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On 22/09/2019 at 15:20, Fly_like_a_don said:

Rakhi Halder finishes with dismal 214kg again. 

Meanwhile analysing Mirabai's chances, it's more dep on the luck and other player's performance. 

Two of her rivals are from north korea and China. With 4 per each gender it's gonna be interesting!! 

 

North Korea 

Sure to send lifters in 59, 64,76kg

Their 87 kg lifter is very good and could sneak through to be the 4th (In such a case no 49kg lifter) 

 

China

Sure to send in 55kg, 64kg(just because of experience and being defending Olympic champion and probably world champion again) 

Surely they won't send lifters in 59 and 76 because no chance of gold. 

87kg lifter has a edge in the remaining 3 categories 

So it's all about - 49 vs +87kg

In +87kg, there is presence of Tatiana the WR holder from Russia lifting 333kg.Interestingly Li (Chn) is just 19 years old and lifting 323 already. If Li makes 345+ it's possible she goes through, though it looks a lot but Li has shown such big improvement that nothing can be said. 

 

 

IWF may have to ban Russia from Olympic weightlifting. In case it doesn't WADA will challenge the casa at CAS. This comes to effect as it was proved that samples in Moscow were manipulated. 

 

 

In such a case a 25kg difference between Li and other lifters is enough for China to choose +87kg if the suspension happens. 

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Just now, Fly_like_a_don said:

IWF may have to ban Russia from Olympic weightlifting. In case it doesn't WADA will challenge the casa at CAS. This comes to effect as it was proved that samples in Moscow were manipulated. 

 

 

In such a case a 25kg difference between Li and other lifters is enough for China to choose +87kg if the suspension happens. 

I don't  know about it 

Isnt WADA suspension  are applicable  only for international  competition? 

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Just now, Shravan Kumar said:

I don't  know about it 

Isnt WADA suspension  are applicable  only for international  competition? 

Includes Olympics though

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Just now, Fly_like_a_don said:

Includes Olympics though

Are you talking about winter Olympics in Sochi?

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Was browsing sony live app to see some wrestling recording........ Was really happy to see the Olympic channel section.... Really nice videos of both Indian atheletes as well as Olympic legends..... Loved the one on sakshi malik


strength does not come from physical capacity but from an indomitable will. - Gandhi

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On 23/09/2019 at 17:52, Shravan Kumar said:

Are you talking about winter Olympics in Sochi?

It's Russia in general!! Most of the samples were from athletics and weightlifting. Many have been re tested and obtained positive while report has emerged that most negative samples were obtained by manipulation. 

Russian Olympic Chief has admitted its a "very serious issue" and the chances of Russia participating at next year Olympics are very less. Will be interesting to see how federations like the UWW, FIG, ICF  ISSF respond because these are very close with Russia, especially ISSF lead by a Russian. 

As of now, Russia is banned in athletics and the ban may stay until 2021 at least. 

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With Saina's current form I don't think she'll ever qualify for any Olympic Games hereafter. 

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Stephanie Rice aiming to produce Olympic champion from India by 2028
Australian swimming ace Stephanie Rice is set to open the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India.


It’s not often that you get to train with three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer and a five-time World record holder. But that’s soon going to be a reality as former Australian swimming ace Stephanie Rice is set to open the Stephanie Rice Swim Academy in India.

The revenue for the academy is still not finalised; she is slated to meet sponsors and partners over the next week. Through the academy, Rice hopes to see one of her Indian wards making a podium finish in the 2028 Olympics.


Is there any particular reason behind launching your academy in India?

I love the country so much. When I was swimming, I had so much support from the Indian press. When social media came in, I got so much support from India. I could not understand where this was coming from, I had never competed in India, I am neither from India nor do I have Indian heritage. After retiring, I decided to come to India and see what this is and if this is real. Then I was given the role to do the Olympic coverage for India (in 2016) and that gave me an exposure and understanding about the current level of swimming in the country and witness people like P.V. Sindhu or Dipa Karmakar breaking through.

Having done the commentary stint with Pro Kabaddi League, I had a better understanding. Living here for four-five months, watching the coaching programmes, talking to current swimmers gave me a better understanding. I could have taken my swimming academy anywhere in the world and it would do well. But I want to do it in India because I feel it’s a country I love and also it has the market where I can make biggest impact and have biggest growth. If I did it in Australia, there are so many other programmes. This is something I can give back to the sport. That feels meaningful.

What are your thoughts on Indian swimmers?

There are a lot of amazing swimmers in India right now. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t train in India. They train in the US and Thailand. I would love to bring those athletes back home at the Stephanie Rice Swimming Academy. I would like to have them trained under high-level coaches in India. Some of them I have spoken to — through social media or seminars, they really want to understand all the components that go into high performance. Of course, a key part of it is coaching and I think I can help them with that. Also help them with nutrition and other components. I want to hit all those components in the academy and have somebody take care of all those things.

What are India’s chances?

In terms of India, I think there are a couple of athletes who will go close to the semifinals. I don’t think they will make the semis, because if you look at US, Australia, China, Japan — they all are really strong. Tokyo is going to be a harder one but by 2024, especially if you are training at my academy, I am confident of producing someone who will at least reach the final. If not the final, in the next four years, they are going to be in top eight of the world. In 2028, if we get someone on the podium, that will be a dream come true!



https://sportstar.thehindu.com/swimming/stephanie-rice-aiming-to-produce-olympic-champion-from-india-by-2028/article29502135.ece?utm_source=udmprecommendation_swimming&utm_medium=rightbar&transactionId=93sfncnPq8ZsCEI1lf9hyWqo5BOY8xOF

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