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  • eldrick
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    Originally posted by The Atheist
    edit: for some reason I thought the wind speed was barely over 2.0, but I couldn't remember, so I looked all over google, and now I can't even find what the windspeed was on Gatlin's windy 19.86 from 2001....
    +4.0

    & of course he ran wind-legal 19.86 year+ after

    apparently he switched pretty much full-time to 100m after college & just ran 200s off just 200 training - but did include a 20-flat wc win in '05 in shitty weather - musta been at least in 19.8's in good weather in a 1-off

    pretty good off just 100 training !

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  • gh
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    Not nearly as wasted a talent as the guy above him on the windy list!


    (Harris, as I recall, didn't have the grades to get into a 4-year school, and the U.S. system being what it is--particularly in those amateur days--that was the death knell for his career)

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  • The Atheist
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    I'm surprised Gatlin wasn't considerably faster in the 200m, considering his not-very-wind-aided 19.86 and his sicko 100m ability. One would think he would have dropped a 19.5ish time at some point or another with optimal conditions or something, but he was usually a good half second slower than that. Weird.

    edit: for some reason I thought the wind speed was barely over 2.0, but I couldn't remember, so I looked all over google, and now I can't even find what the windspeed was on Gatlin's windy 19.86 from 2001....

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  • eldrick
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    20.01 +2.5 Derald Harris USA 05.04.58 1 San Jose 09.04.1977
    that looks about archetypical example of a wasted talent

    still wouda been wjr by veritable mile with +2.0

    that kinda talent shouda gone on to run 19.90-basic by '80

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  • gh
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    Skyers in good company on the all-time Junior list:

    19.93 Usain Bolt (Jam) 4/11/04
    20.07 Lorenzo Daniel (US) 5/18/85
    20.13 Roy Martin (US) 5/11/85
    20.16(A) Riaan Dempers (SA) 4/07/95
    20.18 Walter Dix (US) 6/11/05
    20.22 Dwayne Evans (US) 6/22/76
    20.23 Michael Timpson (US) 5/16/86
    20.24 Joe DeLoach (US) 6/08/85
    ———Francis Obikwelu (Ngr) 5/29/96
    ———Roberto Skyers (Cuba) 3/14/09
    20.28 Andrew Howe (Ita) 7/16/04
    Wind-aided
    19.86 Justin Gatlin (US) 5/30/01
    20.01 Derald Harris (US) 4/09/77
    20.08 Leonard Scott (US) 9/09/99
    20.10 Stanley Kerr (US) 5/18/86
    20.16 Nickel Ashmeade (Jam) 3/24/08

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  • Jon
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    My mistake, I now see that Skyers' 20.24 came in the heats. I just saw his 20.42 in the final and assumed there was some sort of mix-up with the 4 and the 2.

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  • gabyandersen
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    According cuban newspapers was in Camagüey .
    He was born in Camagüey
    It was 20.24 new 200 cuban record (before Roberto Hernández 20.37 )
    The cuban staff have a hope in a good relay to Berlín ,in the same meeting Víctor González 10.25 and Michel Herrera 10,28.

    http://www.jit.cu/home/news.asp?idNews=20540

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  • Jon
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    According to Tilastopaja, Skyers' times were 10.32/0.8 and 20.42/0.6. And the competition was in Havana, not Camaguey as listed on the IAAF yearly lists.

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  • Double R Bar
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    He may not run in London in 2012.

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  • The Atheist
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    I wonder what kinds of times this kid is going to run in London '12...

    Yikes...

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  • EPelle
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    Possibly. He has nine results from 2007, nothing from 2008.

    http://www.athlecac.org/estadisticas/At ... lete=41417

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  • Powell
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    Tilastopaja has results for him from 2007 (bests of 10.82/21.65), but nothing last year (injury?)

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  • EPelle
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    First-year athlete? IAAF bio commences with 2009 season.

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  • 18 y/o kid Roberto Skyers runs world leading 20.24!!! WHOA

    Anyone else notice this yet?

    Some Cuban kid named Roberto Skyers ran a 10.31 in the 100 meters on March 13th with only a 0.2m/s tailwind, and then ran a world leading 20.24 in the 200 meters the next day with a 1.4m/s tailwind.

    He turned 18 in January of this year.

    WOW!

    Not bad, looks like we better keep an eye on this guy. Damn!!!
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