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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/1/2021 4:40:18 AM   
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The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.


Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was quoting someone else.

Eric Moussambani Malonga is proof of that and what he did after is also important.



Hey Ranger Joe,

Just wanted to say "Thanks" and "Way to go" getting that WitP2 thread shuts down.

Good job, bruh.
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Why bring your ‘beef’ to this thread? Ranger Joe I trust you won’t react to this. Thank-you.


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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 1:45:55 AM   
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I wonder if anyone finds the games more pleasant without the audience. It would be interesting to know the participants view.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 2:15:46 AM   
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It was a sad thing for Simone Biles but her health and safety is most important. What is also important is her sportsmanship to let her teammate know not to leave Tokyo just yet. MyKayla Skinner came out of retirement for this:




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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 3:50:54 AM   
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It was a sad thing for Simone Biles but her health and safety is most important.
warspite1

+1

I can’t imagine flying through the air tumbling and rolling and whatnot. But imagine doing that with your head not right? Scary. She did the right thing for herself and her team.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 9:58:33 AM   
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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 11:35:28 AM   
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I stopped watching the Olympics when they screwed Roy Jones, Jr.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 1:38:01 PM   
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US women's soccer team failed. I'm okay with that.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 6:53:15 PM   
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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 7:05:11 PM   
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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.


You are incorrect. Sportsmanship is what counts more than winning.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 7:45:55 PM   
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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.


You are incorrect. Sportsmanship is what counts more than winning.


Dream on. That may be the case in your mind, but is not what fuels these games.

- an Olympic medal is eternal fame for the athlete
- the events are broadcast through a window of multinational advertisement
- it is a major nationalist flag waving opportunity, if it were about the sportsmanship the athletes would compete in their own name, without national flags. That and nationality has become a commodity to contract successful athletes.

This thread is proof: all pictures contain national flags.
Yeah, that is sportsmanship, to perform for King and Country.
But you still have to win a medal to make it count.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 8:41:27 PM   
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It was a sad thing for Simone Biles but her health and safety is most important.
warspite1

+1

I can’t imagine flying through the air tumbling and rolling and whatnot. But imagine doing that with your head not right? Scary. She did the right thing for herself and her team.


Exactly

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 8:45:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: Rusty1961


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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

quote:

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.


Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was quoting someone else.

Eric Moussambani Malonga is proof of that and what he did after is also important.



Hey Ranger Joe,

Just wanted to say "Thanks" and "Way to go" getting that WitP2 thread shuts down.

Good job, bruh.
warspite1

Why bring your ‘beef’ to this thread? Ranger Joe I trust you won’t react to this. Thank-you.



That's why we can't have nice things. :(

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 9:17:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.


You are incorrect. Sportsmanship is what counts more than winning.


Dream on. That may be the case in your mind, but is not what fuels these games.

- an Olympic medal is eternal fame for the athlete
- the events are broadcast through a window of multinational advertisement
- it is a major nationalist flag waving opportunity, if it were about the sportsmanship the athletes would compete in their own name, without national flags. That and nationality has become a commodity to contract successful athletes.

This thread is proof: all pictures contain national flags.
Yeah, that is sportsmanship, to perform for King and Country.
But you still have to win a medal to make it count.


I don't have a King.
The players compete for themselves but usually as part of a countries tea, some sports are team sports.
Look up James Cameron Owen and Long as far as sportsmanship.
I have already posted about someone who made a big difference without winning a medal. Now his country has two Olympic sized swimming pools and swimming teams that they did not have before.
Simone Biles made it count by letting someone else know that she might not be able to compete, that is sportsmanship.

There are things that are more valuable than money and medals. It appears that you do not believe in them.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 9:19:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rusty1961


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

quote:

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.


Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was quoting someone else.

Eric Moussambani Malonga is proof of that and what he did after is also important.



Hey Ranger Joe,

Just wanted to say "Thanks" and "Way to go" getting that WitP2 thread shuts down.

Good job, bruh.
warspite1

Why bring your ‘beef’ to this thread? Ranger Joe I trust you won’t react to this. Thank-you.



That's why we can't have nice things. :(


Yes we can, just look on the Australian Beauties thread.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/2/2021 10:23:23 PM   
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Medal count.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/olympics/what-country-is-leading-the-medal-count-a-full-list-of-medal-totals-by-country/ar-AAMwagG

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 1:52:20 AM   
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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.


You are incorrect. Sportsmanship is what counts more than winning.


Dream on. That may be the case in your mind, but is not what fuels these games.

- an Olympic medal is eternal fame for the athlete
- the events are broadcast through a window of multinational advertisement
- it is a major nationalist flag waving opportunity, if it were about the sportsmanship the athletes would compete in their own name, without national flags. That and nationality has become a commodity to contract successful athletes.

This thread is proof: all pictures contain national flags.
Yeah, that is sportsmanship, to perform for King and Country.
But you still have to win a medal to make it count.


