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Post time 2014-2-15 10:42:24 |Display all floors
longzhou Post time: 2014-2-15 10:34
According to her coach the plan was to stay close to last till the final 2-3 laps!  I suppose they ...

Great effort, they fell down, she capitalised,

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dusty1 Post time: 2014-2-15 10:42
Great effort, they fell down, she capitalised,

I'm a age grouper triathlete. As the saying goes in Ironman racing......the race is not over until Mike Rilley says the magical words ".......(insert name) you are an IRONMAN!"

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Post time 2014-2-15 11:03:14 |Display all floors
she can become an inspiration to school kids

Bradbury is living off his public speaking roles now. Schools and businesses use his race as an inspiration.

Jianrou Li shows that "to win it you have to be in it."
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Post time 2014-2-15 11:49:33 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2014-2-15 04:32
This is a known plan

"This is a known plan"  So just how does it work ? What happens when none of the skaters in front of you falls over ? How does the plan work then ? What does the skater say, that he / she was deliberately sticking to fourth place and is ahppy to finish last ? And if one of the three in front had dropped behind her, then the Chinese skater would have taken a tea break to again ensure that they retained last position ?

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longzhou Post time: 2014-2-15 10:34
According to her coach the plan was to stay close to last till the final 2-3 laps!  I suppose they ...

Sure, heaps and heaps of training to get to the starting line - then fall down / over almost immediately afterwards ! So many skiiers and skaters at this Winter Olympics have proven their ability to do this.

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Post time 2014-2-15 13:55:50 |Display all floors
longzhou Post time: 2014-2-15 10:56
I'm a age grouper triathlete. As the saying goes in Ironman racing......the race is not over until ...

Interesting saying

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Post time 2014-2-15 15:32:05 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2014-2-15 11:54
Sure, heaps and heaps of training to get to the starting line - then fall down / over almost immed ...

To be even selected as an olympian is already a huge achievement. As for the many falls in Sochi, some blae it on the snow conditions (those disciplines practiced on snow) and others is just a matter of bad luck or taking too many risks (speed skating)

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