The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #341  
Old 08-08-2012, 10:31 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,259
Geeeercooo!

OMG yeaaaah Gerco for silver! He's such a fantastic rider, so happy right now I'm shaking.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #342  
Old 08-08-2012, 11:44 AM
Mademoiselle Lilo's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative - Morocco
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: T/H, Morocco
Posts: 5,841
first Medal for Morocco yesterday on 1500m it was the time
i was amazed by Sally Pearson she is so strong.
Football: Mexico can play their first olympic final against Brazil sound intersting
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #343  
Old 08-08-2012, 11:55 AM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,425

Congratulations to Abdalaati Iguider and Morocco!

@ Empress Merel - Gerco Schroder did really well! I caught the end of the jump off (though not, unfortunately, the entire event); both Guerdat and Schroder were near-perfect.
Reply With Quote
  #344  
Old 08-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Mademoiselle Lilo's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative - Morocco
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: T/H, Morocco
Posts: 5,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post

Congratulations to Abdalaati Iguider and Morocco!
thanks Artemisia,he is on the final of 5000m too so let's cross our fingers this time i hope a gold medal
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #345  
Old 08-08-2012, 12:13 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,425
Good luck to him! A gold medal would be terrific.
Morocco's last Olympic gold medal was in Men's 5000m as well (Hicham El Guerrouj at 2004 Olympic Games in Athens), so I'd take that as a good omen.

By the way, congratulations to Ireland with their first medal at London Olympics as well (bronze for Cian O'Connorin Individual Jumping).
Reply With Quote
  #346  
Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Mademoiselle Lilo's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative - Morocco
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: T/H, Morocco
Posts: 5,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post
Good luck to him! A gold medal would be terrific.
Morocco's last Olympic gold medal was in Men's 5000m as well (Hicham El Guerrouj at 2004 Olympic Games in Athens), so I'd take that as a good omen.
it was double Gold medals for El Guerrouj on 2004(1500m and 5000m)...OH that was wonderful days with El Guerrouj he is a legend
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #347  
Old 08-09-2012, 09:27 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,259
So this was it; Anky and Salinero, together for the last time. Had tears in my eyes. What a champ, that horse.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #348  
Old 08-09-2012, 09:35 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,470
Best of luck to Ireland's Katie Taylor later this afternoon in her bid for an Olympic gold medal .
__________________
November 2nd, 1938-Birth of H.M.Queen Sofia of Spain
Reply With Quote
  #349  
Old 08-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,259
Oh man, that was tense!
Adelinde's kur was soooo good. Love the music aswell. She came from far, just 5 years ago she was still teaching English in high school. And a year later a reserve in Beijing. Well done to Adelinde and Parzival!

And I loooove Valegro. Such a beauty. Apart from that error in the end, her kur was great. I'm surprised she scored 90% though. 90% is the level of Totilas, I don't feel like she reached that. Close, but not completely.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #350  
Old 08-09-2012, 11:25 AM
EIIR's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,624
Charlotte Dujardin is a total marvel. Just to put her 2 gold medals in these Games in perspective - Charlotte dropped out of a bog standard comprehensive school in Enfield at the age of 16. She got a job at Carl Hester's stables mucking out and cleaning up. The other riders realised she had once in a lifetime potential and a few short years later she's got 2 gold medals.

Dressage, and equestrianism in general, has a reputation as a sport for the elite and the extremely wealthy. Charlotte has put paid to that stereotype, in the UK at least.

A word also for Laura Bechtolsheimer with a wonderful bronze. Which means Team GB now have 50 medals!

Gold number 24 for Team GB as Nicola Adams becomes the first female gold medalist in boxing.

Well done to her, although I personally feel boxing should not be part of the Olympics.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #351  
Old 08-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,425
I was glued to the screen during the entire Individual Dressage.
Charlotte Dujardin was absolutely phenomenal. She competed last - and after other riders showed some pretty impressive results, so I guess Charlotte was under a lot of pressure. But boy, did she deliver! Her score of 90.089 is, if I'm not mistaken, one of the highest scores in Individual Dressage in many years.

