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  • 18.99s
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    Yesterday was what, the 6th time Little was beaten by Bol this season? It's time for Little to switch to the flat 400m or fix her technique. That flailing arms hurdling style doesn't cut it at this level.

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  • lonewolf
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    Watching the stream of Womens TJ, I could not figure out if they were using "no mark, no foul" or visual foul. Jumpers have always gotten away with huge visual fouls that did not touch the plasticine while a 1 mm foul will almost always leave a crescent on a properly prepared board.
    Rojas fouled a lot but got a white flag on two jumps that, although they conceivably did not touch the plasticine, were blatant visual fouls while some jumps were red-flagged that, even with the eagle-eye, I would have called fair. It does not appear they could have even touched the plasticine. (I ascribe to the universal board judge's credo that "ties go to the jumper").

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  • Weights&Shoes
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    Good meet, nice way to wrap up an amazing season. Not sure where this season ranks with others over the past 2 decades but I would say it's up there.

    - ETH wrapping up a magical season with another 10.6...loved her IG story with all of the DL Champs at the end.
    - Good to see Kambundji get another PB this late in the season and Del Ponte get another 10.9.
    - VERY happy for DAS...after getting injured at the worst possible time to steadily come back and end just off her PB in 100 shows the form she was in. She was definitely in low 10.7/low 21.7 form pre-injury.
    - Neita with new PBs in both the 100/200. I felt if she had a better lane on the outside in the 200 it would've been much lower.
    - Michael Cherry wrapped up an amazing season and got rewarded with a World Champs bye.
    - Good to see PB's from Amusan and Visser.
    - Mboma needs to fix that 1st 100 and again, I'd love to see her break that WR just to shove it to WA.
    - Great seasons from Kung Fu Kenny, DeGrasse and Kerley. Really want to see how far ADG can go if he ever gets that 1st half of his races.
    - Thrilling finish from Cheriyot and Jakob
    - Hodgekinson wrapping up a breakout year and GBR middle distancing overall looking great on both sides.
    - Devon Allen is rolling. Hopefully this setups next year with WC's on his home track.
    - I definitely felt Hayes' emotion at the end of her 400 race. She's been through a lot of ups and downs this season.

    IMO Fred Kerley is the overall #1 in Men's 100 this season. Jacobs didn't race much and while he's the OG Champion and ran a 9.80 to completely shut down, Kerley has continued to run and win races. Jacobs disappearing on the track (not Instagram) just doesn't sit right with me.

    As for flags in the Diamond League I don't see the issue and have no problem with it. Athletes are usually introduced by name and country at the start-line in all meets, nothing wrong with repping your home country pride wherever you compete. And in some of the countries these meets are held there's always people in the stands who emigrated and are attending to support their home country like Jamaica, USA etc.
    Last edited by Weights&Shoes; 09-10-2021, 04:55 PM.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post

    After the Olympic 400m, Cherry told Lewis Johnson "I should have dove." So I think he learned his own lesson rather quickly.
    Seeing it live, I thought he tripped James at the line like a punter trying to prevent a punt returner from taking it to the house. However that wasn't the case from the head on view.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by ATK View Post
    Between the mascots at some meets, sometimes the bottles or sports drinks and branded towels they try to give athletes after crossing the line, the meet organizers want photos, videos and moments to share from their meet. I'm sure if they could get the winners to hold up signs that said "I love the Zurich diamond league" as they crossed the line, they would do it just for years of promotion.

    Also, come on...you exaggerated the flowers and flag a bit here. They handed Hayes the flowers while she was on the ground. And for the flag, the person patiently waited for the right moment and draped it on her back like a cape. Very similar to how Kirani James draped the flag around Gardiner after the Olympic 400m. I thought it was a nice gesture especially in the midst of making Hayes feel like a champion despite a rollercoaster season.
    I was trying to get to bagpipes and tissues

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by smj View Post
    I do think it would be nice to see something like cycling where the world champion wears a distinctive jersey all year while they are reigning champ. Champs also wear rainbow stripes on their jersey sleeves for the rest of their career. Similarly national champions wear their national champ jersey while they are reigning champs. It breaks up the parade of trade team kit and for T&F would give a break from races full of the same Nike kit.
    I love this idea which I talked about a few years ago. Of course you only get to wear the champion's jersey when you're competing in the event in which you won a championship. Under this system Dina Asher-Smith could have worn the world champion's jersey in the 200 but not the 100.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by Mr Lover Lover View Post
    Well I think by next year they will have to go back to the drawing board on these events because Mboma will be in Eugene and perhaps medaling again and Niyonsaba will definitely be carrying home a Gold medal thats for certain. She has another year to play with.
    I didn't realize until yesterday that the 1500 was also a protected event. I guess Faith Kipyegon should as thankful to the folks making the DSD rules as Shaunae Miller and Athing Mu.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by El Toro View Post
    The BVI has more than 600,000 incorporations registered, with more than 5,000 new companies registering every month.
    With no physical presence necessary - just an e-mail address?

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post

    There are probably more companies than that registered in the BVI to avoid tax!

