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  • Hammer thrower Inga Linna (68.79) is a late addition to the team. She missed the qualifying standard but got in because of the low number of entrants. She's stagnated since her breakthrough year in 2015 but has been in good form again this year, and threw her PB just a couple days ago. I'm still not entirely sold on her form but hopefully she's peaking at the right time.

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    • This was the worst Euros ever for Finland, with no medals and only three top-8 placings (we did score several 9th places because FINLAND!). Given the crappiness of the team that was about expected though, I can't really say we underperformed. There were a few disappointments (Partanen was in good shape but couldn't handle the heat; Mäkelä was once again good in the qualifying and not-so-good in the final; Lipsanen was not at his best) but nothing really big or particularly surprising. The 6th place finish of our men's 4x1 team, with NRs in both the heats and the final, was one of the few highlights of the meet. Topi Raitanen's heat in the steeplechase was another; he looked like a medal contender there, unfortunately by his own admission he wasn't ready for two fast races with only one day's rest quite yet. Antti Ruuskanen proved his big meet mettle again with his 6th place after all the injuries.

      Oh well, at least our athletes look too bad to be doping

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      • aaron will like the women's 1500 splits from the FIN v SWE dual meet:

        400 - 1:31.12
        800 - 2:54.81
        1100 - 3:51.20
        1500 - 4:48.33 (last lap 57.1)

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        • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
          aaron will like the women's 1500 splits from the FIN v SWE dual meet:

          400 - 1:31.12
          800 - 2:54.81
          1100 - 3:51.20
          1500 - 4:48.33 (last lap 57.1)
          Who won?

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          • Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post
            Who won?
            Sweden's Lovisa Lindh (Euro bronze medalist in the 800 in 2016) won the 1500. No one's won the meet itself yet, day 2 coming, though Sweden will likely take it again on both sides.

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            • HA HA! Finland won the men's meet! It was tied going into the 1500, and steeplechaser Topi Raitanen outkicked 3:36 man Kalle Berglund. Final score 206-202.

              (Sweden won the women's meet and the boys' meet. Finland won the girls' meet and the walk meet.)

              Full results here.

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              • New Finnish indoor NRs in both triple jumps; 14.38 for Kristiina Mäkelä in Madrid, and 16.98 for Simo Lipsanen in Liévin. (Both were already NR holders.)

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                • Highlights from Lahti:

                  wLJ:
                  1. Taika Koilahti 679w (+3.6)
                  2. Quanesha Burks USA 662

                  That's a huge jump by Finnish standards! Haven't seen anything like it in a couple decades, even wind-aided. No one's even jumped a wind-legal 650 since 2006, hopefully we'll see that happen later this year.

                  w100H:
                  1. Annimari Korte 12.93 PB (-0,2)
                  2. Reetta Hurske 13.10 PB

                  Big improvement from Korte, previous PB was 13.14. I noted the backstory here - promising age-group runner in the mid-noughties, I thought she'd been lost to injuries and real life, now she's healthy and back and running faster than ever at 31.

                  m1500:
                  1. Matthew Ramsden AUS 3:35.85 PB
                  2. Johnny Gregorek USA 3:36.49
                  3. Stewart McSweyn AUS 3:36.50
                  5. Topi Raitanen 3:40.71 PB
                  7. Joonas Rinne 3:41.38 PB

                  Raitanen is off to a good start this year. I'm really liking the potential there, wouldn't be amazed if he makes the WC steeple final this year if he stays healthy.

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                  • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                    w100H:
                    1. Annimari Korte 12.93 PB (-0,2)
                    2. Reetta Hurske 13.10 PB

                    Big improvement from Korte, previous PB was 13.14. I noted the backstory here - promising age-group runner in the mid-noughties, I thought she'd been lost to injuries and real life, now she's healthy and back and running faster than ever at 31.
                    Interesting that her start is not that fast compared to Hurske, she only just went into the lead at the 4th hurdle and then picked up 2 tenths on Hurske after that.

                    According to Titter, she is now 2nd on the all-time list and Hurske is now 4th from that same race:

                    1. Neziri 12,81
                    2. Korte 12,93
                    3. Aidanpää 13,08
                    4. Hurske 13,10
                    5. Bogdanoff 13,12

                    Interestingly, all those times have been done since 2014.

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                    • Hurske is a really really fast starter, both in terms of reaction times (she almost always has the fastest or second-fastest reaction time in the field) and speed over the first hurdles. She was 0.02 off a medal in the 60H at the Euro Indoors this year, but she doesn't have the staying power over those extra hurdles. (Even 60 meters is a bit long for her, really.)

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                      • Paavo Nurmi Games today, still under way.

                        194 NR for Ella Junnila in the wHJ! Junnila's mother (Ringa Ropo) still holds the long jump NR... can't be too common, mother and daughter holding NRs simultaneously.

                        75.61 for Włodarczyk in wHT, Fiodorow 2nd with 74.71, Wang Zheng 3rd with 73.52.

                        Ståhl NM'd in the men's discus...

                        Live results here.

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                        • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                          Paavo Nurmi Games today
                          Nice Steeple win by Andy Bayer 8.18.29.

                          Currently watching at https://areena.yle.fi/1-50172314

                          Suhr entered but passing past 15-1.

                          edit - Rodgers beats Gatlin 10.00 - 10.01.

                          Clemons easy heat win in 100H - 12.58.
                          Last edited by Atticus; 06-11-2019, 07:03 PM.

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                          • Suhr DNS, some kind of injury, they said (purely anecdotally) she seemed to have back pain.

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                            • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                              Suhr DNS, some kind of injury, they said (purely anecdotally) she seemed to have back pain.
                              It's becoming harder to believe she could make it thru USATF and the WC.

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                              • Kirt leading the Teutons with an 88.32 (288-9). Rohler at 86.33 (283-3).

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