Discussion in 'Sports' started by MiaBleu, Jul 16, 2021.
Opinion seems to be very divided:
Quitter. Nothing to do with her mental health. She simply saw lots of sponsors leaving after her troubles on the vault. She gave up and we don't celebrate quitters.
GET WOKE, GO BROKE…: Ratings for Tuesday’s Woke Olympics Plummet 55%.
Costa Rican Gymnast Puts Up BLM Fist During Olympic Performance, Fails to Qualify.
VDH: What Is American Wokeness Really About?
Sensible Americans Don't Celebrate Anti-Americanism.
Sensible Americans view with disdain, those that disdain us.
They don't like us, so, we don't like them.
They are liars. Why should we tune in to watch liars?
Fauci is a lying clown with the blood of millions on his hands.
"Americans have heard enough from "elite virtue-signaling and woke performance art from critical race theory capitalists, multimillionaire CEOs, revolving-door Pentagon brass, Malibu celebrities and credentialed elite."
Americans have had enough of "being smeared as racists, or hearing that a wonderful country — the most free, just, equitable, affluent and leisured in civilization’s history — must continually pay penance for its past and present."
Americans have had enough of the "projectionist hypocrisy. Those who scream the loudest are usually the most guilty of woke crimes."
Biden and the Democrats Open Border Madness:
They don't care that people of color are being murdered in our violent Blue Cities.
Especially utter incompetence.
So, we will not watch the Olympics, but, we will turn out to vote. Each upcoming election offers yet another opportunity to restore sanity to the Federal Government.
Sod off to a political thread then.
This is a sports thread.
Enjoying the Rugby 7s.
Fiji women on target to get their nation's second ever Olympic medal.
Good win for GB against the on form US women.
Fifi v New Zealand
GB v France
Another 6 medals for GB including one gold in the women's BMX race.
Still sitting in 6th on the medals table 3 golds behind Australia.
I think 4th is the best we can finish this year. Our 2nd place last time is going to be hard to ever beat.
Gold in the triathlon mixed relay for GB.
First time for this event. Two men and two women each complete 300m open water swim, 6.8km bike ride and a 2000m run.
Johnny Brownlee adds gold to his silver and bronze individual medals from previous games and the two individual golds his brother Alistair has.
Simone Biles withdraws from two gymnastics event finals at the Tokyo Olympics
"Simone Biles has withdrawn from event finals for vault and the uneven bars at the Tokyo Olympics, Team USA said Friday. Earlier this week, the star gymnast pulled out of the individual all-around competition. "
I can only imagine the emotional strain. Very talented young woman. I wish her the best.
The only contribution I will give to this is that I pledge to not watch these kneeling, Anthem shaming, turn their backs on our flag athletes or sports ever again. I have no desire to support the stage these people try to stand on.
GB up to 10 gold medals with Max Whitlock retaining his pommel horse title.
One behind ROC and four behind Australia.
Cycling, equestrian and canoeing to come so lots of sitting down golds still to be won.
GB gold in the team 3 day event with Townsend in gold position for the individual medal. More sitting on horses to come...
British Commonwealth tops the medal table with 36 Golds.
Ya, I found it typical of the loony leftwing media to immediately start talking about mental illness as a reason for her decision. Then, she just said yesterday that it had to do with the ability to know where you are while in air and flipping around. She said she lost that ability because she didn't land properly. I find both excuses unbelievable. She was on the biggest stage and messed up a vault. I'm sure she has messed up that vault in practice several times. But, because it was during the meet in the Olympics, she panicked and just quit. Quit on her teammates and the U.S.
Now, what is the reason for the panicking? Perhaps she was afraid of losing all that money from sponsorships and future other adventures. Perhaps she hadn't experienced this in a major event before and froze. I don't know. But, for the media to try and paint this with bright colors is just plain wrong. No mental illness. No sudden vertigo. Just lack of success on one vault. Nothing to praise her for. What? Doing the beam yesterday and getting a Bronze because she was too scared to do more difficult techniques? No, she is just another Olympian who had a great run 5 years ago and petered out. Thanks for the memories but don't destroy them with this nonsense.
Totally LMAO at Biles' "It Means More that Gold" BS.
That would be the equivalent of Serena losing to Vinci at US Open Tennis 2015, and then going to a neighborhood park and beating a 7-Year-Old at Pickleball, and then saying "This means more than The Slam".
Sorry Simone, nobody is buying "Hey Lookie Here, I got a Participation Medal" BS.
That said, I am glad that you were able to cash in millions BEFORE the FLOP of Tokyo 2021.
Save your money and invest wisely. Godspeed.
Sydney McLaughlin sets world record to win Olympic gold in women’s 400-meter hurdles
We have received a medal in Olympic marathon swimming for the first time. Bronze! 10k womens.
I've enjoyed watching what I can. And what I've seen is US athletes verbally supporting and appreciating America. And no one knows unless you watch it because the media doesn't hype these positive statements through out the headlines.
One bad note...China has too many Gold medals...
This new track surface is proving to be very fast.
PBs, national and world records falling left right and centre.
GB climb to 4th place in the medals table after another Gold in the equestrian brings our total up to 15. Equal on golds with Australia but 14 silvers ahead.
ROC just one gold behind on 14 but 3 silvers ahead of GB.
It's going to be quite a fight for 4th place.
China still in 1st place with 32 golds, US 2nd on 25 and Japan 3rd with 20.
Great day for Australia. Two more golds puts them at 17 which is equal to their best ever haul.
ROC and GB one behind on 16.
GB's turn to have a great day.
2 golds put them back up to 4th on 18.
Australia slip back to 6th after ROC take one gold for the day leaving both teams on 17.
USA just 3 golds behind China now.
Going to be a close finish.
Yep it is. Dang our men's runners or we'd be in good shape.
Or should I say darn those fast Jamacans lol
It's not the Jamaican men taking your medals. Italy and Canada took all the sprint golds.
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