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  • #61
    Sophie Hitchon has announced in Twitter that she has ended her season.
    Let's hope she can get somewhere near her best form next year.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by oxfan View Post
      Sophie Hitchon has announced in Twitter that she has ended her season.
      Let's hope she can get somewhere near her best form next year.
      Absolutely. I hope this is purely because she's been throwing like a drain and there aren't any other factors at play.

      Who coaches her now?

      PoT says its been Gustafsson since 2013, previously Derek Evely 09 - 12 and Dave Smith before that. TOPS shows that its Evely.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Ursus View Post

        Absolutely. I hope this is purely because she's been throwing like a drain and there aren't any other factors at play.

        Who coaches her now?

        PoT says its been Gustafsson since 2013, previously Derek Evely 09 - 12 and Dave Smith before that. TOPS shows that its Evely.
        I did say that after her debacle in Bydgozcz that Sophie should end her season early, forget about Doha, and focus all her efforts on sorting her technique out for next year and the Tokyo Olympics. I'm glad that she has taken this step.

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        • #64
          Disappointing for Hitchon, I can count the number of field eventers who’ve won a Olympic medal and had two top 8 WC finishers in the last 10 years on one hand, she will be missed in Doha.

          The women’s hammer is quite interesting at the UK level at the moment, Jess Mayho is second on the rankings this year with 66.44, only 82nd in the world so nothing to write home about but it was her 5th PB of the year and the conditions were far from ideal when she threw it in Manchester yesterday.

          The two Charlotte’s, Williams and Payne, both did well at the euro u20s recently, both making the final. Williams is a first year u20, she’s thrown further this year than Hitchon did at the same stage 62.84 vs 60.73, she’s also listed as from Blackburn and coached by Hitchon’s dad

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          • #65
            Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

            I did say that after her debacle in Bydgozcz that Sophie should end her season early, forget about Doha, and focus all her efforts on sorting her technique out for next year and the Tokyo Olympics. I'm glad that she has taken this step.
            You did. And it makes sense.

            I wonder if there’s more to it than sorting technique. We’ve been hearing about the new technique for ages and while last year was erratic she still managed a couple of 73s, a 72 and a 71 which suggest she can’t have been that far off. In that context it’s a mystery why she’s been so far below par this year.

            Whatever the the reasons we all want to see her back next year throwing consistently far.

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            • #66
              I’m starting to look forward to Sunday’s 200, it will be a true test of Dina’s mettle, she didn’t beat Miller-Uibo in 3 attempts last year, if she wants to stake a claim for Doha gold she has to start beating her. I think she’s got the beating of the rest of the field, but Thompson can’t be overlooked as Olympic champ. A victory for Dina would send out a message to Thompson. I’m still hazey on Miller-Uibo doing the double in Doha, Johnson said the IAAF were going to change the schedule but it hasn’t happened as of yet

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              • #67
                Dai Greene clocks 50.05 in Sweden today. Good for him.

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                • #68
                  Welp, that's pretty much Amy Hunt's very successful season done and dusted then... She's pulled out of the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday "due to a small injury" and with that I also expect her to not be at the UK trials the following week either.

                  On the international scene, Christian Coleman has also pulled out of the 100m in Birmingham.

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                  • #69
                    PB for Youcef Zatat - 44.50. Sorry....18.50😀

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Ursus View Post
                      PB for Youcef Zatat - 44.50. Sorry....18.50😀
                      Holy L O L!

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                      • #71
                        Aimee Pratt achieved the Doha standard this evening in Italy, with a PB of 9:39.60, 0.40 inside the standard and a 10 second PB!

                        http://www.fidal.it/risultati/2019/COD7459/Gara119.htm
                        Last edited by Charlwilxo; 27-08-19, 23:38.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Charlwilxo View Post
                          Aimee Pratt achieved the Doha standard this evening in Italy, with a PB of 9:39.60, 0.40 inside the standard and a 10 second PB!

                          http://www.fidal.it/risultati/2019/COD7459/Gara119.htm
                          and if selected will probably run just under 10 minutes in Doha. how super.!!! never mind, it builds up team numbers to impress the relevant bodies. and thats what matters.If my memory serves me did the selectors in the recent past impose a twice beating the standards in specific circumstances.

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                          • #73
                            Ironically, I think the selectors want the opposite - they don’t get rewarded for lots of numbers going and not making finals. I think it’s more (most of) the supporters who want a full team, because selection criteria have been put in place by the international governing body and the athlete has met it. It’s not like the NGB has to pay, so why limit people’s exposure to competing at the highest level?

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                            • #74
                              If an athlete manages to get the qualifying standard then what's the issue with them going to the champs? I will never understand the mentality where we dismiss the achievement of reaching a standard and going to a major champs is not an achievement in itself.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by philipo View Post

                                and if selected will probably run just under 10 minutes in Doha. how super.!!! never mind, it builds up team numbers to impress the relevant bodies. and thats what matters.If my memory serves me did the selectors in the recent past impose a twice beating the standards in specific circumstances.
                                I don’t think anyone is expecting that if selected she will win a medal, but it’s a pity that you cannot applaud someone for improving their PB by 10 seconds.

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                                • carterhatch
                                  carterhatch commented
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                                  I agree entirely with Charlwilxo and may I applaud your very measured response to the forum's  eternal pessimist.   I have noticed quite a number of new-ish posters which is very heartening to see, and given I moaned some months ago about this forum withering away for lack of fresh contributors, I hope they are not lost during the very quiet months of winter, grow weary of the spam or become too exasperated at the likes of Philipo, without whom us fellow contrarians would have no spokesman ...
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