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  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 4 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/44998346

    I don’t think it’s a madcap proposition, as Beth clearly seems to see the logic! And yes, anyone with 22.6 200m speed coming through at the back end of the race has an exciting future in the relay (I only ever ran 22.70 on the flat and split 47.8 at best…)

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 4 hours ago

    100% multievents. She just finished #2 in what is effectively a major (Rodriguez is the only one who would really have any say otherwise), has considerable upside that we all know about and forced the World and Olympic Champion to really pull it out of the bag to take a relatively narrow win. Plus, she seems to be enjoying it (and she is the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 5 hours ago

    Women’s 4×400 has Laviai Nielsen, who I think will be a 50-low leg for a good while, and Agyepong who is also exciting, but the Men’s 4×400 stable is really worrying. Rooney is starting to creak, as is Yousif, and although Cowan is fresh on the scene he is the oldest of the lot at 33!

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 5 hours ago

    I mean, I see why you are unhappy, but if you are UKA looking at the national leaders in Shot and Jav throwing 19m and 74m… you can kind of understand their point. Laugh at the funding of Harry AA, but he anchored the relay to a win when he needed to be there. It’s absolutely chicken and egg – the throwers won’t get better without support and…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 5 hours ago

    There will obviously quibbles, but I’d say you can argue that the following events were of a high enough quality to win a global title:

    Men
    200m: Guliyev is the World Champ and won in a faster time here.
    800m: Kszczot closed in 51.02. That is good enough to win a major.
    110mh: Hurdles finals are always messy, and Martinot-Lagarde beat the World…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 9 hours ago

    I would say Doyle did ok, with her relay run securing a bronze, but just wasn’t fit enough for back to back races yet. And also, I’d argue that Dan Rowden is super talented 20-year old who did about as well as should be reasonably expected at his first major, running his third fastest time ever despite his 1:44 PB.

    I’d add Callum Wilkinson to the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 10 hours ago

    That 6.05m clearance from Duplantis was nuts. Clear daylight between him and the bar!

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 3 days, 10 hours ago

    From a GB perspective, who did well, who did badly?

    I thought the team in general acquitted themselves well – not quite as many medals as 4 years ago and nowhere near the number of golds, but standards were very high for a Euros.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 4 days, 1 hour ago

    First choice, well drilled men – get the baton round twice and they’ll win.

    Wonder who will sub out for Dina – should be Neita on form, and then they’ll put Lansiquot on 4.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 5 days, 21 hours ago

    31.9 for MHS through 300m… that would put him 4th on the Uk all-time list! Take 0.3 off that and he closes a second faster and runs 44.1 or so.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone watching his semifinal knows that was a 44.2 minimum if he’d needed to finish it off. Reproducing that with the pressure of a global final is a different proposition. I hope he gets a couple of races after the champs to go for a time.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Wow from Jakob Ingebrigtsen!

    Almost felt like the Brits were watching Filip and ignoring him so he had by far the cleanest last lap. Good finish from Lewandowski and Wightman but they were too far back.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 5 days, 23 hours ago

    MHS will either break the European record by a LOT or totally balls it up.

    EDIT: Totally wrong… Looks like the cool conditions didn’t help. Dominant run.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 5 days, 23 hours ago

    MHS will either break the European record by a LOT or totally balls it up.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 1 hour ago

    Solid 13.28 for Pozzi there. Will need a bit more for a medal, fell away a little at the end, but that was decent.

    EDIT: And 13.55 SB for King – not a bad run, I just think that 13.50 (or really, 13.48 – his PB) is about his limit.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 1 hour ago

    Solid 13.28 for Pozzi there. Will need a bit more for a medal, fell away a little at the end, but that was decent.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 3 hours ago

    4x400m splits from the heats:

    46.9 Chalmers
    44.84 Cowan
    45.08 Yousif
    44.80 Rooney

    So Chalmers out, Yousif onto 1, Rooney onto 3 and MHS onto 4. SHould end up with something like 45.5, 44.5, 44.5, 44.0 for a 2:58, which would be enough for Gold.

    52.3 Clark
    51.51 Agyapong
    52.10 Abichi
    52.21 Diamond

    It depends who is available to run – if Nielsen…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Clark ran well, Agyapong too. I would drop Abichi and Diamond for some combination of Doyle, Onuora, Allcock or Nielsen (I know Nielsen will just have had the final, but I think she could well split something like 50.0 which would be needed for a win).

    Any idea of Men’s splits?

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Any idea of the men?

    Clark ran well, Agyapong too. I would drop Abichi and Diamond for some combination of Doyle, Onuora, Allcock or Nielsen (I know Nielsen will just have had the final, but I think she could well split something like 50.0 which would be needed for a win).

    Any idea of Men’s splits?

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Just loves a relay, that man!

    Not sure what the splits were, but based on the runs in the semis I would go Yousif – Cowan – Rooney – MHS in the final, need to be properly in it and Cowan has the potential for an excellent leg 2.

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