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A thread in praise of Team GB

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A thread in praise of Team GB

There is plenty of moaning and groaning about the organisation, transport. security and seating/ticketing  problems real or imagined around. So I thought it would be nice to have a thread concentrating on the achievements of Team GB the athletes themselves.
Many, including myself I admit (shame on me) didn't expect the successes the team has achieved so far with the prospects of more to come yet.
Well done all those Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it?
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Laura Trott start the Omnium today, hot favourite for gold. For tension watch her in the Last Man Standing (Elimination) round. 
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Team GB is doing a fantastic job in the Olympics.  I was also skeptical of our chances before the Games started but we have done so well.  The whole country should be proud of their achievements. The feelgood factor sweeping through the UK is unbelievable.
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TeamYorkshire are showing the way.. 7th in the medal table Wink
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I've been enjoying these games in particular, mainly because, with 24+ channels, I've been able to set my own schedule. Well done BBC!
Day 10: TeamGB Medal chances
Team GB, Equestrian Team Jumping [GOLD]
Beth Tweddle, women's uneven bars [BRONZE]
Jason Kenny, men's individual sprint [GOLD] - Way to go - Jason!
Dai Greene, men's 400m hurdles [4th - tough race.]
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TeamYorkshire are showing the way..

I'm proud of TeamSheffield Cool but the whole of TeamGB have been amazing. Smiley
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Beth Tweddle, women's uneven bars

When was the name changed to uneven bars? Do we have to look at the Americans for the name changed?
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When was the name changed to uneven bars?

When the USA discovered its population had no idea what asymmetric means.  Roll eyes
Though uneven would suggest "not smooth".....  Lips are sealed
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Further to my OP, lovely, not a whinge (so far!! lets hope it stays that way)
I resisted picking out any particular medal winner, they all deserve our adulation....but, I have to admit, didn't Jess Ennis make a particularly gorgeous sight. At times she can appear so fragile especially when she's head and shoulders shorter in between  the silver and bronze winners.
Small (in comparison) but perfectly formed.
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Mr Bolt only had to run 100 metres (or should that be 109.36133 yards). Mr Farah had to run 10,000 metres Shocked
Uneven Bars? Shocked  Somebody's taking the mick Grin
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THOUGHT  andy murrays WIN  WAS  FANTASTIC  AGAINST THE  WORLD NUMBER 1  FEDERER
this was  no    fluke  win ,  andy was  quite  fantastic.. infact the  best  i have  ever  known  him play
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to  beat  novak  dokovich  also,,
yes  there  are the moaners..  but  the  olympic park  is  far better  now , than the  scrap heap it  was..
the  helpers  , who have given there  time  for  nothing is  awesome.
its  been  truly  fab,
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When was the name changed to uneven bars?

When someone realised that the bars were not asymmetric if one chose the correct axis?
"Uneven" doesn't sound right either as the bars are each at the same level across their length. And there are two of them!

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I'm surprised they don't just call them 'high and low bars', even the Americans should understand that!
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Would get confused with High Bar.
Edit. The High Bar is also called the Horizontal Bar. Be more interesting if there was a Vertical Bar competition.