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  • Occasional Hope
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    Excellent!

  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by Ladyloz View Post
    One we can take off the MIA list and with a strong start to boot. Via Ian Hodge. Nick Miller competing for the first time since Doha World Champs has thrown 78.08.
    Great news!

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  • Ladyloz
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    One we can take off the MIA list and with a strong start to boot. Via Ian Hodge. Nick Miller competing for the first time since Doha World Champs has thrown 78.08.

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  • Sprintfan
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    So anybody any ideas about Lorraine Ugen? - Coached by Dwight Philipps of US fame......7.05 and 6.97i Hopefully she will come into the arena soon......

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  • Ladyloz
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    Rununlimited, I interpreted that article differently to you. I came away from that article assuming Niamh has no chance of qualifying for Tokyo and I'm not convinced we'll see her at all this year. Whereas for KJT, although she has not competed yet it seems to me a sensible decision for her to still be training at this time given how she missed a big block at the start of the year. Time will tell as to what her form his but hopefully we'll see her in some comps in June/early July.

    I am more optimistic than you regarding Holly Mills. She doesn't need 6500, the auto Qualifying Mark is 6420. That is probably beyond her at this time. However she currently sits in 27th place in the Road to Tokyo rankings just outside a qualifying position. If she can score around 6300 in a World Challenge event that should do it. She is apparently just doing select events in Bedford this weekend and not a full Heptathlon. Hopefully we'll see her in Arona next Month which may be a better bet in terms of weather and travel/quarantine compared to Rantingen

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  • RunUnlimited
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    carterhatch On Niamh Emerson... judging by the article it looks like she's on her way to being fully fit again, but that it will come too late for her to compete before the deadline for Olympic qualifications runs out. Though I'm sure she'll do everything in her power to achieve that.

    More worrying was what the article said about KJT and the apparently serious achilles injury she suffered in the winter. There is a very real possiblity that the much anticipated re-match between her and Thiam will not happen now, or that Britain won't have *any* representatives in the Heptathlon in Tokyo, unless Holly Mills improves markedly and gets a 6500+ points score in a multi event comp soon.

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  • carterhatch
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    yes, it would be very disappoiting for her if it was another set back... any hews on Miamh Emerson, getting a little concerned for her now havin gseen the mirror article i posted.

  • RunUnlimited
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    carterhatch Regarding Cherice Hylton's status. Yeah she did run the 400m race in Manchester a couple of hours after her 200m... She started well enough, then the camera focused on other racers down the back straight.... when the camera returned to the main straight as the competitors rounded the final bend, Hylton was nowhere to be seen. She must have pulled out on the back straight, but since the cameras didn't show it, we don't know if it was a serious or minor issue that caused her to stop.

    Hopefully she'll be ok, considering what she's been through over the last 3 years injury-wise.

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  • carterhatch
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    yes, a notable absent, in a very congested event - by the magic of the mention on our MIA we will know soon, of her status. Glad Rowden has resurfaced with a fine opener. A concern for Cherice Hylton, she had run the 200 at Manchester, Ian Hodge mentioned she was also going to do the 400 as well later, but Po10 says DNF.

  • LuckySpikes
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    Sarah McDonald !

    Hasn't raced since 2019. I checked her Twitter a month or two ago and there was nothing indicating that she is, or has been, injured.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    I think it very much depends on the athlete. If your body can withstand it, competing more is definitely more beneficial from both a sharpness and a financial standpoint. If you are made of glass, as he apparently is, it clearly doesn't work.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post

    Put it this way: the Americans & Jamaicans at his age run every single race they can get into. Back in the golden days of long ago, Linford Christie & Colin Jackson went to all the televised meets, up to a dozen or more a year. Why? ‘Cos that’s the only way to get paid.

    Somehow I doubt lottery-funded masterly inaction is a winning formula.
    your doubts are shared Grassmarket.

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  • philipo
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    At long last, this coming w/e heralds the start of many athletes worldwide getting into the groove. Spanovic jumped 6.82 at the same meet that 8.60 was achieved by Tentoglu. Could be that Tilastopaja will be altered a bit after this w/e.

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  • carterhatch
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    The article's headline 'Niamh Emerson facing Olympic disappointment in race to be fit for Tokyo Games'

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other...tment-24194629

    There is no direct quote from Ms. Emerson or her team, but without any entry into the forthcoming multi-events meets and no Olympic qualifier, it doesnt seem to good.... the footnote about KJT recovering from an injiury also is concerning...

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Sophie Hitchon can retire with her head held high as an Olympic medalist, British record holder and 5m further than any other female British Hammer Thrower.

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