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  • Birmingham CWG - Day 2 (Wednesday August 3rd)

    Looking forward to the 100m semis and finals today.

  • #2
    Athletics TT for today.

    10:30 Women 400m Round 1
    10:50 Women Long Jump Heptathlon
    11:20 Men 800m Round 1
    12:02 Men 100m T11/12 Round 1
    12:15 Women Triple Jump Qualifying
    12:20 Men 400m Round 1
    19:00 Men High Jump Final
    19:08 Women Javelin Throw Heptathlon
    19:10 Men 100m Semi-Final
    19:35 Women 100m Semi-Final
    20:00 Women 10000m Final
    20:05 Women Shot Put Final
    21:00 Women 800m Heptathlon
    21:20 Men 100m T37/38 Final
    21:30 Men 100m Final
    21:45 Women 100m Final

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    • #3
      W10000 could end up McColgan v
      Sheila?

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      • #4
        I've only just realised Mary Moraa is attempting the triple. Has it ever been done at a major? I don't remember Juantarena doing any 4x4 duty.

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        • paul
          paul commented
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          Your memory trickstat!

        • trickstat
          trickstat commented
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          I know he ran it but I had to look up the position. The final was a night the then 8 year old me didn't stay up for!

        • paul
          paul commented
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          I was 17 and watched everything. I thought he was superman.
          But age has eroded all memory of the relays. I only remember his mighty stride in his solo runs. (David Coleman's commentaries, of course.)

      • #5
        A couple of random observations ...

        It's not the Holly Mills I was expecting, given she focused on the CG over the WC, might we hear post event, that she has had 'you know what' which disrupted her preparation, or a 'niggle', as her 200 was far too slow for a rising star, and her SP very disappointing.

        I thought Jeanette Kwakye was very good as the studio anchor during Eugene, so rather surprised she has been relegated to the mix zone to accommadate Gabi...

        The stadium looks fantastic, and the packed morning sessions show there is a real appetite for athletics that needs to be engaged, well done Birmingham.



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        • jjimbojames
          jjimbojames commented
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          JK should feel very hard done by. The fascination with Gabby Logan and Clare Balding needing to be everywhere, front and centre is too much….as is the number of bodies in studios…far too many people, and each one needs to give an opinion to justify being there…

        • carterhatch
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          I am glad someone else feels the same ps... That evening sky was astonishing - if they only could guarantee that every night, it would have tourists flocking all year from around th world.

      • #6
        I expect a much stronger performance from Eilish here than in Eugene where illness disrupted here prrparations.

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post
          W10000 could end up McColgan v
          Sheila?
          I'm not ruling out Irine Cheptai to be a threat to Eilish's medal chances/position - she's the 2017 World XC champion, 6th in the 2021 Tokyo 10,000 and wion the Bengaluru 10k this May beating Hellen Obiri.

          Stella Chesang (UGA) might also be in the medal mix - the defending champion from Gold Coast 2018. She was behind Eilish in Eugene in a 31:01 NR but she ran a 10k in Cape Town in May in 30:40, beating Genzebe Dibaba
          I can't discount Sarah Chelangat (UGA) either. She's only 21 and quite a talent with plenty of scope for improvement. She was 4th in that very tight U20 race at the 2019 World XC champs. Chelangat was just 1 second behind the winner but out of the medals.

          Jess Judd might be in the medal shakedown too?

          These races have never gone out very quick - the Games Record is 31:27 - and so if it plays out the same way, I wouldn't fancy Eilish's chances in a last lap burn-up against the Kenyans & Ugandans. She has good finishing speed but not great - it's difficult to get those long legs turning over quick enough!

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          • marilyn1
            marilyn1 commented
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            If Eilish thinks she will speed things up and trots round at the front you will get a repeat of Eugene, I believe

          • jjimbojames
            jjimbojames commented
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            Agreed. It seems a lot of our distance runners can’t surge - does no one coach Fartlek these days, as that seems to be the East African race model…a lot of our athletes can clearly run hard for many laps, but not adapt to the race

        • #8
          A solid start for Victoria Ohuruogu in the opening action of day 2 on the track in Alexander Stadium, winning it in 51.34 and well ahead of the rest.

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          • jjimbojames
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            At least she should get better lane draws here!

        • #9
          Utterly bizarre decision from Moraa to try the double... pretty embarrassing.

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          • #10
            Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
            A couple of random observations ...

            It's not the Holly Mills I was expecting, given she focused on the CG over the WC, might we hear post event, that she has had 'you know what' which disrupted her preparation, or a 'niggle', as her 200 was far too slow for a rising star, and her SP very disappointing.

            I thought Jeanette Kwakye was very good as the studio anchor during Eugene, so rather surprised she has been relegated to the mix zone to accommadate Gabi...

            The stadium looks fantastic, and the packed morning sessions show there is a real appetite for athletics that nrattle and theeds to be engaged, well done Birmingham.
            E
            Ommen
            The bbc cannot cope with all the sports and disabled sport and the endless overpaid talking heads and jimbo is correct.
            I am hardened to missing athletics live or at all on occasions. I do not like leaping about the platforms in case I may see some athletics. All the recorded stuff and se citting around in case the announcement is made that we will see this and that at various times... too much. thank you.
            The comments from the studio swim prattlers and the commentaries by the 2 swimming gurus are pathetic. nationalistic fatheads
            with five adjectives in their vocabularies. Fabulous,magnificent, incredible and a couple of others. I vote Addlington the silliest giggling woman on tv.

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            • #11
              Ama Pipi safely through to the semi-finals of the 400m, winning the final heat in 52.46. Mary Moraa, clearly prioritizing the 800m that she is already in the finals of, jogged around the lap to finish last, making sure she fulfilled her obligations to complete the races she was entered into to be able to compete in the 800m.

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              • #12
                Oh dear unapproved cos I said bbc cannot cope.in a long screed

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                • MysteryBrick
                  MysteryBrick commented
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                  screed
                  /skriːd/
                  noun
                  1.
                  a long speech or piece of writing, typically one regarded as tedious.

                  A new word for me there.

              • #13
                And my comments on the swim talking heads and actual commentators unapproved. Wow, well done cancel culture

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                • #14
                  What a leap from Jade O'Dowda in the heptathlon long jump, a just over the wind limit 6.52m (+2.1m/s) effort in the 2nd round!

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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post
                    Athletics TT for today.

                    10:30 Women 400m Round 1
                    10:50 Women Long Jump Heptathlon
                    11:20 Men 800m Round 1
                    12:02 Men 100m T11/12 Round 1
                    12:15 Women Triple Jump Qualifying
                    12:20 Men 400m Round 1
                    19:00 Men High Jump Final
                    19:08 Women Javelin Throw Heptathlon
                    19:10 Men 100m Semi-Final
                    19:35 Women 100m Semi-Final
                    20:00 Women 10000m Final
                    20:05 Women Shot Put Final
                    21:00 Women 800m Heptathlon
                    21:20 Men 100m T37/38 Final
                    21:30 Men 100m Final
                    21:45 Women 100m Final
                    I am not fully hopeful that the semis of the 100m and then the 10K will be shown live this evening on bbc 1.All the swimming to show.
                    It occurs that the Euros in a couple of weeks has track and field, swimming, rowing, gymnastics at least so I suspect a repeat of this bbc struggle.
                    Last edited by marilyn1; 03-08-22, 12:11.

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