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  • #46
    Ian Hodge has reported some good UK women's hammer action. Katie Head repeats her recent PB of 69.72, Jess Mayho threw 68.11 and u23 Charlotte Payne PB 66.74.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
      Ian Hodge has reported some good UK women's hammer action. Katie Head repeats her recent PB of 69.72, Jess Mayho threw 68.11 and u23 Charlotte Payne PB 66.74.
      It's been quite the rise for Katie Head... from underperforming as a 17 year old and going out in the qualifying rounds of the 2018 World U20 Championships in Tampere (threw 56.97m, finishing 11th in her qualifying group - had set a PB of 59.63m earlier that year), to going 2nd on the UK all time list and looking likely to go beyond 70m this season.
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 28-02-22, 07:10.

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      • carterhatch
        carterhatch commented
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        very encouraging... if one looks at the recent rankings there a lot of young ladies progressing in this event and I strongly believe this is entirely due to Sophie Hitchon challenging the stereo type of what makes a world class peformer ... I really hope she has stayed in and around athletics.

      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        It was pointed out a while ago, possibly even before Sophie Hitchon's emergence, that there were more British women specialising in the hammer than any of the other throws. I know, for example, that they have sometimes had to have qualifying rounds in a girl's hammer competition at the English Schools which, while not unheard of in other events, are far from regular occurrences.

    • #48
      Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

      I'd hope for sub-60 by Crippa. 60-high seems about right for Wanders. He's not really knocked on in the way people expected in the last couple of years (though I know he's had some illness recently).
      As I thought, Yeman Crippa ran 59:26 to win the Napoli City Half Marathon on his debut at the distance. Wanders was 6th in 60:28.

      Report (in Italian) at https://www.fidal.it/content/Crippa-...a-mezza/138579

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      • #49
        Joe Harris threw 75.17 with the spear today at the same event in Loughborough, Bekah Walton, who was 5th at the EU23 last year put a metre on her PB - 55.68

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        • #50
          Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

          It's been quite the rise for Katie Head... from underperforming as a 17 year old and going out in the qualifying rounds of the 2018 World U20 Championships in Tampere (threw 56.97m, finishing 11th in her qualifying group - had set a PB of 59.63m earlier that year), to going 2nd on the UK all time list and looking likely to go beyond 70m this season.
          Time for me to make an early, bold (and potentially foolish) prediction for the season.... We'll see at least 2 GB women throw the hammer beyond 70m.

          Head, Mayho and/or Tara Simpson-Sullivan are the leading candidates.

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          • MysteryBrick
            MysteryBrick commented
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            I'm an optimist, but I wouldn't even call that a bold prediction! Katie Head at 69.72m in both comps so far this year and Jess Mayho opening with 68.11m after 69.44m last year - while Tara Simpson-Sullivan broke the British 9.08kg Weight Throw record by over half a metre. Also, don't sleep on Amy Phillips (formerly Herrington) who barely competed outdoors last year but still threw 66.06m and has been in good form indoors this year.

        • #51
          World Athletics have excluded Russian/ANA & Belorussian athletes from WA championship events for the foreseeable future.

          Nest week they will also consider whether to suspend the Belarus Federation.

          https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ia-and-belarus

          Although European Athletics made a statement yesterday at https://www.european-athletics.com/n...ion-in-ukraine , I think they'll change tack and fall in line with WA's new policy.

          I wonder if the Diamond League, which operates as a separate entity from WA, will take any action?

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          • Occasional Hope
            Occasional Hope commented
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            As the Euro statement mentioned following WA policy I suspect they will adopt the new restrictions.

            I wonder how the drug testing regime is affected by the situation.

        • #52
          Three English girls over 70m at the CG has to be the target. Then the race to break Hitchon's British record begins. No other British female has thrown 70m, Head and TSS will soon take care of that.

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          • #53
            European Athletics has indeed excluded Russian/ANA & Belarusian athletes from all their championship & cup events for the immediate future:

            https://www.european-athletics.com/n...a-and-belarus-

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            • #54
              Day 1 of the World Race Walking Team Championships is complete.

              Tough conditions out there in Oman, in approx 28 degree heat for the Women's 20km just finished. Also, and unusually for race walking, the loop course was a bit hilly (22m elevation change over the space of about 600m).

              In that W 20km Ma Zhenxia beat the WR-holder Yang Jiayu to the gold medal. A great walk for Kimberly Garcia (PER) in 3rd, a long road back for her after knee surgery in the Autumn of 2019. She becomes the 3rd South American woman to win a global individual medal after Erica de Sena (BRA; 3rd World Team Ch, 2018) and Sandra Lorena Arenas (COL; 2nd Tokyo 2021). The other of the 4 South American big guns in Women's race walking is Area record holder Glenda Morejon (ECU). She makes her 35km debut here tomorrow.

