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#233303 9-Apr-2018 17:39
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I haven't watched a massive amount, but I found the semi-final between Paul Coll (Squash NZ Number 1) and Joel Makin was very special. I let out a howl that woke my kids!

 

It takes some serious mental coping to dig yourself our of hole that deep to win!

 

Very much looking forward to seeing our squashies compete for gold (Guaranteed Silver) tonight. 

 

Anyone got any others?

 

Joelle King vs Sarah Jane Perry reasonably confident King will take that.

 

Coll vs James Wilstrop is going to be a hell of a battle, could go either way. Coll is the fitter of the two, but as was proven last night, he will not be able to rely on this as much as he might like, though he has a 11 year advantage over Wilstrop.

 

 


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  #1992214 9-Apr-2018 18:40
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Sophie Pascoe, winning Gold in 200m swimming - with just her one leg. 





 

 

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  #1992408 9-Apr-2018 21:41
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OMG almost the same result in the Women's Singles Gold Medal match. So close but we have our first Commonwealth games gold medal winner in Womens Squash. Joelle King!

 

 

 

Next up Paul Coll v James Wilstop

 

 


 
 
 
 


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freitasm:

 

Sophie Pascoe, winning Gold in 200m swimming - with just her one leg. 

 

 

and it looked everyone else had 2 legs.





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  #1992469 10-Apr-2018 07:44
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kiwifidget:

 

freitasm:

 

Sophie Pascoe, winning Gold in 200m swimming - with just her one leg. 

 

 

and it looked everyone else had 2 legs.

 

 

And she did it again next day with another gold. If that's not the most exciting kiwi at the games...





 

 

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freitasm: Sophie Pascoe, winning Gold in 200m swimming - with just her one leg. 

 

...

 

And she did it again next day with another gold. If that's not the most exciting kiwi at the games...

 

kiwifidget: and it looked everyone else had 2 legs.

 

I'm not meaning to play down her achievement in any way, because a) it's awesome, and b) there is absolutely no way I could get anywhere near what these athletes do; however, I noticed (because I was watching that one live) that the breaststroke race was categorised as an "SB9" event,  which means that every athlete competing had some form of disability - just maybe not as obvious as a missing leg.  

 

If anyone is interested, the classifications can be found here.


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Sophie Pascoe is one of those rare para-athletes that is absolutely dominant in the para events.  She is so much better than her competitors it almost seems unfair.  I checked her winning time for the 200 IM (from memory 2:27) and it wouldn't have qualified her for the 2016 Olympics (from memory 2:09).  She is a phenomenal para-athlete. 

 

My kids (both swimmers) see her as a real inspiration.





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Just watched the kiwis go gold and silver (and fourth) in the mountain biking. Only spoiled by both tv channels going to ad breaks at the same time during a crucial part of the final lap. They had successfully staggered the breaks prior to that, but for goodness sake, they leave the race with the leading kiwi (Gaze) stopping to repair a puncture, with the South African and other kiwi (Cooper) disappearing off into the distance. They come back eventually with the kiwis 1st and 2nd and no sign of the South African. At least they showed them actually crossing the line (Gaze then Cooper). Who knows how Gaze caught up? Not me 'cause it wasn't covered.
I know they have to do right by the advertisers that are paying for the coverage, but for goodness sake pick your times!




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