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  • Trickstat that shit is not typical. It's you posters who need the valium to calm down after a MEDAL😄😄😄

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    • trickstat
      trickstat commented
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      I'm actually not really the gushing or slagging kind. In fact, I was spectating at a World Champs once and after a Brit 800 runner got through their heat with an intelligently-run race I said "well done" and my friend said that he rarely heard me say things like that.

      Of course GB getting a medal isn't that much to get excited about in itself, but it being a 19 year old running 1:55.88 surely is just a little bit? The 'GB get a medal' part is more of a relief than a cause for jubilation.
      Last edited by trickstat; 03-08-21, 15:43.

  • Originally posted by MysteryBrick View Post
    Best session so far for GB by miles - 2nd, 4th and 2 7th places. Wonder how much the 0.09 off bronze for Reekie will hurt the team, let alone her...
    Yeah a second medal there would have given the rest of our Athletics team such a massive psychological boost,just hope we can maybe find a few more medals but don't see anyone capable of winning gold.

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    • MysteryBrick
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      I would hope for another couple of individuals across the 1500m finals and WPV, and then two women's relay medals, but yes - chances of gold went with Dina and KJT's injuries...

    • SprintRelayFan
      SprintRelayFan commented
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      Yeah, no gold to be had. To be fair I don't think Dina would've lived with ETH. I think she would've had a bronze and silver.

    • MysteryBrick
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      Entirely agree, SRF - she would almost certainly have had Silver in that 200m, and Bronze would have been touch and go ahead of Shericka Jackson.

  • Urgh. I had forgotten that Thomas was cleared of a whereabouts ban before she went on to record that second pb at the US trials

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    • Originally posted by philipo View Post
      Listen jokers I have alreadsaid what needs to be said about our lonely little medal by KH
      Dont think snide shit from the chief flag wavers will cover up for GBs 19th place and 1 medal
      so far .
      Who was it with the big number of pbs for our athletes and the let's take everybody philosophy.
      Have not heard much from the so called experts on British track and field.if one just considers what's happened this week I consider you, mystery, are a rather silly wind up merchant.
      Thankfully you were way off in your predictions for the wider GB olympic team

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      • This was one of the great days of athletics. Well worth getting up at 1am for.

        Jemma tried for the gold and ended with no medal (but my respect level for her is... off the chart).
        Rogers went for the bronze - the only medal she had any chance of - and got it. Fair dos, I suppose.

        Keely and Athing. LOL. I don't know what to say. Just insane. Ridiculous talents.

        Anyway that race tied the record (with Holmes and TBO a couple of times each) for the most shouting I have ever done at a race on TV.

        Alex Bell? The Leeds faithful stopped doubting Alex after one great rainstorm-blasted BMC run earlier in the summer. No one will ever doubt again.

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        • Here is what I said on these forums a couple of months ago....

          All I can think of now after Hodgkinson's run yesterday is this...

          <Athing Mu watching the race somewhere in the USA> "Finally! A worthy opponent! Our battle shall be LEGENDARY!" (With apologies to Kung Fu Panda and related voice actors and script writers)
          :P

          That was after she'd run that 1:58 in Ostrava earlier in the season.

          It turns out that I wasn't that far off with my tongue-in-cheek prediction.

          Mu was magnificent, the youngest winner of the 800 m Olympic title since Pamela Jelimo emerged in the 2008 season, at 18 years old, to win the gold medal. It's also the fastest winning time since that same Olympic final in Beijing.

          Keely Hodgkinson ran that race near-perfectly. And even though Mu was away and clear, Keely was closing her down in the final 35 meters. These two will be the future of the event methinks. 1:55.88, taking down not only Kelly Holme's 26 year old national record, it's also taken out the 43 year old European junior record set by some doped up East German teenager in 1978, by almost 2 seconds.... Astonishing stuff!
          In the space of 3 years, Keely Hodgkinson has gone from a European U18 champion in 2018, followed that up with a European U20 bronze behind teammate Isabelle Boffey in a then PB of 2:02 and bits.... and now she is an Olympic silver medallist, a member of the sub 1:56, owner of the British national record and European U20 record... Incredible!
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 03-08-21, 16:23.

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          • SprintRelayFan
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            Always nice to see an East German record go

          • trickstat
            trickstat commented
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            At the time of the Rio Olympics, Keely Hodgkinson was a bronze medallist at the English Schools and English Champs with a best time of 2:12.53. In that age group, 55 British girls have run 2:11.29 or quicker.

