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Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

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Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby sidelined » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Provisional start lists are here:

http://www.diamondleague-stockholm.com/ ... /Overview/

Brits in action include Holly Bleasdale, Andrew Steele, Muktar Mohammed (in the B race), Lisa D and Laura Weightman, Shara Proctor, TBO, Jack Green and Rhys Williams, Barbara Parker, and Adam Gemili. There are a lot of very strong fields, as you'd expect.
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby Mr Me » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:49 pm

I expect some flat performances from tired/ heartbroken athletes. Think Helsinki after the British trials.

However I'm looking forward to seeing life go on post olympics.
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby sidelined » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:49 pm

I see Jack Green has now disappeared from the start list.

The BBC are covering this on the red button from 7 - 9 p.m. That means no pundits, but it's a shame that just after the Olympics the sport doesn't have a high enough profile to get on a mainstream channel.
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby boysen » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:30 pm

As someone said"two weeks after the Games King Footie will reign again".
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby Flumpy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:47 pm

Or in this case Top Gear :roll:
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby Mr Me » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:34 pm

A lack of Brits performing tongight, Jack Green pulled out as did Lisa D. Holly not getting much attention on screen. Looking forward to seeing Gemilli run though, chance of sub 10 one of these days.

Brimingham shaping up to be a much better meet.
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:07 pm

Gemili 5th in 10.22. Start was off but came back strong
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby MysteryBrick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:11 pm

I think he could do something pretty special in the 200m at Birmingham. His start's never too solid, but his back-end is incredible. Remember, hi PB is 20.61 into a headwind. I'm hoping for 20.4.
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby iain » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Was that TBO ahead of SRR at 200m :shock: Is she running a 200m before the end of the season?
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:44 pm

TBO went out HARD :shock: didn't quite work out - 50.77 for third behind Sanya and Montsho

Proctor 4th in long jump with 6.68
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:47 pm

Everyone's favourite Algerian MD runner on track

Note no Nick Symmonds - wonder if the meet director here also has an issue with him :roll:
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Re: Stockholm Diamond League, 17.8.12

Postby Tuckin » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:56 pm

I'd love to see the 200m split times of that women's 400m - the Russian girl on the outside who normally goes off like a train decided to go easy in the first half tonight (and was finishing quite fast), while SRR went off slowly and TBO faster than usual up to 200 (she didn't have the courage to keep pressing from 200-300, though - admittedly it could have ended in 52sec disaster if she had, but still...)

Montsho must be gutted to have missed out in London - she's always up there the rest of the time.
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