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  • jjimbojames
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    To be fair, she only says the 100m in her post, so maybe they’re waiting to see - she and Imani have practiced and competed together a lot, so probably don’t need too much time

  • trickstat
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    5 days of isolation after a positive test means no relay practice.

  • Runner88
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    Is Asha out of the whole champs? Might just be the 100m and if she’s negative in time for the relay then could run.

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  • SprintRelayFan
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    Ashleigh is captain which seems a bit odd given they’ve only just called her up

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  • jjimbojames
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    Big shame for Asha.

    I think the quickest relay quartet here is DAS-Imani-Ashleigh-Daryll. The back 3 is the same as the Eugene semi, and we know DAS is more than competent anywhere

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  • Loop-guru
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    Asha Phillip is out of the champs after testing positive for Covid hence Ashleigh Nelson'ds inclusion in the heats.

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  • marra
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    Football has 1 break, lasts 2 hours max and you can't drink at your seat.

    American football has 3 breaks, lasts 3 hours absolute minimum, often closer to 4, and you can drink where you want.

    If you want a better comparison, look at a day at the cricket, or a day at the velodrome. And people come and go all the time for food/drink/club store at those.

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  • marilyn1
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    Originally posted by Sovietvest View Post

    Kind of you to indulge me, LuckySpikes!
    1) Laura - still can't believe she hung on to that early pace - I was confidently saying to the two people sat next to me (er, Donavan Brazier and Sonia O'Sullivan - who'd vacated the seats left by Dina's Mum and Dad!!!) that she'd blow up. That was one of many embarrassing wrong predictions I've made in athletics stadiums. I was also screaming "Wait .. .. .no, he's gone too early!!!" when Jake attacked. My finest moment however, was back in Atlanta in 96 telling all around me that Frankie Fredericks was about to beat MJ.
    2) Running on Pre's Trail - just mentioned Korir in another post but also saw Gidey and Cheruiyot and a host of other athletes there (and in the local supermarket). It was like living in Stellar Street for athletics.
    3) My daughter, who runs 400, getting her photo with SMU - who was lovely.
    4) Eating my bodyweight for breakfast at The Original Pancake House and lunch at Track Town Pizza.
    5) The seats in the stadium - like the most luxurious multiplex cinema seats with loads of leg room and cup holders.

    Just to balance this all out I should add that I also spent two nights in cheap seats at Birmingham. The atmosphere was streets ahead of Eugene. Obviously crowd size was a factor but the noise per person (if that's a thing) was much louder in Brum and the overall levels of engagement in the action was so much higher. Way more attention given by the crowd to the field events. Scott Lincoln and Naomi Metzger got way more attention and received much louder cheers than Rojas or Crouser. Most bizarre of all, the crowd reaction to Jake in Eugene was nothing compared to the ear-splitting noise when our Decathlete kicked to a 4:50 second place in the Birmingham Dec 1500!!
    Interesting to read the head honcho of AWs article in the recent issue on the spectatators at Eugene. He states when he walked on the concourse he noted people in hundreds not even watching the athletics sitting at bars, queuing for food for the fat bellies, and buy articles in the shops. Did u find similar?
    Seb Coe made similar comments of what he found at the Superbowl this year when he went to the loo . Hundreds who had paid for the privilege not watching the game. Watching on tv and drinking of course. Do big soccer fans do that here?

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  • Chafford1
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    And also here: https://results.mun.mev.atos.net/ECM...y-schedule.htm

  • Chafford1
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    Schedule here - you need to register:

    https://munich22results.european-ath...y-schedule.htm

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  • marra
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    Shanahan is an exception to the general GBR swimming "underperformance" precisely because of what Christy is saying - she didn't go to the Worlds so her taper situation has been much different from those that have had all 3.

    She (presumably) tapered for trials, then for the CGs and is holding that second taper here. She's not had to do the 3rd taper that the likes of Williams/Dean et al will have done (correct me if I'm wrong on this Christy93).

    Nobody is disputing that 3 champs is incredibly tough. Nobody - at least that I've seen - is surprised or disappointed in the GBR swimmers. There's a reason that the Euros was optional for them all and why we've taken something of a patchwork squad.

    People are saying that just because there are 3 champs in both athletics and swimming this year doesn't mean that both athletes in both sports will be affected in exactly the same way.

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  • marilyn1
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    Our swimmers are knackered, Brodie another to demonstrate that ..I disagree with what you said , a lot of stuff about taper, , when swimmers are clearly going to demonstrate over the next few days both physical and mental tiredness,
    Some world class swimmers know that 3 big meets in a 6 week period is too much and will continue to show.
    Do me a favour , I'm well aware that Duncan Scott after his CG medals is NOT in Rome. We all know why.
    A big spiel about tapering is in this meet for the Brits is an irrelevance and you in true AW Forum style did not respond to the point made about those Aussies who considered that two meets one after the other is tough and 3 is crazy.
    Happy to see Shanahan being an exception with a fine silver.

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  • Loop-guru
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    Setting aside the thorny issue of peaking. This year alone we have had bereavement, Glandular fever, MS, Covid, Deep vein thrombosis, injuries (major & minor) and a variety of bugs. It's a mini miracle when an athlete does manage to deliver on the biggest stage at the perfect time. For most it's an achievement to get this far. Of course being an elite athlete you will be disappointed not to produce a PB but just look at Laura Muir as someone who had to go through the process multiple times before finally coming good.

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  • Christy93
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    I'm glad somebody made sense of it. In short, it boils down to this being the fourth time our swimmers have peaked this year, and three of those peaks were separate training cycles, and therby separate tapers. I think we'd all agree that is a much tougher task than our athletes competing in Munich next week, most of whom wouldn't have aimed to peak until worlds and will just be holding it through.

  • jjimbojames
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post

    All clever stuff about taper but it's a lot more than tapering, like the will, the competition . If you are telling me that our swimmers are as fresh and ready to go and as competitive as they should be when no other country has this particular triple issue (so you dont know how the top swimmers would fare), I think that what you stated is utterly oversimplified Even giants of competitiveness like Duncan Scott,,zTom Dean and Guy and others are clearly a shadow of their renowned best.
    How interesting that some of the brilliant best of Australian swimmers chose not to contest the world champs cos they considered it would jeopardise the CG.So much for tapering.
    To be fair, he was saying they would NOT be fresh, but that it’s a different process for T&F athletes.

    The athletes will put more pressure on themselves to succeed than most on this board, who will be aware of the process of peaking, and not moan that they haven’t matched their PB etc

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