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    berkeley
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    And fun to watch with Lasitskene's icy intensity and McDermott's "come on!" pre-jump routine.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by ATK View Post
    I was thinking he meant young in terms of age. Of the 5 women who jumped 2m last year, 4 of them are 25 or younger. Even Lasitskene is 29 years old (today!) which is relatively young considering names like Ruth Beitia (37) and Blanca Vlasic (33) won medals into their 30s (Rio 2016)
    I was thinking of Lasit's advanced geezerhood when I answered. Even McDermott, who looks young, is already a middle-aged 25!

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  • DET59
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    Originally posted by ATK View Post

    I was thinking he meant young in terms of age. Of the 5 women who jumped 2m last year, 4 of them are 25 or younger. Even Lasitskene is 29 years old (today!) which is relatively young considering names like Ruth Beitia (37) and Blanca Vlasic (33) won medals into their 30s (Rio 2016)
    Thanks ATK, hence the quotation marks around "young." The top half of the Olympic final averaged around 25 years old, with a 19 year old (Mahuchikh)

    and a 22 year old (Vashti) in the group. Lasitskene is the "old lady" of the bunch. Should be some exciting comps between now and Paris '24

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Not sure about that; here's 100 years of WR Progresson, but I do agree with the premise of your post!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%...rd_progression
    I was thinking he meant young in terms of age. Of the 5 women who jumped 2m last year, 4 of them are 25 or younger. Even Lasitskene is 29 years old (today!) which is relatively young considering names like Ruth Beitia (37) and Blanca Vlasic (33) won medals into their 30s (Rio 2016)
    ATK
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    Last edited by ATK; 01-14-2022, 07:17 PM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by DET59 View Post
    On the world stage, women's high jump right now is a relatvely "young" event
    Not sure about that; here's 100 years of WR Progresson, but I do agree with the premise of your post!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%...rd_progression

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  • DET59
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    Vashti Cunningham, two-time Olympian who just turned 23, jumped a PR 6'7-1/2" last year She's been around so long but is just maturing and ready for a breakout year. Doesn't overdo it, doesn't have chronic injuries, etc. She's ready to move the American record to 6'9" On the world stage, women's high jump right now is a relatvely "young" event and incredibly competitive.

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  • Mr Lover Lover
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    Originally posted by 58Commander View Post
    Looking forward to Michael Normans season. I am always intrigued by runners who have tremendous physical capabilities but never live up to the expectations in the biggest meets. And he is exhibit A. I'm hoping that with some of the pressure off and expectations lowered, he becomes the comeback story of the year.
    I think he needs to go down to the shorter distances. Something seems to have occurred since that Injury. Tokyo was not a bad attempt mind you.

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  • 1.609
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    Christine Mboma. I am starting to understand why some people value entertainment over boredom. At any cost. 😜

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  • 58Commander
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    Looking forward to Michael Normans season. I am always intrigued by runners who have tremendous physical capabilities but never live up to the expectations in the biggest meets. And he is exhibit A. I'm hoping that with some of the pressure off and expectations lowered, he becomes the comeback story of the year.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Dave View Post
    Since the US hasn’t had a top -ated men’s hammer thrower for a long time, I’m looking forward to seeing Rudy Winker’s continued rise.
    We're in a definite 'Golden Era' for USA HTing - besides the strong throwing of the wHTers, men had an 82, two 79s and a 78m thrower. This year we could have both a man and woman medal at the WC!

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  • Dave
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    Since the US hasn’t had a top rated men’s hammer thrower for a long time, I’m looking forward to seeing Rudy Winker’s continued rise. I figured he’d medal last Year year but no such luck.

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Atticus
    It's alive!!
    this is not a joking matter

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  • 1.609
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    Originally posted by Atticus
    It's alive!!
    The one thing distinguishing it from a virus.

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  • The Klingon
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    LOL!!!!

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by lil boi View Post

    I don't skate, nor did I ask you anything. Got anything substantial to respond with to my post? ... Great talk. Bye.
    And a terminal goodbye for you.

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