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OlympicIRL

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    OlympicIRL reacted to Crolympic in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Congrats Ireland. Great and unexpected result.
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    OlympicIRL reacted to Olympian1010 in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Fantastic second half earns the quota for
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    OlympicIRL reacted to Nickyc707 in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    One of the problems for the Pacific island nations is that their players are spread around the world playing their rugby in the professional leagues of other countries. It isn't easy to build a top 7s side if you can't even get your best players together. You cannot blame the players as they have to earn a living but it does make it tough if not impossible for their national teams. Samoa is probably the biggest loser in this regard.
     
    Well done to  by the way!!
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    OlympicIRL reacted to dcmdtruefan in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Congrats to Ireland for the upset and Olympic quota. A much needed upset for a sport which has been mostly predictable so far in regards to Olympic qualifiers. 
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    OlympicIRL reacted to mrv86 in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    Congrats Ireland  
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Quasit in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    This is huge for Irish rugby sevens! Wow! I can’t believe it! We are going to the Olympics, yesssss
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from konig in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    This is huge for Irish rugby sevens! Wow! I can’t believe it! We are going to the Olympics, yesssss
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from dcro in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    OH MY GOD!!!!!! 
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Styrka in Men's Rugby Sevens WR Final Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2021   
    OH MY GOD!!!!!! 
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    OlympicIRL reacted to dcmdtruefan in What medal in Tokyo for someone NOT from your country would be the most fun for you?   
    As a Thai-American, I can think of a few that would be fun:
     
    -Carlos Yulo of the Philippines winning a medal in Gymnastics, because Southeast Asia has never won a medal in the sport and to win it in a mainstream sport means a lot for the region (At least in my opinion).
     
    -Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei winning the Women's Singles in Badminton. Some badminton observers would say Ratchanok Intanon is the best technical player in that division. But Tai ups her game to a higher level in comparison to her peers. She works hard on her technical game and physical fitness and it shows on the court. She embodies what it means to be a professional and rarely lets outside stuff like social media comments distract her unlike Ratchanok. She is basically an upgrade version of Ratchanok with less stamina and mental issues. For a neutral, Tai is very easy to root for. 
     
    -Belgium winning men's field hockey. Because that sport badly needs a new country to win the Olympic gold medal.
     
    -Naomi Osaka winning the Women's singles in tennis. A title win to cheer her up after her off-court fight with the media at large. 
     
    -Ireland winning any medal with Rowing, Sailing or any other sport besides boxing because I have a soft sport for that country and they need to win medals in events they haven't won before. 
     
    -Any medal won by someone from a Refugee Olympic Team because that would be historic and weird in the same time that a person without a country can win an Olympic medal. 
     
    -Anyone who could beat China in Table Tennis because it's been 17 years since someone else won a gold medal in that sport.
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from rafalgorka in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    As for Ireland, traditionally our medal chances come in the second week of the Games as the boxing competition reaches the latter stages. However I think things will be a bit different this time and we might get our first medal in the first week. I always envy those nations that get on the medal board early after the first day or two. I don't think we will this time but at least we have some chances.
     
     
    Our first realistic medal chance?
     
    Our first realistic chances of a medal will come on Day 1 with men's road race cycling and men's -58kg taekwondo. The cycling is more of a long shot as I believe the course will suit climbers but if Dan Martin is in the race, we have some hope at least.
    Jack Woolley is probably the better chance on Day 1 in men's -58kg taekwondo but he will need the performance of his life to medal. But at least he is capable of getting on the podium if everything went perfectly.
     
     
    Our likely first medal of the Games?
     
    Our first medal however will probably come on Day 5 with 3 decent chances in rowing. The men's Double Sculls may get our first medal of the Games. They finished 2nd at the World Championships in 2019 and they also narrowly lost to the Chinese world champions at the final World Cup in Lucerne.
    After that we have the Women's Four and they have gone from strength to strength this year. They won silver at the European Championships, pushing the Dutch world silver medalists all the way and they also won the final qualification regatta. Hopefully they can make the final and from there anything is possible.
    Later that morning we will hopefully have Sanita Puspure contesting the women's single sculls final and again, another solid chance of a medal.
     
    And for good measure, the quarter-finals of the women's featherweight division in boxing will be contested on this day and hopefully Michaela Walsh could be fighting for a medal on this day.
     
     
    Is there a bumper day for your nation where you expect more than one or a few medals to come?
     
    Probably the aforementioned chances coming on Day 5. Our other medal chances are more spread out over different days.
     
     
    Is there a day when you expect to have not so much competitors from your nation competing or no chances for medals?
     
    There are some days where we have no real medal chances of course but in terms of having not a lot of competitors, probably in the final days, particularly if our boxers don't make it to the finals.
     
     
     
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Dnl in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    It's always interesting to look at the Olympic schedule and forecast when your nation's big medal chances will be. Will they be early in the program, in the final days, or will they be spread out over the course of the 16 days of medal winning action (the dream scenario )?
     
    Here is the link to the day-to-day schedule to help with your forecast:
     
    https://totallympics.com/qualification-tracker/tokyo2020/tokyo-2020-schedule_by_day/
     
     
    When is the first realistic medal chance of the Games for your nation?
     
    When do you think your nation will get their first medal and in which event?
     
    Is there a bumper day for your nation where you expect more than one or a few medals to come? If so, what day?
     
    Is there a day when you expect to have not so much competitors from your nation competing or no chances for medals?
     
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    OlympicIRL reacted to rafalgorka in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    @OlympicIRL very nice questions. Let me think a bit. Watching ESP vs POL football game right now so it has to wait 😉
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from rafalgorka in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    It's always interesting to look at the Olympic schedule and forecast when your nation's big medal chances will be. Will they be early in the program, in the final days, or will they be spread out over the course of the 16 days of medal winning action (the dream scenario )?
     
    Here is the link to the day-to-day schedule to help with your forecast:
     
    https://totallympics.com/qualification-tracker/tokyo2020/tokyo-2020-schedule_by_day/
     
     
    When is the first realistic medal chance of the Games for your nation?
     
    When do you think your nation will get their first medal and in which event?
     
    Is there a bumper day for your nation where you expect more than one or a few medals to come? If so, what day?
     
    Is there a day when you expect to have not so much competitors from your nation competing or no chances for medals?
     
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    OlympicIRL reacted to Dolby in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    Day 1 has Women's 49kg Weightlifting, Women's 10m Air Rifle and Men's 10m Air Pistol. If we end the day without a medal, I would rage quit the Olympics. 
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    OlympicIRL reacted to LDOG in On which day will your nation win their first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?   
    Optimistic: day 1
     
    Realistic: something in last 3 days.
     
    Pessimistic: August xx 2024...
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Countdown Thread   
    To mark the 5 week to go countdown, some amazing music from the 1988 Seoul Olympics:
     
     
     
    John Williams - The Olympic Spirit:
     

     
     
    Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time:
     

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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from rybak in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Countdown Thread   
    5 weeks to go!!!
     
     
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from hckošice in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Countdown Thread   
    5 weeks to go!!!
     
     
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Dnl in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Countdown Thread   
    The first ring is complete!!
     
     
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from FancyFenchel in Summer Olympic Games 2020 Official Countdown Thread   
    5 weeks to go!!!
     
     
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    OlympicIRL got a reaction from Makedonas in Rowing at the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    I don’t think many nations who went to the World Cup events were playing games. There has been precious few opportunities to row competitively in recent times and I’d say most of the instances of lack of form or unexpected results would be down to nations / athletes being at different stages of their preparation and training and with Covid no doubt having obvious impacts on preparation.
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