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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "16th podium" here:

    "Rossi rounds out world championship season with 16th podium ."

    Could it mean he stood on the podium of the 16th Olympic games? but that was in the fifties!! or May be the Asian Olympic Games but when exactly was that?

    That was in the field of skiing

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: 16th podium

    Nearly, but no. In the last 16 appearances*, s/he has won gold, silver, or bronze.

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    PS * In major championships. In other contexts, a podium finish doesn't have to involve G/S/B medals, and doesn't involve championsahips. 'It was Hamilton's 5th podium [finish] this season'. [I know nothing about F1, so this example may be totally improbable... :oops]
    Last edited by BobK; 29-Jun-2011 at 20:01. Reason: Added PS

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    Default Re: 16th podium

    No, no... I still can't get it at all! :(

    That was not a link. I havent mean tit. I just copied an example from Google. The context is freeskiing-related and the skier was Korean.

    Thanks a lot.

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    In the context of Olympic Games a "podium finish" means the athlete either won a gold, silber or bronze medal.
    In other contest (like the Formula 1 championship or - as you posted from Google - the MotoGP cup) a podium finish means the athlete finished the race, contest, whatever on place 1, 2 or 3.

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    I've never heard "podium" used like this in AmE. Horses that finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd (i.e. win, place or show) are said to finish "in the money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I've never heard "podium" used like this in AmE. Horses that finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd (i.e. win, place or show) are said to finish "in the money."
    not a teacher

    It appears to be used quite often when it comes to sports that involve combustion engines.
    podium finish - Deutsch-bersetzung – Linguee
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/formula_one/13456360.stm

    I did not find it in a reliable dictionary either.
    Last edited by Michael84; 29-Jun-2011 at 16:13. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: 16th podium

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael84 View Post
    not a teacher

    In the context of Olympic Games a "podium finish" means the athlete either won a gold, silber or bronze medal.
    In other contest (like the Formula 1 championship or - as you posted from Google - the MotoGP cup) a podium finish means the athlete finished the race, contest, whatever on place 1, 2 or 3.
    So what is 16th podium?

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    Default Re: 16th podium

    This person has made it to the podium 16 times.

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