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by Orang
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess
Replies: 171
Views: 23899

Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Gukesh and Sarin both got gold as best performers on Board 1 and 2 respectively. Not sure if that has ever happened before. We got 7 individual medals of all colors: https://olympics.com/en/news/fide-chess-olympiad-2022-india-medal-tally-women-team-bronze Of most significance, we got the Gaprindashv...
by Orang
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Atithee wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:04 pm If it’s available, please tabulate how many are Army employees or working at other government enterprises.
Great observation, though I did not find that info in the main link:

https://thebridge.in/commonwealth-games ... yana-34371
by Orang
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Medals by state. I try hard to avoid state-by-state comparisons, but had to praise the Haryana/Punjab/Delhi region this time. Some of these athletes are probably born in other states to those they now reside in and represent. https://thebridge.in/commonwealth-games/state-wise-medal-list-cwg-2022-pun...
by Orang
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Not sure about the potential of the guy he beat but based on his results against the top Indians (and Loh), he should be moving up unless he is one of strange patriotic players (like LP or Sharath Kamal) who plays really well for country but dont do as well on the regular tour. Just checked, and Ng...
by Orang
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

He is currently world #9, so your prediction has happened well before you made it. :D Makes sense, though sooner than I would expect! Which site do you check for live? This one has Yong at world rank 42 as of August 2: https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/rankings/?id=9&cat_id=57&ryear=2022&week=3...
by Orang
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Just saw the Lakshya Sen replay badminton highlights of the final set and it was superb. The guy Sen beat will probably soon become a World top 10 player. Sen himself is very impressive and is the clear Indian male number 1 now. Anyone know where Sen threw his racket at the end? Seemed like it went ...
by Orang
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

My Summary We led all countries in wrestling, weight lifting, table tennis and badminton. In boxing, we came second to Ireland, but tied them in total medal count. I am a big optimist about Indian sports progression, but in this case I can only see a decline from this peak (the 5 sport total) next ...
by Orang
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

My favorite moment of these Olympics is Avinash Sable. Followed by the other track and field medalists. Mr. Sable would have overtaken the final of the three Kenyans if the race was 5 meters longer. Note that Avinash also decided to enter the CWG 5000m race (shortly after his 3000m steeplechase), wh...
by Orang
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

What an achievement by the triple jumpers. Was too early for me to watch in time:-( Hope this can translate into Olympics medals.

Decent performance from the women's 4x100 to come into 5th place.

Young Malaysian badminton guy looks very under-ranked. Sen will have a fight on his hands in the final.
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Great visual of all the past Kenyan flags save one! The original video is even better as it had the section of the race where there were three Kenyans ahead of Mr. Sable (and the commenter assumed those same three would take the medals).
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

New Zealand and Scotland who are ranked above us in total medals won a combined 50 medals in swimming + cycling. England got 44 in those two sports combined. Australia got 81 . Insane. Without those two sports, we are close to a level where we would be number 1 going forward...even with no shooting ...
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Avinash Sable's time of 8:11.20 would have been a Bronze at the last Olympics: https://olympics.com/en/olympic-games/tokyo-2020/results/athletics/men-s-3000m-steeplechase @Orang it is not the 100m. Absolute times matter but it is a very tactical race. For example, the Japanese who finished 7th in t...
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Avinash Sable's time of 8:11.20 would have been a Bronze at the last Olympics:

https://olympics.com/en/olympic-games/t ... eeplechase
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Edit: That great Sable race video was removed from YouTube lol. Great commentary. This was even more inspiring for me that Neeraj Chopra! Never ever did I think that an Indian could match the Kenyans in any major long distance running event. Sable is 27 years old. Wonder if he can improve much any ...
by Orang
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6257

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Sreeja Akula has outdone her senior Manika Batra here. She put up a tough fight in singles SF too but lost 10-12 in final game. Yet again impressed with Akula. She went neck and neck with that Singaporean opponent, who is currently ranked World number 16! Our track and field athletics is really sta...