1980's.

      Seb Coe's got his work cut out.
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      Reply #26: Nov 09, 2015 04:13:36 pm

      he doesnt want them band so he can f**k off for a start.1400 drug samples lost. The World Cup computers with all the bungs on them lost why do we put up with this sh*t from Russia. Individuals will always cheat but when the state sponsors it they should be banned from every sport on the globe
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      Reply #27: Aug 01, 2017 11:18:37 pm
      Just finished watching I Am Bolt on the iplayer.

      True great and one of my favourite sportsmen ever.
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      Reply #28: Aug 02, 2017 02:59:59 am
      Just finished watching I Am Bolt on the iplayer.

      True great and one of my favourite sportsmen ever.

      Might give that a watch, seen probably the last half hour of that when it was on BBC 1 and enjoyed that so will definitely have to watch the programme in full.

      Definitely goes up there as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
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      Reply #29: Aug 02, 2017 12:04:02 pm
      Might give that a watch, seen probably the last half hour of that when it was on BBC 1 and enjoyed that so will definitely have to watch the programme in full.

      Definitely goes up there as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.

      It was really good.

      You could tell as the programme went on the underlying tension with the likes of Gatlin and other sprinters who failed drugs tests.
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      Reply #30: Aug 04, 2017 09:56:14 pm
      Brilliant 10k metres final with Mo Farah showing why he is the best.

      Day one of the World Champs and we've had a great race already.
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      Reply #31: Aug 04, 2017 10:02:37 pm
      Brilliant 10k metres final with Mo Farah showing why he is the best.

      Day one of the World Champs and we've had a great race already.

      Fantastic race and Mo really had his work cut out there.

      Great start the tie Championships.
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      Reply #32: Aug 04, 2017 10:22:44 pm
      Brilliant 10k metres final with Mo Farah showing why he is the best.

      Day one of the World Champs and we've had a great race already.

      Mo said he wasn't as fit as he has been in the past, but class came through as I expected. Absolutely superstar.
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      Reply #33: Aug 04, 2017 10:47:22 pm
      Mo said he wasn't as fit as he has been in the past, but class came through as I expected. Absolutely superstar.

      He is.

      Have to rush home from work tomorrow evening to catch the 100M final.

      Forgot I was working to 8.
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      Reply #34: Aug 04, 2017 10:54:02 pm
      He is.

      Have to rush home from work tomorrow evening to catch the 100M final.

      Forgot I was working to 8.

      Bolt looked extremely comfortable in the qualifier, hard to see past him imo.
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      Reply #35: Aug 04, 2017 10:58:38 pm
      Bolt looked extremely comfortable in the qualifier, hard to see past him imo.

      I don't think he looked as comfortable as normal mate but expect him to step it up in the semis.
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      Reply #36: Aug 04, 2017 11:02:06 pm
      I don't think he looked as comfortable as normal mate but expect him to step it up in the semis.

      Really? Surprised by that mate, I thought he got a pretty slow start and cruised through. I suppose it's subjective though and I might have been 'expecting' him to look comfortable so saw that.

      We'll see though 4/11 if you fancy 'buying money', not for me that. A friend of mine goes nuts with his athletics betting but there always seems someone at longs odds on (like 1/20) letting him down on his big accumulators. Apparently this year there's more short priced favourites than he's ever witnessed.
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      Reply #37: Aug 05, 2017 11:22:50 pm
      Awful day for the sport with Gatlin getting gold tonight.
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      Reply #38: Aug 05, 2017 11:34:40 pm
      Awful day for the sport with Gatlin getting gold tonight.

      The c**t has no shame
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      Reply #39: Aug 05, 2017 11:57:42 pm
      Awful day for the sport with Gatlin getting gold tonight.

      The boos that rang out around the stadium when the crowd realised who had won couldn't have been worse if they'd walked a paedophile out to gallows in the middle of the field.

      It's a grim result. I mean, is there ANYONE out there who wanted him to win?
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      Reply #40: Aug 06, 2017 12:42:39 pm
      The boos that rang out around the stadium when the crowd realised who had won couldn't have been worse if they'd walked a paedophile out to gallows in the middle of the field.

