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    alfie
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    Enjoying these Modern Pentathlon events.

    Cycling quite exciting too - as usual. Katy Marchant under a bit of pressure now after losing the first race in her Q/F in a close finish to Lee of Hong Kong.

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  • Grassmarket
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    Joe Choong cruising in the Modern Pentathlon, won the fencing, third in the swimming. Horse riding up next, which as we all know is a formality. 😱 Just as long as you don't draw a horse possessed by Satan himself, how often does that happen? 👿

    Scores after two events

    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olym...----------.pdf
    Grassmarket
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    Last edited by Grassmarket; 07-08-21, 10:02.

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  • alfie
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    Originally posted by Taffy2 View Post
    Daley did really well there, the chinese were just too good.
    Absolutely. That was a really high standard final ! Tom can be proud of that .

    That second Chinese chap didn't look exactly happy at getting second : bit like the Jamaican sprint girls...

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  • Taffy2
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    Daley did really well there, the chinese were just too good.

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    Marchant was superb in her first race.

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  • Taffy2
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    The diving is tense as. Daley looks very focused

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  • alfie
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    i believe if it is permitted to say so here, that we will win only about 8 to 10 gold medals and far fewer medals than the last two OG overall; the golden years are over for now. Thats not pessimism its based on what I see around the world and that a great sack of cycling and rowing medals are not going to happen at the moment. Its not just me that views it so,; in Spring this year a data sports company who predict Olympic medals etc, based on performances in world champs etc, stated GB would finish in Tenth place on the Medals table and get far fewer than Rio or London.
    That's realism for me.
    Which just goes to show that realism isn't all it's cracked up to be 😉

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  • alfie
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    The madison pair were indeed fantastic. The commentators here in Melbourne were quite astonished at how they destroyed the field . Have to say I can't recall a more emphatic victory either.
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    I hear they do in fact have the option of switching to a "reserve" horse. Makes you wonder why she didn't do so after witnessing the poorly named Saint Boy performing earlier ?
  • alfie
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    Yafai did that very convincingly ... he has just got better through the rounds. Excellent gold medal effort.

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  • Taffy2
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    Great gold in the boxing

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Don't worry Marra - Philipo is pensioner troll who believes in facts until they don't conform to his intolerant and narrow-minded worldview.
  • trickstat
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    I've no wish to go down the rabbit hole that is Brexit but it is extraordinarily tenuous to try and link a country's Olympic medal haul to whether they are a member of the EU or not.
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    Last edited by trickstat; 07-08-21, 09:36.
  • marra
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    Oh I know. I might have only joined recently but I've been a long time lurker so I know what he's like.

    I just like pointing out when people are wrong sometimes. I'm obnoxious like that.
  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by marra View Post

    You were literally gloating about our medals compared to other nations less than 10 posts ago in this thread.
    Philipo is a detestable old moron from a bygone era that I'm glad will stay gone.

    Block him.

    He provides nothing of value... and never has done on these boards. Just mean-spirited, bigoted nonsense on a constantly repeating cycle of bile and bull****.

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