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Zaela Sedai
08-17-2008, 09:10 PM
What about the story of the 33 year old from Germany who won a gold for the Soveit team back in 92 and is in her 5th Olympics. And actually competeing for a medal in vault as I type. (well actually it was last night but i wont go look I want to see it!)

Right now shes in 2nd...amazing. I'll post her story after I find out where she came in.

Zaela Sedai
08-17-2008, 09:15 PM
Well, she got the silver. Thats amazing


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oksana_Chusovitina

irerancincpkc
08-18-2008, 06:09 AM
Yeah, most gym atheltes last what, one Olympics, maybe two? Oksana is special...

Sarevok
08-18-2008, 10:46 AM
How about the 39 year old Spaniard who won gold in uhm... some kind of track cycling :)

John Snow
08-18-2008, 01:12 PM
he died a little while back, but his athletic longevity was pretty amazing. Discus thrower - Al Oerter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Oerter)

cottillion
08-18-2008, 01:34 PM
I forget who but didn't someone thats like 38 just win the gold in the marathon?

Gilshalos Sedai
08-18-2008, 01:46 PM
A Romanian, I'm not even going to try to spell her name. Bryan and I were watching that one. Most of those women looked they were gonna die before they hit that finish line. We were also amazed by the American woman who ran it despite having had a stress fracture in her femur while training. Bryan was a bit sympathetic to her, as y'all can imagine.


What I found really awful is that NBC had this really snarky commentator in the Stateside studio. He actually said, when the Bulgarian woman won that sculling competition gold, "The rare opportunity to hear the Bulgarian national anthem." I was waiting for him to say the same thing about the Romanian woman who ran the marathon.

Zaela Sedai
08-18-2008, 09:17 PM
ALl the others are great including Dara Torres, but being 33 and still being able to compete at the level in gymnastics is beyond that. Usually you are out at 20, lol.

Brita
08-19-2008, 07:48 AM
Ian Miller, 61 years old, won silver for Canada yesterday in equestrian. He is the seventh oldest winner in Olympic history, and the oldest ever in equestrian.

He just narrowly missed gold in the jump-off with the US team.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-19-2008, 08:33 AM
I think that as people start living longer, the "older" barrier is not so much an obstacle any more.

Frenzy
08-19-2008, 09:02 AM
I think that as people start living longer, the "older" barrier is not so much an obstacle any more.
Except for those sports where you have to sacrifice your childhood to become little more than a machine and hope you have some semblance of a career beyond your 18th birthday.

RogueSavior
08-19-2008, 09:19 AM
Ian Miller isn't the medalist. The horse is.

tanaww
08-19-2008, 09:27 AM
Ian Miller, 61 years old, won silver for Canada yesterday in equestrian. He is the seventh oldest winner in Olympic history, and the oldest ever in equestrian.

He just narrowly missed gold in the jump-off with the US team.

This must be a mistake! Canadia medaled in something not HOCKEY? I'll bet they imported the horse and possibly the rider.

Brita
08-19-2008, 09:58 AM
This must be a mistake! Canadia medaled in something not HOCKEY? I'll bet they imported the horse and possibly the rider.

The eye-rolling emoticon does not do my eye-rolling justice.

tanaww
08-19-2008, 10:06 AM
The eye-rolling emoticon does not do my eye-rolling justice.

ROFL... I'll bet somewhere in Canadia right now they're trying to play hockey with horses. Oh wait... Isn't that Polo?

DeiwosTheSkyGod
08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
Canada got a swimming medal...

Davian93
08-19-2008, 10:49 AM
They have pools in Canada?

Gilshalos Sedai
08-19-2008, 10:51 AM
Yeah, they're called "ice rinks."

Davian93
08-19-2008, 10:55 AM
Ahh...that explains it. Kinda hard to swim in them though.

tanaww
08-19-2008, 11:00 AM
Yeah, they're called "ice rinks."

Yes. Where they play HOCKEY.

Things to do in Canadia:
1. Drink Beer
2. Drink Coffee
3. Fish
4. Hunt
5. PLAY HOCKEY

That is all.

pops taer
08-19-2008, 05:59 PM
Fish Great Slave Lake for humongous trout!!!!

Brita
08-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Ahh...that explains it. Kinda hard to swim in them though.

That's why we're so good when they're actually melted- we should be breaking all the records- sheesh!

Things to do in Canadia:
1. Drink Beer
2. Drink Coffee
3. Fish
4. Hunt
5. PLAY HOCKEY

Your point is...

tanaww
08-19-2008, 09:56 PM
Your point is...

Since when does Theoryland require a poster to have a point?

Being pointless is my specialty.

ETA: I guess they've found something else (http://truemors.nowpublic.com/?p=32018) to do in Canadia.:eek:

Gilshalos Sedai
08-20-2008, 07:36 AM
Oh, god.... Tanaww, why did you have to do this to me first thing this morning!


The Mountie jokes are endless.

tanaww
08-20-2008, 07:59 AM
The Mountie jokes are endless.

Then let us open the discussion...

Brita
08-20-2008, 09:21 AM
ETA: I guess they've found something else (http://truemors.nowpublic.com/?p=32018) to do in Canadia.:eek:

I swear to God you are going to get me fired tanaww- I should have known better than to click on that link...

tanaww
08-20-2008, 09:31 AM
I swear to God you are going to get me fired tanaww- I should have known better than to click on that link...

My bad. It is a bit NSFW.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-20-2008, 09:31 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/RCMP_Canadian_mountie.JPG

So... this guy's gonna get his own movie?

tanaww
08-20-2008, 09:34 AM
That's the best you've got? I'm sure Brita and Ishara can find better Mounties than that. That's a big old 'ewww'

Gilshalos Sedai
08-20-2008, 09:43 AM
That was the point. The article quoted a Canadian as saying he wanted a prono with someone you could meet in a grocery store.


I think you could find that guy in a grocery store.

tanaww
08-20-2008, 09:51 AM
That was the point. The article quoted a Canadian as saying he wanted a prono with someone you could meet in a grocery store.


I think you could find that guy in a grocery store.

Yeah, right between the donuts and the beer. ~eww~

Davian93
08-20-2008, 09:55 AM
Really happy that I DIDN'T click on the link...

tanaww
08-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Really happy that I DIDN'T click on the link...

Oh it isn't that bad! It is just about Canadians wanting some home-grown Pr0n. NSFW might be a strong label. It's a Truemors link.