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    I don't quite get the "hold down" scoring in Judo. In the matches I watched, guys end up on their backs all the time, with the opponent on top, and the referees stand them back up instead of letting top hold down bottom. What am I missing?

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    Phelps over Lochte in the 200 IM, wins it for the 3rd Olympics in a row.

    20 Medals, 16 Gold
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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    I don't quite get the "hold down" scoring in Judo. In the matches I watched, guys end up on their backs all the time, with the opponent on top, and the referees stand them back up instead of letting top hold down bottom. What am I missing?
    if the bottom man has one or both legs wrapped up, it is defined as the top man not having control,so there is no hold down... When I started first Judo after wrestling this rule did not make any sense to me, now after a couple of year of juJitsu I can see the logic.

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    I enjoyed the Phelps/Lochte race- he gets a rematch against the South African next.

    2012 Olympics -- Michael Phelps and the greatest ever debate - ESPN good article about the "greatest Olympican" debate. the Article gives shout outs to Karelin and to Canadian Clara Hughes (multiple medals in summer and winter). If I remember correctly, Carl Lewis was strongly susupected of doping; does that tarnish his greatness somewhat?

    BTW there is currently dressage on the TV. What a re-friggin-diculous "sport".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    For all you Nittnany Lion fans, when I was trying to euphanmistically explain the problems Kayla had with her Judo coach in Ohio (he sexually molested her and now is in jail) to wife in front of my kids, I said she had Penn State problems and my wife instantly understood.
    When her gym came to ours I competed against the guy who molested her. He is actually the son of the guy who owned the school but he was a black belt. She was 16 at the time so it was going on then. Kinda creeps me out to think I was matched up with a child molester. And to make matters worse, he beat me.

    I couldn't be happier for her. If anyone over came adversity, it was her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    For all you Nittnany Lion fans, when I was trying to euphanmistically explain the problems Kayla had with her Judo coach in Ohio (he sexually molested her and now is in jail) to wife in front of my kids, I said she had Penn State problems and my wife instantly understood.
    LOVE IT!!! Penn State is universally known for sex crimes.
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    I stayed away from anything that might give me results for Gabby Douglas yesterday so I could watch it and not know last night. Very proud of her. It's kind of fun to know that the town I live in is where you need to go if you want to be the best gymnast in the world. After Shawn Johnson became the golden girl, though she finished second, Chow's gym doubled in size...literally. He built another large astro looking shed right next to his original. Wonder how many more he'll have to build now. I would imagine that many more girls will follow Gabby's lead and move to West Des Moines to train under Chow.
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    Kendrick Farris our only male weightlifter who qualified went 4/6 and totaled 355 this morning in the 85 kg B group. Snatched 155 and Clean and Jerked 200. Cleaned 208 on his third and final attempt but missed the jerk. I believe that would have been a competition PR for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    I stayed away from anything that might give me results for Gabby Douglas yesterday so I could watch it and not know last night. Very proud of her. It's kind of fun to know that the town I live in is where you need to go if you want to be the best gymnast in the world. After Shawn Johnson became the golden girl, though she finished second, Chow's gym doubled in size...literally. He built another large astro looking shed right next to his original. Wonder how many more he'll have to build now. I would imagine that many more girls will follow Gabby's lead and move to West Des Moines to train under Chow.
    VA's own Gabby Douglas! They dont make em like that in Iowa!!
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