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Loki
Sunday, August 22nd, 2004, 11:04 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3587558.stm

Queen Carolina lights up Athens

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Carolina Kluft had always been an Olympic champion in waiting.

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Kluft wins as Sotherton shines (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3582214.stm)

So none of the 80,000 people in the crowd were the least bit surprised when the Swedish sensation clinically eased herself into the heptathlon throne vacated by Britain's Denise Lewis.

Kluft was head and shoulders above her rivals as she completed the full set of Olympic, World, European and junior world titles.

And when the 21-year-old dragged her fellow competitors off on a collective lap of honour they were still where they had always been - trailing in her wake.

The new world order was rammed home in emphatic fashion when defending champion Lewis followed the injured Eunice Barber out of the competition, withdrawing with two events to go while down in 18th place.

It was a heartbreaking way for Lewis to go out after fighting a constant battle against injuries since her triumph in Sydney four years ago.

But Kelly Sotherton's bronze medal gave Britain cause for considerable optimism at the end of one of the nation's finest ever days at the Olympics.

"After watching Denise for the last 12 months trying to prepare to defend her title, I was sad for her," said Sotherton.

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Carolina Kluft



"She should have been here to defend it right to the end.

"She was on crutches a month ago and just to have made it here was an amazing feat. My heart goes out to her."

It was a measure of the progress long jumper Sotherton has made since she starting training as a heptathlete last year that she was not satisfied with bronze and a personal best.

"I was one second away from a silver in the 800m and I should have got it. Part of me feels more disappointed that I didn't than happy to have won bronze," said Sotherton.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39983000/jpg/_39983612_joynerkersee203.jpg Jackie Joyner-Kersee's world record has eluded Kluft - so far

"Obviously I didn't give it 110% to win that silver medal."

As for Kluft, she has taken just three years to go from new kid on the blocks to mistress of all she surveys.

A bundle of competitive energy, she never let up for a second on her relentless march to glory, geeing herself up before each jump, sprint and throw and punching the air at the result.

Despite her commanding lead going into the final event, the 800m, she squeezed out every last drop of energy, tumbling to the track after crossing the line.

But she was soon bobbing around again as Abba's Dancing Queen blasted out of the PA system on her lap of honour.

"I knew I could do well but I just went out there and tried to do my best - and here I am," said Kluft.

"More often my best comes when I have fun."

Having won everything on offer, Kluft remained coy, however, about whether she could one day beat Jackie Joyner-Kersee's world record of 7291 points.

"I don't think about that at all. I have many goals in my life, and not just in athletics," she said.

"The life I have outside sport is much bigger and I have many gold medals in my private life - my family and friends." Kluft took exception to being called a "star" by one questioner, insisting she was still a "little girl in the big world". Heaven help the chasing pack - and Joyner-Kersee's world record - when she grows up.

SouthernBoy
Monday, August 23rd, 2004, 12:30 AM
What a goddess! :love:

The Eastern Front
Monday, August 23rd, 2004, 12:49 AM
I have nothing to say but MEH

Evolved
Monday, August 23rd, 2004, 07:59 AM
She has a nice non-Hallstatt forehead.
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SouthernBoy
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 12:16 AM
It looks Tronder to me, with the frontal bosses prominent under the thin skin.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 04:42 AM
Unfortunately, the American media failed to cover Carolina. I understand she won yesterday but two Swedish gold metals (high jump and tripple jump) were enough for American media.

Nordhammer
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 05:21 AM
She has a nice non-Hallstatt forehead.
http://www.eurosport.com/imgbk/ATHLIC/ALL/big_MD-I116868.jpg

I like fuller foreheads on girls, it's more neotenic.

Frontal bosses are where the horns grow. :icon_evil

Loki
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 07:14 AM
I like fuller foreheads on girls, it's more neotenic.

Frontal bosses are where the horns grow. :icon_evil
It may merely mean higher intelligence/greater brain.

We should move away from the idea that only 100% perfect people are Nordic. Perfect people don't exist in the real world.

Timo
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Why does NBC only cover the crap of the Olympics, i.e. stuff America wins? I saw nothing of this, I wish they had this on the coverage.

Nordhammer
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 11:49 AM
It may merely mean higher intelligence/greater brain.

We should move away from the idea that only 100% perfect people are Nordic. Perfect people don't exist in the real world.

I think it's a turnoff if a girl has a small head and very low skull. I like a nice-sized melon on a girl, to go with the other two. :)

I've always preferred UP-Nordics.

Nordhammer
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 11:52 AM
Why does NBC only cover the crap of the Olympics, i.e. stuff America wins? I saw nothing of this, I wish they had this on the coverage.

