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2018 World Indoors – Play the "Predict the European medallists" game!

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  • #79753
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    LuckySpikes
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    Yep, a snappy name I know!

    The rules are simple – predict which European athletes will win a medal in which events. You do not need to specify what colour of medal.

    You score a point for each correct prediction but lose a point for each incorrect one. If your predicted athlete does not start the event you will not be deducted a point.

    The tiebreaker question is predict the winning time in the Women’s 400m. Whomever is closest wins the tiebreaker.

    For your reference the number of European medallists in the last 4 editions were:
    2010: 29 (Russia got 9)
    2012: 35 (Russia got 9)
    2014: 35 (Russia got 5)
    2016: 29 (Russia did not compete)

    Note that ANA athletes count as European.

    The provisional entry lists are here (PDF file).
    Be aware that:
    a) down the bottom of the lists there are some ‘big names’ without season’s bests
    b) Omar McLeod is not competing

    Finalised entry lists will be available at some point after the technical meeting at 10am on Thursday if you want to leave it that late.

    The closing time for the game is 6.45pm on Thursday 1st March.

    #79874
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    LuckySpikes
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    I’ll kick things off …

    Men’s:
    400m: Pavel Maslak
    800m: Adam Kszczot
    1500m: Chris O’Hare
    60m Hurdles: Andrew Pozzi
    High Jump: Danil Lysenko
    Pole Vault: Renaud Lavillenie
    Shot Put: Tomas Stanek + Konrad Bukowiecki
    Heptathlon: Kevin Mayer
    4x400m Relay: Belgium

    Women’s:
    400m: Lea Sprunger
    1500m: Laura Muir
    High Jump: Mariya Lasitskene + Yuliya Levchenko
    Pole Vault: Ekaterini Stefanidi
    Long Jump: Ivana Spanovic + Khaddi Sagnia
    Shot Put: Anita Marton
    Pentathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson
    4x400m Relay: Poland + Great Britain & NI

    Winning time in Women’s 400m Final: 50.93

    #79881
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    SteveK26
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    OK, well we can’t have just you in your comp, LuckySpikes ……. !!

    MEN

    Maslak 400
    Kszcot 800
    Pozzi 60 H
    Lysenko HJ
    Lisek PV
    Stanek Shot
    Bukowiecki Shot
    Sintnicolas Hept

    WOMEN

    Philip 60
    Oskan-Clarke 800
    Muir 1500
    Lasitskene HJ
    Levchenko HJ
    Stefanidi PV
    Spanovic LJ
    Peleteiro TJ
    Guba Shot
    KJT Pent
    Dadic Pent
    4×400 GB

    Tie break….51.00

    The most difficult bit of all that was spelling all those Polish names !!

    (I fear my list reflects too much on my ‘flag-waving’ ! )

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of stevek26 stevek26.
    #79908
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    Laps
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    I’ll have a go.
    When the final entry lists are out. ;-)

    #79909
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    LuckySpikes
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    I’ll have a go.
    When the final entry lists are out. ;-)

    Cool.

    And thanks, Steve. Don’t forget your answer to the tiebreaker – predict the winning time in the Women’s 400m Final.

    #80060
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    LuckySpikes
    Participant

    21 hours left to play the game!

    #80154
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    SteveK26
    Participant

    Come on guys where are all the entries?

    #80155
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    rodders45
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    Men’s:
    400m: Oscar Husillos
    800m: Adam Kszczot
    1500m: Chris O Hare
    60m Hurdles: Pascal Largarde
    High Jump: Lysenko
    Pole Vault: Raphael Holzdeppe
    Shot Put: Tomas Stanek
    Heptathlon: Kevin Mayer
    4x400m Relay: Poland
    Women’s:
    400m: Lea Sprunger
    1500m: Laura Muir
    High Jump: Mariya Lasitskene
    Pole Vault: Ekaterini Stefanidi
    Long Jump: Ivana Spanovic
    Shot Put: Anita Marton
    Pentathlon: Ivona Dadic
    4x400m Relay: Poland
    Winning time in Women’s 400m Final: 50.87

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of rodders45 rodders45.
    #80180
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    Laps
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    Men’s:
    400m: Husillos
    800m: Kszczot
    1500m: Holusa
    60m Hurdles: Martinot-Largarde
    High Jump: Lysenko
    Pole Vault: Lavillenie + Lisek
    Triple Jump: Evora
    Shot Put: Stanek + Bukowiecki
    Heptathlon: Mayer + Sintnicolaas
    4x400m Relay: Poland

    Women’s:
    60m: Pinto
    400m: Sprunger
    1500m: Muir + Hassan
    300m0m: Muir
    High Jump: Lasitskene + Levchenko
    Pole Vault: Stefanidi
    Long Jump: Spanovic
    Triple Jump: Papahristou
    Shot Put: Marton
    Pentathlon: Johnson-Thompson + Dadic
    4x400m Relay: Poland
    Winning time in Women’s 400m Final: 51.25

    #80199
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    LuckySpikes
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    I should have had more faith in Laura in the 3000! Well done to Laps for that one.

    #80233
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    Laps
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    I should have had more faith in Laura in the 3000! Well done to Laps for that one.

