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  • CookyMonzta
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    You beat me to it. If the queen cracked and Naomi buckled (among other things), there's no telling how much more damage this year-long wait will do, especially when we get to the track. I hope Simone can get her head straight for Thursday.

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  • Davidokun
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    Simone Biles said she withdrew from the women's team final because she wasn't in a good place mentally to compete after facing so much pressure to win.
    From GOAT to goat...

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  • gh
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    welcome to the wonderful world of anxiety attacks

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  • guru
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    ... (if that indeed that was the problem).

    She just confirmed it.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...al/5383286001/


    I'm not sure how she can show up for the all-around and her individual events after today. We'll see.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by guru View Post
    According to team officials not injured. Biles pulled out due to "mental issue"
    That may be the biggest news of the Games so far. Biles was over-hyped and that enormous pressure has to be let off somewhere (if that indeed that was the problem).

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  • guru
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    According to team officials not injured. Biles pulled out due to "mental issue"

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  • 18.99s
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    Simone Biles injured, will not be in the team gymnastics final. No word yet on whether she'll be in any of the individual events later in the Games.

    https://apnews.com/article/2020-toky...466c95c6307375

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    I never noticed it before, but the swimmers often have very yellowed teeth, especially for young people. Looked it up and it's from 6+ hours a week in chlorinated water. Never knew!
    You obviously haven’t seen Caleb Dressel’s perfect coverboy smile!

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    Okay. WHat did the picture have to do with this? Is that supposed to be COVID-19 viruses?

    By the way, what would be more mind-boggling to Joe Sixpack - demonstrating to him how fast 100m in 10.00 is or demonstrating to him how fast 10K in 27:00 is by asking him to try running that pace for 100m?
    Watch any big city marathon and invariably we see spectators trying to run along the sidewalk at the pace of the leaders. It lasts a city block.....maybe.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    By the way, what would be more mind-boggling to Joe Sixpack - demonstrating to him how fast 100m in 10.00 is or demonstrating to him how fast 10K in 27:00 is by asking him to try running that pace for 100m?
    10 K pace for 100m, or any distance, would be the real wake-up call.

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  • 18.99s
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    Originally posted by Merner521 View Post

    Attempting any field event at all would probably be more humbling. I'm thinking three attempts at shot put or discus.
    For the high jump and pole vault, you don't even need to go as far as having the average Joes attempt a jump. Just set the HJ bar at 7'10", or PV bar at 20 feet and let the Joes walk close to the pit and look up. The true height isn't fully perceived when sitting in the stands or watching on TV.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    I never noticed it before, but the swimmers often have very yellowed teeth, especially for young people. Looked it up and it's from 6+ hours a week in chlorinated water. Never knew!
    6 hours a week?..closer to 6 hours a day these days. Goggles are probably the biggest innovation in swimming...

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  • Merner521
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    Okay. WHat did the picture have to do with this? Is that supposed to be COVID-19 viruses?

    By the way, what would be more mind-boggling to Joe Sixpack - demonstrating to him how fast 100m in 10.00 is or demonstrating to him how fast 10K in 27:00 is asking to try running that pace for 100m?
    Attempting any field event at all would probably be more humbling. I'm thinking three attempts at shot put or discus.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    I never noticed it before, but the swimmers often have very yellowed teeth, especially for young people. Looked it up and it's from 6+ hours a week in chlorinated water. Never knew!

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  • 18.99s
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    By the way, what would be more mind-boggling to Joe Sixpack - demonstrating to him how fast 100m in 10.00 is or demonstrating to him how fast 10K in 27:00 is asking to try running that pace for 100m?
    They did something similar at an exhibit of the 2018 Chicago Marathon, challenging people to run Kipchoge's world record pace on a giant treadmill.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRYtn0j5ccA

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