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  • Ursus
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    Social media is definitely divisive. I’m not going to wade into that particular argument, suffice to say some use it very positively while others very don’t…..athletes and the rest of the human race alike.

    But without it we’d never have known that Gemini’s “whole body fully cramped” during warm up for his 200m final. Not quite sure what that means / how it could happen, but that’s what he’s saying.

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  • trickstat
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    Also their social media might also be used to keep in touch with family, friends, old school-mates etc.

  • justrunfast
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post
    This generation with the slightest claim to prominence in sport feel its essential that the outside world follows their every thought and opinion on matters both connected and unconnected with themselves and the sport.How did we all manage before Twitter, facebook and Instagram. All these sites really say is look at me I'm really significant.
    No it doesn't say look at me im really significant... it is essential, how do you think athletes make money????

    Believe it or not an athlete showing interests unconnected to their sport is how sponsors outside of sporting brands get in touch with them... WE did manage before social media athletes did not

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  • marilyn1
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    This generation with the slightest claim to prominence in sport feel its essential that the outside world follows their every thought and opinion on matters both connected and unconnected with themselves and the sport.How did we all manage before Twitter, facebook and Instagram. All these sites really say is look at me I'm really significant.

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  • drobbie
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    ive found out a lot more about naomi emersons house renovations than i ever did about her injury on instagram

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  • Christy93
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    Originally posted by Ladyloz View Post
    A general point I would make about Social Media is that athletes are I guess no different from Joe/Jill public. Yes you get some who post incessantly on Social Media seemingly without filter (hey Sha'Carri) but many others are quite selective about what and when they post. I guess athletes don't always want to post blow by blow accounts of injuries which I understand and a lack of posting can often suggest something may be amiss.

    But general rule is don't expect Social Media to provide many answers.

    As for Desiree, her most recent posts on Instagram and Twitter are from earlier this week on her Commonwealth Games selection.
    I get this, but I really think lottery funded athletes have a responsibility to be a little more open than some are when injured. Whilst I would never expect it from an athlete, Adam Peaty has pretty much been documenting every step of his recovery and it has been so refreshing - He really kept followers up to date on his injury and progress.

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  • jjimbojames
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    It was indeed the same Sam! He is fit and healthy for the first time in ages, but just individual events for rest of season now

  • Occasional Hope
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    Desiree is named in the 4x1 relay squad. She's some way off world or Euro standard in the 200, a full second outside her pb, and no. 17 in the UK rankings so she may see no benefit to her in competing today.

  • carterhatch
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    thanks ladyloz for the tempering of my social media sleuthing solution to all things MIA [as mentioned I am pre-mandatory device in hand so know nowt] but your snippet on the absence of Ms. Henry, makes the mystery deepen [I hadn't clocked that she was selected for CGs, though very pleased] ...

  • Ladyloz
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    A general point I would make about Social Media is that athletes are I guess no different from Joe/Jill public. Yes you get some who post incessantly on Social Media seemingly without filter (hey Sha'Carri) but many others are quite selective about what and when they post. I guess athletes don't always want to post blow by blow accounts of injuries which I understand and a lack of posting can often suggest something may be amiss.

    But general rule is don't expect Social Media to provide many answers.

    As for Desiree, her most recent posts on Instagram and Twitter are from earlier this week on her Commonwealth Games selection.

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  • trickstat
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    I was wondering about her as well earlier but forgot to post.

  • carterhatch
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    Well, we can account for Sam Talbot, he ran the 110 h... i am sure it is the same one [he of the great multi events potential] ...

    I note on another htread, that Desiree Henry seems absent ... I do hope its not another injury. any social media sleuths?

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  • Occasional Hope
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    He's probably thinking he's not making any teams this year so go back and regroup before doing another gruelling decathlon.

  • marra
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    There's a Sam Talbot in the 110m just there...Not sure if it is the same one.

  • jjimbojames
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    After not making the CWG team, I’m pretty sure he’s gone back to train and then focus on a late season Dec somewhere with decent conditions and hopefully push the points total up to what he’s capable of
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