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  • SQUACKEE
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    i see felix still as a "little girl" compared to her potential. the sky is the limit. what a talent.

    p.s. there is a dark and evil part of me who does not see her as a little girl but a beautiful woman, but thats another story.

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  • XML
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    >>This will be a rivalry for the next 4 years.

    rudeboy.. good posts here in this thread so don't mean to me negative, but I would rewrite the above as:

    "If we are insanely lucky, this will be a rivalry for the next 4 years."

    Youth. Injuries. Pressure. Luck-good or bad. Etc. Etc.

    Very young, and 4 years is a long time. We will be lucky if both are still in the sport in 4 years; very lucky if they are pushing each other to another level at 200/400m.

    We can only hope.

    Cheers

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  • eldrick
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    >Do you think it's impossible for VC to beat
    AF? For starters, she is quicker
    >than AF and will always be<

    that's a very bold statement

    vc ran a near-flawless race last year in good sprint conditions for 22.05

    af run a slow curve ( she was miles behind coming into the stretch ) & then powered thru for 22.16

    no one is going to convince me that if she'd really attacked the curve that she'd have "fatigued away" all that advantage in the stretch

    it's a fairly conservative estimate that if she'd attacked the curve, she'd have run probably about 22 flat

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  • paulthefan
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    breathtaking!... simply breathtaking... to see that utterly frail looking creature pull away from the others is worth playing again and again and again... utterly breathtaking... Nefer-who could not hold a candle in the court of Felix.. .. she is otherworldly beautiful, grace personified.

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  • tafnut
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    Is it me or does Felix look like the busts of Nefertiti? Classic good looks.
    (they just showed her on the medal stand getting her gold)

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  • tafnut
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    >>I am saying VC has equal chance of>winning in 2007 and 2008.<<

    I hope she does - we need more and better rivalries to keep the interest high. :-)

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  • rudeboy
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    You seem so sure that the window of opportunity has already closed. I see no reason VC cannot beat AF in a WC or OG final. It's all about preparation and I don't think VC was properly prepared for this 200M. I am not saying that AF cannot win the 200m in 2007 and 2008. I am saying VC has equal chance of winning in 2007 and 2008.

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  • tafnut
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    Can VC beat AF? Yes. Will she - in the Big Ones? No. Felix is still on the learning curve that VC has already mastered. The window of opportunity for VC beating AF is already closed, and, barring injury, shall remain so.

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  • rudeboy
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    Do you think it's impossible for VC to beat
    AF? For starters, she is quicker than AF and will always be. All she needs to do is work on her stamina. Remember that AF still hasn't run faster than the 22.05 VC ran last year. I know AF is young and has plenty of time ahead of her, but VC is relatively young also. This will be a rivalry for the next 4 years.

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  • tafnut
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    >There is no doubt that VC will beat Felix over 200m in the coming years.<<

    This gets a 'hope springs eternal' Tafny nomination.

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  • TrakFan
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    There is a conflict of interest where her current
    >coaching situation is concerned. I hope she wakes up soon.

    What the conflict of interest?

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  • DentyCracker
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    >Yeah, anyone else know more details about Campbell's injury and fitness? My
    >impression is that she's not 100%.

    She 100% fit.
    However, she was injured (her fault, she said so herself) She was training unsupervised in 90+ degree weather in Arkansas and strained her hamstring before the first meet that she pulled out of. She aggravated the injury at national trials. She is fully fit (in that the leg is rehabbed). Of course the time spent to rehab the leg robbed her of valuable training time so she wasn't as sharp as she wanted to be.
    She focussed more on the 100 this year (bad move I think). This was obvious in the 200 as she came off the turn so fast she was out of control. Had she run a proper race she could have had a medal, possibly even silver.

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  • Thor
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    "Felix is just getting started....don't hold your breath waiting for VC to challenge her a create a rivalry"

    Waiting for what? VC is the olympic champion, Felix got silver. This rivalry has been going on for two years already.

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  • 26mi235
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    Don't expect AF to be standing still, she is getting better every year. Her time on this track and after the rounds is pretty impressive. I am not sure that she will break 22 this year, as she may have focused primarily on the WCs and start tapering back soon. Next year I would expect her to get lucky at least once and give us the first sub 22 of the true new millenium.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    <<Marion WHO?>>

    That still has yet to be determined. Except for Inger Miller (21.77 in 1999), no one, since 1995, other than Marion, has broken 22.00. If Z├╝rich has the 200 this year, Allyson should run it...

    ...But then again, I'm itching for her to enter the 400 and drop her PR by a wide-enough margin to give both Sanya and Tonique cramps on the final stretch.

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