merito wrote:Ultragirl, Daley an all time great without doubt, in fact one of the greatest. However, potential great hurdler and top vaulter? Not on this planet!
sovietvest wrote:merito wrote:Ultragirl, Daley an all time great without doubt, in fact one of the greatest. However, potential great hurdler and top vaulter? Not on this planet!
He jumped 5.10. How many PV sessions could he have completed each month? I'm with Ultragirl - he had a lot more potential
BigGut wrote:The Olympic motto is faster, higher, stronger. Would Sir Steve like to tell us which of his 5 greater than Daley Olympians did all 3 of those?. His argument is plain idiotic. Yes he won 5 medals at 5 games but that simply isn't possible in many events where the requirements of the event and the ferocity of competition is such that your window of peak performance is too small. Daley may have won 3 golds if it wasn't for his pole breaking, in an event that relies on speed for so many disciplines and where the training is very likely to cause injury that in itself is phenomenal.
ultragirl wrote:It is very gratifying to read BigGuts praising an athlete who did more than any other athlete without the aid of UKA and big money and a host of lily guilders following him around, this sort of puts all bigGuts comments about UKA into perspective, well done old chap, a real olympic admission of epic proportion
jeremy1 wrote:so much more imaginative way to get the flame lit with youngsters nominated by some great British athletes of the past. A great design and piece of engineering; so uch better than the sterile stuff going on for the last year about the most likely or worthy person to have the honour.
Flumpy wrote:I want legends at my opening ceremony not a bunch of kids titting around, whilst I get a fleeting glance of the people who should have been involved sitting in the crowd.
Complete wasted opportunity.
trickstat wrote:trevorp wrote:I agree with Flump. It was grossly sentimental.
And using legends from the past isn't?
With the greatest of respect, a wasted opportunity if you believe that part of the ceremony should have been used to burnish already bright reputations and confer honour on those who have already received so much.
trevorp wrote:Let's hope that lots of the legends we've mentioned are given prominent roles in the medal ceremonies (Mary Peters in the heptathlon, Mary Rand in the long jump, etc.)