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Re: Athletes post-pregnancy

Charlie Boy wrote:Mary Peters returned after having a baby to win the Olympics so it is possible.

OK, give me a moment and I'll edit her Wikipedia page. Sorry for tardiness.
by Dutch
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes post-pregnancy
Replies: 47
Views: 3146

Re: Outdoor Results 2013

Jones's performance makes one appreciate Storl and Gill in the 22metre plus range, with the same shot weight acc to the IAAF Annual for AT rankings. Those are 6kg throws; Kai's mark is with the 5kg ball. Jacko Gill is even more impressive with the 5kg, throwing over 24m at the age of 16. Mind you, ...
by Dutch
Wed May 01, 2013 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor Results 2013
Replies: 780
Views: 77159

Re: Outdoor Results 2013

pedro1970 wrote:Just turned 20 year old Jax Thoir vaulted 5.37m in the US yesterday.

Great vaulting from the big man!
:D

Jax's surname is actually "Thoirs".
by Dutch
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor Results 2013
Replies: 780
Views: 77159

Re: Oscar Pistorius

... as for your very low percentage argument... You appear to be confused. I haven't made any "very low percentage argument". I haven't made any argument at all. I simply provided data that showed your assertion was incorrect. Nothing more, nothing less. It is your prerogative whether or ...
by Dutch
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Oscar Pistorius
Replies: 187
Views: 10138

Re: Oscar Pistorius

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283507/Horrified-family-told-Pistorius-DID-beat-Reeva-cricket-bat-shown-extensive-head-injuries.html Yes but do they smash the victims head in with a cricket bat after shooting them 4 times, SOME ARGUMENT! I'm not exactly sure which argument you're attemptin...
by Dutch
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Oscar Pistorius
Replies: 187
Views: 10138

Re: Oscar Pistorius

You don't just shoot someome during an argument, there may be screaming and slapping, but not bullets. Despite what common sense might tell us, this appears to be a very common precursor to a shooting. From http://fathersforlife.org/fv/fbi_spousal_murder_stats.htm : By circumstance, 28 percent of t...
by Dutch
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Oscar Pistorius
Replies: 187
Views: 10138

Re: DANIEL AWDE

This has all been very interesting. I feel the need to prepare some figures capturing the touch-down times as speeds. If I do that I'll post a link here. Thanks to paps83 for that link. Perhaps the main point is one that Jock Anderson made repeatedly and consistently, 40 years ago: it's really impor...
by Dutch
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DANIEL AWDE
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: DANIEL AWDE

Fair enough I'll admit when I'm wrong about something I sincerely applaud that! :D 12.8 runners do take 2 hurdles faster than the very best long hurdlers, although after that point the long hurdlers are going faster. The average speed of the 400h WR is still faster than the 110h WR. No, that's back...
by Dutch
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DANIEL AWDE
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: DANIEL AWDE

I'd suggest 0.44s per hundred is a sufficient difference to use the word 'much' - eg Bolt is much faster than Simeon Williamson. I deliberately chose a softer 400hurdle time, to demonstrate a lower standard long hurdler is still going faster than a sprint hurdler, but happy to explain further. I do...
by Dutch
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DANIEL AWDE
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: DANIEL AWDE

A sprint hurdler running 13.5 will average 8.14 m/s (they'll accelerate off the final hurdle, but the start is a bigger drain on overall time so probably fair to balance them out Obviously theres a drop off in speed in the long hurdles so you will be taking the barriers at a greater speed early on....
by Dutch
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DANIEL AWDE
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: DANIEL AWDE

paps83 wrote:... you're going much faster into a barrier in the longer event ...

Could you explain and quantify this, please?
by Dutch
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DANIEL AWDE
Replies: 30
Views: 2342

Re: Osagie v Rooney

Dutch wrote:...multiply elite 400m times by 7/3 to get their approximate 800m counterparts.

For completeness, I should have noted that this gives a predicted 800m time for Rooney, once he is as good at 800m as he is at 400m, of 1:44.8.

Which happen to be the digits in my PIN. What a coincidence!
by Dutch
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:21 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Osagie v Rooney
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Osagie v Rooney

400m time x 1.1 = A A x 1.1 = B Expected 800m time = A + B A long way for a short cut. The rule is equivalent to multiplying by 2.31. It respresents a very rough and sometimes reasonable conversion factor. Some athletes will be around this factor, others won't be. For example, Juantorena's non-WR P...
by Dutch
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:08 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Osagie v Rooney
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: m110mh

... I'm not sure he is tall enough to ever make a great 110 hurdler. Two inches taller than Colin Jackson. More than two inches taller than Allen Johnson. Slightly taller than Renaldo Nehemiah. Taller than Rod Milburn. I don't see any reason to assume that Lawrence's height will be a limiting facto...
by Dutch
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:03 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: m110mh
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: One down.......Positive tests!

