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  • Another reason why having the Olympics in 5 months is pretty dumb....

    “Given COVID-19 is an extraordinary circumstance, we’ll have a lot of athletes apply for exemptions.”
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 02-16-2021, 12:55 AM.

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    • Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
      Sorry if this was already discussed but it sure seems kind of lame way to keep Hoare, C. Hunter and maybe others off Aussie Oly team. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...fd527b6c542141
      same way people have always been (and will again) excluded from Team USA

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      • Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
        Sorry if this was already discussed but it sure seems kind of lame way to keep Hoare, C. Hunter and maybe others off Aussie Oly team. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...fd527b6c542141
        It's not that really that bad.

        There is only one automatic nomination per event - National Champion who has a Q or quota place, so that leaves two other places to be filled either by a Q time or ranking quota place.

        All other nominations are discretionary and the selection committtee will be looking for potential to perform well. If an up and comer is smashing highly credentialled athletes on a regular basis overseas and running regular Q times, they are more likely to be considered positively over somebody who runs at national championships but hasn't run fast times or beaten anybody of note.

        The overall aims of selection are:



        The aims of AA’s Nomination Criteria Policy(Aims) are to nominate Athletes:

        (a) to form the most competitive possible athletics team to represent Australia at the Games;and

        (b) that AA considers:
        (i) have the potential to win a medal or finish in the top 8 at the Games;
        (ii) are potential medalists at the 2022 Commonwealth Games;
        (ii) are potential medalists or top 8 finishers at one or more of the 2022(Eugene, USA) and/or 2023 (Budapest, HUN) World Athletics Championships and/or the 2024 Olympic Games.

        In assessing which athletes, apart from auto nominations, best meet the aims, the selection committee will consider (in no priority order), the following:

        9.2The Selection Committee will make their decision under clauses 9, 10 and 11 on a case by case basis, having regard to:
        (a) the Aims of this Nomination Criteria Policy
        (b) world ranking lists;
        (c) previous Olympic Games and World Championships results;
        (d) repeat performances at or near the WA Entry Standard;
        (e) finishing position at the Australian Championships;
        (f) head-to-head record within the Qualification Period, particularly at the Australian Championships;
        (g) other relevant head-to-head performances;
        (h) performances against other Athletes;
        (i) previous championships records which may include any WAchampionship, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games;
        (j) currentform andfitness; and
        (k) any other factor the Selection Committee considers relevant.
        There will only be a real difficulty if there are more than three athletes to choose from on the WA list. That rarely happens in any AUS event and before shutdown last year there were only three athletes on the list with one auto Q. There are now three athletes with auto Q (McSweyn, Ramsden & Hoare) and Gregson who currently has a quota place but probably won't be able to retain it.

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        • Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
          Sorry if this was already discussed but it sure seems kind of lame way to keep Hoare, C. Hunter and maybe others off Aussie Oly team. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...fd527b6c542141
          On another point, the author of the article amuses in the manner in which he demonstrates "by simple maths" that Hoare has demonstrated himself to be a 3:28 outdoor 1500m performer.

          The author's argumentative purpose would not be served by the example of the current indoor 1500m WRH, Samuel Tefara, whose outdoor PB is slightly slower, so he harks back to El G's indoor WR from 24 years ago.

          Simple, indeed.

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          • Shot put at a meeting in Potchefstroom
            Zane Weir 21m11

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            • Originally posted by ItalianFan View Post
              Shot put at a meeting in Potchefstroom
              Zane Weir 21m11
              Wheir? That's inzane!

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              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                Wheir? That's inzane!
                Maybe it was wind assisted?

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                • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

                  Maybe it was wind assisted?
                  1340m altitude.

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                  • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

                    1340m altitude.
                    Then down to 1318.89 metres?

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                    • Outdoors in Australia, Brooke Stratton takes wLJ lead with 6.72 (22-0.5).
                      https://www.instagram.com/jumpers.world/?hl=en

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                      • Always a welcome addition to the digital library -- https://t.co/FU9nFlcj1y?amp=1

                        Stats handbook for Euro Indoors '21

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                        • Originally posted by gm View Post
                          Always a welcome addition to the digital library -- https://t.co/FU9nFlcj1y?amp=1 .Stats handbook for Euro Indoors '21
                          i fancy myself quite the little stats maven and have shelves and shelves of T&F stat books near my desk, but even I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers in that!! 635 pages! I downloaded it, but there's no way I can digest any small portion of that. My hat's off to editor, András Szabó.
                          Obviously a labor of love.
                          Last edited by Atticus; 02-18-2021, 08:19 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                            i fancy myself quite the little stats maven and have shelves and shelves of T&F stat books near my desk, but even I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers in that!! 635 pages! I downloaded it, but there's no way I can digest any small portion of that. My hat's off to editor, András Szabó.
                            Obviously a labor of love.
                            Hopefully, they have production mostly automated.

                            I caught an interesting stat on Page 44, the most medals at a single championships.

                            The most is 2 and all men that won 2 medals only did it once EXCEPT Pavel MASLÁK who got Gold/Bronze three times - 2013, 15, 17!

                            Not somebody I would have thought of off the top of my head.

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                            • Russian Championships

                              Hep - Ilya Shkurenev 6269 WL - almost a 100 off his PR.

                              Reminds me of how awesome Ashton's 6645 was. (6.79 - 8.16 - 14.56 - 2.03 / 7.68 - 5.20 - 2:32.77)

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                              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                Russian Championships

                                Hep - Ilya Shkurenev 6269 WL - almost a 100 off his PR.

                                Reminds me of how awesome Ashton's 6645 was. (6.79 - 8.16 - 14.56 - 2.03 / 7.68 - 5.20 - 2:32.77)
                                Mayer seemed to be out of contention for this record (despite the AR in Belgrade 17'), but considering his recent progression he could still threaten it !
                                Something like : 6.81 - 7.79 - 16.87 - 2.05 - 7.70 - 5.40 - 2.42
                                Depends how he fare with that PV apprehension (he managed a 5.10 on a 8 strides approach a week or so ago).

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