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  1. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

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    Day 1:

    400m medley - Ryan Lochte [ USA.png ] Gold*, Thiago Pereira [ BRA.png ] Silver, Kosuke Hagino [ JPN.png ] Bronze *"Textile WR"
    400m freestyle - Sun Yang [ CHN.png ] Gold*, Park Tae-Hwan [ KOR.png ] Silver, Peter Vanderkaay [ USA.png ] Bronze *OR & "Half-suit WR"
    w400m medley - Ye Shiwen [ CHN.png ] Gold*, Elizabeth Beisel [ USA.png ] Silver, Li Xuanxu [ CHN.png ] Bronze *WR
    w4X100 relay - Australia [ AUS.png ] Gold*, Netherlands [ NED.png ] Silver, USA [ USA.png ] Bronze *OR
     

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    "Good morning BC'ers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: find the badminton equivalent at these Games" [​IMG]
    "This is not mission difficult, BC'ers, it's mission impossible. Difficult should be a walk in the park for you. As always, should you be captured or killed, the BC President will disavow all knowledge of your actions."

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    "This message won't self-destruct in five seconds." [​IMG]
     
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    It wasn't Lochte, Sun or Park for the 200M free, but Agnel. And he won by a MILE :eek:.
     
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    Sun Yang is not a fast swimmer.

    He will do well in 1500 m.
     
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    France has already gotten 3 gold medals for swimming already. They had garnered 1G 2S 3B in both Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
     
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    Sun and Park tied for the silver. In general the American swimmers are still harvesting plenty of medals from swimming pool :D
     
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    Yeah cheap team. Only relies on swimming to act top in the gold medal table. In other sports they are not so great.

    Great Britain will get their gold soon! Just wait.
     
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    Their statistics will start improving once athletics begins.
     
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    Sun is 6'6, Park is only 6'. If Park was 2 or 3 more inches taller, he would have beaten Sun already. :)
     
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    yes Qidong, you are right! But not only the length of the touch playing a crucial factor, also the size of one's arm stroke determines how fast a swimmer may swim through!

    I don't see any prospective swimmer with small physical size in the pool, in particular in the Olympic level :D i just notice those medal grabbers are dominated by swimmers from the very specific countries, USA, FRA, AUS, plus perhaps few others from EU. Recalling that in the past there were several Slavic names from the Eastern part, but hardly seen any from the RUS today. From Asia continent, only see few winning faces from the East Asia, lately. From Africa, hardly see anyone, if any exception, it just comes from RSA, it seems those Boer descendants there have some watery talent.
    Strangely, rarely see any from Latin America as well. Really, not quite many winning countries i can name.

    In fact, to my casual observation such heavy skew orientation is noticeable since the top-16 (semifinals) race (perhaps even in earlier heats)...just see some uniformity pattern, repeatedly over and over ;)

    well, for some fortunate with such privileges, there are plenty of fortune to harvest from the pool, altogether it offers 102 medals from 34 events.

    It's really an extravaganza considering that IOC is so mean to many other sports :D
     
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    Yup, the Frenchman Yannick Agnel gave surprise to win 200m free-style gold, even Lochte failed to bag any medal, finished at 4th position. Park and Sun scored exactly same time, 2 silvers for both of them.
     
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    She has very big hands, that's explain why she is so good at free style.
     
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    Congrats to Ranomi Kromowidjojo for winning 100m women freestyle
     
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    SUN Yang, the Gold Medalist in Men's 1500m Freestyle, setting a new World Record

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    Congratulations to SUN YANG (CHN) for winning the Gold medal in Men's 1500m Freestyle, setting a new World Record at 14:31.02. By now he's collecting 4 medals from swimming (2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze).

    Silver goes to Ryan Cochrane (CAN), setting a new America Record at 14:39.63, and Bronze by Oussama Mellouli (TUN).
     

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