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    I thought it worthwhile setting up a thread for all the other sports at Tokyo 2020. Opening ceremony coverage starts tomorrow at 11.20 on BBC1. Lots to look forward too, our chances in the pool are looking very good

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    Bless you, Treadwater1, this is a great idea. For fellow forum users interested in the swimming may I recommend you follow 'Pullbuoy'. The link details when Team GB are scheduled to swim, and other stuff on the site includes views on the 'relays', which promise to involve some good opportunities for medals.

    https://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/olympics/...he-tokyo-pool/


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    • #3
      Pullbuoy's site is excellent, thank you! Adam Peaty 100m heats tomorrow at 11am.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
        Bless you, Treadwater1, this is a great idea. For fellow forum users interested in the swimming may I recommend you follow 'Pullbuoy'. The link details when Team GB are scheduled to swim, and other stuff on the site includes views on the 'relays', which promise to involve some good opportunities for medals.

        https://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/olympics/...he-tokyo-pool/

        Looking forward with great enthusiasm to the swimming. Good to see the heat start lists are up:formidable talent. Apart from hoping some of our swimmers can do a medal as individuals , with AP good for Gold ,I hope to see the Aussies can whip a certain country in some of the womens events.
        Would love to see Duncan Scott do something big.

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        • #5
          Wonder if the host countries swimmers will suffer from the empty arena. I look to the Japanese swimmers to medal second or third. So usa top,japanese second, aussies third, gb , Russia and china next.
          I am not including diving, open water swimming. Just the pool
          Best of all ,can we repeat our 2019 gold in the mens 4x100 male medley?
          How many world records??
          Could be 5??
          .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by felix51 View Post
            Pullbuoy's site is excellent, thank you! Adam Peaty 100m heats tomorrow at 11am.
            Adam Peaty is in Heat 7 of the 100m breastroke at 12.40pm our time . Next to Martinenghi.

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            • #7
              I'm quite excited to see our mens 4x100 free. We have an extremely young team in an event where athletes typically peak in their mid 20s. Jacob Whittle (16) and Matt Richards (18) are swimming the individual, Tom Dean (21) only started swimming 100 freestyles last year and Duncan Scott is Duncan Scott. We had another 18yo junior, Ed Mildred, swim 48s a few weeks ago - But he won't be in Tokyo. They could genuinely be gold medal contenders in Paris.

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              • #8
                Medal events to look out for tomorrow.

                02:55 Shooting Women 10m Air Rifle Medal Final
                03:00 Road Cycling Men Road Race Medal Final - Medals likely about 09:00
                05:50 Weightlifting Women 49kg Group A Medal Final
                06:15 Archery Mixed Team Medal Final
                07:30 Shooting Men 10m Air Pistol Medal Final
                09:00 Judo Women 48kg Repechage & Medal Final
                09:00 Judo Men 60kg Repechage & Medal Final
                10:00 Fencing Women Epée & Men Sabre Medal Final
                11:50 Fencing Women Épée Individual Bronze Medal Final
                12:20 Fencing Men Sabre Individual Bronze Medal Final
                12:30 Taekwondo Women 49kg Bronze Medal Final
                12:45 Fencing Women Épée Individual Gold Medal Final
                12:45 Taekwondo Men 58kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:00 Taekwondo Women 49kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:15 Fencing Men Sabre Individual Gold Medal Final
                13:15 Taekwondo Men 58kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:30 Taekwondo Women 49kg Gold Medal Final
                13:45 Taekwondo Men 58kg Gold Medal Final

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                • carterhatch
                  carterhatch commented
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                  I am assuming, Grassmarket, that all times quoted are UK?

                • Grassmarket
                  Grassmarket commented
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                  Sure, yes, I wouldn’t be so cruel as to deceive you that way!

                • carterhatch
                  carterhatch commented
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                  cheers, keep up the good work!

              • #9
                Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post
                Medal events to look out for tomorrow.

