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...and again

   Thread Started August 8 at 4:37AM

waving the NZ flag for Kiwi Tom Walsh who won the shot put gold at the World Championships in London despite protests from the two Americans who finished 2nd and sixth, after both of them were red-flagged on 'puts' that were longer than Walsh's.

Take your medicine guys and accept that you have to play by the rules.

Not quite in the same league as the kiwi speed-skater who picked up a gold medal at the winter Olympics a few years ago. He became a bit of a cult hero here when he managed to scrape into the final of his event. Trailing by some distance in the medal race, he managed to avoid the chaos when every other competitor fell in a major tangle on the final turn and went on to win unopposed...


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Reply on November 19, 2017 08:59 AM
I could be wrong, Steve, but I think you're trying to claim Steven Bradbury as a Kiwi. It was indeed one one the most astounding come-from-behind wins ever in the history of sport. However, Steve is an Aussie born and bred, from Camden in NSW, and was skating for Australia.

Next thing you know, you'll be trying to claim pavlova as a Kiwi invention!




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Reply on November 20, 2017 02:11 AM
Well we've definitely got Phar Lap and Russell Crowe!

Not sure how I got it into my head about Bradbury... Maybe I confused him with that other great kiwi Don Bradman!

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Reply on November 20, 2017 02:44 AM
The Don a Kiwi? That's bordering on blasphemy!

I think it's time we repaid our debt for Phar Lap and Russell. Please feel free to take Tony Abbott and Pauline Hansen in exchange.

And I'm sure we can arrange an exchange of Malcolm Turnbull for Jacinda if you like.

   

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