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    maestro got a reaction from George_D in Figure Skating ISU Challenger Series 2021 - 2022 (Nebelhorn Trophy)   
    Schedule for Nebelhorn Trophy. All times are local (UTC+2).
     
    23 September
    09:15 Men short program
     
    14:00 Pairs short program
     
    17:00 Women short program
     
    24 September
    10:30 Ice dance rhythm dance
     
    14:30 Men free skating
     
    20:00 Pairs free skating
     
    25 September
    10:10 Women free skating
     
    16:35 Ice dance free dance
     
    Live streaming will be available here.
     
    A reminder that, for olympic qualification there are 7 spots left in men, 6 in women, 3 in pairs and 4 in ice dance.
    In addition to these, after Nebelhorn Trophy we will have a better picture regarding the countries that will compete in the team event.
     
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    maestro got a reaction from Ted in Athletes Retirements Thread   
    Mary Keitany, world record holder in the marathon.
     
    Mary Keitany: Kenyan world record holder retires - BBC Sport
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Tennis 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Because of some disagreements between the tournament organisers and WTA. What happened is not very clear but tournament director said they had decided not to continue before this year's tournament.
     
    It looks like tournament organisers didn't like that WTA rules were stricter than local rules and this didn't allow interaction between players and spectators. The tournament director said players weren't allowed to attend an anniversary event celebrating 25 years of the tournament. Or they aren't happy with the tournament moving to middle September from middle to end of October, when it usually took place.
     
    WTA Luxembourg Open Axed Over Disagreements Between Tour And Organisers
     
     
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    maestro reacted to Makedonas in Greece National Thread   
    http://sportsfeed.gr/defterathlitria-evropis-i-ellada-2/
     
    Άλλο ένα μετάλλιο στο πόλο!
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Water Polo 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Men's european junior water polo championships concluded today in Malta. Serbia won the gold medal beating Greece (10-6) in the final. Hungary won bronze with a 13-12 win over Spain on penalty shoot-out. Montenegro ended up 5th after beating Croatia (14-12) and Netherlands finished 7th after defeating Italy (11-9).
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    maestro got a reaction from ChandlerMne in Water Polo 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Men's european junior water polo championships concluded today in Malta. Serbia won the gold medal beating Greece (10-6) in the final. Hungary won bronze with a 13-12 win over Spain on penalty shoot-out. Montenegro ended up 5th after beating Croatia (14-12) and Netherlands finished 7th after defeating Italy (11-9).
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    maestro got a reaction from Ted in Water Polo 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Men's european junior water polo championships concluded today in Malta. Serbia won the gold medal beating Greece (10-6) in the final. Hungary won bronze with a 13-12 win over Spain on penalty shoot-out. Montenegro ended up 5th after beating Croatia (14-12) and Netherlands finished 7th after defeating Italy (11-9).
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    maestro got a reaction from thepharoah in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    As for this, according to grand slam rules, when a player is bleeding it is compulsory for the umpire to immediately call the doctor. The doctor will take care of the wound and decide if a medical time out has to be called. That means Raducanu couldn't continue playing, even if she wanted to.
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    As for this, according to grand slam rules, when a player is bleeding it is compulsory for the umpire to immediately call the doctor. The doctor will take care of the wound and decide if a medical time out has to be called. That means Raducanu couldn't continue playing, even if she wanted to.
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    maestro reacted to Makedonas in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    Wow, very interesting. Thank you for posting this!
     
    So this year we had four semifinals in majors (Tsitsipas at Australian Open and RG, Sakkari at RG and US Open). Only Serbia (Djokovic at all four) and Russia (Medvedev AO and US, Karatsev AO and Pavlyuchenkova RG) have the same amount.
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    Just look how many similarities Sakkari’s run in US open and Roland Garros have.
     
    She beat a Ukrainian player in the first round. Kostyuk in US open, Zavatska in RG.
     
    She defeated two grand slam singles champions in each. Kvitova and Andreescu in US open, Kenin and Swiatek in RG.
     
    She defeated a grand slam doubles champion. Mertens in RG and Siniakova in US open.  
     
    She beat the defending champion. Swiatek in RG, Andreescu wasn’t exactly a defending champion in US open, but she was still defending her 2019 points.
     
    She survived a tight three setter. Against Andreescu in US open, against Mertens in RG.
     
