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  • Euro Indoors w60m: In the end it's Polyakova after all

    7.22 NR (and only sub-7.30 clocking of the first round) for '07 European Junior Champion Ezinne Okparaebo of Norway despite a shutdown Asafa Powell would be proud of :shock:

    1 1160 Okparaebo, Ezinne NOR 7.22 Q NR
    2 1096 Sailer, Verena GER 7.30 Q
    2 1192 Geflikh, Anna RUS 7.30 Q
    2 1203 Polyakova, Yevgeniya RUS 7.30 Q PB
    5 1018 Eftimova, Inna BUL 7.31 Q
    5 1201 Murinovich, Natalya RUS 7.31 Q
    7 1236 Rienas, Emma SWE 7.32 Q PB
    7 1233 Berntsson, Lena SWE 7.32 Q =SB
    9 1130 Pistone, Anita ITA 7.33 Q =SB
    10 1134 Salvagno, Maria Aurora ITA 7.34 Q PB
    11 1003 Müller-Weissina, Bettina AUT 7.34 q
    12 1142 Grincikaite, Lina LTU 7.37 Q
    12 1156 Akinyemi, Folake NOR 7.37 q
    14 1061 Ikuesan, Ayodelé FRA 7.38 q
    15 1182 Morosanu, Angela ROU 7.39 Q
    16 1127 Giovanetti, Martina ITA 7.40 q

  • #2
    She looked fantastic, and is the only one, in my opinion, who could break a Russian cleansweep. The Russians looked comfortable aswell.

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    • #3
      Really impressive.
      I ran in the same competition as her when she set her former PB and NR earlier this winter. Then she ran three NR in a matter of 2 hours (7.31, 7.26 11,42 (100m indoor record) and looked like it was more in the tank already.
      Would be fun for the norwegians if she could medal, they have a lot of good juniors, especially female, and for someone to make it trough could boost the others!

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      • #4
        7.17 for Sailer!

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        • #5
          Rank Bib Athlete Nation Result
          1 1096 Sailer, Verena GER 7.17 Q EL
          2 1160 Okparaebo, Ezinne NOR 7.22 Q =NR
          3 1203 Polyakova, Yevgeniya RUS 7.25 Q
          4 1192 Geflikh, Anna RUS 7.29 Q
          5 1130 Pistone, Anita ITA 7.32 Q SB
          6 1003 Müller-Weissina, Bettina AUT 7.34
          6 1233 Berntsson, Lena SWE 7.34 Q
          6 1142 Grincikaite, Lina LTU 7.34 Q
          9 1201 Murinovich, Natalya RUS 7.37
          10 1134 Salvagno, Maria Aurora ITA 7.38 Q
          11 1156 Akinyemi, Folake NOR 7.38
          12 1236 Rienas, Emma SWE 7.40
          13 1127 Giovanetti, Martina ITA 7.41
          14 1061 Ikuesan, Ayodelé FRA 7.42
          14 1182 Morosanu, Angela ROU 7.42
          16 1018 Eftimova, Inna BUL 7.45

          No Russian sweep, then.

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          • #6
            Sailer ... where did this come from :shock:

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            • #7
              Just noticed that Eftimova had a shocker of a race. Along with Murinovich, that's two medal contenders eliminated.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by croflash
                Sailer ... where did this come from :shock:
                her reaction time was 0.105. It did help I guess.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pela2
                  Originally posted by croflash
                  Sailer ... where did this come from :shock:
                  her reaction time was 0.105. It did help I guess.
                  Makes sense now. A RT of 0.105 is probably going to be one of the best "false" starts of her career.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by croflash
                    Makes sense now. A RT of 0.105 is probably going to be one of the best "false" starts of her career.
                    Nevertheless she ran 7.22 at the NC, so a sub 7.20 isn't particularily surprising. As usual the Russians are weaker on foreign soil, so it's Sailer vs Okparaebo.

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                    • #11
                      I'd like to see Sailer win just for the nostalgia value of seeing a German woman win a sprint title again. I wouldn't rule out the Russians just yet though.

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                      • #12
                        the quality is poor

                        7.17 is ~ 11.34 basic ability, which woud be into 11.2s with a nice wind

                        there may be a renaissance in german sprinting but if overall standard is nothing better than an 11.2, german & euro sprinting has little to crow about

                        get down to about 7.10 & at least there is something to talk about on world level

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                        • #13
                          On the "world level" ?

                          The quality of the 60m is rubbish this year everywhere- 7.17 is very much at "world level".

                          I'm still annoyed Kwakye isn't here. BAH. And as for Sailer, that was the most obvious flyer I've seen in a good few years. I still hope she medals, though...I like her!

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                          • #14
                            keep your knickers on peachy :P

                            i did mean on recent historic world level - the jamas & americans haven't really taken this indoor season seriously this year & off recent years, you'd expect them to have gone 7.00 - 7.05 by season's end

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lalala
                              I'm still annoyed Kwakye isn't here
                              She has had several niggling injuries throughout the winter (groin, hamstring, etc). But even if she was fully fit, she would still probably decide the skip these championships. She doesn't want to be known as an indoor specialist and after making the Olympic 100m final last year she feels that she is finally starting to shed that tag, so she wants to use 2009 to build on her growing outdoor reputation. If she competed at the European Indoors, she'd only be adding fuel to the 'indoor specialist' reputation. And if she turned up at not quite 100% fitness and then finished second or third, then it would feel like taking a step backwards (as a 7.08 girl and WIC silver medallist, she should be beating these girls in her sleep). She just wants to keep the momentum going outdoors - once she gets over her current injury struggles of course!

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