Author Topic: Athletics  (Read 1331 times)

LEE

Athletics
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:00:28 am »
Christine Ohuruogu winning the 400m.

Blimey, that was exciting.  Just sayin'.

Amantle Montsho probably wished she'd "dipped" for the line instead of preparing her celebrations.  Reminded me of Mark Cavendish stealing a sprint a few years back.

Re: Athletics
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 10:44:31 am »
Yes, that was great, though I only saw it as a replay.  She is a wonderful competitor.  I wonder how many people saw the world's greatest ever (thus far) athlete winning her 11th championship gold?  Tirunesh Dibaba is undefeated in major championships.  Usain Bolt was good, too.  Pole vault was a good competition, too.

Anyone getting sick of the sprinters trying (and completely failing) to do amusing mimes on the start line, a la Bolt (who is amusing)?

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Re: Athletics
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 11:12:31 am »
Anyone getting sick of the sprinters trying (and completely failing) to do amusing mimes on the start line, a la Bolt (who is amusing)?

I'm getting very sick of long jumpers trying to get the crowd doing the slow hand clap - that started as a gimic many years back by a class jumper [can't remember who!] and now they nearly all do it!

I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

Re: Athletics
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 11:18:11 am »
Me, too.  incidentally, the originator was Willie Banks, the American triple jumper. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Banks

Re: Athletics
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 10:31:23 pm »
Ms Isinbayeva is back.  :thumbsup:

I wonder if she speaks her father's language. It's one of those weird Caucasian ones. "I love you" translates as "Uzuz uwu kkunduzuz", if Wikipedia is right.
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 08:39:21 am »
What's happened to the (majority of the) female athletes' kit? Back in the day when I did
track and field, female athletes used to wear a vest and shorts; now they're in bikinis. :facepalm:

Re: Athletics
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 01:36:41 pm »
Watched Mo doing the double again...  only second athlete ever apparently.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 01:56:00 pm »
What's happened to the (majority of the) female athletes' kit? Back in the day when I did
track and field, female athletes used to wear a vest and shorts; now they're in bikinis. :facepalm:
chasing sponsorship money?  Less skin covered, more TV/news coverage.
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 07:51:57 pm »
Every time I see Mo Farah win it gives me a lovely warm feeling thinking of all those BNP/EDL wankers seething.
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 08:19:15 pm »
...or less weight and wind resistance.
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 09:50:15 pm »
Nothing is certain but death and taxes...

And a Team GB relay handover SNAFU.  ::-)
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Re: Athletics
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 01:16:00 am »
Nothing is certain but death and taxes...

And a Team GB relay handover SNAFU.  ::-)

But doesn't it give you a warm glow - somethings you can always depend on in an ever-changing world?  Maybe in a couple of years time, Adam Gemili will do all four legs on his own.....

Re: Athletics
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 12:04:26 pm »
;D
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