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  • Christy93
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    As soon as Dina pulled out of races last month, you could feel this coming. She was underraced early in the season, then got injured and couldn't catch up. She didn't look easy in heats, as much as people on here said she did - Her action looked tight. I don't see her factoring in the 200 the way her form fell apart either. So sad for her.
    Last edited by Christy93; 31-07-21, 12:22.

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  • marra
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    Eeesh. Not a good sign.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Oh Dear..... Dina did not look good.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Oh my, Dina!

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Oh dear, DAS only third in her semi with 11.05. Too slow for a fast loser spot?

    I didn't expect her to match her Doha silver in the 100 but I did expect her to make the final.

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  • drobbie
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Oh dear, rather a disappointing night/morning's work from the British team.

    400h: Meghan Beesley is possibly past her best, but she was lucky to get picked after a good run in the trials and a 2019 qualification time, and she wasn't massively far outside her SB even if she was way back in her field. She actually ran faster than Jess Turner who did qualify for the semis, just. Oh dear oh dear for Jessie Knight. The potential medallists all looked good.

    800: Moderate oh dear here, just because this was supposed to be one of our strong events. That first heat was ridiculously fast - who runs 1.43 in a first round? Elliott Giles was still a bit shellshocked in his post race interview, but his 3rd place was actually the 3rd fastest overall. Rowden just held on for 3rd in his heat, but says he is in PB shape, so hopefully can step it up in the semi. Oliver Dustin just looked awful. Rotich, Amos and Arop all looked really good, but is Rotich peaking at the wrong point? Dobek looked poor in a very busy race.

    100h: Cindy and Tiffany both just qualify in 4th place - a bit disappointing. Camacho-Quinn cemented her status as favourite for the title, and the Jamaicans Megan Tapper (12.53 pb) and Britany Anderson both looked really good. Lots of women in the 12.70s, inc Pia Skrzy** with a 12.75 pb.

    Nice to see Harry Coppell reach the PV final.

    Let's hope DAS and Daryll and the 800 girls shine later on.


    both knight and beasley have been unable to train by the sounds of their interviews?

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Oh dear, rather a disappointing night/morning's work from the British team.

    400h: Meghan Beesley is possibly past her best, but she was lucky to get picked after a good run in the trials and a 2019 qualification time, and she wasn't massively far outside her SB even if she was way back in her field. She actually ran faster than Jess Turner who did qualify for the semis, just. Oh dear oh dear for Jessie Knight. The potential medallists all looked good.

    800: Moderate oh dear here, just because this was supposed to be one of our strong events. That first heat was ridiculously fast - who runs 1.43 in a first round? Elliott Giles was still a bit shellshocked in his post race interview, but his 3rd place was actually the 3rd fastest overall. Rowden just held on for 3rd in his heat, but says he is in PB shape, so hopefully can step it up in the semi. Oliver Dustin just looked awful. Rotich, Amos and Arop all looked really good, but is Rotich peaking at the wrong point? Dobek looked poor in a very busy race.

    100h: Cindy and Tiffany both just qualify in 4th place - a bit disappointing. Camacho-Quinn cemented her status as favourite for the title, and the Jamaicans Megan Tapper (12.53 pb) and Britany Anderson both looked really good. Lots of women in the 12.70s, inc Pia Skrzy** with a 12.75 pb.

    Nice to see Harry Coppell reach the PV final.

    Let's hope DAS and Daryll and the 800 girls shine later on.



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  • jjimbojames
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    It is certainly frustrating that she hasn’t yet worked out how to look after herself better - I’d imagine it’s a desire to run the least distance, but she’s never really got to grips with racing. Talent is there, tactics need work

  • philipo
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    Well Prescod got a tough heat with 3 faster rated guys.
    Will have opportunity to demonstrate his current condition..Hughes will need to run convincingly to survive. Utah can def make it to the semis.

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  • philipo
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    I note McColgan moaning about being clipped: lots athletes not as rated as her did not get clipped. I hate her gait and style but a 14.28 runner should do far better. Hardly inexperienced. Third Olympics.

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  • jjimbojames
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    You’d certainly hope so - no one wants to finish their season on their worst performance of the year, whatever the issue behind today might be, that we are not always privy to on the day. Something positive to take into the off season is always best

  • philipo
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    I bet before the season is over aat least one of the athletes you mentioned will perform much better, maybe a DL meet.

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  • philipo
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    Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
    I’d say that we were below par so far but not yet complete disaster. Gale did well to get to the final I think. I wouldn’t have been surprised if asha hadn’t made the semis so that’s a plus. Daryll’s pb was great.
    biggest negatives provably okoye, mccolgan, knight and Dustin - I don’t want to sound too motherhood and apple pie about it but you can see mitigating circs with each other than okoye
    It reminded me just a little,only a little, of black monday in 1960 in Rome when two of our faves for medals went packing. I recall Arthur Rowe and Gordon Pirie.

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  • jjimbojames
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    I haven’t seen the race, but possibly was DQ, protested, ran under protest (the yellow) and kicking off held up the race = the disturbance, so DQ upheld?

  • GovernorGeneral
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    In the Women's 400m hurdles Heat 3 (McLaughlin's heat), Ukraine's Mykolenko was given a yellow card after the runners were brought back to the blocks, and allowed to run (official time 57.86). BUT the results show she was disqualified under rule TR 16.5.3. If she only got a warning, why disqualified? Does anyone know how she may have "disturbed other runners"?

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