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  • #61
    Wednesday's non-Athletics medals - last day of the swimming so more than normal

    09:30 Weightlifting Men 109kg Final
    11:30 Mountain Bike Men Cross Country Final
    14:00 Mountain Bike Women Cross Country Final
    14:00 Weightlifting Women +87kg Final
    15:00 Lawn Bowls Women Para Pairs B6-B8 Medal Rounds
    16:00 Squash Women Singles Bronze Medal Match
    17:00 Judo Men -90kg Medal Rounds
    17:00 Judo Men -100kg Medal Rounds
    17:00 Judo Men +100kg Medal Rounds
    17:00 Judo Women -78kg Medal Rounds
    17:00 Judo Women +78kg Medal Rounds
    17:00 Squash Men Singles Bronze Medal Match
    18:00 Squash Men Singles Gold Medal Match
    18:00 Squash Women Singles Gold Medal Match
    18:30 Weightlifting Men +109kg Final
    19:07 Swimming Men 200m Individual Medley Final
    19:14 Swimming Women 200m Freestyle S14 Final
    19:22 Swimming Men 200m Freestyle S14 Final
    19:45 Swimming Men 50m Freestyle Final
    19:51 Swimming Women 50m Backstroke Final
    20:12 Swimming Men 1500m Freestyle Final
    20:48 Swimming Women 400m Freestyle Final
    20:58 Swimming Men 4x100m Medley Relay Final
    21:08 Swimming Women 4x100m Medley Relay Final

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    • #62
      A great win from Brodie Williams in the 200 bk but only 5th for Luke Greenbank. He fell apart in the last 50 and was pretty incolsolable at the end.

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      • #63
        Adam. Mothereffing. Peaty

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        • #64
          And Ross Murdoch, the guy who had retired at the end of last year for 11 weeks, has won his 2nd bronze of these champs, his 3rd medal overall, and in his *weakest* event at that! He's a 200/100m breaststroker, not really a 50m exponent... and yet from lane 8, he gets the bronze.

          If Ross decides to sign off with that, I wouldn't blame him at all. Well done to him!
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 03-08-22, 09:01.

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          • #65
            I can't decide who I'm happiest for - Peaty or Murdoch. So chuffed for both of them.

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            • #66
              England's women fall to a single point defeat to Canada at the buzzer in the 3x3 basketball. But the men win an OT thriller over Australia to take gold. The crowd were going mental. It's a sport on the rise folks.

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              • #67
                In the organised chaos that is the mixed medley relay, Australia comfortable winners, Canada just pip England on the final stroke for silver.

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                • #68
                  wondering if England can catch up with Australia in regards of golds won. Certainly possible once Australia run out of swimming golds to win.

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                  • trickstat
                    trickstat commented
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                    I have sometimes thought that Australia has something of a knack in athletics of producing athletes just good enough to win in events where the Commonwealth is weak. I'm not sure whether this feeling would stand up to rigorous statistical analysis though!

                  • hemlock
                    hemlock commented
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                    That might have been true historically. At the moment I think they have several athletes capable of winning anywhere. Mainly jumpers and throwers, but there is nothing parochial about their excellence. (Unfortunately. LOL.)

                  • PotterHoppo96
                    PotterHoppo96 commented
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                    Their athletes seem to.turn up and win events where they have a chance. Thinking of Stenson and the marathon. Whereas in Gold Coast felt like it didn't help as much for the home nations

                • #69
                  Evie Richards confirms her status of favourite in the Mountain Bike, so one more gold back.

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                  • #70
                    Emily Campbell indeed wins gold.

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                    • #71
                      Originally posted by hemlock View Post
                      Emily Campbell indeed wins gold.
                      A couple of observations ... Am I correct in thinking that Emily Campbell did some 'athletics' ... A superstar, a role model, and media-gift, but lost to UK Athletics...

                      and funny how the universe spins... I am old enough to remember another English Commonwealth weighlifting star, but couldn't think of his first name, and at that very moment , there he appeared back stage, in a hug with Ms. Campbell ... Precious McKenzie

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                      • #72
                        Please please please can we get her back? As someone said, she looks like she could flick a shot 17m underarm.


                        <3 Precious McKenzie!! Unbelievable man. I remember watching him on Blue Peter when I was 3. Now I am closer to 83, so how the heck old must he be. But he looks great.

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                        • carterhatch
                          carterhatch commented
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                          apparently 'Precious' is in his mid 80's now ... if UK Athletics have any sense, they will at the very least bring Ms. Campbell along to an event and invite her to 'shot put' just for the fun of it ...

                        • DerbyCountyinNZ
                          DerbyCountyinNZ commented
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                          Precious McKenzie! I gave him his ID card at the 1990 Comm Games.

                      • #73
                        10:00 Cycling Women Individual Time Trial Final
                        12:01 Cycling Men Individual Time Trial Final
                        15:08 Powerlifting Women Lightweight -61kg Final
                        16:30 Powerlifting Men Lightweight -72kg Final
                        18:00 Rhythmic Gymnastics Women Team Final & Individual Qualifcation Subdivision 2
                        18:05 Diving Men 1m Springboard Final
                        19:34 Diving Women 10m Platform Final
                        19:38 Powerlifting Women Heavyweight +61kg Final
                        21:00 Powerlifting Men Heavyweight +72kg Final

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                        • #74
                          Excellent news on the overall medals front - the Australian gold lead over England is now only 6, which can be beaten.

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                          • #75
                            It always amazes me how many medals swimming has on offer, but also how frequent it is for people to do multiple events - several athletes had at least five medals! I’m no swimmer and I appreciate the variety needed is less in swimming, but it must also be a lot less taxing than running - that, or athletes are lazy and need to start doing all running events / all throwing events etc at a single meet!

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                            • marra
                              marra commented
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                              I'm not convinced that it is less taxing as such, although I'm not an elite athlete at either so my opinion probably doesn't count for much. I'm not saying that athletes are unfit but the swimmers do all seem to be absolute jacked!

                              But the distances that most swimmers do are relatively short and there are several relays. It's akin to someone being good at 100m, 200m and 400m and being on each relay. Maybe add Long Jump into that if you wanted a really crazy program.

                            • trickstat
                              trickstat commented
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                              It's an interesting one. I suspect, for example, that the percentage of the British population who can swim 1000m without stopping is lower than those who can run or jog the same distance without stopping. However, I do think that someone who has swum 1000m hard will feel less tired 10 minutes later than someone who has run 1000m hard. I say that as someone who sometimes used to swim 1000m on their lunch break.

                              A couple of factors against running - I think that sprinting puts a more intense strain on hamstrings and other leg muscles than swimming does while on longer distances, runners have to deal with the impact with the track that swimmers don't have.

                            • jjimbojames
                              jjimbojames commented
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                              Good points!
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