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    phelps got a reaction from MHSN in Wrestling UWW Asian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    I'm sorry...
     
    good luck...hope it gets well as soon as possible...
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    phelps reacted to rafalgorka in Wrestling UWW Asian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    @MHSN sorry to hear all of this. I wish you very speedy recovery! 
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    phelps reacted to MHSN in Wrestling UWW Asian Olympic Games Qualifier 2021   
    well I'm alive , but still can't walk. it was a U-turn and the car was driving slow still didn't notice me at all and hit me hard on both knees. one of them is almost OK now, the right knee still not so good.
    didn't go to the hospital yet because the situation is getting worse in my town regarding corona but since it doesn't heal itself I'm getting an appointment for the next week. hopefully it's nothing serious.
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    phelps got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Athletes Deaths Thread   
    Michele Pasinato dies at the age of 52 after unsuccessful fight against cancer
     
    he was one of the Golden Generation guys of the Italian male Volleyball, multiple European Champion, 1998 World Champion and member of the unlucky Barcelona 1992 Olympic team...
     
    currently, he was a youth coach of the Padua club team, the same where his career started as a player...
     
    https://www.italy24news.com/sport/13001.html
     
    RIP 
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    phelps got a reaction from MHSN in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    of course we can reach different satellites...especially here in the North of Italy, I can see only a few channels from the Middle East...meanwhile in the South of Italy it's very different, they can see almost everything from 26 East and 7 west (BEIN included...there are a lot of Italian subscribers -normally thanks to Moroccan resellers)...
     
    however, sometimes I explore different positions going east (42° with the Turkish channels, said Azeri and Turkmen channels, sometimes when they're active at 52° the Uzbekistan Sport channel, the Afghan RTA and RTA Sports for some Cricket...unfortunately, the Kirgyz Sport channel and a few others interesting channel from that area would require a bigger dish than mine )...
     
    however, personally, I'm OK with my Sky italia + the Czech/Slovak TV Subscription and the whole German and British FTA channels lineup (nowadays I'm more and more relying on the OTT services for the US Sports and YT/World federations services for the disciplines with less room on the traditional tv channels, since I finally got a full gigabit fiber internet connection )...
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    phelps reacted to Grassmarket in Olympic Videos & Pictures   
    That’s some London 2012 crowds there.  Greeks hungry for live Olympic sport after a 1500 year lockdown.
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    phelps reacted to heywoodu in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    No Om Yun-chol, screw these Olympics  
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    phelps reacted to Olympian1010 in Summer Olympic Games 2020 News   
    Yonhap News Agency is reporting that North Korea will not attend the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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    phelps got a reaction from Jan Linha in Swimming Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    the most beautiful story of the whole Tokyo Games...
     
    and you don't even need to wait until the Summer to enjoy...
     
    https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/swimming-japan-olympic-trials-day-2/
     
    https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/04/04/rikako-ikee-leukemia-olympics-swimming-japan/
     
    https://swimswam.com/leukemia-survivor-rikako-ikee-qualifies-for-the-tokyo-olympic-games/
     
    https://swimswam.com/rikakoikees-olympic-qualifying-100fly-race-emotional-interview-video/
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    phelps got a reaction from rafalgorka in Swimming Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    the most beautiful story of the whole Tokyo Games...
     
    and you don't even need to wait until the Summer to enjoy...
     
    https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/swimming-japan-olympic-trials-day-2/
     
    https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/04/04/rikako-ikee-leukemia-olympics-swimming-japan/
     
    https://swimswam.com/leukemia-survivor-rikako-ikee-qualifies-for-the-tokyo-olympic-games/
     
    https://swimswam.com/rikakoikees-olympic-qualifying-100fly-race-emotional-interview-video/
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    phelps reacted to MHSN in Wrestling 2021 Discussion Thread   
    The great Jordan Burroughs is not going to Tokyo he lost twice to Kyle Dake in US trials . Dake is a two time world champion at 79kg and he was the better wrestler tonight without doubt. but it was just sad to see a great champion like Burroughs leaving the mat like that. he didn't announce retirement in the interview after the match but I believe that was the last time for him.
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    phelps got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Judo IJF World Tour 2021   
    believe it or not, today's gold medal match in the women's -48kg between Milani and Giorda was the first ever all-Italian affair in the history of the IJF Grand Slam...
    and with today's Gold, Francesca Milani almost completed a miracolous comeback in the OQR and basically fixed her Olympic spot with only 3 tournaments left (even if 1 of those tournaments is the world championship, with many, many points up for grabs)...
     
