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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #825 on: August 02, 2021, 05:31:22 AM »
i don’t think Canada even had a shot on goal before that (p sure they ended up just having one late).  when crap paused later the thought never even crossed my mind of that getting called

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #826 on: August 02, 2021, 05:55:36 AM »
i don’t think Canada even had a shot on goal before that (p sure they ended up just having one late).  when crap paused later the thought never even crossed my mind of that getting called
When watching it live it looked more like a foul on the Canadian player.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #827 on: August 02, 2021, 09:48:41 AM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #828 on: August 02, 2021, 10:52:58 AM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

The Beijing Olympics had several great moments, that being one. The other was the come from behind relay for Phelps to be able to 8 golds. Most intense swim I've ever seen.
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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #829 on: August 02, 2021, 12:12:53 PM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

The Beijing Olympics had several great moments, that being one. The other was the come from behind relay for Phelps to be able to 8 golds. Most intense swim I've ever seen.
That's the weird thing about swimming. Is there any other sport where someone could win 8 medals (let alone gold) in one Olympics? It seems like the different swimming events just test the same set of skills over and over. In track and field, getting 3+ medals is pretty rare. Not saying that Phelps' swimming wasn't amazing but I enjoyed Bolt a lot more.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #830 on: August 02, 2021, 12:58:39 PM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

The Beijing Olympics had several great moments, that being one. The other was the come from behind relay for Phelps to be able to 8 golds. Most intense swim I've ever seen.
That's the weird thing about swimming. Is there any other sport where someone could win 8 medals (let alone gold) in one Olympics? It seems like the different swimming events just test the same set of skills over and over. In track and field, getting 3+ medals is pretty rare. Not saying that Phelps' swimming wasn't amazing but I enjoyed Bolt a lot more.
A gymnast can win six (beam, bars, vault, floor, all around and team). The medleys that Phelps won require four different swimming strokes so I don't know how fair it is to say it's the same set of skills.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #831 on: August 02, 2021, 01:27:02 PM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

The Beijing Olympics had several great moments, that being one. The other was the come from behind relay for Phelps to be able to 8 golds. Most intense swim I've ever seen.
That's the weird thing about swimming. Is there any other sport where someone could win 8 medals (let alone gold) in one Olympics? It seems like the different swimming events just test the same set of skills over and over. In track and field, getting 3+ medals is pretty rare. Not saying that Phelps' swimming wasn't amazing but I enjoyed Bolt a lot more.
A gymnast can win six (beam, bars, vault, floor, all around and team). The medleys that Phelps won require four different swimming strokes so I don't know how fair it is to say it's the same set of skills.
Simone Biles (greatest gymnast, OAT?) won 5 (four gold, one bronze in 2016). Carl Lewis and FloJo each won four medals in the 1980s in track.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #832 on: August 02, 2021, 02:18:32 PM »
Did anyone see the two high jumpers who shared gold? 

If not here you go:
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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #833 on: August 02, 2021, 02:20:12 PM »
3:45 is where the good part starts.
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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #834 on: August 02, 2021, 03:56:08 PM »
Did anyone see the two high jumpers who shared gold? 

If not here you go:
https://youtu.be/GjSCT97GSsA
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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #835 on: August 02, 2021, 05:43:02 PM »
I'm excited to see the women's 400M hurdles final.

The guy from Italy who won the 100M looked like he could play linebacker in the NFL. Without Usain Bolt, the 100M is kinda boring. His 100M win in Beijing was one of the 2-3 most amazing things I've seen in sports.

The Beijing Olympics had several great moments, that being one. The other was the come from behind relay for Phelps to be able to 8 golds. Most intense swim I've ever seen.
That's the weird thing about swimming. Is there any other sport where someone could win 8 medals (let alone gold) in one Olympics? It seems like the different swimming events just test the same set of skills over and over. In track and field, getting 3+ medals is pretty rare. Not saying that Phelps' swimming wasn't amazing but I enjoyed Bolt a lot more.
A gymnast can win six (beam, bars, vault, floor, all around and team). The medleys that Phelps won require four different swimming strokes so I don't know how fair it is to say it's the same set of skills.
Simone Biles (greatest gymnast, OAT?) won 5 (four gold, one bronze in 2016). Carl Lewis and FloJo each won four medals in the 1980s in track.

I am definitely not going to undercut Phelps' accomplishments for winning 8 golds but yeah, it is fairly crazy to me how an elite swimmer can rack up tons of hardware but other very capable athletes are lucky to walk away with more than 1 just based on the event. I get there is so much effort into it all, and that each stroke isn't like a carbon copy of the next, but it's still so much.

And if you're a player on a team sport, then you're really hosed, best you get is 1 medal, but there are still plenty of individual medals that basically are one event too, thinking of like tennis (and I mean individual, not doubles) or golf or judo or w/e.

To me it's like in a totally different and more judgey arena accomplishing an EGOT is really freaking easy if you are a composer and way harder for everyone else.
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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #836 on: August 02, 2021, 06:08:53 PM »
I've got 7 egots without really trying, tbh.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #837 on: August 03, 2021, 08:01:46 AM »
Men's 400M hurdles record obliterated:

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #838 on: August 03, 2021, 08:27:54 AM »
Men's 400M hurdles record obliterated:

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This was a great watch.  The American in 2nd has to be pretty disappointed at getting 2nd with a time that would've been a WR at the beginning of the day.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #839 on: August 03, 2021, 08:35:23 AM »
Men's 400M hurdles record obliterated:

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This was a great watch.  The American in 2nd has to be pretty disappointed at getting 2nd with a time that would've been a WR at the beginning of the day.
Just crazy. Rai Benjamin destroyed the competition in the US Olympic Trials and didn't break a sweat.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #840 on: August 03, 2021, 09:28:45 PM »
https://youtu.be/8wL9L0Kwf0o


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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #841 on: August 04, 2021, 08:00:04 AM »
World record in women's 400M hurdles smashed.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #842 on: August 04, 2021, 08:32:25 PM »

Woah

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #843 on: August 04, 2021, 08:51:11 PM »

Woah
Watching the race it's even more impressive if you look at the last 2 hurdles and the ground she made up.


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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #844 on: August 06, 2021, 08:24:02 AM »

Woah
Watching the race it's even more impressive if you look at the last 2 hurdles and the ground she made up.


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Amazing.

What is going on with the US Men's 4 x 100? 6th in the prelims??

Canadian guy went over 9000 points in the decathalon to win gold.

Nothing but finals from here on out. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #845 on: August 06, 2021, 02:56:22 PM »
K-Stater Kenny Harrison still holds the Olympic record in the triple jump (96 Atlanta). Triple jump is kind of a weird event. Why three jumps, why not two or four?

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #846 on: August 06, 2021, 03:11:36 PM »
Why three jumps, why not two or four?

Saw this referenced the other day. Pretty funny.

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Historical sources on the ancient Olympic Games occasionally mention jumps of 15 meters or more. This led sports historians to conclude that these must have been a series of jumps, thus providing the basis for the triple jump.[2] However, there is no evidence for the triple jump being included in the ancient Olympic Games, and it is possible that the recorded extraordinary distances are due to artistic license of the authors of victory poems, rather than attempts to report accurate results

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #847 on: August 06, 2021, 04:12:15 PM »
Yo Gracas, did you see the dude totally jump like 15 meters which haven't even been invented yet?!?

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Re: Summer Olympics thread
« Reply #848 on: August 07, 2021, 08:20:45 AM »
The Dream Team. Put them on Rushmore:

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