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2019 IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Doha, QAT) Day 7

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Regarding the heptathlon.... What is it about British women and being so good at the multi-events?

    It started with Mary Peters in the Pentathlon in the 1972 Olympics.

    Then Judy Simpson (and to a lesser extent, Kim Hagger) in the 80's (not quite Olympic level, but Judy won the bronze medal in the 1986 European Champs during the height of the Eastern Bloc doping era, which was an achievement in itself as outside of JJK, the world's best multi-eventers were from Germany or the USSR).

    Simpson's career was unfortunately cut short by injuries but in 1987, a then 15 year old Denise Lewis was making her mark in the junior ranks, before in the 1990's going on to become double Commonwealth champion, double world silver medalist, British record holder and the Olympic champion in 2000.

    Kelly Sotherton was already competing alongside Lewis at the 2004 Olympics and Kelly would go on to be a successful, medal winning heptathlete in her own right.

    Sotherton then acted as a mentor to Jessica Ennis-Hill during the 2007 Worlds, before Ennis-Hill went on to being one of the greatest multi-eventers of all time, taking Denise's British record, a 3-time world champion and an Olympic gold and silver medalist.

    And while JEH was performing her heroics in London 2012, a 19 year old Katerina Johnson-Thompson was performing well alongside her and ended up taking Hill's national junior record in the same contest.

    And now after Kat's struggles with confidence and form following her initially positive start to her senior career, World Champion elect KJT is being backed up by World Junior champion Niahm Emerson (who would have been here in Doha if not for getting injured at Gotzis) and Holly Mills, recently a 4th placer in the European U-20's heptathlon in only her second *full* multi-event contest, and a long jump bronze medalist.

    That is some list of talent that has come through it has to be said!
    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 03-10-19, 21:39.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    LAura looks confident, but I think this is set to be a very open final behind Hassan.

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  • trickstat
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    Sadly Sarah McDonald finished more like a quarter pounder than a quarter miler there!

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Watching again, they were both playing a bit rough even for middle distance runners, but Filip was worst.

  • Occasional Hope
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    It doesn’t look as if Sophie McKinna is going to match her qualifying throw in the final.

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  • SMGOtto
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    Anyone still follow Costas on Twitter? He's a bit cynical about British athletes these days!

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  • Occasional Hope
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    All three Brits through safely to the next round. looks like Filip I might get dq.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Josh Kerr did well to stay out of all that mess and qualified nicely into the semi finals.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Looks like F. Ingrebrigtsen could be in trouble there...

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Bit of a blanket finish there, this is the kind of race Grice would get run out of like Tefera.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    It definitely seems fair in this case, but will the precedent mean lots more challenges across distances?

  • larkim
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    Seems a brave but sensible decision. No one loses out, Ortega will feel partially rewarded and get his podium time. Good decision by Seb & Co

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  • Occasional Hope
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    They’ve just mentioned it on the BBC. Interesting decision.

  • Christy93
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    If Kat equals her 800 PB, she'll score about 150pts more than Nafi has ever scored in a Championship. I didn't realise Nafi's 2nd best Hep score was only her 6819pts from Talence.

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  • fchd
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    Don't know if this has been reported elsewhere, but the IAAF text commentary has said that


    "I'm hearing Orlando Ortega will receive a bronze medal from last night's 110m hurdles race. The Spaniard was in silver medal position before a tumbling Omar McLeod interrupted his stride between the final two barriers, causing him to slow considerably and cross the line fifth.

    The original bronze medallist, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, will keep his medal."

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