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London Diamond League 2012

Postby Kermit » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:16 am

A thread for all things London DL.

50 selected TeamGB athletes will be competing over the two days alongside some of the world's top athletes and (some not selected) fine tuning their skill sets.

This particular post will be updated with start lists and links to feeds. Feel free to add tweets and race/interviews, comments, stats, projection, predictions.

Enjoy 8)
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Kermit » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:25 pm

So far these are the announced athletes for this two day event

m5000m) Mo Farah
mTJ Phillips Idowu, Christian Taylor
w100mH Sally Pearson Tiffany Porter, Sarah Claxton
w400m Christine Ohuruogu, Shana Cox
m400mh Dai Greene, Bershawn Jackson, Javier Culson, Jack Green, Rhys Williams
m200m Christophe Lemaitre, Wallace Spearmon, James Ellington, Christian Malcolm
m110h Liu Xiang, Andrew Pozzi, Lawrence Clarke, Andy Turner
mHJ Robbie Grabarz, Samson Oni, Tom Parsons, Martyn Bernard
mDT Lawrence Okoye, Abdul Buhari, Brett Morse
mPV Steven Lewis
m400m (national) Dai Greene, Jack Green, Richard Buck, Luke Lennon-Ford, Rob Tobin
w400mh Perri Shakes-Drayton, Eilidh Child
m100m Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Kim Collins, Lerone Clarke, Dwain Chambers, Simeon Williamson, Mark Lewis-Francis
mLJ Greg Rutherford, Chris Tomlinson
w200m Margaret Adeoye
w5000m Vivian Cheruiyot, Sylvia Kebet, Linet Masai Julia Bleasdale
w1500m Laura Weightman, Hannah England, Lisa Dobriskey
wTJ Yamile Aldama
mSP Carl Myerscough
m800m Andrew Osagie, Michael Rimmer
m400m Martyn Rooney, Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine
w100m Anyika Onuora
wJT Goldie Sayers
mMile Andy Baddeley, Ross Murray
w800m Lynsey Sharp
w3000mSC Eilish McColgan, Barbara Parker
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby sidelined » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:18 pm

Here are the start lists. There is no Lynsey Sharp in the 800, though Jackson, Okoro and Simpson are running. Green and Greene are the only Brits in the 400h and are also running the domestic 400, presumably to try and stake their claim on relay spots. It's a pity that Nathan Woodward and Rhys Williams aren't getting to run. There is no Abi in the 100 or 200. There is no women's long jump, which is a real pity for Irozuru and Ugen. And there's no women's 4 x 100 - I really think UKA should take the chance to get a time for next year.


http://www.diamondleague-london.com/en/ ... /Overview/
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby jjimbojames » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:18 pm

Looks like Rooney, Levine and Williams are three quarters of the 4x400, with the national race deciding the rest

Come on, Jack Green...! :D
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby iain » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:41 pm

No women's 4x100m?! What a disgrace, have UKA learned nothing?!
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby paul » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:18 pm

Intriguing.

You gotta laugh. (I guess.)


If Sharp gets injured can we have three reserves?


...We really are very lucky, all in all.
The selectors bodge the 800, but we still have what currently looks like the planet's classiest
w1500m squad.
(Please stay fit ladies!)
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby MikeF » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:47 pm

Picking up on a point I raised in another thread re UKAD's pre-games testing, no Selsouli or Alptekin in the 1500m:

http://www.diamondleague-london.com/Liv ... iew/1500m/

There could be many reasons for this, of course ...
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby alex800 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:31 pm

This might have been an opportunity to include a national race at the mile and give Tony Whiteman another shot at the masters world record having just run a 3:42.02 WR at Stretford.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Geoff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:30 pm

Phillips Idowu, Team GB triple jumper, denies injury reports
Team GB Olympic triple jump gold medal hope Phillips Idowu has denied he is carrying an injury ahead of this summer's Games in London.

It had been reported that the 33-year-old injured his foot at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene last month.

But Idowu told BBC Sport he withdrew from the event in Oregon as a precaution because of wet conditions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18794711

So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Rapunzel1975 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:36 pm

Geoff wrote:So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?

The confidentiality bit prevents him discussing it at all. He can't confirm or deny injuries without that athlete's consent surely?
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Geoff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:46 pm

Rapunzel1975 wrote:
Geoff wrote:So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?

The confidentiality bit prevents him discussing it at all. He can't confirm or deny injuries without that athlete's consent surely?


Never heard of a head coach not being able to say an athlete wasn't injured and he only withdrew as a precaution. Never in 40 years have I ever heard anyone claim medical confidentiaily for a non-injury!
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Rapunzel1975 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:18 pm

Geoff wrote:
Rapunzel1975 wrote:
Geoff wrote:So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?

The confidentiality bit prevents him discussing it at all. He can't confirm or deny injuries without that athlete's consent surely?


Never heard of a head coach not being able to say an athlete wasn't injured and he only withdrew as a precaution. Never in 40 years have I ever heard anyone claim medical confidentiaily for a non-injury!

