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    RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Ladyloz View Post

    Ingebrigtsen is Olympic Champion. Sha'Carri Richardson has won nothing of note on the International stage.

    It's all very well having a 'personality' but ultimately it's just hot air if you don't back it up with results.
    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
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    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.

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  • trickstat
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    The records of Flo Jo, Koch and Kratochvilova are finally beginning to look vulnerable. However, I think the women's SP and DT records are safe for decades as may be the LJ and heptathlon records.
  • MysteryBrick
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    Kipyegon won't be around forever, but yes - if Mu can run that kind of race solo then I pity the rest. Reekie went for it and paid the price massively.
  • LuckySpikes
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    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.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    10.54 for ETH.

    Repeat of the Olympic 1-2-3 and Shacarri Richardson nowhere. So much for her getting her revenge on not going to Tokyo.
    For me that performance by Thompson Herah was a WR , not that so called wind free 10.49 by a doper of renown. People at trackside the day of her 10.49 know that the wind was present with the flags very strongly indicating the wind was not 0.0 which is very rare.Well done to the Olympic champion.The IAAF supposedly had an examination of this 10.49 but the USATF did their usual bullying act. and insisted that they were correct. The wind gauge did not work.About as much belief in the veracity of that 100m as I have in a stack of 1987/1988 East European WR performances which have lasted over 30 years and probably another few decades yet.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    There's a difference being confident in oneself, and dissing others (with or without being able to back it up).
  • Occasional Hope
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    They also seemed to mix up Jemma Reekie and Keely Hodgkinson.
  • LuckySpikes
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    No less (more??) arrogant than Ingebrigtsen? Hmmm ... He's got an air of huge confidence but we don't hearing him running his mouth off at every opportunity and denigrating his opponents. Hopefully after this humbling Richardson will learn to control her mouth a bit.
  • Ladyloz
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    Originally posted by LoveSprints1 View Post

    Unsurprisingly Sha'Carri wasn't at all race fit. But as a forum we also need to remember tha she is young - just 21. She is no less arrogant than Ingebritsen, who I don't hear you complain about in the same way. I like the fact she has a personality. Too many of the young athletes are so media trained they are sanitised and frankly boring. Love her or hate her SR brings energy to the track and I'm sure she'll be backing up her confidence with her performances over the next few years.
    Ingebrigtsen is Olympic Champion. Sha'Carri Richardson has won nothing of note on the International stage.

    It's all very well having a 'personality' but ultimately it's just hot air if you don't back it up with results.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Agree - much as I find her annoying, she is fabulous for the sport
  • LuckySpikes
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    Tim Hutchings and Chris Dennis missed it too. In fact they seemed to forget all night to look at the wind readings, calling Kambundji's time a huge PB too!
  • LoveSprints1
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    Originally posted by Christy93 View Post
    Separately, loving Sha'carri Richardson's post race interview. She was giving major *immature girl gets a reality check from her superiors and can't deal with it* energy, then SAFP & Shericka Jackson walked passed giving side eye smiling and giggling... Ah, just poetic.
    Unsurprisingly Sha'Carri wasn't at all race fit. But as a forum we also need to remember tha she is young - just 21. She is no less arrogant than Ingebritsen, who I don't hear you complain about in the same way. I like the fact she has a personality. Too many of the young athletes are so media trained they are sanitised and frankly boring. Love her or hate her SR brings energy to the track and I'm sure she'll be backing up her confidence with her performances over the next few years.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Yeah, DAS won't be happy but still less than 0.1 off the Olympic bronze medalist after coming back from injury. She might dip below 22 in the last DL.
  • MysteryBrick
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    45.94 from Warholm was shocking, anyone saying otherwise is, in my opinion, loopy. No-one could have predicted that time.

    10.54 is slightly shocking but a little less so given how good she looked in Tokyo.
  • Christy93
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    Chuffed Kambundji has got her day in the sun, decent return to form for Dina - Still a way off her best, but getting there.

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