Maybe because NBC is American? :) They should have more coverage I agree.

Sometimes I download television shows from other countries through BT. Too bad they don't have some Klüft downloads.

Mistress Klaus
Monday, August 30th, 2004, 04:41 PM
:D They praised & featured her here in Australia (but Australia has always had a thing for the Swedes :hug: ).

+Suomut+
Monday, August 30th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Well, folks, Loki insisted the other day I reply to this thread, and so I will! lol ;)

Loki has been raving about this woman for over a year now, I suppose (at least 6 months); so, he's been long in LOVE! with her! lol :icon_razz :icon_smil I, myself, am not...but, I do think her "HOT!" hehe :icon_surp :suomut: :viking3: :rotfl:


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My Sundry Personal Views of the Woman:


I like her FACE most of all...that is her most special part IMHO.

I like her hair second of all, since it's obviously natural and shows in her eyebrows.

She has lovely irises, of course.

She has a lovely, straight forehead...I'd love to know her ce. i.

She's Teutonic/Swedish, and I love that, obviously.

She's an Olympic gold-medal winner...that's impressive...and I HOPE!! she keeps on BEATING!!!!! every negroid in sight! :-|

That said, I'm an intellectual man and not much of an athletically-inclined person, so her being a athlete is of little interest to me...had I been in school with her, while she was out running on the track, I would have been in the library thumbing thru some book! lol ;)

She appears to have a skin pigment. somewhere in the range of Type II to Type II-III, which is IMHO nothing to brag about in regard to other Nordish Folks, but is very special in regard to other human beings, of course.

She's tall, and I never have been overly attracted to tall women.

I'd bet you all that she IS NOT a 'racist/racialist' or 'subracist/subracialist;' and if that is indeed true, she would drop quite a bit in my personal estimation.

She evidently likes ABBA (see below! hehe), so, that's near the top of my list of "Likes" about her!! lol ;)

I love her given name, "Carolina," since I have DEEP ROOTS! in Carolina; so I LOVE! the name! lol hehe ;) :)

That's all I can think of at the moment, lol. ;)


But she was soon bobbing around again as Abba's Dancing Queen blasted out of the PA system on her lap of honour.Ahhh, the woman has TASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...another thing I like about her... LOL hehehe ABBA RaWkS!!!!! hehehe :icon12: :icon_bigg


"I don't think about that at all. I have many goals in my life, and not just in athletics," she said.

"The life I have outside sport is much bigger and I have many gold medals in my private life - my family and friends." Kluft took exception to being called a "star" by one questioner, insisting she was still a "little girl in the big world". http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/img/v3/end_quote.gif I'm just little girl in the big world http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/img/v3/end_quote.gifI love what's she's said here...my kind of girl in that regard...esp. her love of family and friends...and her humble demeanor I find also laudable. :-|


Unfortunately, the American media failed to cover Carolina. I understand she won yesterday but two Swedish gold metals (high jump and tripple jump) were enough for American media.Ja, I would have actually watched the Games more had they shown her on NBC...not that I watched the Games much...I'm not very interested in the Summer Games anyway...the Winter Games are MUCH MORE! of interest to me.


We should move away from the idea that only 100% perfect people are Nordic. Perfect people don't exist in the real world.HEAR! HEAR!...perhaps you should post this statement in a "Policy" section... :suomut: ...then, we can get folks straight from the start herein...we already have one member who thinks of hisself/herself as 100% Nordic/Nordish...I got a light chuckle out of that...then felt sorry for said person (or anyone else) who actually thinks that to be true/valid. Then, there are also those who think of themselves a perfect, who are just as deluded, of course.


Why does NBC only cover the crap of the Olympics, i.e. stuff America wins? I saw nothing of this, I wish they had this on the coverage.Because NBC is American & most Americans wanted to see Americans competing in the Games...so, it was a national and economic decision. Now, NBC DID show SOME competitions involving no Americans on their main channel. Also, I hope y'all knew about it, but NBC had at least 3 channels (and probably more) showing the Games...so if you had cable or satellite wherein these channels were available, you would have had access to a good part of the overall Games, I'm sure...but again, surely the main focus on them all was on Americans rather than non-Americans.


Maybe because NBC is American? :) They should have more coverage I agree.Yup...and they did. ;)


They praised & featured her here in Australia (but Australia has always had a thing for the Swedes ).INDEED! darlin'! :hug: If we threw an "TNP ABBA Party" Carolina might actually show up!!!! LOL ;) But it would probably only be you, her, and me there; since I doubt there are too many other ABBA fans onsite! lol So, Loki would MISS HER there!!! :laugh: :tongue: :rotfl: