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rafalgorka

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    rafalgorka reacted to phelps in Rowing FISA World Championships 2022   
    Final Medal Table (Olympic events only)
     
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    rafalgorka reacted to Rafa Maciel in Rowing FISA World Championships 2022   
    This week’s World Championships definitely represents a big step forward for Team GB compared to the last few years and the disastrous Tokyo regatta. Given our relative strength in the sport, I was surprised to discover that this is the first time since 2016 that GB have won a gold medal at the rowing world championships outside of the para-rowing classes.
     
    Using this week to project Olympic qualification, Britain would have qualified in all 11 of the boat categories that they entered – an improvement of 2 compared to the WCs of 2019.
     
    The biggest step forward arguably came from Ukraine who would qualify 5 boats – compared to 0 in 2019 – which is no mean feat given everything that is going on in the country.
     
    New Zealand and Italy haven’t had a vintage year with New Zealand qualifying in just 4 events compared to 9 previously and Italy dropping from 8 to 4.
     
    Good to see Japan making progress post Tokyo. Ryuta Arakawa’s victory in the B-Final would be an Olympic qualifying spot and would possibly be the first time that a non-Chinese boat had qualified through the World Championships route.
     

     
    Still a year to go before the qualification regatta, but I think Team GB will be very happy with their performances this year and if they can get a good winter of injury free training, they could be on track for largest rowing squad since London 2012.
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    rafalgorka reacted to esube in Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024 Competition Schedule   
    Excellent eyes, thank you @rafalgorka.Keep them coming.  There is additional info in the volleyball schedule that needs to be inserted, too.
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    rafalgorka reacted to heywoodu in Road Cycling UCI World Championships 2022   
    Oh wow, what an insane attack by Van Vleuten with her broken elbow in the last kilometer, without even standing up, straight to the world title  
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    rafalgorka reacted to phelps in IMAGINARY SUMMER OLYMPICS - Poll #38 - Athletics - Women's 100m Hurdles; Swimming - Women's 200m Individual Medley; Shooting - Men's Rifle 3 Positions; Shooting - Women's Rifle 3 Positions; Taekwondo - Women's Featherweight (-57kg)   
    Athletics, women's 100m HS...my pick is  Yordanka Donkova.
     
    Swimming, women's 200 IM...I chose  Yana Klockova because of her longevity at the top of the discipline and because she's the only girl to repeat herself at the Olympics.
     
    Shooting, men's 3-Position Rifle...the most obvious pick of the day... Niccolò Campriani, as this was the blue riband event of the best rifle specialist ever.
     
    Shooting, women's 3-Position Rifle...not a big fan of any of the women in this list, however I opted for  Du Li.
     
    Taekwondo, women's Featherweights...double Olympic champion...even if I'm definitely not a fan of her,  Jade Jones is the only option for me in this poll.
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    rafalgorka reacted to MantaRaymarc in Olympic Videos & Pictures   
    Hello everyone, please visit this YouTube channel.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvtCDmv3WcNVSIsD5hpjzg
     
     
     
     
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    rafalgorka reacted to hckošice in Figure Skating 2022 - 2023 Discussion Thread   
    Quadruple Axel by Malinin
     
     
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    rafalgorka reacted to Grassmarket in [OFF TOPIC] Politics Thread   
    Thus proving the SDs point that there is no difference between any of the establishment parties. They always unite against the voters to protect their own privileged position, even when they don’t win.
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    rafalgorka reacted to rybak in Men's Basketball FIBA European Championship 2022   
    The coach just said that our players have bigger balls than watermelons after that match 
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    rafalgorka reacted to rybak in Men's Basketball FIBA European Championship 2022   
    It doesnt matter now, win is win and enjoy that 
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    rafalgorka reacted to Monzanator in Men's Basketball FIBA European Championship 2022   
    We got extremely lucky with Doncic's fouls. We were ready to choke this one away big time
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    rafalgorka reacted to rybak in Men's Basketball FIBA European Championship 2022   
    F**K YEAH!!!!!!11 
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    rafalgorka reacted to Monzanator in Men's Basketball FIBA European Championship 2022   
    Poland led by 19 points at half-time but Slovenia won the third quarter by 18 pts
     
     
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    rafalgorka reacted to dcro in Equestrian FEI Eventing & Driving World Championships 2022   
    It's a lot like an Opening ceremony at the Olympics. Austrians were the best dressed.
     

     

     
    https://eventingnation.com/pratoni-e-bellissimo-sights-and-sounds-from-the-first-horse-inspection/
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    rafalgorka reacted to rybak in Shooting ESC 25m/50m European Championships 2022   
    Here we are! First quota for Paris Olympics for Poland! 
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    rafalgorka reacted to phelps in IMAGINARY SUMMER OLYMPICS - Poll #37 - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw; Boxing - Men's Flyweight; Boxing - Men's Featherweight; Wrestling Freestyle - Men's Bantamweight; Wrestling Greco-Roman - Men's Bantamweight   
    Athletics, men's Javelin Throw...this is a no brainer,  Jan Zelezny is "the" javelin made person.
     
    Boxing, men's Flyweights...another easy choice... Robeisy Ramirez was certainly the strongest and the most entertaining fighter in this and the immediate heavier class (where he won the Olympic Gold in 2016).
     
