Post by defmaybe00 on Jul 27, 2016 12:13:00 GMT -5
I love the Olympics as well Looking forward for water sports, fencing (which usually give us a lot of medals), volleyball, football and boxing, I'm not a big fan of athletics but I don't mind watching even though we lost our biggest (and maybe only) chance at the gold because of injury The sport I'll be following the most is basketball tho, USA as always are heavy favourites, and sadly we weren't able to qualify, but it's gonna be great to watch Argentina and their legends playing together at the Olympics for one last time after what they accomplished in the previous 3 editions
I'm really looking forward to triathlon, cycling, athletics, swimming, hockey, women's football, rugby and boxing.
Is it not all athletics?
For me it's all about the gymnastics. I was a gymnast for over a decade, became a judge of the sport, have coached it in the past... this is the ONE time every four years when the average person gets to see what it's all about.
Not looking foward to the dieceses that the athlethes will have, especially those who are going to be competing on open waters. It's a disgrace that they have to compete at a dangerous place For their health and the only safety mesurement was telling them to 'not open their mouths' I wonder if they know how does it work with skin and the other places.
It was an epic men's road race today. I'm looking forward to the women's tomorrow.
Some course indeed. I backed Niabili, Martin & Rodriguez for in. Thought I was home and dry on the final descent and than that crash! Same thing happened in the women's race but on a much more serious scale. Hope she pulls through ok
One of Ireland's best medal hopes is out. Paddy Barnes out on a split decision.
It’s not unusual for men and women swimmers to train together, but being in the pool with Ledecky is something that many men can’t handle. In April, Conor Dwyer, a 6-foot-5, 27-year-old American swimmer who won a gold medal in the 4-by-200 freestyle relay in London, gave a revealing interview posted online by USA Swimming. In it, he talked about male swimmers being “broken” by Ledecky when they practiced together at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
“She is no easy task to beat in practice, even as a male,” he said. “I didn’t get broken by her, so I’m happy with that.” He added: “I saw her break a lot of guys in practice. ... What I mean is if we’re doing a 3K threshold” — 30 all-out 100 frees — “she’ll just start beating you every single hundred, and slowly but surely you get broken like you do in a long race, like a mile. Your morale goes down pretty quickly when you get broken by a female in practice. I saw a couple of guys have to get yanked out of workout because they got beat by her.”
When I asked Ledecky about this, she claimed not to have noticed. “I was probably just concentrating on doing my own work,” she said.