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  • 22.19 and 22.41 in the semis for Masilingi and Mboma in the 200 semis. Way way ahead of the other girls apart from Favour Ofili of Nigeria (22.37). Could be an interesting final.
    Last edited by Occasional Hope; 20-08-21, 23:28.

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    • Carnage in the women's 100h, only four actually finished the race.

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      • treadwater1
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        Kambundji was having a great race, what a shame for her. The Polish athlete next to her got impeded too

    • Wow. 12.72 for Zhoya in the final. Much cleaner race than the semi.

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      • LoveSprints1
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        And he still tapped one hurdle. An amazing talent and also very charismatic.

      • Occasional Hope
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        And he has a home Olympics in 2024...

      • MysteryBrick
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        Flipping heck!! That is terrifying.

    • That’s a game changing run from Zhoya, Grant Holloway is going to have his work cut out in the next few years

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        He (Holloway) could end up like Colin Jackson - an all-time great hurdler who never wins Olympic gold...

    • That was a fantastic run from Zhoya. Hopefully he'll transition well to the senior hurdles.

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      • 21.84 for Mboma in the final.

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        • LoveSprints1
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          Wow. Favour Ofili also 18 ran 22.23s for bronze a Nigerian U20 National record. She nearly caught Masilingi for the silver.

      • Originally posted by treadwater1 View Post
        That’s a game changing run from Zhoya, Grant Holloway is going to have his work cut out in the next few years
        Incredibly Zhoya is also the world under 18 record holder in the pole vault with 5.65 some 5 cm ahead of Mondo at the same age.

        Could be a decent decathlon waiting to come out one day.

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          He scored 7271 in a decathlon in 2019...

      • Swiss TV have clearly been learning at The School of Gabby. So far, no field events coverage inbetween track events, just trackside chat.

        The major stories so far ... Jessie Knight 54.25 PB just ahead of Sprunger SB.

        Rowden DNF at 500m when sitting about 5th. No idea why. He didn't look injured.

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        • Christy93
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          Dan has been managing injuries all year - Perhaps best to call it a season? His body has been through the mill over the past few seasons.

      • 44.48 Dutch NR for Liemarvin!

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        • 1.45.8 for Piers Copeland just behind Saruni, with Pattison in third in 1.46.0. Some decent scalps in Kramer and Farken. It speaks volumes that lads who'd be peripheral finalists at a full strength trials are beating the best other European nations have to offer - So much middle distance talent in GB.

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          • 19.52 for Noah Lyles. I bet he wishes he'd done that in Tokyo

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            • 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.
              Last edited by Occasional Hope; 21-08-21, 22:50.

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              • That was obscene from Elaine Thompson-Herah, up there with Warholm for the most shocking performance of the year. I can't help but feel uncomfortable about this post covid boom across so many events.

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                • Another incredibly fast time for Mu. Keely struggled this time around.

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                  • Occasional Hope
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                    True, I was just checking and it's actually her second fastest time ever. It shows what a big-time performer she is to do what she did in Tokyo.

                  • marra
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                    3rd I think - she ran 1:57 something in Stockholm I believe.

                  • Occasional Hope
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                    1.57.51 acc to Po10.

                • Originally posted by Christy93 View Post
                  That was obscene from Elaine Thompson-Herah, up there with Warholm for the most shocking performance of the year. I can't help but feel uncomfortable about this post covid boom across so many events.
                  I don't see either of those two as 'shocking' - they are both class athletes at the top of their game benefitting from great conditions, new technology and essentially 18 months of solid training leading into this year.

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                  • marra
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                    If they were athletes coming from nowhere, it would be shocking. But we're talking about the Rio 100m champ in 10.71 and the existing hurdles WR holder. If they are on form, fit etc they should be improving their times and with the other factors I mentioned it's not that surprising. Clearly the tech is helping across the board.

                    I'm not disputing the unknown about testing but considering that we're seeing faster times from a range of athletes from a range of counties (including GB) I'm inclined to believe, right now, that it is more technical doping than anything else, until we get evidence to the otherwise.

                  • Christy93
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                    Fair enough, Marra.

                    I consciously try to remain realistic when watching sport, and that does tend to lead itself into being overly sceptical at times, but I also think a lot of people on here go out of their way to avoid something that we all know: Cheating in sport is rife, and always has been, and covid was a godsend for anybody prepared to cheat to win - If somebody was ever going to cheat, it'll have been during covid.

                  • 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.
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