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26 Jul 2021 08:30:22
Congrats to Tom Pidcock from Leeds on his Gold Medal just won in the mountain biking - just 21 years old. GBs third gold of the day.

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26 Jul 2021 08:58:02
Otley lad tearing it up in Japan, congrats to him great achievement.

26 Jul 2021 09:04:51
What I hadn’t realised, until the post-medal interview, was that Matty Lee, who’d won gold in the 10m synchro diving with Tom Daley, is also from Leeds.

And of course, not to be too parochial, Bradly Sinden of Doncaster won Silver in Taekwondo yesterday. Come on Yorkshire!

26 Jul 2021 12:29:51

Are we doing the Yorkshire Republic medal table again?

Didn't we do that for Rio?

26 Jul 2021 12:38:34
Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire.

26 Jul 2021 15:01:04
Yes that's right Axe I think Yorkshire would have been high up in the table.

26 Jul 2021 16:50:48
Maybe we should start up a, Yorkshire Olympic Committee?

26 Jul 2021 16:59:21
I think 2012 was the first occasion when folk sat up and noticed how many medalists came from Yorkshire, possibly partly because of the plan to have gold letter boxes honouring the gold medalists, and the consequent interest in where they might be located.

On that occasion Yorkshire contributed 12 medals (of which 7 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze) to the GB tally, and if they’d been competing for the Yorkshire Republic, we’d have come 12th in the table.

In 2016, there were more medals (14) , but only 5 were gold, with 5 silver and 4 bronze - which would have put Yorkshire in 16th.

An irritating footnote is that had there also been a Lancashire team in Rio, while they would have got only half as many medals, 5 of those were gold - which would have put them in 14th and pushed us down to 17th.

I’m not aware of anyone doing any analysis of Lancashire medalists for 2012. I think the media first particularly picked up on the Yorkshire angle, because some of the gold medalists were front and centre in the run-up and everyone knew they were Tykes - specifically Jess Ennis, Nicola Adams and Alistair Brownlee. But there is no way Olympians from Lancashire gained more than 7 gold medals in London.

26 Jul 2021 19:20:16
I think I’m correct in saying that in 2012, Yorkshire would’ve finished in the Top 10 of the medal table, had we been independent!?

27 Jul 2021 07:54:37
Bright - with a few days to go Yorkshire would have been in the top ten (in 9th I think) but the final position would have been 12th - just below Australia and Japan, which each also had 7 gold medals, but considerably more silver and bronze.



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