Does height matter in sports?
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  • August 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    Can you substitute centimeters for meters pls ty

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  • August 10, 2017 at 7:05 am
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    Basketball in thumbnail, but no basketball in the video. Lol.

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  • August 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    1:25 lucille ball moment.

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  • August 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    Nice video

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  • August 17, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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    Sorry … but I was watching those bouncy basketball in pair …. sorry again

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  • August 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    Height only matters in love

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  • August 27, 2017 at 5:50 am
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    I thought measurement units are constant
    my calculator says that 5'9" is 179.8cm while you show us 175cm

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  • September 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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    im tall and a good swimer but i can ballence my center of mass.am i a freak?!

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  • September 30, 2017 at 6:57 am
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    I wonder what height you need to be for basketball…

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  • October 26, 2017 at 3:53 am
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    So, how does height relate to intelligence? Any data there?

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  • November 13, 2017 at 2:53 am
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    I'm just gunna sit over here with the baseball players

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  • December 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm
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    Short people have advantages! 😄

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  • December 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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    Football*

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  • December 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm
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    the statistic for soccer is not so relevant.. why? as a centerback or as keeper you need to be tall (as a keeper to cover more and as a centerback to stay better in physical duels and in airball situations) and as a winger you need to be smaller in order to be more agile and to accelerate quicker :).. (talking from experience), but the average height of 1.80 could work for any position on the field :))

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  • December 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    kleppner and kolenkow! I love the book!

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  • December 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    Actually best soccer players are small: Maradona, Messi, Hagi

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  • December 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm
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    Mixing imperial with metric caused a US mars explorer to crash into the planet at high speed. Imperial Yuck!

    The average height of female volleyball playes in US is 182cm.

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  • December 27, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    now explain BMI

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  • January 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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    Im 15y.o basketball player and im 6"3 but in basketball its YES height maTTER👍🍂

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  • January 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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    What is your height? Phy Gurl ?

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  • January 22, 2018 at 8:57 am
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    You know when my dream of going to the nba was crushed…

    When i realized asians aren't meant to be tall lol

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  • February 4, 2018 at 6:42 am
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    There is another benefit to short height in gymnastics. Some rings poses like the planche become much harder the longer your arms become. Some think it might be impossible for anyone over 6' tall to do a planche.

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  • February 5, 2018 at 4:32 am
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    Great video Diana… I dont agree with the anti-imperial comments. this is an educational physics channel and the concepts matter more than using International Units. If the haters were true with the premise of their arguments and wanted an academic view of these concepts then they should use the meter in their personal calculations. besides it's a simple conversion between feet/inches and meters. sheesh. keep up the great work Diana!

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  • February 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm
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    I’m a swimmer and I’m very short I’m like 4ft something (I’m 11) soooo….idk

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  • February 7, 2018 at 1:43 am
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    why are divers short

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  • February 10, 2018 at 5:22 am
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    jockey 😅

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  • February 21, 2018 at 2:17 am
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    Have you seen a photo of Jose Altuve standing next to Aaron Judge? Both were contenders for American League MVP last year. Altuve is 5'-6", 162 lbs. while Judge is 6'-7" and 282 lbs. Interesting…

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  • February 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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    This channel is kryptonite to the Republicans.

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  • March 8, 2018 at 5:13 am
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    Awebo
    #HailXolos :v

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  • March 10, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    Jesus olympic swimmers are that tall? I’m 5’6

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  • March 17, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    This is stupid. Being tall does not mean being stronger. It just means being taller. A person's height doesn't mean they have bigger muscles because humans aren't simply scaled versions of each other. They are individuals with different body compositions and different fiber type compositions

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  • March 28, 2018 at 9:56 pm
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    If I understand it right, the age of the universe is determiined to be 13.7 billion/trillion years, because that is the limit of the obserbale universe. If the universe is possibly expanding beyond what we can observe, then surely the universe must be older than what we can observe? So what is the real potential age of the universe?

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  • March 30, 2018 at 7:51 am
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    Messi……………………brace yourselves, the fanboys are coming.

