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Re: Other sports
« Reply #240 on: September 25, 2014, 09:24 »
The Ryder Cup.
Come on Europe.
Wheres Ram he likes the golf ??.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #241 on: January 25, 2016, 19:17 »
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35398263

    Well done Jo Konta the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam QF since 1984.
    Even if she was born in Australia shes ours now.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #242 on: August 16, 2016, 08:12 »
    Didnt know where to put this so here will do

    Olympic heavyweight boxing. How the fkn hell was the Russian given the win over he Kazak bloke ??
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #243 on: August 16, 2016, 16:34 »
    Just seën the same thing again, another disgusting win awarded to another dodgy Russian.

    Will leave it at that for now in case anyone else wants to see it
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #244 on: August 16, 2016, 17:09 »
    Just seën the same thing again, another disgusting win awarded to another dodgy Russian.

    Will leave it at that for now in case anyone else wants to see it

    Haven't seen any of the boxing at the olympics this year but the roundups I've heard of it on the radio have suggested the Judging has been bad.

    Have there been any decisions as blatant as the Roy Jones one from Seoul?
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #245 on: August 16, 2016, 18:52 »
    Haven't seen any of the boxing at the olympics this year but the roundups I've heard of it on the radio have suggested the Judging has been bad.

    Have there been any decisions as blatant as the Roy Jones one from Seoul?

    Got to be honest and say no nothing as blatant as the Roy Jones vs Park Si- Hun verdict but that will hopefully remain unique. At lea,st Si- Hun was man enough to raise Jones hand and say " hê knows who won" on the podium. These two Russians just celebrated when given the verdict, they just know they won on dodgy decisions, lets hope it van be proved at sometime.

    And yes I did have to look up who Jones was fighting in Seoul
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #246 on: August 17, 2016, 07:25 »
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37100323

    None of which helps the two boxers who have been cheated of sucsess. Not even an appeal process now.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #247 on: July 26, 2018, 23:44 »
    This might not even get noticed! Back corners of the forum. Question. Ellie Soutter. News just now she died suddenly on her 18th birthday. Any rumors as to WHY? That is just SO young!
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #248 on: January 12, 2019, 20:28 »


    :fanfare
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #249 on: January 13, 2019, 11:49 »
    Looks like Andy Murray is done then. I haven't seen him for years. Is he still as misanthropic as ever or has he got that elder statesman thing mastered by now?
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #250 on: March 28, 2019, 11:28 »
    Any of you Danish VRers in or around Aarhus? Going to the World Cross Country at the weekend?  If you do, could you give a shout out on my behalf to my nephew Darragh, running in an Ireland vest and hopefully holding his own among those who are neither East African nor Ingebrigtsen in the U20 race.  Tell him Uncle Kevin sent you.
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    « Reply #251 on: July 21, 2019, 15:54 »
    https://twitter.com/irishathletics/status/1152951058047614977

    We had dared to hope for more, but nevertheless #proud uncle
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #252 on: January 13, 2020, 11:01 »


    The locals loved this, even though Hakuho is technically a local himself now.
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    « Reply #253 on: January 22, 2020, 19:21 »
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #254 on: January 22, 2020, 23:24 »
    Video of impressive shot (?)
    What is that? Summer curling? :P
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #255 on: February 19, 2020, 14:52 »
    https://twitter.com/WeAreWST/status/1230099902035845120

    It's snooker Jim, but not as we know it. Still good fun.

    There's a 14-year-old Ukrainian lad taking part.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #256 on: February 21, 2020, 14:13 »
    There's a 14-year-old Ukrainian lad taking part.

    He lost 120-0

    :dizzy
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #257 on: May 14, 2020, 20:13 »


    Sumo has had it's first corona victim. Not a high ranking rikishi, but maybe it's even sadder because of that.
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    Re: Other sports
    « Reply #258 on: November 17, 2020, 16:43 »


    In the world of sumo this weekend we saw the retirement of Kotoshogiku. I only restarted watching sumo a year and a half ago or so, but he was one of my favourites in that time, even if he was on a downward slope.

