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  • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

    Yep. I was born in 1979 and all I've seen at the Olympics in steeplechase have been Kenyan winners. Incredible performance from El Bakkali.... Will the Kenyan selectors be feeling a bit rueful with some of the omissions they made to their steeplechase team at their Trials?
    I am twice your age run but you are so much wiser than me 😁😁

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    • Sandra Perkovic's reign as DT champ is over without a medal.

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      • SprintRelayFan
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        And the US have their first gold of the champs! Well done to Allman

    • They seem to have called it quits in the PV so it'll be a big field. Morris - and I guess newman - the only big name casualties.

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      • Well done allmam. Someone had to come through eventually.

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        • trickstat
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          The women's discus is a relatively unusual event for the US to break their duck with.

          Not that she wasn't a decent shout for gold though.

      • Looks like they are taking all 15 who cleared 4.55 through in the vault which I think is sensible. It isn't a good idea to keep them out there further just to try to trim another 3 athletes from the final.

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        • Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
          Kirani James coming massively into form, under 44 in the semi.
          I am sure that Cherry will go well
          Norman does not impress

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          • SMU lane 9 tomorrow which may be good for her, ETH is lane 7. What's your top 3?

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            • Occasional Hope
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              ETH-Mboma-SAFP I think.

            • alfie
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              ETH to win but I haven't a clue who will run the places.

            • LoveSprints1
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              I'm with Occasional Hope though think there's a chance Mboma could take it. She's knocked 0.7 off her pre-Olympic time. Basically hedging my bests. Hope it's Elaine and SAFP for Gold and bronze but who knows? Favourites falling like...
              Last edited by LoveSprints1; 02-08-21, 20:30.

          • A complete toss up .SMU, SAFP, Mboma but ETH must be No.1

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            • I'm going to go with trickstat I think.
              In the meantime does anyone know where you can see the world rankings please? looking at the 800 it has Goule the highest ranked at 2, wondering who's top

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              • treadwater1
                treadwater1 commented
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                Ajee Wilson ranked as number 1 in the world sums up the flaws in the ranking system

              • RunUnlimited
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                Ajee Wilson.... who didn't make it into the 800 m final.

              • SprintRelayFan
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                Thank you all!

            • BBC has finally bothered to show the 5000 final. Hassan looked supreme. Maybe the others could have gone harder earlier to run it out of her, but I'm not sure it would have changed the result.

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              • Holly B looked really good going over 4.55. Hope for good weather for the final, and for Holly holding her nerve....

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                • SprintRelayFan
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                  Is Stefanidi not in form?

                • Occasional Hope
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                  Stefanidi SB 4.80. She could be in the mix but hasn't jumped as well as the other three this year.

                • SprintRelayFan
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                  Thanks OH!

              • Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                BBC has finally bothered to show the 5000 final. Hassan looked supreme. Maybe the others could have gone harder earlier to run it out of her, but I'm not sure it would have changed the result.
                Wish she was just doing the long distance double and then at least Laura may have had a shot at Silver, however looking at her previous Outdoor champs I worry about Bronze.

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                • SprintRelayFan
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                  She is in the same semi so that'll be interesting. Hall and nanyondo the only others in it to break 4 minutes.

              • Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
                I'm going to go with trickstat I think.
                In the meantime does anyone know where you can see the world rankings please? looking at the 800 it has Goule the highest ranked at 2, wondering who's top
                https://www.worldathletics.org/world...mitByCountry=0

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                • SprintRelayFan
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                  Oh dear, in my defence I had a 4 day old when the final was run, so may have been a bit out of it! No excuse for missing her this time though!

                • Occasional Hope
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                  But you now have a rampaging toddler distracting you I imagine which seems an excellent excuse for anything

                • SprintRelayFan
                  SprintRelayFan commented
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                  Ha good point! She actually came early, she was due mid October, and I’d finished work early with the plans of spending my last days of pregnancy chilling out watching the world champs - instead i was in hospital for 4 days of them!

              • The women’s pole vault could be a cracker, there’s barely anything between the top 4. Nageotte has jumped well this year but has never won a medal at a global champs, can she make the leap to gold in one fell swoop? Sidorova goes in as world champion and has a lot of success at major championships, but hasn’t hit the heights this year. Stefanidi is a great competitor and often produces her best at a champs. First time clearances are going to be crucial. Hollys got a fantastic chance

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                • Originally posted by philipo View Post

                  I am sure that Cherry will go well
                  Norman does not impress
                  Cherry looks better of the Americans but I don't see either on the podium. Gardiner, James and Zambrano for me, not entirely sure of the order

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