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  • #31
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    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Koji Murofushi in the hammer. He's undefeated this year and is more than two meters ahead of the next guy on the yearly list.

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    • #32
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      There's probably 3-4 "locks"...I'll go w/ Ana Guevara in the 400m.

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      • #33
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        Christian Olsson T.J.

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        • #34
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          Hey, "realist"

          The 400h is usually a better bet to go to form than the 100h's or 110h's, IMO. I'll stick with Sanchez, though Hersh makes a good case for the hammer guy.

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          • #35
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            With voting to end August 16, here are your leaders to the question "Which one athlete do you think has the best chance of winning a gold medal at the Paris WC next month?"

            Felix Sanchez 7
            Ana Guevara 5
            Maria Mutola 4
            Robert Fazekas 2
            Allen Johnson 1
            Carolina Kluft 1
            Lars Riedel 1
            Cathy Freeman 1
            Roman Sebrle 1
            Gail Devers 1
            Koji Murofushi 1
            Christian Olsson 1

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            • #36
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              apparantly you didnt read my first post where i stated felix sanchez. I stated that ana guevara was also tough in my second post, but WAS NOT MY PICK!!!!! why am i mad? haha

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              • #37
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                With about 27 days before our voting ends, I believe the scoring goes like this:

                Felix Sanchez 6
                Ana Guevara 5
                Maria Mutola 4
                Robert Fazekas 2
                Christian Olsson 1
                Allen Johnson 1
                Koji Murofushi 1
                Carolina Kluff 1
                Gail Devers 1
                Roman Sebrle 1
                Lars Riedel 1


                The question remains: Do you think has the best chance for a gold medal in Paris next month at the World Championships? Please, only one name per guess. Also, give the event.

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                • #38
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                  "Who do you think has the best chance at a gold medal in Paris next month?"

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                  • #39
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                    I'm kinda amazed that people would pick Lars Riedel or Carolina Kluft as their lock (especially Riedel against Fazekas-Alekna).
                    I actually think Sanchez-Guevara are biggest locks (would go with Guevara because of the potential hurdle problem facing Sanchez). But, because he has no votes so far, because he's a 3-time champ, and because it ain't the Olympics, my vote goes to Hicham El Guerrouj in the 1500, just to put him in the picture. He belongs.
                    Jim Rorick
                    Also like Hersh's Murofushi pick.

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                    • #40
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                      >I'm kinda amazed that people would pick Lars
                      >Riedel or Carolina Kluft as their lock
                      >(especially Riedel against Fazekas-Alekna).

                      I agree re Riedel - actually, Fazekas has been the very clear no. 1 in the world since last year, and to me Riedel isn't the no. 1 favourite, let alone a lock. I have great confidence in Kluft, though. OK, I know Barber has a marginally better SB and has the home-country advantage, but Carro's competitive ability is second to none - not to mention her phenomenal talent. I agree, she's not quite as much of a lock as Guevara, but she's up there.

                      BTW, just so that I'm original, my choice as the lock of the meet is Robert Korzeniowski in the 50k walk.
                      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      • #41
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                        fenton is a LADY who runs clean

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                        • #42
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                          Nice gals finish second

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                          • #43
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                            jeff hartwig--he is due

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                            • #44
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                              Mutola

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                              • #45
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                                Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention lately, but I'd go with Mutola, for various reasons:

                                1)She is in an event where mishaps rarely happen. Sprints, hurdles, multis, and vertical jumps have too many opportunities for error.

                                2)Her recent history is one of running well at major championships. Graf's best chance was in 2001, but Mutola beat her down the stretch. Also, Mutola runs equally well both with and without a rabbit.

                                3)The competition seems a bit lackluster, unless Ceplak is lying low early in the season in order to peak later.

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