      It's a grim result. I mean, is there ANYONE out there who wanted him to win?


      Sad isn't it, I don't know if he's drugged up now, but if he's not at this is what he's earned through his own efforts really he should get the plaudits but his past has meant that is impossible and really does throw shame on himself and the sport.

      The worst possible result is the right description, looks like Si was right about Bolt and I was wrong though so fair play to him.
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      Reply #41: Aug 06, 2017 12:52:50 pm
      Sad isn't it, I don't know if he's drugged up now, but if he's not at this is what he's earned through his own efforts really he should get the plaudits but his past has meant that is impossible and really does throw shame on himself and the sport.

      The worst possible result is the right description, looks like Si was right about Bolt and I was wrong though so fair play to him.

      I just didn't think he looked quite right.

      After the heat I said to my missus that he might struggle to win the final but I thought Christian Coleman would be the biggest threat.
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      Reply #43: Aug 09, 2017 06:56:49 am

      Class act although the race itself didn't have much about it.

      Enjoyed the polefault final as well last night.
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      Reply #44: Aug 09, 2017 02:03:17 pm
      Is this article fair? No smoke without fire? Or are people just looking for it - Gatlin fans desperate 'everyone's done it' claim, Bolt the inevitable victim of a sport riddled with doping scandal and innuendo?

      https://medium.com/@tomnew/usain-bolt-lance-armstrong-and-the-duck-test-303b7b891e7e

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      Reply #45: Aug 09, 2017 02:23:44 pm
      The boos that rang out around the stadium when the crowd realised who had won couldn't have been worse if they'd walked a paedophile out to gallows in the middle of the field.

      It's a grim result. I mean, is there ANYONE out there who wanted him to win?


      The sad part is that it overshadowed Coleman's performance.
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      Reply #46: Aug 09, 2017 02:31:06 pm
      Is this article fair? No smoke without fire? Or are people just looking for it - Gatlin fans desperate 'everyone's done it' claim, Bolt the inevitable victim of a sport riddled with doping scandal and innuendo?

      https://medium.com/@tomnew/usain-bolt-lance-armstrong-and-the-duck-test-303b7b891e7e



      I think all of the above (although I'd wager Gatlin doesn't have many "fans" past his family).

      I've honestly never considered that Bolt was cheating...just always assumed that he was an amazingly gifted athlete. I did however wonder how Lance Armstrong was able to win an event like the TDF year after year with so many variables at play each year.

      Could Bolt have been juicing....absolutely... what he was able to do was almost unrealistic and he supposedly did it while not being very focused on training or diet, and I wasn't aware of just how many Jamaicans have been caught cheating. To be close to the Americans is some feat considering how many athletes we have participating in any event.

      Bolt was fun though and other than being a Manc fan, he seems like a good enough dude. So until there's some sort of evidence that he cheated....I'll enjoy the fact that I got to see him run.
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      Reply #47: Aug 09, 2017 02:47:58 pm
      I think all of the above (although I'd wager Gatlin doesn't have many "fans" past his family).

      I've honestly never considered that Bolt was cheating...just always assumed that he was an amazingly gifted athlete. I did however wonder how Lance Armstrong was able to win an event like the TDF year after year with so many variables at play each year.

      Could Bolt have been juicing....absolutely... what he was able to do was almost unrealistic and he supposedly did it while not being very focused on training or diet, and I wasn't aware of just how many Jamaicans have been caught cheating. To be close to the Americans is some feat considering how many athletes we have participating in any event.

      Bolt was fun though and other than being a Manc fan, he seems like a good enough dude. So until there's some sort of evidence that he cheated....I'll enjoy the fact that I got to see him run.

