Post by White Cossack on Aug 18, 2008 3:47:44 GMT -5
(BEIJING, August 17) -- Reigning world champion Poland clinched gold in the Men's Quadruple Sculls with a time of 5:41.33, more than two seconds faster than second-place finisher Italy, who reached the finish line in 5:43.57. France took bronze with a time of 5:44.34.
Poland won three consecutive world championships from 2005 through 2007 in the same event and they came in first in 2008 Munich World Cup. The crew held their lead from start to finish with Italy in second-place throughout the race.
"We were really strong from the beginning to the end," said Poland's Marek Kolbowicz after the race. "Nobody could beat us."
Post by White Cossack on Aug 18, 2008 3:51:01 GMT -5
(BEIJING, August 17) -- After posting the fastest times of the heats and semifinals, Denmark (Thomas Ebert, Morten Joergensen, Mads Christian Kruse Andersen and Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen) posted the best time in the medal race to win gold in the Lightweight Men's Four. Their time of 5:47.76 beat out second-place finisher Poland, who finished in 5:49.39, and bronze-medalist Canada, who finished in 5:50.09.
Denmark led from start to finish in the race, while Poland reached the 500 meter mark at the back of a close field of competitors. Great Britain was in the medal mix at the 1500m mark -- in third place just 0.25 seconds ahead of Canada -- but was passed by Canada and France in the final stretch.
"I love to row -- work with everything that makes the boat go fast. The teamwork, the physique," Ebbesen said after the win, "I'm just happy to be at the Olympics."
Lightweight Men's Four, final standings:
1. Denmark -- 5:47.76
Thomas Ebert, Morten Joergensen, Mads Christian Kruse Andersen, Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5