What's Your Favorite Olympic Summer Sport?

chaser

Praising my Savior all the day long!
I rarely have time during the day to watch and the tv is always off during the day unless Mary is home, but I may catch some highlights on the news or I may watch some after dinner tonight. I like watching men's/women's gymnastics/swimming, wrestling/judo if they have it, I think I saw on the news Karate possibly? and also like all the running/track events.
 

RonJohnSilver

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I watched the prelims of the women's scaling a couple weeks ago and I was surprisingly, intrigued. It's climbing a rock wall, basically, sometimes timed, sometimes not. We'll see how it holds up as a new Olympic sport. My favorite though, is Moose Vaulting. That may be Winter Olympics, though. And the ever popular Walrus Toss. Followed by the Antler Dance.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Its not an Olypmic sport yet, but for decades there has been a world championship in the sport of wife carrying. If you have never seen it, it can be funny, yet very demanding...:biggrin

There should be a husband carrying championship . . . wives already carry the babies, and in many cultures, the wife is/was the beast of burden . . . only XX wives and XY husbands, thank you very much
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Hey @Tall Timbers Thought of you when I saw this

Jacoby won gold in the Women's 100M Breaststroke!

According to Olympics announcer, there's only one 50M pool in the whole state of Alaska, so Jacoby trained in a 25M pool :smile
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Hey @Tall Timbers Thought of you when I saw this

Jacoby won gold in the Women's 100M Breaststroke!

According to Olympics announcer, there's only one 50M pool in the whole state of Alaska, so Jacoby trained in a 25M pool :smile

I'll go one step further to this, due to Coiv lockdowns, a lot of Australian swimmers couldn't train at a leisure centre or local pool so what they had to do for those that had it was buy a specialised resistance band , tie the band around themselves and to a pole and then swim in their backyard pool until the band was stretched until it couldn't stretch any further.

This allowed them to essentially swim in one spot because of the resistance band and also allow them to build up their fitness base in such a small pool.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
I'll go one step further to this, due to Coiv lockdowns, a lot of Australian swimmers couldn't train at a leisure centre or local pool so what they had to do for those that had it was buy a specialised resistance band , tie the band around themselves and to a pole and then swim in their backyard pool until the band was stretched until it couldn't stretch any further.

This allowed them to essentially swim in one spot because of the resistance band and also allow them to build up their fitness base in such a small pool.

The silver medalist was from Australia. Wonder if she was one of them.

If they trained at the Great Barrier Reef, their training partners would've been [giant shark emoji] :eek
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
The silver medalist was from Australia. Wonder if she was one of them.

If they trained at the Great Barrier Reef, their training partners would've been [giant shark emoji] :eek
She was lucky, she lives in a state where the lockdowns weren't too strict and actually was able to train properly, her younger sister is also a fast swimmer and was unlucky herself not to compete alongside her sister s she just missed a place in the olympic trials
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Hey @Tall Timbers Thought of you when I saw this

Jacoby won gold in the Women's 100M Breaststroke!

According to Olympics announcer, there's only one 50M pool in the whole state of Alaska, so Jacoby trained in a 25M pool :smile

Seward is a really tiny community. I'm surprised they had a pool at all. Good for Jacoby. She'll be remembered in Alaska forever, at least in Seward.
 

JSTyler

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For me it would be the fabulous endurance-sport of NOT watching any olympics for about three decades.

Does that count?

It's not about the new wokolympics either, I just get bored by non-participation. I can't sit still for any sporting events unless it's the bloopers or fails highlights. Y'all remember the "agony of defeat" skier, right?
 

Andy C

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For me it would be the fabulous endurance-sport of NOT watching any olympics for about three decades.

Does that count?

It's not about the new wokolympics either, I just get bored by non-participation. I can't sit still for any sporting events unless it's the bloopers or fails highlights. Y'all remember the "agony of defeat" skier, right?
Im just the opposite. Almost all the events and athletes get little to no TV coverage until its Olympics time. For the other 3 years, most have no idea who is the world champion. But since I was a kid, Im drawn like a moth to the light and watch events I only watch every 4 years. Also, it was fascinating back then to watch world powers who hated each other, set it aside for the Olympics.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
For me it would be the fabulous endurance-sport of NOT watching any olympics for about three decades.

Does that count?

It's not about the new wokolympics either, I just get bored by non-participation. I can't sit still for any sporting events unless it's the bloopers or fails highlights. Y'all remember the "agony of defeat" skier, right?
To me the funniest olympic moment was the guy in the gymnastics that ran full speed into a beam face first and the commentator just whent WHOAOHHHH ahahaha .

I'm not sure how you would descirbe the equipment in gymnastic terms.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self​

"TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations.
Only, as the women’s gymnastics team final approached on Tuesday night, something felt off. And the athlete widely considered the Greatest of All Time in her sport knew it.
So rather than push through the doubts that crept into her head as she’s done so many times in the past, Biles decided enough was enough. She was done. For now.
The American star withdrew from the competition following one rotation, opening the door for the team of Russian athletes to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades.
Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum guided the U.S. to silver while Biles cheered from the sideline in a white sweatsuit, at peace with a decision that revealed a shift not only in Biles but perhaps the sport she’s redefined."

"Biles has become an outspoken advocate for athlete’s rights and the importance of proper mental health. There was a time, there were many times actually, where she felt she wasn’t right and just powered through because that’s what people expected of her.
Not anymore. And the stand she took could resonate far beyond the color of any medal she may win in Tokyo.
Biles is the latest in a series of high-profile athletes, including tennis star Naomi Osaka, who have used their platforms to discuss their mental heath struggles. A subject that was once taboo has become far more accepted and embraced.
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland applauded Biles for prioritizing her “mental wellness over all else” and offered the organization’s full support. USA Gymnastics women’s program vice-president called Biles’ act “incredibly selfless.”"

More
https://apnews.com/article/2020-tok...iles-injured-463f9be556246eada6dec265297df4d2


Stress is no joke.


:pray :pray :amen :amen
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self​

"TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations.
Only, as the women’s gymnastics team final approached on Tuesday night, something felt off. And the athlete widely considered the Greatest of All Time in her sport knew it.
So rather than push through the doubts that crept into her head as she’s done so many times in the past, Biles decided enough was enough. She was done. For now.
The American star withdrew from the competition following one rotation, opening the door for the team of Russian athletes to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades.
Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum guided the U.S. to silver while Biles cheered from the sideline in a white sweatsuit, at peace with a decision that revealed a shift not only in Biles but perhaps the sport she’s redefined."

"Biles has become an outspoken advocate for athlete’s rights and the importance of proper mental health. There was a time, there were many times actually, where she felt she wasn’t right and just powered through because that’s what people expected of her.
Not anymore. And the stand she took could resonate far beyond the color of any medal she may win in Tokyo.
Biles is the latest in a series of high-profile athletes, including tennis star Naomi Osaka, who have used their platforms to discuss their mental heath struggles. A subject that was once taboo has become far more accepted and embraced.
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland applauded Biles for prioritizing her “mental wellness over all else” and offered the organization’s full support. USA Gymnastics women’s program vice-president called Biles’ act “incredibly selfless.”"

More
https://apnews.com/article/2020-tok...iles-injured-463f9be556246eada6dec265297df4d2


Stress is no joke.


:pray :pray :amen :amen

You have to feel for pro athletes sometimes, the mental barriers and sacrifices they have to push through can take an enormous toll
 
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