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World Championship Medal Expectations

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  • #66016
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    As has been pointed out many times here 6/7 medals is the average going back decades and the competition only gets tougher every year.
    2009 2-2-2 8th on the medal list
    2011 3-3-1 6th
    2013 3-0-3 7th
    2015 4-1-2 4th

    So 6 or 7 is par. Most people, I think, are expecting below par.
    I don’t have a number myself but I do know that raising expections above par doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    #66017
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    I’m going all out optimism. Sod it, it’s Friday!

    2 from Mo
    KJT
    Sophie
    Pozzi
    Lynsey Sharp
    Bosworth
    1 from Laura Muir (either or)

    3 x relay Bronzes & a 4x100m silver would be amazing, but wishful thinking!

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    #66019
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    I guess the cautious/pessimistic predictions are based on Mo being our only banker which is understandable. However this is not Helsinki 2005 where we were scrabbling around for finalists. With a home crowd surely some of those who make finals will then get inspired.

    5-7 sounds reasonable to me. 5 is probably more realistic but 7 is not outrageous with a bit of luck.

    Would we say that 2012 inspired our athletes at home; we already knew of the Mo,Greg and Jess quality, but there was some lack of performance due to pressure of expectations; I see no great change in that respect currently; that is why I expect 3 medals probably and 4 maximum.
    Pozzi and Laura have some outstanding talents to contend with.

    #66025
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    I will go for a slightly optimistic 5-

    2 for Mo & 3 others coming from somewhere within the following (in order of events as they tend to be listed in results)-

    Pozzi
    Grabarz
    Bosworth
    M 4×100
    Muir
    Bradshaw
    Hitchon
    W 4×100
    W 4×400

    #66030
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    Top 8 finishes going back to Daegu, in brackets our rank and points in the placing table

    2011: 12 (6th 70 points)
    2012: 23 (7th 94 points)
    2013: 17 (7th 79 points)
    2015: 19 (5th 94 points)
    2016: 22 (4th 93 points)

    I think we’ll see a good number of athletes make finals, maybe 20, but we will struggle to match the 7 medals from Beijing and Rio, its more likely to be 5-6, which wouldn’t be bad considering we’re without Ennis-Hill and Rutherford

    #66031
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    I can’t escape the primitive idea that predictions create jinxes. I’m expecting 4, but let’s think positive. If that happens maybe heads will roll at BA.

    I think the German women will win the bronze in the 4 x 100 and the Polish women will win bronze in the 4 x 400. I’d love to be wrong, though.

    #66036
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    I going to stick my neck out and say

    CJ Ujar to medal

    and if the rain has stopped with a rise in temperature

    a new british record

    #66162
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    Laura Ikauniece-Admidina has retired from the competition, so KJT is now projected bronze in the heptathlon. A long way to go though…

    #66204
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    especially if a banker event is p*ss poor.!!

    #66205
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    I going to stick my neck out and say

    CJ Ujar to medal

    and if the rain has stopped with a rise in temperature

    a new british record

    Have you bee out drinking.?? If he wins a medal I will eat my cat.

    A new British record… don’t be silly. 9.86 oh yeah
    I would not be surprised if nobody runs better than 9.90 especially on a cool evening which may be rainy.

    #66207
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    Ujah 8th favourite at around 11/1 a medal.
    Blake’s injury, if he still has one, would put him out of it and Simbine had a stinker in the heats, so Ujah can come a little closer to a medal, but you would have to be a massive optimist, and hope Bolt, Coleman or Gatlin mess up. 20C and sunny this evening but not fast sprinting weather.

    Philipo’s cat should be safe.

    #66221
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    Philipo back on the old boards I stuck my neck out with a prediction

    Someone who lived in Greece and claimed to be the know all of all things British Athletics also challenged me

    3 months later

    Bolt shocked the world with 3 world records (if you include the relay)

    This track is fast

    Especially after rain has fallen and it dries up

    You may have to prep the cat for dinner!

    #66222
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    Oh, Philipo will enjoy eating his cat. He probably hates it anyway!

    #66223
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    Philipo back on the old boards I stuck my neck out with a prediction

    Someone who lived in Greece and claimed to be the know all of all things British Athletics also challenged me

    3 months later

    Bolt shocked the world with 3 world records (if you include the relay)

    This track is fast

    Especially after rain has fallen and it dries up

    You may have to prep the cat for dinner!

    The cat was giving me a very funny look but I consoled him with a few extra strokes!

    #66244
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    your cat is safe :yahoo:

    #66344
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    well done to young Coleman. a silver after running his heart out all year in the NCAA s was most commendable. My view is that the Jamaican men will find the American steamroller in the sprints will come forward again after ten years of Jamaican dominance.

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    #66557
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    I will go for a slightly optimistic 5-

    2 for Mo & 3 others coming from somewhere within the following (in order of events as they tend to be listed in results)-

    Pozzi
    Grabarz
    Bosworth
    M 4×100
    Muir
    Bradshaw
    Hitchon
    W 4×100
    W 4×400

    Now that Pozzi and Bradshaw have gone for a Burton medal-wise. We are down to trying to get 3 medals out of 7 chances unless someone else produces a big surprise (I said I was being slightly optimistic!). I agree that Germany and Poland respectively are probably better bets for the women’s relay bronzes (assuming no US or JAM mishaps) while the Chinese and Japanese men tend to be more reliable at the exchanges and are not massively slower man-for-man than we are.

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