              The athletes in 4th, 5th & 6th all walked very well to back up their strong profiles in the race walking world - Alegna Gonzalez (MEX; 5th Tokyo 2021), Nanako Fujii (JPN; 7th Doha 2019) & Antigoni Ntrismpioti AKA Drisbioti (GRE; 8th Tokyo 2021 & 1st 2021 European Team Ch 35km). Britain's Bethan Davies was 18th in a field of 46 starters.

              In the U20 Women's 10km Valeriya Sholomitska took to the line as Ukraine's only competitor in these championships - she had been training in Turkey when the war started. She finished 4th after having led the lead pack at 5km.

              Today all the 3 individual gold medals and the 3 team gold medals have been won by China but I expect that complete domination will change in the Men's races tomorrow (the W 35km also takes place concurrently with the Men's).

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              • #55
                Some good 10K times, 31.06 for Jess Judd, 31.12 for the little known Samantha Harrison, and 31.28

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                • #56
                  Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                  Some good 10K times, 31.06 for Jess Judd, 31.12 for the little known Samantha Harrison, and 31.28
                  Well done ladies! Charlotte Arter ran the 31:26 chip time (Trafford 10k).

                  What a result in particular for Samantha Harrison (chip time 31:11)! Her previous best was 32:07. I was aware of her after a series of 71 minute half marathons (and a GB vest at the 2020 World Half champs). She improved her half PB to 69:48 last spring.

                  She seems to be someone who started running later in life - now 27yo, there's no results for her on Po10 before 2018 when she was running 84 minute half marathons.
                  Last edited by LuckySpikes; 06-03-22, 19:30.

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                  • #57
                    Just caught up with all the final day action at the World Race Walking Team Championships in Oman.

                    After Chinese domination on Day 1 it was, as I expected, a very different story on Day 2.

                    In the Men's 35km Sweden's Perseus "Percy" Karlstrom added this title to the 2 European Team Champs titles and 2019 World bronze he's won (all at 20km). For the final kilometre or so he busted out his trademark blue & yellow Viking celebration helmet, complete with matching pigtails. Karlstrom, it seems, has a multi-national family with a Mexican Dad and he's also a 3rd cousin of Keira D'Amato!
                    It was a European individual medal sweep with 2018 European 20km champ Alvaro Martin (ESP) in 2nd followed by his compatriot Miguel Angel Lopez, the 2015 World Champion at 20km. So, some evidence from that race that the new 35km distance really isn't sufficiently different from the 20km as the 50km used to be. Also, on the live stream Mara Yamauchi said she'd been speaking to Spain's Laura Garcia-Caro last week, who finished 4th in the W 35km here, and Garcia-Caro told her that, in general, she thinks the 35km suits 20km athletes better than it does 50km athletes.

                    The Women's 35km was a fun race with 3 different long-time leaders. First, Priyanka Goswami (IND) way over-extended herself in building up a 2:25 lead by 10km. At this point the 2019 World 50km silver medalist Maocuo Li set off in pursuit and caught Priyanka about 6.5km later. For 7 or 8km Li held a decent lead hovering around 15s but Glenda Morejon (ECU) was making a charge and finally Li had no answer to Morejon's relentless pace with Morejon winning in the end by almost 2 minutes. Katarzyna Zdzieblo (POL) had a fantastic race to take bronze. After Kimberly Garcia's (PER) bronze yesterday that now means that all the 4 big guns of Women's RW in South America have won a global individual medal. Amazing stuff, considering their lowly level on the women's global RW stage just 15 years ago.

                    Such is the strength of Ecuadorian women's RW now, with Paola Perez, Magaly Bonilla, Karla Jaramillo & Johanna Ordonez also, they were able to comfortably win the team title too.

                    The Men's 20km was a less eventful affair with 2019 World Champ Toshikazu Yamanishi leading the way from compatriot Koki Ikeda and Samuel Gathimba (KEN). The only drama here was that Declan Tingay (AUS), for a long time in the bronze medal position, had to serve a 2 minute penalty on the last 2km loop. However, by the time he knew that, he was being caught by Gathimba anyway. A brilliant day for Ecuador, securing a second team title of the day, this time by one point from Japan.
                    Last edited by LuckySpikes; 07-03-22, 00:33.

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                    • #58
                      Grant Fisher new AR 26.33.84 beating Mo Ahmed by less than half a second. Scott did not run. Butchart 27.37 and bits.

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                      • #59
                        Originally posted by philipo View Post
                        Grant Fisher new AR 26.33.84 beating Mo Ahmed by less than half a second. Scott did not run. Butchart 27.37 and bits.
                        And 27.23.88 for Patrick Dever.

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                        • #60
                          Fisher improved 38 seconds on his feb 21 performance. Shoes?. He is part of the Jerry Schumaker troop..That's the guy who never heard of nandrolone😃

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