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  • SprintRelayFan
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    West Ham must be on the knees thanking god every day for the deal they got that stadium for

  • MysteryBrick
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    Letting Crystal Palace rot was moronic.

  • philipo
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    Your comments about a London Stadium resonate strongly. The failure for a major world city not having a quality stadium for athletics is a f*cling disgrace and all done underhand. Dont hear owt from Coe☹☹☹

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  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by trickstat View Post
    Vetter for me has the greatest margin of error. However, things can go wrong at a champs in the javelin. I think it was the 1991 Worlds where both Backley and Zelezny failed to qualify is an extreme example.
    In Backley’s case only weeks after he’d thrown 90 at the Palace. Oh for London to have a dedicated athletics stadium.....

    Anyhow after Vetter’s 85m blip in Gateshead he could only manage 86 a few days later in Germany. Still pretty good, but not where he was at a couple of months ago. Keeping his powder dry or a chink of light for others?

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  • Occasional Hope
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    I didn't include Mu because, extraordinary talent though she is, there are faster women this year. And she may not be at her best in a rough race. Her only loss this year was in an indoor 400 which was a bit physical iirc.

  • Walsh7
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    The single biggest favorite in Tokyo is Rojas in the women's triple jump. Nobody in that field will be within a half a meter of her. Give her the Gold Medal now!

  • SprintRelayFan
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    Really? Elaine for gold or just a medal? I'd be astonished if the G+S in 100 don't go to Jamaica....but not sure which way!

  • LoveSprints1
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Vetter
    Crouser
    Sydney Mclaughlin
    Warholm
    SAFP
    Hassan if she does the 1500 (her other potential events she has more competition)
    Miller-Uibo if she does the 400
    Jamaica women's 4 x1
    Duplantis
    I would add Fast Elaine and Athing Mu to this list (along with the Duplantis ommission)

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  • trickstat
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    Vetter for me has the greatest margin of error. However, things can go wrong at a champs in the javelin. I think it was the 1991 Worlds where both Backley and Zelezny failed to qualify is an extreme example.

    Of course, Crouser is a strong favourite too, but if he puts 60cm below his WR, Kovacs and Walsh will have a chance.

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  • Pierre Johansson
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    Agreed. Like I said, if Duplantis is 100%, the others are toast. Kendricks has only beaten Duplantis once this season.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Kendricks hasn't looked as close to Duplantis this year.

  • Pierre Johansson
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    Although I don't consider him Swedish, Duplantis is unbeatable unless Braz (again) or Kendricks shows up with an unbelievable peak form at the Olympics and Duplantis is not 100%.

    Daniel Ståhl deserves to be the big favourite. I'd be surprised if he loses. (Montler (M long jump) and Karlström (M 20 km walk) the only other possible Swedish medalists IMO)

    Vetter has been awesome this season, but the javelin has produced some big surprises over the last decade and Vetter has "only" won one major championship.

  • SprintRelayFan
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    Yep, standard practice is top 3. He hoped they'd make an exception...they didn't.

  • marra
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    Is he? Does Jamaica have the same system as the US? Ouch for him if it does.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
    In the coldest faces in Tokyo the GB m4x400m.
    Now that's just mocking the unfortunate

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