Athletics Weekly

Early outdoor 2012 results

News, reports and results from the UK and the rest of the world

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Geoff » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:52 am

Okoye is certainly cementing a good solid technique that should hold together under pressure. Hopefully, more to come.

Abdul Buhari had a good opener to the season of 61.70 but Brett Morse seems to be having problems with only 56.96 in his latest comp. Note his coach is now officially listed as Hafsteinsson.

Carl Myerscough hasn't competed much with only one very early discus comp and a couple of shot meets. He should know next week whether London will be in his plans but, if so, which event?

Regardless of questions about cages etc there are some very good early season performances from our discus and hammer throwers.
Geoff
 
Posts: 3337
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 am

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Geoff » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:09 am

And it's not just the heavy throwers - Goldie Sayers 'A' standard 63.04
Geoff
 
Posts: 3337
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 am

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby bevone » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Discus boys been busy at la holla again

New worldlead of 66.97 by Dutch throw Rutger Smith , 65.92 (NL), 64.10 (AUS), 64.03(USA), 63.05 (USA) 62.86(EST), 62.65 CARL MYERSCOUGH (UK), 62.58 (IND), 62.22 ABDUL BULHARI (UK), 62.04 (IT) 61.52 (USA) 61.26 (BRZ) 61.18(NOR) 61.O3 (AUS) 60.98(USA) 60.89 BRETT MORSE (UK), 60.83 LAWRENCE OKOYE (UK) 60.42 (USA) 19 ATHLETES OVER 60M TWO OTHER ESTONIANS, A SWEDE AND A HUNGARIAN AS WELL IN 10 OTHER THROWERS (55.11 LAST)

10 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED. There have been some world class throwers competing out in California - 4 of the top 12 in dagu last year were in this meet. Smith, okoye, Fazecas, Cadee and Israel have achieved A standards in this month in meets over on the west coast and three others in these meets have achieved A standards else where so that is 8 of the 13 A standards so far this year have been achieved by athletes in these meets. Obvioulsy a good place to throw and worth the trip.
bevone
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:57 pm
Location: UK

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Geoff » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:20 pm

Buhari seems to have had a very solid start to the season. Myerscough improved his season best and Morse got the better of Okoye on this occasion. Three into four won't go so who will miss out on London? Wonder if there will be any ill feeling if Myerscough gets a place in the discus?
Geoff
 
Posts: 3337
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 am

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby sidelined » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:45 pm

Geoff wrote:Buhari seems to have had a very solid start to the season. Myerscough improved his season best and Morse got the better of Okoye on this occasion. Three into four won't go so who will miss out on London? Wonder if there will be any ill feeling if Myerscough gets a place in the discus?


There will be from me...
sidelined
 
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:19 pm

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby BernardII » Thu May 03, 2012 11:51 pm

Rumours on twitter that Dwain Chambers has run 9.97...
BernardII
 
Posts: 316
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:05 am
Location: Scotland

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Kermit » Fri May 04, 2012 12:30 am

Not seen that rumour, but I have seen that he is racing later this month in Ostrava against Bolt

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/1 ... um=twitter
Kermit
 
Posts: 5379
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:15 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Kermit » Fri May 04, 2012 12:35 am

I have seen a tweet and retweet but no evidence of a race or result
Kermit
 
Posts: 5379
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:15 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Fri May 04, 2012 1:22 am

Kermit wrote:I have seen a tweet and retweet but no evidence of a race or result


Too much of a coincidence that 9.97 is his PB. I think someone's picked up "Dwain Chambers has run 9.97" and assumed it is news rather than ancient history.
Guto Nyth Bran
 
Posts: 599
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:27 am
Location: Mid Wales

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby Geoff » Fri May 04, 2012 11:17 pm

Worrying times for Brett Morse? Only 56.71 in Chula Vista with his 3 other throws being between 53m and 55m. This is the second comp in a row where he has thrown this sort of distance and you have to ask whether training in Cardiff, Loughborough and Sweden is the best way to prepare for London?
Geoff
 
Posts: 3337
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 am

Re: Early outdoor 2012 results

Postby bevone » Sat May 05, 2012 1:10 pm

I had a little look see at the ranking lists, the top 30 or so men's 100/200 and top 15-20 or so women have posted results in the US. that means 50 or so UK athletes for these two event are over there. I sincerely hope that most of these paid their own fares, as most if not nearly all are not elite and are very much sub elite. There are a couple of throwers and jumpers but 400/800 and hurdlers swell that number yet again men and women. Olympic year or not this seems excessive, if they are all being uka funded which cannot be the case, and surely there are better ways of funding the sport. Far too many people are travelling the world living the dream - on the UKA ticket and are not frankly not good enough and there are more deserving people out there at development level.

I really think we are missing a trick by ignoring our developing athletes and am hard pushed to think what is being offered to them. Some are offered coaching environments where they are placed with inexperienced and/or coaches of questionable ability/ track records. ... but that is another thread and another story! The athletes now come from all over the country as do their coaches so maybe they should be supported as well.
bevone
 
Posts: 1275
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:57 pm
Location: UK

Previous

Return to Current events

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests

 

Athletics Weekly Limited © 2010. Terms of use

Design by The Church of London