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  • SprintRelayFan
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    I agree - and I would say certainly post trampoline injury she’s never been final class.

  • drobbie
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    Originally posted by CAML View Post
    Some of our athletes may not be good enough, unlucky or employ duff tactics. Its the fourth category, Okoye, Prescod, Asha Philip, who are or have squandered their talent, that there are no excuses for. Prescod had the most potential of any British male sprinter I'd seen, in my time following the sport. It's beyond embarrassing the way he's conducted himself the past few months. It's easy putting your hand up in interviews saying it's your fault. It's a cop out, and something he's becoming rather good at.
    asha philip finished exactly where you would expect her to based on this years form - the semis

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  • SprintRelayFan
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    Credit to him for that response. Maybe he can turn things round next year

  • SprintRelayFan
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    Agreed. Ujah was always going to need to get lucky to qualify for the final but he’s solid and reliable.

  • jjimbojames
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    Hopefully the two DQs will fire them up for the 4x1.

    On Hughes - I thought the post-race interview was the first misstep by Kwayke - not sure if she had been given poor orders, but she’s normally so good with the athletes. Making him repeat the same thing “for the people at home” he’d just said seemed at odds with her usual style. She’s now pushing back on criticism on Twitter, saying he felt more uncomfortable than viewers did by her interview - I’m sure he did, so why keep asking!!?!

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  • jjimbojames
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    It’s rejected. As soon as the 9th lane went to Amos, and it would then mean kicking someone else (an American, no less!) out of the final, he was done for.

  • CAML
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    Some of our athletes may not be good enough, unlucky or employ duff tactics. Its the fourth category, Okoye, Prescod, Asha Philip, who are or have squandered their talent, that there are no excuses for. Prescod had the most potential of any British male sprinter I'd seen, in my time following the sport. It's beyond embarrassing the way he's conducted himself the past few months. It's easy putting your hand up in interviews saying it's your fault. It's a cop out, and something he's becoming rather good at.

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  • marra
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    Originally posted by sportsfan View Post
    Looking at the Olympics since 2000 they get about 4-8 medals. For the investment in the sport -this does not seem much - how many are expected this year?
    This got me being inquisitive about how we've done historically.

    We've only got more than 8 medals in athletics 6 times in our history. We average out around 6 medals. Since WW2, we've done it 3 times - Tokyo 64 (12 medals), Moscow80 (10) and LA84 (16). When you consider the boycotts that affected the latter two, it's fair to say that Tokyo last time is arguably the most impressive.

    None of this means that we aren't underperforming this year. But it's interesting to note that we've rarely been that successful.

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  • Sprintfan
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    Good summary - and lets hope so.......

  • Occasional Hope
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    Good luck to her.

  • drobbie
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    we will do as well as other nations of a similar size and funding, like we always do

  • Sprintfan
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    Weak.......but like RunUnlimited says- stick your hand up

  • alfie
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    What a night... The good , the bad and the ugly : One of the best HJ I've ever seen - delighted to see the two of them share top spot. Brilliant TJ WR by the obvious "goat" in that event. More Italian success in the wide open sprint final . And a very good performance from the young Aussie Bol to take his semi with his second AR in a row and give himself a real chance of a medal - maybe even the gold.

    Now the GB efforts (yes they go down as both bad and ugly I'm afraid.) I will excuse Giles who was a bit unlucky with the heat draw : after the fast 2nd semi he had to take it on at the front (someone had to) and was set up to be run down at the end. If he'd drawn an earlier heat I think he might have got through but we'll never know...
    The rest : oh dear. The hurdling sisters never got warm. Rowden got boxed - maybe a bit unlucky not to get a dream run like the Polish chap , and he did set an SB so fair enough. Gale OK too I guess but nothing very inspiring in any event tonight.

    And of course the False Start Fiasco : what on earth has infected them all ? At least Prescod put his hand up and admitted he blew it - really hope he learns from it and comes back strong , the talent is there for sure. Needs a good mentor ?

    Don't want either of them leading off in the relay 🙄

    Hopefully better to come as the week goes on...

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  • Sprintfan
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    To have three false starts by 100 sprinters not acceptable at this level. Hope it doesn't end up like England's Penalties taking skills.....

  • philipo
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    I live in hope that one of our 800m women do something amazing but if they reckon that sticking to the inside lane will do the business I think I they will be disappointed.

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