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  • Hurske has had plenty of bad luck with the winds this year; but she did in fact get a wind-legal 12.99 PB in the heats. Missed the Doha qualifier by 0.01.

    13.49 PB for Elmo Lakka too, #3 on the Finnish all-time list, and best since 1995.

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    Highlights from the event carnivals:

    wLJ, Jämsä:
    1. Taika Koilahti 664 PB (-0.2; moves to #4 on the Finnish all-time list, and best since 2004)

    w100H, Jämsä:
    1. Matilda Bogdanoff 13.11 PB (+1.6; =#5 on Finnish all-time list)

    mHT, Kaustinen:
    1. Aaron Kangas 73.94 PB

    mJT, Pihtipudas:
    1. Antti Ruuskanen 82.20
    2. Liu Qizhen CHN 81.52
    3. Toni Kuusela 80.86

    wJT, Pihtipudas:
    1. Liu Shiying CHN 65.05
    2. Jenni Kangas 57.70 SB
    3. Jatta-Mari Jääskeläinen 57.47 PB

    wJT B-competition:
    2. Anni-Linnea Alanen 55.24 NYR
    Last edited by LopenUupunut; 06-30-2019, 02:15 PM.

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    • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
      Hurske has had plenty of bad luck with the winds this year; but she did in fact get a wind-legal 12.99 PB in the heats...
      Ah, hooray! At last! (I forgot there was heats today - I tuned in to the stream late.)

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      • Highlights from Tampere:

        wHJ:
        1. Ella Junnila 195 NR

        Bar wobbled a bit but stayed up

        mJT:
        1. Keshorn Walcott TTO 82.32
        2. Gatis Čakšs LAT 82.16 SB
        3. Toni Kuusela 80.06

        wLJ:
        1. Maria Huntington 656w (+2.4; 644/+0.8 PB)
        4. Taika Koilahti 641

        w100H:
        1. Reetta Hurske 12.92w (+2.2)
        2. Luca Kozak HUN 13.05w
        3. Matilda Bogdanoff 13.10w

        (LuckySpikes is right, this is getting silly.)

        Full results here.

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        • Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
          Highlights from Tampere:

          wHJ:
          1. Ella Junnila 195 NR

          Bar wobbled a bit but stayed up
          Photo of Junnila at Tampere.

          She has progressed from 1.83 as a junior in 2017, to 1.92 last year and now 1.95.

          I also believe her mother is Ringa Ropo-Junilla who still holds the Finnish LJ record with a 6.85 (+0.8) set back in 1990. Not a bad family collection.

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          • [QUOTE=El Toro;2710122]Photo of Junnila at Tampere.

            To be precise, that's from Turku

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            • [QUOTE=Olli;2710126]
              Originally posted by El Toro View Post
              Photo of Junnila at Tampere.

              To be precise, that's from Turku
              Sorry, I had a bunch of tabs open and I thought I had the right one.

              As penance, I've booked a flight to Helsinki to accept a fish slapping.

              That's a real thing, right?

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              • Never heard of fish slapping before, but if you are interested to see Junnila's jump in Tampere, here is a video clip. (Hope it works where you reside.)

                https://areena.yle.fi/1-50227306

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                • Originally posted by Olli View Post
                  if you are interested to see Junnila's jump in Tampere, here is a video clip.
                  A 4-right approach - that's pretty short.

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                  • She told she had some slight thigh injury, and therefore used a shorter approach than usual.

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                    • Originally posted by Olli View Post
                      She told she had some slight thigh injury, and therefore used a shorter approach than usual.
                      Now that she's cleared 1.95 with it, it's a tough call for the coach to push her back this season. Obviously a Power Flopper, not a Speed Flopper, to use Dwight's categorization.

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                      • Originally posted by Olli View Post
                        Never heard of fish slapping before, but if you are interested to see Junnila's jump in Tampere, here is a video clip. (Hope it works where you reside.)

                        https://areena.yle.fi/1-50227306
                        Video worked nicely, thank you. It will be interesting to see if she has more height if she gets back to a full run.

                        BTW, I'm not surprised that fish slapping is unknown to you.

                        It was made up by the Engish "Monty Python" comedy team back in the 1970's, along with a lot of other absurd non-existent things.

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                        • Junnila, Tervo and Koilahti are the big names in the Finnish team for the Euro U23s next week. There's a couple others, like Wilma Murto and Alisa Vainio, who haven't shown much lately but could be medal contenders if they get back to their best shape. Huntington is up against a tough field in the wHep and will need a big PB to get in the medal fight, she's been really good in the last couple weeks though so it's not an impossibility.

                          Helander should have top billing but he's out with a slight injury, will miss a few weeks. That leaves Aaron Kangas as the only clear medal candidate on the men's side, he's actually #2 in Europe this year among U23s but it's a really close field behind Halász so he'll have to be at his best to medal.

                          Basically we have a lot to hope for but nothing we can take for granted, we could easily end up with zero medals and several aggravated niggles.

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                          • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                            Now that she's cleared 1.95 with it, it's a tough call for the coach to push her back this season. Obviously a Power Flopper, not a Speed Flopper, to use Dwight's categorization.
                            I don't think that should be a problem. Normally she uses a jog into an 8 step approach and this was a 6 stepper. She gets good speed with the 6 but with the 8 she is quite a speed jumper like almost everyone else these days. She has quite a long stride which might just look slower but really isn't.
                            Last edited by Per Andersen; 07-05-2019, 07:56 AM.

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                            • Good results for Finland at the Universiade; gold for Miia Sillman in the wHep (6209), silver for Reetta Hurske in the w100H (13.02) and bronze for Joonas Rinne in the m1500. Sillman moves to #4 on the Finnish all-time list.

                              Euro U23s were less good; we got one medal (Ella Junnila's bronze at 192) which was less bad than I feared, but there were still many disappointments; a lot of our athletes were off their best, and health issues (Vainio's DNS in the 10000 and Huntington's DNF in the Hep) probably cost us at least one medal.

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                              • Highlights from Lapinlahti:

                                w100H:
                                1. Annimari Korte 12.86 PB (+2.0)
                                2. Reetta Hurske 12.97 PB
                                3. Matilda Bogdanoff 13.18

                                Another nice PB for Korte! And Hurske finally got the WC qualifier with (barely) legal wind, even though her start was not as good as usual today.

                                mSteeple:
                                1. Bilal Tabti ALG 8:22.75
                                2. Topi Raitanen 8:22.76

                                Apparently was a test of how Raitanen would do in a race immediately after returning from high-altitude training. Didn't seem to go too badly, though he didn't get the win.

                                w5000:
                                1. Katsiaryna Karneyenka BLR 15:34.51 PB
                                2. Camilla Richardsson 15:37.08 PB (#5 FIN all-time, #4 without Mäki)

                                Full results here.

                                Rainy conditions kept the results down in some events, like the men's javelin where no one broke 80.

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