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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby PJS » Sun May 06, 2012 11:22 am

I am ashamed to say that John Lane wasn't even on my radar - but find it gripping wathcing the results unfold to see if he will make at least the Olympic B standard - I haven't looked at his PBs, and wouldn't know where to start to predict the points ... but am I the only person getting excited!

And as for KJT - I really hope she gets the A standard!! She is the future...
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby felix » Sun May 06, 2012 11:28 am

PJS wrote:I am ashamed to say that John Lane wasn't even on my radar - but find it gripping wathcing the results unfold to see if he will make at least the Olympic B standard - I haven't looked at his PBs, and wouldn't know where to start to predict the points ... but am I the only person getting excited!

And as for KJT - I really hope she gets the A standard!! She is the future...


You mean the results unfold "verrrrry slowly" ;-)
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sun May 06, 2012 11:35 am

PJS wrote:I am ashamed to say that John Lane wasn't even on my radar - but find it gripping wathcing the results unfold to see if he will make at least the Olympic B standard - I haven't looked at his PBs, and wouldn't know where to start to predict the points ... but am I the only person getting excited!

And as for KJT - I really hope she gets the A standard!! She is the future...


Poor discus from Lane (37.71) seems to have put a dent in everything. 5m down on his PB. A pity.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Sun May 06, 2012 11:39 am

Ashley Bryant throws a solid discus mark of 40.70 and lies 7th. john Lane throws 37.71, a little down on what he might have hoped for, and lies 5th. Lane should score a PB (tempting fate!) of around 7500 and Bryant could do likewise with a score approaching 7800. The Olympic 'B' standard is 7950.

Awaiting the women's long jump where KJT needs to be close to her best to stand a chance of the 'A' standard.

Any one know what happened to Kelly?
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby felix » Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 am

Ashley Bryant has a strong Javelin (PB 67.16 from 2009) to come so here's hoping!
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby PJS » Sun May 06, 2012 1:21 pm

felix wrote:
You mean the results unfold "verrrrry slowly" ;-)


Yes! I am waiting for the long jump results [for KJT] and its like watching paint dry...
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby paul » Sun May 06, 2012 1:24 pm

KJT 6.15 LJ I hear.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby jambob » Sun May 06, 2012 1:26 pm

On twitter that KJT has jumped 6.15m.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby PJS » Sun May 06, 2012 1:26 pm

paul wrote:KJT 6.15 LJ I hear.


thanks Paul... thats down on her PB ... weather conditions?
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby felix » Sun May 06, 2012 1:28 pm

PJS wrote:
felix wrote:
You mean the results unfold "verrrrry slowly" ;-)


Yes! I am waiting for the long jump results [for KJT] and its like watching paint dry...


Yes - I'm afraid its the same every year! Really pathetically slow is the iaaf website. Gotzis will be the same later this month and no live stream for that either!
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby felix » Sun May 06, 2012 1:35 pm

PJS wrote:
paul wrote:KJT 6.15 LJ I hear.


thanks Paul... thats down on her PB ... weather conditions?


Group A results show wind behind, with winner at 5.91, but that is the lesser distance group. KJT's tweet said she was "freezing her ass off" (sic!)
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby PJS » Sun May 06, 2012 1:43 pm

felix wrote:
Group A results show wind behind, with winner at 5.91, but that is the lesser distance group. KJT's tweet said she was "freezing her ass off" (sic!)


Lol... I am afraid I dont do twitter...but I am frantically trying to calculate what KJT needs to do in the last two events and how that compares to her PBs and the Olympic standards... and its hurting my head hahahah
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Ecosse » Sun May 06, 2012 1:54 pm

PJS wrote:
felix wrote:
Group A results show wind behind, with winner at 5.91, but that is the lesser distance group. KJT's tweet said she was "freezing her ass off" (sic!)


Lol... I am afraid I dont do twitter...but I am frantically trying to calculate what KJT needs to do in the last two events and how that compares to her PBs and the Olympic standards... and its hurting my head hahahah


From my calcs it looks like she'll have to throw over 41m then run the 800m in 2:14.0. Two pretty big PB's. So it's looking unlikely but she's definitely shown she's capable of getting the A standard in better conditions.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sun May 06, 2012 2:02 pm

Ecosse wrote:
PJS wrote:
felix wrote:
Group A results show wind behind, with winner at 5.91, but that is the lesser distance group. KJT's tweet said she was "freezing her ass off" (sic!)