    Many thanks for the prediction game LuckySpikes. It’s giving me extra enjoyment, thinking about the athletics. The game sets a bit of a puzzle. Whether to go for mainly the long odds-on chances or whether to chuck in 50/50 bets and risk losing a lot of points.

    Laura’s was hopefully the first of many medals, now she has that monkey off her back.

    #80264
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    LuckySpikes
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    Many thanks for the prediction game LuckySpikes. It’s giving me extra enjoyment, thinking about the athletics. The game sets a bit of a puzzle. Whether to go for mainly the long odds-on chances or whether to chuck in 50/50 bets and risk losing a lot of points.

    Laura’s was hopefully the first of many medals, now she has that monkey off her back.

    You’re welcome.

    Yeah, there were certain events like the Women’s 60 just to be avoided in my opinion. Just too competitive with a good chance that no Europeans medal at all.

    I think I may regret not picking Dadic for the Pentathlon in addition to KJT. I was umming an aahing about her, not sure how well Bougard & Williams will perform and we have no idea what Rodriguez will be like indoors.

    #80268
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    Laps
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    Yes the Women’s 60m is very tricky. I have it something like –
    1. Thompson 7.04
    2. Ta Lou 7.06
    3. Pinto 7.08
    4. Ahoure 7.10
    5. Philip 7.10
    6. Schippers 7.12
    7. Kambunji 7.12
    8. Oliver 7.15
    Kambunji’s 7.03 is off the scale and not something I think she will ever repeat ( a Montell Douglas moment) and the American Albuquerque times are best chucked in the bin as far as these championships are concerned.
    Pentathlon I have –
    1. Johnson-Thompson
    2. Rodriguez
    3. Dadic
    4. Bougard
    5. Williams
    6. Klucinova
    7. Shukh
    8. Djimou
    but there again I know very little about most of those.

    My most dodgy picks probably Papahristou, Martinot-Lagarde, Holusa, and Husillos if he can’t do it away from Spain. Hoping to see him hunt down Maslak again. One thing’s for sure with this type of compo some of the picks will look barmy come Sunday night.

    #80279
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    rodders45
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    Laps

    Cant see Thompson winning the 60m after watching her at Glasgow. I think it will be between Talou, Pinto (If she turns up) and Philip.

    LuckySpikes

    Thanks for organising this game, made me think long and hard. Again a few dodgy picks from me.

    #80560
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    LuckySpikes
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    You’re welcome too, Rodders45!

    Here’s an update after the Day 3 Morning session:

    Still early days in terms of the completed events – 9 of the 26 events have been decided – but the current standings are …

    Rodders45 … + 5 – 0 = 5
    Laps … + 7 – 4 = 3
    LuckySpikes … + 5 – 2 = 3
    SteveK26 … + 6 – 4 = 2

    (Only completed events counted)

    #80674
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    LuckySpikes
    Participant

    So, after the Day 3 evening session 17 of the 26 events have been decided.

    Here’s the standings now (only completed events count):

    Rodders45 … + 9 – 2 = 7
    LuckySpikes … + 10 – 3 = 7
    Laps … + 13 – 7 = 6
    SteveK26 … + 10 – 5 = 5

    So, it’s still all to play for on the final day!

    #80833
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    LuckySpikes
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    The final results are in, with some significant moves made on the final day!

    Congratulations to our Gold medallist … me! (winning the tiebreaker question – W 400 Final actually won in 50.55)

    1. LuckySpikes … + 15 – 6 = 9 (wins tiebreaker 50.93 vs 51.25)
    2. Laps … + 18 – 9 = 9
    3. SteveK26 … + 14 – 6 = 8
    4. Rodders45 … + 12 – 5 = 7

    There were some DQs that affected our results but I haven’t looked at who was most badly affected.

    Just for comparison (see first post) there were 37 European medallists in Birmingham, 3 of them ANA/Russia.

    Thanks for playing everyone. It was fun and closely contested. Hope you enjoyed it too.

    #80835
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    LuckySpikes
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    GB reinstated to 3rd in the Women’s relay so I’m recalculating! … …

    #80838
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    LuckySpikes
    Participant

    Revised results

    The final results are in (hopefully no more appeals/reinstatements), with some significant moves made on the final day! Congratulations to our Gold medallist … me!

    1. LuckySpikes … + 16 – 5 = 11
    2. SteveK26 … + 15 – 5 = 10
    3. Laps … + 18 – 9 = 9
    4. Rodders45 … + 12 – 5 = 7

    There were some DQs that affected our results but I haven’t looked at who was most badly affected.

    Just for comparison (see first post) there were 37 European medallists in Birmingham (3 of them ANA/Russia)

    Thanks for playing everyone. It was fun. Hope you enjoyed it too.

    #80871
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    SteveK26
    Participant

    Thanks and well done Luckyspikes.
    :good:

    #80974
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    Laps
    Participant

    Well done and many thanks for the competition Luckyspikes. The turning points maybe Husillos and Pozzi, and the W4x4.

    Great to be there yesterday and see Andy Pozzi going for everything in those last few metres, and also a WR broken. Great support for the PV with the large majority of people staying an hour after it was all expected to finish.

    #80984
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    SteveK26
    Participant

    That really was a spectacular PV competition, Laps. Lucky you!

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