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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #681
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BOLT!

Holy crap. To me, he's the greatest story of the Olympics. I know Phelps has more medals, etc, but if they had an 80 m dash and a 150 m dash and a backwards and sideways dash and a 4x150m dash, Bolt would win all those too...


that's crap.

all respect to Bolt, but no need to degrade swimming in order to build up Bolt's greatness.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #682
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Well, US Women's Water Polo and Women's Soccer won gold medals within 10 minutes of each other! So happy that our water polo girls finally broke through with a gold!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #683
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This is a night for Americans.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #684
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80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium booed FIFA head Sepp Blatter haha.
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that's crap.

all respect to Bolt, but no need to degrade swimming in order to build up Bolt's greatness.
It isn't degrading swimming at all.

My point is just that the number of medals should not be the determining factor of greatness at the Olympics because there are events, and swimming being the main one, where you are simply capable of winning many, many more medals than in others.
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I agree with the overall medal count.

But hopping, skipping, and jumping aren't analogous to fly, back, breast and free.

And the many medals are really only available to Americans and Aussies because of the relays. Most swimmers are thrilled to win one individual event, let alone 2. The only swimmers to have won 4 individual events are Phelps (4 in Athens 5 in Beijing), Mark Spitz, and Kristin Otto (GDR).
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This is a night for Americans.
Our plucky little country passes China on the medal count!
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It isn't degrading swimming at all.

also, Bolt didn't come in 4th in one of his events.
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it's like Rudy, but in real life!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #692
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But hopping, skipping, and jumping aren't analogous to fly, back, breast and free.
This. There's simply no track equivalent to the various swimming strokes. I guess maybe if you had some sort of "medley" event where you had to alternate, say, race walking with running, then that might be somewhat comparable. But differences in distance (it's the same "stroke" for all sprints, i.e. 100-400m; the difference is in pacing), hurdling (swimming has no obstacle event), combined track and field events like decathlon (again, swimming has nothing like this)--those aren't analogous at all.

To me the most amazing thing about Bolt isn't his ability to set records in both the 100m and 200m--he's the very best, absolutely, but others have been world-class at both--but rather that someone who's frickin' 6'5" can block start and drive like that. That he can (seemingly) coast ahead so easily once at maximum velocity is less surprising, at that point the height's an advantage, but that's more than halfway through the race. He's great despite his build, not because of it.
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Jamaica is really bolting up the medal table, huh.
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But hopping, skipping, and jumping aren't analogous to fly, back, breast and free.
How about vault (two totally different types), bars, beam, and floor ex?
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To me the most amazing thing about Bolt isn't his ability to set records in both the 100m and 200m--he's the very best, absolutely, but others have been world-class at both--but rather that someone who's frickin' 6'5" can block start and drive like that. That he can (seemingly) coast ahead so easily once at maximum velocity is less surprising, at that point the height's an advantage, but that's more than halfway through the race. He's great despite his build, not because of it.
And he's the first person to have successfully defended his Olympic titles on both the 100m and 200m. And this is not because the others are bad as those might've been the strongest 100m and 200m line-ups ever. At the 100m, everyone finished below the 10 seconds (Powell excluded, but he got injured midway through). At the 200m 5 runners finished in 20.0 seconds or less, compared to only 3 four years ago.
And Bolt beat them all. Amazing!
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love it ~ that poor girl is never gonna live it down!

um, those rhythm gymnasts (you know the sparkly bendy ones?) are slightly unnerving but oddly compelling!
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The Olympics would be so much better if rhythmic gymnastics, sychronised swimming, and dressage were just cut from the programme.
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