Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Tokyo 2020 Non Athletics Thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Russians and Australians must've picked up more gold today as GB is back at 6th on the table

    Comment


    • medal hope tomorrow - mens and womens 2 person dinghy, skateboarding?, boxing light heavyweight final (super heavyweight semi), inidividual show jumping- athltics finals - womens steeple and mens hammer

      Comment


      • SprintRelayFan
        SprintRelayFan commented
        Editing a comment
        you think GB has a chance of a medal in the women's steeple?

      • drobbie
        drobbie commented
        Editing a comment
        nope - just listed it because we have a brit in a final, i dont expect us to medal in the hammer either

    • Don't think there are as many British medal opportunities today. We have some people in the Swimming & Skateboarding. Only one cycling final but we're not it. Nick Miller has a theoretical chance in the hammer. Outside chance of a medal in the men's sailing, much better in the womens'.

      22:30 Marathon Swimming Women 10k medal final
      02:50 Athletics Women 400m Hurdles Medal Final
      04:30 Skateboarding Women Park Medal Final
      06:33 Sailing Men 470 Medal Race
      07:33 Sailing Women 470 Medal Race
      09:59 Track Cycling Men Team Pursuit Bronze Medal Final
      10:06 Track Cycling Men Team Pursuit Gold Medal Final
      10:15 Wrestling Men Greco-Roman 67kg Medal Matches
      10:15 Wrestling Men Greco-Roman 87kg Medal Matches
      11:00 Equestrian Jumping Individual Medal Final
      11:05 Boxing Men Light Heavy Gold Medal Final
      11:30 Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Medal Final
      12:00 Athletics Women 3000m Steeplechase Medal Final
      12:15 Athletics Men Hammer Throw Medal Final
      12:55 Wrestling Women Freestyle 62kg Medal Matches
      13:05 Athletics Men 800m Medal Final
      13:55 Athletics Men 200m Medal Final

      Comment


      • Horse jumping? Also one of the boxing matches is a final so we will have a medal from that
        Last edited by SprintRelayFan; 03-08-21, 23:09.

        Comment


        • Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post

          It just make rowing look like even more of an outlier, and in need of thoroughgoing repair. Let's hope athletics can get itself together, otherwise we will be the ones getting fingers pointed.
          I noticed an interesting thing the other day (well, interesting to me at least).

          We actually got more rowing top 4 finishes this time than we did in Rio, despite qualifying 2 less boats this time. It's just that in Rio we took those 4th place finishes and mostly changed them into medals. Here we didn't. For me that goes back to what I was saying earlier in thread that rowing needs tweaks, not an entire restructure.

          That then got me thinking about other placing finishes and where we stand, to try and gauge the overall 'strength' of Team GB.

          It's a bit crude (doesn't account for changes in events etc) but I went back to 96 and tried to work out all top 8 finishes for a GB table on them. Anything that had quarter finals was treated as 8th unless they had a placing round and anyone who DQed in a final (like Linford in 96 or Zharnel here) was treated as 8th as well for the purpose of this.

          Results are as follows:

          Rio - 125 top 8s
          London - 132
          Beijing - 106
          Athens - 84
          Sydney - 69
          Atlanta - 39

          Here we're currently sat at 101.

          Which makes sense and ties in to most other things. Between the natural drop following a home games and the unknown effects of the pandemic, we're likely to end up slightly behind our best evers but this is still one of our better teams.

          Other things that stood out to me of interest were the lack of 4th places in London (9 compared to 16 in Rio and 14 here already), and lack of both 4th and 5th in Beijing (6 of each) - suggests both those teams were outstanding in delivering their performance (or got lucky at times!)

          Comment


          • WOW Sky just put down a marker

            Comment


            • Two qualifying runs done by Sky Brown, both of which are better than anyone else has done thus far. She's got a great chance of a medal in the final if she gets a clean run but that's never guaranteed in a sport like this.

              Comment


              • alfie
                alfie commented
                Editing a comment
                Skateboarding is not my thing at all (wrong generation by decades !) : but since her score is about 10% ahead of everyone else who has gone - with 1 group still to go - you'd think she has a very strong chance.

              • marra
                marra commented
                Editing a comment
                All 3 Japanese skaterboarders will be there. Two of them beat her at the WC in 2019 so it's not a guarantee of gold. But it's definitely about getting the clean run more than anything. I'd be amazed if she doesn't medal if she gets a clean run.

            • Classy by Liam Heath there

              Comment


              • Originally posted by Taffy2 View Post
                Classy by Liam Heath there
                Good response to a disappointing first round ! Might have shaken out some cobwebs ? Running on angry...an Olympic best time , easing down...

                Comment


                • Bronze for Sky Brown! nailed her final run when she needed it. Heck of a competition.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by marra View Post
                    Bronze for Sky Brown! nailed her final run when she needed it. Heck of a competition.
                    Left feeling a little frustrated she couldn't nail that mid 50's score in the first/second run. She maybe could have then matched that double 540 in her last run.

                    Comment


                    • Weird sport but I'm sure the young ones are embracing it : 12 year old silver , 13 year old bronze ... and an "old woman" of 19 gets gold 😊

                      Sky Brown must have had nerves after two falls but still managed to nail the third run for her medal : or maybe 13 year olds just don't suffer from nerves ?

                      Can't say I am likely to become a skateboarding fan but am really glad for the young lass to have achieved the podium under all the pre- games media build up pressure - well done 👍
                      Last edited by alfie; 04-08-21, 06:37.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by alfie View Post
                        Weird sport but I'm sure the young ones are embracing it : 12 year old wins , 13 year old bronze ... and an "old woman" of 19 gets second 😊

                        Sky Brown must have had nerves after two falls but still managed to nail the third run for her medal : or maybe 13 year olds just don't suffer from nerves ?

                        Can't say I am likely to become a skateboarding fan but am really glad for the young lass to have achieved the podium under all the pre- games media build up pressure - well done 👍
                        12 year old was second but totally got your point

                        Comment


                        • alfie
                          alfie commented
                          Editing a comment
                          Yeah I got my Japanese names mixed up! ..Have edited it to correct.

                      • I've spent too many years playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater not to enjoy skateboarding getting its chance at the Olympics. 😂

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by marra View Post
                          I've spent too many years playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater not to enjoy skateboarding getting its chance at the Olympics. 😂
                          Yeah enjoyed it but just wish Sky could have found her prelims performances earlier in the final,still she is our youngest ever Olympic medallist by 4 years. She puts that score on the board in first run and the pressure would have been on the other two straight away.
                          Last edited by Croadymeister; 04-08-21, 06:51.

                          Comment


                          • marra
                            marra commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Even if she had, she still would have had to improve the score to get on the top step. Plenty of time for her. She'll still only be 16 in Paris!

                          • Croadymeister
                            Croadymeister commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Yeah I know but was so flawless in the prelims and just leaves me wondering what if she followed it up with that kind of score again

                          • Grassmarket
                            Grassmarket commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Only three years. Dorothy Odam was 16, HJ silver Berlin 1936.
                        Working...
                        X