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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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

Yeh massive throw by Dani. Who watched the Pole Vault? I got jack of the live stream.. luckily 7 telecast it between the diving and womens discus. Sensational last PB gold medal jump by curly haired Kurtis Marshall. How far off the world record was that.. I would be interested to know.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:52 am

Discus thrower winner had a nice arse. You could see she was going to win before she started. Really strong toned thighs.

Bahamian W 200m was impressive too. World Class.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Yeh massive throw by Dani. Who watched the Pole Vault? I got jack of the live stream.. luckily 7 telecast it between the diving and womens discus. Sensational last PB gold medal jump by curly haired Kurtis Marshall. How far off the world record was that.. I would be interested to know.


a long way. World Champs usually go over 6 metres

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:56 am

most attractive women at the games so far though would probably be the Cypriot women beach volleyball team

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:02 pm

bolero what is the win/loss between recent India/Oz hockey games?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 pm

WTF happened in that 200m final

looked like the pom ran out of his lane

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:06 pm

Katto wrote:most attractive women at the games so far though would probably be the Cypriot women beach volleyball team
the shorter of the Aussie bv girls is a cutie.. Sth American born is why. Clap your peepers on our heptathlon entrant Celeste Mucci.. real looker.. Michelle Jenneke is attractive too.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:10 pm

nice volley
didn't think that was allowed in Hockey, but okay, it looked good :up:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:bolero what is the win/loss between recent India/Oz hockey games?


Australia is favourite by a big margin.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Australia will win easily.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:12 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:most attractive women at the games so far though would probably be the Cypriot women beach volleyball team
the shorter of the Aussie bv girls is a cutie.. Sth American born is why. Clap your peepers on our heptathlon entrant Celeste Mucci.. real looker.. Michelle Jenneke is attractive too.


she's not bad the 'aussie' volleyballer, but the Cypriot girls had better curves

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 pm

the pom was DQ'd in the 200M final

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:14 pm

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:Yeh massive throw by Dani. Who watched the Pole Vault? I got jack of the live stream.. luckily 7 telecast it between the diving and womens discus. Sensational last PB gold medal jump by curly haired Kurtis Marshall. How far off the world record was that.. I would be interested to know.


a long way. World Champs usually go over 6 metres
Marshall is only 20 with tons of promise.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:15 pm

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote: the shorter of the Aussie bv girls is a cutie.. Sth American born is why. Clap your peepers on our heptathlon entrant Celeste Mucci.. real looker.. Michelle Jenneke is attractive too.


she's not bad the 'aussie' volleyballer, but the Cypriot girls had better curves
I missed the Cypriot girls.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:26 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:
she's not bad the 'aussie' volleyballer, but the Cypriot girls had better curves
I missed the Cypriot girls.


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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:34 pm

yep you are spot on.. definitely curvy.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Australia are way way ahead of England. Its not even a competition.

Meanwhile, India holding on to the third place barely.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:07 am

Tejaswini Sawant wins Gold 50m Rifle 3 , Anjum Moudgil with silver.

India now with 15 Golds.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Tinsel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:50 am

Indian newspaper says April 13,2018, hockey game at 5.45am IST
Ind vs Nz I can not finds even on TV or anywhere? Why?
Axar & Chahal failed to take wicket at Banglore vs Proteas A

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 am

India's Achanta Sharath Kamal wins a tough encounter against England's star TT player Liam Pitchford to enter semis.

Nigerian TT star Aruna Quadri defeats Harmeet Desai of India to enter semis.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:22 am

15 year old Anish Bhanwala of India wins Gold in 25m rapid fire pistol.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:38 am

Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik and Gaurav Solanki of India enter finals in their boxing categories.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:21 am

It is comforting to know that India at present enjoys a 3 golds lead over Canada, the fourth placed nation in the medal tally.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:23 am

medal tally is more important than the actual sport for some :lol:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:33 am

Katto wrote:medal tally is more important than the actual sport for some :lol:


Katto , let me put it in context. India was mocked repeatedly for not producing enough medal winners in international events and being over obsessed with cricket.

Thats why, Squarecut's post.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:36 am

Again as Katto rightly said, the competition at Olympics and Asian games is at a completely different level.

The Australian and the Indian medal tally looks flattering. But its a different ball game when the competition is much tougher.

