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  • Diamond League 2019 - Oslo (Bislett Games) 13th June

    Your repository for results and info for the Oslo Diamond League meeting next Thursday. There's going to be several prominent British competitors there, including Shelayna Oskan-Clarke making her first appearance in this year's Diamond League in the 800m, and Reece Prescod with his first appearance in Europe following his 9.97 4th place finish in Shanghai last month, contesting the 100m.

    However don't expect any real fireworks in the historic Bislett Game this year, even with Christian Coleman also in the 100m. The weather on Thursday is predicted to be just as bad as it was in Stockholm recently, cold and damp.
    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 10-06-19, 13:41.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Laps
    Tongue in cheek prediction - Sharp to beat Oskan-Clarke comfortably.
    *Heh* Truth be told, I'd be happy for that to happen.

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    • #3
      More importantly there are 4 91m+ men in the JT, with 3 more having 89m PBs. Could be lively.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ursus View Post
        More importantly there are 4 91m+ men in the JT, with 3 more having 89m PBs. Could be lively.
        That's all very true Ursus, but....

        However don't expect any real fireworks in the historic Bislett Game this year, even with Christian Coleman also in the 100m. The weather on Thursday is predicted to be just as bad as it was in Stockholm recently, cold and damp.
        I wouldn't get your hopes up of anything really special happening in Oslo on Thursday with what the weather is shaping up to be that day.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

          That's all very true Ursus, but....



          I wouldn't get your hopes up of anything really special happening in Oslo on Thursday with what the weather is shaping up to be that day.
          Haha. Might be off putting for the joggers, but the throwers are made of sterner stuff. Check out the conditions for Vetter’s über series in Lucerne 😀😀.

          All depends which way the wind blows!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ursus View Post

            Haha. Might be off putting for the joggers, but the throwers are made of sterner stuff. Check out the conditions for Vetter’s über series in Lucerne 😀😀.

            All depends which way the wind blows!
            *L O L* Very true about Vetter! (I actually watched that Lucerne meeting on Eurosport last year, and yes, the weather wasn't great!)

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            • #7
              Jeez.... Sharp's luck continues to be absolutely terrible. In the 800m race that was won by the Ugandan Nakaayi in a modest 2:01.93, the bunching going on in the opening lap lead to some inevitable bumping and barging, and such is the Scot's woman's fortune of late that as they crossed the start/finish line to begin the second lap, Sharp was clipped from behind and went down pretty hard to the track and out of the race.
              I might not be her biggest fan but that is something she didn't deserve at all. Hopefully she wasn't hurt in the fall and will be ok for the rest of the season.

              Oskan-Clarke was also in the race and didn't exactly pull up any trees herself in her season opener, coming 7th in a "season's best" of 2:03.45. A case of blowing out the cobwebs I hope.

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              • #8
                A disappointing showing in the women's high jump from Morgan Lake meanwhile, only managing to get up to 1.85m before fouling out at the next height. Currently Lasitskene as expected is leading the competition.

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                • #9
                  Dang it! Prescod pulls up in the 100m after halfway. Coleman wins easily in a new world lead of 9.85, while no one else gets under 10 seconds. C.J Ujah finishes the best of the 3 Brits in the race, coming home 6th in 10.18.

                  Hopefully Prescod only had cramp and nothing more serious.

                  Xie of China was 2nd in the race, clocking a SB of 10.01, ahead of evergreen Mick Rodgers in 3rd with 10.04.

                  Plenty of work for the British sprinters if they want to make any sort of mark in Doha this year.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 13-06-19, 21:20.

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                  • #10
                    thats for sure.
                    Not a meet with anything for the Brits to feel good about; we will hear for at least a month that its early in the season. Beesley not doing much.... 57 point!!! Our 800m female runners look ordinary at this stage of the season. A PB for Clarke in 14 th place ... well better than nothing.

