I watched neither men's high jump nor women's javelin throw... but the track that is so advantageous for the runners seems to be too soft for many of the jumpers and throwers?
Well it may be the biggest day of her career, so I can understand if she wants to remember everything about it, tohugh I don't understand the numbers at all.Did you see McDermott scribbling in her diary between jumps?
She seems to motivate herself with quite some energy...
Yes, that's how I felt, too, especially after the last Olympics and her age considered this seems only fair.McDermott simply realised that with Mahuchikh and Lasitskene the only others left in, she had to carry the emotion for three, since both, especially Lasitskene, are so stoic. At the end of the day though, it's only fair and right that Masha won the gold, it was the only thing missing and she's been so dominant for so long. This was probably her only chance, with the young talent coming through, so it's good that she can complete the set like that.
I have no idea about BMX, haven’t seen a second of it. But when you drop your ribbons in gymnastics you get penalized for it. The Israeli didn’t get penalized.or perhaps...they know the rules?
in BMX frrestyle...a lessie crashed in 1st run attempting previously unseen trick...went on to nail
trick in 2nd run winning gold...
Ah, a last addition, then I'll stop with this topic, the commentator today said the pentathletes train running every day, swimming about five times a week, fencing I think it was two or three times a week and riding once a week... if you consider that many start that sport very late after they have tried and competed in other sports, and only learn riding for this, well...It's actually a bit funny now. Nobody cared about the modern pentathlon, and during the female's event the German commentating was a bit nicer towards the horses than in Rio (more neutral), but didn't actually care, he was only interested in the rider's chances. The live-ticker I followed a bit was very negative towards the horses again, blaming them (balky and so on), that's probably part of why I was so upset. But obviously I was not the only one who was angered by what she saw and there must have started a movement on social media, which led to more and more articles in the German press, and now it's everywhere, THE topic in the sports section since two days, interviews with pretty much everyone, commentaries...
Obviously only in Germany, though, because of Schleu and her coach's comments ("hit it harder", when the problem goes beyond that.
The male athletes today were overall a bit better than the women, but still 4 of them didn't even manage to get their horse through the parcours at all (for which you need 4 cases of disobeyance each), one had to give up because the reins were ripped! ... I wonder did he pull them so extremely or was it the rider before him? And many others, just like the women, rode into the barriers at one point. The commentator was a different one this time and during the first crashes he put emphasis on "thankfully the horse and rider are both okay, that's the most important"... and such, lol.
Okay, anyway, what I want so say: I'm happy the topic has gained some attention, but it seems more a sudden outcry and hype than a good evaluation of the situation. Well. See you in three years, pentathletes.
Unfortunately you're probably right. At the time there was a huge public outpouring of emotion for the horse I mentioned upthread, Barbaro, a few years later nobody even remembered and it was business as usual. I feel so bad for the horses, which is why I can't watch horse races and events anymore. A lot of times they're just being mistreated, all for the sake of a moment of glory.Okay, anyway, what I want so say: I'm happy the topic has gained some attention, but it seems more a sudden outcry and hype than a good evaluation of the situation. Well. See you in three years, pentathletes.
The race for 2nd and 3rd was fun to watch, and I like the camaraderie shown between the runners once they've crossed the finish line. Hugs and everything, it brings a tear to my eye.Dominant performance by Kipchoge.
The Dutch Abdi was extremely happy, while the Belgian Abdi didn't really get what was happening