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AW missed the real story

In this week's AW the 200m women's report from Helsinki failed to say that Veronica Campbell ran out of her lane, and therefore gave the race to Allyson Felix on the proverbial plate. Yes, Felix was good, but Campbell's mistimed run into the next lane was surely the result of pressure applied by the...
by 196forhalfmarafon
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: AW missed the real story
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

44.68% then which is not too bad - but not great. I'll agree there is a great deal of unpredictability which happens at events such as these and that throws up results which we saw - I thought Stefan Holm was a near cert for the high jump and also Borza in the 800m - although that event is fraught w...
by 196forhalfmarafon
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AW predictions way out!
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

AW predictions way out!

I bought AW's Helsinki preview issue and looked closely at the predictions that the AW writers put down for each event. I have to say that whoever came up with the majority of them clearly needs to do some more delving into performances at previous major championships in term of favourites on paper ...
by 196forhalfmarafon
Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AW predictions way out!
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

No. Keep them as they are. British athletes have enough trouble peaking for the important championships as it is - never mind throwing yet another thing to aim for - chances are the sorry excuses we have for athletes in this country wouldn't be fit in any case. You can do all the training you like b...
by 196forhalfmarafon
Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Champs - every 2 years or 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 6763

I'll go along with kajsa - those hips!

Also Allyson Felix, Jo Ankier and Tatyana Adrianova

My kind o' gels!
by 196forhalfmarafon
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Sexiest athletes on the circuit
Replies: 47
Views: 14918

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