          • Occasional Hope
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            I remember someone else wondering if maybe Keely should go to Tokyo "for the experience". Well, it's been quite an experience!

        • Looking into the future Thursday could be absolutely bleak for us all - relay heats, m1500 semis, conclusion of heptathlon and women's PV. If things go awry there there's literally only Laura Muir still in with a chance of a medal

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          • MysteryBrick
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            Or it could be wonderful...? *prays*

          • Occasional Hope
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            Laura still has to get through the semis tonight/tomorrow.

          • SprintRelayFan
            SprintRelayFan commented
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            Oh good point OH. It could be all over by Thursday night then!
            Yes, it could be a fabulous day....but despite the 800 girls and Mr Coppell's efforts today, my expectations are low

        • Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
          Braz and renaud out so America have at least another silver medal.
          just seen mu interviewed, she seems a very composed young lady.
          nilsen pb 5.97! Must admit I’d never heard of him.
          coppell finishes 7th
          Mu and Hodgkinson are both incredibly composed for their age, it translates into their performances. So impressed by Mu who’s been running since January and what can you say about Hodgkinson, just superb. She stayed cool and worked her way up the field like she always does

          So much going on (as always), very pleasing to see Wlodarczyk get that 3rd gold, the undisputed GOAT in that event

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          • Not sure if it’s already been mentioned but huge kudos to Wlodarzyk for becoming the first woman to win Gold in the same event 3 times.

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            • Occasional Hope
              Occasional Hope commented
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              Yes, and an excellent comeback from injury.

          • Fantastic video of Keely’s friends and family celebrating

            https://twitter.com/granadareports/s...134568448?s=21

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          • Can’t get over that Keely’s run places her in the all time top 10 of her event.

            Even allowing for super spikes (presumably) that’s just phenomenal. Dasher is 26th all time for the 200 and 32nd in the 100.

            I don’t want to get too carried away (but if I can’t at this, when can I?) but I haven’t felt so excited about a GB performance in forever, and that includes gold medal performances. She’s obviously in great hands with her coaching team and I just pray she stays healthy.

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            • Laps
              Laps commented
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              According to Tilastopaja's All-Time List Keely Hodgkinson is 26th and Mu is 11th.
              She'll get there, but not until the BBC have proclaimed the feat as if she had dozens of times.

            • Ursus
              Ursus commented
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              Ah right. I got my data from the world athletics site so looks like I had the same filtering issue as the Beeb. Still fantastic though!

            • jjimbojames
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              Gabby is tweeting the stat error now…bit unfortunate to give the error legs beyond her slip up in the studio! No doubt someone else said it in her ear at the time, but she is the face of it

          • Not sure I've ever seen so much easing up towards the line and it coming back to bite people. Just run through the bloody line.

            It's cost Shericka Jackson a silver medal in the 200 and given Lyles a less favourable lane tomorrow. Although regardless of lane draw, I think Lyles and everyone else may have their hands full with De Grasse who may finally get to stand on the top step of the podium after all those silvers and bronzes.

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            • jjimbojames
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              We can but hope! Reminds me of Fredericks always getting the silvers!

          • Quite a few (relative, not viral or anything!) on social media need to remember a year is a long time in athletics. Super pleased for her to take her moment, but not sure all the chatter about today’s race vindicating Alex Bell and showing she should have gone to Berlin in 2018! She’s a completely different class to back then.

            I do feel for her, though - the good news story is Keely, the emotional 4th place is Jemma…Alex coming 7th is likely to be quickly forgotten, when most people making an OG final can milk it heavily!

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            • In a post-race interview with Jon Gault from letsrun, Mu said she is considering doing the 4/800 double in Paris 2024.

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              • Trying to think, who’s the last world class 4/8 doubler we had?

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                • SprintRelayFan
                  SprintRelayFan commented
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                  Thanks again! You all put my knowledge to shame.

                • trickstat
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                  Quirot is certainly one of the more recent examples if you are looking for someone regularly competing at both distances at a world-class level. Of course, there are examples of athletes who have moved up from 400 to 800 plus 800 runners who have a decent 400 PB but rarely run it other than domestically or run in their nation's 4x400 team.

                • fchd
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                  Garry Cook was a 1:44.5 800m man and an Olympic Silver Medallist in the 4x400m but that was an awful long time ago
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