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Commonwealth Games Day 1

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  • #93482
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    treadwater1
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    Nick Miller puts 2m on his national record! 2 metres!!! Great effort from Mark Dry at the death aswell. Delighted to see Nick fulfill his potential, its fair to say he’s moved up into that world class bracket

    #93513
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    Charliebrad93
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    To put that performance into context, it would have won a medal at the last 5 world championships!

    #93517
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    philipo
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    Shame that the results section is shit. I still have not got the actual performances in the Hammer ( great performance by Nick Miller) nor the performances in the mens 400m.
    The windy conditions will play a part in these champs for sure. The sprints looked very moderate.
    Great 22.45 by Walsh in Quals.. Stick it too the self admiring Yanks Tom.

    #93537
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    where are you looking, the one i am using updates very quickly

    https://results.gc2018.com/en/athletics/daily-schedule.htm

    #93564
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    Great performance by Miller. And from Mark Dry too – Bennett was below par compared to his recent outings.

    Frustrating from MHS. Looks in good shape; no excuse for poor lane discipline in a heat. A wasted opportunity

    #93575
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    LongStrider
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    Nick Miller was very impressive! Carried it well too, I think he expects even more this summer.

    As pointed out very very disappointing from MHS. Havent seen a cruised 400 in that manner from a British (English) athlete in some time.

    Gemili looked good, hopefully he’s ok.

    Phillip can medal.

    #93600
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    RunUnlimited
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    Nick Miller, welcome to the big time dude! :)

    Miller had said leading up to the Commonwealth’s that his major target for the year was to throw over 80 meters… To do it in just his 2nd competition of the year and in April, as well, of course, as winning the gold medal, is testament to his development and the excellent form he is in right now.

    Hopefully Nick can maintain this for the rest of the year, because he looks like he’ll be a factor at the European Championships this year and beyond.

    #93603
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    foxyjarvis
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    Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

    #93615
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    Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

    Good point Foxy. The recent emergence of British hammer throwing seems to have coincided with a bunch of them furthering their education in the excellent and very competitive US collegiate system. Same with some of our sprinters like Mitchell-Blake and our male multi-eventers like Duckworth too.

    Its just such a shame that our own education system regarding sports is so fractured and largely unstructured/disorganized in comparison, meaning that many of our athletes are at a disadvantage in their formative years.

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    #93628
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    OccasionalHope
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    That’s because our education system is more interested in education.

    #93638
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    trickstat
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    The vast majority of athletes in the UK develop their athletics abilities at their local club rather than at their school. In the US many get more serious at the sport while at university while many British athletes drift away from the sport at that stage. Of those that do improve over here while at uni many of them have actually done so because they have joined a decent coach or squad at a club near the uni.

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    #93646
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    That’s because our education system is more interested in education.

    Judging by the state of our “education” in the last 10 years or so, then I’m not sure if that focus has been particularly successful. ;-)

    #93648
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    Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

    Tore Gustafson deserves a huge amount of credit, he’s helped Sophie come on a great deal too

    Unfortunately Hudson-Smith was banged to rights, his foot was on the line at least twice. He’s suffered in the past from poor runs in round 1 which have led to him having tougher semis so I was pleased to see him get that monkey off his back today, only to be DQ’d. I’m prepared to cut him some slack as he has got Aspergers, but he does need to get on top of these DQs to fulfil his potential, the British record is there for him when he wants it

    The fields for the 100s weren’t particularly strong but Asha and Adam looked in good form for April

    #93691
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    philipo
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    where are you looking, the one i am using updates very quickly

    https://results.gc2018.com/en/athletics/daily-schedule.htm

    Yes thanks the one I looked at was poor and patchy’
    what happened to Hudson smith. Did he step on the line at the wrong time. I heard he won his heat and then DQed. What sort of performance did he do???

    #93700
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    JohannesFactotum
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    Probably the best I’ve ever seen from him, a definite medal contender.

    #93729
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    OccasionalHope
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    Who?

    #93732
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    LuckySpikes
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    Terrific by Miller, a huge amount to add in one competition.

    Thoroughly enjoyed those race walks. I may yet become a fan!
    A real ding-dong battle between Bird-Smith, Bosworth, Gathimba & Thorne. Then in the women’s, high drama. Twenty-year old Jemima Montag stole a lead of 6-8 seconds over Claire Tallent from about 11km and looked like she had it in the bag. Then Tallent who’d been sitting on 2 red cards for ages stormed back around 17km and looked to be on her way to gold. But, a kilometre later, she was DQ’d! Great contrast of styles – Montag very smooth and fluid, Tallent all arms and hips. Fun to watch.

