WOW mens' 100m final!!!!!

Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)
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The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!
Originally Posted by boarderhopper
I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...
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Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)
Originally Posted by pelicano
He said he wanted to leave something for next time so he can break his own record later!
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The African guy did well in the 100m but phelps is kicking ass out there. go team USA!!
Originally Posted by boarderhopper
I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...
Originally Posted by Amneris
Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.
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I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...
Originally Posted by Amneris
Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Well, there's a reason we use the terms African-American, Afro-Caribbean etc.... because many of us from those places/of that descent do consider ourselves African. African is a term that in parts of the Caribbean is synonymous with "Black."

I know people whose parents, grandparents or further back are Scottish and they DO say they are Scottish. We can't get as country-specific as Scotland, unfortunately.

However, in terms of national affiliation ie. the Olympics, Caribbean country names should be used and it did come across as flippant/disrespectful not to acknowledge that.
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One-two-three sweep of the WOMENS' 100m by Jamaica!!!!!!


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I don't mind the spoilers as they're on the net anyway. I look forward to watching it later.

I was just watching some indoor cycling which was fun.
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Love those Jamaican names - Asafa and Usain. So cool.
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I'm confused. None of the medal winners in that event were African. To whom are you referring?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Well, all of them ARE African.... just not direct from the continent of Africa...
Originally Posted by Amneris
Well, that's like saying I'm Scottish even though I'm really not.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
European..to be more accurate with the analogy.
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Fantastic race, but I wish he'd gone all out - I don't understand why he slowed down once he'd realised he won (and yet still broke the record!)
Originally Posted by pelicano
He said he wanted to leave something for next time so he can break his own record later!
Originally Posted by Amneris
Others saw it as boastful and representative of poor sportsmanship, because of the other things he did as he slowed down.
Others saw it as boastful and representative of poor sportsmanship, because of the other things he did as he slowed down.
Originally Posted by medussa
Yeah.

No way it was planned out. It was showboating, plain and simple.


It being the first Jamaican gold - you could argue it was well-deserved. But it was very clearly showboating.
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I can't believe there are two pages discussing this race, practically all women doing the discussing, and not one person has mentioned Bolt's umm.... package. He had it wrapped around his waist ! I was watching with some guys at a bar and a friend said "Holy $@$#, did you see that? Not that I was looking, but damn, you can't miss it!"

The guy is unbelievable, that was the most amazing, dominating performance I've ever seen, vs the current competitors he was running against and vs history. Wow!
On land.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Others saw it as boastful and representative of poor sportsmanship, because of the other things he did as he slowed down.
Originally Posted by medussa
Yeah.

No way it was planned out. It was showboating, plain and simple.


It being the first Jamaican gold - you could argue it was well-deserved. But it was very clearly showboating.
Originally Posted by NetG
I totally caught that too! I even asked hubby, "WTF does he think he's doing?" It's VERY rare that you see an Olympian clearly showboating like that. You see them hug/high five or whatever, but to see something like that is almost an embarrassment, IMO.
It was a shame that he spent so much time showboating and punching his chest. I really enjoyed watching him race because he is super fast, but once his cockiness kicked in I had to change the channel. He won 1 medal and was so cocky it was annoying and Phelps has won eight medals and never once acted like Bolt. But I've read so many blogs of people who are annoyed by Phelps and think Bolt deserves more television coverage. But my philosophy is this is America and we want to watch AMERICANS!!! Let the Jamaican tv networks cover their athletes.
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I wasn't thrilled about the chest pounding bit. But, as it was his country's first gold in the event, I can see why he did it.
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I wasn't thrilled about the chest pounding bit. But, as it was his country's first gold in the event, I can see why he did it.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
I didn't mind it so much AFTER he crossed the finish line. It was the chest pounding and showboating BEFORE the finish line which I minded.
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The Jamaican women were amazing! So fast and that photo-finish for the silver? So cool.

I was sad that no Americans did well in the sprint finals, but then I realized that it's probably because the Americans aren't using performance-enhancing drugs, and for that, I'm glad because then the other countries can win fair and square.

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