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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby jjimbojames » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:21 pm

Josh Street having a great meet - ran 10.43 for 2nd behind David B in the 100m but has just won the 200m in 20.9 (unofficial) to book Barcelona ticket. Tricky one for selectors now, as they can only take one of Gemili or Bolarinwa, as both opted out of final

Not bad for a guy who was dominating the 400m not so long ago...
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby eastv » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:46 pm

o no Desiree has slown down 23.25 to 24.01
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby eastv » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:54 pm

jjimbojames wrote:Josh Street having a great meet - ran 10.43 for 2nd behind David B in the 100m but has just won the 200m in 20.9 (unofficial) to book Barcelona ticket. Tricky one for selectors now, as they can only take one of Gemili or Bolarinwa, as both opted out of final

Not bad for a guy who was dominating the 400m not so long ago...


surely just Gemili (20.60) and Bolarinwa (20.69) should go despite the trails final
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby jjimbojames » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:01 pm

eastv wrote:
jjimbojames wrote:Josh Street having a great meet - ran 10.43 for 2nd behind David B in the 100m but has just won the 200m in 20.9 (unofficial) to book Barcelona ticket. Tricky one for selectors now, as they can only take one of Gemili or Bolarinwa, as both opted out of final

Not bad for a guy who was dominating the 400m not so long ago...


surely just Gemili (20.60) and Bolarinwa (20.69) should go despite the trails final

Criteria is criteria - always a risk, and one the Seniors should also be wary of next week. Winner, with qualifying, gets selected - and Josh isn't giving up the slot without a fight...!
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby trickstat » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:13 pm

jjimbojames wrote:
eastv wrote:
jjimbojames wrote:Josh Street having a great meet - ran 10.43 for 2nd behind David B in the 100m but has just won the 200m in 20.9 (unofficial) to book Barcelona ticket. Tricky one for selectors now, as they can only take one of Gemili or Bolarinwa, as both opted out of final

Not bad for a guy who was dominating the 400m not so long ago...


surely just Gemili (20.60) and Bolarinwa (20.69) should go despite the trails final

Criteria is criteria - always a risk, and one the Seniors should also be wary of next week. Winner, with qualifying, gets selected - and Josh isn't giving up the slot without a fight...!


Regardless of the criteria there is an inherent risk in taking the same athletes for both sprints when you have another qualified athlete(s) in the second event to take place (the 200m in almost every champs ever run). On this form, Josh Street actually has a good chance of making the 200 final.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby paul » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:23 pm

Katie Byers UK junior record
4.36m
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby AllanW » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:34 pm

paul wrote:Katie Byers UK junior record
4.36m


Fantastic! A terrific title, junior record and championship best performance. I'm so pleased for her and her mum and dad who are so supportive. Congrats to Julien as well. Another of our friends going to Barcelona!
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby jeremy1 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:50 pm

A warning for next week possibly... great victories for Street , but more to the point considerable pbs in both events.. especially from 21.38 to 20.90.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby diskobolus » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:51 pm

Quick mention for Kai Jones, 15 year old boy who won the under 20's mens shot with 16.94 and 15 year old Adele Nichol over 46m to come 2nd in the under 20 womens discus. Adele more well known for her endeavours in the shot.

As regards Kai, this result took my breath away. Two years ago he was throwing the 4kg 11m, and in January last year he only threw 14.30 to win the indoor under 15's. 17 months later he has chucked the 6kg discus nearly 17m. Dare i suggest this improvement is getting into Jack Gill territory?!?
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby Geoff » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:07 pm

I think, in general, the throws were pretty good. Championship bests in six events including three in the shot! Plus Okoye's 63m in the discus and Dunderdale's near 76m in the javelin. A pretty good day for the throwers.

Finally, it's going to be interesting to see how Adam Gemili gets on next week. I wasn't at Bedford so can't say how easy/hard his 200m was or whether he had to run the bend with a wind in his face or behind but he seems capable of more. He's difinitely lit up a rather lacklustre sprints scene but can he produce it against the seniors. Probably yes!
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby djlovesyou » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:34 pm

diskobolus wrote:
Dare i suggest this improvement is getting into Jack Gill territory?!?


It's an impressive improvement, but it's not quite Jacko Gill territory. Didn't he win the world juniors by a mile at 16?
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby diskobolus » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:49 pm

I was very careful in my use of words, not to say Kai was in any way there yet. He's only been throwing since the age of 11 or 12, whereas Gill was chucking from much younger. All i'm saying is that his rate of improvement is nothing short of phenomenal and i will watch his progress over the next couple of years with great interest.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby jjimbojames » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:52 pm

diskobolus wrote:I was very careful in my use of words, not to say Kai was in any way there yet. He's only been throwing since the age of 11 or 12, whereas Gill was chucking from much younger. All i'm saying is that his rate of improvement is nothing short of phenomenal and i will watch his progress over the next couple of years with great interest.

