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22 hours ago, gurn said:

I'm beginning to think Piers Morgan has a problem with black women:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/piers-morgan-roasted-for-hypocritcal-slams-of-simone-biles-nothing-heroic-or-brave-about-quitting/ar-AAMF4ju?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

Piers Morgan is under fire again this time after making U.S. gymnast Simone Biles the target of his ire. The people of the internet are having none of it, though, turning the British broadcaster's own history and criticism back on him.

After Biles dropped out of the gymnastics team finals at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday to focus on her mental health, Morgan tweeted his disgust, saying that Biles should just "admit you did badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time." On Wednesday morning, Morgan doubled down on his comments in a new column about Biles.

"Sorry Simone Biles, but there's nothing heroic or brave about quitting because you're not having 'fun' - you let down your team-mates, your fans and your country," Morgan tweeted.

And just about immediately after, Morgan found himself in the crosshairs online. Many pointed out the irony of Morgan slamming Biles for "quitting" and exiting the competition floor (though she did return to watch her teammates compete), when Morgan himself stormed off the set of "Good Morning Britain" in early March in the middle of a broadcast.

In response to that particular mockery, Morgan acknowledged his "gutless" choice, saying that "Twitter rightly mocked me" ever since the incident.

Others online noted that they weren't surprised by Morgan's bashing of Biles because she's a woman of color, noting his frequent attacks on Meghan Markle and others. "If bullying black women was an Olympic sport, Piers Morgan would win the gold medal," one person tweeted.

Another argued that "Watching Piers Morgan bully another prominent black woman should not be surprising to anyone." You can check out more responses to Morgan's column below.

 

 

 

Piers Morgan is a wannabe Faux News guy, a Trumper, and a failed CNN reality host. Most of his interviews are slime at its best.

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1 hour ago, Jack Fig said:

Game 7 Stanley Cup Final. Your starting goalie who you've run with all the way says he can't go. His psyche isn't right. He's pulling the plug. Team player or no? 

Yes. He got you to the final and he isn't pretending he can play well enough to win in the biggest game.  If a player knows it, then respect it.  No different if it's a lower body injury.  If he can play through it, give it a shot.  If not, get the backup in. You have a backup that can give the team a better chance.  That is what she did, she tried and got the worst vault score of the games,  jeopardizing US of a medal chance.  If she wanted to continue anyway, no one will say no to her. If she kept that poor performance, the team will drop out of medal contention. That would be selfish. People will be even more angry. "Why didn't you drop out and give rest of the girls a chance to medal?"  Give her the benefit of doubt. She has been the best in her sport of all time, won everything on the biggest stage. She endured sexual molestation by the former team Dr, who is now in jail.  She isn't a coward.  These are ultra competitive athletes who trained all their lives to win. 

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Too bad Shady El Nahas couldn't medal last night. I saw his RO16 match and then he lost in the quarter to the world number 1. He won the following match but then lost the Bronze.

Our ladies got obliterated in Rugby against the Fijians as expected.

Our ladies unfortunately were bested in the swimming relay and finished fourth. They fell behind with the first swimmer even though she set a personal best and it compounded between the second and third swimmer with an additional half second/second. About three body lengths by the time it was Penny's turn to go - too much ground to make up.

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8 minutes ago, Tortorella's Rant said:

Too bad Shady El Nahas couldn't medal last night. I saw his RO16 match and then he lost in the quarter to the world number 1. He won the following match but then lost the Bronze.

Our ladies got obliterated in Rugby against the Fijians as expected.

Our ladies unfortunately were bested in the swimming relay and finished fourth. They fell behind with the first swimmer even though she set a personal best and it compounded between the second and third swimmer with an additional half second/second. About three body lengths by the time it was Penny's turn to go - too much ground to make up.

Yeah, that was quite a race. Though beaten by three teams that all broke the world record at the same race is nothing to be ashamed of.  Canada set an all time Canadian record too. Something in those waters....

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Interesting how there's been zero official olympic coverage on possible doping infractions, and yet all over Indian media, there's talk about a gold medal awarded at these games possibly being stripped from China and going to India.

 

Is it hush-hush by the IOC, for fear of upsetting the host of their next games in less than a year?  Or is it pressure from across the strait?  Both?

 

From https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4259733 :

 

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Taiwanese weightlifter could take bronze if China's Hou found doping

If Hou Zhihui found guilty of doping, Tsou indigenous lifter Fang Wan-ling would be awarded bronze

 
By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2021/07/28 12:30
Hou (left), Fang (right) during women's 49 kg weightlifting competition. (Reuters photos)

Hou (left), Fang (right) during women's 49 kg weightlifting competition. (Reuters photos)

 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese indigenous athlete in the women's 49-kilogram weightlifting category could be awarded the bronze medal if the gold medal winner from China is found to have been doping.

 

On Saturday (July 24), Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui (侯志慧) placed first with 94 kg in the snatch and 116 kg in the clean and jerk, clinching the gold medal and setting an Olympic record. However, Olympic officials now suspect Hou of doping and are requiring her to stay in Japan to undergo an additional test for performance-enhancing substances.