Adelinde Cornelissen from the Netherlands was brilliant too and finished with a score of 88.196: I was really afraid that very high score might put Dujardin off, but she was very composed. Laura Bechtolsheimer, also from Britain, came third with a score of 84.334 - also a beautiful riding.
Needless to say, Valegro, Parzival and Mistral Hojris were all absolutely brilliant as well.

Felt a bit bad for Helen Langehanenberg though; she came fourth with a score of 84.303 - just 0.031 behind Laura.


Congratulations to Team GB!
This double triumph means Britain has 50 medals, including 23 gold.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EIIR View Post
Gold number 24 for Team GB as Nicola Adams becomes the first female gold medalist in boxing.
Well done to her, although I personally feel boxing should not be part of the Olympics.
Wow, congratulations to Nicola Adams! It was a bit unexpected because Cancan Ren was a strong favourite.
That means 51 medals, including 24 gold, for Team GB!
Reply With Quote
  #352  
Old 08-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,167
Katie Taylor just got Gold with DOCam watching.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #353  
Old 08-09-2012, 12:18 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,425
Congratulations to Katie Taylor and to Ireland with their first gold medal!
A picture of Katie celebrating her well-deserved victory.

A pretty good day for the British Isles.
Reply With Quote
  #354  
Old 08-09-2012, 01:09 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Orleans, United States
Posts: 1,086
American Claressa Schields wins gold in middleweight boxing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #355  
Old 08-09-2012, 02:58 PM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post
I was glued to the screen during the entire Individual Dressage.
Charlotte Dujardin was absolutely phenomenal. She competed last - and after other riders showed some pretty impressive results, so I guess Charlotte was under a lot of pressure. But boy, did she deliver! Her score of 90.089 is, if I'm not mistaken, one of the highest scores in Individual Dressage in many years.

Adelinde Cornelissen from the Netherlands was brilliant too and finished with a score of 88.196: I was really afraid that very high score might put Dujardin off, but she was very composed. Laura Bechtolsheimer, also from Britain, came third with a score of 84.334 - also a beautiful riding.
Needless to say, Valegro, Parzival and Mistral Hojris were all absolutely brilliant as well.

Felt a bit bad for Helen Langehanenberg though; she came fourth with a score of 84.303 - just 0.031 behind Laura.


Congratulations to Team GB!
This double triumph means Britain has 50 medals, including 23 gold.
Scoring above 90% has only been done by one combination; which is Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas who scored around 92-93% in 2010. I don't know the exact numbers. Edward is now riding Undercover, after Totilas was sold to Germany. (Of all countries to sell it to, it had to be mf Germany)

And you mentioned the three horses, Salinero was brilliant too. Majestic animal.

It's been a good Olympics for all the Dutch breeders. Many of the most succesful horses were bred and/or trained here. Valegro included!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #356  
Old 08-09-2012, 03:06 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,005
Great world record on 800 meters by David Rudisha! He did the whole run himself without help, unbelievable!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #357  
Old 08-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyFinn
Great world record on 800 meters by David Rudisha! He did the whole run himself without help, unbelievable!
I'm confused, do 800m runners usually have help?
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #358  
Old 08-09-2012, 03:39 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumutqueen View Post
I'm confused, do 800m runners usually have help?
I meant that he lead from the start to the finish and he didn't have any paid help runners, as usually in these world record runs in Diamond League etc. It is very rare that on these long distance runs someone leads from the start and makes a world record without any help runners that lead the first lap.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #359  
Old 08-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,167
Well that was obvious, Bolt gets his 4th gold defending his two titles with the 200m.

I do love Wenlock!! He keeps trying to give Bolt teddy bears.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #360  
Old 08-09-2012, 03:59 PM
XeniaCasaraghi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 1729 Noneofyourbusiness Drive, United States
Posts: 2,349
Went on the Medal site and saw someone had 81 medals; I thought well that's it China wins....turns out it was the US! Yay!
When is thi all over, my heart can't take much more.
__________________

__________________
Princess Grace, April 19, 1956
Princess Margaret Rose, May 6, 1960
Crown Princess Mette-Marit, August 25, 2001
Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, September 12, 1953
Countess Stephanie of Belgium October 20, 2012
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
belgium birth brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jewellery jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility official visit olympic games olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess astrid princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary princess mary fashion queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]