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    • Am I reading this right? On the AW Twitter page they are reporting that world triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas last night jumped 15.41m (+1.5 m/s) in Andujar, Spain! Goes to 2nd on the world all time list, now just 9cm behind Inessa Kravets 15.50m WR, set in the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. (Of course, the same championships where Jonathan Edwards had broken the men's equivalent a few days earlier.)

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      • Very impressive!

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        • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
          Am I reading this right? On the AW Twitter page they are reporting that world triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas last night jumped 15.41m (+1.5 m/s) in Andujar, Spain! Goes to 2nd on the world all time list, now just 9cm behind Inessa Kravets 15.50m WR, set in the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. (Of course, the same championships where Jonathan Edwards had broken the men's equivalent a few days earlier.)
          the results of that meet are on trackinsun; note the return of the grenadian olympic champ after injury 44.45 not bad.

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          • Originally posted by LuckySpikes
            Video of Rojas's jump at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38fm9h3d-QE

            It amazes me how she goes so far with such a "flat" 2nd phase (probably not the right technical term!)
            I think its easy for people to forget that Rojas is freakishly tall.... Christian Taylor is roughly 6'3" in height, Rojas is 6'4"! So those loooong legs tend to give her a rather languid, almost ponderous, action when she is on the runway. And then she jumps in and you wonder just *how* she's landed over 15 meters!

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            • Signs of normal service being resumed. 90.03 from Vetter to win The Match.

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              • Which nation is better at The mHT, Poland or GB?

                Well, Nowicki and Fajdek are 2019’s only 2 80m men, so it’s obvs the Poles, right? Miller’s our top guy ranked 7th with 78m.

                Yet after the top 2 the Poles drop away dramatically in a way I simply wouldn’t have guessed. According to the IAAF top lists their 3rd ranked thrower, and only other man over 70, is 84th with 72m, a distance exceeded by 5 Brits. Astonishingly we have more men over 70m (9) than the Poles have over 60m (8). In aggregate we have 19 over 60m.

                .The Poles are likely to waltz away from Doha with a medal or 2. We probably won’t yet I see our strength in depth as much healthier. It’s not all about the medals.

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                • Originally posted by Ursus View Post
                  Which nation is better at The mHT, Poland or GB?

                  Well, Nowicki and Fajdek are 2019’s only 2 80m men, so it’s obvs the Poles, right? Miller’s our top guy ranked 7th with 78m.

                  Yet after the top 2 the Poles drop away dramatically in a way I simply wouldn’t have guessed. According to the IAAF top lists their 3rd ranked thrower, and only other man over 70, is 84th with 72m, a distance exceeded by 5 Brits. Astonishingly we have more men over 70m (9) than the Poles have over 60m (8). In aggregate we have 19 over 60m.

                  .The Poles are likely to waltz away from Doha with a medal or 2. We probably won’t yet I see our strength in depth as much healthier. It’s not all about the medals.
                  It's gone somewhat under the radar this, but as you say if you were talking about the men's hammer in terms of strength in depth this season, then Great Britain is surprisingly right up there with some of the traditional powerhouse nations in the discipline. My "cut-off" point for world class hammer throwing is 73m and above, and Britain has five men who have achieved that this year. That's pretty darned respectable, as Belarus have six who have achieved that, the USA also have six (five of them have thrown over 76 meters), Hungary has four and Ukraine has four (three of them throwing 76m+).

                  Also have to point out the age of some our hammer throwers too, with Nick Miller, Jones and Murch all aged 27 and entering their prime years, while Taylor Campbell is 23 and was not far away from getting the Doha standard. Bennett is the only one there who is entering his 30's, which bodes well for the future of the hammer here in Britain. Throw in WJ champ Jake Norris (20), Bayley Campbell (19), Joseph Ellis (23) and Jac Palmer (23), and you can see then makings of future major championship finalists, and maybe even a few medalists, in that group for the next decade.

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                  • The timing of the WC has made the season feel incredibly disjointed. Really hope this is a one off.

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                    • camerajuan
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                      Depends how many brown envelopes the middle east countries are planning to slide under the IOC's door. With their seemingly unlimited resources, my guess is they have a lot of them.

                  • My guess is that it won’t be, Australia are contemplating a future bid after the success of the commonwealth games, the only option would be to host it in September as they did with the Sydney Olympics. If South Africa or another Southern Hemisphere city wanted to host it the only option would be an autumn world championships, I can’t see how a spring one would work

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                    • Ladyloz
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                      The post Olympic year Champs might work better for a later Worlds.

                      Australia are very good at organising major sporting events so I'd be perfectly happy to see a World Championships awarded to them.

                  • September's fine. October's not.

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                    • Picked up that the lesser spotted Jacko Gill has set a new PB of 21.47.

                      Although it feels like he first broke through decades ago, he's still only 24.

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                      • Originally posted by LuckySpikes
                        Oh! So close!

                        After dropping about 10s off the lead at 36km, Kenenisa Bekele rallied to win the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:41, missing Kipchoge's WR by just 2 seconds!!

                        It was the second time he was very close to breaking the WR in Berlin. In 2016 he missed Kimetto's WR by just 6 seconds.

                        So, he now owns the 2nd and 6th fastest times ever.

                        Berhanu Legese was 2nd in 2:02:48 to go 3rd on the all-time list.

                        The women's race was won by Ashete Bekere (ETH), just outside 2:20. Mare Dibaba was a few seconds behind.
                        This is the most shocking result I can recall in years. Where on earth did that come from??? Was there anyone who didn't think Bekele was finished??

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                        • I'm beginning to think those Nike shoes really are worth a couple of minutes. A case of "Believe the Hype"!
                          Last edited by Sovietvest; 29-09-19, 13:30. Reason: Typo

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                          • TEST!

                            Testing to see if I can post - on logging on this morning I received the message, "You have been permanently banned by AW admin" !!!

                            As a result you'll see all the threads I've started, e.g., "2019 Outdoors" and the "Live Streaming Links" threads, have disappeared from the forum (though I can still view them (minus my posts!) via my profile.

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                            • LuckySpikes
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                              Ok, phew, I've been re-instated ... apparently it was caused by their continued testing of new spam solutions

                              However, all my posts and consequently all the threads I've started still aren't showing.
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