    Boxing, men's Featherweights... Vasyl Lomachenko...a flash in the dark...his 2008 Olympic Tournament was one of the most dominant performances I've ever seen.
     
    Wrestling, Freestyle, men's Bantamweights...most likely he isn't the strongest Olympic Champion ever, but surely he's been one of my first truly favourite freestyle wrestlers...my pick is  Alì Reza Dabir.
     
    Wrestling, Greco-Roman, men's Bantamweights...the GOAT, the one and only  Hamid Sourian.
     
     
    @MHSN is Dabir the correct "western version" of his family name or is it Dabiri, like I've read many times in websites and TV graphics? 
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    rafalgorka reacted to Dragon in IMAGINARY SUMMER OLYMPICS - Poll #37 - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw; Boxing - Men's Flyweight; Boxing - Men's Featherweight; Wrestling Freestyle - Men's Bantamweight; Wrestling Greco-Roman - Men's Bantamweight   
    Men's Javelin You have to go for  Zelezny...
    Men's Featherweight Boxing This  may seem like an odd choice but I go for the 1908 champion  Gunn. He has an astonishing story. He was so dominant in the 1890s that the English governing body asked him to retire so that other boxers could have a chance at winning things. So he retires for 12 years then, at 37 when most boxers are long past their best, he makes a comeback especially for the Olympic Games and he wins the gold quite easily
     
    Men's Flyweight Boxing Perez of  is one of the all-time greats of boxing
     
    Men's Wrestling - Freestyle Bantamweight  Not a sport I know a lot of about but it seems  Beloglazov  would have been a 3 time champion if the Soviets had gone to LA
     
    Men's Wrestling - Freestyle Bantamweight I'm not qualified to make a choice
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    rafalgorka got a reaction from Wumo in Which Sports Events are you Currently Watching?   
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    rafalgorka got a reaction from Wumo in Which Sports Events are you Currently Watching?   
    As I said before, I have never watched the Commonwealth Games much. But I have a Commonwealth Games story in my family history...
     
     
    My sister was a good 800m runner at junior level here in Poland. She was 6th at Junior Nationals one year.
     
    And her favourite 800m runner was an English athlete - Joanne Fenn. A really good runner, a very nice person, she took part in Athens 2004 olympics, performed well but didn't make it to a final and then was a bit overshadowed by Kelly Holmes magnicifient triumph.
     
    Back in 2006 my sis had a difficult year, serious exams at the end of the highschool etc. She was quite stressed about it and to cheer her up I wrote an e-mail to an English athletics club, Joanne Fenn trained there, and I said sth like: my sis liked her so much, she's a kind of role model for her, so if she could send a photo with a few words of sympathy that would be awesome... and I asked her: make it a surprise for her.
     
    And few days later a surprise package came from UK, and inside there was not only a photo with greetings, but a full running outfit prepared for Fenn as a member of 2006 England Team for Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne that year. We were just stunned.
     
    And then... it turned out that Fenn made it to a team and then - at the very last moment - she had to withdraw because she had really serious health issues, she had even got a major operation on a grapefruit-sized cyst...
     
    So I guess it was a win-win situation. My sister was sooo happy about it and I think Jo Fenn smiled a bit when at her awfullest times she got news that she means so much for young runners somwehere abroad.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanne_Fenn
     
    There is not so much news on the internet about what's Joanne Fenn is doing these days but I hope she's healthy and she's having a good life.
     
    I think we still have these clothes somewhere...
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    rafalgorka reacted to dcro in Equestrian FEI Eventing & Driving World Championships 2022   
    Ways to watch:
     
    https://www.fei.org/stories/sport/where-can-i-watch-pratoni-2022-coverage
     
    Looks like the Olympic Channel will stream too in some undisclosed territories.
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    rafalgorka got a reaction from Wumo in [OFF TOPIC] Your Trips & Holidays Thread   
    Greetings from Costa del Sol, everyone!
     
     
    Vacation… About damn time! 😉👍

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    rafalgorka got a reaction from hckošice in [OFF TOPIC] Your Trips & Holidays Thread   
    Greetings from Costa del Sol, everyone!
     
     
    Vacation… About damn time! 😉👍

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    rafalgorka reacted to Rafa Maciel in Judo Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    The qualification window for Judo opened at the end of June and so far there have been 8 qualifying events staged - 2 Grand Slams, 1 Grand Prix and 5 Continental Opens. Annoyingly, the IJF haven't got their act together for the last couple of months and they haven't been publishing the Olympic Ranking list on their website. 
     
    I've gone through the results from 7 of the 8 qualifying events - I haven't included the results of Tahiti Oceania Open - to generate my own tracker of current qualification position.
     

     
    Couple of caveats:
    1) This only covers the top 17 in the rankings (and France as hosts) - it doesn't take into account the continental quotas
     
    2) Russia are included in the list despite the fact that they haven't been competing on the tour. At the moment, the rankings are heavily driven by the results from the Grand Slams and Russia were included in and performed pretty well at the Ulaanbaatar GS. I guess with the World Champs taking place in Uzbekistan, there is a possibility that Russian judokas may be there too. 
     
    In terms of the team event, at the moment, by my reckoning the following nations would be qualified:
     
             
     
    It's still early days and a lot will change will change before the end of the qualification window
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