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  • #85851

    Richard
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    I reckon Vetter knows what he’s doing. He’s coached by Boris Obergfoll, of course great athletes don’t necessarily make great coaches, but I guess they both at least understand the language of the elite.

    5 of the 19 90m men are German, that doesn’t happen by accident. 4 Finns and as far as I can see no other country has more than one.

    Fine from Walsh. If he Kovacs and Crouser all come together in a comp with a fast circle on a nice sunny day, who knows what might happen. That’s one WR that needs taking down.

    #86036

    Gavin
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    Any predictions for how far Vetter will throw this year? I’ll say he goes over 97 but no WR (this year).

    A ton of Brits are due to take part in the Queensland Track Classic tomorrow (entry lists here). No live stream or TV coverage unfortunately.

    Over in the States, their big meetings get under way with the Texas Relays and Florida Relays starting tomorrow.

    On Friday, Karissa Schweizer & Gwen Jorgensen are down to make their 10,000m debuts at the Stanford Invitational. Can Schweizer threaten the NCAA record of 31:18?

    #86744

    Ewan Clarke
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    Zharnel Hughes 20.23 (-1.6) in Australia Today. He’s looking great heading into the CWG.

    #86748

    Gavin
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    Results from the Brisbane meeting:
    http://liveresults.qldathletics.org.au/2018/180328_QTC/index.htm

    Looks like Zharnel Hughes’ run was the performance of the evening (see ECC99’s post above).
    Sarah McDonald did well in the 800 to beat all the specialists bar one.

    Some of the sprint times suggest it might have been more blustery at times than the wind readings indicate?

    #86760

    james
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    perhaps someone can explain to me why Zarenl Hughes is not representing his home island of Anguilla at the games…

    (I absolutely understand why he otherwise represents Team GB, and the status of Anguilla – just curious)

    #86803

    Ian
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    Results from the Brisbane meeting:
    http://liveresults.qldathletics.org.au/2018/180328_QTC/index.htm

    Looks like Zharnel Hughes’ <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);”>run</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> was the performance of the evening (see ECC99’s post above).
    Sarah McDonald did well in the 800 to beat all the <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);”>specialists</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> bar one.

    Some of the <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);”>sprint</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> times suggest it might have been more blustery at times than the wind readings indicate?

    That’s a very good performance by McDonald but looks like a few have gone right off the boil.

    #86808

    Caspar
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    Zharnel Hughes is in shape! Expect him to threaten 20.00 pretty hard at the Games.

    #87418

    Gavin
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    That’s a very good performance by McDonald but looks like a few have gone right off the boil.

    Maybe just rustiness? But, if so, that begs the question why haven’t they tried to fit another race in before the Games.

    #87515

    SteveK26
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    perhaps someone can explain to me why Zarenl Hughes is not representing his home island of Anguilla at the games…

    (I absolutely understand why he otherwise represents Team GB, and the status of Anguilla – just curious)

    Don’t know, but I reckon once he made the switch to GB it was total commitment.

    He is going to be starved of relay support, unfortunately. Could have been a great squad.

    #88239

    Matt
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    New British Hammer Record for Nick Miller in Stanford 78.29m WL.

    Great start to the season and he was already the big favourite for the Com Games.

    #88250

    SteveK26
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    Wow, thats a massive PB. (Previous best 77-55 from nearly 3 years ago).

    We won’t have that many gold medal favourites in track and field in Brisbane, no more than a handful. But two of them will be hammer throwers.

    Ursus will be well happy!

    #88330

    Matt
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    Followed by Sophie Hitchon 76.41m NR and WL!

    Great early season form which should comfortably win them the Gold in Oz. Hopefully they can continue it for the much greater challenges at the Euros.

    #88550

    Matt
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    Followed by Sophie Hitchon 76.41m NR and WL!

    Great early season form which should comfortably win them the Gold in Oz. Hopefully they can continue it for the much greater challenges at the Euros.

    Apologies, it turns out it was 71.41 and not 76.41! Still a solid throw but not as exciting as the alternative!

    #88588

    RunUnlimited
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    New British Hammer Record for Nick Miller in Stanford 78.29m WL.

    Great start to the season and he was already the big favourite for the Com Games.

