>>62190>What did /judo/ think of the olympics?
The Russian chick who got elbowed in the head and was sporting a massive goose egg on her right eye, had something like 35 minutes of Golden Time throughout the repechage, and got choked unconscious but still came back to win bronze, was my favorite storyline of the event.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azDuK8OPCtM
Well, that, and Japan getting its shit pushed in by France in the mixed.
Now, a question from someone who did a fair bit of Judo up until my mid 20s, but who's been out of anything resembling competitive Judo for over a decade and a half. What the hell is with the terrible Seoi Nages? The lighter weight categories, in particular, seem to have devolved into repeated attempts at a shoulder throw from *well* outside, and are done without even a cursory *attempt* to break the opponent's balance first. It's just a rotation over the shoulder, and if you don't pull your opponent down with you, it's basically just a drop. When the hell did this start happening?
On a related note, what the hell is it with the incredibly poor abilities of this year's Judoka (as a whole) on breaking balance in the first place? One would start shifting to the right, and the other person would shift to the right in response, and instead of the first person reversing the flow in order to create a point where balance can be broken, they both keep moving in the same direction and the pass becomes almost entirely a strength-on-strength match, instead of exploiting leverage. Not *everyone* did this, but it was ridiculously common, and when I was training trying to out outmuscle your uke to make your technique work would be called "bad judo". What the actual fuck HAPPENED while I was gone?