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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:49 am

squarecut wrote:Playing team games in Commonwealth/ Olympics etc is waste of effort. It is for those nations that are only good in certain team games and are not good in individual events. In fact I think that team games like Hockey should be removed from these events.
Why? Give us a valid reason.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:50 am

Katto wrote:is that Mitchell Starc's brother in the high jump?

worth checking out now, he's going well


Indeed he is the younger brother of Mitchell Starc.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:51 am

bolero I was watching the exciting high jump final.. did India beat the Poms in hockey?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:53 am

squarecut wrote:
Katto wrote:is that Mitchell Starc's brother in the high jump?

worth checking out now, he's going well


Indeed he is the younger brother of Mitchell Starc.
Jumped a PB to pip the colorful Bahaman with the mind games. What about Brandon's quirky foot attire.. one black shoe and sock and one white one. Superstition?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:58 am

baggygreenmania wrote:bolero I was watching the exciting high jump final.. did India beat the Poms in hockey?


Yes beat the Poms 4-3

Scored 2 goals in last 2 minutes.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:58 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
squarecut wrote:
Indeed he is the younger brother of Mitchell Starc.
Jumped a PB to pip the colorful Bahaman with the mind games. What about Brandon's quirky foot attire.. one black shoe and sock and one white one. Superstition?


Personal best as well.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:00 pm

bolero wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:bolero I was watching the exciting high jump final.. did India beat the Poms in hockey?


Yes beat the Poms 4-3

Scored 2 goals in last 2 minutes.
fair to say then your boys got out of jail.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:05 pm

The Comm Games seem to turn a blind eye to blatant steroid abusers in the track events.
that 400m W final OMG :shock:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:18 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
bolero wrote:
Yes beat the Poms 4-3

Scored 2 goals in last 2 minutes.
fair to say then your boys got out of jail.


Yup. We sent the Poms for slaughter at Aussie hands in the Semiis.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:20 pm

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Bad luck Hima Das - atleast she doesnt resemble a steroid user. Genuine result !

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 pm

4-3 win by india. wow. what a game.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

bolero wrote:Image

Bad luck Hima Das - atleast she doesnt resemble a steroid user. Genuine result !


google the winner :o

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

squarecut wrote:Playing team games in Commonwealth/ Olympics etc is waste of effort. It is for those nations that are only good in certain team games and are not good in individual events. In fact I think that team games like Hockey should be removed from these events.

come on.

i want to see T20 in common wealth events. all members play cricket i guess. why not? it’s THE sport to play.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Katto wrote:
bolero wrote:Image

Bad luck Hima Das - atleast she doesnt resemble a steroid user. Genuine result !


google the winner :o


I am spooked :twisted:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Montsho failed a routine drugs test. Subsequently, this finding was confirmed by the results of her 'B' sample which also tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. In March 2015 Botswana Athletics Association handed her a 2-year ban from sports.

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Confirmed doper. Shame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amantle_Montsho

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 pm

bolero wrote:At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Montsho failed a routine drugs test. Subsequently, this finding was confirmed by the results of her 'B' sample which also tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. In March 2015 Botswana Athletics Association handed her a 2-year ban from sports.

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Confirmed doper. Shame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amantle_Montsho


she's on far harder stuff than that
look at her traps

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Katto wrote:
bolero wrote:At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Montsho failed a routine drugs test. Subsequently, this finding was confirmed by the results of her 'B' sample which also tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. In March 2015 Botswana Athletics Association handed her a 2-year ban from sports.

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Confirmed doper. Shame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amantle_Montsho


she's on far harder stuff than that
look at her traps


True that.Her timings also suspicious.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:16 pm

Going South wrote:
squarecut wrote:Playing team games in Commonwealth/ Olympics etc is waste of effort. It is for those nations that are only good in certain team games and are not good in individual events. In fact I think that team games like Hockey should be removed from these events.

come on.

i want to see T20 in common wealth events. all members play cricket i guess. why not? it’s THE sport to play.


BCCI will not sent its team in these events.T20 cricket was played in last Asian Games where BCCI did not send a team. As a result Bangladesh won gold in men's event (their only gold in Asian games ever). Pakistani women too won the gold (the only Pakistani gold in that Asian games).

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:59 pm

BCCI != india.
all these clubs don’t represent the country.
that’s the problem

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:18 pm

squarecut wrote:
Going South wrote:come on.

i want to see T20 in common wealth events. all members play cricket i guess. why not? it’s THE sport to play.


