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The Olympics Thread

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  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 37,011 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Zika Olympics 2016 is gonna be all sorts of hilarious. But im ready for gymnastics, tkd, judo and wrestling
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    Well considering kai greene prob isnt entering i think phil heath will win his 6th olympia easily #LE6ACY
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    I heard karate will be added to the 2020 games.

    I'll be watching wrestling and the other martial arts
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,592
    Oh, it's WKF/Shotokan rules.

    Meh.

    Come back when Sanshou is an olympic sport (Punch/kick/knee/throw)
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    I don't know w abut you bit back in 2001 went to an event in HI where chops, takedowns, kicks, punches, shins could be used
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    Rio sure as hell isn't ready.
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    Oooh... the symbol for this year is a satanic penis. Illuminati really stepping it up now!

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,592
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    I don't know w abut you bit back in 2001 went to an event in HI where chops, takedowns, kicks, punches, shins could be used

    It would depend on the event, mostly.

    WKF-style competition is usually point-stop, like Olympic Taekwondo. No low strikes, elbows or knees. But, you can strike to the back, as well as the back of the head, and you can still do leg sweeps.

    Something like Sanshou would be a really good fit because it basically combines Muay Thai and Judo. It uses a red/blue uniform system, and most of the striking is long range, like the other Olympic martial arts (boxing/taekwondo). You can't clinch for more than 5 seconds unlike MT, and you usually can't elbow, but you can legit throw people, like, full-on Judo-style throw, instead of just tripping or sweeping.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Yeah after the throw you got to do a follow up, like a punch or kick or it doesn't count
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,592
    edited July 2016
    Not in most Sanshou rulesets. The sport is generally about knockdowns, not ground fighting. Bouts are paused after a successful throw, you don't go to ground like MMA.

    Typically it's like:

    2 points: kick to body or head, any knockdown where attacker remains standing, or any throw where the attacker gets up immediately.

    1 point: leg kicks, any punch, any throw reversal, any throw where attacker doesn't get up immediately.

    IKF awards 3 points for explosive throws (say if you managed to cleanly suplex or slam someone).
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    US won the 1st gold medal. Way to go!
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    So this woman ais 41 years old competing against girls half her age. Age is just a number....

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/nancy-armour/2016/08/07/41-year-old-gymnast-oksana-chusovitina-/88364650/
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Looks like Phelps is back in the game. Bolt and Phelps ftw
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,592
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    So this woman ais 41 years old competing against girls half her age. Age is just a number....

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/nancy-armour/2016/08/07/41-year-old-gymnast-oksana-chusovitina-/88364650/

    In gymnastics, age is a death sentence. She's a diamond in the rough, most gymnasts still retire in their 20s, if not before.
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  • HotobuHotobu Simpsonized Joined: Posts: 3,622 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Wasted wrote: »
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    So this woman ais 41 years old competing against girls half her age. Age is just a number....

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/nancy-armour/2016/08/07/41-year-old-gymnast-oksana-chusovitina-/88364650/

    In gymnastics, age is a death sentence. She's a diamond in the rough, most gymnasts still retire in their 20s, if not before.

    I think it also has to do with what comes with the age. A lot of these girls are competing while they're still growing. Height is a big disadvantage. She's 41, but she's actually shorter than Gabby Douglas is now. Also women's bodies fill out differently than men do when they finish puberty. The interesting thing about Simone Biles is that she's 4'9", but she's 19. She probably isn't going to grow anymore. She may be able to compete for a while.
  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 37,011 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited August 2016
    its not age its damage. what this sport does to peoples bodies before they hit 20 is criminal. so few can sustain such a high level for long. i know alot of gym rats and the amount of acl,mcl, back,neck injuries sustained before college is insane.

    i do like that their are alot more avenues for gymnasts once their done. like mma did for wrestling, parkour/ninja warrior/stunts are doing for gymnasts.
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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,592
    Absolutely. The price you pay for perfect form is arguably too much.

