Posts by Russia_Nikolai_Karpol

    Preliminary round


    Day 1


    POOL A - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Hungary - Azerbaijan 0:3
    Poland - Germany 3:2


    POOL B - Tbilisi (Georgia)


    Italy - Georgia 3:0
    Croatia - Belarus 3:2


    POOL C - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Ukraine - Russia 0:3


    POOL D - Ganja (Azerbaijan)


    Serbia - Czech Republic 3:0
    The Netherlands - Belgium 3:1



    Day 2


    POOL A - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Poland - Hungary 3:0


    POOL B - Tbilisi (Georgia)


    Georgia - Croatia 0:3
    Italy - Belarus 3:0


    POOL C - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Bulgaria - Ukraine 3:1
    Turkey - Russia 1:3


    POOL D - Ganja (Azerbaijan)


    Czech Republic - Belgium 1:3
    The Netherlands - Serbia 2:3



    Day 3


    POOL A - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Azerbaijan - Poland 3:1
    Germany - Hungary 3:0


    POOL B - Tbilisi (Georgia)


    Georgia - Belarus 0:3
    Croatia - Italy 1:3


    POOL C - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Bulgaria - Turkey 1:3


    POOL D - Ganja (Azerbaijan)


    Belgium - Serbia 2:3
    Czech Republic - The Netherlands 0:3



    Day 4


    POOL A - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Germany - Azerbaijan 1:3


    POOL B - Tbilisi (Georgia)


    -
    POOL C - Baku (Azerbaijan)


    Russia - Bulgaria 3:1
    Turkey - Ukraine 3:0


    POOL D - Ganja (Azerbaijan)

    i think this is not only a pool bottom team with splended comback through in QF, just as Brazil did four years ago in London.
    it was far more than that.


    who can tell me the last time when Brazil missed the final four in OG tournament.
    i think it might be in Barcelona 1992. that was 24 years ago...it is too sad to see brazil made it and it will be an overwhelming load for the whole team.


    moreover, who can tell the last time when top four teams from one pool defeated all top four from the other pool in OG tournament?


    nope they were in the top 4..they lost the bronze medal match against USA...in the semis they faced then CIS(Russia)

    So for the 3rd Olympics in a row we are gonna have the same 2 teams in the final.


    Brazil will beat China and USA will beat Japan.
    If Russia makes to the semis they will loose to Brazil and Serbia will loose to the USA.


    That's boring, not even in Basketball they had same 2 teams in 3 OG straight finals.


    Haha then remember the past 1964 1968 1972 1976 only two teams

    ughhhh... just like in london, no victories for africa. so disappointing. african countries really need to invest more in women. well hopefully they can build for the future.


    all this talk about throwing matches to manipulate QF is silly. why would RUS or BRA gamble that NED is easier than CHN right now?


    as i said, this is a most unsettled olympics, unlike london and beijing. i still see USA, BRA, SRB and CHN in semis.


    But its look like china will face Brazil in the quarters


    this is my supplemental post
    i forgot to edit and write my predictions on these 2 playing dates



    10.08 Russia - Cameroon 3-0
    11.08 Korea - Argentina 3-0
    11.08 Brazil - Japan 3-1


    14.08 Serbia - Netherlands 3-2
    14.08 Italy - Puerto Rico 3-0
    14.08 USA - China 3-1

    Pool A
    06.08 Japan - Korea 3-2
    06.08 Brazil - Cameroon 3-0
    07.08 Russia - Argentina 3-0


    08.08 Japan - Cameroon 3-0
    09.08 Russia - Korea 3-0
    09.08 Brazil - Argentina 3-0


    10.08 Russia - Cameroon 22:05
    11.08 Korea - Argentina 01:30
    11.08 Brazil - Japan 03:35


    12.08 Argentina - Cameroon 3-1
    13.08 Russia - Japan 3-1
    13.08 Brazil - Korea 3-0


    14.08 Korea - Cameroon 3-0
    15.08 Japan - Argentina 3-0
    15.08 Brazil - Russia 2-3


    Pool B
    06.08 China - Netherlands 3-1
    06.08 USA - Puerto Rico 3-0
    07.08 Serbia - Italy 3-2


    08.08 China - Italy 2-3
    08.08 USA - Netherlands 3-1
    08.08 Serbia - Puerto Rico 3-0


    10.08 China - Puerto Rico 3-0
    10.08 Italy - Netherlands 3-2
    10.08 USA - Serbia 2-3


    12.08 China - Serbia 2-3
    12.08 USA - Italy 3-1
    12.08 Netherlands - Puerto Rico 3-0


    14.08 Serbia - Netherlands 14:30
    14.08 Italy - Puerto Rico 20:00
    14.08 USA - China 22:05

    http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/article-item/916846


    Fadeev says changes can be made until Aug 4 and that Ilchenko, Lyubushkina and Startseva are still training with the team. :thumbsup: Malykh is totally out though :down:
    I don't think they can win gold and all this doping issues will surely affect them. While others can focus 100% on the training, they can't.
    I guess I'm gonna need to make some sacrificial ritual that will magically turn Voronkova, Pankova and Malygina into the young top versions of Artamonova, Kirillova and Gamova :sos:


    hahah i hope this is circa 2004 when no one expected that russia would reach the semis eventually wiining the gold almost