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Who's your elite olympic athlete match?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Simon Spooner, Aug 2, 2012.

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    This is a cool app from the BBC, you enter your height and weight and it matches you to an elite athlete at the 2012 Olympic games


    Who your looky likey?
  2. Me? I'm 6'2" and weigh 95kg, so I'm a rower or two.
  3. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Mark Baeir - German BMX specialist - apparently he benches 220lb. We could be twins
  4. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    95kg and 175 cm (just) > Karen Gallardo, Chilean female discus thrower????
    thanks simon i feel realllll good now
  5. Cool, as a rower I can obviously out bench all comers (except the professional benchers) when are they going to make benching an Olympic sport?
  6. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    ....she looks a bit like me too, eerie!
  7. Yeah, but can you grow a stronger beard than her, mark?
  8. efuller

    efuller MVP

    As a former collegiate rower: when it came tme to talk about bench press we would all go and hide or brag about our 440 or mile times. When it came time to discuss runnng times, then we would start to talk about bench press.

  9. And who do you match with in the olympics, Eric?
  10. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Gemma Flynn

    Oddly enough, hockey was the only `game` I enjoyed at school....when I was there.
  11. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    de VECCHI Manuel De Vecchi, Italian BMX.

    I can see me and Robin hurtling around the Isle of Man any time soon. Mind you I do like Italy so maybe its a sign to move there.
  12. efuller

    efuller MVP

    I'm afraid to look. I want it to be a rower, but I'm significantly heavier than my college weight.
  13. This is ridiculous, I race BMX and I come out as a rower. You guys enjoy wearing long coats and shooting english longbows respectively, yet come out as BMX'ers :bash:;):drinks

    Eric- Greco- Roman wrestling? Shot-put? Hammer?
  14. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    I'll have you know that I also like wearing short jackets, so long as it is made in tweed.

    I have been known to go on a bicycle. Always felt I sported the "Granville" look well
  15. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    Yep, good point.
    Nice to know that I could probably get a job in the Chilean womens discus team. Wonder how much they pay. Mr Payne, are there any members of the Chilean womens discus team currently active members of PA? Would you mind asking them what they're on please.
  16. antipodean

    antipodean Active Member

    Tremenous I'm a hammer thrower according to the bbc but perhaps maradonna post retirement would be a better descriptor
  17. efuller

    efuller MVP

    a German skeet shooter:rolleyes:
  18. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    This is wierd... I put in my vital statistics and it said "Burger Boy - McDonalds, Olympic Park"...
  19. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    I didn't like the 'male' option I was matched with as I would look daft in Speedos!

    However, as I am only 7lbs heavier than Jessica Ennis I decided she is closest to my body type. Imagine my surprise when I told Himself this fact & he gave a derisory snort & chuckled into the Barnsley Chronicle. Just wait 'til he sees my abs in my racing pants & vest. :boxing:
  20. Greg Fyfe

    Greg Fyfe Active Member

    Heres something , maybe Australia will see the next elite sprinters yet.


    Usain Bolt won the 100m in 9.63 sec 23.4mph or 37.66 kph ( according to my web search)

  21. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Apparently after Super Saturday, there has been a rush of physiotherapy referrals to hospitals for men complaining of "Ennis Elbow"
  22. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    So much activity over 7lbs of abs!


    No pleasing some. I too can chuck a hammer. Grant you not a discus or leap a pointless hurdle. I can however leap a bbq to achieve fridge prior to door closure in less than 3.8seconds.

    Abs! Pher! My Watneys party 7 is outstanding.

    No gold?


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