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  • #79762

    david
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    Steven & Larkim
    Who on this planet reflected to make a sport out of sweeping the ice????!!!!
    Perhaps I’m from another planet …

    #79765

    david
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    Steven
    Yes I’m happy with your’ve vision of how KJT might do in the PEN.7

    #79770

    james
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    following the ‘fitness setback’ to Daryll Neita and her withdrawal, and subsequent late replacement by Bianca Willis … do you think anyone at British Athletics made a last minute representation to Dasher to have her change her mind and run at the World Indoor 60m, following her good form at the weekend?

    #79771

    SteveK26
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    following the ‘fitness setback’ to Daryll Neita and her withdrawal, and subsequent late replacement by Bianca Willis … do you think anyone at British Athletics made a last minute representation to Dasher to have her change her mind and run at the World Indoor 60m, following her good form at the weekend?

    Whilst I think Dina could win the indoor 60, I’m sort of glad her indoor season has come to an end.

    I absolutely cannot wait to see what she will do outdoors this year. I’m excited at the prospect of a sub 22, and (hopefully) another sub 11.
    If she stays fit and healthy she is capable of something really special.

    #79772

    james
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    I don’t disagree with you, SteveK26, but given the form she showed, and it is a home World Indoors, the chance may not come again…

    BTW, I know you like your swimming – looking forward to the British Champs? how are we to balance watching the two later this week? I know there is the UK Swimming forum for some discussion but I am also hoping pullbouy puts up one of his pre-meet blog entries …

    #79774

    SteveK26
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    Carterhatch

    I’ll find a way, you can bet on that!
    (Philipo likes his swimming as well).

    I don’t really expect too many fireworks at the British Champs since the vast majority of our top swimmers will be focussed on Brisbane.
    I’ll be looking to see which juniors might push on to the next level, and hoping that Imogen Clark can prove how silly the selectors were to leave her out.

    #79775

    james
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    Stevek26

    I have followed your strong advocacy for Imogen Clark in the other place and I have to agree it is crazy to leave her out because the 50m breastroke is not an Olympic event … luckily we dont have such foolishness in athletics …

    #79777

    SteveK26
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    Steven & Larkim
    Who on this planet reflected to make a sport out of sweeping the ice????!!!!
    Perhaps I’m from another planet …

    David

    LOL. An interesting question…..

    What other ridiculous sports are there?
    And what sports are won by folks going backwards?

    #79793

    david
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    Well you can slide down any icy path head first and prone, or feet first and supine, or sit. All ice-hurtling stuff. You can win by 1/1000th of a second, though all done alone against the clock so no seeing you cross the finishing tape 1mm ahead of 2nd place. There isn’t an event for going backwards ie on one’s back, head first – at present.
    I guess the ice people will wonder at us having running, walking, hurdling.
    Oh and I was delighted to see Bosworth getting a WR at the weekend.
    PS my take on Christie: she has a WR and a bagful of medals from World & Europe; delightful & my admiration for her, and congratulations.

    #79802

    SteveK26
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    David

    The going backwards sports include rowing, HJ and tug o’ war.
    Synchronized swimming is an example of another ridiculous sport, although it takes some doing. Not exactly user friendly to viewers!

    Didn’t think you would be in the Philipo camp with regard to Christie.

    #79837

    david
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    Steve
    I use to row in an 8 but we had a cox, but yes some rowing & sculling combinations don’t.
    And the WR for running 100 meters (men) backwards is 13.6s. There are WRs for up to 24 hours! The ingenuity of homo sapiens!! I presume the site isn’t fake news …
    see
    http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/backwards-running.html

    #79856

    SteveK26
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    Even if we go off track into swimming, winter Olympics, odd ‘backwards’ stuff and whatever, its good to see that this forum has come out of its hibernation. It went very quiet during the winter.

    #79863

    larkim
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    Steven & Larkim
    Who on this planet reflected to make a sport out of sweeping the ice????!!!!
    Perhaps I’m from another planet …

    David
    LOL. An interesting question…..
    What other ridiculous sports are there?
    And what sports are won by folks going backwards?