    tomorrow the men's -73kg is the main focus for our team, with Fabio Basile (Olympic Champion in Rio, but in the -66kg) desperately looking for a big score to save his ass and earn a spot for the Tokyo Games (he's very much on the edge)...
    and he has a tough competition also inside the team, with Giovanni Esposito only a few points behind him in the OQR (the man who ends up on top between those 2 would eventually go to Tokyo)...
    tomorrow they both have quite favourable draw and could fight each other in the SFs...it would surely be a match to follow...
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    phelps got a reaction from Benolympique in Swimming 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Italian Spring Nationals, Day #2 Champions
     
    Men's 800m Free: Gregorio Paltrinieri*, 7.41.96 (2nd: Gabriele Detti*, 7.46.59)
    Women's 800m Free: Simona Quadarella*, 8.23.77 (2nd: Martina Caramignoli*, 8.26.02)
    Men's 200m Back: Lorenzo Mora, 1.57.23
    Women's 200 Breast: Francesca Fangio, 2.25.10
    Men's 200m Fly: Federico Burdisso*, 1.54.41
    Women's 100m Free: Federica Pellegrini, 53.86
    Men's 100m Free: Alessandro Miressi, 48.34 (2nd: Thomas Ceccon, 48.50; 3rd: Manuel Frigo, 48.83; 4th: Lorenzo Zazzeri, 48.92;  7th: Santo Condorelli, 49.15)
    Women's 200m Fly: Ilaria Cusinato, 2.09.75
    Men's 100m Breast: Niccolò Martinenghi*, 58.37 (new NR, 3rd clocking in the world all time)
    Women's 100m Back: Margherita Panziera, 59.75
     
    *already qualified to the Olympic Games via previous events/NF decision
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    phelps got a reaction from Gianlu33 in Swimming 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Italian Spring Nationals, Day #1 Champions
     
    Men's 50m Free: Lorenzo Zazzeri, 21.89
    Women's 50m Free: Costanza Cocconcelli, 25.04 (2nd: Federica Pellegrini, 25.07)
    Men's 400m IM: Pier Andrea Matteazzi, 4.15.80
    Women's 400 IM: Sara Franceschi, 4.37.06 (OQT, see specific thread)
    Men's 200m Breast: Edoardo Giorgetti, 2.10.93
    Women's 200m Back: Margherita Panziera*, 2.05.56 (new NR)
    Men's 400m Free: Gabriele Detti*, 3.44.65 (2nd: Marco De Tullio*, 3.44.74)
    Women's 400m Free: Simona Quadarella, 4.06.49
     
    *already qualified to the Olympic Games via previous events/NF decision
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    phelps reacted to hckošice in Athletics Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    man, this would be still gold even in 2052 I guess
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    phelps got a reaction from dcro in Women's Handball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    so, it will be a joke for sure...
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    phelps got a reaction from Matej in Fencing Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    yes, FIE rankings are OK, it's the qualification recap that's wrong (and it can't change, as there are no more events to be played until the next Olympic Games, except for the last Foil Individual GP)...
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    phelps got a reaction from Oldira in Sailing WS 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Foiling Lanzarote International Regatta 2021   
    It's max 9 qualifying races (done) + max 7 Final Series races (3 today, 3 tomorrow, 1 on Friday) + 1 Medal Race (on Friday)...
     
