He looks really young in that 2nd pic..
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Ladies 3M Spring Synchro!!!
G = He Zi / Wu Minxia (CHN) = 3 Golds in this discipline for Wu!
S = Bryant / Johnston (USA)!!!! Our first diving medal since 2000!
B = Heymans / Abel (CAN)
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"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
Heymans medals in four different games! Amazing athlete!
Good job, ladies!!
Heymans, like Hughes, has medals from multiple Olympics, and yet they never seem to get the attention they deserve, especially Heymans who seems very quiet. Incredible to maintain ability over such a long period.
I honestly thought that Canada had blown it with their final dive... Then again the Italians blowing their 4th dive didn't help their cause, and even if it is only by 2 points, I'm absolutely thrilled that Canada wins their first medal! Stoked!
Congrats Emilie! Great achievement for her.
Jennifer looked fantastic in her dives! She should do quite well in the individual competition.
Congrats to Cdn Lady divers; esp Heymans who has medaled in 4 OLY games, may Jen beat her amazing partner's record one day to keep torch burning bright for Canadian diving...
I watched the tape from overnight, and except for the first dive, they didn't show another of the Cagnotto/Dalappe's dives, even though they were Heymans/Abel's main contender for bronze, and only lost bronze by 2-3 points, but kept showing the Ukrainians and Malaysians, who weren't in contention The Italians were .
I love Abel and am happy for Heymans -- great show of longevity at the top level, plus mastering springboard technique -- but their technique doesn't look all that similar to me. It didn't help that Blythe Hartley kept criticizing the other teams, but gave Heymans/Abel a pass on the same things. I was amused that Hartley praised a dive, and then they showed Heymans' father looking disappointed.
Wu/He -- wheeeeeeee!!!!!! That compulsory dive with the twist: it was like they were dolphins in the air .
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Lots of complaining about how NBC is showing the scoring in gymnastics. I must say I really like the way they are showing the scoring in diving. It's nice to be able to know which scores are counting.
That would be nice for figure skating too.
Unless Blythe Hartley's commentating for NBC, she's talking about the CTV coverage. and considering the time difference between London and Vancouver/Seattle...Makes sense to tape things happening live to watch later.
So thrilled for Emilie and Jennifer!!! Way to get the first medal on the second day and take the pressure off the rest of the Team. They've been mentioning how it took the entire first week until that happened in Beijing and the general feel around the Team just to win that first one to get the ball rolling.
So much for that this time around.
History looked pretty damn good. Even though they weren't totally in sync, they got it done and Congratulations to our Bronze Medalists!!!
And kwanfan, I wasn't too impressed w/Blythe's babbling either. As you said, it was pretty clear they weren't totally on today, yet the praise kept coming. That's one thing Steve Armetage(sp) would have brought up. Rod Smith's doing a good job, don't get me wrong, but when you're doing an event that's usually been covered by the best Swimming/Diving commentator out there? Ummm...Yeah....
The boys hit the diving pool today!!!
Men's 10M Platform Synchro just about to start......
Go Tom and Peter - great first dive
I love the "easy" first few dives, , it really shows the synchro aspect beautifully...and almost no splashes.
And I also love that Daley is 18yo.
The Hairless Boudia and the Furry McCrory = &
Mexican boys need to get their eyebrows threaded.....
Wowzers, Tom & Peter are doing beautifully so far! (NO jinxies!)
This is turning out to be a high-quality event!
3 dives done and now it gets really tough!!! I'm so nervous for Tom and Peter!!!