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Open Water Swimming Test Event

 

before it was held...

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1083283/tokyo-2020-hold-open-water-swimming

 

and after it happened...

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1083337/heat-water-concerns-tokyo-swimming-test

 

 

once again, environmental conditions will be so uncomfortable that we're going to face another change in the schedule...another race very early in the morning (as early as 5 a.m. :yikes::facepalm:)...

and here something more about that event...

 

as you can read in the article, no results were recorded...but the truth is that didn't do that on purpose...the problem was that the official timekeeping system got broken and the win was given to the Australian Kei Edwards, who instead actually ended up well behind Gregorio Paltrinieri, who dominated the race...meanwhile Jordan Wilimovsky was lapped and forced to stop halfway through the race and the reigning Olympic Champion Ferry Weertman ended up dead last...

 

finally, listening to the comments made by the Italian delegation, the unhealthy water conditions are really an issue...the current situation is worse than Rio's 1 year before the Games (but as the Games are to be held in the always hyper-efficient Japan, nobody's raising his voice over this worrying situation like they did before the Brazilian Games :whistle::facepalm:)...

Edited by phelps

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Not many pictures of eventing test event so far... But what is that ugly construction in the background?

 

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And here again.

 

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Seriously, Tokyo 2020 venues seem to be a major letdown across the board. :facepalm:


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On the bright side, I think there could be arranged an awesome industrial concert with a band like Rammstein in many of the olympic venues.  Rock On smilie

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3 hours ago, dcro said:

Not many pictures of eventing test event so far... But what is that ugly construction in the background?

 

image.png

 

And here again.

 

image.png

 

 

Seriously, Tokyo 2020 venues seem to be a major letdown across the board. :facepalm:

 

probably is the structure of the temporary stands for the Games...:mumble:

 

however, I agree with you...so far, all the outdoor venues of the 2020 Games are really a huge disappointment (even if I'm sure in 12 months they will look a lot different from now)...

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Andrew Hoy took over the lead after cross-country.

 

Andrew+Hoy.jpg

 

Full report

 

p.s. Next year the obstacles will not be so boring. :evil:


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Just now, dcro said:

Andrew Hoy took over the lead after cross-country.

 

Andrew+Hoy.jpg

 

Full report

 

p.s. Next year the obstacles will not be so boring. :evil:

I’d hope so :d. I’ll try to get some very nice photos for you.

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Michael Jung won the test event. Getting ready for Xth Olympic title. :coffee:

 

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Full report


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Just now, vinipereira said:

 

...was it even ruled a tie initially? Hard to arrange a tie when they have a photo finish camera.

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