Very good results from the Dutch crew. But in most Olympic classes won by The Netherlands the favourites for the Olympics come from another continent: LW2x - New Zealand W4- - Australia W4x - China M2x - China Only the M4x from The Netherlands is a favourite for an Olympic gold medal. But still we have chances for some medals :-) Highlight for me this weekend: the final of the skiff (M1x) with a win for Denmark and a very close finish.
Exactly. Men's cycling will be boring too. And women's cycling will become even more boring when Chloe Dygert participates more often in women's races, because Dygert is way better than Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen (at least when she stays at her bike :-)).
Who's next year's favourite in the Olympics? Course will be a bit more difficult than today, but not that difficult. I think Evenepoel, Roglic and Van Aert will battle for the gold. Will Ganna ride as well, or does he have his focus on the track?
I don't understand the Qualification format for Doubles. The document states that 32 teams will participate. 1 team is the hostteam. Numbers 1 to 10 on the Doubles World Ranking will get a place. Then: Additional places up to and including the 24th Direct Acceptance team will be allocated to the highest ranked teams based on the Combined Ranking of each team on 7 June 2021. After the 24th team, which teams will fill up the draw to 32 teams? I presume they will use the Combined Ranking again, but why are they speaking of the 24th Direct Acceptance?
Visser shows some good results lately. 12,68 again! Bol wins the 400 hurdles in 54,68, not an impressive time, but still good for her. It's her first year competing at a high level. Both Visser and Bol are becoming more popular in the Netherlands than Dafne Schippers. Now looking forward to the 110 m hurdles men!!
Last day. Maybe a medal in women's omnium or men's keirin will help! My bed is calling, I really need some sleep after two magnificent weeks. ... So, the dream ends here. Hopefully we can really experience the Games next year!
Day 15: Madison men with one of my favourite athletes, weirdo Jan Willem van Schip, together with Youri Havik. Small chance they medal, but nothing is impossible. Team jumping final also on my list. Our best rider Jeroen Dubbeldam (Olympic champion 2000) just has a new horse, Oak Groves Carlyle. Maybe he and the other team members can surprise the favourites USA, Sweden, Germany, France and Belgium. Also a lot of finals, a very nice day to watch. Please enjoy, tomorrow it's over :-(
Hockey finals today, but above all the 4x100 relays! And from a Dutch point of view the Madison at Track Cycling. Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters became world champion this year, but both are of a respectable age already. I'm afraid 2021 will come too late for them. Wild thought she was already retired by now ...
First choice: Rotterdam Then: Hamburg and Nice
Today marathon swimming for men. Very curious if Ferry Weertman can retain his Olympic title from Rio. And of course men's sprint finals. Rudyk, Hoogland or Lavreysen? I guess Kenny. Only a few days to go. It drives me crazy it's almost over again
Indeed, today's the start of men's sprinting: will be interesting to see what Mateusz Rudyk can do. He is very talented and one of the biggest threats for Lavreysen. We'll see tomorrow in the finals! Nice that you cheer for The Netherlands. Every support helps! You cannot have a bad day in the quarterfinals. By the way: there are some rumours that the best Dutch player in history, Nycke Groot, will return to the national team (because of Estavana Polman's injury). That would be great. Today also reigning Olympic champion marathon swimming Sharon van Rouwendaal. I really
For most people Van den Berg, Lavreysen and Hoogland will be the favourites in the men's teamsprint, but for me is pretty clear that GB will win. They always win when it comes to it. Surely GB will have the best bikes and will win almost all track-competitions. Gymnastics: normally this would be the farewell exercise of Epke Zonderland (when he qualifies). Another Dutch Bart Deurloo also has chances to make it to the final. At the women's beam I don't really expect reigning Olympic champion Sanne Wevers. Her father and trainer is accused of mistreatment by the Dutch federation and
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