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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby djlovesyou » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:39 pm

1937 wrote:The guy is a youth. if he had been a Brit the posters here would be wetting their pants.!!!



It's an excellent performance of someone of any age, but if he'd been a Brit he wouldn't be competing in an age-group that he's clearly not eligible for.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby 1937 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:47 pm

So how many of our athletes at Senior level have beaten 1.44.08 and 7.40.1 in the last 14 years /I did not realise you checked his birth date. :roll: :roll:
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby djlovesyou » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:54 pm

1937 wrote:So how many of our athletes at Senior level have beaten 1.44.08 and 7.40.1 in the last 14 years /I did not realise you checked his birth date. :roll: :roll:


What's your point, I said it was an excellent performance? Although nothing to get excited about in terms of world level senior running (which is clearly his age-group.)

What's this 'sixteen' year old's potential then? 1:39?

It's embarrassing for the sport when things like this happen, so it's probably easier to whoop and holler about the miracle performance and ignore the obvious.

It is a shame for those legitimate athletes who miss out on medals and a place on their national team because of this fraudulence.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:11 am

It's also worth remembering that on a Brit-centric board, Brit performances will get the most coverage. Not rocket science.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby 1937 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:59 am

You went to Kenya and checked his birth certificate and tell us ,all, please how old is he. Fraudulent, you say. is he perhaps 17 or 18 or even 19 . Of course you have no evidence ,just AW Forum bull s hit.
If he was 20 or 21 still a remarkable performance.

Did someone say Britcentric... you mean Brit obsessed.

Talking age , I often wonder what the age of many posters on this MB is; certainly get the impression that its a "callow youth" for many. :roll: :roll:
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby flashcoach » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:38 am

Did you say shallow uncouth 1937 :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby sidelined » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:04 am

But 1937, if we all only discussed subjects of which you approved, you wouldn't be able to rant and swear and splutter and feel yourself superior to everybody else on this forum, and so you wouldn't have any fun at all...
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby CVC » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:27 am

'So how many of our athletes at Senior level have beaten 1.44.08 and 7.40.1 in the last 14 years /I did not realise you checked his birth date.


It was an excellent performance by Brit, Deisree Henry, in the girls' 200m. So how many of Kenya's athletes at Senior level have beaten 23.25 in the last 14 years (or ever)?
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby boysen » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:24 pm

Would it be wrong of me to suggest JJ's third place may have a silver/bronze lining. She has proved invincible at home and this third place may take some of the spotlight away..at least for a little while...that said she may yet prove as good as our second fastest senior this year..unless they improve from where they are now.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby flashcoach » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:55 pm

CVC wrote:
'So how many of our athletes at Senior level have beaten 1.44.08 and 7.40.1 in the last 14 years /I did not realise you checked his birth date.


It was an excellent performance by Brit, Deisree Henry, in the girls' 200m. So how many of Kenya's athletes at Senior level have beaten 23.25 in the last 14 years (or ever)?


Kenyan athletes excell in the 800m, 1500, 3k, 3k steeple, 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon men and women :wink: 8)
I do not think they need to try and beat the Americans or jamaican in the sprints, let alone the lesser ranked UK.

Sprinting and the fun event relays are the easy events which UKA waste a small fortune on in order to at least appear they can achieve something, but not on the world scene it seems! :oops:
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby trickstat » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:59 pm

boysen wrote:fantastic number of pb's in these champs...if our team had been of reasonable(?) size it seems likely we could have some more. why was our team so modestly sized? Congrats to all who competed.


It is worth bearing in mind that the UK opposed the introduction of the World Youth Champs (first held 1999) and have generally set particularly tough qualifying standards for them. I presume the thinking on this is that athletes who do not have a decent chance of making the final would be better off concentrating on other meetings like the English Schools and Home Countries Schools International that happen at about the same time. There is also the European Youth Olympics in Turkey later this month to which we usually send a team featuring those athletes who just missed the World Youths.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby 1mummydearest » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:23 pm

I watched the youth games on c4 in the early hours and was alarmed to see the winner of the girls
200m Desiree Henry running the final and being taped from knee on both legs to top of leg with blue tape

surely this is too much for a young girl ???? Has she suffered injuries already at such a tender age??
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby Exile » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:44 pm

I see that there were some good performances at the Schools International on Saturday. Clovis Asong's 47.04 400m was probably the highlight and it was a time that would have made the final in Lille. It makes his non-selection for the champs even more puzzling...

http://www.thepowerof10.info/resultsfil ... 160711.doc
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Re: World Youth Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Exile wrote:I see that there were some good performances at the Schools International on Saturday. Clovis Asong's 47.04 400m was probably the highlight and it was a time that would have made the final in Lille. It makes his non-selection for the champs even more puzzling...

http://www.thepowerof10.info/resultsfil ... 160711.doc

If only he could learn to start properly!

Really chuffed for Jacob Paul to finally break 53 in the 400mH (52.72) to move ahead of Jack Green on the All-Time list
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