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  • PCSExponent
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    ^Har du övat i Malmö?

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  • scandic vaulter
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    Originally posted by Pego
    Originally posted by Jon
    Originally posted by Rineanna
    Is Hulda Thorsteinsdóttir, who qualified for the wPV final, by any chance a relation of the older Icelandic Pole Vaulter who was a pretty good vaulter and was competing up until a couple of years ago?
    I think you might be thinking of Thórey Edda Elísdóttir (5th in '04 OG), but they have different surnames. Loads of Icelandic surnames end in "dottir".
    Originally posted by PCSExponent
    Pego's got it right. Hulda is neither related to Vala Flosadóttir, bronze medallist from Sydney, nor to Thórey Edda Elísdóttir. The latter is, however, her coach.
    Yes Hulda Thorsteinsdottir, the Icelandic pole vaulter, is related to Vala Flosadottir, the bronze medallist from Sydney 2000. A swedish coach told me that Hulda's grandfather and Vala's grandmother are brothers and sisters! But you are right about Thorey Elisdottir (5th Athens 2004), she is her coach. It is funny to see how small country Iceland is!

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  • vip
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    Anybody have a video link to the women's 200 meters?

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  • toyracer
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    Originally posted by JWiz
    You have a link for today toyracer?
    Let me look for one, fortunately (for me) a cable channel here in Jamaica is carrying it live.

    Edit: no channel other than CBC, will keep looking.

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  • JWiz
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    You have a link for today toyracer?

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  • toyracer
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    Originally posted by El Toro
    Originally posted by toyracer
    Random thought: very cool to have the world record holder in the long jump helping with commentary for the lung jump.

    I'm getting an education just listening to him.
    Now that conjured some unfortunate mental imagery!
    Oh my, apologies for the typo.

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  • Trackfans08
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    Originally posted by shivfan
    Originally posted by toyracer
    Well done to Jehue Gordon....

    Yeah, he held up just enough for the win. Word is that he's going pro, and bypassing the US college system. Even though these kids are skipping the college route that doesn't mean they can't get a degree. Millions of people are earning their degrees using the online/long distance study route now. Even me is going to get in the act and gain another to add to my credentials, you can never stop learning.

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  • 3
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    Originally posted by Jon
    Hasay, who has drawn the easiest heat, finished second behind WY 800m silver medallist Ciara Mageean (one year younger) 4:16.73 to 4:16.74. First heat was much tougher - top three ran 4:12.9-4:13. Hasay would have needed to run a PR simply to qualify for the next round.
    It appears the "Next Ms O'Sullivan" will square off against the "Next Ms Decker". Speed should prevail in this one despite which places they earn in the final.

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  • 3
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    You may have, but I was pointing out the fact that this statement was incorrect. As a result of having hijacked this thread, hope a thousand dottirs come steaming down my dirt road today and kick up a bunch of dust into my garden; try to catapult over my house with sticks; and throw rocks through my windows :-)

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  • PCSExponent
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    Originally posted by 3
    I believe not "everyone" in Iceland who is a woman is named dottir
    This is correct. I said this much 2 posts above.

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  • 3
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    You can make an effort to re-read my question which was drawn from the entirety of that statement. Repeated for the learning impaired (who appears to have morphed again): True or false - not "almost" or "mostly" true: Everyone on Iceland are named dottir? Ms Bryndis Holm is a female. She's Icelandic. She should be included in "everybody", but her name is not Ms Bryndis Holmdottir. Consequently, Ms Sigrun Fjeldsted is also not named Ms Sigrun Fjeldottir. Neither is Ms Iris Gronfeldt not Ms Iris Grondottir, but "green field". I believe not "everyone" in Iceland who is a woman is named dottir --- whether their father is a Johan or not.

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  • PCSExponent
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    stoffert is obviously not a native speaker of English, but you can make an effort to read their first sentence:
    Everyone on Iceland are named dottir, say if your fathers name ar Johan, and you are a girl.

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  • 3
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    True or false - not "almost" or "mostly" true: Everyone on Iceland are named dottir?

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  • PCSExponent
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    ^Nearly all (well over 90%) Icelanders have a patronymic last name (ending in son or dóttir). The majority of the rest have a patronymic name in addition to a proper family name. Very (very) few have only a family name.

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  • 3
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    Originally posted by stoffert
    "dottir" means daughter in english.

    Everyone on Iceland are named dottir, say if your fathers name ar Johan, and you are a girl.

    Your name would be Johansdottir
    No, this is absurdly incorrect. A helpful hint for you: http://eng.domsmalaraduneyti.is/information/nr/125

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