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DL Oslo 7 June

Postby trevorp » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:05 am

On the BBC Red Button 1900-2100.

Start lists / results link:
http://www.diamondleague-oslo.com/en/Li ... /Overview/

A mixed bag. Some of the fields not particularly strong.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby richard1980 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:54 am

Nice to see Sanders getting back in the best races again. Hopefully an A standard run tonight. 52.3 to 51.5 perhaps a bit too much of a stretch in one race? Lane 1 as well.

Ive noticed Allyson Felix and Sally Pearson are steering clear of races atm.

Lots of Brits everywhere though, the agents must be working overtime...
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Geoff » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:02 pm

There has always been a cordial relationship between Oslo and British athletics. MLF and Marlon Devonish go in the main 100m and others of similar quality appear in a number of events. Having said that I am hoping they start to raise their game and at least move towards the 'A' standard.

As someone said it's a mixed bag but should still be an interesting meet.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby usedtoit33 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:09 pm

Oslo's always been a favourite of mine. I think because New York is on Saturday, the fields are split.

I'm really interested to see how some of the Brits who've shown good early form in the States get on tonight.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby damienc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:48 pm

Looks like a great meet. Positive outcomes for teh Brits would be:

Nicola Sanders running 51.5 (although doubtful from Lane 1, and on current form!)
New BR for Proctor jumping 6.90+
Great to see Abi Oyepitan in the top flight again; 11.2 and 22.8 would be great to see.
No disrespect, but it does surprise me how the likes of Montell Douglas, MLF and Marlon Devonish get invited to race based on current form and the latter twio to race against Usain Bolt.
Would love to see Steph Twekll get the A, just not sure if she has missed to much training to get there.
Elish McColgan to post around 9.35-9.40.
Jack and Dai Green/e to run sub 49.
Wonder what Jess can run?? 12.75
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby jeremy1 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:00 pm

Yeah , we must have the ability with the organisers for the Oslo DL to get lanes for anybody.

An athlete gets a lane with a SB of 11.61 and 24.09 in Geneva in excellent conditions and three weeks to the Trials.Was nt there somebody else more deserving.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby fangio » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:07 pm

Jeremy

DL meets have a certian number of discretionary places for the local orgnaisers to use, look at Rome loads of Italians off the pace but given their shot. Norway does not have a large number of athletes across a range of events so picks European athletes, and ours are some of the best Europeans, either in the rankings, or on previous championship performances, so it's little surprise that we get more into Oslo.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby sidelined » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:14 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Yeah , we must have the ability with the organisers for the Oslo DL to get lanes for anybody.

An athlete gets a lane with a SB of 11.61 and 24.09 in Geneva in excellent conditions and three weeks to the Trials.Was nt there somebody else more deserving.


Jeremy1, are you actually complaining that British athletes are getting a chance to compete in Oslo? Anyway, the women's 100m isn't a Diamond League event, so the organisers can do exactly as they like with it.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby usedtoit33 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:19 pm

I don't think there's enough money for a great 100m field after you've got Bolt & Powell in there. :D

Full list of Brits competing: Nigel Levine, Guy Learmonth, Gareth Warburton, Larry Achike, David Bishop, Thom Farrell, Matt Hudson (110mH), Jess Ennis, Tiff Porter, Dai Greene, Jack Green, Rick Yates, Shara Proctor, Nicola Sanders, Eilish McColgan, Abi Oyepitan, Steph Twell, Montell Douglas.

The w100mH is stellar. Only Harper and Foster missing. Jess may have to run a PB to make the final!

Hoping for McColgan to get the A, Tiff to get a good start, Proctor a UK record - it's going to take 7m more or less to get a medal this year. Want Abi to go sub 23. Twell's run 4:09 for her last couple of races. I'd love her to get the A, or even the B. The good thing for Steph is that she does have the 5k as a back up.

I heard that Montell has had tonsilitis in April/May. I'd love her to get back to the 11.2/11.3 form she's shown in the past. Oyepitan's been running well, Onuora is improving; we need Kwakye and Williams to get back towards their best as they're both legit 11.1 runners. That relay team would be the best, but we need a couple of other good runners in there and Montell's been good on the 2nd leg.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby damienc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Gareth Warburton 1.44.98secs WTF!!
Guy Learmouth 1.47.17 PB

Nigel Levine 45.11secs WTF!!

