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  • #73082

    PAUL wESTON
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    Romell came to the UK due to changing family circumstances, as a couple of other posters have indicated, in 2015. His athletics experience in Jamaica was limited by both his lack of a coach for most of his time there and him being a ‘late developer’ physically. Athletics had nothing to do with him coming over in the middle of his exam years! Since arriving in Croydon he has flourished immensely combining his incredible natural talent with an indomitable commitment to hard work. He is also humble, respectful and appreciative of the opportunities now open to him. He hopes to showcase his talent at the World Junior Champs this summer, but the road to Finland is challenging, both athletically and politically! I was disappointed to see the term ‘plastic brit’ applied to him as it is grossly unfair, as Mystery outlined above.
    Referring back to an earlier comment, it was a fantastic race last Saturday. (One of several actually) Dom Ashwell exploded from the blocks but Romell just managed to get to him on the line. Great stuff! I anticipate great things from both of them this summer.

    #73083

    james
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    thank you Relaygold for the insight… it sounds like you are well informed on the circumstances of this young talent…

    I certainly wish him well, and forgive my association with/use of the term ‘plastic brit’ it is not a term I approve of (hence the quotation marks) and you have answered my curiosity… Hence forth I will be cheering him on !

    #73089

    SteveK26
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    And well done to you, Carterhatch, for stimulating a bit of a debate on this forum.

    It looks like it could be quite a decent GB team at the World Indoors, with both Muir and KJT targeting Birmingham.
    Normally that would worry me a bit, but with no global champs in 2018 this is a good year to go indoors.

    #73090

    PAUL wESTON
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    No problem Carterhatch. Thanks for your response.

    #73092

    Lorraine
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    LOL
    How stupid of me! Of course she is.
    (I think I’m developing a phobia about injured <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0);”>female</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> GB sprinters!!)

    You are probably right; its likely to be about the timing of the Gold Coast <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0);”>Games</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span>.

    Prescod and Edoburun also not going to the Gold Coast so it seems to be a training group/coach decision

    #73093

    Lorraine
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    Romell came to the UK due to changing family circumstances, as a couple of other posters have indicated, in 2015. His athletics experience in Jamaica was limited by both his lack of a coach for most of his time there and him being a ‘late developer’ physically. Athletics had nothing to do with him coming over in the middle of his exam years! Since arriving in Croydon he has flourished immensely combining his incredible natural talent with an indomitable commitment to hard work. He is also humble, respectful and appreciative of the opportunities now open to him. He hopes to showcase his talent at the World Junior Champs this summer, but the road to Finland is <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”color: rgb(0, 153, 0); border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0);”>challenging</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span>, both athletically and politically! I was disappointed to see the term ‘plastic brit’ applied to him as it is grossly unfair, as Mystery outlined above.
    Referring back to an earlier comment, it was a fantastic race last Saturday. (One of several actually) Dom Ashwell exploded from the blocks but Romell just managed to get to him on the line. Great stuff! I anticipate great things from both of them this summer.

    Thanks for the info. You may have some knowledge of what is required for him to get his British Passport. I don’t know anything about his family circumstances but I presume neither of his parents are British otherwise he’d be automatically entitled to a Passport and would have competed at the euro Juniors last Summer.

    #73094

    SteveK26
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    I would prefer to be on the Gold Coast in April, enjoying the ‘Friendly Games’, than back home training.
    But then I love the Commonwealth Games, always have.

    Not everyones cup of tea, I suppose. But conditions likely to be great for sprinting.

    #73096

    Thomas
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    Wow, didn’t expect to see so many messages occur here! Just a further to Romell Glave, I think he had to live for a certain period of time before he can get his passport hence how the European Juniors came too early for him to represent GB.

    Just a further result I’ve seen over the weekend, Sophie McKinna threw an outright PB at Loughborough 17.30m. Rachel Wallader threw 16.67m in the same meet. I don’t think we’ll be too worried with qualifying standards for the Euro’s so much as they are as you’d expect lower than IAAF standards but they are both above the qualifying standard of 16.50m for Berlin. Nice to have as many throwers as possible.

    #73160

    Gavin
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    #73209

    Jamie
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    Question:

    Has anyone ever picked up on the fact that in the indoors (and it seems that it’s mainly GB who do this) we just neglect the one lap 200m?

    I believe Nethaneel MB ran a blinding lap last season in the states, going back a few years Golding, Condon, Malcolm, Devonish all attended and ran well over the distance.

