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  • #16
    Hyphenation is the worst of all worlds. Have to change various documents and accounts anyway, last name becomes extra long and doesn't completely fit on some forms and documents, and the spouses still don't have the same last name.

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    • #17
      Dame Valerie Adams will be on the podium.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

        Plenty of women in other professions (eg. politics, music, journalism, acting, etc.) and even other sports (eg. tennis, golf, etc.) hold onto their brand identities by just sticking with their maiden names when they get married. Hyphenations in those professions are the exception, not the rule like it is in track and field. Why is that?
        I think, in some professions, name recognition is in itself important. For example, a well-known lawyer is taking a risk by changing a name well known in legal circles. This is also true in entertainment*. A track and field athlete does not face the same risk in changing her name because will still be good in her event(s). Maybe tennis players and golfers have greater individual name recognition and sponsorship and don't want to risk that.

        *Many pop singers get around this issue by only using a forename e.g. Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ralmcg View Post
          The three women discus throwers that are the most likely to medal are Yaime Perez, Sandra Perkovic, and Denia Caballero. They are the ones to beat.
          And after seeing the women's discus at the US Olympic Trials it is a good possibility that Valarie Allman can beat all of the above ladies and win gold.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ralmcg View Post

            And after seeing the women's discus at the US Olympic Trials it is a good possibility that Valarie Allman can beat all of the above ladies and win gold.
            You also posted that a month before Van Klinken started throwing consistently in the mid 60s and eventually her 70.22m world lead.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ATK View Post

              You also posted that a month before Van Klinken started throwing consistently in the mid 60s and eventually her 70.22m world lead.
              I can now see that one of the three women I mentioned would be the ones to beat may not win gold.

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