                02:55 Shooting Women 10m Air Rifle Medal Final
                03:00 Road Cycling Men Road Race Medal Final - Medals likely about 09:00
                05:50 Weightlifting Women 49kg Group A Medal Final
                06:15 Archery Mixed Team Medal Final
                07:30 Shooting Men 10m Air Pistol Medal Final
                09:00 Judo Women 48kg Repechage & Medal Final
                09:00 Judo Men 60kg Repechage & Medal Final
                10:00 Fencing Women Epée & Men Sabre Medal Final
                11:50 Fencing Women Épée Individual Bronze Medal Final
                12:20 Fencing Men Sabre Individual Bronze Medal Final
                12:30 Taekwondo Women 49kg Bronze Medal Final
                12:45 Fencing Women Épée Individual Gold Medal Final
                12:45 Taekwondo Men 58kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:00 Taekwondo Women 49kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:15 Fencing Men Sabre Individual Gold Medal Final
                13:15 Taekwondo Men 58kg Bronze Medal Final
                13:30 Taekwondo Women 49kg Gold Medal Final
                13:45 Taekwondo Men 58kg Gold Medal Final
                thats a merry mixture.. looking forward to the Mens cycling road race after a bellyful of Tour de France. Please , Lord, no crashes !
                The Yates, Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Tomas owe us after the disappointments of the T of D.

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                • carterhatch
                  carterhatch commented
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                  Yes, Philipo - we've been spoilt this past decade with British success a la tour,but, can't see any medals coming from the road race for us ...

              • #10
                The time difference isn't going to make for easy viewing if, like me, you enjoy following a range of sports, and can readily fall asleep on the sofa.

                Alors, I have lurked on the following 'discussion board' for many years, as it is well structured, GB-centric, and quality of posting very informative. Ironically though I think tennis is one of those sports that doesn't need to be part of the Olympics but took this as an opportunity to spread the word.

                https://britishtennis.activeboard.co...vent-h/?page=3

                I used to follow an equally informative rowing discussion board, pre London 2012, but that's lost in the midst of time now, If anyone knows of something, kindly share, and though I am a keen cycling fan, I have never found a satisfactory equivalent to our site...
                Last edited by carterhatch; 23-07-21, 17:31.

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by philipo View Post

                  Adam Peaty is in Heat 7 of the 100m breastroke at 12.40pm our time . Next to Martinenghi.
                  Thanks Phillipo. The swimming heats start at 11am I see, and Adam Peaty is the 5th event. Also I logged into Eurosport for the first time in a while and was amazed at their coverage. Their tv schedule is quite overwhelming :-) That yearly subscription was well worth it!

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                  • #12
                    If there's a bike race going on, G is falling off somewhere as part of it.

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                    • #13
                      Murray & Salisbury knock out the 2nd seeds Mahut/Herber in straight sets comfortably. They have a real shot of a medal. Salisbury is on fire these last couple of years and Murray's game has always worked well in doubles.

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                      • SprintRelayFan
                        SprintRelayFan commented
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                        I can’t stand mahut so I’m doubly grateful

                    • #14
                      Sam freedman is doing good summary threads on Twitter. It feels like this games is more a return to reality for gb - the insane rowing and cycling dominance gone

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
                        Sam freedman is doing good summary threads on Twitter. It feels like this games is more a return to reality for gb - the insane rowing and cycling dominance gone
                        Yes I can see us returning to a level where we get about 10 golds and about 35 medals in total which is still pretty darned good for a country of our size. I think both of those sports had something of a golden generation that is now gone or waning. I know when lottery funding started that track cycling was an area where it was felt that we could do very well with heavy focus and investment. Now, other countries seem to have caught up while there seems to be more outstanding young talent in non-velodrome areas of the sport.

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                        • Grassmarket
                          Grassmarket commented
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                          What happened is that we proved that riders could go from being Olympic track riders to great road riders, which hadn’t really happened before. So lots of nations invested in modern tracks, training squads etc & caught us up.

                          Also, I do think some sports have lost focus. Athlete welfare is necessary, but it cannot be a PRIORITY - only winning medals can be a priority.
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