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Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:30 pm

This has already been posted elsewhere in the section, but it's also worth putting here away from the stats.

She's lived here 10 years, wanting to represent Britain,' he says. 'She's not just arrived from America or Jamaica, like some


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... itain.html
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:33 pm

Well, you just want to be like Kenenisa Bekele because he’s just different class, isn’t he? He’s the man
Mo Farah
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby tootingmick » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:38 pm

What a great story.
The lady is an inspiration to all.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if she could get an
Olympic medal next year.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:14 pm

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, predicted on Saturday he would retain his world 100 metres title in Daegu, South Korea, easily this month provided he gets a decent start.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/20082011/ ... fence.html
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:56 pm

It took just 49 seconds for Sanya Richards-Ross to show the track world that she was back two weeks ago.

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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:05 pm

That tongue thing," says Powell, screwing up his face. "I always thought: 'Why's he so cocky?'" He laughs. "It's all a mind game, trying to get yourself in a different zone.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/au ... usain-bolt
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby mump boy » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:39 pm

Kermit wrote:That tongue thing," says Powell, screwing up his face. "I always thought: 'Why's he so cocky?'" He laughs. "It's all a mind game, trying to get yourself in a different zone.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/au ... usain-bolt


Bless him all this faux confidence isn't convincing anyone

I'd love him to win though
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby usedtoit33 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:01 am

mump boy wrote:I'd love him to win though

Me too!
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby SteveK26 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:40 am

I'd prefer the Frenchman to win. And the 200 as well.
Just to shake up the status quo a bit, and (like Mo in the long distances) show the world that it doesn't have to be the way it seems to always be.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby usedtoit33 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:22 pm

SteveK26 wrote:I'd prefer the Frenchman to win. And the 200 as well.
Just to shake up the status quo a bit, and (like Mo in the long distances) show the world that it doesn't have to be the way it seems to always be.

It'll take 9.8x to win a medal I think, and LeMaitre says he wants to run 9.8. Who knows? I'd probably back him more for a top 5 finish and a medal in the 200m as more likely though.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Geoff » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:52 pm

Justin Gatlin: I got to the point where I said, 'I don't care anymore'
The former 100m Olympic champion says he feels ready to fly on his return from a four-year doping suspension

.........Graham accused the massage therapist Christopher Whetstine of sabotaging Gatlin's career. Does Gatlin really believe this was the reason he failed his drugs test? "I put all the pieces together because the tests confirmed it wasn't an injection or anything I took orally. It came from a cream-based substance applied to my body. And he [Whetstine] was the only person touching my body at that time."

Whetstine has rejected the allegations made against him by both Graham and Gatlin. Has Gatlin discussed his accusations with Whetstine? "The only time I talked to Chris was before we went to court and he told me: 'Listen, Trevor is the dirty guy. I have so much stuff on him I could throw him under a bus.' I said: 'Look, my career is at stake. If you know the truth then show the world. If you're not the bad guy then show us the bad guy.' But he made a fool of himself in court. He was a character witness for USADA [United States Anti-Doping Agency] but they were laughing at him because he didn't make any sense. Whenever they asked a question he'd say something like 'I've got brain damage – I can't remember that.'"

What could Whetstine gain from ruining Gatlin's career? "Going into 2006 we decided to fire him from our camp. I never paid him a dime out my pocket but he had a contract with Nike. I was a Nike athlete then. We told him we didn't want his services later that year because he was acting weird. As athletes we were fed up. But firing him was the worst thing we ever did."

The serious implication, which Whetstine denies, is that the masseur applied the illegal cream to Gatlin in a revenge-laced rubdown. "I think so," Gatlin says. "He was disgruntled and upset and he wanted money he felt he was owed."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/au ... -athletics
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:42 am

Article trying to predict the weather conditions for the Championships

http://daegu2011.blogspot.com/2011/08/w ... ships.html
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Postby Kermit » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:42 pm

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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:44 pm

I think 4.70 is a realistic chance of medalling at any Championships and I know I can do this, so who knows. There are quite a lot of girls jumping well this season, but you never know what can happen at a major championship
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:12 pm

My coach knows I am a great champion. My children do. My family do. My friends do. And that's the most important opinion to me
Phillips Idowu

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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:44 pm

Many times I thought I can’t be bothered to do this any more. Scrap the season and just worry about next year. Many times
Christine Ohuruogu

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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:56 pm

I feel like it is continuing the tradition of hurdlers in the past like Allen Johnson, Roger Kingdom and Colin Jackson
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Geoff » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:08 am

This is a BBC tweet:

Van Commenee on Idowu: "I'm in contact with his coach, employed by me; his physio, employed by me ... Level of communication not important."

I wonder whether Idowu will use this anger/annoyance as a positive or whether it will be a distraction? Surely, this is not just about the Euro Team selection!
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:59 pm

But I’m in good shape and I’ve been jumping well so for now it’s a case of ‘win this gold medal first and foremost
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:18 am

It frustrates me when I hear something like that because it’s like, ‘you haven’t even asked me a question before in my life, so how do you know that’s what I do?’ “I don’t think you should be criticised for being the best person you can be
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:54 pm

Interesting blog from the BBC's David Bond

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/davidbond/20 ... gling.html

and it tells you everything that the local organising committee turned down offers from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to send their leading ambassadors to the country to promote the event. Even Carl Lewis was told not to bother. The reason? No one would have known who he is.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 pm

Paul Doyle explains Asafa Powell's injury http://trackalerts.com/videos/viewvideo ... lls-injury
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Mo Farah admits he will be battling nerves as well as the greatest 10,000m runner of all time when he seeks to win Britain's first gold medal of the 2011 World Championships on Sunday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/14691336.stm
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby sidelined » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:34 pm

Here's an article reinterpreting 'the cover curse' as 'the curse of the Olympic gold':

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/shar ... old-medal/

At the time it was written, 14 out of 17 Olympic champions had missed out on gold. Today it must be more.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:24 pm

CHRISTIAN Malcolm has hinted he may call time on his athletics career after next year's London 2012 Olympics

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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:28 pm

Felix faces tough decision before London

http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_ ... ore-london
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby sidelined » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:35 am

Kermit wrote:Felix faces tough decision before London

http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_ ... ore-london


Kermit, it's interesting that Michael Johnson said he thought Felix had been doing the wrong training for the double. I wonder exactly what he meant.
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Kermit » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:38 pm

IAAF reaches its target of blood sampling every accredited athlete in Daegu

http://daegu2011.iaaf.org/newslistdetail.aspx?id=62273
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Mr Halibut » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:52 am

Interesting tweets from Andy Turner:
had a very interesting training session today, change could be on the horizon. watch this space

do people think i should change to 400 hurdles? #justasking
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Re: Read It in The News - World Championships

Postby Geoff » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:23 am

I'm not absolutely sure about Andy Turner moving up to 400H at this time. Is one winter's training sufficient time to prepare an athlete who may have to run 48 something, possibly low 48, to make our team? He certainly has the potential but this would be a big gamble so close to London. He can hurdle and has good speed endurance but there is more to it than that when running 400H where he has to have good hurdle/spacial awareness and the ability to make early and correct decisions during a race. To be able to hurdle off either leg would also be an advantage.
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