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post #481 of 593
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I love her, but it's hard to call anyone but Usain Bolt the best all around sprinter right now.

Bolt doesn't run in the 400. Felix has medaled in the world championships in the 200, 400, 4x100, 4x400 and has run in the finals (Olympic or World Championships) in 100, 200, and 400. I'm almost positive Bolt has never run on the 4x400 relay team for a major finals.
post #482 of 593
Awesome soccer game. No backlash
post #483 of 593
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Yeah, she was right in the mix and could have caught up to the pack and finished the race. Instead the second she fell she gave up and started crying and whining. It sucked and sometimes sports have a way of punching you in the face but you just can't give up like that. Not on a worldwide stage.

I didn't understand this, and that she made no attempt whatsoever made it absolutely painful to watch. Sure, she probably wouldn't have caught up, but what did she have to lose? If a miracle had happened, it would have been the story of the Olympics.
post #484 of 593
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Awesome soccer game. No backlash

great game. Viva Mexico!

Korean pentathlete just got thrown right onto his back by his horse. Looked painful.
post #485 of 593
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post


To me, it wasn't about catching up to anyone, it was about simply finishing the race and honoring your commitment to the US Olympic team. The thing about sports that you're always teaching kids is never give up, went you get knocked down get back up and always be a gracious loser/winner. If she has kids and they stumble in some sporting event and give up, what does she tell them?

Damn straight. If she got her ass up and finished the race she would have received the adoration of every person in that stadium and for a few moments probably overshadowed the winner of the race. Instead, the memory of her will be the complete opposite of that.

Easy for me to say this, but just imagine yourself watching the race again but with her getting up and finishing the race instead of what actually happened.
post #486 of 593
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Damn straight. If she got her ass up and finished the race she would have received the adoration of every person in that stadium and for a few moments probably overshadowed the winner of the race. Instead, the memory of her will be the complete opposite of that.
Easy for me to say this, but just imagine yourself watching the race again but with her getting up and finishing the race instead of what actually happened.

Well, this has happened twice to her so she was probably beyond crushed.
post #487 of 593
I love Missy Franklin's idealism, but she needs to grab the cash now. How much fun is swimming against college kids going to be after you've beaten the best in the world?
post #488 of 593
The Brazilian soccer players do not look happy with a silver.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #490 of 593
The mens 5000m final was a great race. Catch it if you can.
post #491 of 593
wow @ the 4x100
post #492 of 593
I'm stuck watching women's handball. which is actually immensely entertaining.
post #493 of 593
Usain bolt is a freaking BEAST.
post #494 of 593
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm stuck watching women's handball. which is actually immensely entertaining.

never watched handball before this year but it's really a great game. I'm surprised it's not more popular in the US.
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am i the only one who remembers mary decker slaney?
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