England has improved by leaps and bounds at the Olympics.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 am

Naman Tanwar wins Bronze medal in his boxing weight category. he lost to Australia's Jason Whateley in a close encounter.

Both boxers were going against each other even after the bell had rung.

This is intense competition.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 am

It is very satisfying to find India winning so many medals for the last few games. It shows that Indian quality in sports is improving. There was a time four-five decades ago when Indians were unable to win medals in international levels and whatever few medals came about were not because of any system but despite the lack of system.

Now Indians have started to win a few medals in these games and also in Olympics. I find that systems are indeed set up in India now and it is the presence of these world class facilities that are yielding results now.

For instance, shooting medals are coming because now Indians have world class training facilities, most of them set up by shooters themselves.

In Badminton, India is now a power to be reckoned with because world class badminton training facilities (again set up by players themselves) have come up in India.

All these facilities are because of private enterprise, and not government enterprise, which is the right way to make progress.

One can say that India is improving in several fields, including sports, and that is because Indians have finally begun to pay attention to quality.

It is quite satisfying to see the progress in various sports in these games. It shows that we are moving away from being a cricket only nation. It will be a great day when cricket will become a minor sport in India, behind truly global sports.

At present, India is the most populous of all commonwealth games. Being third is the medal tally is not that bad as of now. It would have been quite embarrassing if we were say around 29th in the medal tally. Incidentally, the second most populous commonwealth nation is indeed languishing at the 29th position in the medal tally because the priority of that nation seems to be different from most other nations.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:48 am

Well said, Squarecut.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:49 am

Naman Tanwar bows out in the semi-final but wins bronze

What an incredible fight! Unfortunately, the 19-year-old from India has lost and will have to be content with a bronze medal. But he's provided the crowd a lot of entertainment throughout the fight. Tanwar's open-guarded stance had him in trouble right from the start, but he's given as good as he got, trading punches with the ferocity that had even his seasoned opponent rattled. He did try to shore up his defence in the dying minutes of the contest, but the lure of reverting to his open stance took over.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:54 am

I watched Naman Tanwar's earlier fight. I love his open stance.

There was a boxer from India Akhil Kumar who had this stance.

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

This is the streetfighter's brawl stance.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 am

The closest I can describe this is Rocky Balboa's stance against the Russian Ivan Drago when he says 'Hit me' the match taking place in Russia.

Its an open stance where there is no defence.Either you hit or get hit.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:08 am

The commentators’ job entails building up the event they are speaking about and probably requires the liberal use of hyperboles. But when India’s Naman Tanwar took the ring against Frank Masoe in the quarterfinals of the Men’s 91kg category, there were times when they spent more time speaking about how the 19-year-old could be a potential Olympic medallist than the bout itself.

There is a certain kind of swagger in Tanwar’s overall movement and attitude in the boxing ring that makes him stand out and in the two bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, the boxer from Bhiwani, Haryana, has been winning hearts with his style.

He boasts of the kind of lazy elegance that is not often seen in amateur boxing. And with an open chested boxing style, he lets his opponent get the feeling that they can find an opening to bulldoze him only to scurry for cover when he unleashes the flurry of jabs and uppercuts thanks to his superior reach.

And what makes his performance more commendable is the fact that he is competing in his first major senior event and has already ensured a medal for the country by reaching the semi-finals.

The 2016 AIBA World Youth Championship bronze medallist bronze medallist has represented India in a few international events but his win over the experienced Sumit Sangwan in the Commonwealth Games selection trial was not something many expected.

Big on confidence
But self-confidence is one big forte of the boy, who was initially sent to the boxing ring by his father four years ago as he was stocky and overweight.

“Initially I would bunk boxing classes just like one bunks school. But slowly boxing became a more prominent (part of my life) and I wasn’t really enjoying the studying part,” Tanwar told Doordarshan in an interview before leaving for Gold Coast.

He made an immediate impact in the junior circuit, surprising many with his technique – he employs no orthodox guard, evoking memories of 2008 Beijing Olympics quarter-finalist Akhil Kumar. For a big guy, he is quick on his feet and his footwork allows him to avoid many punches.

The fight against Frank Masoe showed that he has a strong chin too. Put all of that together and you have a solid package that oozes potential.

The 19-year-old admits that he idolises the former Bantamweight fighter but says he wasn’t really aware of Akhil or any other boxer when he started boxing and only later learnt about the similarity in style and technique.

