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    Benolympique reacted to MHSN in Sprint Canoeing ACC Asian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    and finally quota for in the men's K1-1000.
    also easily wins the men's C1-1000
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    Benolympique reacted to Fly_like_a_don in Rowing FISA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    UAE, Vanuatu were not on the start list while Sri Lanka could not participate  
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    Benolympique reacted to MHSN in Wrestling UWW World Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    OK let's take a look at the draws, freestyle first
    I see 3 big favorites in the top half, Takahashi, Andreu and Andreyev ! I think Takahashi will have a better chance becuse he has only one tough match ahead of him. while the winner of CUB/BLR in the first round still has to go through KGZ.  I think Japan and Cuba will wrestle for the quota at the end.
    I believe first round match between two Georgian wrestlers (one of them is now wrestling for AZE) will be the key. Bekhbayar from MGL was impressive before but I wonder why they used another guy at the Asian QT !? is he not in shape ? there are some other good wrestlers in the bottom half, UKR, ITA, TJK. even KOR. but I think at the end it will be between AZE and MGL
    my picks: and
    unbelievable draw! if I had to name 5 favorite wrestlers, all of them are in the bottom half ! Kilicsallayan has the draw of his life, he is not that great himself but I really don't see anybody callenging him for the quota. maybe Habat, or Semisorow or Mukhtarov.
    but wow, bottom half is really hard, Oliver, Bekbulatov, Gadzhiev. Georgia had to send Lomtadze (World Champion at 61kg) since Khincheghasvhili tested positive for COVID, Ukraine is also in the bottom half and I have to add Belarus, he is very dangerous as well. but I think it will be between UZB, POL and USA. Bekbulatov and Oliver will wrestle in the 2nd round. Gadhziev will face Skriabin (BLR) in the 2nd round.
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    another very one-sided draw. there are some "good wrestlers" in the top half but all favorites are in the bottom side. KOR, ISR, HUN, UKR, GRE, ARM they all will have a chance in the top half. HUN has a first round bye and an easy second round. which will give him an advantage.
    but what about the bottom half ? Demirtas, Salkazanov, Kadimagomedov, Tsabolov. Budazhapov and Umarpashaev, I believe one of them will qualify. Kadimagomedov has to beat another Russian born wrestler in Budazahpov in the first round. Salkazanov has a better road to the SF, he will only face Umaspashaev in the QF, the guy who pinned him in Hungary, I think that won't happen again. I will pick Salkazanov just because he has easier 1st and 2nd round matches but we have to wait and see if he is still in a good shape only couple weeks after the European Champs.
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    this is a weak weight in general, lots of good guys here. it's really hard to pick favorites. top half looks easier, I think ESP and POL will have a better chance here, maybe JPN or HUN
    the biggest question in bottom half is about,Aminashvili, he was good in Euro but is he ready now ?  we also have AZE, BUL, CUB, GER, SVK and MDA. even UKR. I go with GEO but this will be very close between those guys.
    my picks: and
    there are only 3 good wrestlers in the top half, ITA, GER and BUL. Thiele was very good at the European QT, his first round match vs Conyedo is like a final. the winner will wrestle Bataev in the semifinal.
    I give chance to 3 wrestlers here, UKR, POL and ROU. Baran did great at home during the European Champs but is he still ready ? he is stronger than Saritov but Saritov is like a snake and can score from any position. my pick here depends on these guys shape. Andiitsev didn't wrestle much recently. he is an Olympic medalist but 9 years ago. so for me it's between Poland and Romania. I consider that 50/50
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    I think the QF between Kozyrev and Baran will decide the top half. Kozyrev is new to the senior level and is beatable. but still he is Russian and they are always the favorite ! the bottom half is wide open, there is no favorite. lots of below average guys. the Azerbaijani guy is probably Russian so I pick him but I don't know much about him. maybe Aiaal Lazarev surprises him.
    my picks: and
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    Benolympique reacted to mrv86 in Rowing Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    Entries by event for the Final Qualification Regatta
    Sadly, and idiotically at the same time, no rowers for Mexico  They could have had a slight chance in men’s single sculls and lightweight single sculls
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    Benolympique reacted to prso1000 in Taekwondo WTE European Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    Based on this entry list let me dare a prediction: 
    F+67: Top seed Germany and Netherlands, and normally they should make it, outsider chances to France 
    F67: FRA and AZE should be top seeded, Wiet Henin is also absolute favorite here. The 2nd spot will be more open, could be between AZE, ESP, SWE, UKR and LAT, it will very much depend on the draw 
    F57: Top seeds Latvia and Poland. I think it will be Latvia and Bosnia who qualifies. I am surprised that Belgium did not send Asemani and Spain not Calvo. Not sure what Alizadeh (RTA) is capable of, but don't give her too much chances. 
