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(New York Daily News)   Female Saudi judo fighter wins, by losing in 82 seconds   (nydailynews.com) divider line 50
    More: Ironic, Saudi Arabia, olympic judo, scrums, weight class, The London Game  
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2012-08-03 12:33:40 PM  
My bunk will remain empty for the foreseeable future.
 
2012-08-03 12:40:07 PM  

Richard Sauce: My bunk will remain empty for the foreseeable future.


I lol'd.

But good for her.
 
2012-08-03 12:40:26 PM  
I know they call it Judo, but it looks a lot more like sumo wrestling.
 
2012-08-03 12:44:12 PM  
No kittens were harmed during this match.

That being said, good for her for competing. I'll feel bad for her once she returns to her country only to get stoned for a Completely Different Unrelated Reason.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:58 PM  
I shall tip a drink in her honor tonight
 
2012-08-03 12:49:12 PM  

JDAT: I know they call it Judo, but it looks a lot more like sumo wrestling.


Olympic Judo is far from the actual martial art of Judo, because they banned a number of moves and heavily restricted what was allowed.
 
2012-08-03 12:53:46 PM  
If you strike her down, she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
 
2012-08-03 12:54:06 PM  
This might conceivably (pardon the pun) be something good for Saudi women, but No way should she have worn a black belt. What a joke.
 
2012-08-03 12:55:15 PM  
That dude in white needs a shave.
 
2012-08-03 12:59:50 PM  
Wait, why does Puerto Rico have its own Olympic team?
 
2012-08-03 01:00:20 PM  

CoonAce: This might conceivably (pardon the pun) be something good for Saudi women, but No way should she have worn a black belt. What a joke.


Not a joke, it was an act of fraud. She should be barred from competition for a year.
 
2012-08-03 01:02:54 PM  
I think it will only harm female competitors chances from S.A.

"Well we sent JarJarAlBinyaananan -- honestly, she had such a crazy long name, I'm sure that's part of it -- last time and she lost so easily, like the female she is. NO MORE FEMALES TO DISHONOUR THE NAME OF THE GREAT SAUDI ARABIA!"
 
2012-08-03 01:05:51 PM  

ha-ha-guy: Wait, why does Puerto Rico have its own Olympic team?


Link
 
2012-08-03 01:08:18 PM  
They let her compete in an event with the word Jew in it? Very progressive
 
2012-08-03 01:08:48 PM  

ha-ha-guy: Wait, why does Puerto Rico have its own Olympic team?


Because we don't let Mexicans compete with the US
 
2012-08-03 01:17:27 PM  
Hey, it worked for the Jamaican bobsled team. >_>

i167.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-03 01:18:51 PM  

Captain Steroid: Hey, it worked for the Jamaican bobsled team. >_>

[i167.photobucket.com image 420x600]


Sorry. Wrong pic. o_o'

i94.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-03 01:21:37 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: CoonAce: This might conceivably (pardon the pun) be something good for Saudi women, but No way should she have worn a black belt. What a joke.

Not a joke, it was an act of fraud. She should be barred from competition for a year.


Settle down, Francis
 
2012-08-03 01:23:17 PM  

Lost Thought 00: ha-ha-guy: Wait, why does Puerto Rico have its own Olympic team?

Because we don't let Mexicans compete with the US


*insert joke about everyone who can run, jump, or swim*

Looks like American Samoa sent one as well. Including a big fat Samoan dude for wrestling of course.
 
2012-08-03 01:34:29 PM  
I was watching the womens gold medal judo yesterday and was expecting something like karate but what I saw was more like bad ufc. Never watched it before. Probably won't again.
 
2012-08-03 01:36:05 PM  

Captain Steroid: Hey, it worked for the Jamaican bobsled team. >_>

[i167.photobucket.com image 420x600]


lolwut?
 
2012-08-03 01:36:47 PM  
That's enough to get the the gym and back like three times.
 
2012-08-03 01:38:36 PM  
img201.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-03 01:42:27 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I was watching the womens gold medal judo yesterday and was expecting something like karate but what I saw was more like bad ufc. Never watched it before. Probably won't again.


