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Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Madrid)

Postby paul » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:35 pm

A thread for actual athletics (with some added DRAMA as the last few hours tick down for Olympic selection before 8th July):

http://88.131.109.176/folksam/sollentun ... tlista.php
(includes Mukhtar Mohammed and many others)

http://www.meetingliege.be/
(Okoro and many others)

http://www.diamondleague-paris.com/en/L ... /Overview/

http://www.rfea.es/competi/madridmeeting/index_eng.html

http://www.kbcnacht.be/
(Okoro and many others)

http://www.l-e-a-p.co.uk/timetable_2006.asp
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby hemlock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:05 pm

I see from the sollentuna startlist that there's a women's 800m at the Sollentuna GP tonight too,
but only GB entrant is
charlotte best.

what a great moment it would be for charlotte to chuck in a PB. :twisted:
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby paul » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:07 pm

Charlotte Best did not PB, but did get a respectable 2nd in a decent field.

Andy Turner DQed:

http://88.131.109.176/folksam/sollentuna12/Resultat.php
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby paul » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:01 pm

1 Abubaker Kaki 89 Sudan 1:43.69 SB
2 Jeff Riseley 86 Australia 1:45.99
3 Mukhtar Mohammed 90 Great Britain 1:46.57




1 Ilona Usovich 82 Belarus 52.17
2 Moa Hjelmer 90 Spårvägens FK 52.55
3 Nicola Sanders 82 Great Britain 53.07
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby paul » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:29 pm

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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby paul » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Liege:

1 5 31 JELIMO PAMELA KEN Sen 1:23.35
2 6 34 OKORO MARILYN GBR Sen 1:24.36
3 3 32 MANOU TAMSYN AUS Sen 1:25.79
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby hemlock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:53 pm

That looks like 4th best all-time for Pam J.

Here are the previous top 7 600m all-time from
http://www.alltime-athletics.com/w_600ok.htm
(this won't count 600m times set in 800m races, I guess)...

1 1:22.63A Ana Fidelia Quirot CUB 23.03.63 1 Guadalajara 25.07.1997
2 1:22.87 Maria Mutola MOZ 27.10.72 1 Naimette-Xhovémont 27.08.2002
3 1:23.13 Maria Mutola MOZ 27.10.72 1 Naimette-Xhovémont 02.09.2003
4 1:23.5A Doina Melinte ROU 27.12.56 1 Poiana Brasov 27.07.1986
5 1:23.78 Natalya Khrushchelyova RUS 30.05.73 2 Naimette-Xhovémont 02.09.2003
6 1:24.17 Michelle Ballentine JAM 31.08.75 1rA Naimette-Xhovémont 03.08.2004
7 1:24.4 Patrizia Spuri ITA 18.02.73 1 Rieti 29.09.1999
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby hemlock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Multi-topically (if that's a word)
Rusanova did 1:24.02 indoors last year!
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby hemlock » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Back to Sollentuna:

WJR for Bengtsson = 4.58 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (or 3 days)

Postby paul » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:36 pm

...And on to the Paris DL tonight...

Am I right in thinking that the red button won't start until after the w3000sc is finished?

Pity if so, since if Parker is fit this field could suit her really well for a proper race.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby paul » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:42 pm

Nah. 9:37 for 8th.
Respectable, but no cigar for that.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby MysteryBrick » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:11 pm

I think we can say Dai Greene is back on form...

0.02 off the British record!
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby paul » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:08 pm

Very decent run from Lisa too:

8 DOBRISKEY Lisa GBR 4:02.13 SB

Goes clear at the top of the GB rankings.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby hemlock » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:31 pm

TBO looks very close to getting it all together now.
Not there yet, but if there were 4 rounds in the Olympics things could start to get interesting.
(Pity there are -- I assume -- only 3.)
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby paul » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:45 pm

hemlock wrote:TBO looks very close to getting it all together now.
Not there yet, but if there were 4 rounds in the Olympics things could start to get interesting.
(Pity there are -- I assume -- only 3.)


Yes. I think she's faster now than she had been since 2009, and over half a second faster now than
she was at this stage that year.
Similarly faster than this stage in 2008.