    You do tend to find older gymnasts amongst the men, though (perhaps because they don't do things like beam or uneven bars, but do a lot more upper body events), but from what I understand the women especially tend to retire younger.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    edited August 2016
    I liked when they jumped on that tramploline about 2 days ago. They got just as high as a Dictator jump in SF2
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Is Bolt really the fastest man alive (yes, a The Flash pun)

    If Bolt is Flash then this guy must be Zoom...

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Well, all good things must come to an end (Sunday). They should have the Summer and Winter Olympics every 2 years instead of 4 years. At least America isn't free at Rio. America is the Olympics Champion this year with the most gold medals and the most overall medal count. The basketball team is gonna own this Sunday. Like watching the Golden State Warriors...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    This came first and is the Olympics thread, meaning any Olympics, summer and winter...
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  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,305 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    This came first and is the Olympics thread, meaning any Olympics, summer and winter...

    Do you honestly believe this thread is gonna get bumped every 2 years? GTFO
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    As of this post:


    Medal standings
    Country

    United States
    36 34 32 102

    Great Britain
    23 21 13 57

    China
    21 17 24 62

    Russia
    13 15 19 47

    Germany
    13 8 13 34

    Japan
    12 6 20 38

    France
    8 12 14 34

    Italy
    8 10 6 24

    Netherlands
    8 5 4 17

    Australia
    7 11 10 28
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Team USA can't win in fighting games but the new Summer Olympics champions is team USA. They owned everyone else for free. Can't wait for the salt to flow...
  • kAbkAb Joined: Posts: 742
    Nah, but I'm about that rock climbing life. Jimmy Webb for gold 2020!!!!!
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Sounds good! The Chess Olympics starts next week and is recognized by the IOC
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Since this chess Olympiad is officially recognized by the IOC here are he current standings. America is currently in 5th place:

    http://chess-results.com/tnr232875.aspx?lan=1&art=0&rd=5&flag=30&wi=821
  • DGod205DGod205 The Soul of Kyokugenryu Joined: Posts: 2,498
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    This is going to be epic. Karate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!!!

    http://www.wkf.net/news-center-new/top-karatekas-elated-by-inclusion-of-karate-in-olympic-games/316/

    https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-approves-five-new-sports-for-olympic-games-tokyo-2020

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    A real life World Warrior will be crowned in 2020 and ironically in Japan!!!

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    At least I'm hyped for this. Anyone else?

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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    edited September 2016
    Elisa Au might take it, if she enters...

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  • King9999King9999 Joined: Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I actually forgot about this.
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    This is going to be epic. Karate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!!!

    http://www.wkf.net/news-center-new/top-karatekas-elated-by-inclusion-of-karate-in-olympic-games/316/

    https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-approves-five-new-sports-for-olympic-games-tokyo-2020

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    A real life World Warrior will be crowned in 2020 and ironically in Japan!!!

    Street Fighter goes live...

    At least I'm hyped for this. Anyone else?

    This is great news! I said in the other Olympics thread that Karate should be an event, and now it is.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Elisa Au might take it, if she enters...

    5610bc8f73f25.jpg

    Just saw her black belt. That black belt is probably 15 to 20 years old...
  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 37,011 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    oh we talkin karate in here? lol alot of the people from my karate team just got back from europe, winning jr fighting tournament. i expect to see a few picked for the olympics.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,524
    Shotokan? Shorinryu? Okinawan? Kempo?

    Which style(s)?
  • DGod205DGod205 The Soul of Kyokugenryu Joined: Posts: 2,498
    I doubt if Kyokushin makes the cut...
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  • King9999King9999 Joined: Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited September 2016
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Shotokan? Shorinryu? Okinawan? Kempo?

    Which style(s)?

    I would love it if it was Okinawan as that is what I'm familiar with.

    Would there be a problem with just allowing any type of Karate, just as long as it's an established form of Karate?
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