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  • #86674
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    carterhatch
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    Dear Forum users

    if interested in having discussions about non-athletics sports taking place at the Commowealth Games, feel free to contribute…

    Cheers

    #86843
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    philipo
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    Great, Carter; lots to chat about over the next couple of weeks!!

    #86870
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    SteveK26
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    Away we go then, swimming fans……

    Prediction

    Our UK swimmers will bring home more medals than the athletes, and a much heavier gold haul.

    Not sure why James Guy has entered the 400 free (I thought he had said farewell to that event). but in all probability he can win the 200 free and the 100 fly, and maybe the 200 fly.

    Peaty wil win the 50 and 100 breast, thats a given, and he might yet steer a watered down England team to victory in the medley relay. (Proud should do a decent job on anchor).

    Proud is almost a certainty for the 50 free and the 50 Fly.

    SMOC is only in the 200 IM + relays (and that worries me a bit), but if she goes sub 2-08 that should be enough for gold.

    Plenty of other UK swimmers could win, including Miley, Scott, Tutton, Davies and Murdoch.

    Bring it on !!

    :yahoo:

    #86879
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    carterhatch
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    A good starter for ten, SteveK26, and I would like to see, in addition, some breakout performances, Freya Anderson for example …

    #86911
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    SteveK26
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    Freya is a huge talent, but faces a tough squad of Aussies in her events. If she gets down to a 53.5 100 free and maybe a PB in the 200 os well, she will have set herself up for a great summer.

    Watch out for her world junior champion team-mate Emily Large in the 200 Fly, and the mighty teenager Jacob Peters who competes in all three Fly events.

    #86917
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    SteveK26
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    …..I also have been very impressed with the progression of Kath Greenslade (Wales). She might find herself owning a much higher profile by end of play in Brisbane.

    #86929
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    carterhatch
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    thanks for the names to look out for … I have had them on my radar, as I enjoy identifying potential, and I would be happy with PBs from those mentioned, and the like, and would not be too disappointed if the youngsters dont make podium

    what other sports are you particularly interested in?

    and for those of you interested, Pullbouy is a great blog for swimming and he has uploaded his preview

    Podcast: Commonwealth Games Preview

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of carterhatch carterhatch.
    #87472
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    SteveK26
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    Thanks for the Podcast, Carter, I’ll listen to it soon.

    I’ll be interested in most of it, really, but apart from the two obvious ones I guess Triathlon, Gymnastics and cycling feature highly. And Diving to an extent.
    Not too bothered about shooting, volleyball. weightlifting or wrestling.

    The thing to remember about Team England in the swimming is that (IMO) the original 15 (now 14 with the loss of Max L.) will more likely get close to their PB’s than those who had to make a superhuman effort at the Winter Champs to get the QT’s. So swimmers like Wilmott,Hopkin, Peters, Wilby etc although highly talented may struggle to get anywhere near to their bests in Brisbane. Being so young and on a constant up-curve Peters may buck that trend.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of stevek26 stevek26.
    #87486
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    philipo
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    Freya is a huge talent, but faces a tough squad of Aussies in her events. If she gets down to a 53.5 100 free and maybe a PB in the 200 os well, she will have set herself up for a great summer.

    Watch out for her world junior champion team-mate Emily Large in the 200 Fly, and the mighty teenager Jacob Peters who competes in all three Fly events.quote]

    If the teenager Peter is on an upwards curve, what can we say about the 17 year old Hungarian Milak on 1.53 and bits for the 200m fly. Interesting to see if young Peter can progress even further in the CG and in the Euros this summer.

    #87524
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    SteveK26
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    Milak is huge talent over 100 and 200 Fly. He beat Guy at the Worlds last year, (just).

    In Guy’s favour, he hasn’t specialised in Fly for too long so his progression should continue as well.

    (But I’m glad Milak won’t be in Brisbane) !

    #87968
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    SteveK26
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    The ‘Pullbuoy’ podcast was very interesting, not sure how long ago they made it.

    Great shame to hear that Freya Anderson has been struggling with a back injury, thats bad for her and potentially worse for all the England W relays.

