Author Topic: Not Gold, Last actually.  (Read 1657 times)

Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Not Gold, Last actually.
« on: July 27, 2021, 04:55:25 pm »
A young girl from Sligo was in a swimming final. RTE mention she's the first female to qualify for a final in 25 years.

Deliberately erasing Michelle Smith's wonderful achievement 25 years ago.

Lauding the young girl saying she came EIGHTH. There are only eight lanes in an Olympic pool, so therefore the gutsy young girl came LAST.

Really RTE? I thought you were better than that!

https://www.rte.ie/sport/swimming/2021/0727/1237441-tokyo-2020-mcsharry-8th-in-100m-breaststroke-final/

Offline watty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3104
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 05:12:53 pm »
Bit harsh.  One might argue that she's the 8th fastest breaststroke swimmer in the world.  Not bad for a 20 yr old!

And it's not the first time she's excelled:  "In August 2017, she earned the women's swimming title of 100 m breaststroke junior world champion during the World Junior Championships, in Indianapolis." (wiki)

Offline Bob Shillin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2696
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 05:53:40 pm »
Bit harsh.  One might argue that she's the 8th fastest breaststroke swimmer in the world.  Not bad for a 20 yr old!

And it's not the first time she's excelled:  "In August 2017, she earned the women's swimming title of 100 m breaststroke junior world champion during the World Junior Championships, in Indianapolis." (wiki)
+1, and from Sligo, not Latvia, or Norn Irl.
"Many a road taken by many a first friend
And each one I've never seen again
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that" BD's Dream

Offline Shallowhal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14325
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 06:38:13 pm »
Michelle Smith never had her medals taken from her....and never tested positive.

Offline Belker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10943
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 06:41:46 pm »
Fair dinkum to the young lass from Sligo, she achieved a lot more than me (and most of us) in our sporting days.
As fer Michelle Smith prob the less said the better !

Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 06:58:55 pm »
You can't airbrush Michelle Smith's achievements out of sporting history.

My point is that RTE go out of their way to NOT mention Michelle Smith. Yet one of Mona Mc Sharry's greatest achievements to date is beating Michelle Smith's previous record in the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

Mona McSharry twice broke Michelle Smith's 23-year record as she won the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

The 18-year-old added to her opening-day 50m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medlay titles with a further two gold medals at the meet in Lisburn.

Smith's record fell during the morning heats and McSharry was even quicker in the final - winning in 54.34 seconds.

The County Sligo native also took gold in the 100m Breaststroke.

Smith's 100m time of 54.87 had stood since 1995 but McSharry set her second national record in less than 24 hours when she won her heat in 54.65 before shaving a further three hundreths of a second off that mark in the medal race.

The Marlins SC swimmer had little time to celebrate as she returned to the pool less than 20 minutes later to take the 100m Breaststroke title in 1:07.91.

There was also a new national relay record for the UCD quartet of Andrew Moore, Erin Riordan, Kate Kavanagh and Kevin McGlade as they won the Mixed 200m Freestyle final in 1:35.74 - beating their own record time by almost a second.

Also on day two, 15-year-old Ards swimmer Amelia Kane cruised to victory in the women's 1500m Freestyle Final while Bangor's Emma Reid beat her sister Rebecca to the top spot on the podium in the 50m Butterfly.

Another Bangor-native, Jordan Sloan won the Men's 100m Freestyle title in 48.93 as he led his National Centre Dublin teammates Robbie Powell and David Prendergast to a clean sweep of the medals.

Offline Octavia1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10835
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • It's my field
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 08:13:35 pm »
Michelle Smith never had her medals taken from her....and never tested positive.
She was asked to take a gender test .....an she said " I will in me bollix"  rofl......

God I love that joke  lol

Offline Octavia1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10835
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • It's my field
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 08:22:51 pm »
You can't airbrush Michelle Smith's achievements out of sporting history.

My point is that RTE go out of their way to NOT mention Michelle Smith. Yet one of Mona Mc Sharry's greatest achievements to date is beating Michelle Smith's previous record in the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

Mona McSharry twice broke Michelle Smith's 23-year record as she won the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

The 18-year-old added to her opening-day 50m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medlay titles with a further two gold medals at the meet in Lisburn.

Smith's record fell during the morning heats and McSharry was even quicker in the final - winning in 54.34 seconds.

The County Sligo native also took gold in the 100m Breaststroke.

Smith's 100m time of 54.87 had stood since 1995 but McSharry set her second national record in less than 24 hours when she won her heat in 54.65 before shaving a further three hundreths of a second off that mark in the medal race.

The Marlins SC swimmer had little time to celebrate as she returned to the pool less than 20 minutes later to take the 100m Breaststroke title in 1:07.91.

There was also a new national relay record for the UCD quartet of Andrew Moore, Erin Riordan, Kate Kavanagh and Kevin McGlade as they won the Mixed 200m Freestyle final in 1:35.74 - beating their own record time by almost a second.

Also on day two, 15-year-old Ards swimmer Amelia Kane cruised to victory in the women's 1500m Freestyle Final while Bangor's Emma Reid beat her sister Rebecca to the top spot on the podium in the 50m Butterfly.

Another Bangor-native, Jordan Sloan won the Men's 100m Freestyle title in 48.93 as he led his National Centre Dublin teammates Robbie Powell and David Prendergast to a clean sweep of the medals.

So yur saying ther all on performance enhancing chemicals ?