Lol... I am afraid I dont do twitter...but I am frantically trying to calculate what KJT needs to do in the last two events and how that compares to her PBs and the Olympic standards... and its hurting my head hahahah


From my calcs it looks like she'll have to throw over 41m then run the 800m in 2:14.0. Two pretty big PB's. So it's looking unlikely but she's definitely shown she's capable of getting the A standard in better conditions.


Beat me to it :) A 44m javelin might come in handy...
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sun May 06, 2012 2:05 pm

Lane PB 4.75 pole vault. Bryant 4.55 (5cm off PB)
Brockman pulled out.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby LiamRiley » Sun May 06, 2012 2:06 pm

I agree that she looks to be off the qualifying standard. Still, she seems on for a new personal best and a good opening to the season. Maybe she'll try to get the standard at another multi-meet soon. Although it's not a very strong women's field at Desenzano this year, Thompson is giving a promising performance for a combined-eventer of her age.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sun May 06, 2012 3:28 pm

KJT 37.17 Javelin . 70 cm down on her PB.
Not sure about the maths but I think that she needs a 2.23 for the B and an impossible 2.08 for the A?
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Sun May 06, 2012 3:40 pm

Katarina looks like she will go over 6000pts for the first time which is a good score in the conditions. There should be more to come with possibly two more chances to make the 'A' standard.

Ashley Bryant may end with around 7700pts, just short of his PB, and John Lane could add a couple of hundred to his best and go over 7500pts.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby paul » Sun May 06, 2012 4:11 pm

KJT
6007 PB -- Oly B / UK U20 record
-- great achievement.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Sun May 06, 2012 4:28 pm

Well done to Katarina and over 6000pts for the first time. Good start to the season but it's clear her jumps let her down this weekend otherwise she would have sailed over the 'A' standard. Shame the conditions were not more favourable.

Does anyone know why Kelly didn't finish the 200m?
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Sun May 06, 2012 5:07 pm

Ashley Bryant wins the javelin with 64.60 and moves into second oberall behind Karpov. Outside chance of a PB but possibly fall short. John Lane slips back with only 45m in the javelin. Interesting that Karpov threw the discus further than the javelin which just shows how difficult this event is for some.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Sun May 06, 2012 5:36 pm

Bryant ended up with 7689 and John Lane with 7399 which, I think, is a PB. Karpov won with 8172 meaning no one, male or female, scored the Olympic 'A' standard.
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby paul » Sun May 06, 2012 5:44 pm

...but Karpov is a great athlete, which possibly shows that the conditions really were
not great!
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby felix » Sun May 06, 2012 6:01 pm

KJT tweeted after her javelin:
I've let myself down...I will be attempting to get the Olympic A standard again soon. It's within me...until then gotta finish this 1 off!
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby sidelined » Sun May 06, 2012 6:16 pm

felix wrote:KJT tweeted after her javelin:
I've let myself down...I will be attempting to get the Olympic A standard again soon. It's within me...until then gotta finish this 1 off!


KJT also tweeted a picture of the track before the 800m - it looks very grim and wet.

Given the conditions and the fact that nobody, not even Karpov, got the A standard, I don't think she's let herself down at all. Busting J Ennis's record by 100 or so points is no mean feat. I wonder if she'll go for the heptathlon at the World Juniors?
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby usedtoit33 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:32 pm

6007 in grim conditions? I'd be happy with that! I think it's clear that the A standard is within reach for her in good conditions. To take Jess's Junior record is even better. Congrats KJT!
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Re: Kelly Sotherton & Others

Postby Geoff » Wed May 09, 2012 1:39 pm

KELLY SOTHERTON HAS SCAN ON BACK INJURY

KELLY SOTHERTON had scans yesterday on a back injury that could force retirement and end her dream of saying farewell to athletics at the London Olympics.

Sotherton, 35, pulled out on the first day of her comeback heptathlon in Italy at the weekend with a recurrence of a back injury that threatened her career two years ago.

This, her first heptathlon in four years, ended in pain and tears. Sotherton still needs to reach the Olympic qualifying mark.

“Kelly Sotherton is having her injury assessed today now she’s back in Britain,” said UK Athletics.


“We’ll know more in the next day or so.”

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