    The above video is his real moment of glory from back in 2016. The context is explained before the action starts, but to briefly sum up, no Japanese rikishi had won a basho for ten years (there are six every year) and for their national sport that's pretty embarrassing. The Mongolians were the dominating force, but even an Estonian and a Bulgarian had picked up titles in that time.

    It brings a lump to the throat watching his Mum and Dad in the crowd.
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    « Reply #259 on: August 05, 2021, 21:40 »
    Two Belgian Gold Medals in one day ! Three Gold Medals overall. That's something I don't think has ever happened since I'm on the planet.  :o
    Still, I have to admit, Netherlands who are just twice as large as Belgium in terms of population have always had a lot more titles in the Summer Olympics (not to mention the loads of titles in speed skating at the Winter Olympics).

    Nafissatou Thiam has been the first Belgian athlete to win back to back gold medals at two Olympics since over a century. The first and last one to do it was the archer Hubert Van Innis (1866-1961) in Paris 1900 (won two gold medals) and in Antwerp 1920 (won four gold medals) (archery was no longer an Olympic sport between the two).



    Nafi is from Rhisnes, a small town North of Namur (town I was raised in). In Rio, it struck me that she had the same nutritionist as Greg Van Avermaet and Jolien Dhoore who also respectively Olympic champion and Bronze medalist, Stephanie Scheirlynck.
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    “I could cook three meals: Bolognese spaghetti, steak with French Fries & sausages with mash potatoes”, said Nafi Thiam a few weeks before her golden plaque. Until two years ago the heptathlete dedicated no attention to her food. “She ate like a flat student” says Stephanie. “Since our partnership, she got rid of 4 kg. But more importantly, she adapted her food to her training whereby she recovered and performed better.” Not that it is the recipe for gold. “The same holds true for Greg, Nafi and Jolien, they made the performances. I provide the fuel.” Stephanie does not completely advise against anything. “Not even against a pack of fries. Though you shouldn’t do that before the event. With regards to sport food the timing is mostly important: what do you eat when? Oatmeal, brown bread and muesli are the ideal breakfast throughout the year. But brown bread takes two hours longer to digest than a slice of white bread. That’s why Nafi only ate white bread on her competition day and a few light pancakes as breakfast. That did not lay on her stomach.” Ditto with a good beefsteak. Therein you have a lot of proteins, the building blocks for our body. “That’s good after a competition but don’t eat it in-between because such a steak remains in our system for 8 hours. That is simply in the way. There’s only one thing our body doesn’t need: alcohol”

    Greg Van Avermaet:

    The evening before: pasta, quinoa and rice. A rider such as Greg rapidly consumes 5,000 kilo calories in one race.
    Breakfast: oatmeal or muesli with slim milk, yoghurt, rice or soya drink. Bread with jam or honey. Pancakes with maple syrup. Total: +/- 1,000kcal.
    During the race: sport drink every hour, energy bars, rice cakes. A rider can at most add half of his consumption (~2,200 kcal) in a race.

    Nafi Thiam:

    The evening before: pasta, rice & quinoa. On D-day light food is crucial. There are a lot of shock moves, a lot of intensity, so comfort (a light stomach) is very important.
    The breakfast: white bread and breakfast cereals. No fibres like oatmeals or whole-wheat , this digests too slowly.
    Between the contests: sport drinks, banana’s, energy bars and dry fruits. A main meal is possible before the javelin throw but running with a filled stomach does not work.

    Jolien D’Hoore: in the track hall it was warm and dry, so Jolien sweat a lot. She made it up with drinking sport drinks (humidity + salt + energy). For the explosive efforts two elements were crucial: carbohydrates and fast sugar. In-between she had to eat in order to survive the two omnium days. These were meals that were rich in energy and easy to digest: pasta with vegetable sauce and a very little bit of meat.

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