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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    ...Leaving the door wide-open for Tortu to snatch the gold medal off his neck. How fast has Tortu gone this year?
    Tortu 10.10 and 20.36 this year

    PB of 9.99 from 2018

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  • Weights&Shoes
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    Originally posted by Track&Field Fan View Post
    Shame about Japan's first exchange. For a team known for high quality exchanges, that has to be devastating for that to happen in their home Olympics, especially after 2016's great race. Their lead-off seemed to be running well. I wonder what they would have run.
    Totally sucks. After 2016 all eyes were on the crop of young sprinters (Sani-Brown, Kiriyu, Yamagata, Cambridge) they had and everything moving forward was to build up to Tokyo. Been shaky ever since.

    Originally posted by lexvid View Post

    Yah, they got off to a great start with Brown to Blake. The exchanges between Blake to Rodney to De Grasse left a tenth or so on the table, but that's the nature of relays. Italians and GB were brilliant in finding the best balance stretching the zones.

    Perfect is another word for flirting with disaster in this event!
    Brown to Blake was shaky too, almost thought they were about to bobble.

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  • beebee
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    Pretty much. Along with CC being benched for 2 years.

    Methinks Carl ought to take over the coaching duties. Whenever he was on a relay, they dared not fuck up. Once more, he had pretty much the same group of guys for the better part of 5 years. When too many of our guys keep falling off the radar in the open 100, from year to year, that opens the door for chaos in the relay.
    Agreed...as great as Lewis was as an individual performer he took those relays dead serious...no "let's get everyone a medal" dumbshit.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by ATK View Post

    Your right. 19.95 while at LSU in 2016. Also a 100m PB of 9.99 while at LSU in 2017. Both his 100 and 200 have gotten significantly slower since.

    In 2021 he has only run 10.28 and 20.56
    ...Leaving the door wide-open for Tortu to snatch the gold medal off his neck. How fast has Tortu gone this year?

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  • Weights&Shoes
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    Tortu has been one of my favourite upcoming sprinters over the past 4-5 years. Every single race he always does that perfect, hard dip....it finally paid off. Even Michael Johnson just complimented his perfect form on the BBC, compared to NMB's form swaying side-to-side.

    Think I said earlier in the thread Jacobs and Tortu have to be on the straight legs. I just wasn't sure if Tortu had the run down ability.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

    Different runners?
    Different coach?
    Luck?
    Pretty much. Along with CC being benched for 2 years.

    Methinks Carl ought to take over the coaching duties. Whenever he was on a relay, they dared not fuck up. Once more, he had pretty much the same group of guys for the better part of 5 years. When too many of our guys keep falling off the radar in the open 100, from year to year, that opens the door for chaos in the relay.

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  • lexvid
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    Originally posted by Weights&Shoes View Post
    Hey Mitchell-Blake, now you know how it feels you did that in 2017 lol.

    Canada had some bad exchanges. I thought they were going to win.
    Yah, they got off to a great start with Brown to Blake. The exchanges between Blake to Rodney to De Grasse left a tenth or so on the table, but that's the nature of relays. Italians and GB were brilliant in finding the best balance stretching the zones.

    Perfect is another word for flirting with disaster in this event!

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  • Track&Field Fan
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    Shame about Japan's first exchange. For a team known for high quality exchanges, that has to be devastating for that to happen in their home Olympics, especially after 2016's great race. Their lead-off seemed to be running well. I wonder what they would have run.

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  • t_monk
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    I am genuinely pleased! Jamaica didn’t medal, but I am ELATED for Italy!!!!

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    What is his 100 PR? I thought he once ran 19.95 when he was in college. Or am I confusing him with someone else?
    Your right. 19.95 while at LSU in 2016. Also a 100m PB of 9.99 while at LSU in 2017. Both his 100 and 200 have gotten significantly slower since.

    In 2021 he has only run 10.28 and 20.56

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    What is his 100 PR? I thought he once ran 19.95 when he was in college. Or am I confusing him with someone else?
    His best times are 9.99 and 19.95.

    His bests this year are 10.28 and 20.56.

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  • Weights&Shoes
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    Originally posted by 1.609 View Post
    Tortu outran DeGrasse! OMG! Tortu tore through.
    More like ADG had a huge deficit. No way he was going to catch Tortu. If Canada had better passes he would've got gold.

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  • gm
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    What a gorgeous run by Tortu to grab the gold. Fantastic finish and a welcome result.

    Can we hire the Japan coach, BTW?

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  • Trickstat
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    That was GB's first medal on the male side.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by tm71 View Post
    Mitchell Blake is pissed and inconsolable and he is right he uncharacteristically tied up and lost it
    What is his 100 PR? I thought he once ran 19.95 when he was in college. Or am I confusing him with someone else?

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