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SPORT, Anything about sport
birnam
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Sep 12 2021, 07:09 PM

"Aren't the Poms doing well in many sports these days?"

Yeah, aren't they glad they've been an attractive destination for people with all sorts of names, ethnicities and backgrounds. Then they go and shut up shop and vote Brexit. Oz is next the way we're going.

 
henrietta
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And Medvedev beats the Joker in straight. No Grand Slam .
Just underlines how great Laver was ......... TWO Grand Slams !!!

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henrietta
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Raducanu, born to a Chinese mother and a Romanian father, had to go through three rounds of qualifying to even make the main draw for what is only her second grand slam appearance.
The 18-year-old had become the first qualifier in either men's or women's tennis to reach a grand slam final -- and now, she has become the first qualifier to win one.


Hopefully we'll now see more of these young players and a bit less of the Williams sisters. It's been such a long tiring time.

Aren't the Poms doing well in many sports these days ?

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henrietta
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Reading how ecstatic the Aussie lady was ( in the 10km swim) to win the bronze medal, has reminded me how much pleasure there is in seeing sports people absolutely thrilled with a PB or a medal of any sort.
It's such a pity that from some quarters there is criticism of less than perfect performance. To perform at the Olympic games must be just so, so hard to do.

I take my hat off to all the competitors, and bow down to the mighty medal winners. There's just so much pressure and expectation ........ I just don't know how they manage it all.

Well done, all athletes.

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henrietta
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Hubbard fails to make a fair lift -----out of competition.

Can't say I'm heartbroken.

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Journalists covering transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard’s participation in the women’s +87 kilogram weightlifting competition have been given a 20-page set of guidelines on how they should report on transgender athletes.

The guidelines were distributed by the International Weightlifting Federation and prepared by three LGBT activist groups – GLAAD, Athlete Ally and Pride House Tokyo, and come amid controversy of Hubbard’s inclusion in the women’s event.


In my simplistic world, if you have nuts you're a bloke.

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Former women's world number one Angelique Kerber says she may have thought twice about coming to Melbourne for the Australian Open had she known there was the possibility of spending two weeks in hard quarantine.
Kerber, the 23rd seed, said she might have changed her mind about competing at the Australian Open if she knew players would be forced into a hard lockdown if required.

So unfair. (ish) (not)




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triage
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That it is dominated by a 43 year old bloke also says something about it as an athletic endeavour. Cam Smith is 38 yo I suppose and how old was Bobby Simpson when he was resurrected to plug a gap. But playmakers in the NRL like Jonathon Thurston get monstered so many times that they are done by their early thirties.

Not sure what is going on in the US ... its sports stars (how old is Serena Williams?) are about the age its political leaders should be and its political leaders must be running on muscle memory.




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Morning All
Superbowl today
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The average amount of actual action in an NFL game has been calculated to be between 11 and 15 minutes. The other three hours or so are covered by replays, advertisements, color commentary, advertisements, huddles for the next play, and then more advertisements


 
nipper
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heard a good one today; if a prostitute is now called a sex worker, then a cricketer or footballer should be called a sports worker?



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A pause to remember one of the greatest talents in the history of soccer, Diego Armando Maradona, who has just died at 60 of a heart attack.



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