    Fast forward to 2018 we have many 200 meter guys who as far as i’m aware are not going to partake indoors competitively over the distance. 60m I know has major benefits this early in the season, not to mention a naturally preferred option due to it being.. well.. 60 meters.

    It’s always been a lingering thing. I don’t think I can watch Antonio Infantino take a 200m title again, nothing against him just can’t expect a sub 21.

    EVEN JAMES ELLINGTON AND DANNY TALBOT WOULD YEAR IN YEAR OUT TRIAL FOR 60 METERS. (not this year from James of course)

    #73214

    Trevor
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    Has anyone ever picked up on the fact that in the indoors (and it seems that it’s mainly GB who do this) we just neglect the one lap 200m?

    Er, isn’t this a natural consequence of 200 being dropped from major championships? There is less incentive for a 200 specialist to do an indoor season.

    #73217

    SlowMo
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    Let’s face it the 200m Indoors is a bit of a farce, invariably dominated by those in the outside two lanes. The draw advantage is massive.

    #73221

    Lisa
    Participant

    Re. Romell Glave: I believe it takes at least 5 years residence to be eligible for citizenship in most cases. I hope he’s happy to wait for the chance to compete internationally

    #73252

    james
    Participant

    something to wake up to …

    Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record with time of 6.37

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42757493

    #73254

    Lorraine
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    Has anyone ever picked up on the fact that in the indoors (and it seems that it’s mainly GB who do this) we just neglect the one lap 200m?

    Er, isn’t this a natural consequence of 200 being dropped from major championships? There is less incentive for a 200 specialist to do an indoor season.

    Yep. The likes of Marlon Devonish and Christian Malcolm regularly ran the event back in the day when it was still a championship event.

    It’s run more often in America as it’s still an NCAA event. But I wonder if NMB will bother with the event now he’s finished College.

    #73255

    Lorraine
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    Re. Romell Glave: I believe it takes at least 5 years residence to be eligible for citizenship in most cases. I hope he’s happy to wait for the chance to compete internationally

    So that would be 2020 before he’s eligible then.

    #73260

    Thomas
    Participant

    Re. Romell Glave: I believe it takes at least 5 years residence to be eligible for citizenship in most cases. I hope he’s <span class=”vm-hook-outer vm-hook-default”><span class=”vm-hook” style=”border-color: transparent transparent rgb(0, 153, 0); color: rgb(0, 153, 0);”>happy</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> to wait for the chance to compete internationally

    So that would be 2020 before he’s eligible then.

    Well he’s hoping to compete at the World Juniors so not sure he’ll have to wait that long.

    #73261

    Gavin
    Participant
    something to wake up to …

    Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record with time of 6.37

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42757493

    There’s talk of it not being ratified though because there’s unlikely to have been drug testing at the meeting. Shame.

    #73262

    Lisa
    Participant

    Impressive performance. Of course he would be the 100m world champion if not for Ghastly Gatlin.

    #73266

    SteveK26
    Participant

    I don’t think the eligibility rules are that rigid any more. So many Kenyans , for example, seem to transfer allegiance to other countries with no fuss at all.

    So I would be surprised if Rommell Glave isn’t competing for GB this season.

    #73268

    Richard
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    I don’t think the eligibility rules are that rigid any more. So many Kenyans , for example, seem to transfer allegiance to other countries with no fuss at all.

    So I would be surprised if Rommell Glave isn’t competing for GB this season.

    Some countries of course have much laxer ‘rules’ in giving sportspeople passports! Where the IAAF rules are currently strict is that no transfers of allegiance have been allowed recently. I don’t think this would apply to Romell Glave who moved as a child and would have never represented Jamaica. I also wonder whether his age may mean that the 5 years wouldn’t necessarily apply in his case.

    #73276

    Levi
    Participant

    something to wake up to …

    Christian Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record with time of 6.37

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42757493

    There’s talk of it not being ratified though because there’s unlikely to have been drug testing at the meeting. Shame.

    Lool..hoping it’ll be ratified because Coleman may have also broken a few speed records driving to Atlanta to get tested before mid-night

    #73277

    Levi
    Participant

    Just wanted to add to the comments on Romel..Nice job Paul Weston at Croydon Harriers…and well done Puma for supporting a host of great future sprinting talent in the UK :yahoo: !

    #73356

    larkim
    Participant

    Thought it was an absence of electronic starting blocks which might scupper the WR claim (I did read about his dash to give a sample too though!)

    Whether it is ratified or not, it’s a fine time!

    #73661

    james
    Participant

    Surely Asha Philip’s opening 60m of 7.18 deserves a mention …

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