finish with the negative!!!!

Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by greyghost, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. greyghost

    greyghost Mentor

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    hey lads ..(guys and gals) ...lets move on from the olympics...a lot of negative thoughts in a lot of threads....example ..lemaitre/shubenkov..... regardless of the disappointing result in london lemaitre will one day reign supreme and shubenkov is aspiring to become world class....that day will come.... otherwise focus on people like ..rutherford ..sally pearson ..trey hardee.. galen rupp..these athletes were superb!!!even donati at 36yrs young in the triple jump.....i guarantee u guys in next yrs worlds the sprints will end differently....regardless of the likes of the dope gatlin or chambers competing......and in general the knowledgeable athletics public understand the specter of doping in jamaica and the usa ............... now all of yeeee!!!! go lift some weights , or do a couple of 200m repeats and move on ....:behindsofa:
     
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Great post grey ghost! I couldn't agree more. There is also a saying I have heard since I was a kid. Out of every bad thing, something good can come out of it. It's kind of like lifes lessons/mistakes, can help us to learn how to avoid them in the future.

    The mens long jump was my favorite with Pearson taking gold in an olymic record being second. The russian ladies winning medals in the 800 and Rupp were also up there. Actually, Rupp has to be in the top 3. What he did was amazing! He can help change things. I'm so glad he accomplished what I thought Craig Mottram and many others didn't.

    One final thing. I don't think many sprinters on the planet will want to line up next to Christophe in his final few races. He has a chip on his shoulder and he is looking to take it out on someone!
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    If anyone wants to put together a short synopsis of the positive results of the Games from a CF perspective, I'd be glad to run it on the homepage.
     
  4. harold

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    i totally agree ,

    but then the realist in me kicks in and not going to pretend
    it is that bad in sprints that the positives are getting less and less .
    they are being out numbered by the sheer number of affletes that
    only want to do sport , and even worse numbers enhanced by enhancements .
    now more than ever with sarms .
    like alot of things in life , sprinting is just like what happening to
    many of your large cities in america and europe .
    they ruin it for everyone else ,by whatever means , till little room for anyone else
    like there masive egos , why choose to be around this bull**** .


    i am not going to pretend .....
     
  5. harold

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    okay after rant ,
    will try to be positive and focus on athletes that are deservid of our attention .
    or just leave it to others .
     
  6. third wave

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    I hope that your self-esteem doesn't depend on the achievements or failures of other people who happen to have the same skin color as you. That would be very pathetic indeed.
     
  7. Wes Woodhead

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    White men invented the olympics. If not for my people their would be no such thing as the olympics. The same can be said about an endless list of things ALL people take advantage of every day. I think its amazing that a people who make up less than 10% of the world population can win almost 40% of the medals. Clearly our people are tha Alphas.
     
  8. greyghost

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    excellent stuff

    glad to be of service, and WL u go it right ...lemaitre will have chip on his shoulder, and wes you speak the truth ....heres to a bright future guys:wink:
     
  9. mastermulti

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    just a story to keep it positive - don't know where else to slot this.........

    Peter Norman ran 200 meters before white athletes thought they couldn't.
    No drugs, a committed Salvation Army officer and his Silver winning 20.06 is STILL the Aussie record - more highly rated than Lemaitre's 19.80 because it was closer to the WR in 1968.
    Hard to imagine it was 44 years ago and the first international 200 meter race I can recall having interest in


    http://www.smh.com.au/national/sprinter-norman-may-get-apology-20120819-24gl5.html
     

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