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Triathlon team - fabulous! Jonny Brownlee, legend, Jess went to my school, Jonny lives in Harrogate. We will take that one for Yorkshire and GB!

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Swimming mixed relay was some race.

I see Nigeria athletics seems to have an issue. Multiple suspensions for missed tests and their star sprinter suspended for HGH

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JonH comes home wrote:

Triathlon team - fabulous! Jonny Brownlee, legend, Jess went to my school, Jonny lives in Harrogate. We will take that one for Yorkshire and GB!


 I recall the BBC had Yorkshire and Australia battling it out in the 2012 medals table. I believe Australia edged ahead as the second week progressed but it was amusing   



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I wasn't sure about such new fangled stuff, at least to the Olympics. But aren't mixed relays great! 

There maybe should be more, the possibilities are endless.



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indiana wrote:

I wasn't sure about such new fangled stuff, at least to the Olympics. But aren't mixed relays great! 

There maybe should be more, the possibilities are endless.


 You're in good company  

 

 
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How good are mixed events in sport? they are a huge asset and so many sports miss a trick not supporting/promoting them more. #olympics


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I think we will really struggle in the athletics.
I don't see any gold medal chances and outside chances for Hodgkinson, Bradshaw, and Muir plus the sprint relays. Where are all our leading males???

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Yes, the blue ribbon of athletics is a real concern, though we do have 3 in tomorrow's women's 800m final so women's middle distance is holding up ). Elsewhere we are still on target for a good medal haul from boxing, sailing and track cycling, if maybe not too many golds ( certainly we will be much less dominant than previously in track cycling ).

We do now look pretty secure to finish at least in the top 6 in the medals table with now a gap to 7th, and have for now moved ahead to 4th in a current tight contest for that position re total medals.

Close of play Monday ( medals actually decided so excluding some guaranteed but as yet of indeterminate nature ):

1. China ( 29G, 17S, 16B, Total 62 )
2. USA ( 22, 25, 17, Total 64 )
3. Japan ( 17, 6, 10, Total 33 )
4. Australia ( 14, 4, 15, Total 33 )
5. 'Russia' ( 12, 21, 17, Total 50 )
6. G Britain ( 11, 12, 12, Total 35 )
7. France ( 6, 10, 7, Total 23 )
8. Germany ( 6, 6, 11, Total 23 )
9. S Korea ( 6, 4, 9, Total 19 )
10. Netherlands ( 5, 7, 6, Total 18 )

China and and the US will certainly be the top 2 but we may yet pressurise Japan, Australia and the committee.



-- Edited by indiana on Monday 2nd of August 2021 05:39:07 PM



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indiana wrote:

Yes, the blue ribbon of athletics is a real concern, though we do have 3 in tomorrow's women's 800m final so women's middle distance is holding up ). Elsewhere we are still on target for a good medal haul from boxing, sailing and track cycling, if maybe not too many golds ( certainly we will be much less dominant than previously in track cycling ).

We do now look pretty secure to finish at least in the top 6 in the medals table with now a gap to 7th, and have for now moved ahead to 4th in a current tight contest for that position re total medals.

Close of play Monday ( medals actually decided so excluding some guaranteed but as yet of indeterminate nature ):

1. China ( 29G, 17S, 16B, Total 62 )
2. USA ( 22, 25, 17, Total 64 )
3. Japan ( 17, 6, 10, Total 33 )
4. Australia ( 14, 4, 15, Total 33 )
5. 'Russia' ( 12, 21, 17, Total 50 )
6. G Britain ( 11, 12, 12, Total 35 )
7. France ( 6, 10, 7, Total 23 )
8. Germany ( 6, 6, 11, Total 23 )
9. S Korea ( 6, 4, 9, Total 19 )
10. Netherlands ( 5, 7, 6, Total 18 )

China and and the US will certainly be the top 2 but we may yet pressurise Japan, Australia and the committee.



-- Edited by indiana on Monday 2nd of August 2021 05:39:07 PM


 The BBC today quoted gracenote as predicting 60 total now for team gb and 16 gold Ill try and reference the link 



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Yes, I did hear that latest prediction of 60. I did say a few days ago that I thought 60 plus would be a big success.

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indiana wrote:

Yes, I did hear that latest prediction of 60. I did say a few days ago that I thought 60 plus would be a big success.


 Im not going daft then as I cant find the link I read !



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I'm enjoying it far more than I was a week or so ago. I've been getting up around 7am each day, and I'm in a position at the moment where I can easily watch until 1pm ish, so have managed to watch a fair chunk of the action live. I did sign up to to Discovery + last week, but bar the odd tennis match, I've pretty much stuck with the BBC coverage throughout. I do mainly prefer a GB perspective, and don't mind a bit of studio natter, and they do cover the external higher profile events, so I think they have done a really good job considering their obvious restrictions this year (and going forward).

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BBC coverage is average. Too much studio chat and missed live action.
I prefer watching full track cycling and athletics so switch to Eurosport.

Meanwhile chaos in the team pursuit and multiple appeals going in. Denmark crashed into GB when winning comfortably and trying to pass GB got up and finished, Denmark didn't.
Either Denmark will be awarded race
GB will be awarded race ( don't deserve it)
I don't believe both can be disqualified as GB finished.


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paulisi wrote:

BBC coverage is average. Too much studio chat and missed live action.
I prefer watching full track cycling and athletics so switch to Eurosport.

Meanwhile chaos in the team pursuit and multiple appeals going in. Denmark crashed into GB when winning comfortably and trying to pass GB got up and finished, Denmark didn't.
Either Denmark will be awarded race
GB will be awarded race ( don't deserve it)
I don't believe both can be disqualified as GB finished.


 I think Denmark got it, looking at live feed, the UCI announced it



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Riding into the back of an opposition rider, who has not diverted off course ( and commentators seem to agree that that is generally safest rather than trying to anticipate and give room ) seems a very questionable way to win by completing a pursuit, even if there was slight overlap by the crasher and then clearly full overlap by his two pals.

Of course GB would have been extremely lucky but unexpected drama and luck ( good and bad ) is often just around the corner in sport. No rules expert here but I am rather amazed Denmark weren't disqualified, and GB awarded the race and into the final if 3 did indeed complete. Lol at the Denmark rider shouting at the prone GB rider for err being there.

Loved Victoria Pendleton's radio commentary just before the crash about how the current riding style must make it very difficult to see. She felt she jinxed it. 



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Norway's Karsten Warholm 45.94 for 400m hurdles gold and 46.17 for 'just' the silver, insane! Standout of the games so far 



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