Sport, sport and more sport

Lord Soley

Having been wowed by all the Olympics and now by Murray I have to say the British are suddenly a sporting nation again. Whoopee!!
But as someone who is profoundly ignorant about sport can anyone tell me who the British women were who won the grand slam in the US? I have been assuming that the British haven’t won it for 76 years but I heard on the radio that it is only we men who haven’t won it.
Are these multi-tasking women walking off with the titles leaving us poor men in ignorance of their success?!

7 comments for “Sport, sport and more sport

  1. 11/09/2012 at 12:56 pm

    Virginia Wade, 1968.

  2. maude elwes
    11/09/2012 at 1:33 pm

    And your last line says it all, LS.

    ‘leaving us ‘poor’ men in ignorance.’

    Stand up and be counted then. Women don’t respect or want floundering men. No matter what they tell you. And certainly no society can ever rise and be great whilst its men fear the loss of their masculine principle.

    http://changingminds.org/explanations/identity/jung_archetypes.htm

  3. 11/09/2012 at 4:51 pm

    Lord Soley,

    As for what a Grand Slam is and who has won one or more I refer you to this link: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/all-time.html

    A Grand Slam event is one which qualifies one to be a Grand Slam winner by winning other Grand Slam Events as well. Thus Murray has won a Grand Slam event in winning the US Open.
    British player Peter Norfolk won the Wheelchair Quad Singles in 2007 and 2009.

    Officialy Vriginia Wade is not a a true grand slam winner even in the carreer category. Yet, she did win the championships in all four of the necessary venues and more than once in several. But some she won in singles and some in doubles. She did not have wins in every required venue in a single discipline…

  4. MilesJSD
    11/09/2012 at 11:28 pm

    Realise that it is the 63 million British People in the UK who need to be encouraged and enabled to make themselves all-round self-movable, especialy in their 75% lifeplaces rather than confined in their mere 25% workplaces.

    just a minimum amount at slowest gentlest and most comfortable speed, strength, and composite-awareness

    not the miniscule few already super-fit such as Murray, Wade, and the Paralympians (“great” ‘though all that is).

    Seriously; please Stop wasting our time and energy on goals we can not reach.

  5. Lord Soley
    Lord Soley
    12/09/2012 at 10:16 am

    Thanks Chris and Frank – I am now better informed. So I can now stand up and be counted Maude!

  6. 12/09/2012 at 3:13 pm

    Lord Soley,
    Perhaps your question will bring some attention to Wade and Norfolk. Such a thing would surely do no harm…

  7. Gareth Howell
    13/09/2012 at 5:57 pm

    It would be difficult to have a scuba diving olympic competition I guess, which used to be the noble lord’s prefered “sport”, if sport it is at all?

    Who comes up with the most lobsters perhaps in the shortest time?

    “Scuba”?

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