Well it is purely US&GB native English speakers thread. They may think they express better with their native language, but from my past experience moderating similar threads it is typically very local now. Problem here I've lost interest Slitherine&Matrix Games long ago these forums are far from international..Still good to see what they they talk about.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 1:59:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: springel


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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


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Essential part of top sport is to deal with the psychological pressure.

If you break down, you failed. That is top sport.


You are incorrect. Sportsmanship is what counts more than winning.


Dream on. That may be the case in your mind, but is not what fuels these games.

- an Olympic medal is eternal fame for the athlete
- the events are broadcast through a window of multinational advertisement
- it is a major nationalist flag waving opportunity, if it were about the sportsmanship the athletes would compete in their own name, without national flags. That and nationality has become a commodity to contract successful athletes.

This thread is proof: all pictures contain national flags.
Yeah, that is sportsmanship, to perform for King and Country.
But you still have to win a medal to make it count.


Well it is purely US&GB native English speakers thread. They may think they express better with their native language, but from my past experience moderating similar threads it is typically very local now. Problem here I've lost interest Slitherine&Matrix Games long ago these forums are far from international..Still good to see what they they talk about.


You can post about your home country or where you have been. I am interested in what the world has to offer even if I have difficulty traveling now.

If you want to post about your country or others that you know about, please do so. Especially if the person was not expected to win a medal - or did not want to return to their homeland for any reason.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 5:16:41 AM   
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Explanation. Our media put this team up on a pedestal, not based on their talent. The Olympics, simply brought out that the team was limited from the start. Which I'm okay with. They did what they were able to do. And this year seems to be a slow (gold Medal) year for US. My take on it, US Olympians have seemed distracted. We do have track and field we should do better in the Gold race. Hope so, we have some hopefuls, likeable people, so to get behind them is easy.

This is a similar observation you made about GB prospects in post#1 So, don't get your emojis? You can make observations about GB outlook and I can't about US prospects. I'm sure it was, that you just didn't get my full take on it with the short comment.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 6:27:54 AM   
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This is a similar observation you made about GB prospects in post#1 So, don't get your emojis? You can make observations about GB outlook and I can't about US prospects. I'm sure it was, that you just didn't get my full take on it with the short comment.

warspite1

The emojis were in response to your original post (I did not see you later amended it) and we both know what that referred to, and it had nothing to do with Team US prospects. But as you’ve amended your post I will amend mine.


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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 9:04:48 AM   
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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 9:35:56 AM   
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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

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The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.


Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was quoting someone else.

Eric Moussambani Malonga is proof of that and what he did after is also important.



Hey Ranger Joe,

Just wanted to say "Thanks" and "Way to go" getting that WitP2 thread shuts down.

Good job, bruh.


You have been given a 1 week ban for this post and other behaviour on this forum.

I am writing this here because I want to make this very clear, no-one "gets" a post closed. It is either breaking the rules or it isn't. If it is, we will lock it. If the post can be salvaged by the removal of one person, that person will be moderated and the post will remain open.

You are not only off-topic here, but this post easily qualifies as harassment as well.

As always, if people are breaking the rules, they are welcome to PM me or another moderator and we will look at all the information and make a decision on that information. We decide and are responsible for closing posts, not whomever you think reported the issue.

Now, the topic here is sport, let's keep to that subject. If you have any questions or concerns, as always I am here for you guys so feel free to PM me.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 1:41:58 PM   
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Not sure who all had the chance to see men's 400m hurdle final, but it was pretty epic. These guys are superhuman. It was truly exciting to watch and that's coming from someone who know's next to nothing about or follows T&F.

Best race ever? Warholm wins record-setting hurdles race

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 2:03:25 PM   
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Not sure who all had the chance to see men's 400m hurdle final, but it was pretty epic. These guys are superhuman. It was truly exciting to watch and that's coming from someone who know's next to nothing about or follows T&F.

Best race ever? Warholm wins record-setting hurdles race


Thank you for that. Think of just how fast some of those men were and did not come in first. But they are all winners in some way just to participate in such a race, probably doing better than any of them had done before.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/3/2021 11:24:33 PM   
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You can post about your home country or where you have been. I am interested in what the world has to offer even if I have difficulty traveling now.

If you want to post about your country or others that you know about, please do so. Especially if the person was not expected to win a medal - or did not want to return to their homeland for any reason.


Thanks. Before any flags and medal count some sport branches rules unknown. It would be more interesting to see why athlete was successfull or not with technical analysis. It was in this previous Euro 2020 football thread. I watch any league if I enjoy even not my national league. And not worldwide citizens outside of US are potential immigrants. Cheers.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 12:05:27 AM   
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The Turkish women's volleyball team has been really impressive. Great matches against US(lost 3-2) and RoC(Won 3-2) Playing Korea in the quarter finals tomorrow. Baladin and Boz make some incredible plays.


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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 12:49:37 AM   
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The Turkish women's volleyball team has been really impressive. Great matches against US(lost 3-2) and RoC(Won 3-2) Playing Korea in the quarter finals tomorrow. Baladin and Boz make some incredible plays.