Not normally, but this is CVC & PI we're talking about! Maybe he was trying not to get in trouble with PI by divulging such information!! Maybe he didn't know because PI hadn't been in contact!! :D
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby jjimbojames » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:24 pm

...or maybe he is / has been injured and just doesn't want to tell people!
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Mr Me » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:12 pm

The moment i read the bbc article i didn't beleive it. Hes had an injury this season but hopefully hes over it now.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby shivfan » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:25 pm

I have a spare ticket for friday so if anyone wants it feel free to drop me a line....
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby jjimbojames » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:38 pm

shivfan wrote:I have a spare ticket for friday so if anyone wants it feel free to drop me a line....

Literally bought a couple an hour ago!
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Blindfaith » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:32 pm

Startlistss are up....
http://www.diamondleague-london.com/en/ ... /Overview/

click on the Download for a handy pdf of all events...
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Kermit » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:39 pm

Powell is injured and will not be taking part
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby shivfan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:09 am

jjimbojames wrote:
shivfan wrote:I have a spare ticket for friday so if anyone wants it feel free to drop me a line....

Literally bought a couple an hour ago!

looks like I'll be using that extra seat for our bags and jackets....
:mrgreen:
Pity about Asafa, but not surprising.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby jeremy1 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:06 am

Safa not there... how unusual :lol: :lol:

No realistic fan expected him to run anyway; just there so that the marketmen could announce his name to fool the fans.

Poor weather and a beating from Gay and others plus his perpetual " groin" problems. He knew he was not going to take part but his team would happily deny any such thing.

His team of advisers are beyond cynicism. He tends to only run when absolutely necessary, like the Jamaican Trials, or against lesser opposition.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby jeremy1 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:17 am

Idowu is and always has been a bloody awkward customer and the medical condfidentialty schtick is a load of 21st century bo""""ks.No doubt his fan club will be up in arms.

Greater athletes are and have been quite happy to discuss their illness and injury problems and a few posters here love this crap about medical confidentiality.... Once again this countries need for free expression is stifled by the PC brigade.Its a peculiarly Brit phenomenon in the main about privacy... except where does his funding come from, I wonder.

How risible that he now says......" I am not and never was injured at all".

The quicker he retires the happier I will be. At least CVC may agree with my sentiments.

BTW Taylor or Claye is going to beat the guy.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby ultragirl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:58 am

I get the sneaky feeling that Idowu has been playing a clever game, I like the way he keeps UKA at arms length as he and of course any decent athlete doesn't need them. I suspect he will come out full of beans and jump a long way and have a consistant set. I always believed that had he stayed with his other non UKA coach then he would have cleared 18m by now, I do though hope he achieves this land mark when it matters most, good luck to him I say.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby mump boy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 am

Rapunzel1975 wrote:
Geoff wrote:So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?

The confidentiality bit prevents him discussing it at all. He can't confirm or deny injuries without that athlete's consent surely?


He obviously didn't have a clue what had been going on with Phillips, it's quite obvious there is no communication between them.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Geoff » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:36 am

mump boy wrote:
Rapunzel1975 wrote:
Geoff wrote:So for reasons of medical confidentiality CVC couldn't divulge that Idowu withdrew as a precaution because of the conditions! Maintaining the feud or is there another reason?

The confidentiality bit prevents him discussing it at all. He can't confirm or deny injuries without that athlete's consent surely?


He obviously didn't have a clue what had been going on with Phillips, it's quite obvious there is no communication between them.


No one, obviously, picked up on a post I made a few days ago which may explain/confuse the reason for lack of communication :?
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby Kermit » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:59 am

I wonder how Jeremy will react when Paula pulls out days before the Marathon because her toe hasn't had enough heat or sunshine.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby shivfan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:05 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Safa not there... how unusual :lol: :lol:

No realistic fan expected him to run anyway; just there so that the marketmen could announce his name to fool the fans.

Poor weather and a beating from Gay and others plus his perpetual " groin" problems. He knew he was not going to take part but his team would happily deny any such thing.

His team of advisers are beyond cynicism. He tends to only run when absolutely necessary, like the Jamaican Trials, or against lesser opposition.

To be fair, Asafa is one of the few top tier sprinters who doesn't dodge the competition...he ran against Bolt and Gatlin this season, and lost to both.
:)
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby trickstat » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:20 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Once again this countries need for free expression is stifled by the PC brigade.



Is that PC as in personal computer or police constable? As I have no idea what this has to do with political correctness :roll:
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby djlovesyou » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:23 pm

jeremy1 wrote:Greater athletes are and have been quite happy to discuss their illness and injury problems and a few posters here love this crap about medical confidentiality.... Once again this countries need for free expression is stifled by the PC brigade.Its a peculiarly Brit phenomenon in the main about privacy... except where does his funding come from, I wonder.



Top athletes from other countries are always completely above board when it comes to injuries. It's only Britain that tends to do this.

Remember all the information we had on Liu Xiang in 2008, and Perec in 2000. It was almost like we had an honest daily update into their condition right up until they competed (or not competed).

Oh wait....what happened?
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby shivfan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:28 pm

I was told this stand was covered....but its not.
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Re: London Diamond League 2012

Postby shivfan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Im disappointed with crystal paláce. Poor toilet facilities etc. I feel as if i am back in kingston. The oval cricket ground has better facilities than this....
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