      The majority of the implications are very much 'guilt by association' with particular focus on the less than ethical standards Jamaican athletics has applied itself to although narrowing it down to a focus on Bolt it's hard not to be intrigued by the remarkable performance increases by Bolt between 2007 and 2008. It would be devastating to athletics if it were somehow proved that Bolt had doped in the past, probably impacting the sport a hundred times greater than the Armstrong scandal. But I suppose that is the reality of athletics in that, like road cycling, you can never place that much faith in the winners and you always have to leave a bit of skepticism because of the all too familiar association with doping. Whether it's Chris Froome in road cycling or Bolt in athletics people are naturally always going to hold suspicion.
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      Reply #48: Aug 09, 2017 02:53:53 pm
      The majority of the implications are very much 'guilt by association' with particular focus on the less than ethical standards Jamaican athletics has applied itself to although narrowing it down to a focus on Bolt it's hard not to be intrigued by the remarkable performance increases by Bolt between 2007 and 2008. It would be devastating to athletics if it were somehow proved that Bolt had doped in the past, probably impacting the sport a hundred times greater than the Armstrong scandal. But I suppose that is the reality of athletics in that, like road cycling, you can never place that much faith in the winners and you always have to leave a bit of skepticism because of the all too familiar association with doping. No one, whether it's Chris Froome in road cycling or Bolt in athletics people are naturally always going to hold suspicion.

      Yep, that's why there's not really many athletes I "hero worship" anymore.

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      Reply #49: Aug 09, 2017 06:12:53 pm
      Is this article fair? No smoke without fire? Or are people just looking for it - Gatlin fans desperate 'everyone's done it' claim, Bolt the inevitable victim of a sport riddled with doping scandal and innuendo?

      https://medium.com/@tomnew/usain-bolt-lance-armstrong-and-the-duck-test-303b7b891e7e



      I have to admit the thought about Bolt and doping has crossed my mind briefly at times but I always put it out of my head pretty quickly and like to think he's a kind of beacon of hope for Athletics and a naturally gifted athlete.

      Like FL says until proven otherwise that's how I go.
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      Reply #50: Aug 09, 2017 09:59:55 pm
      Another great evening of Athletics finished off by a cracking win by Warholm in the 400 hurdles and a shock win by Phyllis Francis in the 400.
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      Reply #51: Aug 10, 2017 12:45:13 pm
      Another great evening of Athletics finished off by a cracking win by Warholm in the 400 hurdles and a shock win by Phyllis Francis in the 400.

      Yeah I'm stunned and very happy that a Norwegian has won a track medal, its been a very long time since that happened last, he won it fairly easily as well.
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      Reply #52: Aug 10, 2017 06:04:11 pm
      Yeah I'm stunned and very happy that a Norwegian has won a track medal, its been a very long time since that happened last, he won it fairly easily as well.

      I had a feeling he might win it mate and was telling my missus about him.

      We were both screaming him on during the home straight.
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      Reply #53: Aug 12, 2017 10:03:42 pm
      Bolt injured and GB take 4 x 100 gold. Unbelievable.
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      Reply #54: Aug 12, 2017 10:05:21 pm
      Bolt injured and GB take 4 x 100 gold. Unbelievable.

      Wonderful race and fully deserved win by our men  :gt-happyup:
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      Reply #55: Aug 12, 2017 10:11:00 pm
      Bolt injured and GB take 4 x 100 gold. Unbelievable.

      Hurray, well run GB.
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      Reply #56: Aug 12, 2017 10:18:41 pm
      Bolt injured and GB take 4 x 100 gold. Unbelievable.

      What a run from our lads.

      Great from the girls as well just before for the silver.
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      Re: Athletics
      Reply #57: Aug 12, 2017 10:22:11 pm
      What a run from our lads.

      Great from the girls as well just before for the silver.

      Was incredible, Gemili ran an absolutely ridiculous leg especially. About time we had something to cheer after all those 4th places.

      Amazing from the girls too like you said but I thought they'd faulted by straying into another lane - looks like we've got away with it though!
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      Re: Athletics
      Reply #58: Aug 12, 2017 11:58:37 pm
      Wow - what an effort! Reminds me of the time Britain came away with the gold in Athens in 2004 with Darren Campbell and co. Unexpected!

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