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  • Auntie Keely -- Diamond League Champion

    One good thing about the AK nickname is that we haven't had an AK49 (or AK-anything) in athletics since Antonina Krivoshapka disgraced the name. (Cheating her way to 49.16)
    but it was always a cool nickname. I guess Keely is AK52 for now... for now.


  • #2
    Originally posted by paul View Post
    One good thing about the AK nickname is that we haven't had an AK49 (or AK-anything) in athletics since Antonina Krivoshapka disgraced the name. (Cheating her way to 49.16)
    but it was always a cool nickname. I guess Keely is AK52 for now... for now.
    Gosh, watching the 400 m event back in the 2000's into the early 2010's has been seriously tainted, what with virtually *ever* Russian runner of the event being involved in the huge drugs scandal that was to blow up not long afterwards. I even had a soft spot for Krivoshapka after her various near-misses in major championships before she finally one a medal at the 2013 Worlds... only for the truth behind her performances to come out. What a waste.

    Meanwhile, "Aunty Keely" is on a much more successful, and clean, future.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

      Gosh, watching the 400 m event back in the 2000's into the early 2010's has been seriously tainted, what with virtually *ever* Russian runner of the event being involved in the huge drugs scandal that was to blow up not long afterwards. I even had a soft spot for Krivoshapka after her various near-misses in major championships before she finally one a medal at the 2013 Worlds... only for the truth behind her performances to come out. What a waste.
      Remember scanning the Russian Championships results every year? There was always bonkers times and depth in the Women's 400, 800 and 1500 and often not a huge amount else!

      All hail Aunty Keely!!

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      • #4
        I'm sure she'll not thank you for that moniker!!

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        • SprintRelayFan
          SprintRelayFan commented
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          It really makes me cringe for some reason! I can't explain why, just feels a bit odd and patronising?

        • hemlock
          hemlock commented
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          Are you guys' aunties rubbish then? My aunties are the pillars that hold up the heavens and the earth. There is no finer accolade.

        • trickstat
          trickstat commented
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          I think one of my aunties is turning 83 this week, so a little old to run a sub 2 800. (She was, in fact, quite a talented athlete in her teens).
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