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  • I thought it was 4 medals guaranteed in the boxing so far?

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    • marra
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      Just 3 so far - Whittaker, McCormack on the men's side; Artingstall on the women's. 5 others left in competition - 3 are at QF stage, 2 more at last 16. 3 have been eliminated.

      We've got a sailing medal guaranteed as well in the women's windsurfing.

  • Bryony Page gets a bronze to follow her silver in Rio in trampoline.

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    • Originally posted by Taffy2 View Post
      so we have the 6, with hopefully 3 or 4 more to come ?
      THE men are better than expected:that's why we will finish with medals slightly up. Well done Duncan.my hope for the women a little down. I fear my main women hopes left their best in euros
      Great by Greenbank.

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      • alfie
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        Yes the women have been just a little disappointing. Not rubbish , at all - plenty of finalists : but they haven't generally been able to lift the extra bit needed to get in the finishes. Think Renshaw will be the most regretful although there were some terrific performances in her event. Men have been very good. Hopefully more to come ?

      • Taffy2
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        This reminds me of Beijing we the women finalists and so close , but no medal. Hopefully some of them can rectify that in 2024 as the 2008 class didnt manage to. I'm not referring to Addlington , but 5 or 6 others from 2008.

    • Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
      The headline is sobering ... 'Great Britain failed to win an Olympic rowing gold for the first Games since 1980 as the men's eight crew took bronze in the final race of the Tokyo 2020 regatta.'

      It has clearly been a very disappointing regatta for Team GB. Frankly listening to Katherine Grainger, and others, makes me worry that any deep review will get distracted by highlighting, a plethora of 'plucky 4ths'. What we need is Sir Steve Redgrave returning from running Chinese rowing, and his winning mentality ...
      I don't think failures will be swept under the rug : Grainger knows what she's doing. And she has already made the point that this team was a rather inexperienced one at this level - just 8 who had been to a previous Olympics. No question they'd have still hoped for much better results but I think it is fair to say some stars have retired or had their day and this was to some extent the start of a rebuild. I'd wait and see what happens over the next Euros and WC.

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      • Originally posted by drobbie View Post

        hes sdtill got the 4 x 100 medley relay
        Duncan has been outstanding

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        • Originally posted by philipo View Post
          THE men are better than expected:that's why we will finish with medals slightly up. Well done Duncan.my hope for the women a little down. I fear my main women hopes left their best in euros
          Great by Greenbank.
          Better than expected by you maybe...

          Incidentially, my predictions for GB overall are currently twice as accurate as those by the prediction company you were talking about earlier in the thread. Just saying....

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          • GB doing well in the sailing. 10 classes. Current positions - 1st x 2, 2nd x 4, 4th x1, 6th, 10th, 12th.

            Medal races, two a day, start tomorrow.

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            • Originally posted by marra View Post

              Better than expected by you maybe...

              Incidentially, my predictions for GB overall are currently twice as accurate as those by the prediction company you were talking about earlier in the thread. Just saying....
              They predicted a final tenth place for GB at the end and we will do better; Marra you are so modest!
              So its good that we did better in the swimming than expected by me or others. perhaps . Except you . How many medals did you forsee in individual swimming events. I would like to know. We won two individuals, great. You are not" just saying", you are boasting and when you get it wrong will you say so?
              Dont spoil your usual excellent and informative . posts

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              • How many times do i have to see the rugby sevens ; first i watch the last 30 minutes on Channel 601 and when its finished i change over to BBC and lo and behold a few minutes later more of the same Fiji v Aussie match which i just saw when Fiji beat the Aussies.
                Looks likewe will see lots of recorded athletics and i will not be bothered to sit all day waiting to see if they bother to show some recorded highlights.
                Whats the betting that you wont see live the full 10 K.

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                • trickstat
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                  When viewing different channels of the same broadcaster you never know whether it's better to switch between them to try and find what you want or to stick with one channel in the hope that they will eventually show it.

                • Occasional Hope
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                  They showed it on both in the end. Not sure if at the same time bc I was catching up with both.

              • who swam in our male medley relay heat posters?

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                • Originally posted by philipo View Post
                  who swam in our male medley relay heat posters?
                  Greenbank Wilby Guy and Scott

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                  • So hopkin scratched from the 50 to concentrate on the mixed medlay final?

                    Can somebody post tomorrow's timetable please?

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                    • I quite enjoyed the BMXing. It wasn't what I was expecting - I thought it was more mountain biking.

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                      • Grassmarket
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                        It was a bit of a vindication. BMX has been in the Olympics since Beijing 2008 & we have always had lots of good prospects, but there's been a long run of crashes, bad beats, loss of nerve on the big day etc etc. So the sport in the UK never got the attention or funding it deserved. Everything came up roses today for once.

                      • RunUnlimited
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                        Grassmarket One of the BBC commentators was Shanaze Reade, who was one of the best BMX riders in the world back in the mid-late 2000s/early 2010s and had won the BMX world title 4 times in her career. In the Beijing and London Olympics, she'd been the favourite on both occasions to win gold, but suffered a crash in Beijing medal race that put her out of contention, while she could only manage a 6th place in 2012... So when Bethany Shriver won that gold medal, you could hear the relief and emotion come out from the commentator as a Brit finally achieved what she had tried so much to do.

                    • Lots of good medal possibilities today - triathlon, swimming, both shooting events, rugby sevens, sailing & of course athletics

                      23:30 Triathlon Mixed Relay Triathlon Medal Final
                      02:30 Swimming Men 100m Butterfly Medal Final
                      02:37 Swimming Women 200m Backstroke Medal Final
                      02:46 Swimming Women 800m Freestyle Medal Final
                      05:30 Shooting Mixed Team Trap Bronze Medal Final
                      06:00 Shooting Mixed Team Trap Gold Medal Final
                      06:33 Sailing Women Windsurfer Medal Race
                      06:50 Trampoline Gymnastics Men Medal Final
                      07:00 Tennis Men Singles Bronze Medal Final
                      07:00 Tennis Women Singles Bronze Medal Final
                      07:00 Tennis Women Singles Gold Medal Final
                      07:00 Tennis Women Doubles Bronze Medal Final
                      07:00 Tennis Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Final
                      07:33 Sailing Men Windsurfer Medal Race
                      08:00 Shooting Women Rifle Three Positions Medal Final
                      08:30 Archery Men Bronze Medal Final
                      08:45 Archery Men Gold Medal Final
                      09:30 Women Rugby Sevens Bronze Medal Final
                      10:00 Badminton Men Doubles Bronze Medal Final
                      10:00 Badminton Men Doubles Gold Medal Final
                      10:00 Women Rugby Sevens Gold Medal Final
                      10:30 Fencing Women Sabre Team Medal Rounds
                      10:30 Fencing Women Sabre Team Bronze Medal Final
                      11:30 Fencing Women Sabre Team Gold Medal Final
                      12:15 Athletics Men Discus Medal Final
                      13:35 Athletics Mixed 4x400m Medal Final
                      13:50 Athletics Women 100m Medal Final

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                      • Thanks for the tiinetable

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