Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

2022 Outdoors

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • RunUnlimited
    replied
    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Fred Kerley is in scintillating form. 9.77 WL in the trials, and the home advantage surely puts him in the driving seat for WC gold.
    Ran even faster in the semi final, setting a 9.76 (+1.4m/s) WL and going to = 6th on the world all time list and = 3rd on the USA all time list, joining Christian Coleman (Booo!) and Trayvon Bromell. And talking of that idiot Coleman... he was a no show in the final after running a 9.87 SB in his semi final heat, where he finished 3rd behind Bromell and Bracey-Williams.... That was almost the best result of the entire US Trials right there!

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    commented on 's reply
    And there are big questions about Bromell's big match temperament.

    Yes, interesting to see how Jacobs has recovered from what sounds like a rather nasty illness. If not for that I wouldn't have counted him out to spoil the party for the Americans.

  • Ladyloz
    replied
    Kambundji ran 10.89 at the Swiss Champs

    Leave a comment:


  • Ladyloz
    replied
    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Fred Kerley is in scintillating form. 9.77 WL in the trials, and the home advantage surely puts him in the driving seat for WC gold.
    Yep. Has to be favourite now. Bromell ran well in the semi but not quite so well in the final although he finished 3rd behind Marvin Bracy so is on the team.

    Jacobs is running at the Italian Champs, so it will be interesting to see what he does.

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    replied
    Shericka Jackson wins the Jamaican trials with 10.77. ETH only third.

    Yohan Blake is back in form, beating the young pretender Oblique Seville (9.85 and 9.88 respectively).

    Shericka Jackson stuns Elaine Thompson-Herah in 100m at Jamaica trials | Loop Jamaica (loopnews.com)

    Leave a comment:


  • Ladyloz
    commented on 's reply
    Thanks OH. It does make sense to do 800 at Worlds and then 400 at Commonwesths for Korir I think.

  • Occasional Hope
    commented on 's reply
    He gets a WC as DL winner. It does probably mean he won't be doing 800 in Birmingham though, as Kenya have said all their athletes will be doubling at WCs and Commonwealths, and no extra slot available there.

  • Ladyloz
    replied
    Originally posted by treadwater1 View Post
    Korir won the Kenyan trials in the 400 in sub 45, but won’t be running the 800
    Just to clarify, is he not running 800 at trials or not planning to contest it at Worlds?

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    replied
    Fred Kerley is in scintillating form. 9.77 WL in the trials, and the home advantage surely puts him in the driving seat for WC gold.

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    replied
    Mujinga Kambundji has run a Swiss NR 10.89. (Original post not approved, not clear why.)

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    replied
    Mujinga Kambundji NR 10.89.

    Leave a comment:


  • treadwater1
    replied
    Korir won the Kenyan trials in the 400 in sub 45, but won’t be running the 800

    Leave a comment:


  • marilyn1
    replied
    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post

    Don't rule out the possibility that what OH refers to as her talent may have been enhanced greatly by PEDs, so leaving Mitchell might make her slower. Normally I think outspoken, 'controversial' characters can be good for a sport, helping it get publicity but she is toxic. The way both her and Houlihan reacted to their bans damaged the sport because they influenced a lot of people tot think the doping authorities were corrupt, when in reality their cases were open and shut.
    100 per cent agree. She is largely influenced by PR spin doctors. Many people in the States consider her a full on doper and that the stuff was not cannabis or whatever after her massive death.

    Leave a comment:


  • Occasional Hope
    commented on 's reply
    That's a fair point, but until someone actually test positive you have to give them the benefit of the doubt (while frowning on dubious connections such as choice of coach).

  • RunUnlimited
    commented on 's reply
    Sha'Carri has also kept up that rhetoric trying to demonize the USATF Doping control with some of Tweets from just a few days ago.

    To see her bomb out of the heats in the US Champs in that case doesn't make me particularly upset....

    Also, considering who coaches her, the fact that she is criticizing, even calling into question the integrity of the drug testers, saying that they have an "agenda" against her while letting others get away with it, or alluding such, should be planting some giant red flags to folks who know about the sport.
Working...
X