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I'm Not Really into Sports but is Anyone Else Gobsmacked by the Athletes?

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I am truly speechless at the way the yachting folk can plan and implement strategies at the same time as using their incredible strength and suppleness and balance to manouevre the vessel ..... then there's Sky Brown, the 13 year old skateboarder who wasn't fazed by her appalling 15 foot fall and injuries, and fought back to make the Olympic team, and the gymnastics etc etc. I can't get to grips with how these sports people get through the practising falls and crashes in order to make the top levels ....I wimp out at the top of a ladder and am scared to try beginner paddle boarding in case I get wetter than planned!!!!!

BORDERJOE
a month ago
What do you think of this?
SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda month ago

I know what mean

Think it Takes a strong willed person to do what the do

Like knitting 😂

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
a month ago

SarahHorsfield ... now ... knitting, crochet ...water colour painting .... hey I do myself an injustice 🤣 .... I'm always dropping stitches so what's the difference!? Thanks for making me feel better. Seriously tho ... yep strong willed, brave, focused ....the list goes on. I honestly used to forget which way my team was playing in school hockey and netball! Cl🥴ueless (I did try very hard tho).

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda month ago

BORDERJOE I loved most sports in primary but high school happened

Then got into the clarinet but told smoking isn’t good for my tune 😂 stupidly enough I chose the worst one possible

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
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a month ago

SarahHorsfield Because of my useless sense of direction and etc .... I wasn't much good at sports ...I had a bash at clarinet too and did enjoy it....but sold it to help pay for roof repairs ....another story .... I can do some things well but steer clear of balancing and balls!

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda month ago
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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

I know what you mean, I was watching the gymnastics and thought how many times must they have fallen off the beam. The gold was won by a 16year old Chinese athlete. Her routine was flawless.

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda month ago

beccatavender they are outstanding but Geeze bee they’ve had a few injuries

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
a month ago

That's it exactly ...the crashes.... and how can they remember/orientate where they are mid spin etc etc ... I watched her and I'm thinking just 'wow'

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

I watched the highlights of the women's skateboarding, and to be able to recover from a spill and get back up and go again. Wow SarahHorsfield

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TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago

Can I join the clarinet gang? BORDERJOE SarahHorsfield

I played the anthems for a Wales/Italy youth game in the old Cardiff Arms Park back in the 80s.

Can I have a special badge please?

Been meaning to get the old liquorice stick out for a while. Bought reeds for it around a year ago, but haven't got round to it yet.

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda month ago

TheChimp excellent

At least you stiuck with it

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
a month ago

Wow ....a celebrity on LD 😆 .... you are hereby presented with a virtual award badge .... truly wish I still had my liquorice stick! Image

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snoogans888
snoogans888a month ago

I’m not really into sports but I’ve always wanted to skateboard so at the grand age of 40 I’m going to start! Sky Brown and all the other female skaters are really inspiring and I’ve seen more girls on skateboards where I am on holiday so it’s really encouraging.

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