And the fencing is nothing like swashbuckling either.

And during the water polo games, no one ever calls fish out of water even though it's totally a winning strategy.
 
2012-08-03 01:44:16 PM  
If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?
 
2012-08-03 01:52:24 PM  

marius2: I think it will only harm female competitors chances from S.A.

"Well we sent JarJarAlBinyaananan -- honestly, she had such a crazy long name, I'm sure that's part of it -- last time and she lost so easily, like the female she is. NO MORE FEMALES TO DISHONOUR THE NAME OF THE GREAT SAUDI ARABIA!"


Sadly, this is pretty much exactly what happened. Sending a colour belt competitor up against a champion is absurd. The crowd's recognition of what was happening and the restraint and respect the other player showed to her (even if she did ippon the poor girl like a stuffed animal) made that attempt backfire spectacularly. Now that she's gone first, other girls will be less afraid to follow. Perhaps one of them will even be a bona fide judoka.
 
2012-08-03 01:52:50 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?


Came to say this, unless her dojo has strict standards for belt ranking, as they should, it may be reasonable to be able to compete on an Olympic level regardless of belt, but first competition? I don't get it.
 
2012-08-03 01:53:39 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?


She didn't. The IOC invited her as part of an affirmative action thing.
 
2012-08-03 01:54:30 PM  

Tax Boy: Igor Jakovsky: I was watching the womens gold medal judo yesterday and was expecting something like karate but what I saw was more like bad ufc. Never watched it before. Probably won't again.

And the fencing is nothing like swashbuckling either.

And during the water polo games, no one ever calls fish out of water even though it's totally a winning strategy.


No kidding! Where are the witty quips?
 
2012-08-03 01:55:47 PM  

CoonAce: This might conceivably (pardon the pun) be something good for Saudi women, but No way should she have worn a black belt. What a joke.


I don't know about the black belt but yes, I know in the "spirit" of the games countries get to send their athletes but they should have to meet some minimum standards to qualify, this is the Olympics. Reminds me of the female sprinter from Afghanistan in 2008. She finished the 100m in almost 15 seconds, started in lane 2 and finished in lane 5. No business being on the track with the best athletes in the world.
 
2012-08-03 02:02:33 PM  
We all won during this Olympic Judo match:

NSFW-LINK


and just for fun, I'll throw in some Olympic Water Polo:

NSFW-LINK
 
2012-08-03 02:03:57 PM  

FrancoFile: Tax Boy: Igor Jakovsky: I was watching the womens gold medal judo yesterday and was expecting something like karate but what I saw was more like bad ufc. Never watched it before. Probably won't again.

And the fencing is nothing like swashbuckling either.

And during the water polo games, no one ever calls fish out of water even though it's totally a winning strategy.

No kidding! Where are the witty quips?


Not to mention they all start using their good hand!
 
2012-08-03 02:06:33 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?


She battled all the other female Judoka in Saudi Arabia and beat her for the honor of representing the country.

/no, rly
 
2012-08-03 02:07:23 PM  
Congratulations to her, though. This is a huge step forward.

My only question is that since she's out of the competition now, will she be boozing and farking with all the other finished athletes?
 
2012-08-03 02:17:28 PM  

Flakeloaf: Sadly, this is pretty much exactly what happened. Sending a colour belt competitor up against a champion is absurd. The crowd's recognition of what was happening and the restraint and respect the other player showed to her (even if she did ippon the poor girl like a stuffed animal) made that attempt backfire spectacularly. Now that she's gone first, other girls will be less afraid to follow. Perhaps one of them will even be a bona fide judoka.


Hey, I thought she did okay against that guy from Puerto Rico.
 
2012-08-03 02:26:44 PM  
I think this deserves a hero tag.
 
2012-08-03 02:32:40 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?


In order to 'qualify' there must be a field to emerge from. If the field is one, you get that one.

In this case it's about opening the door for others moreso than being an effective competitor, I would imagine.

/hats off to her
 
2012-08-03 02:50:14 PM  

wiwille: Igor Jakovsky: If she's only a blue belt and her father said its her first competition how did she even qualify for the Olympics?

