I’ve decided against doing a Rio Gymnastics summary. Instead, I wanted to have a look at the stats of the sprinters who dipped below the 10 seconds barrier for the 100 meters dash and to see who did it the most times. Continue reading
Jesus Michael, you’re still writing Olympic summaries? Rio 2016 ended like 5 months ago! Yeah, it feels like it. But what can I do, these rankings take a lot of time to make and write. Although it’s still a huge enjoyment to do them. So yeah, I want to finish the whole lot. Dunno if I will do the Gymnastics stuff, though. We’ll see how things go. Continue reading
Never was I more disappointed with the internet than now, when I found out no one ever made a photo like this one: Continue reading
The track & field rankings of Rio 2016 provided more of a challenge than the swimming ones. The number of medals is irrelevant, because how can you compare a sprinter who can win 3 medals to a pole vaulter who is restricted to winning a single medal? I decided to try and compare the relative greatness of the athletes’ performances. Yeah, I know, it’s ambiguous as fuck, but still – subjective rankings are fun to do. Much more than objective ones.
Ok, this is something I wanted to do for a long time – to rank all the world records in track & field according to their breakability, from the record most susceptible to breaking, which would be ranked lowest, to the most durable record, the most unlikely to be broken, which would be ranked, er… first? I guess so… Anyway, now, before the Olympic Games in Rio seems like a good timing to finally do it. Continue reading
This is actually something from 2012, but I just came across this and it was too cool to not write about it in the blog. So here we go.
Nick Symmonds – an 800m runner at the highest possible level (silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. 5th place in the London Olympics) and one of the most outspoken athletes against the Russian anti-LGBT policy during the World Championships in Moscow – ran in August of 2012 the Beer Mile, less than two weeks after competing in the Olympic final. Continue reading