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  • April 8, 2018 at 6:40 am
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    Im a 5ft 3 Gymnast and im considered tall. I have a wider chest and more muscle which makes me a great tumbler. But the also really jealous of tall slimmer gymnast because they do The artistry better, which gives them better points when your not elite

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  • April 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
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    It depends on what you do, in volleyball there's a player that's called libero and height is not important for that position

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  • April 17, 2018 at 3:40 am
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    He's 5'7 and he has a growth problem but 👌👌

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  • April 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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    I am below average but I am top 10 in Australia for breaststroke for my age.

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  • April 24, 2018 at 2:06 am
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    If you're asking if tall basketball players score more than short ones, yes.

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  • April 27, 2018 at 10:44 am
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    Does height matter in a sport like rugby ? Let’s hear everyone opinion

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  • April 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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    You've made the same mistake everyone does about soccer players' average height. The only players whose official listed height is correct are those 6ft3ins or taller. Players 6ft to 6ft to 6ft3ins are listed as 6ft3ins. Then, more is added the further down you go, so at the very bottom end, up to eight or nine inches are added.There's a bit of a difference between the British players and elsewhere. For example, British players have been relegated an inch when they've moved to Major League Soccer or a European club. But in the UK, a player who is 5ft10ins will probably be listed as 6ft1ins, and a player who is 5ft5ins will be listed as 5ft10ins.Lionel Messi is really only about 5ft2ins. Players who really are 5ft7ins are listed as 5f11ins.This all seems to have begun way back in the early 1980s. The fact is that players have shrunk. In the 1970s, they were the same height as the average man, but I'd say that the average British-born player in the English Premier League, excluding goalkeepers, is only about 5ft7ins – three inches shorter than the average for a young white British man.

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  • May 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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    In badminton my height is a big problem with dealing in doing smashes. For me it affects my skill in Badminton. 😩

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  • May 6, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    In soccer, shorter players have greater balance as their center of gravity is lower. But defenders and goalkeepers need to be tall for greater reach.

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  • May 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    Is this channel for kids?

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  • May 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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    what's up, Physics Girl

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  • May 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm
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    Only Swimming,Gymnastics and little more Football what about other sports like cricket, rugby etc

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  • May 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    How tall is physics girl?

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  • May 17, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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    3 questions
    how tall are you?
    you have a sister?
    why doesn't she have a youtube channel?

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  • May 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    But doesn't Phelps have shorter legs compared to the normal legs to torso ratio?

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  • May 27, 2018 at 9:56 pm
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    Messi Is 5’7”

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  • May 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    I am a very good gymnast I am 10 and I am 5"2

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  • June 3, 2018 at 1:04 am
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    I am a swimmer and I would also like to point out that with the extra height you also have to swim less overall because it is foot to flip turns (tall people turn farther out) to hand

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  • June 11, 2018 at 6:55 am
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    metric please

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  • June 11, 2018 at 6:55 am
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    now you doing math in not metric… I give up 😛

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  • June 12, 2018 at 9:14 am
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    Shout out Gabby Douglass

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  • June 12, 2018 at 9:15 am
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    Acrobatics/flips keep you short by stunting your growth. Taller people can flip faster if the can transition their bodies from a large plane to a smaller one.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 9:15 pm
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    Did you say soccer?!?! Ill kill you!!!

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  • June 26, 2018 at 5:41 pm
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    1.68 cm is 5.5 feet not 5.6 feet

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  • July 2, 2018 at 4:59 am
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    I guess I need to go to Balboa Park more often…. This is not the first time I seen it

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  • July 8, 2018 at 8:42 am
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    I am 138cm I better not eat protein or I will not be in Olympic lololol.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm
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    I do gymnastics and swimming

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  • July 15, 2018 at 10:31 am
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    So that seems to be the second reason why I sprint better for short distances than any long distances. I am quite tall (177cm), and I'm a girl. I also swim pretty well. Hehe, physics support my favourite sports 😀

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  • July 24, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    4:37 I never would have thought in my life to see Werder Bremen in a Physics Girl ideo! Im thrilled right now! 😀

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  • August 4, 2018 at 1:26 pm
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    Im surprised she didnt mention an obvious sport:track

