Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Corona Man » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:43 am

MW wrote:
LaughingKookaburra wrote:I reckon he has claims at being the greatest sportsman of all time. 21 Olympic Gold Medals is absolutely unbelievable.


I'm conflicted about this.
Best sportsperson every 4 years yes.
For best sportsperson of all time, I would be looking at someone who is doing it week in week out every year.
Floyd Mayweather?
Michael Jordan?
Serena Williams?
Roger Federer?

Interesting debate. Phelps has claims to being the best Olympian of all time, perhaps not so much the best sportsman of all time.

When you look at Phelps the bloke is just born to swim... Big long arms and clearly a super tank.
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby woodublieve12 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:05 am

Corona Man wrote:
MW wrote:
LaughingKookaburra wrote:I reckon he has claims at being the greatest sportsman of all time. 21 Olympic Gold Medals is absolutely unbelievable.


I'm conflicted about this.
Best sportsperson every 4 years yes.
For best sportsperson of all time, I would be looking at someone who is doing it week in week out every year.
Floyd Mayweather?
Michael Jordan?
Serena Williams?
Roger Federer?

Interesting debate. Phelps has claims to being the best Olympian of all time, perhaps not so much the best sportsman of all time.

When you look at Phelps the bloke is just born to swim... Big long arms and clearly a super tank.

Mayweather :lol:
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Pseudo » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:14 am

Nice to see the Ozzy ladies knock over the Dutchies in the beach volleyball.

Particularly since the Ozzies wear proper skimpy two-pieces but the Dutchies wear a full body suit. Way to ruin an otherwise enjoyable spectator sport.
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Corona Man » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:38 am

Men's 200 Breastroke taken out by a swimmer from the glorious nation of Kazakstan!
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:47 am

Corona Man wrote:
MW wrote:
LaughingKookaburra wrote:I reckon he has claims at being the greatest sportsman of all time. 21 Olympic Gold Medals is absolutely unbelievable.


I'm conflicted about this.
Best sportsperson every 4 years yes.
For best sportsperson of all time, I would be looking at someone who is doing it week in week out every year.
Floyd Mayweather?
Michael Jordan?
Serena Williams?
Roger Federer?

Interesting debate. Phelps has claims to being the best Olympian of all time, perhaps not so much the best sportsman of all time.

When you look at Phelps the bloke is just born to swim... Big long arms and clearly a super tank.


Every 4 years? They do swim at other times of the year.

Being at the absolute pinnacle of his sport for 16+ years, that has to put him in the conversation
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby MW » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:56 am

My point is he is not defending his title every few weeks or months.
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Brodlach » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Corona Man wrote:Men's 200 Breastroke taken out by a swimmer from the glorious nation of Kazakstan!

Reckon I have seen 50 Borat memes in 10 minutes
July 11th 2012....
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Pseudo » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:10 pm

Corona Man wrote:Men's 200 Breastroke taken out by a swimmer from the glorious nation of Kazakstan!


Please all be upstanding for the national anthem of Kazakhstan:

"Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
It's length thirty meter and width six meter.
Filtration system a marvel to behold.
It remove 80 percent of human solid waste."


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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Corona Man » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:37 pm

Kyle Chalmers GOLD men's 100 free... Outstanding!
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Brodlach » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:38 pm

You ripper Chalmers!!!!
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Jim05 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:38 pm

Fair final 15m by the lad
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Wedgie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Wow Kyle Chalmers Wow!!!!!! :D
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Haha. Nice one

Charmers turns 7th and storms home to win gold!!

McEvoy only 7th though.
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Greg Chalmers' lad.

Great stuff
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby JK » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm

How good was that!!! :D :D :D
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Brodlach » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:40 pm

bennymacca wrote:Greg Chalmers' lad.

Great stuff

Um Brett :lol:

Might be a good golfer too though
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:41 pm

Brodlach wrote:
bennymacca wrote:Greg Chalmers' lad.

Great stuff

Um Brett :lol:

Might be a good golfer too though


Haha whoops that's what I meant
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:42 pm

Great interview by cam McEvoy too
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby Dogwatcher » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:43 pm

Wow! So chuffed.
Don't even know the Chalmers family, but so stoked for them.
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Re: Olympic Games - Rio 2016 - XXXI Olympiad

Postby bennymacca » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:45 pm

Dogwatcher wrote:Wow! So chuffed.
Don't even know the Chalmers family, but so stoked for them.


Very good day for the Aussies
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