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  • Taffy2
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    But both Kenny's looked great in their last races. Irrespective of what Jasin manages in the final, is he Britain's most unheralded champion?. I know Peaty doesnt get the plaudits he deserves, but Kennt has been there since 2008 , in the slup stream of cycling greats such as Hoy and Wighins, and even to an extent his wife..

    If Hoy hadnt been so amazing maybe Kenny could already be on 8 golds with maybe another to come.

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  • alfie
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  • alfie
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    Laura off to a rotten start through no fault of her own... Brought down in a crash which she had no way of avoiding and a DNF - so just 16 points along with nearly half of the field . Leader the USA rider Valente with 40.

    Two serious crashes in that . Rather spoiled the race.

    Better for her husband ...safely into the semi in the Keirin.

    As is Carlin in QF two.

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  • carterhatch
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  • carterhatch
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    Thank you Grassmarket for your daily summary - much appreciated
  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    So, our last medals, I think Laura Kenny is a very good shot in the Omnium - as far as I can see all the other athletes are the ones she already beat in the Madison. Jason Kenny & Jack Carlin both have medal chances, probably not gold, in the Keirin. Then finally Laurent Price in the Boxing.

    Don't think we will catch the ROC but will definitely finish both top west European and Commonwealth country, which is huge.

    23:00 Athletics Men Marathon Medal Final
    01:00 Women Volleyball Bronze Medal Final – KOR v SRB
    01:30 Men Water Polo Classification
    02:10 Track Cycling Women Omnium Scratch Race
    02:18 Track Cycling Women Sprint Semi Finals
    02:24 Track Cycling Men Keirin Quarter Finals
    02:45 Track Cycling Women Omnium Tempo Race
    03:00 Men Water Polo Classification
    03:00 Rhythmic Gymnastics Group All Around Medal Final
    03:00 Women Handball Bronze Medal Final – NOR v SWE
    03:09 Track Cycling Men Keirin Semi Finals
    03:26 Track Cycling Women Omnium Elimination Race
    03:30 Women Basketball Gold Medal Final
    03:45 Track Cycling Women Sprint Gold Medal Final
    04:00 Track Cycling Men Keirin Gold Medal Final
    04:25 Track Cycling Women Omnium Points Race Gold Medal Final
    05:30 Women Volleyball Gold Medal Final – BRA v USA
    05:40 Men Water Polo Bronze Medal Final – HUN v ESP
    06:00 Boxing Women Light Gold Medal Final
    06:15 Boxing Men Light Gold Medal Final
    06:45 Boxing Women Middle Gold Medal Final
    07:00 Women Handball Gold Medal Final – ROC v FRA
    07:15 Boxing Men Super Heavy Gold Medal Final
    08:30 Men Water Polo Gold Medal Final – GRE v SRB
    12:00 Closing Ceremony

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  • trickstat
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  • trickstat
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    Didn't the silver medallist in the women's start the laser-run a lot lower than 8th?
  • marra
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  • marra
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Russia now ahead on the overall medals table after Lasitskene's gold in the HJ.

    We have some more cycling tomorrow where we could pick up another gold, but the Russians have the rhythmic gymnastics team event to come.
    They appear to have 2 gold shots - rhythmic gymnastics and handball.

    We have 3 - Lauren Price, W Omnium and M Keirin.

    I'd probably say The Nation Formally Known As Russia are favourites to stay ahead of us, especially with the silver medal advantage.

    It's getting close at the top - the US has closed dramatically on China. US probably has better gold chances on the final day.

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  • Occasional Hope
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  • Occasional Hope
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    Russia now ahead on the overall medals table after Lasitskene's gold in the HJ.

    We have some more cycling tomorrow where we could pick up another gold, but the Russians have the rhythmic gymnastics team event to come.

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  • alfie
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  • alfie
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    No joy for the horsey team ...third rider Ben Maher withdrawn as they are well out of the medals and he wasn't going to risk his wonder horse Explosion for no point ... Commendable. That horse deserves a lot of apples/sugar lumps/hay and a nice rest.
    Equestrian team did rather well for a team of 9 : 2 gold 1 silver and 2 bronze

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  • jjimbojames
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  • jjimbojames
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    Apparently, it’s to make it more appealing for the spectators!
  • MysteryBrick
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  • MysteryBrick
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    It ain't broke - what are they fixing?
  • RunUnlimited
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  • RunUnlimited
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    The thing is Alfie, Saint Boy was selected because it was a "good" jumping horse, according to the modern pentathlon expert the BBC had on to explain yesterday... and that the reserve horse is a reserve for a reason. So if you're a rider wanting to perhaps change a horse at the last moment, you're taking a big gamble upon whether the reserve horse is better than what you've got, which is not guaranteed.
    Scheu was just in a totally unfortunate position.
  • jjimbojames
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  • jjimbojames
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    Yes - if they were to redo the combined events, finishing with that format would be better viewing, but it rules out records etc.

    Paris 24 - Pentathlon will be a 90-minute comp, cutting people from 36 down to 8 only in the laser-run - not a fan of that idea!

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  • alfie
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  • alfie
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    Choong makes it a MP double for GB 😊

    The young Egyptian gave him a good race but I always felt he had something in hand , as long as he didn't mess up that last shoot. Really good to watch , this event : the way the format works so that first across the line in the run is the winner makes for great viewing .

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  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    Yeah, great chase from him. Was always going to lose on the last lap though.
  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    Ooof, hell of a race!

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