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      mcarz
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      Re: The Olympics 2016
      Reply #1275: Aug 21, 2016 10:51:50 am
      Congrats to the GB athletes for smashing the 48 medal target. Our strength across a range of different sports/events is great to see.  Still can't believe we're about to beat China to 2nd place in the medal table.
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      Reply #1276: Aug 21, 2016 11:10:10 am
      Nafi Thiam & Katarina Johnson-Thompson both jumped 1.98 in the heptathlon high jump, the winner of the actual high jump competition jumped 1.97 :D.
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      Reply #1277: Aug 21, 2016 11:25:30 am
      Nafi Thiam & Katarina Johnson-Thompson both jumped 1.98 in the heptathlon high jump, the winner of the actual high jump competition jumped 1.97 :D.

      I wonder if KJT will turn her attention to the high jump because I can't see her winning a gold in heptathlon unless she seriously increases her shot put and javelin credentials.
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      Reply #1278: Aug 21, 2016 11:40:12 am
      I wonder if KJT will turn her attention to the high jump because I can't see her winning a gold in heptathlon unless she seriously increases her shot put and javelin credentials.

      She'll get there mate.  Both those events are highly technical rather than speed/strength related and she doesn't even need to improve massively in them to get those gold medals.  Get her some specialist coaching for those events and she'll be unstoppable, she just needs to want it and work at it.
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      Reply #1279: Aug 21, 2016 01:06:30 pm
      I wonder if KJT will turn her attention to the high jump because I can't see her winning a gold in heptathlon unless she seriously increases her shot put and javelin credentials.

      Apparently the usual winners of the high jump get around 2.02-2.05m so the level of competition must have been pretty low compared to other years. She has a few strong events (long jump, high jump, 800m, 200m) but she's terrible at others, there's no in-between which means all her hard work gets undone. I'm not sure whether it'd be easier for her to focus on her run ups & throwing action so that she can start competing for the medals in heptathlon or to go full on with something like high jump. Schippers showed that it can be done though & Jess Ennis-Hill at one point made a move towards 100m hurdles but it takes something special to become a strong contender in an individual event.

      The thing I'd like to see more of from Katarina is her fight in the javelin and shot put. It honestly looked like she just gave up in those events.
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      Reply #1280: Aug 21, 2016 01:24:41 pm
      She'll get there mate.  Both those events are highly technical rather than speed/strength related and she doesn't even need to improve massively in them to get those gold medals.  Get her some specialist coaching for those events and she'll be unstoppable, she just needs to want it and work at it.

      I think she can do it with the right coaching and just with her body hitting peak condition in time for Tokyo.

      If she did switch though (or enter both) I think she has a good shot of a medal at the high jump.
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      Reply #1281: Aug 21, 2016 01:53:59 pm
      I think she can do it with the right coaching and just with her body hitting peak condition in time for Tokyo.

      If she did switch though (or enter both) I think she has a good shot of a medal at the high jump.

      Don't think it would be gold though mate whereas she'd have a great chance of gold in the heptathlon if she improves slightly on those two events.
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      Reply #1282: Aug 21, 2016 02:25:55 pm
      The different between Katarina's PB's and her scores in Rio...

      PB
      100m Hurdles: 13.37 seconds = 1069 points (May 2016)
      High Jump: 1.98 metres = 1211 points (Aug 2016)
      Shot Put: 13.14 metres = 737 points (May 2016)
      200m: 22.79 seconds = 1100 points (May 2016)
      Long Jump: 6.92 metres = 1146 points (July 2014)
      Javelin: 42.01 metres = 706 points (Aug 2015)
      800m: 2:07:64 = 999 points (Aug 2013)
       

      RIO
      100m Hurdles: 13.48 seconds = 1053 points
      High Jump: 1.98 metres** = 1211 points
      Shot Put: 11.68 metres = 640 points
      200m: 23.25 metres = 1054 points
      Long Jump: 6.51 metres = 1011 points
      Javelin: 36.36 metres = 598 points
      800m: 2:10:47 = 958 points

      DIFFERENCE
      100m Hurdles: 0.11 seconds = 16 points
      High Jump: -
      Shot Put: 1.46 metres = 97 points
      200m: 0.46 metres = 46 points
      Long Jump: 0.41 metres = 135 points
      Javelin: 5.65 metres = 108 points
      800m: 2.83 seconds = 41 points

