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Chambers & Myerscough

Postby Geoff » Fri May 04, 2012 9:36 am

The obvious consequence of the recent CAS decision is to make both Chambers and Myerscough eligible to compete in the London Olympics. Many people believed the decision was inevitable as the BOA had signed a legally binding agreement to abide by the WADA code yet at the same time thought the BOA byelaw to be a good one to hold on to. Some believed Chambers, in particular, to have been harshly treated and punished many times over by the BOA and UKA - "Colonial Arrogance" as his lawyer put it.

As the legal side is now resolved it appears that UKA are welcoming Chambers back and fast tracking him into the relay team with relay practice in the coming weeks followed by a run out in Rome at the end of the month. He is also due to race Bolt in Ostrava:

Dwain Chambers to face Usain Bolt in Czech Republic meeting

Chambers has lost some body bulk and apparently included, under the advice of Dan Pfaff, a lot more speed endurance in his training. He may not be quite as explosive out of the blocks but could finish stronger - at least that is the theory. Will everyone in the potential relay squad welcome him back? What about Craig Pickering? Will Chambers be our number one sprinter this year?

As for Myerscough he has recently stated his desire to throw both shot and discus in London. The shot would have no effect on other throwers but in the discus he is one of four who could make the team. What would be the reaction of the one who missed out if Myerscough did make the team? Brett Morse expressed his support of the byelaw during the winter so what are his thoughts? As has already been posted it's fine to support these athletes if it does not directly affect you but what if it does?

Again, this can be an emotional subject but what if you are in CVC's position and have to manage it? This is now the reality of the CAS decision whether we like it or not.
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Re: Chambers & Myerscough

Postby Geoff » Tue May 08, 2012 5:06 pm

Dwain Chambers is due to open his season in Puerto Rico on Saturday so we should get a good idea of what sort of shape he's in. Michael Bingham and Tiffany Porter are also due to run.

Tyrone Edgar is also due to run the 100m
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Re: Chambers & Myerscough

Postby Geoff » Thu May 10, 2012 10:38 am

Dwain Chambers is to run the 150m at the Great CityGames in Manchester on 20 May.

Chambers, who recently overturned a ban barring him from seeking London 2012 qualification, will take on double world silver medallist Walter Dix and fellow GB sprinter Marlon Devonish on the specially-constructed track in the city centre.

Well, forgiveness is now almost complete and I expect he will run at all our televised meetings assuming he's fit and healthy. All he needs to do now is run sub 10 in London, make the final, Bolt and Blake false start, Gay pulls up injured and he scrapes a medal!
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Re: Chambers & Myerscough

Postby SteveK26 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Now what would the ''announcement'' be about?
His retirement , perhaps?
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Re: Chambers & Myerscough

Postby Kermit » Thu May 10, 2012 11:54 pm

And here I was thinking that the Con-dems would take control of the sub quango called UKA get rid of the head honchos and make DC the boss :lol:
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