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

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • Italy were my dark horse to win Bronze! Definitely didn't expect Gold.

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                      • I am speechless

                        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?
                        10.10 in the heats here

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                        • Originally posted by Weights&Shoes View Post

                          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.
                          Do you know if Sani-Brown has been injured? Did not look good in the 200. And what about Cambridge?

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                          • Originally posted by Weights&Shoes View Post

                            Brown to Blake was shaky too, almost thought they were about to bobble.
                            So they run 37.70 to Bronze with 3 terrible exchanges...just off the CR of 37.64. Go figure LOL.

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                            • Originally posted by Trackrunner View Post
                              Italy is inspired by that 100M and high jump gold. The power of inspiration is what brought them relay gold.
                              Don't forget the two 20KW golds also.

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                              • Originally posted by Track&Field Fan View Post

                                Do you know if Sani-Brown has been injured? Did not look good in the 200. And what about Cambridge?
                                I think Sani-Brown has been injured. He trains with the Tumbleweed group in Jacksonville, Florida with the likes of Bromell, De Grasse, Gemili. He pulled out of a couple of ATL meets this season although went to the trials in Japan where he performed sub-par. I think he finished 7th in 100m, he then pulled out of the 200m. No idea what's happening with Cambridge. I remember checking the trial results and noticed he couldn't make the 100m final!

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