Came to say this, unless her dojo has strict standards for belt ranking, as they should, it may be reasonable to be able to compete on an Olympic level regardless of belt, but first competition? I don't get it.


She's probably the only woman judo player in all of Saudi Arabia. You know how those Saudis love to lock up their women like cattle.
 
2012-08-03 02:58:17 PM  
Heartwarming and all, but it's not really fair to the other competitors to just give the Puerto Rican woman a bye into the next round, which is really what they're doing. Save that stuff for timed trials.
 
2012-08-03 03:15:48 PM  

Skyrmion: Heartwarming and all, but it's not really fair to the other competitors to just give the Puerto Rican woman a bye into the next round, which is really what they're doing. Save that stuff for timed trials.


Didn't seem to help Euan Burton.
 
2012-08-03 03:17:15 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: CoonAce: This might conceivably (pardon the pun) be something good for Saudi women, but No way should she have worn a black belt. What a joke.

I don't know about the black belt but yes, I know in the "spirit" of the games countries get to send their athletes but they should have to meet some minimum standards to qualify, this is the Olympics. Reminds me of the female sprinter from Afghanistan in 2008. She finished the 100m in almost 15 seconds, started in lane 2 and finished in lane 5. No business being on the track with the best athletes in the world.


There are minimum standards, IIRC; however the IOC grants waivers for certain reasons. Usually it's to get a country to participate in the first place. In this case, it was to get Saudi women into the games; it's been a sticking point in the past when Saudi Arabia refused to send any women (by rule).
 
2012-08-03 03:19:11 PM  

Richard Sauce: My bunk will remain empty for the foreseeable future.


Not if she decides you'll be in it it won't.
 
2012-08-03 03:25:41 PM  
I think she's really brave at incredible personal risk. Thanks for sharing this, Subby.
 
2012-08-03 03:48:29 PM  

Gunderson: We all won during this Olympic Judo match:

NSFW-LINK

and just for fun, I'll throw in some Olympic Water Polo:

NSFW-LINK


Uh, no. Look at those again - we didn't win at all.

Let me know when it happens during a women's beach volleyball game.
 
2012-08-03 07:59:13 PM  

tenton: There are minimum standards, IIRC; however the IOC grants waivers for certain reasons. Usually it's to get a country to participate in the first place. In this case, it was to get Saudi women into the games; it's been a sticking point in the past when Saudi Arabia refused to send any women (by rule).


Doesn't every country get to enter their best male and female athlete in a track & field event, regardless if the meet the minimum standard?
 
2012-08-03 08:23:55 PM  
I am sure that this woman and her father knew full well that she was not going to be competing seriously. This is more like a statement that the Olympic Committee felt like was worth making and I am OK with that. I think it was brave of her to step forward, but I think more cultural change has to happen before we see a real representation of women athletes from Saudi Arabia.
 
2012-08-03 09:32:09 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: tenton: There are minimum standards, IIRC; however the IOC grants waivers for certain reasons. Usually it's to get a country to participate in the first place. In this case, it was to get Saudi women into the games; it's been a sticking point in the past when Saudi Arabia refused to send any women (by rule).

Doesn't every country get to enter their best male and female athlete in a track & field event, regardless if the meet the minimum standard?


This is indeed the case. Point #6 here.

Judo qualifications here

She doesn't qualify under the 1-dan rank and the competing on qualifying events parts, so needed the waiver.

I bet the 800m runner doesn't meet the standard, either.

/Sarah Attar is her name, she's an American, too.
//her best time according to wiki is 2:40 (last run in high school; she runs longer distances in college), so that's way below even the B standard.
 
2012-08-03 09:46:51 PM  
Lots of Debbie Downers in this thread
 
2012-08-03 09:56:50 PM  
I wish I felt uplifted by this story. Instead, I'm depressed. Why do we tolerate such backward thinking such that this is considered anything but par for the course?
 
2012-08-04 01:25:28 AM  
Right now, I would like to remind all of you of the pre-olympic stories about 10,000 condoms being ordered for the olympic village.

Get THAT thought out of your head....
 
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