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Diamond League 2019 - Rabat 16th June

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  • #16
    decent run for sharp, takes about a second off her seasons best

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    • #17
      A much, much better run from Sharp, coming 4th in that 800m, with Jepkosgei getting the win in 1:59.50. Alemu in 2nd with 1:59.90 SB. Lyankova of Ukraine overtook Sharp during the last 50m to take 3rd place in 2:00.35, with the Scottish athlete getting a big season's best of 2:00.61 in the end. She'll be pleased with that, looking pretty strong coming off the bend and down the straight.

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      • #18
        Yeah, good runs by Sharp & Pozzi.

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        • #19
          The discus competition has been real tasty, with the top 3 all going over 68 meters. Daniel Stahl, the big Swede, manages the win with a big 69.94m heave in the 4th round, breaking the meeting record that had been set in the opening round of the competition by eventually 3rd placer, Weisshaidinger of Austria. Fedrick Dacres ran Stahl close though, going beyond the old meeting record as well with a 69.50m throw in the 4th round as well.

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          • RunUnlimited
            RunUnlimited commented
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            Well then, just reading the IAAF website before I head to bed and in their report of the men's discus in Rabat, they mention that upon a successful appeal, Fredrick Dacres not only was made the winner of the event, but that his 3rd round throw, which had initially been disqualified was measured out to a new Diamond League record 70.78m! That's a new Commonwealth and Jamaican record too, as well as being the longest discus thrown by an athlete from the North and Central American region since Anthony Washington's monster 71.14m effort a couple of months before the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. It's also the longest discus thrown by an athlete from the Caribbean since Luis Mariano Delis' 71.06m throw in May 1983!

            I'm sure Daniel Stahl will be less than pleased by this outcome!

          • larkim
            larkim commented
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            That's an unusual one, it was for a red flag at the circle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=5U-_aIfNjT0

            Makes perfect sense to allow for "VAR" style over-ruling like that, good to see a common sense outcome.

        • #20
          Very good 8 days for Olga Lyakhova - 1st in Crete, 2nd in Montreuil behind Our Laura, 1st in Dessau & 3rd in Rabat, each time improving her SB (by 2.1 seconds over the course of those races)

          I love athletes who just get out and race!

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          • #21
            But after bigging it up in the opening blurb, the men's long jump, featuring some of the longest jumpers in the last 20 years, was yet again a massive disappointment in terms of overall quality. Everybody seemed to be struggling with their run ups and as a result, distances were nothing to write home about.

            Echevarria managed the victory eventually, with a 5th round 8.34m leap, a season's best, having struggled to get on the board in his earlier efforts. He backed up it with a final round 8.22m, which was better than the best of long time leader Manyonga, who headed the contest with an 8.21m effort in the opening round. 3rd was his South African teammate Sumaai, a 3rd round 8.16m accounting for his position.

            But other than those 3, everybody else involved couldn't get over 8 meters, with Jeff Henderson totally out of sorts on the runway not even managing to get a final three attempts in.

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            • #22
              Pozzi just needs to find some endurance (or is it top end speed?), he was well with Shubhenkov until about the 5th or 6th hurdle. Despite my usual misgivings about Sharp, she did run well and clearly set off with intent which she managed to keep up to the end. I wish poor form or poor performances on no-one!

              Did I see a 0.098 reaction time which was green-lit in the hurdles and a faulty start called? I'd always thought that 0.0999999 was the limit, and any transgression was an immediate false start these days - do they operate some leniency and call it "faulty" when they are in the 0.09 range?

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              • #23
                Originally posted by larkim View Post
                Pozzi just needs to find some endurance (or is it top end speed?), he was well with Shubhenkov until about the 5th or 6th hurdle. Despite my usual misgivings about Sharp, she did run well and clearly set off with intent which she managed to keep up to the end. I wish poor form or poor performances on no-one!

                Did I see a 0.098 reaction time which was green-lit in the hurdles and a faulty start called? I'd always thought that 0.0999999 was the limit, and any transgression was an immediate false start these days - do they operate some leniency and call it "faulty" when they are in the 0.09 range?
                Pozzi *almost* has the complete package. As you say though, it's just his endurance and technique over the hurdles in the latter stages that needs tweaking. It's been getting better in the last couple of races and if he nails a race he deffo can go into the 13.1x region again.

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