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  • Giving up on posting about that medley relay : robots just don't like me it seems. But Price did that very easily . Suppose she should as number one seed.

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    • Bronze for Wilson in the windsurfing.

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      • Originally posted by marra View Post

        Yes, of course I'm bragging.

        I said after day 1 of the swimming - when you were continuing to say that we would be lucky to get more than 3/4 medals in the pool, that your position was more 'realistic' than others (your choice of words) because 'professional predictors' agreed with you - that we would improve as the meet went on and our medal haul would be good. And that's exactly what has happened. It's also happened in other sports as well, compared to the people who you were championing.

        But it is annoying when you say things like "better than expected" as if your opinion somehow carries more weight than any of ours. Rather than saying "hey, I got it wrong, you guys were right", you act like nobody else saw it coming/could reasonably have seen it coming. So, yeah, I'm being a bit boastful. Sue me.

        As for swimming medals, like my predictions in general, I was probably too optimistic in part, and not optimistic enough in others.

        I had Peaty, Scott (200FR), Greenbank and the men's 4x200 all getting exactly the medals they ended up with. Have Proud getting a bronze, the mixed medley getting gold and the men's medley getting silver still up in the air.

        Didn't pick Dean or Scott (in the 200IM) to medal - thought they would both finish 4th.

        Thought Wood and Dawson would both get silver and that Renshaw and Wilby (in the 100br) would get bronze each.
        for gods sake stop being so hysterical. I am not a person who did a fanatical detailed selection and yes so i underestimated and got things to wrong so fucking what ?? as far as total medals .
        . i think you need some sleep poster;
        If i want to say better than expected than i will say again" better than expected" and if the Swimming performance Director says better than expected is he to be pilloried in your super expert opinion .?
        You are turning out to be slightly weird with your ridiculous attacks.
        So i will say yes our team did better, but mainly in Reays, because we did not do as well as i hoped in the individual womens races.
        Do grow up with your shameful rubbish about " sue me". When i said "better than expected" its so obviously only in my opinion that i dont need to keep saying the words" in my opinion". It is a given,
        Last edited by philipo; 31-07-21, 08:03.

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        • MysteryBrick
          MysteryBrick commented
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          Of course, the best way to not come across as hysterical is to write a lengthy slightly hysterical post

      • Updating my earlier post. Our current total of 8G, 9S, 10B means that this is the 11th best Summer Olympics for GB in terms of both Golds won and total medals. With the 4 boxing medals guaranteed, the total medals will end up being the 9th best Games for us, even if we win no others.

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        • SprintRelayFan
          SprintRelayFan commented
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          It feels like the boxers have done well - do you know anything about what they were expected to do please?

        • marra
          marra commented
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          I'll be honest, it's not an area I know that much about. I'm a casual boxing fan but certainly not an expert.

          That being said, when I was making my predictions and looking at the various draws/past results etc, I had Pat McCormack getting a gold, Lauren Price and Karriss Artingstall silvers and Galal Yafai, Peter McGrail, Ben Whittaker and Frazer Clarke picking up bronze.

          So far, McGrail is the only one out. McCormack, Whittaker, Price and Artingstall have at least a bronze. So, to my inexpert eye, we're about where we would hope to be at this point.

      • Great performance from the mixed triathlon relay team to win gold.

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        • jjimbojames
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          With a Gold / WR in the swimming mixed medley, maybe the mixed events will be the ones for us - an omen for the X4x400m later? 👀

      • Yafai had a arrow escape then ! Was sweating on the decision after that last round : though how three judges failed to give him the second round is totally beyond me ! Deserved the win but might need to be more careful next round.

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        • Being a stubborn chap I will try again to comment on the medley relay.

          Was a great performance. Guy was brilliant. If he can repeat that form tomorrow the men will fancy their chances , I think. Hopkin will also be glad she gave up the 50 free to concentrate on that : she was given a nice lead but had some big names chasing her and held them all off really well - never in doubt !

          Hope this version passes the censors...

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          • Women's 7s team finished 4th, like the Men. Both teams will be disappointed but they probably both outperformed their rankings to get to that stage.

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            • Originally posted by marra View Post
              Women's 7s team finished 4th, like the Men. Both teams will be disappointed but they probably both outperformed their rankings to get to that stage.
              Can't stop those Fijians ... gold and bronze from the two events. Good for them. Think NZ have this final...

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              • marra
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                NZ definitely the best team out there but France are no mugs. They are solid in women's 7s (compared to the men's where they are awful). Absolutely the right final.

            • Pat retains the bragging rights in the McCormack family home, as brother Luke loses to Cuba's Andy Cruz in his last 16 match. Cruz looks like another in a long line of top notch Cuban boxers.

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              • Originally posted by marra View Post
                Updating my earlier post. Our current total of 8G, 9S, 10B means that this is the 11th best Summer Olympics for GB in terms of both Golds won and total medals. With the 4 boxing medals guaranteed, the total medals will end up being the 9th best Games for us, even if we win no others.
                Clarke will be hard pushed, his next fight is against the French guy who beat him in the final of the Euro qualifiers and if he wins that, he has to fight the current world champion who is now fighting as a pro

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                • Originally posted by Ulster-Scot View Post

                  Clarke will be hard pushed, his next fight is against the French guy who beat him in the final of the Euro qualifiers and if he wins that, he has to fight the current world champion who is now fighting as a pro
                  Yeah, I doubt he'll final but if he can beat the French lad that will get the bronze.

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                  • And the medals.. Hopefully a few here and maybe some heavy metal. Swimming, golf, gymnastics apparatus, theoretically men's 100m 😁 Don't know about the sailing. We have finalists in both the BMX Freestyle events, but no-one in diving.

                    23:30 Golf Men Round 4 Medal Final
                    02:10 BMX Freestyle Women Park Medal Final
                    02:30 Swimming Men 50m Freestyle Medal Final
                    02:35 Athletics Women Shot Put Medal Final
                    02:37 Swimming Women 50m Freestyle Medal Final
                    02:44 Swimming Men 1500m Freestyle Medal Final
                    03:20 BMX Freestyle Men Park Medal Final
                    06:33 Sailing Men Laser Medal Race
                    07:00 Diving Women 3m springboard medal final
                    07:00 Tennis Woman Doubles Bronze Medal Final
                    07:00 Tennis Men Singles Gold Medal Final
                    07:00 Tennis Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Final
                    07:33 Sailing Women Laser Medal Race
                    09:00 Artistic Gymnastics Men Floor Exercise Medal Final
                    09:52 Artistic Gymnastics Women Vault Medal Final
                    10:30 Fencing Men Foil Team Medal Rounds
                    10:30 Fencing Men Foil Team Bronze Medal Final
                    10:41 Artistic Gymnastics Men Pommel Horse Medal Final
                    11:10 Athletics Men High Jump Medal Final
                    11:24 Artistic Gymnastics Women Uneven Bars Medal Final
                    11:50 Fencing Men Foil Team Gold Medal Final
                    12:20 Athletics Women Triple Jump Medal Final
                    12:30 Badminton Women Singles Bronze Medal Final
                    12:30 Badminton Women Singles Gold Medal Final
                    13:50 Athletics Men 100m Medal Final

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                    • trickstat
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                      I know that a couple of days ago a good number of our sailors were in medal positions in the standings then but I don't think the relevant categories have reached the medal race quite yet.

                  • Charlotte Worthington has guaranteed a medal, and is leading with 2 riders to go in BMX Freestyle. She fell on run one, but then threw in a trick on run 2 that had never been competed in competition to take the gold medal position. Ballsy move.

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                    • Worthington takes gold!

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