A couple of things I have learnt so far....
1/ Moss Burmeister is fat
Okay so they didn't explicitly state he was fat, but this quote caught my eye.
"The theory is that Burmester's big-boned frame was assisted by the streamlined suit more than his rivals."
This was in response to the fact Moss has failed to post impressive times since the full body suits have been made illegal.
Now I have been around enough PC people to know what big boned means....
|Hey, I am not fat, I am just big-boned|
2/ When running a commonwealth games it is not important to invest in quality measuring devices.
Two stories here the first
So on the weigh-in day at the boxing, the scales being used were 1.4 kilo out. So all the boxers thought they were 1.4 kilos heavier than the actually were.
Big whoop I hear you say, I fluctuate that much over lunch. The problem is for boxers every gram is critical. In the muscular human beings power-to-weight is a fairly linear thing, so the closer you can get to the upper limit of your weight class the better. Boxers therefore tend to push the boundaries, this is why you see them stripping to their undies or further during weigh-ins.
|I told you I was wearing my 2 kilo undies.|
So thinking your 1.4 kilo over is a big deal, the boxers all got into a panic sweating furiously to meet their weight requirements only to be told the scales were out. This means many of the boxers will not be at their peak.
|What do you mean the scales were out?|
That's almost a metre, that's not an insignificant distance.
|Honey I told you NOT to use the guys from Dehli games.|
Again these athletes have been training for years, getting their timing perfect, so that they can complete all their rotations before hitting the water. Being 0.7 metres out is going to mean a lot of the divers will be over-rotating. Although this could help boost the audience, more chances of crashes, its what I like to call the NASCAR effect
|Only reason any one watches NASCAR|