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(NBC Chicago)   Five things you need to know about womens' ski jumping. "The hell's that whistling sound?" inexplicably not among them   (nbcchicago.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-24 11:32:59 AM
Bravo, subby.

/Can't get the image out of my mind, now.
 
2014-01-24 11:34:52 AM
LOL....possible Sports HOY
 
2014-01-24 11:39:00 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-24 11:39:10 AM
Early leader in the clubhouse!
 
2014-01-24 11:44:25 AM
FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?
 
2014-01-24 11:46:35 AM
Big boobs increase lift.
 
2014-01-24 11:50:23 AM

pute kisses like a man: FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?


This just in: people can be really really really stupid.
/More at 11
 
2014-01-24 11:51:34 AM

pute kisses like a man: FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?


They used to say that about distance running too.  Evidently there's a point where the stress becomes too much and a woman's uterus just says "nope" and shuts that whole thing down.
 
2014-01-24 11:54:10 AM
Why does TFA have photos of bobsledders and figure skaters next to a story about ski jumping?  I got all excited thinking Gracie Gold was a ski jumper.  She's hot, but figure skating is lame enough that I wouldn't bang her.
 
2014-01-24 11:54:32 AM
Headline comedy gold.
 
2014-01-24 11:58:30 AM
For the best female jumpers in the world, Feb. 11 will be a momentous day after years of fighting for the right to compete

This is don't understand... If there is a female group that does it, they do it well, and there are enough to make an actual event out of it(As opposed to, say, 3 of them), then why the fark is it such a fight?
 
2014-01-24 12:14:38 PM
I honestly had no idea that this was the first year for Women's Ski Jumping. Huh.
 
2014-01-24 12:20:09 PM
Like a Blood Hound with its head out of a car window on the highway.
 
2014-01-24 12:33:37 PM

Mikey1969: For the best female jumpers in the world, Feb. 11 will be a momentous day after years of fighting for the right to compete

This is don't understand... If there is a female group that does it, they do it well, and there are enough to make an actual event out of it(As opposed to, say, 3 of them), then why the fark is it such a fight?


Because a woman held the world record in ski jumping.

The same thing happened in Olympic shooting. Until 1992, trap shooting was a co-ed sport. That year, a woman, Zhang Shan, won gold. Women were banned from trap shooting in the 1996 Olympics, and in 2000, a new "women's trap" division was created. However, it uses fewer targets, such that it's literally not possible that a woman could get a record that could beat the man's record.

Similarly, here:
ONE SHOT: While the men's ski jumpers have three shots at a medal - two individual competitions and a team event - the women only get one chance. The women only compete on the normal hill - 90 meters long - whereas the men also have an individual competition on a larger 120-meter hill.

Basically, some people are afraid that if women got to compete on the 120m hill, one might go farther than the male competitors, like Lindsey Van did, and that would cause all kinds of head exploding.
 
2014-01-24 12:38:35 PM
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That's Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon, in 1967 I think. That's a marathon official trying to pull her out because women weren't allowed to run. She was also warned that her uterus would fall out.

/sexists be cray cray
 
2014-01-24 12:39:03 PM

Theaetetus: Basically, some people are afraid that if women got to compete on the 120m hill, one might go farther than the male competitors, like Lindsey Van did, and that would cause all kinds of head exploding.


ohwaityou'reserious.jpg
 
2014-01-24 01:00:47 PM

fickenchucker: Bravo, subby.

/Can't get the image out of my mind, now.


For some reason I'm thinking of a loose tarp in the wind.
/that should clear your mind.
 
2014-01-24 01:39:21 PM
Headline, FTW!
 
2014-01-24 02:44:56 PM
Plus they can catch air!

Lindsey Vaughn would be perfect for this.
 
2014-01-24 02:55:01 PM
Despite her small stature - she's 4 feet, 11 inches tall - Japan's Sara Takanashi is one of the biggest gold-medal favorites in any sport heading into Sochi.

This is stupid.  Her small stature is one of the main reasons she's a favorite.  Extreme lightness is an advantage in the event.  The leading American is 94 pounds.

What happens when really light athletes fly really long distances?

Within a few months, in 2013 five female top ski jumpers suffered serious knee injuries and had to withdraw for long recovery periods, thus putting their good chances at the Olympics in Sochi at risk. On 12 January 2013, Daniela Iraschko, the 2011 World Champion, fell in Hinterzarten and withdrew,[14] Anja Tepeš suffered a serious injury on 17 March in Oslo,[15]2013 Cup de France winner Espiau suffered a knee injury in June[16] and on 12 August 2013 Alexandra Pretorius, two-times women's Grand Prix winner, suffered a serious knee injury in Courchevel.[17] On 21 August 2013, Sarah Hendrickson, the 2013 World Champion, suffered a knee ligament damage in Oberstdorf.[18]...Female ski jumpers need a longer approach than their male colleagues to make up for their light weight and to reach the necessary speed. Due to their light weight, however, female jumpers reach distances which are not below those of male jumpers. In media reports, it is argued that this might physiologically overburden the knee of female jumpers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_jumping#Women.27s_ski_jumping
 
2014-01-24 03:54:52 PM

Odd Bird: fickenchucker: Bravo, subby.

/Can't get the image out of my mind, now.

For some reason I'm thinking of a loose tarp in the wind.
/that should clear your mind.


Please send $30--keyboard destroyed.
 
2014-01-24 05:01:31 PM

someonelse: That's Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon, in 1967 I think. That's a marathon official trying to pull her out because women weren't allowed to run. She was also warned that her uterus would fall out.

/sexists be cray cray


Well, she was wearing sweats just in case.
 
2014-01-25 03:49:29 AM

pute kisses like a man: FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?


Wonder if dude ski jumper gets asked if his scrotum falls off during ski jumping
 
2014-01-25 09:35:11 AM
So if the ski jumpers are virgins can only dogs hear them jump?
 
2014-01-25 09:43:12 AM

FloridaFarkTag: pute kisses like a man: FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?

Wonder if dude ski jumper gets asked if his scrotum falls off during ski jumping


I always assumed that happened to the figure skaters.
 
2014-01-25 02:15:24 PM

Wicked Chinchilla: pute kisses like a man: FTA:

But they were also told the female body wasn't thought to be strong enough to take the strain of repeated jumps, and even that it might affect their ability to have children. Former world champion Lindsay Van of the United States said she had people ask if her uterus had fallen out as a result of ski jumping

WTF?

i mean, seriously, WTF?

This just in: people can be really really really stupid.
/More at 11


Is it true that Chinese girls have horizontal vaginas?
 
2014-01-25 02:16:59 PM
Oops. Unfetchable link fail.

( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100722143054AAMK6ws )
 
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