    For the 2012 London Olympics, I think their T&F team consisted of one woman sprinter (Tahesia Harrigan??), She and her husband stayed in a small village about 5 miles from where I live to prepare for the Games.
    Probably???

    The BVI has more than 600,000 incorporations registered, with more than 5,000 new companies registering every month.

    https://www.offshorecompany.com/comp...tion/benefits/

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  • smj
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    I do think it would be nice to see something like cycling where the world champion wears a distinctive jersey all year while they are reigning champ. Champs also wear rainbow stripes on their jersey sleeves for the rest of their career. Similarly national champions wear their national champ jersey while they are reigning champs. It breaks up the parade of trade team kit and for T&F would give a break from races full of the same Nike kit.

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  • dukehjsteve
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    I'm also getting a bit tired of seeing all these athletes flopping all over the ground. It seems to be a new thing.

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  • Olli
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    Originally posted by JMysterio View Post

    Viren didn't wrap himself in the flag. He did a victory lap win Finnish fans following him waving the Finnish flag.

    EDIT: That was in 1972. But I don't think flag wrapping first started well into the millineum.
    In Virén's time, it would have been considered disrespectful towards the flag to wrap one's sweaty body in it. When Tiina Lillak used the flag as a shawl after having won silver in 1984, I remember thinking "what in the earth is she doing". O tempora, o mores.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
    Likewise the two middle legs of the Dutch men's relay final were preposterous, a 43.7 from a 46 guy and a 44.2 from an 800 specialist.
    The latter, Tony Van Diepen has won European indoor 400m medals with a best indoor time of 46.06, so he is pretty quick for an 800m runner who has just sneaked under 1:45.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    McMaster is from the British Virgin Islands. I was astounded to discover that there are a grand total of 30.000 citizens of BVI!!
    There are probably more companies than that registered in the BVI to avoid tax!

    For the 2012 London Olympics, I think their T&F team consisted of one woman sprinter (Tahesia Harrigan??), She and her husband stayed in a small village about 5 miles from where I live to prepare for the Games.
    Last edited by Trickstat; 09-10-2021, 12:44 PM.

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  • Awsi Dooger
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    Originally posted by ATK View Post
    Is there a case for Bol to rank #2 in the world ahead of Muhammad in the 400mH (#1 ahead of Sydney?)

    Or Olympics keeps them safe?
    I'd say no chance. That one race dictated the pecking order, and properly so.

    Muhammad was eligible to run in Diamond League finals but chose not to. She might have been the only Tokyo medalist who competed in Eugene, then traveled to Europe, but competed only once and opted out of the finals. That poor effort in Lausanne when Bol defeated her easily might have been enough to convince Muhammad to pack it in.

    I was very pleased that Bol finished it out today. She had a near flawless season but it would have ended on a real sour note if she had lost the two biggest races, especially after defeating Shamier Little every prior meeting. Bol sustained enough energy to use 15 steps throughout today, just like Tokyo. That is huge for her because it enables her to hurdle with her strong left leg every time. Bol's right lead is comparatively awful right now, maybe the greatest disparity I've ever seen for an elite hurdler. It is mostly a bloop. Her results really advanced once she got strong enough to use 15 throughout, compared to previously when it was 16 on 9 and 10.

    Also, I wasn't posting here during the Olympics so I'm not sure if that mixed relay race received full scrutiny. The Dutch coaching staff had to be absolutely sick at the way it turned out. They gained a total of 1.41 seconds via the two changes made from heat to final. Liemarvin Bonevacia opened the final with 44.80 compared to Jochem Dobber 45.56 in the heat. Bol split 49.74 during the third leg of the final compared to Lisanne deWitte 50.39 in the heat. However, the two holdover legs worsened a total of 1.03 seconds. Lieke Klaver on second leg dropped from 50.37 to 50.70, and most devastatingly Ramsey Angela at anchor collapsed from 44.37 to 45.07. Angela got too confident entering the final turn and accelerated early. He led for a long time but gave way late and faded to 4th, beaten .49 for gold and .14 for bronze. Ramsey then anchored the men's 4 x 400 to 44.23 in the heat and 44.12 in the final, winning silver. The outlier clearly was the 45.07 in the mixed final.

    I felt awful for those mixed athletes because I've followed the deWitte sisters YouTube channel for a couple of years. This was the big chance. Those videos are a very interesting look at the lifestyle, mindset, training schedules and struggles of borderline world class track athletes. I remember when Femke Bol started appearing in those videos. She was the grinning lanky newcomer who had a positive attitude about everything. Any training session through the forest was great. Lactic was great. Obviously at the time I assumed I would never see her name outside of those obscure videos.

    Lieke Klaver is built like a heptathlete. She is fast and tightens up late. But I have no idea how Lisanne deWitte ran 50.39 in the first place. She is more like 52 on a good day. Likewise the two middle legs of the Dutch men's relay final were preposterous, a 43.7 from a 46 guy and a 44.2 from an 800 specialist. Other than Ramsey Angela screwing up one leg of the mixed relay Netherlands would have been the touted relay maximizing country exiting Tokyo, instead of Poland.

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