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Skittl1321
07-30-2012, 02:10 PM
I don't know anything about equestrian events. Are this many falls normal- or is it a really unusual course causing it?

misskarne
07-30-2012, 02:27 PM
I don't know anything about equestrian events. Are this many falls normal- or is it a really unusual course causing it?

I'm no expert, but I noticed there were a couple of jumps that almost every horse was having trouble with...

allezfred
07-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Three day eventing is one of the most dangerous sport, so lots of falls is not unusual. Conditions are pretty much ideal (not hot).

Lorac
07-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Three day eventing is one of the most dangerous sport, so lots of falls is not unusual. Conditions are pretty much ideal (not hot).

Especially the cross country part which is all up and down and sharp turns etc. And yes the conditions are gorgeous as it's sunny but not hot and the ground is not too firm but also not muddy beyond belief - I've seen some Badminton horse trials where it is a mud bath!!

Lorac
07-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Royals in attendance for the equestrian event - Wills, Kate, Harry, Camilla, Eugeinie and Beatrice all sitting with Lord Coe :)

allezfred
07-30-2012, 02:58 PM
Royals in attendance for the equestrian event - Wills, Kate, Harry, Camilla, Eugeinie and Beatrice all sitting with Lord Coe :)

All there to cheer on Zara Phillips! Wonder if they have their vuvuzelas ready. ;)

Lorac
07-30-2012, 03:06 PM
Diving now - and the Chinese already look good.

allezfred
07-30-2012, 03:11 PM
From horses to canoe slalom to badminton. Love the randomness of the Olympics! :cheer:

ioana
07-30-2012, 03:12 PM
Shooting
Gold: Alin George Moldoveanu (ROU)


Whee :cheer2:! He said this is the first time in his career he's seen a shooting event sell out. Good time to have very good outing, then.

allezfred
07-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Irish badminton player getting massacred by Chinese guy with a cross tattooed on his left shoulder.

Jem X
07-30-2012, 03:26 PM
They pulled up a curtain around one of the horses, which is never a good sign. Can't tell you which horse as I had just tuned in.

misskarne
07-30-2012, 03:40 PM
They pulled up a curtain around one of the horses, which is never a good sign. Can't tell you which horse as I had just tuned in.

Oh, no :(:(:(:(:(:(:(


Hoy rode well, although I thought he was off at the downhill. Rutherglen was just like, "What are you doing on my neck, dopey?"

masofs
07-30-2012, 03:42 PM
The portuguese are getting eliminated in judo, Joćo Pina did well in spite of the loss but Telma Monteiro was completely out of it... I know people have bad days, but we rarely have athletes with a good fighting spirit around here so this gets on my nerves.

Ditto. And Telma was our best chance I think. :(

ks1227
07-30-2012, 03:49 PM
I am pleasantly surprised at the extent of equestrian coverage on NBC Sports Channel.

misskarne
07-30-2012, 03:51 PM
I am pleasantly surprised at the extent of equestrian coverage on NBC Sports Channel.

Ditto for Channel 9 in Australia...