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Fergus
08-01-2012, 03:54 PM
OMG, after participating in a billion Olympic Games, Troy gets his medal!!! Bronze for USA!!!! :cheer2:

The drought is so over!

Norlite
08-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Good for Alex getting through this. Now onto individuals.

Are China's divers human?

Tesla
08-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Yay! USA gets bronze! Three for three! :cheer2:

Buzz
08-01-2012, 03:57 PM
Bronze to the USA and Despatie/Ross finishes in sixth place. :(

Skittl1321
08-01-2012, 04:02 PM
So glad Troy got a medal!

liv
08-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Impressed with Despatie able to compete, especially after basically being scalped just weeks ago.

allezfred
08-01-2012, 04:13 PM
The Chinese are such robots.

Or they just train harder than everybody else.

ioana
08-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Or they just train harder than everybody else.

It's interesting that they seem to handle pressure like it's no big deal in diving, but not at all in (women's) gymnastics. Maybe their divers can teach their gymnasts a few things about that.

NinjaTurtles
08-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Saw this picture floating about the internet today: http://i.imgur.com/7w926.jpg :lol: Figured it had to be diving.

skipaway
08-01-2012, 06:58 PM
I Just Don't Know What to Say :( (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--family-kept-grandparents--deaths-secret-from-chinese-diver-until-she-won-gold-medal.html)

If they had passed away a day or two before the Olympics..ok. But more than a year? and that her mother was fighting breast cancer and they didn't tell that either :yikes:

Skittl1321
08-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Wow- that's awful.

This really got to me:

"We accepted a long time ago that she doesn't belong entirely to us," Wu Yuming told the Shanghai Morning Post. "I don't even dare to think about things like enjoying family happiness."
I know it is a different culture, but what a stark difference to the P&G "Thank you Mom" commercials (although I'm pissed at them for missing out on Dad) and the clips of parents (albiet annoying) going crazy in the stands for their kids (not even just US- we saw the Dad of the swimmer who beat Phelps).

Even Gabby Douglas's Mom, who like many parents of Olympians has had to cope with her daughter moving away from home talks of gaining new family members in her host parents. While I have no doubt it was difficult, there is no talk of it being like she lost her child.

I just can't imagine "Congratulations on your medal. You did your country proud. Oh yeah, your grandparents are dead, and it is lucky your mother isn't." Kind of ruins the celebration. But I know I have western bias here.

liv
08-01-2012, 07:23 PM
I guess it's easier to fall off of things in gymnastics...and there are more things to fall off of...in diving you are falling no matter what, :)

skatesindreams
08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
I can only imagine how that young woman must feel today.

tchaikovsky_177
08-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Halfway to the sweep :cool:

BigB08822
08-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Saw this picture floating about the internet today: http://i.imgur.com/7w926.jpg :lol: Figured it had to be diving.

They have a bunch of those going around of Tom Daly too, lol They call it "unnecessary censorship." :lol: