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  • philipo
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    Where is Elizabeth Bird who improved very significantly last year and got down to 9 minutes 7.

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  • Mikka
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    That could work for him. Actually surprised he doesn't seem to have tried it at some point. Probably tougher on the body than HJ though, no?

  • carterhatch
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    I have written - ad nauseam to some - that Ogbechie should consider triple jump...

  • Occasional Hope
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    It might not be on its own, but she hasn't done a full heptathlon since 2018.

  • drobbie
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    she has an issue with her foot and has had the operation, doesnt sound like a massive issue

  • Mikka
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    And our other super-talented high jumper, Dominic Ogbechie, jumped two weeks ago. Only 2.09 m. But his first for 15 months. Even the 2.22 as a 16-year-old is a long way off, but here's hoping he stays injury free and can reach his potential in the next few years. This ship may have/almost certainly has sailed, but it would be amazing to see what he could do in the decathlon, if he trained uninterrupted for a few years. Amazing HJ, LJ and sprints in his teens, and he seems to have the build to adapt to the throws. Even a 4.53 1500 at 15 isn't too bad! Still only 21.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    I think Kyle would still need to finish in the top two at trials.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Again? Oh dear.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Hopefully he will be back next year.

  • Mikka
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    Tom Gale updated his instagram this week. He probably won't compete this year, but his new training environment is suiting him. Effectively a rehabilitation year after the second knee injury.

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  • carterhatch
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    James Rhodes has tweeted ... 'Looks like Niamh Emerson is out for the season.'

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  • Loop-guru
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    What is current form anyway, it's not really stated. In the 800M the only athlete with the Q time other than Jake Wightman who is most likely doing the 1500M anyway is Kyle Langford. No one else has it so can Kyle now board the plane as he has shown he is in shape with his 1:49 season opener & 8th place finish in Portland. Also while were at it why can 100M runners go but not 200M runners who could be useful when it comes to the relays and maybe there anyway. This logic also applies to our 400M runners and 400M hurdlers to a lesser extent.
    Last edited by Loop-guru; 07-06-23, 13:59.

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  • marilyn1
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    There will be a smaller team this time because of the poor performances of the UK team,especially in the field events, despite cynicism about the team size. Appeals are mentioned i believe in the selection document, against unjustly leaving out an athlete who has fulfilled the rankings criteria or the level of performance and finished in the first or second place in the trials and is fit to perform. My guess is that the team will be bolstered by names in the relay teams which were crazy at Eugene. I will guess a total of mid 50s for the total team.
    The possibility of finding qualifying triplers, long and high jumpers in the men, with javelin throwers and others in the field events does not seem likely, at this time.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    The grounds are what is laid out in the policy - it's fairly clear they want excuses to select a smaller team for financial reasons.

  • philipo
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    By the way the current form requirement stated by uk in their document is nonsense .UK
    Athletes have been chosen in the past to represent us with NO form at all. I will not say who !!.

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