He certainly is impressive to watch - I saw him at Lee Valley winter before last looking very strong
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby Geoff » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Adam Gemili becomes the all-time third fastest British junior over 200m but insists his main target is still the 100m
Having already become the second fastest British junior in history over 100 metres, Adam Gemili can now claim to be the third fastest British junior of all time over 200m. Not bad for a teenager who insists he is “not really a 200 guy”.

......But his effort came at a price as he suffered a slight tightness in his hamstring and opted not to contest the final, which was won in 20.90 sec by Joshua Street.

“I just got a bit of a niggle and I thought it wasn’t worth getting injured because then every championship would be over,” he said.

“It was nothing major. Just a bit of tightness, so I pulled out as a precaution. My breathing wasn’t great, either, because I’ve got a bit of asthma and I forgot to bring my pump.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympi ... -100m.html

Will he make it to Birmingham? Hope he stays healthy.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby mump boy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:58 pm

diskobolus wrote:Quick mention for Kai Jones, 15 year old boy who won the under 20's mens shot with 16.94 and 15 year old Adele Nichol over 46m to come 2nd in the under 20 womens discus. Adele more well known for her endeavours in the shot.

As regards Kai, this result took my breath away. Two years ago he was throwing the 4kg 11m, and in January last year he only threw 14.30 to win the indoor under 15's. 17 months later he has chucked the 6kg discus nearly 17m. Dare i suggest this improvement is getting into Jack Gill territory?!?


Mentioning Jacko in the same sentence is ludicrous. At the age of 16 he was throwing the 6kg over 20m !!
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby diskobolus » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:42 am

Kai Jones is only 15 and has thrown bits short of 17m with the 6KG. Yes he's over 3m short of where Gill was when Gill was a year older. However he only started throwing 3 years ago though (at age 12) and in May 2010, he'd only thown 10.74m with the 4KG. I repeat, since then, his progression has been phenomenal.

Jacko Gill has been thowing since the age of 8 (or earlier). Thats 4 years before Kai's first power of 10 result.

Once again i repeat i was very careful with the form of words i used and dont want to put any pressure on the boy, but to describe my comparison as "ludicrous" is naive.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby SteveK26 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:50 am

Disko
I've read your posts on Kai, and understand where you are coming from.
Lets hope he continues his rapid improvement.
Don't worry about Mump, he is often unnecessarily dismissive.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby djlovesyou » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:37 am

Just to clarify, Jacko Gill threw the 6kg shot 22.31 as a 16 year old.

That's a bit more than 3m and change.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby bevone » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:11 am

Kai is impressive and has done really well, but i think we dont need to put any undue pressure on him. Gills throws are phenominal and possible out of touch at the moment but look at Lawrence - who would have though he would get as good as he did!!!! I was inmpressed and continued to be impressed by Zane - who is going from strength to strength with his 18.48m in the shot. He keeps taking big gulps off his PB!!! It should be noticed that all four throws have been breaking age group records every year over the last 5 or 6 years with many different coaches achieving these performance with their athletes which is a credit to the throws coaches and should be recognised.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby eastv » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:16 pm

will Clovis make the standard?

please reply
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby eastv » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:11 pm

come on Jodie
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby Rapunzel1975 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:12 pm

Any news on Chris Thompson? I notice he's not down to start.
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby Flumpy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:11 am

Does anyone know why Bolarinwa scratched from the 200m final?
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby sprintfan » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:25 pm

jjimbojames wrote:Josh Street having a great meet - ran 10.43 for 2nd behind David B in the 100m but has just won the 200m in 20.9 (unofficial) to book Barcelona ticket. Tricky one for selectors now, as they can only take one of Gemili or Bolarinwa, as both opted out of final

Not bad for a guy who was dominating the 400m not so long ago...


Yes took a look at the PO10 stats 47.96 with a 200 pb at 21.8
- now a second faster over 200........and born 1994........keep an eye on this guy!
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Re: Aviva Under 20 World Championships Trials

Postby jjimbojames » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:47 pm

He's also a very funny guy with a down to earth nature! He has an air of Sanya Richards-Ross / Allyson Felix about him with his range, and he's looking to keep up all three events, so let's hope he keeps progressing steadily
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