garapal naman kasi yang ABSCBN
anyway, anyone also anticipating women's volleyball?
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garapal naman kasi yang ABSCBN
anyway, anyone also anticipating women's volleyball?
fearless prediction in every sports
ARCHERY - South Korea will sweep the team events. they are slightly favored to win the individual events with USA, Mexico and Uktaine looming as contender in mens individual. Chile, India and China for women's individual
BADMINTON - China will take 4 of 5 golds at stake, with South Korea taking the mens doubles
BASKETBALL USA team will definitely win the 2 golds at stake.
BOXING - Ukraine could dominate the men's division as they are favored in at least 5 divisions with Cuba, China, Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan could win a gold here. in the womens division, I will not be surprised if the host will sweep the three golds at stake. with China as their main opponent.
CANOEING - Slovakia is favored to win at least 3 slalom events with Germany, France and Slovenia could win at least 1. it will be a wide-open competition for the sprint events.
CYCLING - Host Great Britain and Australia will dominate the track events. as for road races, Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland is back and try to repeat his time trial title. Great Britain will take advantage of their road familiarity in women side of the event. USA could take the BMX title while France and Great Britain figures to battle for the mountain bike supremacy
DIVING - no surprise, China will sweep the 8 gold medals at stake here.
EQUESTRIAN - Germany could take the dressage and eventing competition. with the Netherlands and Great Britain providing the challenge. Canada and USA will battle for the remaining 2 golds in showjumping competition.
FIELD HOCKEY - Australia, Germany and the Netherlands figures to fight it out in the mens division while Argentina, Germany and the Netherlands will go for the gold in the women's division.
FOOTBALL - with two-time champion Argentina shocking exit in the qualifiers, Brazil and Spain become the favorites in the mens division with host nation and Mexico will try to spoil the fun. while USA will try to avenge their World Cup defeat to Japan in the womens division.
more events later
^ I hope Indonesia wins gold in Men's Doubles (Badminton).
Anyway, Bleacher Report is jumping the shark. Someone is predicting a silver finish for USA Basketball.
To be fair, Brazil only lost by 6 against the States a. Hmmmm...
Isa lang boxer nagqualify para satin? This is the lowest we've had in a while - in 1996, we had five Olympian boxers.
opening ceremonies will officially starts at 8:00pm London time, meaning it will be 3am of October 28 (Saturday). usually ahead tayo ng 8 hours but Great Britain is using British Summer Time right now. this is similar to Daylight Saving Time na i-aadjust nila ang oras ng 1 hour advance.
nagtataka lang ako, dahil sa Olympic schedule na ni-release ng AKTV, walang nakalagay ng live telecast ng opening ceremonies. replay lang
here's the Olympic sked posted by AKTV 13
July 28, 2012
12:30pm - 4:00pm Opening ceremonies (replay)
8:00pm - 10:00pm Women's basketball (delayed)
it will be either, Russia vs Canada or China vs Czech Republic game
10:30pm - 12:00 mn Men's Artistic Gymnastics (Live)
the second subdivision of the preliminaries. it will show the teams of Italy, Japan and United States. and 20 individual gymnasts.
July 29, 2012
12;00am - 1:00am - womens weightlifting 48-kg - finals (live)
favorites to win the gold are Thailand's Panida Kamsri, Turkey's Nurdan Karagoz and China's Wang Mingjuan.
1:00am - 3:00am - men's boxing (delayed)
afternoon session of men's bantamweight and middleweight prelims
3:00am -5:00am - women's volleyball - USA vs Korea (live)
11;00 am - 1:00pm - womens football - Canada vs South Africa (delayed)
1:00pm - 2:00pm - mens archery team - finals (delayed)
2:00pm - 4:00pm - men's boxing (replay)
4:00pm - 6:00pm - men's boxing (delayed)
evening session of men's bantamweight ang middleweight prelims
8:30pm - 10:30pm - mens basketball - France vs USA (live)
based on basketball schedule, this game will begin at 14:30H (London time), that means it will be 9:30pm Manila time.
10:30 - 12:00mn - Men's boxing (replay)
Lugi yung mga Muslim athletes sa Olympics. Ramadan pa naman.
5 in 96 4 in 2000 and 04 one in 08. But then again, the 92 and 96 batch of olympian boxers were a lot better than any succeeding batches IMHOIsa lang boxer nagqualify para satin? This is the lowest we've had in a while - in 1996, we had five Olympian boxers.
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.
From "As a Man Thinketh" By James Allen
I wonder what happened to Suntok Ginto. It's an NGO that was meant to garner support for Filipino Boxers. They were quite in the news back in 2010-2011 but they haven't been that visible during the lead up to the games.
more fearless prediction
Fencing - as in the past, Italy are expected to take at least 5 of 10 golds at stake in this event. Russia and Romania will share the remaining golds.
Gymnastics in artistic gymnastics, China, USA and Russia figures to dominate the women's competition while China, Japan and USA for the men's competiton. Russia and China are poise to sweep the rhythmic and trampoline events respectively.
Handball - World champions France and Norway will have familiar rivals of Denmark, Iceland, Spain and Sweden in men and women competition.
Modern Pentathlon - Andrey Moiseyev of Russia is seeking to win his 3rd straight gold medal in men division. while Germany's Lena Schöneborn will defend her title agaisnt world champion Victoria Tereshuk of Ukraine, who won the bronze in 2008.
Judo - Japan looks to dominate this event again in London as 12 of their 14 judokas are rated among the top 3 in the world and 5 of them are top ranked in their division. But basing on the result of the recent world championship in Paris, Brazil and France could spoil their party. China, South Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Greece and Uzbekistan could get a gold in this event.
Rowing - expect New Zealand, Australia, and Great Britain to corner most of the 14 gold medals at stake in this event. Greece, US, Czech Republic and Germany could get a gold.
Shooting - China are heavy favorites to win at at least 4 golds and is in contention in 3 more events. Russia, France and Slovakia could take at least two.
Sailing - due to route familiarity, host nation Great Britain could grab at least 4 golds with Australia taking at least 3.
Synchronized swimming - Russia will take the 2 golds at stake
Table tennis - China will sweep the 4 golds at stake
Lawn Tennis - based on Wimbledon results, US could take 4 of the 5 golds at stake. leaving Roger Federer of Switzerland taking the men's singles. Andy Murray could create an upset.
Triathlon -Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee is dominating the men's world circuit this year. Helen Jenkins of Great Britain, Paula Findlay of Canada and New Zeland's Andrea Hewitt will dispute for the women's gold medal.
volleyball, swimming, athletics, water polo, wrestling, and weightlifting predictions to come later..
Very much excited for women's gymnastics. I just love the drama last time. I predict USA to dominate but Russia is just right behind them. It all boils down on how the girls control their nerves.
For volleyball, I expect USA to sweep this time both indoor and beach. Last time their women's indoor team didn't get the gold.
Tennis, USA all the way except men's singles. Federer will do everything to get that elusive singles gold medal.
May live telecast din yung Star Sports sa opening ceremony at 3:30 am Phil time.