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  • August 17, 2018 at 12:01 am
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    As a gymnast with a sibling that also was a gymnast I've managed to stick at it longer and advance faster at my height of 4"10 than my sister who's 5"8, and a majority of my friends who started at the same time but ended up being taller so I'd say shortness is an advantage, I also have much less mass to pull myself up on the bars at 43kg than my tall sister does at 75kg, on the other hand she's much better at rugby than me (in both of these sports we started at the same age and ability level) but we're about even skill level when it comes to martial arts (being little and light is an advantage imo because I'm still in the under 12s height/weight section at 20 while she's been in the adults since she was 13) I guess it really depends on the sport and proportions of your body and muscle mass to determine what is and isn't advantageous

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  • August 23, 2018 at 2:15 pm
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    There is another reason why height matters for swimmers. If one is taller, they are that much closer to the finish line (Since swimmers are horizontal in the water)
    There is a big advantage at the start as well as at every turn, probably slightly offset by the extra rotational energy needed to turn their extra mass around. + for long gangly armed people!

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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm
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    Can anyone tell me what's the best height for female badminton athlete

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  • September 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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    I play soccer in I’m 5,7 I lots of goals

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  • September 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    How tall r u?

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  • September 27, 2018 at 2:24 am
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    Im a footballer and happy to be 187 cm's

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  • October 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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    I'm short and in volley ball I spike perfectly I also got all stars every year when I was younger and I was still short

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  • October 18, 2018 at 8:50 am
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    I'm taller than Messi and I am 11 I am 175

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  • October 21, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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    I’m a volleyball player but I’m short

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  • November 20, 2018 at 11:21 am
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    football (soccer) is the best sport because height truly doesn't matter the best player is messi he is 5ft7 and his rival aka second best player is C.Ronaldo and he's 6ft2 . they both have two different game style yet they are both at the top of their game.

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  • December 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    I'm 5'7" — can I win gold medals in swimming?

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  • December 3, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    Your way of teaching is so good

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  • December 18, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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    What sport can make me shorter

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  • January 2, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    here am i a 17 yr old 5'11" swimmer and still growing… i pray every single night for the past 16 months :))) i pray that i'll reach arount 6'1" God help me!! In the past 2 months i have also been hanging on a bar for like 2 minutes almost every day 🙂 yea i am pretty obsessed about this

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  • January 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    Messi’s 5’7

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  • January 13, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    *football. Just like imperial metrics, the word 'soccer' should have been long forgotten already 🙂

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  • January 15, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    how tall r u ….???
    big fan of u huh following almost all the video

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  • January 25, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    ✌️

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  • January 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    Tall squad ??

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  • January 27, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    I was actually hoping that she would say that it's okay if your not tall, you can follow your dream and play basketball, but basketball wasn't mentioned and…… well, it's okay… I really liked the way you explained though

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  • February 26, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    It matters in basketball

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  • March 21, 2019 at 12:59 pm
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    Shorter people will also have a lower 'radius' of sorts, so their moment of inertia will also be lower, allowing easier slow down, giving them an advantage in gymnastics.

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  • April 6, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Im vertically challenged 😭

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  • April 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Messi is actually 5'7/170cm

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  • April 13, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    U r strong

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  • April 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    This is great and informative. But you're trying too hard to be quirky and enthusiastic, it's rather distracting and annoying

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  • April 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Other players: you are too small…
    Messi : just like your salary….

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  • April 24, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    Height in basketball matters so much tho that's like saying LeBron wouldn't beat muggsy I mean c'mon now

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  • April 25, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Your height madam? You real looking cute

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  • May 3, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    Well I mean, I’m tall. The class was playing baseball, and the ball went to the ground and rolled right past me. Everyone was disappointed that I didn’t get it. Well, I’m sorry, but if I had bent down any lower, my back would’ve snapped. So I guess, sometimes.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Flow and Bubbles—I see what you did there!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    5:31 it's not a blend, it's total Biology

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    No, in swimming, you want leñgth and less cross-sectional area, like a boát. Thus height is an advantage. But more so, we need to push harder against the water than our body's drag, so we need leverage on our paddles (hands and feet) to move!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    im 6 foot 4 and swimming comes very naturally to me

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  • June 24, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Sports shows that we human beings were hunting animals

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    Messi's 170cm

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    You are not

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