    They didn’t seem sure about whether or not Scott would swim the 200 IM. Well he is on the entry list, is ranked very high, and at the Edinburgh meet I think he swam all 4 100’s (not rested) which indicates to me he will do the IM event in Brisbane. The only problem is that the final is on the last day, and only an hour and a half before the medley relay final. But if swims well in the heats he might just feel its worth the risk, since I can’t see the Scots winning the relay even if he misses the IM.

    Glad the podcast reflected my thoughts on Chloe Tutton. I really think she could have a successful Games, no doubt at all she will be one of the most motivated swimmers in Brisbane after what happened to her last year. I’m very strong on her chances of winning either the 100 or 200.

    I fully agree that Taylor Ruck is a huge talent. She is taking on a huge programme as well for someone so young….4 individual events and all 3 relays. But she might get on a roll and success breeds success.

    My jury is out on how the Aussies will perform, they will miss Sydney Pickrem in the 2 women’s IM events just as much as we will miss Max in the men’s equivalents. So that evens things up.

    I think GB swimmers will be way out in front with the Aussies in terms of medals, but the damage the Canadians might inflict on the Aussies in some womens events might just tip the balance in our favour.

    One thing is for sure, there will be some very exciting clashes.

    Final thought, Adam Peaty in the 200 breast? That might not be a great idea.

    #88041
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    philipo
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    The ‘Pullbuoy’ podcast was very interesting, not sure how long ago they made it.

    Great shame to hear that Freya Anderson has been struggling with a back injury, thats bad for her and potentially worse for all the England W relays.

    They didn’t seem sure about whether or not Scott would swim the 200 IM. Well he is on the entry list, is ranked very high, and at the Edinburgh meet I think he swam all 4 100’s (not rested) which indicates to me he will do the IM event in Brisbane. The only problem is that the final is on the last day, and only an hour and a half before the medley relay final. But if swims well in the heats he might just feel its worth the risk, since I can’t see the Scots winning the relay even if he misses the IM.

    Glad the podcast reflected my thoughts on Chloe Tutton. I really think she could have a successful Games, no doubt at all she will be one of the most motivated swimmers in Brisbane after what happened to her last year. I’m very strong on her chances of winning either the 100 or 200.

    I fully agree that Taylor Ruck is a huge talent. She is taking on a huge programme as well for someone so young….4 individual events and all 3 relays. But she might get on a roll and success breeds success.

    My jury is out on how the Aussies will perform, they will miss Sydney Pickrem in the 2 women’s IM events just as much as we will miss Max in the men’s equivalents. So that evens things up.

    I think GB swimmers will be way out in front with the Aussies in terms of medals, but the damage the Canadians might inflict on the Aussies in some womens events might just tip the balance in our favour.

    One thing is for sure, there will be some very exciting clashes.

    Final thought, Adam Peaty in the 200 breast? That might not be a great idea.

    “GB way out in front of the Ausssies in medal terms”. :negative: :yahoo:

    #88048
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    carterhatch
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    Hi SteveK26

    Glad you enjoyed the podcast, Pullbuoy is a good resource and I think it must have been a recent recording … you might have had a senior moment a la Sydney Pickrem – she is Canadian (so not sure how that will impact on the Aussie relay) though why she is not at the games only knows…

    I agree Duncan Scott might do very well in the 200IM, and the podcast highlighted one or two other youngsters who might perform well, Kathryn Greenslade for example, that neither of us had mentioned… The Wales Women’s medaly relay also might spring a surprise…

    Talking of young British talent, in neither Athletics or Swimming, I dont know if you follow tennis, but Jay Clarke had a good victory today… I lurk on this discussion board

    http://britishtennis.activeboard.com/t64497148/week-13-challenger-50000h-san-luis-open-san-luis-potos-mexic/?page=3

    Cheers

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of carterhatch carterhatch.
    #88065
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    philipo
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    The ‘Pullbuoy’ podcast was very interesting, not sure how long ago they made it.

    Great shame to hear that Freya Anderson has been struggling with a back injury, thats bad for her and potentially worse for all the England W relays.

    They didn’t seem sure about whether or not Scott would swim the 200 IM. Well he is on the entry list, is ranked very high, and at the Edinburgh meet I think he swam all 4 100’s (not rested) which indicates to me he will do the IM event in Brisbane. The only problem is that the final is on the last day, and only an hour and a half before the medley relay final. But if swims well in the heats he might just feel its worth the risk, since I can’t see the Scots winning the relay even if he misses the IM.