    #93754
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    Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

    Tore Gustafson deserves a huge amount of credit, he’s helped Sophie come on a great deal too

    Unfortunately Hudson-Smith was banged to rights, his foot was on the line at least twice. He’s suffered in the past from poor runs in round 1 which have led to him having tougher semis so I was pleased to see him get that monkey off his back today, only to be DQ’d. I’m prepared to cut him some slack as he has got Aspergers, but he does need to get on top of these DQs to fulfil his potential, the British record is there for him when he wants it

    The fields for the 100s weren’t particularly strong but Asha and Adam looked in good form for April

    You know what amazes me about the 400m? That no European has EVER run faster than 44secs at the event! Considering the 400m pedigree of nations like Germany, France, Poland and, of course, Great Britain, have in the event, it mystifies me still how this is still the case in the 31 years since Thomas Schonlebe’s 44.33 to WIN the 1987 World Athletics Championships. (Imagine that, running that sort of time to win a gold medal at an Olympics or WC? In this era of Van Niekerk, Makwala, James, Kerley, etc that sort of time would probably be only good enough to qualify you for an outside lane in the final if you’re lucky!)

    MHS definitely has the talent and physical ability to be a low 44 second runner, maybe even a sub 44 runner. But as you say, he needs to put it altogether at a major champs like he did in the 2015 Worlds.

    #93776
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    Fantastic from Miller. I’ve thought for a while that it should just be a matter of time before he joined the Big Boys Club, but it’s nice to see my faith wasn’t misplaced! He’s just about to turn 25 so his best years really should be ahead of him.

    Great work from Jake Norris with the junior implement too. Shame he couldn’t find another 45cm. How cool would it have been for both junior and senior NRs to go over 80 on the same weekend?

    An event definitely on the up!

    Less said about our shot putters the better.

    #93811
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    Less said about our shot putters the better.

    Yeah, shot putting in Great Britain, men’s and women’s, has been a joke for awhile now. It’s a shame that Sophie McKinna on the women’s side seems to have failed to advance after her very promising junior career.

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    #93907
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    Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

    Tore Gustafson deserves a huge amount of credit, he’s helped Sophie come on a great deal too

    Unfortunately Hudson-Smith was banged to rights, his foot was on the line at least twice. He’s suffered in the past from poor runs in round 1 which have led to him having tougher semis so I was pleased to see him get that monkey off his back today, only to be DQ’d. I’m prepared to cut him some slack as he has got Aspergers, but he does need to get on top of these DQs to fulfil his potential, the British record is there for him when he wants it

    The fields for the 100s weren’t particularly strong but Asha and Adam looked in good form for April

    You know what amazes me about the 400m? That no European has EVER <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default vm-hook-inview” style=”margin-bottom: 140px !important;”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0);”>run faster</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span>

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    </span> than 44secs at the event! Considering the 400m pedigree of nations like Germany, France, Poland and, of course, Great Britain, have in the event, it mystifies me still how this is still the case in the 31 years since Thomas Schonlebe’s 44.33 to WIN the 1987 World Athletics Championships. (Imagine that, running that sort of time to win a gold medal at an Olympics or WC? In this era of Van Niekerk, Makwala, James, Kerley, etc that sort of time would probably be only good enough to qualify you for an outside lane in the final if you’re lucky!)

    MHS definitely has the talent and physical ability to be a low 44 second <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default vm-hook-inview” style=”margin-bottom: 0px;”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0);”>runner</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span>, maybe even a sub 44 runner. But as you say, he needs to put it altogether at a major champs like he did in the 2015 Worlds.

    Hudson-Smith finds himself in a similar sort of position to KJT, putting in times / performances that 5/6 years ago would have won medals but due to both their events moving on, they’re now only good enough for the minor placings. Roger Black won silvers in 91 and 96 with 44.6 and 44.4.

    I think the one resounding positive that comes out of today’s race is that the move to the states has worked for him and he’s in fantastic shape for the season

    #94001
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    JohannesFactotum
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    Who?

    Hudson-Smith

    You know what amazes me about the 400m? That no European has EVER run faster than 44secs at the event!

    Sub-44 is still an elusive feat. Remember, Kirani was the first non-American to do it.

    #94206
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    Once again Gemili is injured in a 100m race; shame that his career is defined to an extent by crucial injuries when it matters; I wish he would stick to 200m and get a global medal which he so strongly desires;

    #94208
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    Lets hope that both Hudson-smith and Gemili can be on their games 100% by the summer.

    #94211
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    and Dai Greene withdraws through injury
    Hope we are not going to be subjected to a mini barrage of this in the track events for the next week.

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