And the main events haven't kicked off yet!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby fangio » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Looks like getting these athletes into the event was a good idea! 45.11 mixes things up a bit, PB by 0.6, and 1.44.98 a PB by 1.33!!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby usedtoit33 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:32 pm

My head is spinning with all these great performances! :D I hope they keep me spinning!

Warburton's PB was 1:46.31 prior to this evening. :shock: I thought he had 1:45.5 in him. Three men running sub 1:45 in one year makes me very, very happy indeed!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby MysteryBrick » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:33 pm

Watch out, I've heard that Warburton wasn't actually capable of that time...

But that's now 4 400m runners under the A and 3 800m runners (with Mukhtar Mohammed knocking on the door). The trials are going to be incredible.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby jeremy1 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:12 pm

Meeting in Huelva this evening:

Williamson, Dasaolu,Fagan,Mohammad,McCormick,Stokes,Wilkinson,Charlene T
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby javman » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:14 pm

Well Oslo is at altitude! The Norwegians are rubbish at time keeping! The track is only 397m! All the wind gauges in Norway are broken! And finally the meeting organisers are in the employ of UKA who have deliberately sabotaged the event for their own nefarious ends!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby damienc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:31 pm

Ennis 12.83 secs to qualify for the final in 3rd place!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:43 pm

Tiffany 12.75 to win her heat.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby usedtoit33 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:43 pm

:lol: @ javman!

Porter wins her heat in 12.75. Pearson won the first heat in 12.59 so in good form.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:47 pm

javman wrote:Well Oslo is at altitude! The Norwegians are rubbish at time keeping! The track is only 397m! All the wind gauges in Norway are broken! And finally the meeting organisers are in the employ of UKA who have deliberately sabotaged the event for their own nefarious ends!


My computer's sarcasm detector just exploded. :)
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby damienc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Felt very sorry for Nicola in her post race interview!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:38 pm

damienc wrote:Felt very sorry for Nicola in her post race interview!


How bad are the inside lanes in Oslo these days? It always used to be impossible to run a decent 200/400 from lanes 1 and 2.
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:40 pm

Miss McColgan 9:38:45 Olympic A :)
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby jjimbojames » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:43 pm

Abbbbbbbbbiiiiiiii!!!!! :D :D
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:45 pm

Abi Oyepitan 22.71 - need I say Olympic A - in the 200. Beat some big names. :D
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby jjimbojames » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:46 pm

Guto Nyth Bran wrote:
damienc wrote:Felt very sorry for Nicola in her post race interview!


How bad are the inside lanes in Oslo these days? It always used to be impossible to run a decent 200/400 from lanes 1 and 2.

The bends do look bad - hopefully a couple of races at Trials will help her find some rhythm
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby usedtoit33 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:49 pm

Oslo's always tight. Jack Green hit a lot of hurdles.

I love Abi Oyepitan! :D "I wanted to win!"
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby felix » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:51 pm

BBC "live" results @ 1930:

" A number of field results are done and dusted. Germany's Malte Mohr sailed up 5.62m to win the men's pole vault....."

Hilarious......

It would be better to wait until Renaud finishes don't you think?!

1st Renaud Lavillenie 5.72
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby felix » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:53 pm

felix wrote:BBC "live" results @ 1930:

" A number of field results are done and dusted. Germany's Malte Mohr sailed up 5.62m to win the men's pole vault....."

Hilarious......

It would be better to wait until Renaud finishes don't you think?!

1st Renaud Lavillenie 5.72


Now R L 5.82
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby Rapunzel1975 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:14 pm

felix wrote:BBC "live" results @ 1930:

" A number of field results are done and dusted. Germany's Malte Mohr sailed up 5.62m to win the men's pole vault....."

Hilarious......

It would be better to wait until Renaud finishes don't you think?!

1st Renaud Lavillenie 5.72


Do you think they're reading this forum? That's the second week they've apologised for something we've been moaning about!!
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Re: DL Oslo 7 June

Postby felix » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:19 pm

Rapunzel, I hope so. They need constructive criticism! Actually, I didn't see the apology re Renaud's PV.
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