    And excellent start for Miller! Hope he can keep it going through to the Commonwealth Games and the rest of the season. 🙂

    #88785

    Richard
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    Ursus will be well happy!

    He is!

    Very impressive from Miller. 80’s now in range. Good news is that there’s some domestic competition to keep him honest with Chris Bennett already over 75 this year. Young Norris as mentioned above is one of another three already over 70. Shame Sophie is a domestic island.

    More sadly in matters hammer, Sergy Litvinov snr died last month having only just turned 60. His 86.04 from 1986 is still 3rd on the all time lists. Former WR holder and 3 time global champion.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  Richard.
    #88799

    david
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    My murkey memory but a gathered that perhaps too many RUS athletes are dying young, so how did their lives workout after they retired, or what was done to their bodies while they were athletes?… Just a loose, just an impression, thought.

    Delighted about Miller and the present UK HT developments.

    #88854

    Pete
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    perhaps someone can explain to me why Zarenl Hughes is not representing his home island of Anguilla at the games…

    (I absolutely understand why he otherwise represents <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);”>Team</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span> GB, and the status of Anguilla – just curious)

    Don’t know, but I reckon once he made the switch to GB it was total commitment.

    He is going to be starved of relay <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);”>support</span><span class=”vm-hook-icon” style=”display: inline-block;”></span></span>, unfortunately. Could have been a great squad.

    It’s because Anguilla have an athletics federation that competes in IAAF competition.

    He can’t compete for GBR and Anguilla as Anguilla compete in IAAF competitions where GBR also compete which gives them nation status which therefore would mean competing for two nations which you obviously can’t do.
    Before anyone argues an exception could be made for Commonwealth Games, that would set a precedent which allows athletes to compete for Anguilla in IAAF World Championships against GBR, but then competing for GBR in Olympics. It doesn’t work.

    However, GBR athletes can compete for England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey etc. because they don’t compete in IAAF competitions and aren’t considered nations in the same capacity as BOTs that have an athletics federation.

    If Anguilla were to remove their IAAF affiliation and therefore not compete in IAAF competitions then Anguillan athletes could compete for GBR in Olympics and WC as well as Anguilla in Commonwealth Games. But that of course means that all athletes in WC and OG would represent GBR and Anguilla would only be seen in the CWG.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  Pete.
    #88870

    james
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    Thank you Peterwill, that will explain it !

    #88884

    Ian
    Participant

    Alex Yee clocked an impressive 14:05 at the Dulwich Parkrun today, a 27 second PB on this flat tarmac course. From a selfish point of view, I hope he just sticks with the running and forgets about the triathlon.

    #89220

    david
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    Miller 76.77 76.86 78.29 76.36 – –
    Has there ever been a more consistant series?

    #89273

    Johannes
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    Thanks Peterwill. The issue’s been bugging me for years, so your explanation is welcomed.

    In that case, Anguilla should relinquish their IAAF status since their best athletes are going to switch anyway. That way, at least Hughes and Proctor can compete for them at CWGs as opposed to not at all.

    #90663

    Caspar
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    A result that seems to have gone under the radar – Molly Caudery jumped a 15cm PB last weekend, clearing 4.50m for the first time. This puts her top of the National U20 Outdoor rankings, and now =9th on the World U20 All-Time list with another year to go as a Junior. We’ll have to see whether this represents a one-off, but she is now only 14cm off the World Junior (Outdoor) Record. Will struggle to get a medal at the Commonwealths with 3 women over 4.70m this year but still, a big talent.

    #92605

    Matt
    Participant

    I make it 4 pbs out of 5 for Tim Duckworth at the Specs Invitational in America.

    100m – 10.40 (1.0) PB
    LJ – 8.03m (0.0) PB
    Shot – 13.71m PB
    HJ – 2.13m
    400m – 48.92 PB

    Total 4568 after Day 1.

    Let’s hope he keeps it together tomorrow on Day 2!

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Matt.
    #92643

    Lorraine
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    Excellent Day 1 score for Duckworth. Let’s hope he smashes the 8000 barrier tomorrow.

    #92657

    Geoff
    Participant

    An almost Daleyesque first day score. I think he’ll be disappointed not to score 8200 as his PBs add up to over 8400. Of course, anything can happen but there is a good chance of a big score.

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