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    • MSE Matt
    • By MSE Matt 15th Aug 16, 2:51 PM
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    What's your Olympic height?
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    • 15th Aug 16, 2:51 PM
    What's your Olympic height? 15th Aug 16 at 2:51 PM
    Ever wondered how YOU measure up to the Olympians in Rio at the moment?

    We found this great APP from Vox.com that takes your height and matches it to your perfect Olympic event based on the height of past Olympians. We tried with MSE team members Dan (6'4") and Eesha (5'2") (as seen below) to see how they 'measured' up. As you can see there was quite the contrast in height so were quite surprised to see that Dan suited 100m sprint, 100m Swim, 1500m track, Judo and weight-lifting coming in at slightly above average heights. Whereas Eesha sized up for 1500 metre track, marathon running and, of course, gymnastics. Why not give it a whirl and check your Olympic height?


    Last edited by MSE Matt; 15-08-2016 at 4:03 PM.
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    • JDPower
    • By JDPower 18th Aug 16, 4:00 AM
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    • 18th Aug 16, 4:00 AM
    The BBC one is far better, takes more than just height into account

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36984887
    • stockton
    • By stockton 18th Aug 16, 12:17 PM
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    • 18th Aug 16, 12:17 PM

    Ever wondered how YOU measure up to the Olympians in Rio at the moment?
    Originally posted by MSE Matt
    Hi Matt:

    I already know how I measure up. Yesterday my trusted Tom Tom Runner told me I had managed to walk a mile in 19 minutes 36 seconds. I remember well that glorious day, back in the fifties, when our beaming headmaster told us how proud we should all be because Roger Bannister had just run the mile in less than four minutes. Rule Britannia and all that.

    My goal is to walk the mile in less than 18 minutes. Not easy at the moment having to dodge all the dawdling holiday makers on the promenade. I might achieve it before Xmas.
    • Barbara Lowing
    • By Barbara Lowing 6th Dec 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 6th Dec 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 6th Dec 16, 10:34 AM
    That was so much fun. Thanks!
    • alan55
    • By alan55 18th Jan 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 18th Jan 17, 2:17 PM
    thanks for sharing!
    • Billy101
    • By Billy101 10th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
    I am 175 cm
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