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First medals of the games, Judo bronze and fight for Gold in the Taekwondo at 1.45.

 

South Yorkshire lad, from Donny going for the gold. 

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24 minutes ago, gazzatheowl said:

shocking start to the triathlon. Camera boat was still going along the front showing the competitors when the gun went off to start. luckily nobody was hurt but it was more by look than judgement.

 

Surely if they looked, that's good judgement?

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6 hours ago, Whitechapel Owl said:

Well done Adam fuucking Peaty.

Watched and interview when he says he's had an Aston Martin.... Didn't realize swimmers got that much sponsorship in the UK. Still, a beast!

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55 minutes ago, Burnsie said:

Watched and interview when he says he's had an Aston Martin.... Didn't realize swimmers got that much sponsorship in the UK. Still, a beast!

 

They get almost nothing until they get a medal though, sponsorships and everything else then comes after the success.

 

In the past many swimmers would have to get a job after leaving school or university or reply on parents.  Lottery funding means athletes can concentrate on their chosen sport hence our increased success in many disciplines in addition to swimming.

 

Whilst we.know some sports are elitist, Equestrian and sailing for example, many are full of working class normal people with talent.

 

 

 

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