They must be a bunch of talented young ladies, I hope that they do well!

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 1:23:20 AM   
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The Olympic spirit of do not give up and one who took it for granted:

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Dutch runner Sifan Hassan was down but not out

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan showed what the Olympics are all about when she picked herself up from a fall and fought her way back to victory in a heat of the 1500m.

Hassan hit the deck on the last lap of her race after tripping over an athlete who’d fallen in front of her.

The tumble left her 30m behind the leaders with less than 300m to run, but she got back on her feet and started to run down her competitors, crossing the line in first place.

Her determination won applause from other athletes who were watching day 10 of competition and has been celebrated as one of the great moments of the Tokyo Games.

But the 28-year-old Dutch superwoman was not done with impressing Games watchers yet. She went on from her 1500m heat fall in the morning to win gold in the 5000m final that night.

The 1500m and 5000m are two of three races Hassan is competing in at Tokyo. She will also line up in the 10,000m.


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Her never-give-up attitude was a contrast to another big story from the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, where Jamaican star Shericka Jackson appeared to take her 200m heat much too casually.

Jackson won bronze in the women’s 100m final on Saturday night and was also a favourite to get a medal in the 200m.

But she failed to progress to the 200m semi-finals when her half-hearted* effort put her in fourth place in the heat. Only the first three placegetters went through to the semi-final.

She was in third as she approached the finish line but Italian Daila Kaddari pipped her on the line by microseconds.


https://www.kidsnews.com.au/sport/dutch-runner-sifan-hassan-was-down-but-not-out/news-story/281003b122e3c34d249c9c97b02faf9f#:~:text=Dutch%20runner%20Sifan%20Hassan%20showed%20what%20the%20Olympics,an%20athlete%20who%E2%80%99d%20fallen%20in%20front%20of%20her.


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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 1:25:54 AM   
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Young Australian runner Riley Day did make the 200m semi-finals, giving her all to just miss out on a place in the final.

The 21-year-old finished fourth in her semi, registering a personal best time of 22.56sec.

“That is an outstanding performance,” McAvaney said after calling the race.

“It is hard to overstate* how good that was.”

Fellow Australian and equestrian legend Andrew Hoy was another whose commitment to the Olympic ideal of giving your best could not be questioned on day 10 of competition.

Hoy, who has competed at eight Olympics, scored a silver medal as part of the Australian team and an individual bronze in showjumping on his horse Vassily De Lassos.

The medals made 62-year-old Hoy Australia’s oldest Olympic medallist and took his Olympic medal tally to three gold, three silvers and a bronze from his eight Games appearances.


https://www.kidsnews.com.au/sport/dutch-runner-sifan-hassan-was-down-but-not-out/news-story/281003b122e3c34d249c9c97b02faf9f#:~:text=Dutch%20runner%20Sifan%20Hassan%20showed%20what%20the%20Olympics,an%20athlete%20who%E2%80%99d%20fallen%20in%20front%20of%20her.

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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 2:36:35 AM   
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A previously unknown from the US, Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the Gold in 68Kg class. She has endeared herself to Americans with her after medal response to a reporters question. What a great spirit she has.😍


U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock was asked a simple question by a reporter after she won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the 68kg final over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria. "How does it feel to represent your country like this," Mensah-Stock was asked.

"I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there," the Olympic gold medalist said before pumping her fist, smiling, and pulling the stars and stripes tighter to her body.


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RE: Olympics sports ONLY please - NO politics thank you. - 8/4/2021 3:16:13 AM   
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A previously unknown from the US, Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the Gold in 68Kg class. She has endeared herself to Americans with her after medal response to a reporters question. What a great spirit she has.😍



The press conference:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Tamyra+Mensah-Stock&docid=13831852819556&mid=5C828B56416D76A3D22C5C828B56416D76A3D22C&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

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. . . By winning silver, Oborududu became the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic medal in wrestling.

After the match, Mensah-Stock, 28, commented on the historic elements of her final with Oborududu.

"I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, look at us representing,' " Mensah-Stock said, according to The Associated Press. "It's so freaking awesome. You're making history, I'm making history. We're making history. So it meant a lot."
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Emotions hit hard with win

Mensah-Stock curled her hands into a heart-shaped gesture immediately after her win, smiling and bowing to the small crowd in the Makuhari Messe Hall outside Tokyo. She then hugged her coaches and grabbed a large U.S. flag, which she held high above her head.

Several times on the mat and on the podium, Mensah-Stock broke into tears.

"I'm feeling very happy and I keep trying not to cry, but it keeps happening," she said, according to a release from Team USA. "I just want to go into a dark room and cry, but I'm crying from joy."


https://www.npr.org/sections/tokyo-olympics-live-updates/2021/08/03/1024247363/tamyra-mensah-stock-first-u-s-black-woman-to-win-wrestling-gold-tokyo-olympics

< Message edited by RangerJoe -- 8/4/2021 3:17:54 AM >


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