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Postby jjimbojames » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:34 pm

Anyone know if this is on TV tomorrow?

Start lists look good as usual - http://www.istaf.de/index.php?content=s ... te&lang=en

Brits:
100m (B) Harry AA, Devonish, Malcolm / Onuora
800m - Rimmer / Okoro, Sharp, Simpson
400H - Williams (Rhys really does have the best agent on the tour :D )
PV - Lewis
LJ - Rutherford, Jegede
Discus - Okoye

There's also a mixed 4x100m - not sure who's in the GBR team but should be interesting...
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby Geoff » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:19 pm

Besides wondering where the Jamaican sprinters were in the Paralympics I was also thinking about the move to include mixed events in certain sports. The mixed 4x100 in Berlin is interesting. I think a mixed relay was included in the Youth Olympic Games so is there a move to include this in future major championships. There's also a mixed relay in the world triathlon championships.

The problem for athletics is it would likely be at the expense of all male or all female athletes in relays as the Olympics want to reduce numbers. Also if same sex relays remained it would be possibly an extra two races for some athletes.

As I've said on another thread we need to freshen up athletics and this may be a small way to achieve that.
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby sidelined » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:18 pm

Lynsey Sharp ‏@LynseySharp

So tomorrow should be fun...Jelimo's going for the meet record (1.54.99) and pacemaker is to go through in 56....


So will Lynsey Sharp finally get her sub-two time? Should be interesting.
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby mump boy » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:40 pm

Is it on anywhere ?

didn't this used to be GP ?
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby SteveK26 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:12 am

I don't want to see mixed relays, and certainly not at the expense of losing same sex relays.

If the IAAF want to shorten the programme (why?), I suggest getting rid of all the walks. The 20k and 50k walks must have been invented by a nutter/sadist who just wanted to watch people suffer in the heat.
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby sprintfan » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:40 am

Think Dwain Chambers conspicuous by his non appearance in any meets since the olympics.......any reasons?
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby Flumpy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:05 am

Dwain competed in Zurich on Thursday night.

There are lots of links to the meet here..........

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/discus ... =1&t=48082
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby fangio » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:24 pm

No Sharp did not get her sub 2 time (2.01.32), although she did get another defeat to Marilyn Okoro (2.00.54) and win over Simpson (2.01.87)

Onoura ran 11.6.

HAA 10.22 Christian M 10.36 Marlon 10.39

Steve Lewis managed "only" 5.58m and Okoye "only" 62.60m

Rhys Williams 50.04

Rimmer 1.46.42

Rutherford didn't jump
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby jeremy1 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:44 pm

and Montell Douglas ran a 12.01 seconds in a B race. Our two female sprinters were not quite up to their usual form. :(
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby iain » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:13 pm

I don't think Montell has run sub 11.8 since the olympics. She may as well give up on her season TBH.
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Re: ISTAF Berlin

Postby boysen » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:28 pm

our "female sprinters" oxymoron?
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