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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    where is the TSR mexican wave at?
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    I found it :mmm:
    GO GB!!!!!GBGB:party2:
    Haha amazing

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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Haha amazing

    all hail our GB team
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    GB are doing amazingly well considering the size of our population and how terrible we used to do at the Olympics only 20 years or so ago. A few gold medal misses (GB athletics desperately needs more young talent to come through and reach the top step of the podium) but other GB competitors are stepping up to the plate and the wins are coming in a wide variety of sports, not just ones we've always been strong in like track cycling and rowing (though we are dominating those as well).

    Some really good stories as well, the gymnastics especially as it's been so long coming. 1 gold + 5 silvers in the swimming is not bad considering the lows of British swimming not so long ago, just a shame about the USA being so dominant in the pool.

    Pretty sure China will pick up more golds in the end, they have a lot of strength in depth across pretty much all the Olympic sports (although they seem to have found a new graciousness in not having to win all the time to be considered a success these days).

    Some countries like Australia are going to be extremely disappointed if they don't rack up a load of golds in the last week.

    Have to remember Russia's participation is limited this time as well.

    But still, great performance so far.
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    Goooooo team gb
    on yer bike china
    britain never never never shall be slaves
    god save the queen
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    Fingers crossed!
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    USA have won 16 swimming golds (out of 32 events), if only they would share those out among other countries a bit fairer then it could be a lot closer...
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    (Original post by ManiaMuse)
    USA have won 16 swimming golds (out of 32 events), if only they would share those out among other countries a bit fairer then it could be a lot closer...
    That sounds like socialism to me, how un-American of you.

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    I don't even watch olympics but it looks like GB are doing good.
    The US are just smashing it though.
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    Yup, we won a solid gold in dressage earlier and I say we have a fair chance for a medal with show jumping to come
    Go team GB!
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    (Original post by Ambera)
    Yup, we won a solid gold in dressage earlier and I say we have a fair chance for a medal with show jumping to come
    Go team GB!
    And after today there are 5 more days of diving for China to dominate, all 5 sets of badminton medals, which the Chinese will do well in, a couple more lots of table tennis for China to get the gold in.
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    China still have a few potential gold medals to come in Badminton and Table Tennis, will be quite tough for GB to maintain their second place.
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    The people thje BBC are citing expect China to finish on 25 and GB on 22
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    We might actually do this!

    Come on!!!

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    (Original post by jneill)
    We might actually do this!

    Come on!!!

    :party::party::party:
    Ping pong is finished; so is weightlifting. There is only one diving gold left.

    It may all come down to the badminton, The Chinese never used to win when we had Lucinda Prior Palmer
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    Don't also forget the women 20km walk, boxing (China in a final and two semis) and taekwondo.
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    A second finish is starting to look realistic, now pretty much guaranteed to have at least 24 gold with opportunities for more, and China currently expected to end on 25

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    How is it calculated
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    How is it calculated
    Ranked by number of gold medals, and if they are the same, number of silvers are used to tie-break.

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    (Original post by Spatial_Void)
    Currently lying in third but there are at least 4 more chances for gold tonight, and we are 2 behind China. Do you think we can make second or are China's resources too great in the end?

    How wonderful for British sport.
    Answer: yes we did.

    Amazing.

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