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  • nutsos
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    I think there are a lot of what ifs, Thiam doesn't look in top shape and has her her injury issues as well as KJT having hers. It's a shame that we weren't able to see them both at their best going at it full tilt. I think overall though the Hept has been an interesting competition. Vidts has been great with a clutch of PB's from today and likely probably will have some tomorrow too, she has a really good 800 certainly better than Vetter and Thiam which might come in handy. Vetter has put herself into a strong position for a medal. Kunz has a good second day with no real weak event of the three. Looks wide open going into day 2. Thiam has the pedigree but others look to be fitter and in better form so looks like anything could happen.

  • RunUnlimited
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    Ashley Maloney! 46.29! What a massive run from the Aussie! He's having quite some Decathlon, the 2018 World Junior champion.

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  • trickstat
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    Kaul DNF in the 400.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    From memory no-one picked her as Top 6.

  • Ursus
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    I was looking at TOPS which only had one recorded, but the other looks like it was also in the same region. Still must have been undercooked though.

  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
    Rudy Winkler, massive disappointment from the big American hope in the hammer. He'll finish behind Nick Miller.

    Winkler, it must be remembered, the guy who broke the US record with an 82.71 at, you guessed it, the US Trials. Another one with massive distances in the States who flatters to deceive when it comes to the major champs. Only managed a best of 77.08..... oooof.
    Yes, long throws marks in the States ... unless they've approached them in meetings in Europe I avoid picking them. I didn't pick Maggie Malone for the podium either but she did throw well in the Jav qualies.
    Last edited by LuckySpikes; 04-08-21, 13:47.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by Ursus View Post

    And that’s only his 2nd comp in 2 years so he must be rusty. The other was 78.08 do there’s clearly more 80+ in the tank.

    Easily our best thrower, male or female, but still only no2 in the British rankings this year….

    Taylor Campbell will have learned from the experience and hopefully will kick on towards Miller territory next year.
    Just seeing Miller's interview on Eurosport with Greg Rutherford and he mentioned he's been troubled by injuries for most of this year, so that probably explains his absence from most competitions this season.

    Taylor Campbell will be back and hopefully knocking on that 80 m line in the coming season or two.

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  • trickstat
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    As it is, Thiam may be vulnerable to Vetter in particular.

  • MysteryBrick
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    Yup. It was clear from Gateshead that she was due a big breakthrough.

  • RunUnlimited
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    There is no doubt in my mind that KJT, fully fit, would be winning a gold here in Tokyo. Before she pulled up in the 200 m, Kat was heading for a low 23, to high 22 second run, having had her second best ever hurdles and 3rd or 4th best shot put, coupled with a middling high jump.... and that's with a wonky Achilles!

    What a dang shame.

    Next year, I'm hoping to see a fully fit KJT, Emerson and a developing Mills turning up to scare the bejesus out of the Commonwealth games competitors.

  • MysteryBrick
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    2 comps this year before the Olympics, but yes - I think injuries hurt him. If he and Campbell can keep each other honest at a National level that is a real positive.

  • philipo
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    Jodie William's the most satisfying brit track performance of these OG.in my view May even do a top 6. Any body pick her as a top6?

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  • SprintRelayFan
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    Holly Mills should be involved in Birmingham at least

  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by MysteryBrick View Post
    He'd have needed a huge British Record for Bronze - his 4th best comp ever, and if he'd thrown that in London 2017 (when he was also 6th) he'd have been a Bronze medallist there. Hopefully he can put his injury issues to bed and have a big next few years, and sneak a medal at a major.
    And that’s only his 2nd comp in 2 years so he must be rusty. The other was 78.08 do there’s clearly more 80+ in the tank.

    Easily our best thrower, male or female, but still only no2 in the British rankings this year….

    Taylor Campbell will have learned from the experience and hopefully will kick on towards Miller territory next year.

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Yes, she picked up another injury in January: https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/heptat...y-future-races Looks like she hopes to be back next year, but it's been a long time out.
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