    F49: Cyprus and Russia top seeds. I think it will be Russia and Germany, small chances for AZE and Dina Pouryounes (RTA)
    M-58: POR and MDA top seeds if I am not mistaken. This is a really difficult one, I would say Portugal and France or Hungary. the two refugee guys I don't know them, no idea, maybe they are good. 
    M-68: Top seeds TUR and BUL, they are also the favorite, also chances for France and Sediqi (RTA)
    M-80: Top seeds Norway and Greece, I expect MDA and ITA maybe NOR 
    M+87: Top seeds AZE and TUR, AZE should easily qualify, 2nd spot will be between Croatia and Turkey. 
    If I got the top seeds wrong all is wrong 
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    Benolympique reacted to hckošice in Wrestling UWW World Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    Team Slovakia
    -74 kg - Tajmuraz Salkazanov
    -86 kg - Boris Makoev
    -67 kg - Leoš Drmola
    -77 kg - Denis Horváth
    -68 kg - Zsuzsanna Molnár
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    Benolympique reacted to dodge in Men's Sailing WS Finn Gold Cup 2021   
    Only two going for African quota now with  pulling out. It’s a straight battle between  and  
    15 European countries going for the final spot with  and  the favourites 
    updated entry list 
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    Benolympique reacted to phelps in Taekwondo WTE European Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    we already have 1 male quota (Vito Dell'Aquila, -58kg), so we're sending to Sofia 3 fighters, 1 male (Simone Alessio, -80kg) and 2 females (former Mexican Paulina Armeria Vecchi, -57kg and Maristella Smiraglia, -67kg)...
    Alessio should qualify without too many problems (unless he suicides by himself), meanwhile the girls will have a very difficult task, even if I hope at least 1 of the 2 would eventually make it to the Olympics...
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    Benolympique reacted to Cobi in Taekwondo WTE European Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    Yes, you will probably have 2 or 3 quotas. Both women, especially Wiet-Henin, are very talented and well ranked. In men, Ravet is very young and he won the European Championship a few weeks ago, so even though in his weight there are athletes with a better ranking, he could defeat them. Chellamootoo is one of the favorites, but there a few of good athletes and only 2 quotas, so the draw will be very important.
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    Benolympique reacted to MHSN in Sprint Canoeing ACC Asian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    two more quotas
    Women's K1-500 ==>
    Men's K2-1000 ==>
    at least China beat Kazakhstan by a hair in the Men's K2 final to prevent team from winning all the quotas today.
    the women's K1-500 winner Natalya Sergeyeva is 45 years old !
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    Benolympique reacted to Cobi in Taekwondo WTE European Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    will send two women:
    Adriana Cerezo (-49 kg) Cecilia Castro (-67 kg)  
    We already qualified three men through the ranking, so we cannot send more athletes.
    Adriana should qualify if everything goes right, and for Cecilia it will be harder, but she has some chances.
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    Benolympique reacted to Fly_like_a_don in Rowing FISA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    Due to strong winds, all races cancelled for today. 
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    Benolympique reacted to Nickyc707 in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    Both the Jamaican and Irish divers are from Yorkshire. Yona Knight has Jamaican and Barbadian parentage so could have competed for any of three countries. He used to train alongside many of the top British divers in his home city of Leeds. I don't know whether he still does so.
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    Benolympique reacted to OlympicIRL in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    Oliver Dingley did it! 2 divers qualified for the Olympics. Amazing  
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    Benolympique reacted to Jan Linha in Taekwondo WTE European Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   

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    Benolympique reacted to mrv86 in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    Qualified athletes in 3m Springboard
     Martin Wolfram
     Alexis Jandard @Benolympique although that last dive of his was overscored.
     Alberto Arévalo Alcón
     Rodrigo Diego - 12 out of 12 quotas @Braulio 
     Anton Down-Jenkins
     Nicolás García Boissier @Fran-UDA congrats 2 divers qualified.
     Yona Knight-Wisdom
     Jonathan Ruvalcaba (former competitor for , still living and training in his native country )
     Oliver Dingley @OlympicIRL
     Yeongnam Kim
     Thomas Ciprick
     Lorenzo Marsaglia
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    Benolympique reacted to Adriano in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    2 quota places for Span, probably
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    bravo Alexis Jandard 84 points! I believe in the Olympic qualification
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    Benolympique reacted to Adriano in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    Ishak was lucky in 4th jump.. . Amazing start for Egyptian. Jandard 🇨🇵 over 80 points, wow! 
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    Benolympique reacted to mrv86 in Diving FINA World Cup 2021   
    Ito blows takes himself out of competition
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    Benolympique reacted to Monzanator in Athletes Retirements Thread   
    Barbora Strycova (tennis) announced her retirement. She is also pregnant
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