BCCI will not sent its team in these events.T20 cricket was played in last Asian Games where BCCI did not send a team. As a result Bangladesh won gold in men's event (their only gold in Asian games ever). Pakistani women too won the gold (the only Pakistani gold in that Asian games).
As hosts this time I am suprised that Australia did not include T20 or does the Comm Games International Committee make the final decision? Also as the Games are being held in one of most beautiful aquatic places in the country why were sailing, canoeing and rowing not included.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:42 am

In the diving why are the top points scrapped before final score is given? Got me stumped.

Pommies too good in the Mountain Bike.. Aussie with home ground advantage is not in the picture.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:55 am

top and bottom are scrapped
to remove bias and anomaly

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:21 am

The Sth African she/man is lining up to blow away the genuine females in the 800m
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:24 am

Katto wrote:top and bottom are scrapped
to remove bias and anomaly

I see

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:35 am

baggygreenmania wrote:The Sth African she/man is lining up to blow away the genuine females in the 800m


already happened in the 1500m the other night
farcical

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:44 am

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:The Sth African she/man is lining up to blow away the genuine females in the 800m


already happened in the 1500m the other night
farcical
Should never have been permitted to compete against females. Much same as allowing Murali to bowl in cricket.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 am

Boy there are some ruff lookers in the womens shot put.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:12 am

What drongo designer put blue and green together in Aussie diving cossies?
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:27 am

Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware in wrestling finals. Sushil is a former Olympic silver medallist, he got into controversy when he and his friends physically attacked and later conspired to put a fellow competitor, they apparently even doped his food.An investigation was done and both Sushil and the other athlete could not participate.

This happened in last Olympics.India did badly in wrestling then bcoz everyone was focussed on the off field happenings.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:56 am

The McConnells in the Mountain Bike have no heart for the battle. Hard to see how both took bronze in Glascow 2014.

Kiwi men are riding away with the medals.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:51 am

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I did not know she was still competing. Rachel and Ryan Cuskelly just knocked off the Pakistani pair Zafar and Aslam in mixed event to advance to the quarters. Why was it not telecast?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:09 am

India' s Tejaswini Sawant wins Silver in 50m Rifle Prone Event.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 am

bolero wrote:India' s Tejaswini Sawant wins Silver in 50m Rifle Prone Event.
Was that televised bolero? I have been watching for live cov of shooting all day.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:25 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
bolero wrote:India' s Tejaswini Sawant wins Silver in 50m Rifle Prone Event.
Was that televised bolero? I have been watching for live cov of shooting all day.


I guess.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am

Babita Phogat wins Silver in Wrestling. I expected Gold, definitely an upset.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 am

It looks like today is a silver day for India. Indians need to win at least a couple of Golds to keep ahead of fourth and fifth nations in the medal table.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 am

bolero wrote:Babita Phogat wins Silver in Wrestling. I expected Gold, definitely an upset.
Aussies too have had a lean day. One gold only.. our beach volleyballers. Our girls play for the gold tonite.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 am

Hurray, Rahul Aware gets India's 13th gold, this one in 57 KG freestyle wrestling for men.

"Aware hoon".. as a famous old song goes. :)

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:02 am

ozzie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi should be banned at all venues
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 am

Katto wrote:ozzie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi should be banned at all venues
instant ejection


This chant is known to fans of all countries :lol:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:52 am

Sushil Kumar wins Gold in Wrestling.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:42 am

bolero wrote:
Katto wrote:ozzie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi should be banned at all venues
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This chant is known to fans of all countries :lol:

It is.. mores the pity.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 am

poor live stream of men Pole Vault final. C'mom 7 get your act together.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:22 am

impossible to follow any event.
they only show Australians then skip to another event, I like to see the other athletes

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:32 am

Katto wrote:impossible to follow any event.
they only show Australians then skip to another event, I like to see the other athletes

yes. same with asian games too.
worse, they cut other athletes for ads, but no ads for locals.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:45 am

Australia's Dani Stevens wins Gold in Discus Throw with a massive CWG record.
Seema Poonia of India takes Silver and Navjeet Dhillon of India takes Bronze.

3 min ago
Here are the final results:

1st place: Dani Stevens (AUS) - 68.26

2nd place: Seema Punia (IND) - 60.41

3rd place: Navjeet Dhillon (IND) - 57.43

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:49 am

bolero wrote:Australia's Dani Stevens wins Gold in Discus Throw with a massive CWG record.
Seema Poonia of India takes Silver and Navjeet Dhillon of India takes Bronze.

3 min ago
Here are the final results:

1st place: Dani Stevens (AUS) - 68.26

2nd place: Seema Punia (IND) - 60.41

3rd place: Navjeet Dhillon (IND) - 57.43


Indians taking medals in athletics is great. Indians are normally quite poor in athletics.