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Originally posted by iGRF

Still discriminatory how can you have a competition that encourages clinical obesity and half the world couldn't consider entering.. heavyweight mens one person dinghy, may as well say Rich 1st world heavyweight mens sailing event the rest of the world need not apply.

Still it could be like wrestling and a Tag team style event

Clinical obesity - now thats a joke-measureand you know it. Virtually every member of an international rugby team is theoretically obese on that crap NHS measure and there's hardly an ounce of fat on most of them nowadays.

The downwind rowing in a Finn means it's all muscle. Stop trolling just because you are of jockey-stature
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 11:35am
iGRF - on this I disagree - I am 93kg and six foot. I like running half marathons and most weeks run an average of 20 miles in addition to lifting weights three times a week. I know what the NHS says my weight should be and I am classed as "Overweight" but I also know what my measured BMI is and I can assure you I am not overweight! If you want to have an arm wrestle whilst we discuss the point I would be happy to watch you squirm :-)
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Not only did swimming have 34 events, but in how many of those 34 did the one in the middle lane win?

What makes swimming good tv, but sailing not?

As for all the sports that involve one competitor doing something that looks exactly like what the last competitor just did, but being judged by a panel to have done it ever so slightly better!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiticki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 12:06pm
It's just that all those Olympic hopefuls going through the squad system have little hope. Also as some may know I am connected to the Byte fleet 70kg? Most of our girls are way below that...it's 11 stone!
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So, if this mixed event is some sort of strange relay, or adds up the points from both to give a medal, how does that reflect the existing sport at all? Bad enough that we have massively minority foiling cats, but no majority participation keel boat, but inventing events is just plain odd.

I'd support kites at the Olympics, but for an event where judges decide who has done the best daft thing, or even for speed trials. My limited understanding is that people who kitesurf like to either go fast, jump in the air or both. Racing like dinghies do sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
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And encourages larger ladies...
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Isn't this mixed podium going to look a bit strange? If they choose a boat that suits very light women, it will look like a dad and daughter race at sports day.
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It will just be totally separate events - men in Finns and ladies in TBC - then the scores will be added

Mickey mouse way to keep two sets of sailors involved into one event

Will the superstars be interested unless they have an equally good partner ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 12:30pm
Plus don't forget the Laser, Laser Radial (and RS:X) are all under an anti trust review at present so could all be thrown out and new equipment would then be required for those events.

Edit: Although why they are persisting with the review when the Windsurfing event will have new equipment anyway is a bit of a mystery.


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RE the Finn again and other world competitors where their average weight is well below what is required to pilot that fat persons tub with or without the necessary muscle? It is discriminatory by it's very nature.
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