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  • treadwater1
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    Yes the Americans and a few of the Caribbean nations weren’t there, but an impressive haul of medals in the sprints from the African nations in Nairobi

    7 of the 9 available in the men’s sprints
    3 from 6 in the relays

    6 from 9 on the women’s side and
    3 from 6 in the relays

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  • Dundee42
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    Still on banned list no? Taken deliberately even though banned. In many ways worse than someone who takes a contaminated supplement (not that I'm condoning that either).

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  • drobbie
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    Originally posted by Dundee42 View Post
    In my eyes a drug cheat, but seems to get a free pass compared to others who may have also made a genuine mistake, rather than deliberately taking a banned substance (as she did). Coupled with her attitude she leaves me cold
    its weed , not performance enhancing and legal in her country (parts of it) there is a clear difference between that and performance enhancing stuff, free pass for me

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  • trickstat
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    I don't know these new names!!

  • Occasional Hope
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    Just checked on po10 and the fourth was Jessica Ennis-Hill!

  • trickstat
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    Good call. Diane Davies, Debbie Marti, Susan Jones and one other??? The first one is the one I am most certain about!

    I used to know a lad who was on GB Junior teams with Debbie Marti and fancied her something rotten!
    Last edited by trickstat; 22-08-21, 14:31.

  • jjimbojames
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    British women’s outdoor high jump had 3 at 1.95 (with a 4th indoors) until 2015 - now, that would be counted as the same

  • LuckySpikes
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    With Dominik Zalesky running 10.16 in Zlin last weekend, the Czech Republic now has THREE co-holders of the 100m NR (all active) - Zalesky, Veleba & Stromsik !

    Does any other country have 3 co-holders of a NR? I'm thinking that the High Jump might be a possibility as well?

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  • Dundee42
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    In my eyes a drug cheat, but seems to get a free pass compared to others who may have also made a genuine mistake, rather than deliberately taking a banned substance (as she did). Coupled with her attitude she leaves me cold

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  • philipo
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    Posters elsewhere keep saying this Richardson is good for athletics. WTF does that mean,. Nobody has heard of this athlete who has done very little on the worlds stage.
    Has she fallen for some spiel peddled by pr companies or her advisors. She strikes me as another athlete with pretensions to be a UB. He actually kept winning world titles.
    Pls do not mention her name in the same post as Ingebritsen, a great athlete at 20 years. And he has worked a damnsight harder to achieve it than Richardson.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Just watching the excellent stream of the Czech Super League and Kirsty Law is competing for the Dukla Prague club!

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  • Ursus
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    One of the most impressive things with Crouser is his consistency. Just like Tokyo he managed a full card with no fouls this time averaging 22.77 just a few cm down on Tokyo and presumably the 2nd greatest series ever. Post Doha he really has mastered the event.

    Wouldn’t bet against him winning a 3rd Olympic title in Paris and barring injury his first world title next year looks a formality.

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  • LoveSprints1
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    Correction @phillipo for your comment above. Mu was born in America. Her parents are Sudanese.
    Last edited by LoveSprints1; 22-08-21, 08:04.

  • philipo
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    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

    I can't believe that someone actually tried to defend Sha'Carri's tactless, rude and spitefully juvenile post race interview.... Ingebrigtsen, as you rightly pointed out Ladyloz , is the reigning Olympic and European champion over 1500 m. He can come off as a cocky so-and-so sometimes, but he's actually backed up his big talk with results.

    Yes, Richardson wasn't in Tokyo and was unlucky to miss out, but to then have the race she just had (similar to a couple of other occasions in fact, post her 10.75 run in the 2019 NCAA's at the US Trials, and when she was beaten by Dina in the sodden conditions of Gateshead earlier this year), and then give *that* interview, after you been smoked by the world's best 100 m sprinters, AND watched Thompson-Herah take your stadium record and came closer than any women in history to Flo-Jo's seemingly unobtainable WR.... I would have been advised to be a LOT more circumspect in how you conduct an after-race interview.

    She's needs to get her head in the race game, fast.
    Undeniably correct in my view, and like a few posters on TF Forum I wonder about her mental state ; Richardson may blow up completely or grow up in the next couple of years, but at this time she is indicating a rather silly and juvenile behavioural pattern and probably ignoring some advice she is getting from those around her. Many considered her probable freshness, uninterrupted training and competing in her own backyard would help.Clearly not. The Jamaicans must be very contented..

    What is clear, as we mostly knew before this rather hyped up meet, was that most athletes would be still recovering from the OG and feeling the effects of travel and mental post OG effects.
    Great stuff from less than a handful of athletes who transcended my general thoughts, but in the middle distance and longer events this week end most of the athletes of high quality came for the money and DL points, in my view. After all why would a bunch of tired athletes schlep halfway round the globe otherwise.
    ..Both on Friday and Saturday many fine athletes could not follow exceptional lead outs; e.g. Hassan and a bunch of East Africans on Friday and in the men's mile, the women's 800m and 1500m plus the steeplechase yesterday , the performances clearly indicated post OG symptoms.

    I suspect you will see after next years WC exactly the same up and down results, with the following CG and Europeans offering some comfort from perceived failures or further confirmation of their capabilities.
    Noticeable that the winner of the 3K steeplechase was fresher than the other Olympic competitors as she was not in Tokyo, but a very fine performance by Frerichs, all things considered.

    Since the comments indicate posters are generally agreed on the highs and lows of this meet, i must express surprise and disappointment at attendance of spectators which may have had a Covid effect. The statements from fans in the States that support at Hayward would result in almost a full house turned out to be incorrect. I was surprised at so called Tracktown that the over rated flash 12,500 seater stadium had large numbers of empty green seats , not just on the upper tiers, but plenty of the same on the lower tier seats; also, I saw shots of some spectators who seemed far from the action from across a large grassed area.
    Roll on to Budapest for a well attended WC in 2023.!! Made me appreciate the London DL meets support somewhat.
    The commentaries were not impressive and it was unforgiveable for experienced commentators to over look the wind readings, as referred to above.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Loved that Women's steeplechase. If Kazakhstan can sort out the paperwork they have themselves a new star! Really chuffed for Courtney Frerichs going sub-9.

    Athing Mu is a class apart. But this is my worry for the Women's 800 & 1500 over the next few years - that they'll become one-woman shows and very predictable (what with Kipyegon too).

    Still, I didn't think I'd ever seen a woman go through 600m of an 800 in 1:24.44 before and so I checked video of Kratochvilova's 1:53.28 & Olizarenko's 1:53.43 ... And Kratoch went through in approx 1:25.4 and Olizarenko in 1:24.8.
    Track and field has a habit of proving fans wrong; it would not surprise me to see another name come from nowhere like the 19 year old Sudanese born American and provide more competition to the 800m.

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