 

If Hou fails the doping test, India's Mirabai Chanu will be awarded the gold, making her the first weightlifter in Indian history to win an Olympic gold medal. Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia's bronze medal would be upgraded to silver.

 

Taiwanese weightlifter could take bronze if China's Hou found doping
Fang in action in women's 49 kg competition. (Reuters photo)

 

Fourth-place finisher Fang Wan-ling (方莞靈), a member of Taiwan's Tsou tribe, would then be awarded the bronze medal. Although Belgium's Nina Sterckx had a higher mark in the snatch, with 81 kg to Fang's 80 kg, the Taiwanese athlete lifted 101 kg in the clean and jerk, besting the Belgian's 99 kg and ultimately giving Fang a 1 kg edge in her 181 kg total.

 

Even if her fourth-place finish stands, the Tokyo Games have seen the 21-year-old's best performance so far as an adult in international competition. She took the gold in the women's 48 kg weightlifting category at the 2018 Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships.

 

Taiwanese weightlifter could take bronze if China's Hou found doping
(Reuters photo)

 

Fang is considered an up-and-coming star in Taiwan's weightlifting scene and is coached by Chen Wei-ling (陳葦綾), who took the gold in the women's 47 kg weightlifting category at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

 

Update 07/29 6:30 p.m.

 

When asked to comment on allegations that Hou was being investigated for violating anti-doping rule regulations, the International Testing Agency (ITA) sent the following response to Taiwan News on Thursday (July 29):

"The ITA transparently discloses all apparent or confirmed anti-doping rule violations and publishes them on its website. Based on this principle, we do not share any comments before issuing any statements ourselves.

We have not issued any statement regarding the athlete you mention."

Highlights of Fang's participation in women's 49 kg competition in Tokyo:

 

 

Determination on display during a competition in 2018:

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jaimito said:

 

Didn't know that is her brother.  He is now a Kracken. We will see a lot of him vs Nux. 6'7 255 lbs. 

 

 

Minor quibble; the Heisman is for college football players

The Marsh is for every Canadian athlete.

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1 hour ago, Jaimito said:

US women team is deep. Even when the favorite drops out, they win Gold. Congrats.  Her story is neat too.  Dad recently fell and is now wheelchair bound. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet indicates first time a female of  asian descent wins.:

Research shows:

Suni Lee is the first individual winner of the gold in all round; however the entire Chinese team won the team all around gold in 2008.

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1 hour ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

Interesting how there's been zero official olympic coverage on possible doping infractions, and yet all over Indian media, there's talk about a gold medal awarded at these games possibly being stripped from China and going to India.

 

Is it hush-hush by the IOC, for fear of upsetting the host of their next games in less than a year?  Or is it pressure from across the strait?  Both?

 

From https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4259733 :

 

 

Yeah.. not to mention some of the Chinese athletes in the women's events look / are men.

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20 minutes ago, gurn said:

Tweet indicates first time a female of  asian descent wins.:

Research shows:

Suni Lee is the first individual winner of the gold in all round; however the entire Chinese team won the team all around gold in 2008.

I think we can all agree that a human being, labeled as gender female, from MN, USA, won the gold in individual all around artistic gymnastics.  All the categorizations can go on and on.  But since it is the Olympics, a gold for US it is.  Hopefully no doping or Marijuana disqualifications. 

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2 minutes ago, 250Integra said:

Yeah.. not to mention some of the Chinese athletes in the women's events look / are men.

LOL. A pop of 1.4 billion, they can easily find the rare extremes of human variation that will excel at a certain event.  They have the political will and money invested in atheletics. You ever wonder why poor and small countries don't win Olympic medals often?   Why does US always win ton of medals every time?  Better doping or more money and investment?  Maybe both. Lance Armstrong was pretty good at it. 

 

China win a lot of men's event too.  Then you have guys saying they are all doping. Whatever.  

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2 hours ago, Jaimito said:

LOL. A pop of 1.4 billion, they can easily find the rare extremes of human variation that will excel at a certain event.  They have the political will and money invested in atheletics. You ever wonder why poor and small countries don't win Olympic medals often?   Why does US always win ton of medals every time?  Better doping or more money and investment?  Maybe both. Lance Armstrong was pretty good at it. 

 

China win a lot of men's event too.  Then you have guys saying they are all doping. Whatever.  

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You’re telling me you believe all of the above were born as a female? I’m Chinese and I find it extremely suspicious.

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5 hours ago, 250Integra said:

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You’re telling me you believe all of the above were born as a female? I’m Chinese and I find it extremely suspicious.

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Is backstroke for the swimmers that dont like getting their face in the water?

 

Breaststroke has a cool name when it should be called the Froggie

 

Why dont they have races for side stroke or dog paddle? or 50m underwater races - if I recall its faster to swim under water than to do the breast stroke.

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