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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:27 pm

you never see a woman who transitioned to a man competing in a men's event at the top levels
I wonder why

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:10 pm

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote: that Sth African man/woman you talking about?

yep

I'm tired of all this transgenderism in sport


RSA ?Must be Caster Semenya.She was involved in the same controversy.

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2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:27 pm

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During asian games in Iran, all women are forced to wear hijab as mandatory. Hats off to Brave young Indian shooter Heena Sindhu who refused to put 'hijab' in the shooting competition hence could not participate as it’s against her self belief.

respect !!!

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:18 pm

I'm tired of all this transgenderism in sport. Imagine how fair the natural females in this race felt as the hewoman crossed the line well ahead of them. "Is it worth all the training and sacrifice I have put in the past four years to be beaten by a man" is what most would be feeling.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:37 am

Heena Sidhu is married to Ronak Pandit, also a shooter who had won Commonwealth games gold in 2006 in men's 25 m standard pistol.

Interestingly, Heena Sidhu and her nearest competitor Elena Galiabovitch of Australia are both doctors.

Ronak Pandit has studied management and he runs a training centre for shooting where he trained his wife as well.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:28 am

The Mountain Man wins 50m Pistol gold :dance:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:57 am

Yes, the Aussie won Gold in 50m air pistol.Indian Mitharwal with the bronze.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:45 am

air pistol is practically a toy gun
that's what we've been reduced to now in this country

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:52 am

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IMAGE: Australia’s Daniel Repacholi celebrates after winning gold in the 50 metres Pistol event with Bangladesh’s Shakil Ahmed, left, and India’s Om Prakash Mitharval at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:03 am

bolero wrote:Yes, the Aussie won Gold in 50m air pistol.Indian Mitharwal with the bronze.
I had Mountain and Mithaval battling it out for the gold medal.. but the Indian faulted late to allow the Banga in. Surprise with Rai being eliminated early.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 am

Not a lot to keep me interested during the day now. Nite even less with track cycling and swimming over. Is Mountain Bike on the program.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 am

An Aussie and an Indian have qualified for the mens double trap shooting bolero.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:20 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
bolero wrote:Yes, the Aussie won Gold in 50m air pistol.Indian Mitharwal with the bronze.
I had Mountain and Mithaval battling it out for the gold medal.. but the Indian faulted late to allow the Banga in. Surprise with Rai being eliminated early.


Yes, they were close at one stage. Mitharwal faltered in the end, he looked set for silver. Surprised at Rai being eliminated too, he is a class act and former world champion, though not in this category.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:30 am

Jitu Rai's achievements till date. He was shooting decently in Rio Olympics suddenly froze in the final and came 8th. Some people taunted him saying he lacked killer instinct at the Olympics to win the medal.

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World Championships

Silver medal – second place 2014 Granada 50 m pistol

World Cup

Gold medal – first place 2017 New Delhi 10 m air pistol mixed team with Heena Sidhu
Gold medal – first place 2014 Maribor 10 m air pistol
Silver medal – second place 2014 Munich 10 m air pistol
Silver medal – second place 2014 Maribor 50 m pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Changwon 10 m air pistol


Commonwealth Games

Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow 50 m pistol
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast 10 m air pistol

Asian Games

Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon 50 m pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon 10 m air pistol team

Commonwealth Championships

Bronze medal – third place 2017 Brisbane 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Brisbane 50 m pistol

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:45 am

Very impressive. The womens Double Trap final is now on.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:52 am

Our woman shooter is too inconsistent to win the double trap.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am

Two of your countrymen and one of mine in final of Men Double Trap bolero.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:06 am

Yes, Baggers . All the best to the Indians and Aussies.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:09 am

Shreyasi Singh of India wins Gold in Women's Double Trap Competition.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:10 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Our woman shooter is too inconsistent to win the double trap.
India with the gold Australia the silver in women Double Trap. Indian shooters showing great concentration amd temperament. I have been trying to delete this post. It wont allow me.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:11 am

bolero wrote:Shreyasi Singh of India wins Gold in Women's Double Trap Competition.
Cox the Aussie was never going to overhaul your girl bolero. Your shooters showing great concentration and temperament. Much like your cricketers.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 am

Emma Cox of Australia wins silver.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:18 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
bolero wrote:Shreyasi Singh of India wins Gold in Women's Double Trap Competition.
Cox the Aussie was never going to overhaul your girl bolero. Your shooters showing great concentration and temperament. Much like your cricketers.


Australia though is doing very well in shooting matching the Indian shooters all the way. Both the countries shooters are among the world's best. The Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Russians, Hungarians, Poles are also top notch.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 am

Good sporting facilities have come up in India for shooting, Badminton etc and the results of training in these facilities have begun to pay results for Indian sportspersons.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:43 am

7 Indian boxers in semis. Hope some medals come through.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:49 am

Medals are assured once boxers reach semi finals. I hope that some of these medals will be gold.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:00 am

Our Double Trapper is eliminated. Again your man is the most solid.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:13 am

Ankur Mittal India wins bronze. Some nervous shooting in the end.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:20 am

NO Indian actually battling for shooting gold for a change bolero. The Scot prevails.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:40 am

Ankur Mittal added a bronze medal to India’s kitty with a superb effort in an exciting double trap final in which he was in front for much of the time. He was tied for the top spot with Scotland’s David McMath at 46/50 but his shooting was not the same after an official walked up to him and had a word before the shooting resumed. For someone had missed only four birds out of 50 shots in the final, the 26-year-old Delhiite who won silver medal in the World Championship in Moscow in September last year, ended up missing three of the next 10 and had to settle for bronze behind McMath and Isle of Man’s Tim Kneale. The last named had a similar score of 53/60 but went to the final round of 10 shots because he had finished higher than Ankur Mittal in the qualification. Mohammed Asab, the Indian bronze medallist from 2014, finished fourth after having shot a creditable 137/150 in qualifying.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:25 am

we're no good at the events that require real guns :)

anyway, in other news shit happens...
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 am

India V/s England - Hockey Started.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:48 am

Indian coach Marijne has effected a lot of changes like dropping Sardar Singh etc. It has affected the balance of the Indian hockey team.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:57 am

England 1-0 India.

England looks like will win this one. Playing better.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Going South » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 am

1-1 now

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:01 am

England 3 - 2 India

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am

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.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:09 am

Dramatic win by India.

India win 4-3 against England.

Ha !

India face New Zealand in semis.

England face no 1 team Australia in the other semis.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:14 am

Indian hockey is going through a transition. Senior players like Sardar Singh and Ramandeep are being phased out and Marijne wants younger players (he doesnt care about past reputation and egos).

So there maybe short term pain but long term the term would be better.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:16 am

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

worth checking out now, he's going well

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:25 am

There was a time when India and Pakistan were the top teams in Hockey. Their hockey matches were hyped the same way their cricket matches are hyped now a days. Now no one gives a second look to their hockey matches. Pakistan failed to even qualify for semifinals in this commonwealth Games.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:28 am

Starc wins by a sandpaper width!

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:34 am

Aussie Brandon Starc takes out an drama filled mens highjump. :dance:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:34 am

squarecut wrote:There was a time when India and Pakistan were the top teams in Hockey. Their hockey matches were hyped the same way their cricket matches are hyped now a days. Now no one gives a second look to their hockey matches. Pakistan failed to even qualify for semifinals in this commonwealth Games.


True.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 am

Well done, Starc.

The young Indian Tejaswin Shankar finishes 6th.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:48 am

bolero wrote:Well done, Starc.

The young Indian Tejaswin Shankar finishes 6th.
Just 19 years old.. so a big future for him.