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  • LuckySpikes
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    Just half a second away from Kelly Holmes' NR.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    It was epic!

  • LuckySpikes
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    Effin' brilliant Laura!!

    Big PB for Jemma too.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Wow, what a run, and what a time, for Laura. Maybe she should have done the 800 in Tokyo. after all ...

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  • Grassmarket
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    Oh for God’s sake!

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  • Aussiestatman
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    enjoying Monaco. w800 should be epic. Waiting for my AW Tokyo preview mag coming in the mail

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  • Pierre Johansson
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    Could be that he knew he wouldn't have to be at his best to qualify with Taylor and Craddock gone. He'll probably be a lot better in Tokyo. But I guess I'm "blocked", huh?

  • jjimbojames
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    US women could win the 4x4 with their hurdlers and Mu. It’s only injury or stupidity that’s stopping that gold medal.

    W4x1 - I suspect Jamaica will win, but all three of their stars are doubling, which likely sees them resting at least two women. That said, Williams and Morrison and two others are more than enough to get through the heat and can practice more, given they’re just there for the relay. I suspect GBR might be closer to the US than some will give them credit for: Asha-Dina-Imani-Daryl is my prediction for the order

  • RunUnlimited
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    @Occasional Hope

    Honestly, the way things are going in the triple jump this year, there is the very real possibility that there will be *no* Americans on the medal podium in Tokyo. With Taylor out (and even then, he wasn't looking too great before picking up his season-ending injury), his usual shadow Claye, who would be amongst the next in line to getting gold, has been performing well below par in 2021. All 3 Americans who qualified on the team, barely breached the 17 m mark at the nigh-perfect weather conditions at the rebuilt, super-fast Hayward Field 2 weeks ago.
    Meanwhile, Zango is carrying his excellent form from the winter into the summer, and he's broken his own outdoor National and African continental records several times already, with no signs of slowing down. And after a few lean years, Pichardo is now back in the 17.90's with his effort yesterday, his best jump since 2018, and is a real contender again. Then you have to consider the always reliable Cuban challenge, with Andy Diaz occupying 3rd spot on the 2021 world list (17.63 m) (though it is a shame that World U18 and U20 champion and record holder Jordan Diaz, recently suffered an injury that's taken him out of contention), and Algerian Tricki setting national records almost every time he's competing recently, Zhu from China and even Dallavalle of Italy all having jumped further than any American has this year, it's going to take some sort of rejuvenation in Claye in Tokyo if he wants to finally get that gold he's always wanted.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Jamaica's problem in the 4x1 is that there appears to be some acrimony between AFP and Elaine Thompson which means they don't want them on adjacent legs.

  • Occasional Hope
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    I admit I forgot they had Mu to add. I think their main problem is if they try to be a bit too clever with adding in extra athletes in different rounds plus the mixed and someone who hasn't practised their handover messes it up on the day.

    If only we had that problem (too many good athletes to include)...

  • Walsh7
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    I agree Jamaica wins the short relay with ease. But I would put my money on the Americans in the 4 x 400. You add Mu and McLaughlin to an already strong 400 meter group. And I see every person on that relay running low 49 second legs. The US has too much depth for Jamaica in the long relay!

  • Occasional Hope
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    Agreed. I don't want to predict medals in the individual but barring a baton drop I struggle to see Jamaica not winning the w 4x1. Quite probably the 4x4 too.

    The US should win the two men's relays, again as long as they get the baton round in both rounds.

  • treadwater1
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    Looking at the times and performances from yesterday the Jamaicans did a lot better than the Americans considering their trials were both pretty tough. Sherika Jackson running sub 22 a week after making the team in both sprints was superb. SMUs first defeat in a long time

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  • Occasional Hope
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    I think they can bring her in as she's in Tokyo anyway if they want to.
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