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2021-08-01 6:05:16 PM  
If it were still ancient Greek, they'd throw one spear down, "make it quick."
 
2021-08-01 6:38:31 PM  
The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.
 
2021-08-01 6:39:02 PM  
2.37 meters even
 
2021-08-01 6:47:58 PM  

mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.


No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.
 
2021-08-01 6:52:51 PM  

desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.


Peculiar rules indeed.
 
2021-08-01 6:54:56 PM  
I didn't know they could do that.

But now I know, I think all sports where 1st and 10th place are micro seconds apart should institute medals for the top 10, next 10, third 10 and so forth until the number of seconds adds up to something meaningful.
 
2021-08-01 6:57:06 PM  
Olympic Medalist: I got the Bronze Medal that year, along with 200 people separated by one second. As I recall, that was the year Canada won the whole medal in some sports and they had to elect a guy or gal to stand on the podium.
 
2021-08-01 7:11:42 PM  
i found them the most unlikable guys in the competition, but that moment was pretty good
 
2021-08-01 7:14:14 PM  

mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.


if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport
 
2021-08-01 7:16:49 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i found them the most unlikable guys in the competition, but that moment was pretty good


Unlikeable guys. Remember the high jumper Dwight Stones?
 
2021-08-01 7:17:30 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.

if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport


Infield fly.
 
2021-08-01 7:22:27 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Dead for Tax Reasons: mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.

if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport

Infield fly.


Isn't there a good reason for that rule?
 
2021-08-01 9:20:05 PM  

mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.


Same as weightlifting. That sport used to have body weight as the tiebreaker but now it's whoever hit the weight first. Reward to the daring. In high jump they could have done a "jump off" but since they both hit the same height and couldn't hit the next one that would be a bit silly. They were the same.
 
2021-08-01 9:28:46 PM  
They should cut a medal in half like a friendship necklace.


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2021-08-01 10:19:50 PM  
oh now they've done it. the original gold medal is a Portkey, and now they'll both be taken straight to Lord Voldemort!
 
2021-08-01 10:50:29 PM  
It was the right move to make. There's no honour in going back to lower heights, and they'd be so knackered that there's no decent chance of them ever getting over 2.39 by fluke.
 
2021-08-01 11:37:12 PM  
I heard they are good friends.  and the Quatar guy helped the Italian guy after he broke his ankle in 2016 and was struggling.  So good story.  Which the olympics were more like this talking about the relationships between competitors., instead of focusing on favorites, or US athletes
 
2021-08-01 11:52:42 PM  
Sharing is caring, don't you know?
 
2021-08-02 1:04:18 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Dead for Tax Reasons: mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.

if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport

Infield fly.


Offsides in soccer!
 
2021-08-02 1:13:33 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Dead for Tax Reasons: mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.

if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport

Infield fly.


Though baseball deserves credit for a lot of peculiar rules. E.g., if the catcher drops the ball on the third out when first base is unoccupied or there are two outs, the ball is in play and the runner must be tagged or thrown out.

https://www.mlb.com/news/dropped-thir​d​-strike-strangest-baseball-rule
 
2021-08-02 5:42:39 AM  
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2021-08-02 7:51:28 AM  

Enigmamf: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Dead for Tax Reasons: mikaloyd: desertgeek: mikaloyd: The guy in third place cleared the same height those two did I think. 1.37 meters. He had ran out of tries and did not get to attempt 1.39 meters. Im beginning to think that high jumping has peculiar rules.

No, he did get to try 2.39 and missed on all 3 tries.

If there's a tie on heights, the tiebreaker is misses. All three medalists topped 2.37m and failed at 2.39, but the bronze medalist missed twice during the final (other than the misses at 2.39) while the two gold medalists didn't miss at all until they got to 2.39. That's why the results were what they were.

Peculiar rules indeed.

if you're really intent on singling out unusual rules you could find a whole pile in just about every sport

Infield fly.

Offsides in soccer!


It's worse than you think.....

Best referee decision ever ! commentators gone wrong !!
Youtube l9EF-BDWxTs
 
2021-08-02 3:41:20 PM  
People watch the men's high jump and pole vault? The women, that's a different story. Huba huba.
 
2021-08-02 4:29:48 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: People watch the men's high jump and pole vault? The women, that's a different story. Huba huba.


What's wrong with either sport compared to some I could name? (People watch GOLF!!!! ) High jump and pole vault used to be the big draws of the Olympics. Back in the Devonian Era when I was young, every kid wanted -- for 10 seconds -- to be a pole vaulter.
 
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