MysteryBrick wrote: Chris Brown in the team they'll probably come 4th...
SteveK26 wrote:It wouldn't surprise me if we saw Levine Buck Williams Green (J) in qualifying . Then bring in Rooney for the final. I doubt I'll get my wish of seeing Dai in the final (if we make it).
jjimbojames wrote:SteveK26 wrote:It wouldn't surprise me if we saw Levine Buck Williams Green (J) in qualifying . Then bring in Rooney for the final. I doubt I'll get my wish of seeing Dai in the final (if we make it).
I think you may be right with this line up
I think you (and Dai) would get your wish come true if
1 - Dai actually ran an open 400m, rather than dropping out because he's too tired from the day before (London GP)
2- Dai actually ran in the heats of a relay when he was down to, rather than dropping out because he's too tired from the race before (Daegu)
3 - Dai didn't just say he was too tired to run harder in the Olympic final
I think the only reason he gets in the provisional squad is out of respect for his individual titles and/or Malcolm, but he could EARN his spot by doing what Jack Green has done and run open 400s when asked to (BUCS UKA race, London GP national race), beating all-comers. That may sound harsh, but I just don't get why Dai would assume he should be in the relay squad based on a 48.2 showing in the hurdles - and he'll be even more tired now
Not every hurdler is an Elias(i.e. massive differential). Akabusi and PSD have the open flat times to justify their place, as did Gunnell, and she competed in a far less competitive era
Flumpy wrote:I hate the new schedule so much that really hope Usain drops the baton and Justin Gatin sweeps to victory so the lasting impression everyone has of the Olympic athletics is that drug cheating twat's smug face beaming with joy.
Maybe then the IAAF will stop with these cynical and nonsensical changes.