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Greatest olympic moments?

Postby Cambridge Clarrie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Cathy Freeman's gold medal?

I say no. In fact, it's not even inside my top 10...

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/london-olympics/top-20-moments

My list...

1. Perkin's comeback
2. Lawrence Lemieux
3. Redmond and son
4. In spite of Adolf
5. McGrory and Aitken
6. Abebe Bikila
7. Peter Norman
8. Eric "The Eel"
9. The greatest last place
10. 1908 Marathon
11. Bill Roycroft
12. Bobby Pearce
13. Wilma Rudolph
14. Lasse Viren
15. The unknown surfie
16. Grant Davies
17. Greg Louganis
18. Cathy Freeman
19. Strud lands vault
20. North and South Korea
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby tigerpie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:22 pm

Debbie Flintoffs brilliant run for gold....not sure which olympics it was though. And Perkins great swim was a favourite.
Seeing Ali open the games was a very emotional moment.
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby Cambridge Clarrie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:24 pm

Yeah, Flintoff-King's lunge on the line was indeed a great moment.

I still remember Dean Lukin's gold like it was yesterday...
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby LMA » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:07 pm

Jane Saville's bronze in 2004 was a great moment after what happened in 2000
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby Il Duce » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:26 am

LMA wrote:Jane Saville's bronze in 2004 was a great moment after what happened in 2000

Sadisticly I thought that what happen in 2000 was the better moment.

men's 4 x 100 or 200 2000, which ever one the yanks said they where gonna smash us like guitars
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby MightyEagles » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:59 am

tigerpie wrote:Debbie Flintoffs brilliant run for gold....not sure which olympics it was though. And Perkins great swim was a favourite.
Seeing Ali open the games was a very emotional moment.


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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby Bully » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Michael Johnson , winning all the sprint gold medals. Watching himself on the big screen in the 400m during the race to see how far he was in front of the rest of the field.
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby overloaded » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:57 am

Craig Motram's effort at the last olympics
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby Sky Pilot » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:11 am

Perkins gold after scraping into the final and swimming in the death lane (8) was the sbsolute best. Kathy Watts gold was out of the blue similar to the Tassie swimmer John Sieben (?) with his unexpected gold.
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby LPH » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:03 pm

I will only comment on those that I have watched/seen:
My Top 10 in order:

1. Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, 'Magic' Johnson (after retiring due to HIV) in Barcelona '92 - U.S.A Dream Team
2. Australian Cycling Pursuit Team winning Gold on the Track @ L.A. '84 - they beat the Yanks who had Helium in their bike tyres!
3. Debbie Flintoff-King winning Gold in the 400m Hurdles @ Seoul '88 - her final 100m to run down the Russian Girl still results in 'Goose Bumps'
4. Usain Bolt winning the 100m Final in Beijing 2008 - the fact he literally 'switched off' with 10m to go, awesome domination
5. Ian Thorpe winning Gold in the 400m Freestyle @ Sydney 2000 - World Record & the amount of expectation was enormous

6. Michael Phelps winning 8 Gold Medals in the pool @ Beijing 2008 - incredible feat
7. Ben Johnson being sent home in disgrace for a positive drug test @ Seoul '88 - an absolute sensation, pity 'Flo Jo' wasn't caught also
8. Cathy Freeman winning her 400m Gold Medal @ Sydney 2000 - talk about pressure & expectation of a nation, sensational performance
9. Cathy Watt winning Gold in the Cycling Road Race @ Barcelona '92 - Australia's 1st Gold Medal that year & she became a 'household name' overnight
10. Australia's 4 x 100m Men's Freestyle Relay Team beating the Yanks @ Sydney 2000 - 'playing the guitars' after the win, Gold in more ways than one
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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Thu Feb 16, 2023 7:24 pm

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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

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Re: Greatest olympic moments?

Postby tigerpie » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:14 pm

Ali lighting the flame in 96.

Cathy's 2000 run under pressure was brilliant.
Perkins 1500 from nowhere.
Anytime we win a swimming relay against the yanks.
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