Now, Tanwar has been working with the coaching staff and also studying the technique the bouts of Cuban Light Heavyweight boxer and four time world champion Julio Cesar La Cruz through YouTube videos to make necessary changes to his own game to try and make the jump from a talented player to a champion boxer.

The medal at the Commonwealth Games, where India hasn’t really been a force in the higher weight categories, is a very good start in that direction.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:22 am

I would like to have seen some badminton but Ch7 don't seem to want to televise it probably because Australians aren't winning it

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 am

I've often thought that Australia should compete as separate states to make the medal tally aspect more interesting

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby raja » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:06 am

Katto wrote:I've often thought that Australia should compete as separate states to make the medal tally aspect more interesting

BCCI India have become very good at badminton of late.
Thanks to coach Pullela Gopichand (a former All England winner himself), India now has top-ranked badminton players, both in men's and women's games.
Kidambi Srikanth is world no.1.
PV Sindhu (women) is world no.3.
Saina Nehwal has slipped a bit but is still world no.12.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby raja » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:08 am

Katto wrote:I've often thought that Australia should compete as separate states to make the medal tally aspect more interesting

:lmao:
Yes, let's do it.
How would the spread of medals between the states look?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:13 am

Finally,Raja has posted in this thread.

Welcome with flowers, rather medals.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am

India's top ranked TT Player G Sathiyan loses a close encounter to England's Sam Walker. Only Achanta Sharath Kamal remains who is in semis.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am

raja wrote:
Katto wrote:I've often thought that Australia should compete as separate states to make the medal tally aspect more interesting

:lmao:
Yes, let's do it.
How would the spread of medals between the states look?


I don't know, I assume QLD, NSW and Vic would have the bulk of them

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 am

Bajrang Punia of India wins Gold in Wrestling. 17th Gold for India.

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Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:25 am

Pooja Dhanda takes Silver in Wrestling in her weight category.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:39 am

Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan have entered the men's doubles finals.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:43 am

raja wrote:
Katto wrote:I've often thought that Australia should compete as separate states to make the medal tally aspect more interesting

BCCI India have become very good at badminton of late.
Thanks to coach Pullela Gopichand (a former All England winner himself), India now has top-ranked badminton players, both in men's and women's games.
Kidambi Srikanth is world no.1.
PV Sindhu (women) is world no.3.
Saina Nehwal has slipped a bit but is still world no.12.


Watch out for Gayatri Gopichand and Vishnu, Gopichand's son and daughter.

I expect atleast one of them to represent India.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:48 am

Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri wins U-19 All-India badminton tournament

Former All England Open winner and illustrious coach Pullela Gopichand’s 14-year-old daughter Gayatri Gopichand Pullela won the under-19 singles event of the 26th Krishna Khaitan All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Gayatri representing her home state Telangana defeated top seed Purva Barve, 17, of Maharashtra in a keenly contested match 21-18, 23-21 to lift the title.

In the first game, Gayatri was leading 11-1, but Purva fought back and tied the match 15 each. Showing composure Gayatri concentrated on placement and won the game 21-18. In the second game, both the opponents were neck-and-neck and played attacking game.

If Gayatri was solid in drops, Purva countered with her better court coverage to extend the second game into tiebreaker. Gayatri sealed the game 23-21 and wrapped the final in 40 minutes.

Twenty six years ago, in the inaugural edition (1991) of the same tournament, Gayatri’s mother PVV Lakshmi, former national champion, won the juniors’ singles title.

At that time the tournament used to be held in Chennai and for the last five-six years it has been shifted to Chandigarh. “She (Gayatri) had already won two tournaments in under-17 category this year, so we thought of trying in the U-19 age group. Happy that she has won,” said Gayatri’s mother Lakshmi.

Earlier in the semifinals, Gayatri defeated sixth seed Malvika Bansod in a marathon match 9-21, 22-20, 21-11 stretching to almost one hour.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 am

Squash - Dipika Pallikal Karthik (Dinesh Karthik's wife) and Saurav Ghoshal storm into mixed doubles finals upsetting the top seeds King and Coll.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 am

Mausam Khatri wins Silver in wrestling.

India winning a lot of silvers and bronzes today.

Gold rush not coming.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 am

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall reach the finals of mens doubles TT beating the Indian pair of Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty.

Drinkhall and Pitchford would be meeting Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan of India in the finals.