Based on her progress through to August in 2009 she would be in PB shape by August 2012.
Based on her 2008 trajectory, she would be in British record shape by August...

Meaningless I know. But I live to dream.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.2: Paris D

Postby Geoff » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:59 pm

I was really impressed with Dai Greene who seems to be coming good at just the right time. I assume there will be three rounds in London which should suit him and his strength may tell in the final. Likewise with Christine Ohuruogo who looks like she is on course for sub 50 in London but will that be enough this year? Lisa Dobriskey is amazing! After what she's been through to run 4.02 is almost unbelievable and she has put herself back in the mix for a medal.

A good night for British athletes.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next half-hour (pt.3: 7 July)

Postby paul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:40 am

Today the drama moves on to Heusden and Madrid.

At the KBCNacht Heusden tonight there is scheduled another
Okoro vs Jelimo rematch,
this time over 800m, with a good strong field.

If this goes ahead, there could be some real fireworks.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby paul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:04 pm

others down to compete in Heusden include
400h PS-D
400m Cox, Okoro (again!), Sanders, Nicol
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby PKS82 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:22 pm

Okoro is pace maker in the 800
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby hemlock » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:28 pm

seriously?
how desperately sad.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby PKS82 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:32 pm

It's says "pace" next to her name , she must be focusing on the 400 to secure her relay place? She's racing Cox and Sanders
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby Tuckin » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:39 pm

Well, she'll be getting paid to hit 200 at 27.5 and 400 at 57... which is what she often does anyway! :D
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby 3a » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:14 pm

I can't believe Cox, Okoro and Sanders are running the same times! That is incredibly disappointing.

Nicola has been injury free and should therefore be running 50., Cox had a solid indoor season, ran a couple of a's, thought she might even crack 51....low 52 is good for maz.

The 4x4 will be 4th unless Jam, Rus or USA drop or get DQd for lane violations! :(
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby SteveK26 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:40 pm

^
Which is precisely why I've been banging on about drafting in Ennis.
My final line-up would be:
Ennis....Child....Ohuorugu....Shakes-Drayton
...and hope that Ennis's 200 speed can help carry her to a low 51 (or better) opening leg. I'd have her on leg one so that she has athletes she can feed off, and will also hand over to (whoever) in a lane.

Its my honest opinion this gives us our only shot at a medal assuming no mishaps to the big guns. Its going to be no good having Maz, Nicola or Shana running a 52 first leg. Depending how Lee holds up, I might put her on 2nd instead of Eilidh.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby paul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:20 pm

Madrid:
Adeoye 5th in 23.15 (+1.7)
not bad / not great
but did beat a legend... DFM.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby taffy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:27 pm

exactly Steve re Ennis. Do or die.

lets face it we need an unknown or it's 4th possibly 5th
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby paul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:39 pm

We have enough craziness from the selectors already!

I guess Maz was forced into this position.
Beating Nicola over 400m at 7:30, then pacing Pammy to a WL at 8:20.

Still a sad state of affairs, as you say hemlock.


Surely _one_ of (Maz,) Shana and Nicola will manage to come good in the next month...?

Both seem to be going nowhere at the moment. It must be so frustrating.
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby paul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:50 pm

Also at Heusden:
PB and Oly B from Deji Tobais in 20.61.
:)

(fast in the 100 too, but windy)
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby 3a » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:01 am

paul wrote:Madrid:
Adeoye 5th in 23.15 (+1.7)
not bad / not great
but did beat a legend... DFM.

Unbelievably depressed about Debbie! She's been banged up for 3 months with very little training. Apparently Sturrup is very unlikely for London. It's seriously the end of an era!

DFM was a double 100m/200m finalist in the last 3 olympics!! I was hoping for one last 200m final for the road! :(
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Re: Anything can happen in the next halfhour(III:Heusden/Mad

Postby paul » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:09 am

Well Debbie and Chandra have nothing to prove to anyone (except perhaps Merlene, LOL).

Talking of age vs youth, maybe we should be pinning our hopes on
Emily Diamond to come of age for the 4x4.
...Still can't believe Nicola will remain stuck in third gear all year though...
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