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  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 1 month ago

    If we’re judging athletes on their abilities rather than their personalities I see no reason for Kilty to get hit with all this vitrol while HAA mostly gets a free pass.

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 1 month ago

    Cheers

  • started the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 3 months ago

    Full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/01/paula-radcliffe-jonathan-edwards-could-lose-world-european-athletics-records

    On the one hand I think getting rid of the dodgy looking records, especially on the womens side of things, is something that’s long overdue. On the other this looks like it will be too broad a sweep…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 4 months ago

    If Danny Talbot trained and competed in Jamaica with amicable weather conditions he still wouldn’t be competitive with those sort of times. I’m not convinced Hughes is ahead of him on paper either.

  • started the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 4 months ago

    ..Has completed the process of switching from Antigua & Barbuda to Great Britain. He started the process last year and was eligible to do so because he’s from the British overseas territory of Montserrat. His 200m PB is 19.88.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/05/athletics-nationality-debate-migeul-francis-antigua-gb-usain-bolt

    Oddly,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 5 months ago

    It’s a very American concept. A sportsman’s degree is an easy degree course favoured by the simpletons who only got into elite higher education institutions on a sports scholarship, subjects like sociology or business studies. Britain doesn’t have the same collegiate sports scene driving frivolous university participation. Quite a few British…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 6 months ago

    The target javelin event is a bit monkey tennis. I feel like they’re trying to appeal to an audience that isn’t there with the “Nitro Power Play”/”Nitro Steal” bollocks, they’re the kind of cheap tricks you’d expect in a weak BBC early Saturday evening light entertainment format.

    Stuff like the 3 minute endurance run and the medley relay could be…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 6 months ago

    What injury did Somers pick up in 2016? It was a torn hamstring that kept him out in 2015, then he was back in training the first few months of 2016 before falling completely off the radar for the rest of the year. A repeat of the same torn hamstring or something else?

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 6 months ago

    Cross country skiiing (which is about as dangerous as walking and involves no slopes), a media promo event on a baby slope, water skiiing (are there many slopes in the bloody sea?) and another media promo event driving an F1 car on a ski slope. I didn’t realise I would need to specify downhill skiing, but there you go.

    :wacko:

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 7 months ago

    Not especially.

    Motorcyclists have an especially poor safety record when compared to other road
    user groups. Their killed and serious injury (KSI) rate in the UK, per million vehicle
    kilometres, is approximately twice that of pedal cyclists and over 16 times that of
    car drivers and passengers. Motorcyclists make up less than 1% of vehicle…

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  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 7 months ago

    :wacko: I guess it’s all over for Premier League footballers then.

    I think you’re the one that is struggling to get the point here. There’s a difference between taking risks directly associated with your sport, no one is going to ban a skier from skiing, and unnecessary risks that could damage an athletes biggest asset – their body. If an…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 7 months ago

    Except in other sports “Big Brother” legislates for this exact eventuality. Not every eventuality, this exact eventuality. You don’t have to wrap someone in cotton wool to observe that a motorbike is significantly less safe than a car and is an unnecessary risk. Schumacher was retired, you wouldn’t catch an active F1 driver on a ski…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 7 months ago

    The Guardian are now saying Nigel Levine has a suspected fractured pelvis as well.

    A lot of professional athletes are contractually banned from high risk activities like motorbiking or skiing. Even though it was the car driver at fault, I can’t help but feel this awful situation was entirely avoidable. Even if it’s not contractual there should…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 7 months ago

    The Guardian are now saying Nigel Levine has a suspected fractured pelvis.

    A lot of professional athletes are contractually banned from high risk activities like motorbiking or skiing. Even though it was the car driver at fault, I can’t help but feel this awful situation was entirely avoidable. Even if it’s not contractual there should be firm…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 12 months ago

    How many of those faster women had internal testes and male testosterone levels? It’s painfuly obvious but I’ll state it anyway: Bishop, Sharp and the media at large would not react the same way to Jelimo winning that race.

    Semenya doesn’t have to be better than the best women there’s ever been for it to be wrong for her to compete. The times she…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 12 months ago

    I don’t think the commentators need to be bigging up that lane 1 performance so much after what the USA women just did

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 12 months ago

    Well Kilty, HAA and Ellington all ran those PBs this season and Ujah has a 10.01 SB so… still faster. I don’t think you understnad what the ;-) means

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 12 months ago

    Only two switches allowed from the heats apparently, one of Kilty, Ellington and HAA has to stay..

  • replied to the topic arials101 in the forum Current events 1 year, 12 months ago

    You’ve just listed PBs, if that’s the measure than the British team was clearly faster on paper:

    Kilty 10.01
    Ellington 10.04
    HAA 10.08
    Ujah 9.96

    None of those Japanese sprinters have run sub ten or reached a global final perfectly valid to call them non stars. Kilty is a world champion you know ;-)

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