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Oh that's interesting. I've always wondered about that with the Paralympics. I guess it won't ever be completely fair as every competitor's disability is at a different level.

I am curious though, isn't the category just wheelchair tennis? I wouldn't have thought you'd need to have a certain level of disability to play.

No it's quad, you're meant to not have mobility in your arms either but he does.
 

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No it's quad, you're meant to not have mobility in your arms either but he does.
There you go, never knew that.

How on earth has that been missed his whole career? That's crazy!
 

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There you go, never knew that.

How on earth has that been missed his whole career? That's crazy!

He had an arm injury that meant he qualified on a technicality but I think he ended up with a lot more movement than the others. So he's basically taken advantage of the field to win a bunch of trophies then quit when they were about to tighten up the rules.
 

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He had an arm injury that meant he qualified on a technicality but I think he ended up with a lot more movement than the others. So he's basically taken advantage of the field to win a bunch of trophies then quit when they were about to tighten up the rules.
That's all fairly dodgy haha. Not his fault I guess but I don't know how you feel good about beating opponents when you have a clear physical advantage like that.
 

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I assume it's not having full mobility. Rather than none at all.
 

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How can you not have mobility in your arms and swing a tennis racquet? Im confused.

Think they tie the rackets to their arm or something. I think it's something about the way they grip the racket rather than not being able to move your arm. I probably worded it poorly.

Looking into it it's three out of the four limbs are damaged so I guess they use the fourth?
 

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Also, high recommend Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix. Excellent political courtroom thriller/drama. Outstanding.
 

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Also, high recommend Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix. Excellent political courtroom thriller/drama. Outstanding.
Absolutely shit show. Watched the entire thing, it's a clusterduck of random scenes and weird camera angles, as well as being poorly written. No surprise it's done by the creator of Ally McBeal.
 

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Cringe worthy and embarrassing.

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I’ve been re-watching “Justified” recently. A bit slow in the beginning but from what I remember it gets incredible fast.

I remember some on here have watched it from the last time I watched it, which was 3-4 years ago.
 

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I’ve been re-watching “Justified” recently. A bit slow in the beginning but from what I remember it gets incredible fast.

I remember some on here have watched it from the last time I watched it, which was 3-4 years ago.
I watched it recently, loved it.

I also think Cobb Vanth needs his own spin off, Justified Tatooine style.
 

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I watched it recently, loved it.

It’s starting to pick up on my re-watch. I think that Season 3 and later was the best seasons.

Walton Goggins is amazing, in whatever he’s in tbh.

I also think Cobb Vanth needs his own spin off, Justified Tatooine style.

I had to do some Googling. Never seen The Mandalorian. Tim Olyphant is fantastic in anything he’s in, so can imagine he’s fantastic in that too.
 

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theres also this to look forward too RPCB

Holy crap. Great time to do a re-watch then.


Wow. That’s amazing if true.
 
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Mrs moomba hired out a canal boat as a birthday gift last month. Its on today, and we're just finishing up a pub lunch before heading back.

Thoroughly recommend it for anyone over here, great way to see the English countryside.
 

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Mrs moomba hired out a canal boat as a birthday gift last month. Its on today, and we're just finishing up a pub lunch before heading back.

Thoroughly recommend it for anyone over here, great way to see the English countryside.
You need good weather for it.
 

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