    Curling definitely falls into the “game” not a “sport” bucket, but the winter Olympics are such a mixed bag of questionable sports that it fits nicely. So many winter sports don’t rely on beating the clock or another team, they are judged based on aesthetics, so at least curling doesn’t have that feature.

    I did some reading up on the scoring for the ski jump and was amazed how much of the final score was given up to the style and landing points (broadly 60 points for a “par” jump, with bonuses for extra metre’s jumped and 60 points for perfect style).

    Ice dance, ski / snowboard slopestyle / big air, ski aerials etc.

    But then the Winter Olympics would be a little dull if all it had was downhill skiing, sliding down a tube of ice, curling and ice-hockey!

    #79865

    SteveK26
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    Gymnastics is definitely a sport, but that has to go to a panel of judges as well.

    #79866

    Richard
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    But then the Winter Olympics would be a little dull

    They are. Watched Yarnold’s event for about half an hour and that was it.

    The best bits are the crashes, providing no-one gets hurt.

    As for previous conversation on Christie, despite other achievements, the OG are her pinnacle. There’s clearly something up with her temperament or technique, or both at that very highest level. Failing that she’s the unluckiest athlete ever and should avoid black cats and ladders.

    And before anyone accuses me of being negative, I’m about to lay into race walking on the other thread….

    #79872

    Gavin
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    Steve
    I use to row in an 8 but we had a cox, but yes some rowing & sculling combinations don’t.
    And the WR for running 100 meters (men) backwards is 13.6s. There are WRs for up to 24 hours! The ingenuity of homo sapiens!! I presume the site isn’t fake news …
    see
    http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/backwards-running.html

    Running backwards for 24 hours?! Oh, my word. Running is hard enough as it is!

    Here’s a fun fact …
    Sally Pearson (yes, that Sally Pearson) is the World Record holder in the 100m Egg and Spoon race! 16.59 seconds on 23 Sep 2013 (video here).

    #79885

    SteveK26
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    I would have beaten her in my hey-day! I used to love the ‘egg and spoon’ race almost as much as the ‘sack’ race. (and my eggs weren’t glued to the spoon)..
    Always felt it was a pity they weren’t Olympic events……….., ”I couda been a contender, I couda been somebody, instead of a bum..”

    (brownie points for those of you who know where that quote comes from).

    #79895

    Gavin
    Participant

    Ah, yes, the sack race was my forte rather than the egg and spoon. I remember us doing the family double one year with my Dad winning the Dad’s sack race too! He was very fit from playing various sports in the Air Force.

    #79897

    david
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    Steve
    bus driver Ralph Cramden (by Jackie Gleason) in ‘The Honeymooners’

    re egg & spoon: I guess Sally Pearson (12.28 100h, WR 12.21 & then 12.20) would sooner have had the 100h WR, but still a distinguished hurdler.

    #79898

    SteveK26
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    Steve
    bus driver Ralph Cramden (by Jackie Gleason) in ‘The Honeymooners’

    re egg & spoon: I guess Sally Pearson (12.28 100h, WR 12.21 & then 12.20) would sooner have had the 100h WR, but still a distinguished hurdler.

    Not the bus driver, David, nor that film.

    #79902

    Matt
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    I would have beaten her in my hey-day! I used to love the ‘egg and spoon’ race almost as much as the ‘sack’ race. (and my eggs weren’t glued to the spoon)..
    Always felt it was a pity they weren’t Olympic events……….., ”I couda been a contender, I couda been somebody, instead of a bum..”

    (brownie points for those of you who know where that quote comes from).

    Brando, On The Waterfront

    #79903

    SteveK26
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    Spot on , Treadwater.

    #79912

    Gavin
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    #79971

    larkim
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    Rutherford withdraws. Not a surprise really as he didn’t look 100% in Glasgow.

    #79974

    larkim
    Participant

    But then the Winter Olympics would be a little dull

    They are. Watched Yarnold’s event for about half an hour and that was it.

    The best bits are the crashes, providing no-one gets hurt.

    Suspect it depends on whether you do any winter sports yourself. I’ve managed to get on a family skiing holiday every year / couple of years so when I watch the skiing and snowboarding I’m more engaged. I’m an avid Ski Sunday viewer so I suppose I am more Winter Olympics focussed through that. And I did manage to get engrossed in curling this year!

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