I was watching the woman's triathlon on the owlones telly an
The owlone next door was in the kitchen strokin her pussey....he's not well again wit his nerves ....anyway she came in an said ..." fine lookin men them " she said ......."ther women " I said .....shoulders an muscles an skinny mens arses ...she said .....they all clearly takin mens hormones every one them ........
The drug takin now is clearly down to a fine art an undetectable

Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 03:57:14 pm »
Michelle Smith never had her medals taken from her....and never tested positive.
She was asked to take a gender test .....an she said " I will in me bollix"  rofl......

God I love that joke  lol




Ask me flute:



« Last Edit: July 28, 2021, 04:05:04 pm by silverbullet »

Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 04:07:23 pm »
Michelle Smith never had her medals taken from her....and never tested positive.
She was asked to take a gender test .....an she said " I will in me bollix"  rofl......

God I love that joke  lol





Ask me flute:





Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 04:13:11 pm »
Michelle Smith never had her medals taken from her....and never tested positive.
She was asked to take a gender test .....an she said " I will in me bollix"  rofl......

God I love that joke  lol
See Caster Semenya for details.





Ask me flute:






Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2021, 04:14:40 pm »
You can't airbrush Michelle Smith's achievements out of sporting history.

My point is that RTE go out of their way to NOT mention Michelle Smith. Yet one of Mona Mc Sharry's greatest achievements to date is beating Michelle Smith's previous record in the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

Mona McSharry twice broke Michelle Smith's 23-year record as she won the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

The 18-year-old added to her opening-day 50m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medlay titles with a further two gold medals at the meet in Lisburn.

Smith's record fell during the morning heats and McSharry was even quicker in the final - winning in 54.34 seconds.

The County Sligo native also took gold in the 100m Breaststroke.

Smith's 100m time of 54.87 had stood since 1995 but McSharry set her second national record in less than 24 hours when she won her heat in 54.65 before shaving a further three hundreths of a second off that mark in the medal race.

The Marlins SC swimmer had little time to celebrate as she returned to the pool less than 20 minutes later to take the 100m Breaststroke title in 1:07.91.

There was also a new national relay record for the UCD quartet of Andrew Moore, Erin Riordan, Kate Kavanagh and Kevin McGlade as they won the Mixed 200m Freestyle final in 1:35.74 - beating their own record time by almost a second.

Also on day two, 15-year-old Ards swimmer Amelia Kane cruised to victory in the women's 1500m Freestyle Final while Bangor's Emma Reid beat her sister Rebecca to the top spot on the podium in the 50m Butterfly.

Another Bangor-native, Jordan Sloan won the Men's 100m Freestyle title in 48.93 as he led his National Centre Dublin teammates Robbie Powell and David Prendergast to a clean sweep of the medals.

So yur saying ther all on performance enhancing chemicals ?

I was watching the woman's triathlon on the owlones telly an
The owlone next door was in the kitchen strokin her pussey....he's not well again wit his nerves ....anyway she came in an said ..." fine lookin men them " she said ......."ther women " I said .....shoulders an muscles an skinny mens arses ...she said .....they all clearly takin mens hormones every one them ........
The drug takin now is clearly down to a fine art an undetectable
The interweb is bugged. Won't let me post about Caster Semenya.

Offline silverbullet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15249
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2021, 04:33:54 pm »
You can't airbrush Michelle Smith's achievements out of sporting history.

My point is that RTE go out of their way to NOT mention Michelle Smith. Yet one of Mona Mc Sharry's greatest achievements to date is beating Michelle Smith's previous record in the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

Mona McSharry twice broke Michelle Smith's 23-year record as she won the 100m Freestyle at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

The 18-year-old added to her opening-day 50m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medlay titles with a further two gold medals at the meet in Lisburn.

Smith's record fell during the morning heats and McSharry was even quicker in the final - winning in 54.34 seconds.

The County Sligo native also took gold in the 100m Breaststroke.

Smith's 100m time of 54.87 had stood since 1995 but McSharry set her second national record in less than 24 hours when she won her heat in 54.65 before shaving a further three hundreths of a second off that mark in the medal race.

The Marlins SC swimmer had little time to celebrate as she returned to the pool less than 20 minutes later to take the 100m Breaststroke title in 1:07.91.

There was also a new national relay record for the UCD quartet of Andrew Moore, Erin Riordan, Kate Kavanagh and Kevin McGlade as they won the Mixed 200m Freestyle final in 1:35.74 - beating their own record time by almost a second.

Also on day two, 15-year-old Ards swimmer Amelia Kane cruised to victory in the women's 1500m Freestyle Final while Bangor's Emma Reid beat her sister Rebecca to the top spot on the podium in the 50m Butterfly.

Another Bangor-native, Jordan Sloan won the Men's 100m Freestyle title in 48.93 as he led his National Centre Dublin teammates Robbie Powell and David Prendergast to a clean sweep of the medals.

So yur saying ther all on performance enhancing chemicals ?

I was watching the woman's triathlon on the owlones telly an
The owlone next door was in the kitchen strokin her pussey....he's not well again wit his nerves ....anyway she came in an said ..." fine lookin men them " she said ......."ther women " I said .....shoulders an muscles an skinny mens arses ...she said .....they all clearly takin mens hormones every one them ........
The drug takin now is clearly down to a fine art an undetectable
The interweb is bugged. Won't let me post about Caster Semenya.



Offline Octavia1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10835
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • It's my field
Re: Not Gold, Last actually.
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2021, 05:55:01 pm »


 :o


 


Show Unread Posts