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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    Um... who is Paddy Barnes?
    Boxer. Lost on countback though!

    Still much better than in Beijing so

    Up next John Joe Nevin!
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Bronze number 11 for Canada (open water swimming), we're now tied for 7h in the critical bronze medal race. My sis-in-law posted on facebook, "Don't despair, fellow Canadians...bronze is the new gold!"

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    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Goodness me, BMX is exciting, I am discovering all sorts of different sports to watch!

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    PML that the BEEB were trying to sell dancing horse/dressage girl as a working class winner. Her uncle is Billionaire Nigel Lythgoe, creator of Popstars/American Idol and SYTYCD!!

    Cheeky fckers.



    Going to be an epic boxing final between Nevin and the Brit!!

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    Don't hate me for writing this, but I had a hard time taking synchronized swimming seriously yesterday. I have no doubt that it is difficult, but I thought that they looked rather, well, silly. Maybe, if they didn't have fake smiles all the time...

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    I may be suggesting heresy, but what would happen if synchronized swimmers were allowed to touch the bottom of the pool - maybe just on some moves? I envisioning some really big lifts and throws.

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    For me the eighth place finisher looks as good as the first place finish in synchro which tells you how little I know about the sport. I want to be enertained and if I was handing out gold for that it would be Team Canada hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
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    Amazingly impressive.. just shows how funding and all the talent testing selection stuff paid off.. hopefully now that GB has a taste of success this will continue for Rio.. It has been a great Olympics for everyone.. I will be sad when it is over
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    Synchro is very deceiving to the regular viewer unfortunately.. I competed for years so it's easier for me to tell the amazing routines from the good ones, but I know it's not a super easy thing. Even my mom doesn't always understand.

    But I'm so proud of how well Team Canada swam! I loved that routine, so creative and unique. They should be so proud, they've worked really hard for the past four years! I know one of the girls on the team, we swam at the same club and everyone knew she was so talented from the first day.

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    BMX!

    Gold medal for Colombia!!!

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    Yes, Mariana! I am so happy for her!
    It's only our second gold ever She had soooo much pressure and expectation and I'm glad she handled it so well!
    ETA: And now bronze in the men's!! Who knew we were such a BMX powerhouse.
    Last edited by oleada; 08-10-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citlali View Post
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    Gold medal for Colombia!!!
    Hail Colombia! Bottle this excellence up and use it again in Rio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachoo View Post
    Hail Colombia! Bottle this excellence up and use it again in Rio.
    Mariana is so young, hopefully she can win again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by algonquin View Post
    Don't hate me for writing this, but I had a hard time taking synchronized swimming seriously yesterday. I have no doubt that it is difficult, but I thought that they looked rather, well, silly. Maybe, if they didn't have fake smiles all the time...
    I think the most offending kitsch is just all those start movements before jumping on the pool. Today the Spanish team formed two figures that wanted to be fishes and before they jumped the swimmers at the end of it made a movement with the hands like the fishes were moving their tail, I just couldn´t prevent I know is a hard sport but it´s kitscher than all Roman Serie B movies together , but that´s what is great about it.

    Colombia and (even if late ) Ireland Katie Taylor´s gold
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    Zorry my english, I´m a verrrrrry rude spaÑish

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    Congrats to the medallists but that BMX was a bit of a Team GB disaster But fear not 'cos the Brit girlies just beat New Zealand for bronze in womens hockey

    Yay Team GB Team GB Team GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetsparky View Post
    I think the most offending kitsch is just all those start movements before jumping on the pool. Today the Spanish team formed two figures that wanted to be fishes and before they jumped the swimmers at the end of it made a movement with the hands like the fishes were moving their tail, I just couldn´t prevent I know is a hard sport but it´s kitscher than all Roman Serie B movies together , but that´s what is great about it.
    Kitschy, that describes it exactly! Thanks!

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    Mariana is so tiny compared to the other two medalists.

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    Colombia 8 medals at this games with one gold, spectacular performance, surpassing the medal tally of Argentina and Mexico. At the last Pan Am Games they showed that something has been done very well with the sport in the country so I am glad that the colombian athletes delivered in various sports. A high set for next Olympics but maybe this is just an indication of what is coming in the near future.

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    Awwww we lost to the Brits in the Hockey but yay we won gold over Team GB in the Women's sailing. Wheeee and we got a silver in BMX.

    Now have 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze. Those 4 golds are our second best gold haul ever and our 12 medals are our second best medal total. Yay.

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