Olympics - Day 2 - Adlington defends a title (Sun 29 July)

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  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Come on Team GB :disco:
     
  2. Apocalypt Flyer

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    I'm starting to get GENUINELY WORRIED for the German swimming team.
     
  3. Sharla

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    So nice to see Prince Phillip out watching his granddaughter compete.
     
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    Adlington looks good during the first 250m.
     
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    So Adlington scrapes into the finals with the 8th time. Probably quite unfortunate that she was in such a slow heat. Will be interesting to see how this pans out tonight. Fede and Camille looked rock-solid, too.
     
  6. Ag

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    Who's this RAGING QUEEN on the BBC?
     
  7. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Ian Thorpe
     
  8. Ag

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    AH! :D
     
  9. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I'm watching the women's road cycling - just spotted Richmond Nandos :disco:
     
  10. Ag

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    I don't know her...
     
  11. Apocalypt Flyer

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    Poor fiercely heterosexual IAN.
     
  12. Samuel

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    She's going to have to significantly raise her game if she wants to take a medal tonight. She was clearly pacing herself in the last 100m because she had such a big lead, but I don't see her walking out of the aquatics centre with anything other than shame round her neck.
     
  13. Win_the_game

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    The problem with Rebecca is that her chances are being overhyped because she did the double in 2008. The 400m free is not her strongest event - her best chance of gold is in the 800m.
     
  14. Madison

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    Shame? :D
     
  15. Rhythmbarbican

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    What is wrong with Ian Thorpe? He seems so unhappy and always responds to questions with 'Look...' and then talks over whoever he's speaking to.
     
  16. Sharla

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    He's upset that Sharron Davies hasn't slept with him yet.
     
  17. Apocalypt Flyer

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    Thorpe didn't manage to qualify for Olympics. Now he's there as an 'expert' in commentating rather than an athlete.

    He's obviously a great get for the BBC but it's not a big surprise that Thorpe doesn't always look BEST PLEASED.
     
  18. lolly

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    I assumed he had retired from competition
     
  19. Madison

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    He did for a long time, and then a year or two ago changed his mind. His qualifying attempt was ridiculous.

    He claims to be on a break in order to do the BBC commentary, before returning to the pool.
     
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    That's what he wants us to believe :eyes:

    He announces his comeback in early 2011 but failed to make it through the Aussie preliminaries.
     
  21. Madison

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    The road race is looking interested again. If the leading pack stays the same, Armistead will get a medal.
     
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  22. Kevin

    Kevin Niet meer zo lang geleden

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    I really hope Vos can do it.
     
  23. lolly

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    This race is now much more exciting for me than the one yesterday now I basically understand what is happening :D
     
  24. Madison

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    Listening on the radio - how many are in the lead pack now? 2 or 3?
     
  25. PercyPig

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    I'm surprised by how tactical it is with team members stopping the Peleton gaining ground while their team mates remain in the leading group.
     
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  26. Madison

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    Any idea how long is left (in time terms?)?
     
  27. lolly

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    Still 3
     
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  28. Madison

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    This is very exciting
     
  29. Kevin

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    Will this be the first British medal?
     
  30. Rhythmbarbican

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    Yep. First medal at the 2008 Olympics was also in this event.
     
  31. Madison

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    Yes. Same for Netherlands?
     
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  33. Kevin

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    No, we got silver yesterday.
     
  34. Madison

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    YAAAY :disco:
     
  36. SDF

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    Oh rubbish. So close :(
     
  37. SDF

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    :Oi: BAN Kevin
     
  38. Rhythmbarbican

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    Also Andy Murray wins his first set 6-3 against Wawrinka.
     
  39. Madison

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    I'd rather have a gold tbh.
     
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    Paula Radcliffe withdraws from Marathon
     

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