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  • #16
    http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story/0, ... 22,00.html

    Donna MacFarlane feels a bit shafted by this year:s rankings:

    MacFarlane, ranked No. 9 by the magazine last year, was left off the list this year, despite having a more consistent international season.

    Her year included two major wins at grand prix races in Lucerne and Doha, and a second-place finish in the biggest Golden League race of the season -- the Bislett Games in Oslo.

    It appears MacFarlane was penalised for her disastrous Osaka world championships campaign, where she failed to finish the heat after her shoe was ripped off by the spikes of a competitor in the first 200m of the race.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by EPelle
      It appears MacFarlane was penalised for her disastrous Osaka world championships campaign, where she failed to finish the heat after her shoe was ripped off by the spikes of a competitor in the first 200m of the race.
      She should have used the Rudisha Ploy. Not have raced there at all!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by guru
        Originally posted by gh
        Originally posted by Highland
        Wow - the first thing I noticed was that there is only one U.S. woman ranked in any of the field events. Just two U.S. men in the 100. Guess things aren't as rosy with Team USA as the national office would like to us to believe.
        The magazine itself addresses this point in the introduction to the Rankings. It's not really that pretty a picture.

        U.S. women scored more points than anybody but Russia, but 82% of the points came in the 100/200/400/100H.

        It's not a terribly well balanced program.

        And then you have Hannah Carson.
        Let's not get carried away. She probably won't be world class until she's at least 15.

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        • #19
          Speaking of Hannah, here's a great article on her from right after she exploded this summer.

          http://www.youthrunner.com/content/view/2346/39/

          Video of her record throw.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqPPlyfAA9g
          There are no strings on me

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          • #20
            Thanks for that video guru. Hannah is an amazing talent. :shock: 8)
            There is much to work on but she has the speed and strength which are the main ingredients.

            I look forward to watching her. I hope she gets good coaching-she needs to keep it simple and not lose her natural throwing ability (can happen if a coach throws too much technical info at young athletes in the javelin).

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            • #21
              Don't think the US women even had any field event finalists (Jen S.?) at World Champs.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
                Don't think the US women even had any field event finalists (Jen S.?) at World Champs.
                Amy Acuff 12th
                Stuczynski 10th
                Brittney Reese 8th
                Tianna Madison 10th

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