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  • polevaultpower
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    Originally posted by gh
    I'm surprised nobody commented on this (hopefully the IAAF, at least, will have taken notice) about the Beijing Q-round:
    Yeah right. Like they would listen to an athlete.

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  • gh
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    I'm surprised nobody commented on this (hopefully the IAAF, at least, will have taken notice) about the Beijing Q-round:

    <<....the competition started way too late. Anybody who knows anything about the pole vault knows that we started with too many people at too late a time. [The qualifying was scheduled to begin at 8:40 p.m., with 38 vaulters competing, 19 comprising each of two groups].

    Everybody had left the stadium, except for the people watching the pole vault. I was jumping in the prelims for the Olympics at midnight. The opening bar at the Games was 5.15 [16-10¾]—that’s almost what Isinbayeva can jump. It’s the biggest show in our sport, trying to find out who can jump the highest, and we’re starting at a height for a Div. I college meet...>

    Goes to both the IAAF's total loss of control over qualifying standards and then compounding the problem by catering to the LCD when it comes to the prelims.

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    Brad Walker Q&A

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    Some interesting Q&A with vaulter Brad Walker on the front page now, as the reigning world champ talks about his Beijing bummer.

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