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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by Barto
    Because the bonus is only awarded to USA athletes, I always thought the Visa Champion should be determined by % of the American Record in your event. If you break it you score 102.739%. If you come close you score 98.382% and so on.
    I wonder if you'd be happy with the rule you're proposing if Stuczynski was then beaten to the prize by a 14.30 TJ...

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  • Barto
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    Because the bonus is only awarded to USA athletes, I always thought the Visa Champion should be determined by % of the American Record in your event. If you break it you score 102.739%. If you come close you score 98.382% and so on.

    The point of the contest is to improve American track and field performances. Why not reward someone who is progressing in an event where other Americans have not?

    my 2 cents

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  • MJR
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    The bigger miscarriage of justice is that pro athletes are only making $25000 as the Visa winner. They should be taking that much home for winning their event, at least. Winning $2500 in your event barely covers expenses and makes claiming you're a professional athlete on your tax return a joke.

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  • Walt Murphy
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    Re: Visa Money

    Originally posted by sprintblox
    Originally posted by Smoke
    Sorry if this was in another thread, but I think it is absolutely disrespectful that the scoring table allowed Lolo to win the $25k this weekend over Jenn's American Record.
    Something is terribly wrong when the 2nd or 3rd highest jump is out pointed by a "fast" run. 7.84 is a good good run but not enough to trump the AR. And I can't believe this was not noted on air, it was glaring to me.
    7.84 is 0.16s behind the world record in a long-established event.

    4.83 is 17cm below a soft world record in a relatively new event. At the upper echelons of the pole vault, 17 cm is like a country mile. I don't think the IAAF tables are wrong for scoring the 7.84 slightly higher than the 4.83m.

    When the points are equal, the Visa championship uses the AR as a tiebreaker. You seem to be of the opinion that an AR should give a boost of something like an extra 20 or 30 points. Maybe you're right. I disagree though. I think ARs should be given bonuses independently of whoever is the $25000 Visa champion.
    If Lolo had run 7.85, she would have scored 1200 points, the same as Stuczynski. Jenn would have been declared the winner, not because she set the AR, but because she had a better 2nd mark within the VISA series. (Lolo didn't run in the previous 3 VISA meets).

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  • sprintblox
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    Re: Visa Money

    Originally posted by Smoke
    Sorry if this was in another thread, but I think it is absolutely disrespectful that the scoring table allowed Lolo to win the $25k this weekend over Jenn's American Record.
    Something is terribly wrong when the 2nd or 3rd highest jump is out pointed by a "fast" run. 7.84 is a good good run but not enough to trump the AR. And I can't believe this was not noted on air, it was glaring to me.
    7.84 is 0.16s behind the world record in a long-established event.

    4.83 is 17cm below a soft world record in a relatively new event. At the upper echelons of the pole vault, 17 cm is like a country mile. I don't think the IAAF tables are wrong for scoring the 7.84 slightly higher than the 4.83m.

    When the points are equal, the Visa championship uses the AR as a tiebreaker. You seem to be of the opinion that an AR should give a boost of something like an extra 20 or 30 points. Maybe you're right. I disagree though. I think ARs should be given bonuses independently of whoever is the $25000 Visa champion.

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  • Smoke
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    Visa Money [Lolo's $25K]

    Sorry if this was in another thread, but I think it is absolutely disrespectful that the scoring table allowed Lolo to win the $25k this weekend over Jenn's American Record.
    Something is terribly wrong when the 2nd or 3rd highest jump is out pointed by a "fast" run. 7.84 is a good good run but not enough to trump the AR. And I can't believe this was not noted on air, it was glaring to me.
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