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Russian Olympic archer loses consciousness in Tokyo heat

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64 archers ? Wow only three place getter if you are ranked 45th why in the hell are you even here wasting tax payers money, I can understand maybe the top 10 or 20 in the world but 64 .................more waste

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The number is that high because of the number of nations that sent their best 3 or so competitors. Might get in qualifying 64 but they are the best 64 in the world. That’s what ideally the Olympics is about global competition. If you already know who’s the best they would receive a medal in the mail. The heat will claim many more as this train crashes onward at any cost.

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> Bjorn TomentionToday  02:17 pm JST

64 archers ? Wow only three place getter if you are ranked 45th why in the hell are you even here wasting tax payers money, I can understand maybe the top 10 or 20 in the world but 64 .................more waste

64 best archers in the world!!!

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A taste of things to come.

And Sapporo - it's already 31 deg C today.

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On CBC comment section people are going on about it isn't a big deal because where they are in Canada they are reaching over 40C°.

They haven't gotten the memo that 40C° with 10% humidity it far easier than 34C° and over 70% (that is what it is right now here in my section of Tokyo).

I think a lot more like this Russian are going to have problems soon

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Stay tuned as the Disaster Games continue...

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Who could have seen that sort of thing coming? What a total surprise!

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To those with the remarks, there should be a qualifying mark in these games, and if every country sent their best 3 athletes at everything then imagine how silly and over size the already silly and over size games would be.

They should tighten up the qualifying standards obviously !

To qualify for running for example you have to be within certain time over a certain distance !

But any way carry on and flippty flop I could surprise you .

Let the heat be the winner and may the 5 ringed circus keep slow burning itself.

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I helped a junior high kid with same issues at the beach today. Did not need an ambulance. He is ok.

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And many more to come during the next two weeks. Not just heat-related stuff, I'm afraid!

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"Strange - this is totally beyond our expectations, I can't imagine how this could possibly have happened in our famous mild summers on the Tokyo tarmac..."

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Before Covid hit, the main talking point was how the participants would cope with the awful Tokyo heat.

Does anyone else remember one idea floated about asking premises to put their air-conditioners on full-blast and opening their doors to let the cool air out?

Happier days.

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64 archers?? Thats like a whole flank of Braveheart :D

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To those with the remarks, there should be a qualifying mark in these games, and if every country sent their best 3 athletes at everything then imagine how silly and over size the already silly and over size games would be.

‘These people have met the qualifying mark? Every country has, does send their best. That’s why it’s a silly and over size games. It’s a burden for the host city but for a global back patting event not so many, it does have a history it’s not the first Olympics after all. You have three people or a team who can make you feel proud of your country, the chance to see something you will forget in a month. Priceless.

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Of course there’s nothing else to be expected. They are crazy enough to proceed under rising infection numbers from corona delta, so how could the same morons anticipate any heat in summer and in a country with this geographic location?

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I helped a junior high kid with same issues at the beach today. Did not need an ambulance. He is ok.

Did you use your umbrella to shade him?

I’m glad he didn’t need an ambulance. No one wants to hear ambulance sirens on long, Sandy Beach walks.

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64 best archers in the world!!!

That's not true, countries can only send 3 per gender at most. Some countries like South Korea have way more than 3 archers in the top 64 in the world.

Similar story for weightlifting where China "can't" even send world and Olympic champion Deng Wei to compete because they can only send 4 competitors per gender, let alone send competitors who got 2nd or 3rd in the world championships. There are many more examples of this where world championships will have higher competitiveness than at the Olympics sadly.

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