Whilst I certainly am not saying I believe these rumours, there is definitely something hypocritcal about all these angered reactions; had these rumours been about a non - GB athlete you can be certain that these rumours would have been met with much more suspicion and 'I told you so's', regardless...
by Dutch
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: One down.......Positive tests!
Replies: 286
Views: 39385

Re: UK Women's 800m

As the discussion develops people try to justify their argument based on elements which have no place in performance athletics (see below). Thank goodness for the UK trials which at the end of the day showed who could get to the start line and who could perform on the day, under the same conditions...
by Dutch
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Women's 800m
Replies: 299
Views: 21382

Re: UK Women's 800m

In reply to Ecosse and the case to support Sharp's selection. She WAS given several fast races to achieve the A standard, including Rabat and Moscow. In those races Sharp was unable to handle the pace and ran 2:01 in both. Her successful races are done with fast finishing sprints in poor races. Als...
by Dutch
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Women's 800m
Replies: 299
Views: 21382

Re: Christine Ohuruogu

From that Telegraph article: So everything to play for, no reason why you can’t win gold again? Ohuruogu fixes me with the kind of stare she used to save for one of her brothers when they were playing up: “Well not unless you can think of one.” Ouch. What a great response to the question... :) It w...
by Dutch
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Christine Ohuruogu
Replies: 31
Views: 3930

Re: WIC 2112 Pentathlon: Dobby 5013 WR; Ennis 4965 NR

paul wrote:Seems worthy of its own thread, as the greatest pentathlon comp in history.

I think there was a greater one in 1972.
by Dutch
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WIC 2012 Pentathlon: Dobby 5013 WR; Ennis 4965 NR
Replies: 12
Views: 2475

Re: Clenbuterol

http://www.tas-cas.org/d2wfiles/document/5648/5048/0/FINAL20AWARD202012.02.06.pdf All quite sane, apart from allowing polygraph evidence credibility apparently on the basis of its practitioners' claims of efficacy. Polygraph "experts" typically claim 95% or so success rate - about the sam...
by Dutch
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:39 am
 
Forum: Doping
Topic: Clenbuterol
Replies: 39
Views: 7867

Re: Are plant hormones an alternative to banned steroids

No wonder Lord M called the banned list "illogical" . To help see the context for the quotation you have provided from Lord Moynihan, could you please give a citation (in the form of a URL or otherwise)? Sorry to trouble you with such a minor detail, it's just to ensure that we're all ref...
by Dutch
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Doping
Topic: Are plant hormones an alternative to banned steroids
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Re: West Ham to get Olympic Stadium (deal collapses!)

... football pitches have a dome ... Could you please cite where you have read this within the rules? ... note nothing set out in rules ... Really? So would it be fair to say that someone who prefers to check the facts by referring to the relevant rules would have no reason to accept what you have ...
by Dutch
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: West Ham to get Olympic Stadium (deal collapses!)
Replies: 313
Views: 20858

Re: West Ham to get Olympic Stadium (deal collapses!)

readtherules wrote:... football pitches have a dome ...

Could you please cite where you have read this within the rules?
by Dutch
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: West Ham to get Olympic Stadium (deal collapses!)
Replies: 313
Views: 20858

Re: Are Olympic bans worthwhile?

[QUOTE="readtherules"]And note WADA has thrown strict liability out with the mexican food contamination problem so it is no longer always the athletes responsibilty.[/QUOTE] In case anyone else completely misunderstands the position following that case, it is that strict liability still ap...
by Dutch
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are Olympic bans worthwhile?
Replies: 14
Views: 1824

Re: uphill throwing at birmingham

readtherules wrote:The shot is affected hugely at B'ham.

Cheers, that's the funniest thing I've read all day!
:lol:
by Dutch
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: uphill throwing at birmingham
Replies: 72
Views: 2768

Re: Clenbuteral

TRS10, it depends what you mean by "NOT a poor excuse". In Contador's case it was not a poor excuse, it was an absolutely dreadful one. In claiming that a failure was due to contaminated beef from a particular outlet yet not following up by establishing the provenance of the beef - and the...
by Dutch
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Doping
Topic: Clenbuterol
Replies: 39
Views: 7867

Re: Clenbuteral

Very well said, Fangio. In such cases I always imagine what I would do if I really were innocent. If I knew I hadn't taken any Clen and my genuine theory was that the beef had come from tainted stock, then I would of course make every effort possible to trace back through the place of purchase all t...
by Dutch
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Doping
Topic: Clenbuterol
Replies: 39
Views: 7867

Re: Day four

oldboy wrote:1 Is it doable?
Definitely not.

1 YES ...
No.

An injury or DQ could give Jess the win; but there's nothing she can do to overcome the points gap barring those scenarios.
by Dutch
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:03 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day four
Replies: 105
Views: 6094

Re: Morse throws 66.06m!

Bev, like you I'm not certain when Lawrence's decision was made, but if it was while selection was still in the balance, then I would have to have reservations. He told CVC before CP When I read Lawrence's pre -meeting interview then CVC's post -event explanation, I was pretty convinced that CVC wa...
by Dutch
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:51 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morse throws 66.06m!
Replies: 88
Views: 8601

Re: UKA 2011 World Championship Selection

mump boy wrote:... should be rewarded especially when he's only 21...

He's 23.
by Dutch
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA 2011 World Championship Selection
Replies: 91
Views: 8833
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