      Katarina PB points compared to Thiam: +28 in hurdles; 0 in high jump; -140 in shot put; +193 in 200m; +112 in long jump; -215 in javelin; +228 in 800m. The difference is Katarina's PB's are spread over a number of events from the past 3 years whereas Thiam did near enough all of hers in one event. As a result, Thiam's overall PB is higher than Katarina's - 6810 (in 2016) to 6682 (in 2014).
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      Reply #1283: Aug 21, 2016 04:14:55 pm
      we have more Gold medals than France and Germany combined 27 to 26 Ave it.
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      Reply #1284: Aug 21, 2016 07:04:26 pm
      Its time for Big Joe to shine, come on Joe we are already proud of you you'd look good in GOLD
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      Reply #1285: Aug 21, 2016 07:34:16 pm
      Great round joe.
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      Reply #1286: Aug 21, 2016 07:38:57 pm
      French guy just defends and gets the jabs in.
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      Reply #1287: Aug 21, 2016 07:41:16 pm
      Corrupt fuckers!
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      Reply #1288: Aug 21, 2016 07:43:41 pm
      F**k off!!! Robbed joe.
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      Reply #1289: Aug 21, 2016 07:44:37 pm
      wtf was that he hardly laid a glove on Joe
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      Reply #1290: Aug 21, 2016 07:48:26 pm
      gutted for JOE he was robbed
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      Reply #1291: Aug 21, 2016 07:49:22 pm
      Inverdale is such a tw*t
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      Reply #1292: Aug 21, 2016 07:50:02 pm
      Fair play but tough luck to Joe Joyce. Been amazing following him at these Olympics. Great words by Anthony Joshua towards Joe there.
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      Reply #1293: Aug 21, 2016 07:55:52 pm
      we can all go back now to being negative about football this positive stuff isn't all its made out to be
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      Reply #1294: Aug 21, 2016 07:56:40 pm
      we can all go back now to being negative about football this positive stuff isn't all its made out to be

      The Olympics took my mind off the pathetic display by us yesterday, I'm fu**ed from now on :D.
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      Reply #1295: Aug 21, 2016 08:05:05 pm
      Gold for Brazil in Volleyball to finish off a brilliant Olympics. That was so very special. Our country is so proud of our volleyball teams. The women didnt have much luck this time but they are also twice gold medalists. One player of the mens team in particular has done history: four Olympic finals in a row, 2 golds and 2 silvers. Serginho, what a legend. One of the greatest athletes this country has ever had. Olympic champion at home at the age of 40. I am drunk and so very proud to have worked in the organisation of the Games. We had our issues but in the end all went well. I am missing the Games already.
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      Reply #1296: Aug 21, 2016 08:11:16 pm
      Gold for Brazil in Volleyball to finish off a brilliant Olympics. That was so very special. Our country is so proud of our volleyball teams. The women didnt have much luck this time but they are also twice gold medalists. One player of the mens team in particular has done history: four Olympic finals in a row, 2 golds and 2 silvers. Serginho, what a legend. One of the greatest athletes this country has ever had. Olympic champion at home at the age of 40. I am drunk and so very proud to have worked in the organisation of the Games. We had our issues but in the end all went well. I am missing the Games already.

      I'm not the biggest fan of volleyball but it was worth watching for the atmosphere alone. It's turned out to be a seriously good games, you're not the only one missing it mate. I'm just glad you managed to get into track cycling! :D

      I'm always nervous when it starts and gutted when it finishes. Fingers crossed we don't hear of any doping from this one in the next few years.
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      Reply #1297: Aug 21, 2016 08:24:39 pm

      He really, really is. How has he not been sacked yet is well beyond me. The real Alan Partridge.

      Anyways, a good games and a great games for Team GB. Not having that boxing result at the end there like but f**k it. Got to love the Olympics, hope Brazil now show the paralympic game some respect and get their acts together.
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      Reply #1298: Aug 21, 2016 08:24:45 pm
      Gold for Brazil in Volleyball to finish off a brilliant Olympics. That was so very special. Our country is so proud of our volleyball teams. The women didnt have much luck this time but they are also twice gold medalists. One player of the mens team in particular has done history: four Olympic finals in a row, 2 golds and 2 silvers. Serginho, what a legend. One of the greatest athletes this country has ever had. Olympic champion at home at the age of 40. I am drunk and so very proud to have worked in the organisation of the Games. We had our issues but in the end all went well. I am missing the Games already.

      the actual sport has been wonderful and the venues and backdrop stunning I enjoyed every moment of it even the Girls twirling stuff I thought they were great
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      Reply #1299: Aug 21, 2016 08:44:23 pm
      Kate Richardson Walsh to carry the flag for Great Britain in the closing ceremony. Personally would have chosen Nick Skelton but it just goes to show the embarrassment of riches BOA had when it came to choosing!


      we can all go back now to being negative about football this positive stuff isn't all its made out to be

      The Olympics took my mind off the pathetic display by us yesterday, I'm fu**ed from now on :D.

      Ha ha! I don't know what I'll do now! I've loved these games (no doubt helped by Great Britain's astonishing performance!). There was a real worry before the start of these games that it just would not be taken with the same enthusiasm as London or Beijing before it. The lack of attention paid to Rio in the run up made me question whether the Olympics were happening this year which really heightened anxieties that a post London hangover was about to happen. Thankfully it didn't!

      The fact they were able to still pull it off despite that is an amazing achievement more so when you consider the controversies of the Russian doping scandal beforehand and the hysteria surrounded by the Zika virus.

      Compare these Olympics to the f**king awful Euro 2016 and it's vulgar fan behaviour, violent policing and appalling football and you realise how much more the Olympics and all the other sports can provide in comparison to any football tournament. Because it offers so much more it leaves a bigger vacuum to fill which is why it's always a sad occasion when the Olympic flame goes out.
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