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European Athletics U23 Championships 2021 - Tallinn, Estonia - Day 2

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  • #31
    Originally posted by philipo View Post

    You could have bet your house that Annings year would catch up with her .
    Just as Athing's year might finally catch up with her when Keely closes her down over the last 5 strides in the land of the rising sun. ;-)

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    • #32
      Originally posted by paul View Post

      Just as Athing's year might finally catch up with her when Keely closes her down over the last 5 strides in the land of the rising sun. ;-)
      I know where to come for some comedy. In your dreams paul. Hope Keely makes the final, but she's less likely than Goule, Almanza or Getachew
      to be closing Athing down. Remember Mu's 1.56 included almost being tripped over on the first lap. Unless Athing falls or is DQ'd at the Olympics Keely's not beating her in a head to head.

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      • #33
        :-) I am good at comedy, its true.
        But in this case I hope I am more of a sybil than a Sybil Fawlty.

        Of those you name, in a major champs, Goule is perhaps the one to fear. She is as hard as nails. Eats qualifying rounds for breakfast.

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        • LoveSprints1
          LoveSprints1 commented
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          Very true. Whatever happens it's going to be a great women's final. Can't wait.

      • #34
        Sarah Lagger with a big throw in the 2nd round (47.99 m) of group B's javelin for the heptathlon, has now moved her up to the bronze medal position, while Conte's 40.68 m has her just behind the Austrian in 4th.

        And then in the final round, Conte hurls the spear over 47 meters (47.07 m) and leap frogs Lagger and Mills into the silver medal position.
        Last edited by RunUnlimited; 09-07-21, 14:34.

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        • MysteryBrick
          MysteryBrick commented
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          Conte's pulled it out of the bag there - her 800m PB is too good for Holly to overtake her, so it should be bronze for Mills and an excellent top-6th placing for O'Dowda.

      • #35
        Love this 20km Walk Course! 🤣

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        • #36
          Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post
          Love this 20km Walk Course! 🤣
          Looks like the local youths have been doing some joyriding doughnuts in the stadium car park the night before the 20 km walk started.... 😉

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          • #37
            Small field in the Men's 20km Walk. Lukas Niedzialek is a warm favourite.

            Later in the Women's Walk at 5pm there's a chance of Gold for the proud nation of ANA. Elvira Khasanova should be battling for that with Turkey's Meryem Bekmez and Ayse Tekdal. All 3 are world class walkers.

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            • #38
              No dice for Yazmin Liverpool.

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              • LoveSprints1
                LoveSprints1 commented
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                Tough lane draw again and not where she was a couple of months ago, as her coach has said. Shame. Wonder if she will still run in the relay. Her loss would jeopardise medal chances.

            • #39
              Does anyone know why Holly Mills changed her take-off leg in the long jump? Was it because of injury and if so, will she at some point revert to the take-off that got her 6.50?

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              • trickstat
                trickstat commented
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                I assume she may have broken a metatarsal in her original take-off foot? I think the problem with this is that the bone never heals enough to properly cope with the strain of a long jump take-off?

              • LoveSprints1
                LoveSprints1 commented
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                Ongoing issues with the take off leg led to a permanent decision. Jessica Ennis Hill did the same in her career. Holly will get back to where she was and further. She works with one of the best jumps coaches in the UK Frank Attoh. It will just take time.

                Only 11 British women have jumped further than 6.20m this season, so she's not doing too badly all things considered.
                Last edited by LoveSprints1; 09-07-21, 15:41.

            • #40
              Joel Khan takes 3 attempts to clear 2.15 in the HJ but that is enough to qualify as exactly 12 clear that height.

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              • #41
                Thanks for the info, LoveSprints1 and trickstat. Holly has made huge progress this year and I'm sure there'll be more to come.

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                • #42
                  Been a bit of a downer of a day for the Brits, but that’s Tade Ojora through in 13,62. Will need to tighten up a wee bit for the final.

                  Zeller also through, so a final to look forward to.
                  Last edited by Grassmarket; 09-07-21, 16:50.

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                  • LoveSprints1
                    LoveSprints1 commented
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                    He looked so relaxed and slowed down to look at the end. More to come for sure. Josh Zeller through too. Strong run especially at the end.
                    Last edited by LoveSprints1; 09-07-21, 16:50.

                • #43
                  Bronze for Holly Mills - 6095.

                  Jade O’Dowda 6th 6002

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                  • #44
                    Khasanova in the W Race Walk must have served a 2 min penalty already. In the space of 1km she went from being 10s off Bekmez to 2 mins 13s.

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                    • #45
                      The Race Walking coverage was much better in Gavle 2 years ago. We even got to see Salih Korkmaz vomiting with 2km to go!

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