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Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 (+1) - Athletics Programme - July 30th to August 8th - Day 1

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  • #31
    Okoye has had 2 fouls. In good company with Weisshaidinger.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by marra View Post
      That was tactically awful. Are we sure the people in that last heat aren't all British?
      With no Brits there was a vacuum that they managed to fill.

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      • #33
        Right, I'm done for the night. Will watch the rest in the morning.

        Enjoy!

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        • #34
          FFS Okoye!!!!

          3 fouls!

          So far, it's been an AWFUL morning session for Great Britain in the Olympic Stadium.

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          • #35
            NM for Okoye, and I have that sinking feeling three Brits in...

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            • trickstat
              trickstat commented
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              He was the only one with a decent chance of getting through. Hopefully our women will show them how it's done.

          • #36
            Were they fouls for not getting in the quadrent or fouls because distance was awful and he stepped out?

            Either way, it's not a good lookl to come to a major games and not even register a distance.

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            • trickstat
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              Or going out of the circle?

          • #37
            Tom Gale is going OK in the HJ but will need to nail 2.28. 2.30 may not be needed.

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            • #38
              Well that was a bag'o'shite from Okoye...

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              • #39
                Originally posted by marra View Post
                Were they fouls for not getting in the quadrent or fouls because distance was awful and he stepped out?

                Either way, it's not a good lookl to come to a major games and not even register a distance.
                None of his throws were shown, but regardless, he was the *only* thrower in that group to no mark... Not. Good. Enough.

                What was the point of coming back into the sport if you're going to do THAT in qualifying?

                At least Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka have their reasons for what happened to them this week. I'd be *really* interested to see what Okoye's got to say for himself after that waste of time, lottery funding and training time it took to have him there in Tokyo...

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                • trickstat
                  trickstat commented
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                  He isn't on lottery funding.

                • RunUnlimited
                  RunUnlimited commented
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                  Ok, not on funding... and not likely to get on it after that non-performance today.

              • #40
                What happened to Okoye ? Three fouls 😮

                Back to American football ? Sorry , I know I shouldn't be mean - everyone can have a bad day ; but that just seems weird .

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                • #41
                  I've checked Power of 10 and he has had a few no mark comps but they have been open meets where it didn't really matter and walking out the front on a 57m or whatever would be understandable. Off course if he did the same in an Olympics I wouldn't really blame him.

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                  • #42
                    16 people still left in the HJ qualifying and Tom Gale is one of them. Right now he would get into the final if nobody behind him gets 2.28m but you would imagine some of them will, so he will probably have to himself.

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                    • #43
                      Finally, some good news from the Olympic Stadium! Tom Gale, down to his last attempt at 2.28 and certain to go out if her failed it, cleared the height for a season's best and likely a qualifying spot in the high jump final!

                      Currently, Gale is 13th overall. They are going up to 2.30 m now.
                      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 30-07-21, 04:03.

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                      • RunUnlimited
                        RunUnlimited commented
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                        No! Gale is OUT! On countback?

                      • trickstat
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                        No he can't be eliminated without being allowed to attempt 2.30. They will just take 13 through.

                      • MysteryBrick
                        MysteryBrick commented
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                        Surely a mistake on the website - they should go to the next height, but usually just take 13 when it is this close rather than waste everyone's time. If he is out without having 3 attempts at 2.30m that is a total travesty

                    • #44
                      Sadly he's in 13th place, so will need to go higher for the final.

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                      • trickstat
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                        Looks like common sense has been employed and they are taking all 13 through.

                    • #45
                      This is confusing. The results page is showing him without a q. But surely they can't do that?!?

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                      • trickstat
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                        Mine isn't showing any qs.

                      • MysteryBrick
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                        Has to be a mistake

                      • trickstat
                        trickstat commented
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                        Still no qs showing - an official needs to speak to the results elves!
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