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                    • RunUnlimited
                      RunUnlimited commented
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                      To be fair, that was Oskan-Clarke's first run in serious competition this season. Sharp was tripped up unfortunately, this was Ujah's first big meeting of the season and Morgan Lake was also making her first outdoor appearance this year, though she is a better athlete than a 1.85m effort in the high jump. The only athlete who'd be properly disappointed with their effort today would be Beesley who last week ran former World Champion Hejnova pretty close for 320m in the Czech Republic on course for a 55 and bits clocking.

                      And ultimately, with Doha being in late September/early October, it's going to be difficult to judge your season efforts so that you peak for the Worlds. I wouldn't be too scathing about some of the performances tonight... Though when you see Warholm breaking Diagana's 25 year old European record so strongly, then it can look pretty weak from a British standpoint.

                  • #11
                    KARSTEN WARHOLM! NEW EUROPEAN RECORD! 47.33 AR, NR, MR, PB!! STEPHAN DIAGANA'S TIME, SET IN LAUSANNE IN 1995, IS FINALLY TAKEN DOWN!

                    After nearly taking the European indoor record in Glasgow in March, I had a feeling Warholm had the potential to possibly take that 400m hurdles record, but I was expecting it to happen in Doha! But boy did Warholm take it in style in Oslo tonight! It helped that McMaster, a 47.5 runner at his best was on his immediate inside. It ensured that Karsten ran like a scared rabbit from the gun, but relied on his supreme strength over the last 100m to carry him to the 13th fastest 400m hurdles time in history! Well done to him!

                    Behind him, Thomas Barr of Ireland ran a well measured race to pip McMaster to 2nd place in a season's best of 49.11, against the Virgin Islander's 49.12 clocking.
                    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 13-06-19, 21:59.

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                    • LuckySpikes
                      LuckySpikes commented
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                      Deserving of a headline in capitals and bold! He was brilliant!

                  • #12
                    One of the tastiest things to consider for this year is whether the male Jamaican or any countries sprinters are going to challenge Coleman, Lyles and Norman.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Ursus View Post
                      More importantly there are 4 91m+ men in the JT, with 3 more having 89m PBs. Could be lively.
                      ....but wasn’t.

                      Thought Warholm was excellent.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by philipo View Post
                        thats for sure.
                        Not a meet with anything for the Brits to feel good about; we will hear for at least a month that its early in the season. Beesley not doing much.... 57 point!!! Our 800m female runners look ordinary at this stage of the season. A PB for Clarke in 14 th place ... well better than nothing.
                        Yes, a PB for Rosie Clarke by 0.4s. I was discussing this here with someone last year (it was either frankiecahill or ibarnett01 I think?), saying that with a flat 3000 PB of 8:47 she should be capable of going sub-9:20, possibly 9:15. But, as it is, her flat/steeple differential of 44 seconds is huge and more like what 10:30 steeplers typically have. She's in danger of being left behind by the rest of Europe, many of whom who continue to improve significantly - Marusa Mismas taking 7+ seconds off her Slovenian NR tonight (9:20.97) and Anna-Emilie Moller similarly demolishing her Danish record with 9:24.

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

                          Yes, a PB for Rosie Clarke by 0.4s. I was discussing this here with someone last year (it was either frankiecahill or ibarnett01 I think?), saying that with a flat 3000 PB of 8:47 she should be capable of going sub-9:20, possibly 9:15. But, as it is, her flat/steeple differential of 44 seconds is huge and more like what 10:30 steeplers typically have. She's in danger of being left behind by the rest of Europe, many of whom who continue to improve significantly - Marusa Mismas taking 7+ seconds off her Slovenian NR tonight (9:20.97) and Anna-Emilie Moller similarly demolishing her Danish record with 9:24.
                          Is Rosie in danger of doing a reverse Elish McColgan? Rosie had the flat speed and seemingly the hurdling technique to really take apart the current British record, but seems to be not making any significant progress in the steeplechase. While Elish started with the Steeplechase, clearly had the flat speed but not the technique over the hurdles and finally returned to what she was best at, running on the flat. Since then, she has progressed very well, taking the Scottish 5000m record last week and about to make her debut over 10,000m.

                          What next for Clarke? As you say Lucky, she is getting smoked by the rest of Europe, let alone the best of East Africa and the USA.

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