Medal Count for 2012
Now that the world champio nships have finished
How many track Medals will Team GB win next year
I'm going for 2 Gold (Jessica Ennis Mo Farrah) 4 silver (Long Jump, womens 1500m, 400m hurdles, 10,000m) and 4 bronze (relays, 110m hurdles,)
I don't think Paula Radcliffe will get a medal and some will find the pressure of performing on home soil too much.
Well spotted TRIPLE rather than long
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
If Harry A spends more time pumping up his upper body maybe he can block all 8 lanes!!
LOL - he's enormous
I think 8 medals is realistic, maybe 1 or 2 golds. It would be nice to be competitive in the 4x400M relays again.
8 is probably a realistic target - but what I would like to come away with is the feeling our athletes have done their best - We have two of the best long jumpers around and yet both seemed to be injured on the day (again) - I know that the middle and long distance races are often run tactically so slow times are expected but if Athletes have peaked properly and fully fit you would expect to see the sprinters, throwers and jumpers near to their personal bests if not setting PBs -
What I am looking forward to is a return to the BBC commentary team - complete with Michael Johnson.
I can't remember the details, but some one somewhere said that if the British team win as many medals as they did in Beijing, then they will have cost something like £250 million each.
I didn't miss the BBC commentary as much as I thought I would. It was actually a relief to get a break from Brendan Foster
Glad they got rid of that Ortis bloke though - he was awful, poor chap!
Now that the world champio nships have finished How many track Medals will Team GB win next year I'm going for 2 Gold (Jessica Ennis Mo Farrah) 4 silver (Triple Jump, womens 1500m, 400m hurdles, 10,000m) and 4 bronze (relays, 110m hurdles,)I don't think Paula Radcliffe will get a medal and some will find the pressure of performing on home soil too much.
I'm going for 2 Gold (Jessica Ennis Mo Farrah) 4 silver (Triple Jump, womens 1500m, 400m hurdles, 10,000m) and 4 bronze (relays, 110m hurdles,)
I really hope home soil could push our medal count up next year - but I think your near the mark other than the relays performance has been so poor!! As for cost UK invests so little compared to other nations - discuss
Saved OTIS DELEY
He shows Hopelessness has a future on TV
Here's a few highlights of Otis Deley. More entertaining than the athletics!
To give Channel 4 credit they did show things like the 10K without any ad breaks but I think that meant they had to squeeze more in the rest of the time to make it up. I still think they managed to show more of the field events then we normally get on the BBC and I didn't think it was quite so UK-centric either.
They'll be showing the next Worlds and the Paralympics so if Ortis did a bit more training he could make a triumphant return!
SophieC wrote (see)
I remember hearing some ridiculous figure per medal/gold medal after Bejing, though I'm not sure if that was for the whole of the British Olympic team or just the athletics (or even if there are some sports that proved much better value for money than others). Seems a lot of money, but if you want to win the coconut you have to throw a lot of balls...
My Sqeeze always gets two or three coconuts, out of half a dozen shots.
Now if they had coconut shy as an Olympic event....
Personally, I think it's a grotesque waste of money - hundreds of millions per medal? That could do an awful lot of tangible good in terms of schools or hospitals.
If you offered me the same return again I'd take it like a shot. Idowu probably has a decent chance of gold but neither Mo nor Dai Greene are what you'd called nailed on favourites so we could just as easily lose a gold as pick one up.
Realistically Ennis is looking at the Russian going backwards or getting injured, she can throw a better javelin but I don't think she can throw it as far as she'll need to - she could have pbed and still not won gold.
It's not a bad medal return - I'd like to see what other nations spend on their elite performance programmes though - I don't mind money being spent on sport but for me it should be about mass participation - elite success has a part to play in encouraging that but at times they do seem to have got the cart before the horse.
The Ideal partner for OTIS would be Sam Fox or Mick Fleetwood
How entertaining would that be ?
Wilkie wrote (see)
It should form part of the modern pentathalon
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