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The Summer Olympics- Performing For The World

(Topic created on: 06-08-2021 05:52 PM)
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JAMES4578
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I have  been a fan of the Olympics since the 1980s's and have seen some exciting and incredible  moments, obviously not quite the same this time with unfortunately no spectators possible in Tokyo  with the covid situation.  Pity for the city awarded it for  first time since 1964 but think in circumstances has gone fairly well. Like the Winter Olympics too but prefer the Summer Games. However have still seen some great moments.   Some stand out  performances for me  include   Caleb Dressel,  Laura Kenny,Jason Kenny,Adam Peatty,Tom Daley/Matty Lee , Elaine Thomson ,Max Whitlock,  Ariarne Titmus., Alexander Zverev and Marcell Jacobs.

Some heartwarming monents here https://thelatch.com.au/best-olympic-moments-2021/ 

Athletic winners https://olympics.com/en/featured-news/olympics-100-metres-winners-list-men-women-gold-medals-champio... 

 

Report on some winners  here https://www.espn.com/olympics/  Was glad to see Tom Daley  finally achieve a Gold  in  10M Platform syncro (having been an individual World Champion twice) particularly after poor performance in individual event last time.  Peaty's dominated continued and a strong performance in swimming. https://www.si.com/olympics/2021/08/01/caeleb-dressel-tokyo-olympics-historic-gold-medals-career    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/adam-peaty-wins-gold-100m-breaststroke-tokyo-olympics-...   https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/26/tom-daley-wins-olympic-diving-gold-at-last-in-synchron...     https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-24/tokyo-olympics-swimming-australia-us-titmus-ledecky/100259874   Daley had strong start in the individual final a week later  and stepped up from the qualifying rounds but in the end he was unable to match the chinese Divers Cao and Jian, was clear in 3rd place though to take a 2nd Olympic individual Bronze and 4th Olympic medal.https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/diving-chinas-cao-wins-gold-mens-10-metre-platform-2021-08-... 

 

Videos and Blogs  can be seen  here https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/news/videos/ https://www.thenationalnews.com/sport/olympics/ 

 

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Jason Kenny  had been a bit uncertain at times but finished strongly with victory in the Kerin in superb performance.  7th Gold medal overall  and sets record for British Olympian. Unfortunately Laura had crash in first race of the omnium  which put paid to her chances. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/aug/08/jason-kenny-wins-seventh-gold-to-become-most-decorated... 

The Men's marathon one of the last events and Eluid  Kipchoge certainly set the pace in retaining title https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a37249479/2021-tokyo-olympics-mens-marathon-results/  A kenya top two in Women's Marathon as Peres Jepchirchir took the Olympic crown https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/Marathon   Sifan Hassan certainly had ambition competing in 3 track races and took both the 5000 and 10000 metres whilst coming third in the 1500 being pipped by both Faith Kipyegon and Britain's Laura Muir who won first Olympic medal in tough field.  https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-track-and-field-sifan-hassan-sports-europe-7251c910cf... 

 

 

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A bit on the closing cermony here which I thought was moving and some highlights  https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2021/aug/07/tokyo-olympics-closing-ceremony-marathon-cycling-... 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/Closing Cermony 

Paralympics will start on 24 June, main coverage in uk on Channel 4.  Baton has been passed on to Paris for 2024.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympics/tokyo-olympics-closing-ceremony-set-bring-imperfect-irrepressi... 

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Final Medal Table:   https://www.theguardian.com/sport/ng-interactive/2021/aug/06/tokyo-2020-olympics-full-medal-table 

Records Broken :  https://www.eurosport.com/olympics/medals-won-records-broken-legends-immortalised-best-of-a-glorious... 

GB Medal Highlights:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/olympics 

 

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Oh wow, the feels watching that video. So proud of all our athletes! It might have been a year late, but they impressed like the champions they are. 


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@DannyT yes certainly some great performances and our Team definitely exceeded expectations,given the environment and not having quite the same competitive build up. One or two disappointments but that was mostly due to injuries.

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A successful paralympics  have now come to a close and GB in 2nd place behind China with  41 Gold and 124 medals in total!    Golds have more weight in the Medals table but were also 2nd in the total numbers too.  A great games of course for Sarah Storey winning 3 Gold and taking 17th medal overall ,once of our new stars was swimmer Reece Dunne who won 5 medals. Seen a fair bit of it myself. Whilst bit of a disappointment was a silver for Hewett/Reid in wheelchair Tennis as the defending French champions  Houdet/Peifer retained their title.  Gordon edged out Alfie  7-5 in 3rd to take the Bronze in the singles. Japanese no1 seed Shingo Kunieda took the Gold.  Unfortunately Hewett's future uncertain due to eligibility rules.


BBC Paralympics

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/05/gb-finishes-rollercoaster-paralympics-with-medal-haul-... 

https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport...uld-look-like/

 

Paralympic highlights here:   https://paralympics.channel4.com/?intcmp=paralympics_on_all_4 

Some other big moments here:  https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/news/memorable-moments-of-the-tokyo-2020ames 

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