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  • Birmingham CWG Day 5 - (Saturday August 5th)

    Men's 1500m at the end of the morning session today and women's 800m this evening. Men's 200m and 400m also look like gold medal prospects for home athletes.
    Last edited by Chafford1; 06-08-22, 08:13.

  • #2
    In a country with a population in the billions, it must be something to be so famous that you can go simply by
    Priyanka.


    BTW I think today is the 6th, Chafford1.

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    • #3
      I honestly think that a fully fit and committed Laura Muir would be a bigger threat to The Hodge than Mary Moraa. And Moraa is a ludicrously giant talent.
      I really hope Goule features strongly too - she is one of my favourite athletes.
      I think that if this was the only major champs in the season, The Hodge might have contemplated a pop at the world record today. But it is just one of three, so that will have to wait.

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      • MysteryBrick
        MysteryBrick commented
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        Keely is good, but she ain't running a solo 1:53.0 in a final whichever way you look at it...

      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        Not yet anyway!

    • #4
      Speaking of world class events, the w HJ is one. The world-classness is very largely courtesy, sadly for us, of world class Australians. But hopefully our three very talented jumpers will surf the crowd love to SBs. Crazy that this kicks off so early in the morning.

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      • #5
        Dream on ! Beat 1.53 and bits ??. She will not likely go to mid 49s for 400m and the doper from Czechoslovakia as was , was supremely quicker over 400m than has been achieved by anyone since. I await either Mu or Keeley getting into the 1.54s, never mind the 1.53s

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        • #6
          10:07 Athletics Women High Jump Final
          10:20 Athletics Women Shot Put F55-57 Final
          10:30 Athletics Women 10000m Walk Final
          11:48 Athletics Men Hammer Throw Final
          11:50 Athletics Men 3000m Steeplechase Final Final
          12:15 Athletics Women 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
          12:45 Athletics Men 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
          13:10 Athletics Men 1500m Final
          19:00 Athletics Women Hammer Throw Final
          19:10 Athletics Men Pole Vault Final
          19:30 Athletics Women 400m Hurdles Final
          19:45 Athletics Women 800m Final
          20:10 Athletics Men 5000m Final
          20:45 Athletics Men 400m Hurdles Final
          21:18 Athletics Men 200m Final
          21:44 Athletics Women 200m Final

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          • #7
            Originally posted by paul View Post
            Speaking of world class events, the w HJ is one. The world-classness is very largely courtesy, sadly for us, of world class Australians. But hopefully our three very talented jumpers will surf the crowd love to SBs. Crazy that this kicks off so early in the morning.
            Are you thinking our Gb jumpers will jump perhaps 1.95 or better?

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            • jjimbojames
              jjimbojames commented
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              I think a clean card may well be the decider for bronze (assuming the two Aussies are top 2). Haven’t checked the progression but 1.91 first time may be enough

            • alfie
              alfie commented
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              Only one world class Australian : unfortunately for the contest , Nicola has withdrawn with an injury.

            • jjimbojames
              jjimbojames commented
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              Top five seem to be one Aussie, two Jamaicans, a Ghanaian and Lake. Patterson aside, none of the ladies are super consistent at the top end

          • #8
            The Women's 10,000m Race Walk is on the track this morning. Usually at the CWG it would be a 20km road walk but, given the proximity to Worlds, they wanted to encourage participation here with a shorter distance.

            Race Walking has a very good global reach with 5 continents represented in the Top 6 finishers in the Women's 20km at the Tokyo Olympics (and 19 different countries in the Top 25).

            Unfortunately though, that global aspect is not reflected so well in the small field here. The Caribbean countries don't really do Race Walking and it's only really a thing in 5 African countries - Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia, Algeria & Ethiopia.

            Jemima Montag (AUS) starts as the hot favourite here. She's the reigning champion and was also 6th in Tokyo and 4th in Eugene.

            The 2 Indians, Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat, are both much better than their track 10,000m PBs suggest - both have walked sub-1:30 for 20km on the roads (the benchmark of world class is around 1:31).
            Priyanka was 17th in Tokyo last year. If you watched (??) the World RW Team Championships back in March, you may remember her storming out to a 2+ minute lead by 8km of the 35km race, before suffering really badly in the last 15km.

            After the retirements of Alana Barber & Rachel Seaman last year, New Zealand and Canada respectively don't have any good female race walkers at the moment.

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            • #9
              With Olyslagers out, Patterson would have to make a major error not to win here.

              The battle will be for silver/bronze.

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              • #10
                Oh dear, not a good start for Borthwick with a fail at her first attempt.

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                • #11
                  Morgan Lake not looking good either.

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                  • jjimbojames
                    jjimbojames commented
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                    She has really struggled transitioning to the seniors and being under pressure to perform. Her demeanour compared to her junior days is quite something

                  • trickstat
                    trickstat commented
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                    TJ was her dad's event. I think it would be worth a try. The opposite move to Laura Zialor.

                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    Didn't she injure herself trying out TJ a few years back?

                • #12
                  Three fails for Emily Borthwick at 1.81. Not a great experience.

                  Morgan over at the second attempt.

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                  • jjimbojames
                    jjimbojames commented
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                    She did clear 1.76, I think. Not great, but better than none

                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    Yes, I corrected that. Didn't see the 1.76 clearance.

                    But still not really good enough from someone who jumped 1.95 indoors.

                • #13
                  Borthwick out at her 1.81m.

                  I'd suggest she forget about the Europeans, close her season, and give herself time to properly grieve for her brother. It's clearly taken a toll on her throughout this year.

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                  • #14
                    Such a shame to see the dip in form for Borthwick, we all know she is much better than 1.81m.

                    I don’t think we can really speculate what has led to the loss of form but I hope she can come back stronger next year.

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                    • #15
                      Morgan fails at her first go at 1.85.

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                      • CAML
                        CAML commented
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                        The outdoor performances from our lady high jumpers have been abject. There are far too many of our athletes receiving funding, who shouldn't be getting a penny.
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