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Postby 3a » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:29 am

Somewhere, Will Sharman is wondering why an injured Brits was allowed to run and not replaced.

Pozzi tore his hamstring a month ago and couldn't even push out of the blocks. :?

Xiang apparently injured too
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Postby trevorp » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:39 am

Great shame for Pozzi. Clarke ran well but will need to find a bit more to do himself justice in the next round. Fingers crossed for Turner.
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Postby Tuckin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:42 am

I can understand Pozzi not wanting to give up his dream, but let's face it, he should have.

Merritt looks very, very good indeed; Robles less so. Richardson as solid as ever.

Now let's see how fit Liu Xhang is... Answer: not at all!

I can't see Merritt losing this.
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Postby SteveK26 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:51 am

Pozzi....(along with Sayers) should not have been in London at all.
Hope I'm not saying that about Phillips in a few minutes.....
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Postby iain » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:05 am

Poor poor Liu Xiang and Andy Pozzi :( It is completely understandable for these athletes to come out and not give up their dreams. In another city they might have, but at home no way.
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Postby jjimbojames » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:40 am

Have any of Malcolm Arnold's athletes performed to expectations here? Let's hope Lawrence Clarke can push on and Jack Green is good to go for the relay, but for someone so experienced at getting athletes to their peak, something has gone wrong
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Postby jeremy1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:52 am

SteveK26 wrote:Pozzi....(along with Sayers) should not have been in London at all.
Hope I'm not saying that about Phillips in a few minutes.....


On this forum certainn posters gave the impression they did not mind that injured and unfit athletes were selected; I spoke out and always will do about people being selected who cannot perform due to injuries.

Pozzi will have his day for sure if he keeps fit; Sayers knew well that she was totally unable to throw properly and wanted some home spun support rather than taking it on the chin ; that's athletes for you.
As for PI what the heck was he doing there when he is massively unfit and everybody knew it ; ???
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Postby iain » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:56 am

I am all for having a bigger team, Goldie and Phillips are not keeping anyone out, so why not pick them?
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Postby Tuckin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:58 am

It's fine for athletes with certain injuries to be selected as long as they can show they'd recover enough to compete in London (Phillips did at least complete three jumps and wasn't a million miles from qualifying even when well off his best, so it was worth the try).

Athletes who have clearly not recovered in time, like Pozzi, are another matter - with Sharman eligible to step in, he shouldn't have run.
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Postby SteveK26 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:00 pm

Iain
They shouldn't have been competing because they'll do themselves more damage.

And its disappointing for the fans to see them at half-mast.
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Postby iain » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:05 pm

As far as I'm concerned it's the athletes business whether they choose to compete and risk aggravating an injury. And remember the athletes do it for themselves, not for the fans.
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Postby Packin_Snacks » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:06 pm

SteveK26 wrote:Iain
They shouldn't have been competing because they'll do themselves more damage.

And its disappointing for the fans to see them at half-mast.



Agreed.

If it was just a question of a slight to moderate injury, then I wouldn't have a problem with someone being on the team (look at Iburguen the triple jumper and the cuban pole vaulter last night, strapped up but clearly fit enough to compete AND perform despite their niggles).

But with the state that Pozzi and Goldie were in (won't include Phillps because he was fit enough to be here) then I think they should have been pulled out sooner.
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Postby Packin_Snacks » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:33 pm

Mr Clarke has made the final! Well done lad! :)
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Postby trevorp » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:34 pm

Great effort by Clarke to make the final.
Merritt looks a class apart.
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Postby Mr Me » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Its great to see British athletes in the final even if they don't medal, Mr clarke is prgressing nicely. 2013 could be a good year for him.
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Postby Mr Halibut » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:18 pm

I love Clarke's Jackson lean. He gained 2 places from that :)
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Postby Ursus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:31 pm

Well done Lawrence. Fine effort.

He was also realistic in his interview about the gap to the top boys, so understands what he has to do.
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Postby SteveK26 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:26 pm

Great run from Lawrence to finish 4th; what he needs to do , though , is change events.
The reason I say that is I'm not sure he is tall enough to ever make a great 110 hurdler. I think he should think about moving up to 400 hurdles.
Terrific performance here, nonetheless.
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Postby Geoff » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:34 pm

Well done Lawrence Clarke on a superb fourth place. That Jackson-like dip certainly gained a place and ensured a far higher finish than anyone imagined.
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Postby brucepage » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:08 pm

As Colin Jackson said, same dip same coach !!! Malcolm Arnold is truly exceptional.
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Postby jjimbojames » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:22 pm

He also praised UK Sport and lottery funding - that will go down badly with some here!
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Postby djhdjh » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:45 am

SteveK26 wrote:Great run from Lawrence to finish 4th; what he needs to do , though , is change events.
The reason I say that is I'm not sure he is tall enough to ever make a great 110 hurdler. I think he should think about moving up to 400 hurdles.
Terrific performance here, nonetheless.


He's slightly taller than Aries Merritt. Also, there's one hell of a difference between those events, who knows if he has the 400 flat speed endurance to pull it off, my suspicion would be not. He's already good enough to make global finals and run well in them over 110 at a reasonably young age and is improving year on year. Let him keep doing that.
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Postby Dutch » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:03 am

SteveK26 wrote:... I'm not sure he is tall enough to ever make a great 110 hurdler.

Two inches taller than Colin Jackson.
More than two inches taller than Allen Johnson.
Slightly taller than Renaldo Nehemiah.
Taller than Rod Milburn.

I don't see any reason to assume that Lawrence's height will be a limiting factor on the path to 110mH greatness.
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Postby trickstat » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:10 am

Dutch wrote:
SteveK26 wrote:... I'm not sure he is tall enough to ever make a great 110 hurdler.

Two inches taller than Colin Jackson.
More than two inches taller than Allen Johnson.
Slightly taller than Renaldo Nehemiah.
Taller than Rod Milburn.

I don't see any reason to assume that Lawrence's height will be a limiting factor on the path to 110mH greatness.


Lack of international class flat speed may be though. His current 100 pb is 10.64 (+2.0). I think you need to be quicker than that to get close to or beat 13.00.
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