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    General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Keep all Athletics talk for the 2012 Olympics in here.

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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Huh thread needs life



    I think thats the perfect starting point


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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    I managed to get a freebie from work, so I will get to go and see some athletics from the Olympic Stadium. Got tickets for the evening session - Aug 4th, which includes the Mens Long Jump Final, Mens 400m Hurdles Semi Final, Womens 100m final and the 800m for the heptathlon (final heptathlon event), so I may get the chance to see Jessica Ennis capture gold.

    Needless to say I’m really looking forward to it – best thing of all is that it’s free!!

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    Bolt v Blake (v Powell v Gay) is what it's all about.

    I'd love Bolt to win gold in all three of his events, and also be fresh enough to be able to compete in the 4 x 400m as well, thus having a chance at four golds. Not too convinced that he can be 100% though so I could see Blake beating him, especially in the 100m.

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    Add Gatlin to that list PS.

    Hmm can't decide who I want to win it . Frankly being Jamaican Bolt/Blake/Powell Gold Silver and Bronze would be a lovely scenario but can't see it happening. One of the american duo will take the other IMO. Bolt/Blake should take Gold and Silver in the 100 and 200m though. Defo also see Blake Pipping Bolt to take the 100m with Bolt taking the 200.


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    What I worry about is a repeat of the Worlds when Bolt false started. I hate that rule so, so much now!

    If that ruins a potentially record-breaking race I, along with almost everyone else, will be absolutely furious I'm sure.

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    Still dont get why they changed it to one strike and your out anyway. Worked much better as a warning then 2nd time your gone.

    But yeah Bolt going would piss a whole lot of people off big time. Can't see it happening though reckon Bolt's got his head much more screwed on that he did at the World Championships. I'm hoping the other 4 do as well. If they do could honestly see another World Record being broken.


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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    No words needed


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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Babe! She smashed the hurdles earlier.

    And he scores goals...!




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    Jess Ennis is an absolute goddess. Completely destroyed the hurdles and did well with the High Jump.

    She makes me proud to be British.



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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Yup Ennis ftw


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    Remember when someone called her fat?


    I've been accused of being a lot of things, inarticulate ain't one of them

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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Go Jess Go!! Hope she keeps it up, I'm going to the stadium tomorrow evening, it would be amazing to see her capture gold. Fingers crossed!

    Also Katrina Johnson-Thompson is quite hot too. Shame about the scouse accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    Also Katrina Johnson-Thompson is quite hot too. Shame about the scouse accent.
    I thought that too and when she opened her mouth I went off her immediately, have fun tomorrow, Nash is hanging around the park maybe you will bump into him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phantom View Post
    Also Katrina Johnson-Thompson is quite hot too. Shame about the scouse accent.
    I thought the exact same thing, and when she spoke I was like "Wait... wut?" Her accent doesn't match her hotness at all. She's still hot though.



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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Jessica Ennis was fantastic tonight, fully deserved gold medal, also well done to Greg Rutherford for winning the long jump. Hopefully Mo Farah can also bring home gold.

    Fantastic night to be a Brit.

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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    NBC fucked up again apparently. Instead of showing the 100m final live they decided to show re-runs of Show Jumping


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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Bolt murdered it but what i want to see is the 4 x 100m relay

    Bolt, Blake and Powell as 3 of 4 versus Gatling, Gay and Bailey as 3 of 4

    Going to be a great event

    And unlucky Christine Ohurougu, started well and ended well but the middle let her down




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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    Last night was the pinnacle of the Olympics. Britain had their night on Saturday, but the whole world knows Bolt is still the star attraction. He just does everything so damn easily.

    200m should be exciting too, really hope he retains!

    And he scores goals...!




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    Re: General Olympics Athletics Talk

    I was there when we picked up 3 Gold Medals on Saturday night, and I have to say it was one of the best experiances of my life.

    The last few laps Mo Farah ran were incredible. The whole stadium was on it's feet willing him onto victory, it was unbelieveable. Jess winning gold too was special, but she'd pretty much wrapped that up before the evening session so that wasn't as exciting as Mo's win.

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