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There will always be doubts about Flo Jo’s record. Pre mandatory out of comp.
 

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Bronze medal playoff in the golf is great
 

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Looks like the 100m final is wide open. Miss Bolt.
 

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Never seen two peeps so happy sharing gold.
 

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Never seen two peeps so happy sharing gold.
Love it, think they had the option of essentially going to penalties and decided they'd both rather take the win. Sometimes in sport we should say its fair nothing could be sperated between the two.
 

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Yep, like that a lot

They both jumped to the same height and had the same countback - going down/back up doesn't determine who can jump the highest just who's less fatigued
 

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Now for the 100m final.
 

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Italy win gold. Jacobs. Never heard of him before.
 

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Eurovision, Euros, Olympic 100m

Not a bad year for Italy
 

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BBC interviewing Hughes after he false started/DQ in the 100. What a way to make the guy feel worse than he already does.
 

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BMX freestyle is absolutely crazy to watch, love it

Four BMX events, four medals. Reckon they might get a crumb of funding now?
 

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Whilst timing is odd I wonder how many are actually linked to the Olympic village v people not taking distancing seriously to watch events in public etc? Also how much is the spread of the Delta variant
A lot does seem to be down to the Olympics leading to crowds gathering - there's a curfew on bars etc, but that's to stop letting in not actually close so you get people all cramming into bars at 7:59pm because then they can stay there all night etc.

Apparently 70% of tested cases are delta variant

It's all to be expected, really - low vaccination rate (less than 30% vaccinated and they're running out of vaccines) + crowded cities would always lead to a spike eventually, the olympics athletes etc. won't be causing the huge uptick but holding the event won't help things at all

Same as any other country: bureaucracy and chasing cash is what's putting people at risk
 

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o_O:eek: 46 seconds broken in the 400m hurdles. Nuts that this is faster than the women’s flat 400m WR by over 1.6secs which is widely considered doped enhanced.
 
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That 400h will be the defining image of these games. Unbelievable!

Some pretty amazing stuff going on in the velodrome too.
 

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Scenes in the Men's Pursuit, honestly don't care about the catch if you ride into an opponent it should be a DQ surely?

I know those aren't the rules but mad it isn't.
 

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That 400h will be the defining image of these games. Unbelievable!

Top 3 all finished under 47 secs, which is insane. Runner up also beat the previous WR and still only got silver.

Combo of Warholm being an amazing athlete but also the super spikes and a very fast track?
 

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Scenes in the Men's Pursuit, honestly don't care about the catch if you ride into an opponent it should be a DQ surely?

I know those aren't the rules but mad it isn't.
Denmark get nothing for it. It would of been terrible considering how good they've been to be removed from the final. However it does feel wrong they get not punishment for riding into an opponent who was doing nothing wrong.
 

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Top 3 all finished under 47 secs, which is insane. Runner up also beat the previous WR and still only got silver.

Combo of Warholm being an amazing athlete but also the super spikes and a very fast track?
Not sure the super spikes have so much of an effect for the sprinters, but all of the above plus extremely high calibre opposition pushing him on.

Warholm may struggle to top that. But whatever WR mark this generation leaves behind may well last for decades.
 
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