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Old 08-04-2012, 04:35 PM
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Well done, Team GB with five gold medals in one day . I'm really enjoying the updates on here. My Internet's too slow, so I can't watch these events.
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No-one saw Greg Rutherford as a potential gold medalist. I'm truly flabbergasted.

What a night for William and Kate to decide to go to the athletics.
You know what's another amazing thing about Greg's achievement? His best (and victorious) result was 8.31, but he would have won with his second-best result of 8.21. And even his third-best jump - 8.14 - would have landed him on the second spot. Now that's really impressive.
Greg is only 25, this is only his first Olympic Games - definitely a man to watch in future.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:38 PM
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bouncy claps for GREAT Team GB
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:47 PM
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Did Mo just get gold people? Early morning has forced me to retire but my mum's shouting like mad.
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Did Mo just get gold people? Early morning has forced me to retire but my mum's shouting like mad.

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I just watched...this is unbelievable
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Did Mo just get gold people? Early morning has forced me to retire but my mum's shouting like mad.
Yes! He is sooooo happy! Great moment!
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I may spontaneously combust.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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Now that's definitely someone who deserves their gold!!! Well Done Mo, on to the 5k
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:53 PM
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Mo Farah brings 6th GOLD of the day to Team GB.
I'm speechless. Congratulations to all Brits here -absolutely fantastic result!
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:54 PM
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I cannot believe what I've seen tonight. Just so, so proud of our athletes, and all of Team GB. What a night.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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Thank you Lee Z and NGalitzine for taking the time to explain the diving to me. You were much more helpful than google.
Last night NBC talked about 1996 gymnastics team and Carrie landing the vault. It's hilarious that that is one of the lasting images I have of any Olympics.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:18 PM
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GB Footballers out in the quarter finals. I shall stay calm and not give vent to my views on overpaid, self-interested footballers who can't perform either for their country or for money.

Oops - might have let slip there!
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:28 PM
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If the last week has shown, cepe, it's that our country is not lacking in role models, very few of whom play professional football.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:30 PM
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I agree. Cant type cearly as I'm a bit waterlogged having watched Jesica Ennis receive her medal. I hope that people do take on new role models from a range of sport, not just footbalers.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:45 PM
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What a memorable night for British Athletics. I really hope Murray can win tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:57 PM
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China's Medal Winning Events
Swimming
Weightlifting
Diving
Badminton
Shooting
Table Tennis
Fencing
Trampoline
Track and Field
Artistic Gymnastics

Korea's Medal Events
Archery
Shooting
Judo
Swimming
Fencing

Quite crazy how one hour Korea is ahead and I can't find Japan anywhere, and the next Japan is in the top 5.
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Japan is currently on 14th place, if ranked by Gold, having won 2 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals.
However, by Total Medals count, Japan is 5th (after the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Russia) with 24 medals.

I'd really like to mention Kazakhstan separately. The country is currently on 8th spot (by gold medal count), having won 5 gold medals. They don't have any other medals - just those 5. Quite an impressive achievement and my big congratulations to the country and its fantastic athletes.
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Congrats to Kazakhstan! But I actually saw a second ago that they were ahead of Russia despite Russia having 28 medals.
Going to go see what Kazakhstan's medals are in....back now; it's weightlifting and cycling road.
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epic night for GB really really impressive
sooo happy for Mohammed Farah he did well and deserved the gold...he have cute family too.
what happy to Tennis Men final Federrer Vs Murray? did i miss it?
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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Congrats to Kazakhstan! But I actually saw a second ago that they were ahead of Russia despite Russia having 28 medals.
Going to go see what Kazakhstan's medals are in....back now; it's weightlifting and cycling road.
That's because all 5 of Kazakhstan's medals are gold, but only 3 of Russia's 28 are. Usually, a team's ranking is determined by gold count, which is why Kazakhstan is ahead of Russia, as are South Korea, North Korea, France, Germany, and Italy - countries that have less medals (in total) than Russia but more golds.

I have developed a (friendly) medal-envy of Kazakhstan; wish our athletes were as good.
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