    Glad the podcast reflected my thoughts on Chloe Tutton. I really think she could have a successful Games, no doubt at all she will be one of the most motivated swimmers in Brisbane after what happened to her last year. I’m very strong on her chances of winning either the 100 or 200.

    I fully agree that Taylor Ruck is a huge talent. She is taking on a huge programme as well for someone so young….4 individual events and all 3 relays. But she might get on a roll and success breeds success.

    My jury is out on how the Aussies will perform, they will miss Sydney Pickrem in the 2 women’s IM events just as much as we will miss Max in the men’s equivalents. So that evens things up.

    I think GB swimmers will be way out in front with the Aussies in terms of medals, but the damage the Canadians might inflict on the Aussies in some womens events might just tip the balance in our favour.

    One thing is for sure, there will be some very exciting clashes.

    Final thought, Adam Peaty in the 200 breast? That might not be a great idea.

    “GB way out in front of the Ausssies in medal terms”. :negative: :yahoo:

    Steve , in Glasgow in July 2014 with all GB advantages over the Aussies in respect of time and place, the Aussies got 57 medals, British swimmers got 45 medals(England 28, Scotland 10 medals and the rest Wales)
    This time round the Aussies will wipe the floor with British swimmers by at least 15 medals as I see it. These figures will possibly include diving and open water of course.
    We will talk further about medals in due course; I was amazed by your post on this matter.

    #88098
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    SteveK26
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    Philipo

    Its just that you slightly misread what I said that amazes you! I like to think I’m a realistic flag-waver, not an (total) idiot !

    What I said was that GB swimmers would be way out in front WITH the Aussies. (Thats a bit different to saying way out in front OF the Aussies).

    I’ve always previously said that I think the Aussies will beat us but not by far, but that was before I knew Sydney Pickrem would be missing.

    Can we agree on a close contest, since thats what I’m thinking will happen?

    I will also not be including any para events, since I’m only interested in the able-bodied pecking order. Para events are all very inspiring and worthy but I cant get my head around the ‘classifications’, and the average number of competitors per event will likely be 6 or so.

    Nor will I be combining any diving or other aquatic events. Just swimming.

    Steve

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of stevek26 stevek26.
    #88189
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    philipo
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    you are correct Steve
    I misread the important word.
    Apologies

    #88236
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    SteveK26
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    No apology needed. I knew immediately what you had done. And had I said what you thought I said you would have been spot on to pick me up on it.

    I’m quite happy to produce up to date medal tables after each day’s finals, which will exclude para stuff and combine the GB swimmers. (Just teams that have a gold at least on the board).

    #88597
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    SteveK26
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    Spot the obvious mistake.
    Sydney Pickrem is of course Canadian not an Aussie. A senior moment indeed!

    Nevertheless her absence will help SMOC in particular. I’ve really got no idea what sort of form O’Connor will turn up in, she has been saying all the right things but looks a bit out of shape to me.
    Her times have been slowish and her starts and turns nowhere near her best. Hope she hasn’t been ill again.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of stevek26 stevek26.
    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of stevek26 stevek26.
    #88607
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    SteveK26
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    Carter

    I’ve mentioned Kath Greenslade a couple of times on the UK Swimming Forum.

    She is definitely on the way up, and whilst she may not podium this time around I agree with you that she is one to watch.

    #91785
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    carterhatch
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    great race between Miley and Willmott … Have to applaud James Guy’s effort … disappointed in the DQ for Proud … am I the only one who was glad Taylor Ruck beat the Aussies ;)

    #91797
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    philipo
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    No; well done Taylor Ruck!!!!!

    #92086
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    sidelined
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    How extraordinary – an occasion when I agree with Philipo. I hope Taylor Ruck will win a few more.

    I’m sad for Ross Murdoch, though.

    #92888
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    carterhatch
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    I noted from a comment on another forum that SteveK26 was in hospital – I wish you a speedy recovery!

    talking of which, James Guy has withdrawn from the 200 fly final… watching him bent over exhausted after the 400 free final, I am not surprised as his programme is very heavy and I think he hasnt had any recovery… pity but he’ll know for next time hopefully…

    #92982
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    philipo
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    steve,
    I wish you a speedy recovery from your current travails.

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