    She defeated her quarterfinal opponent with exactly the same score, 6-4 6-4. Against Pliskova in US open, against Swiatek in RG.
     
    In the end, she was beaten in the semifinals of both tournaments. 
     
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    maestro reacted to LuizGuilherme in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    Luísa  sad moment
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    maestro got a reaction from Ted in Tennis ITF US Open 2021   
    Just look how many similarities Sakkari’s run in US open and Roland Garros have.
     
    She beat a Ukrainian player in the first round. Kostyuk in US open, Zavatska in RG.
     
    She defeated two grand slam singles champions in each. Kvitova and Andreescu in US open, Kenin and Swiatek in RG.
     
    She defeated a grand slam doubles champion. Mertens in RG and Siniakova in US open.  
     
    She beat the defending champion. Swiatek in RG, Andreescu wasn’t exactly a defending champion in US open, but she was still defending her 2019 points.
     
    She survived a tight three setter. Against Andreescu in US open, against Mertens in RG.
     
    She defeated her quarterfinal opponent with exactly the same score, 6-4 6-4. Against Pliskova in US open, against Swiatek in RG.
     
    In the end, she was beaten in the semifinals of both tournaments. 
     
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    maestro reacted to De_Gambassi in Women's Volleyball CEV European Championship 2021   
    Yes, I've seen that, but apparently it's not true. There is a college volleyball (!) game in the Philippines that attracted more and also a world championship game in Brasil in 1994 like this calm and very rational tweet would like us to reminder.
     
     
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    maestro got a reaction from Ted in Women's Volleyball CEV European Championship 2021   
    I can't say if tv numbers were good, but with 20,565 spectators in the stadium, the match broke the record for most spectators in a women's indoor volleyball match.
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    maestro reacted to Makedonas in Rowing FISA Under 23 European Championships 2021   
    So in the end Greece only got one gold medal (as well as one silver and one bronze). This is the worst we have done at the European U23s in a while although it was expected because we didn't send our strongest team. Germany also won one gold medal so now they remain in 2nd place in the all-time medal count and Greece still 3rd.
     
    Big result for our girls in W2X, they totally dominated and won gold. Evangelia Anastasiadou last year won gold as an 18 year old in LW1X and now in her first year in the U23 category she switches to W2X and challenged herself with 18 year old Evangelia Fragkou and they won gold. Really happy for Fragkou who finally won a gold after three bronze medals (2020 European Juniors, 2021 World U23s, 2021 World Juniors). She should win another medal next month at the 2021 European Juniors. Both Anastasiadou and Fragkou will be in Paris, I'm pretty sure of that. Though Anastasiadou will probably be in LW2X and Fragkou in one of the other sculling events, maybe W2X or W4X.
     
    Silver for our boys in M2X. Stergiakas (U23 World Champion) definitely led the way there, as his partner was the 18 year old Exarchou who didn't even make Final A of the recent world juniors (though a lot of the Greek athletes were recovering from covid then so maybe that played a role). I'm pretty confident Stergiakas will be in Paris too. He won gold at the World U23s and European U23s in 2018 and didn't compete for the national team in 2019 or 2020 but now he's back and won gold again at the World U23s (with a stronger partner than Exarchou).
     
    Also big result the bronze medal for Eleni Leventelli in LW1X. She is only 17. The other two medalists were 22 and all three medalists were separated by less than one second. She's set to compete at the European Juniors next month so that could be another medal for her, and this time competing against people who are actually in her age category for a change.
     
    Too bad that our girls got 4th in W2-. Obviously if we sent Bourmpou/Kyridou they would've won gold probably, but Charalampidou/Papaterpou did well considering they are both 18 even though they were very far behind the three medalists. I hope they can get a medal next month at the European Juniors.
     
    Not sure what happened to our M4- out there. They won their heat and seemed to be going for a medal the first 1000m and then totally collapsed. At least they are young.
     
    Our boys in LM2X got 7th, both are also just 18 and were the youngest team in the crew. Hope they can win a medal at the European Juniors as well.
     
    Finally it was very disappointing to see our boys in M2- get 8th. I really expected better from them. 
     
    Still, in most events we had the youngest crews and everyone else will be back next year except for Stergiakas.
     
