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Everything posted by SeanC

  1. 4x200 m preliminaries, the time for the B-squad to jockey for spots in the main event.
  2. And Apple throws it away. It depends on (a) whether the federation wants them and then (b) whether they want to participate.
  3. Ah, the individual medley, that most masochistic of events.
  4. Penny is now tied for the all-time record for Canadian Olympians, and this pretty much guarantees a repeat of her four medal performance from Rio, which will put her comfortably ahead of Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen. A bunch of people just lost their shirts betting on Ledecky here. What happened?
  5. The is karmic justice for Christine Girard not getting her big podium moment in this same weight category nine years ago (or any podium moment thirteen years ago).
  6. I would say Forster's bigger sin was that his team selection choices were actively communicating that he was expecting Biles to carry the US to victory no matter what he did, because, as was widely noted, the US team was not built with points maximization in mind. That didn't singlehandedly cause Biles' problems or anything like that, but the most important thing a federation can do for its star player is provide them with the strongest support team possible (to be clear, this isn't a criticism of the quality of any of the other girls on the team, but objectively this team was not put tog
  7. Yeah, I'd expect to see it back in 2028, since the US gets to pick a few and obviously these sports are big there. Kind of sucks for athletes in marginal sports who can't rely on their preferred sport being there all the time.
  8. This is the longest into an Olympics without an American woman swimmer winning a gold medal in like thirty years. Can King deliver the goods for her country? EDIT: Nope, it's Jacoby who is the hero.
  9. Jeez, CBC, could you let Kylie get her breath regular first?
  10. Two other relay medals are virtually in the bag, so we'll equal that easily.
  11. Smith has kind of struggled in the clutch of late. Great job by Kaylee, and Kylie also did well, though she’s undoubtedly disappointed.
  12. The score for this is quite interesting.
  13. She's had so many health problems this past year, unfortunately, she wasn't expected to.
  14. Summer will have to wait until she's the ripe old age of 17 for an Olympic medal in the 400 m. As an aside, Summer's older sister Brooke is also an athlete, in her case aiming to go to the Winter Olympics (she's already been to the Winter Youth Olympics):
  15. My favourite thing about Maggie is that she's so nearsighted that she can't actually see the scoreboard when she ends a race, so she has no idea how she did until it's either announced or somebody tells her.
  16. Women's 100 m butterfly starting now. This will be a really interesting one. My fingers are crossed for Maggie, who's the reigning World champion, but this field is so stacked that she could easily be off the podium entirely here. EDIT: Hell yeah!
  17. The pool is very cold and they want to keep their muscles warm. The Canadian women's swim team is going strong despite Taylor Ruck's unfortunate health problems, which I was afraid would doom them. Thank God that Penny returned to form just in time to be the hero again.
  18. Ever Anderson, the daughter of Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson. Because they're phasing out all these older contract players for younger, cheaper people.
  19. The paternal grandmother's introduction was very sweet (though if she had children living in America this long, I'm a bit surprised it took this long for somebody to suggest bringing her over).
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