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Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:49 pm

I know erging is banned on this forum, but I presume we're allowed to discuss the OTW rowing in the Rio Olympics.

Has anyone seen the interviews with the Irish Lightweight pair who won silver on Friday? I'm willing to offer my services as an interpreter if anyone needs it. :lol: This is the interview that took place the day before the final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8LeDANQ7UE

Some classic comments. I love their answer when asked about their strategy for the final - "close the eyes and pull like dogs". I'm going to employ that strategy going forward!

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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by jhaveman » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:18 pm

We only saw the post-race interview which is also hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RndEXwu0NvA

Careful if you want to follow their strategy because you will end up with "legs like jelly". Also liked their "podium pants" remark.

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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by CamiCrew » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:39 pm

Those 2 were great and I only had to listen to the post-race interview three times before I got most of it. :wink:

My brother sent along Irish commentary on a laser sailing race. Very bad language [-X (Paul, speak to your countrymen about this? :lol: ) but amusing especially at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iz1de7Lwyw
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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:14 pm

CamiCrew wrote:Those 2 were great and I only had to listen to the post-race interview three times before I got most of it. :wink:

My brother sent along Irish commentary on a laser sailing race. Very bad language [-X (Paul, speak to your countrymen about this? :lol: ) but amusing especially at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iz1de7Lwyw
I saw that and I wasn't really expecting the punchline until about ten seconds from the end. The sad thing is that the actual commentary during the medal race where an Irish sailor (Annalise Murphy) won silver wasn't all that much better, but nowhere near as amusing!
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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by CamiCrew » Sun May 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Paul - coming up on 2 years later, hope you caught this... are the interpreter services still available :lol: :?: [-o<

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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon May 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Thanks for that Barbara, great film.
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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by Jill » Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 am

Thank you Barbara - such wonderful boys. :)

This was also a great opportunity to watch the hilarious laser sailing commentary again. A gem. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Irish Lightweight Scullers

Post by Paul Victory » Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am

Thanks Barbara. I hadn't seen that, but I really enjoyed it. They're so natural and down to earth.
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