    Congratulations to our medalists:

     

     

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    maestro got a reaction from George_D in Athletics 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Adriana Vilagos threw 70.10 in the javelin (500 gr) at the Balkan under 18 championships. It's the best throw ever for the under 18 category and the first ever over 70m.
     

     
     
     
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    maestro reacted to Makedonas in Greece National Thread   
    This is what I said in another topic. I'm very optimistic about Paris 2024 and I think we will have a good chance to have a much larger team and win many more medals again after a very long time. I'm excited to follow our athletes/teams make progress over the next few years.
     
    All of our 4 medalists from Tokyo should be back in Paris, and if all goes well I think they can all win medals again. Plus I think we can win more medals in athletics and rowing, and I think we will win medals in swimming and tennis (we were very close in both this time). Of course there is always sailing where are competitive and some of the fighting sports where we have talents (wrestling, fencing, taekwondo, judo). Shooting is another possibility with not just Korakaki but also some other young talents (Chatzitsakiroglou, Katzouraki, Kefalidou) and maybe it will finally be time for another team sport such as men's basketball or women's water polo?!
     
    Of course it is early to tell but so far it's looking good. 
     
    @George_D @Ted @maestro @El Greco 21
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    maestro got a reaction from Ted in Greece National Thread   
    I think Karalis will have chances to improve in the future, as long as he stays injury free, which hasn't been the case in the last few years. Also, I'm not sure about that, but I think, during these years, he has had some coach change(s). These changes need time to work, much time for some athletes, especially if the new coach tries to change the athlete's technique and injuries don't help this process.
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    maestro got a reaction from Jinzha in Beach Volleyball 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Betchart/Huberli are the new european champions with a 2-0 win over  Stam/Schoon. The swiss team had previously saved two match points in their semifinal against  Borger/Sude, to advance to the final. The german team took bronze with 2-1 win over 2019 european champions  Kravcenoka/Graudina, after coming from a set down.
    The title remains in Switzerland,  Heidrich/Verge-Depre had won last year in Jurmala, but they didn't play this year after winning their olympic bronze. In Tokyo, they were the team to stop  Betchart/Huberli in the round of 16. 
     
    Tomorrow, men's semifinals and medal matches will be contested.  Mol/Sorum are the defending champions having won three times in a row in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Semifinals are  Mol/Sorum- Brouwer/Meeuwsen and  Kantor/Losiak-Boermans/de Groot. That means  the Netherlands are guaranteed at least one medal. Semifinals are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, medal matches will follow in the evening.
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Athletes celebrating their birthdays during the Summer Olympic Games 2020   
    After a long delay, for which I apologise, I have now prepared the lists for the remaining days. I have mentioned medals won by the athletes on that day.
     
    1 August
     
     Alejandro Abrines, basketball
     Chen Szu-Yu, table tennis team
     Tina Punzel, diving 3m springboard
     Duda, beach volleyball
     Stuart McNay, sailing 470
     Sun Jiajun, swimming 4x100 medlay relay
     Nicolo Martinenghi, swimming 4x100 medlay relay, won bronze
     Elena Vesnina, tennis mixed doubles final, won silver
     
    2 August
     
     Stylianos Argyropoulos-Kanakakis, water polo
     Skylar Diggins-Smith, basketball
     Tajay Gayle, athletics long jump
     Prithika Pavade, table tennis team
     Rosio Sanchez, field hockey
     Izabella da Silva, athletics discus throw
     Yuka Ono, canoeing
     
    3 August
     
     Eduardo Aguirre, football
     Nick Kay, basketball
     Derek Gee, cycling team pursuit
     Mickael Mawem, sport climbing
     
    4 August
     
     Gabriela Agundez, diving 10m platform
     Luke Patience, sailing 470
     Adrian Ben, athletics 800m
     Genevieve Gregson, athletics 3000m steeplechase
     Stella van Gills, field hockey
     Spela Perse, open water swimming
     
    5 August
     
     Anshu Malik, wrestling 57kg
     Tim Federowicz, baseball
     Franklin Gomez, wrestling 74kg
     Shanshan Feng, golf
     Nick Martinez, baseball
     Georgia Ellenwood, athletics heptathlon
     Anicka Newell, athletics pole vault
     
    6 August
     
     Antonella Palmisano, athletics 20km walk, won gold
     Maja Ognjenovic, volleyball
     
    7 August
     
     Dani Ceballos, football, won silver
     Andreas Graf, cycling madison
     Guo Qiqi, rhythmic gymnastics team
     Sydney McLaughlin, athletics 4x400m, won gold
     Laura de Witte, athletics 4x400m
     Karol Zalewski, athletics 4x400m
     
    8 August
     
     Stefan Vidovic, water polo
     Aja Wilson, basketball, won gold
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    maestro got a reaction from bmo in Best Moments of Tokyo 2020   
    Here are my best moments from these games.
     