     
    Racing Format and Daily Schedule can be found on the Attachments C and D respectively of the Sailing Instructions...
     
    https://www.lanzarotewinterseries.com/international/files/documentos/1616172276-sislanzarotequalifier_final.pdf
     
    All possible last minute changes can be found when available on the Notice Board of the Official Website...
     
    https://www.lanzarotewinterseries.com/international/documentos.php
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    phelps got a reaction from dodge in Sailing WS 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Foiling Lanzarote International Regatta 2021   
    It's max 9 qualifying races (done) + max 7 Final Series races (3 today, 3 tomorrow, 1 on Friday) + 1 Medal Race (on Friday)...
     
     
    Racing Format and Daily Schedule can be found on the Attachments C and D respectively of the Sailing Instructions...
     
    https://www.lanzarotewinterseries.com/international/files/documentos/1616172276-sislanzarotequalifier_final.pdf
     
    All possible last minute changes can be found when available on the Notice Board of the Official Website...
     
    https://www.lanzarotewinterseries.com/international/documentos.php
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    phelps reacted to Vektor in Swimming 2021 Discussion Thread   
    Kristóf Milák's time at the Hungarian National Championships in men's 200m butterfly: 1:52.50
     
    That's the 5th best ever time in men's 200m butterfly.  I believe that if everything goes well the WR is within reach for him in Tokyo. He's obviously our best chance for a gold in swimming. 
     
    Boglárka Kapás is also looking really strong, 2:06.85 in women's 200m buttefly, that's almost the same time she had at the 2019 Worlds where she won the gold, we can expect a new PB from her in Tokyo. 
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    phelps reacted to Vektor in Swimming 2021 Discussion Thread   
    1:51.40 from Kristóf Milák in men's 200m butterfly.  2nd fastest time ever, faster than anyone else ever, including Phelps. 
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    phelps got a reaction from thepharoah in Fencing FIE World Cup 2020 - 2021   
    It looks that the Egyptian dream among the women is almost over...
     
    Japan have a comfortable 28-19 lead right now...
     
    and in the men's division things are going to get complicated as well...USA have a 43-37 lead over EGY right now, so the Africans only have the 13th place as an option...they'd need 2 wins against DEN first and the loser of the HUN vs ISR matchup then...very, very difficult to achieve, I fear...
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    phelps got a reaction from Cobi in Fencing FIE World Cup 2020 - 2021   
    The rule talks of "placing", so I think we should look at the actual position in the rankings and not at the number points scored (which may be different only because of a different coefficient for the single competitions)...
     
    But I'm not sure at 100%...only FIE could solve the doubt if they wrote the tie-breaking criteria with more detailes...
     
    However, in today's case it's quite clear that Egypt have the edge in their tie-breakers...
     
    Still, among the women they have to beat Japan and among the men they have to end up at least in 13th place...otherwise, all our posts are useless...
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    phelps got a reaction from Cobi in Wrestling Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    first of all, no quota was added to the Fencing program, as the team events have been added without adding new quota to those who were already there for the Individual event...they just adjusted the distribution of those spots...
     
    second, Fencing is the most historical discipline of the Games together with Athletics and Artistic Gymnastics...so, it was time to make up for that enormous injustice that the was the rotation of 4 out of 6 team events (and we're still talking of a sport with 12 competitions all together, when there are some other sports giving away tons of medals to the same athlete or tons of medals in general without having a true diversification between their disciplines)...
    I'm really tired of new sports without tradition and/or special features replacing the core of the Games I've always loved and I still love...
    it's absolutely a nonsense...
     
    third, team events in Fencing are not just the addition of some individual performance (like many other sports), therefore, if there are 2 sports where team events have their own nature and must be saved, those are Fencing (and Archery)...
     
    p.s. Compound Archery doesn't have anything to do with the true art of Archery, which has always been and always will be only the naked Archery (the current olympic event)...
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    phelps got a reaction from Cmon Mary in Fencing Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games   
    because the ranking is showing the total number of points without any discard, meanwhile the table with the provisionally qualified teams takes into account also 1 discarded results (and with that in mind, Russia is virtually ahead of KOR and HKG in the standings)...
     
    next week I'll try to post a more detailed analysis with all the possible combinations of results that could happen in the last event of the season...
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