So "Team GB" finally get some gold coloured chocolate coins. Rowing was predictable tbh. I thought to myself Rowing or
Horse ParadingEquestrian would be there best chances of getting gold.
I watched the Fencing match between Shin A Lam and Heidemann and I've got to say...I have never felt so emotional and outraged in a bloody fencing match before. This was probably the first time I actually watched a fencing game from the start () and I was lucky to have had one of the more entertaining matches to watch but that fatal error at the end was just stupid. I really do feel sorry for Shin A Lam. I think she deserved to go through and the appeal being rejected was a load bs imo.
Apparently, she'll receive a "special" medal after protesting for more then an hour. =S
Kensington, Embankment and Bond Street. I'm in love all over again.
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That gymnastics final was ridiculously intense. T_T
What are the sports you only watch when it's the Olympics ?
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Those damn Lithuanians at the basketball arena were so drunk they got 2 of my concessions closed by the police during the evening when I wasn't there . They came back again yesterday and police security was RIDICULOUS. But that didn't stop them, they carried on drinking and chanting as if it was a football match.
Same here. I really never follow other of the sports, than football and occasinoally basketball and athletics.
Turns out I missed the first two basketball games. Hopefully I can catch the next one.
Who do you guys think will have the most medals? It will be close between China and USA, I am thinking China will take more gold medals, but in the overall medals it will be close with USA maybe getting the heads up. Something similar to the previous Olympics.
Think China will get it this time around too but it'll be a bit closer than in the previous Olympics.
This is a reminder of the good old days of Soviet Union vs USA, reading the history of the event. China vs USA is in everything now, even in sports it seems. Though I have to admit the two super power battle thing is kind of boring, no one comes close sadly.
Running on a tank of 3 hours sleep this week following the table tennis and badminton matches.
No idea why I'm not a zombie yet. D:
USA. Not much events left for China to sweep any more gold, imo.Quote:
Those Chinese synchro drivers are something - very impressive. Seems like I missed the basket ball game again.
I was impressed by the women's heptathlon. I never knew this discipline existed before tbh, but it certainly has captured my attention. Hopefully the Canadian, Jessica Zelinka, does well.
I don't like the women's to be honest as there are too many acrobatic elements compared to the gymnastic ones in contrast to men's who have one or two elements (often one combined with a gymnastic). I don't watch FX to see them move around graciously to music (dance passage) - for that I watch dance competitions. Here I want to see a pure gymnastic performance with or without music I don't care. Give me a performance with an acro line with two different saltos, salto sideward and backward, double BA, and a badass dismount and I'm happy :3
Plus half of the girls competing in the women's finals (which should be renamed to girl's finals) are like sixteen to eighteen, max 1.40cm tall and weigh like 30-40kgs. IT IS FREAKY!!!!!!!!!
Ehehh, that aside I was kind of rooting for Marcel Nguyen so pleased he did so well :3 Never expected him to have much of a chance against Uchimura... Or well, after two events maybe but the Japanese was just so frigging solid in his performance it was ridiculous. :3
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Yeah so many young athletes are competing as the years pass, the number is growing, I mean come on, older ones are not capable of doing some of the sports? Mostly in gymnastics, China is really pushing that young athletes thing I think. Saw pictures a few days back of them training young kids in horrible conditions.
Plus this: http://news.sky.com/story/967901/chi...-olympic-glory
Come on all that for some gold medals.