    Artistic gymnastics 
     ROC winning gold in both team all around competitions. 
     Ferrari taking silver in floor exercise at her fourth olympics, after tearing her achilles in 2017. She had finished fourth three times before, in floor exercise in both 2012 and 2016 and in team all around this year.
     
    Athletics
     Lasitskene winning gold in high jump, after being denied the chance to compete in 2016.
     Seidel winning bronze in marathon. According to our commentator here, Seidel was working two jobs to fund her olympic preparation, as a barista in a coffee shop and as a babysitter.
     
    Fencing
     Pozdniakova becoming the first right-handed fencer to win gold in women's individual sabre and adding another gold in team sabre, following the steps of her father.
     Brunet taking a silver and a bronze after her Rio heartbreak.
     Estonian gold in women's team epee.
     Szilagyi winning his third consecutive gold in men's individual sabre.
     
    Judo
     France stopping Japan's dominance with a gold medal in the mixed team event.
     
    Rowing
     Italy,  France,  Netherlands winning the medals in the insane women's lightweight double sculls final. 
     
    Shooting
     San Marino's historic medals.
     
    Swimming
     Shields taking a gold medal in the medlay relay after mental health issues and suicide attempt.
     Sullivan winning silver behind Ledecky, after overcoming mental health issues as well.
     
    Water polo
     Serbia's great team concluding their journey with another gold medal.
     
    Wrestling
     Sadulaev beating  Snyder for gold.
     Naifonov winning a bronze medal. When he was 7 years old, he was held hostage in Beslan school siege and his mother died there.
     Maroulis winning a bronze medal, after fighting PTSD.
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    maestro reacted to Makedonas in Tokyo 2020 Country Profiles   
    Yes, I discussed it in the thread about athletes with origins from other countries.
     
    I've heard of Papadakis before, she spends some time training in Greece with Teltsidou when she's in Europe. Her father is Greek and her mother is Filipino I believe.
     
    Of course I knew about Maroulis, after not being selected to the US team for London she wanted to compete for Greece but there were paperwork delays apparently. Anyways her grandmother still lives on Kalamos island and they named the main square after her when she won gold in Rio 2016 (for people who don't know it's a very small island, only a few hundred inhabitants so this is a big deal)
     
    I didn't know about Proestakis before, that's interesting.
     
    There's also  Alexander Massialas and  Sabrina Massialas in fencing,  Elena Vesnina in tennis (her maternal grandfather was Pontian Greek),  Alex Kessidis in wrestling (his brother competed for Greece in Olympic qualifying)
     
    With so many Greeks in Australia, I'm surprised there aren't any Greek-Australians competing for Australia. Nick Kyrgios in tennis (who I personally dislike) withdrew from the Games. There is a water polo player named Lea Yanitsas but she is not Greek, her husband is and she uses his name.
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    maestro got a reaction from Makedonas in Tokyo 2020 Country Profiles   
    I was searching yesterday and randomly found these athletes with greek roots.
     
     Nefeli Papadakis, who will compete in judo, at the 78kg category. She has said that her grandparents were immigrants to the US and includes them in her role models.
     
     fencer Katina Proestakis, who will compete in foil. She will become the second ever female fencer from Chile to compete in the olympics, first to do it in foil. She is 19 years old and is no7 in junior ranking. She will look to become the first female fencer from Chile to win an olympic bout, though that will be difficult, as in fencing experience is very important. I know she has been living in the US for some years now, but I couldn't find what her relation to Greece is. 
     
    Of course, in addition to these,  Helen Maroulis will compete in wrestling, at the 57kg category. She will be returning to the olympics five years after her historic gold, beating  Yoshida in the final and ending the 89-match winning streak the Japanese was running at the time.
     
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