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beall420
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Can someone please explain to me how the bronze medal is determined?

Do the losers of the semifinals play for the bronze or is it a round robin?

i dont get it.

THanks!

FORZA SARITA
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:58 PM
the losers of semis play for the bronze...too complicated?

starred06
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:58 PM
yes losers of SF play for it.

Mina Vagante
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Losers of Semi-finals, I think :)

Expat
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:00 PM
playoff for 3rd place
however some sports get two bronze medals

beall420
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Thanks for your nice answers everybody except forza pennata. rude!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:52 PM
I wish they would just award 2 bronze medals like they did in '88 and '92.

I bet it's so sad to lose in SF and then in bronze medal match.

Yonexforever
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I was just about to post the same question.
It seems a little unfair to force an additional match to determine the bronze medal.
The should simply give 2 medals to the losing semifinalists.

Dave.
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Having the Bronze Medal Play-off makes it a bigger achievement. Why should two "losers" get the bronze?! The play-off determines who finishes in 3rd and 4th place. It's better than having two Bronze medalists IMO.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:48 PM
It's unnatural for tennis that two losing players face each other to determine who's the lesser loser.
Besides, there are other sports where both losing semifinalists get bronze medal :shrug:

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I wish they would just award 2 bronze medals like they did in '88 and '92.

I bet it's so sad to lose in SF and then in bronze medal match.

Like Nastya. :crying2:

sammy01
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:05 PM
It's unnatural for tennis that two losing players face each other to determine who's the lesser loser.
Besides, there are other sports where both losing semifinalists get bronze medal :shrug:

why is it? i assume you've watched the YEC in which several matches have been played between the bottom 2 players of the group, who have both already lost 2 matches.

bronze means you come 3rd, why shouldn't they play off for it.

its simple when you think about it, the 4 semi finalist will each play 2 matches, 2 of 2 wins = gold, 1 of 2 wins = silver or bronze dependant on which match won. 0 of 2 wins = 4th place no medal.

bronze should always be a playoff in my eyes it makes sense.

AnnaK_4ever
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:10 PM
YEC is a round robin event. Olympics is a knock-out event. That's the difference.

Btw, in Russian knock-out system is called the olympic system

hawkeye08
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:56 PM
what sports are there where both semifinals loosers get bronze medals?

LefandePatty
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:57 PM
round robin wtf?:spit:

Demska
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Like Nastya. :crying2:

Pfft, Nastya deserved nothing :crying2:

jochem
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:41 PM
SF winners play for Gold and semi losers play for Bronze... why are people saying it's weird that they do it like that, I mean don't they do it in all Olympic sports???!!!

Taz Warrior
Aug 12th, 2008, 10:47 PM
what sports are there where both semifinals loosers get bronze medals?

Boxing