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  • 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

    The 400m event is my passion.
    Historically, statistically and technically.
    Since 1976 untill nowadays, exception made of
    Michael JOHNSON's reign, all the Olympic 400m
    golden medalists were not world famous quarter
    milers:
    1976: A.JUANTORENA (-0.7" from 1975)
    1980: unknown RUSSIAN in 44"60 (-more than 1"
    from 1979)
    1984: A.BABERS (-0.7" from 1983)
    1988: S.LEWIS (-more than 1"5 from 1987!!!)
    1992: Q.WATTS (-almost 1"5 from 1991!!!)
    ...
    2004: Some unknown talent?

    So, I'm curious to know if you have an intuition
    about any athletic potential from the depths of
    the 2003 lists you imagine, may be, as a 2004
    400m Gold medalist...

  • #2
    Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

    I have an inkling that many posters will predict that Usain Bolt will win gold in 2004, given the many previous (long) threads about him. After all, he is the flavor of the moment, the next big thing.

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    • #3
      Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

      Leslie Djhone (improved by 0.80 this year to 44.83, aged 22) and Tim Benjamin (45.27 in 2003, aged 21) are another two names to look out for next year.

      Marc Raquil also looks to be on the verge of a breakthrough, but everyone knows that already!

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      • #4
        Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

        2004 IV SAID MANY TIMES IS GPOING TO BE LIKE 1984 ALL OVER AGAIN.THE 400,800,1500,5,000 -INCREDIBLE LONG SHOTS&UNKNOWNS WILL MAKE TEAM,.

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        • #5
          Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

          Caps lock alert!!! Turn it off!!!

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          • #6
            Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

            Bolt is the obvious choice for a break-out season. I think he'll run a couple of fast times (44.4ish?), but not hold up in the rounds of Athens.

            [not to start yet another Bolt thread]

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            • #7
              Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

              I think the South Carolina duo (Otis Harris 400m & Ken Ferguson 400mH) can surprise.
              If Harris (PB 44"57) will improve (0.2 or 0.3) he 'll be not far from the Oly Gold medal.
              Ferguson surely has more margin, but from 48"79 is a long way to challenge Sanchez & Co.

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              • #8
                Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                "Bolt is the obvious choice for a break-out season. I think he'll run a couple of fast times (44.4ish?), but not hold up in the rounds of Athens."

                He's flying 200Air into the pros.

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                • #9
                  Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                  The kid from Baylor (name escapes me) seems poised for a breakthrough. He ran some very fast relay splits as well as some good 400 flat times. That combination was a harbinger of future greatness for both Quincy Watts and MJ.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                    I see Bolt running the 200m at the pro level so all bets off on his 400m ventures. Expect Athens medallist in 44.10 - 44.50 range. Dhjone has no where to go but up and a Jamaican will break out.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                      Bolt is not the answer to the question posed, which was looking for a "surprise." Nobody will be surprised in the slightest if whacks a second or more off his best. Indeed, it'll be more surprising if he DOESN'T do something like that.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                        Most people (well, me) think Bolt hasn't proven anything - and it WILL suprise everyone (well, me again) if he medals in Athens. The talent is obviously there, but the maturity and experience is lacking (he said totally ignoring Steve Lewis).

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                        • #13
                          Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                          Agree with tn - like I always say, time will tell if Bolt is Michael Johnson or Obea Moore. Something in between is most likely.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                            Darrold Williamson is hes name

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                            • #15
                              Re: 400m sudden rising star in 2004 ?

                              "The kid from Baylor (name escapes me) seems poised for a breakthrough. He ran some very fast relay splits as well as some good 400 flat times. That combination was a harbinger of future greatness for both Quincy Watts and MJ."

                              Darold Wlliamson or Jeremy Wariner?

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