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  • marra
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    Yeah, i mean look at her races - the 200m had a +2.0m wind, the hurdles a +2.4m. Her only decent LJ (6.50) was +1.2m. When you consider all the other great times being put out during those trials, it clearly was a fast track and great conditions, especially for sprinting. But those wind readings are hugely beneficial in a Hept.

    I'm not suggesting that we can't doubt people, but I'd wait to see if times/distances/scores are repeated in Tokyo before we do. Not every event has those kinds of conditions.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Tbh I don’t see her matching that score again, certainly not in Tokyo. I think it was a combination of an inspired couple of days, conditions, and the impetus of getting a qualification when she was out of a rankings position.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    No hep in 2020 means this is two years of improvement, and the ridiculous conditions meant that she probably overperformed in the speed events. The pandemic has buggered improvement curves across the board.

    Of course, this could also be illicitly aided, but an improvement under these circumstances is not evidence by itself.

  • philipo
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    Sorry bougar

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  • philipo
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    The point it would take some research to find out how many 28 year olds, mid career, improved so much across the board by a great margin of over 500 points from a 2019 hep to a first 2021 hep. No hep in 2020 I note. No such inprovement by Bugar or Kendell William's.

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  • trickstat
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    Worth pointing out that she led after the first day in Gotzis before 3 fouls in the LJ so her PB was looking ripe for revision. 6500 or so looked quite feasible but I don't think anyone saw 6703 coming.

  • MysteryBrick
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    I mean, it happened, if that is what you are asking?

  • philipo
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    Look her up in WA profiles

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  • philipo
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    Kunz? 550 points increase in one hep 6153 to 6703.? Yeah. ?.

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  • trickstat
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    Apparently a lot of the sprinters were wearing the latest spikes with a carbon fibre insert that some people reckon are 0.2 quicker per 100m.

  • trickstat
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    I'm pretty sure someone on the Track & Field News forum confirmed that the HT would be inside the stadium at the Worlds.

  • LuckySpikes
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    Both?
    ...

  • Occasional Hope
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    5 of my 10 dark horses for the top 3 in the distances made the top 3! A brilliant result!.
    By them or you?

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  • Ladyloz
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    I think World Athletics Rules stipulate that for World Champs hammer has to be in the main stadium. But for every other event they hold there I suspect it'll be in the adjacent facility

  • SprintRelayFan
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    Thanks MB, good points. Thomas's amazing advances a year on from just avoiding a suspension made me raise an eyebrow (also as a gymnastics fan I always wants to say Gabby Douglas, so she further annoys me
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