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  • #61
    Originally posted by Jon
    Originally posted by Gordon18
    Simeon Williamson 10.05 -1.8, kept moving, niiiice

    hes def gonna go sob 10 this year
    Williamson's run was seriously impressive. Just before the race, I turned to my dad and said "I reckon Williamson is going to take this one" but I didn't think he'd win by that much or run that fast (given the conditions). According to JRM's wind/altitude calculator, 10.05 into a -1.8ms is worth 9.93 basic, or 9.84 with a perfect 2.0ms :shock:

    He is a very good championship performer - Beijing was a bit of a blip, but he was carrying a slight injury. Turin was also a bit of a disappointment, but given his build and his strong finish he is more of a 100m specialist anyway. If he can maintain this form 'til Berlin, he should be a finalist and will be Europe's next sub-10 man.
    i agree, and he said he likes the rounds, so you think that can be in his favour come the final, oh and do you get the feeling that Crammy must be very happy that someone has overtakin Chambers as British no1. I know he wasn't one of Dwains fans

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    • #62
      Very impressed with Dennison's first time clearances all the way up to and including 4'57 (a national record) and then a VERY near miss at 4'70 :shock: She's going places.


      Perri's 51.8 was also a highlight.

      Kinda disappointed that Thomas won the 1500m as I don't think she can threaten at worlds, but had believed England and Twell could. Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps England is in the wrong event! :?

      Bingham looks tired.

      Joyce Maduaka a national champion again.

      :shock: :cry: After the last few years of breakthroughs and 11'2's - Kwakye, Ania, Philip, Nelson, Freeman .....(none of whom competed ops: ), DOuglas' national record of 11'04; and Maduaka ends up the champion again with 11'5! :shock: Bang your head against a wall.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Jon
        He is a very good championship performer [...] Beijing was a bit of a blip [...] Turin was also a bit of a disappointment
        Hmmm... is it just me, or is that argument not entirely convincing? :P
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Powell
          Originally posted by Jon
          He is a very good championship performer [...] Beijing was a bit of a blip [...] Turin was also a bit of a disappointment
          Hmmm... is it just me, or is that argument not entirely convincing? :P
          Well I presumed everyone knew about his 2007 campaign, but I'll expand: :P

          In 2007 he won the Euro U23 title, smashing his PB by 0.12 (!) to win in 10.10. Later that year he won the World Uni Games title - twice! The race was run, Williamson won, but then afterwards they noticed that he had caught a flyer. So the next day they staged the final again, this time in the rain and into a headwind. He won again, running even quicker and winning by a bigger margin. That's some pretty good mettle.

          His two fastest times to date have come in a (national) championship setting when there have been team places on the line - like he said, he's the type of runner who thrives on running rounds. It's a shame he had a niggling injury in Beijing because I thought he could go sub-10 then. But he has definitely improved since then, so I'm looking forward even more to Berlin. He was eating up the ground yesterday and made a 6.42 man look like an also-ran.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by 3a
            Kinda disappointed that Thomas won the 1500m as I don't think she can threaten at worlds, but had believed England and Twell could. Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps England is in the wrong event! :?
            I was really pleased Thomas won. For the past few years, she has been running really well and improving steadily. She has achieved qualifying times for various championships, but always seemed to miss out on selection. And while the pretty young blonde up-and-comers are there with their nike kit and sponsorship deals, Thomas turned up - frizzy hair and all - in her club vest and beat them handily. No lottery funding, no sponsorship. I've never seen any athlete so pleased and excited to win a UK title.

            She deserves her spot on the team and her win isn't a fluke because she has definitely improved this year. She said afterwards that she is looking to run sub-two-minutes for 800m soon too.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Jon
              Originally posted by 3a
              Kinda disappointed that Thomas won the 1500m as I don't think she can threaten at worlds, but had believed England and Twell could. Now, I'm not so sure. Perhaps England is in the wrong event! :?
              I was really pleased Thomas won. For the past few years, she has been running really well and improving steadily. She has achieved qualifying times for various championships, but always seemed to miss out on selection. And while the pretty young blonde up-and-comers are there with their nike kit and sponsorship deals, Thomas turned up - frizzy hair and all - in her club vest and beat them handily. No lottery funding, no sponsorship. I've never seen any athlete so pleased and excited to win a UK title.

              She deserves her spot on the team and her win isn't a fluke because she has definitely improved this year. She said afterwards that she is looking to run sub-two-minutes for 800m soon too.
              I know all of that What has her hairstyle got to do with her victory? I get your (overly sentimental point) but referring to England and Twell as "young blondes" is demeaning and diminshes their accomplishments. They are A) Faster than Thomas, B) Far more accomplished. Twell is a Junior phenom, England won TWO NCAA titles in record winning times. She also went sub 2 minutes and both girls clearly have a bright future. Thomas has been good for a few years. yes. But has remained stagnant around 4'09/4'10. Nice to see her step up yes, but I wouldn't cheer her on more because of her appearance, age and or lack of sponsorship? :? She simply hasn't deserved it up until now. Besides, I'm sure there are faster Americans who don't get a penny either.

              Strange of you to put down Twell and England in such a matter of fact manner when I know you are aware of their huge potential and accomplisments thus far.

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              • #67
                Don't get me wrong, I know that Twell and England are more talented than Thomas, and given their age they have potential to go on to achieve way more than Thomas ever could. And just to be clear, I wasn't just referring to Twell & England - there are many youngsters coming up who get kit deals and appearance does come into it. I've spoken to athletes who have said they've felt the need to change their appearance (dye their hair blonde, etc) in order to increase their chances of getting a sponsorship deal. Let's face it, if Thomas looked like Jo Ankier, she'd have been sponsored by Nike/Adidas for the past few years.

                I wasn't cheering on Thomas more because of her appearance or lack of sponsorship. In fact, I was actually cheering for England during the race. I'm just saying that - having seen afterwards how much it meant to her - I was pleased Thomas won, and fair play to her for doing it in spite of her lack of support/sponsorship.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Jon
                  Don't get me wrong, I know that Twell and England are more talented than Thomas, and given their age they have potential to go on to achieve way more than Thomas ever could. And just to be clear, I wasn't just referring to Twell & England - there are many youngsters coming up who get kit deals and appearance does come into it. I've spoken to athletes who have said they've felt the need to change their appearance (dye their hair blonde, etc) in order to increase their chances of getting a sponsorship deal. Let's face it, if Thomas looked like Jo Ankier, she'd have been sponsored by Nike/Adidas for the past few years.

                  I wasn't cheering on Thomas more because of her appearance or lack of sponsorship. In fact, I was actually cheering for England during the race. I'm just saying that - having seen afterwards how much it meant to her - I was pleased Thomas won, and fair play to her for doing it in spite of her lack of support/sponsorship.
                  i'm with you on this one jon i was really please she won. she was blatently the one they would have dropped for lisa dobrisky and now they can't do that. she had the best race and with a finish like that could potentially do better at a champs than her faster UK rivals who are going to struggle to make it through slow heats. i love steph and hannah but the better athlete won on the day. 1500 is to short for steph but i am glad she is concentrating on it for now i'm slightly worried but Hannah's lack of finish in a slow race, with a 1.59 800 and a pb 5-6 sec faster than she ran over 1500 he should have at least been able to outsprint steph
                  i deserve extra credit

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                  • #69
                    simeons run was the best 100m run by a uk athlete that colin jackson has ever seen :shock:
                    i deserve extra credit

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                    • #70
                      "They want to be as much as they can but not here", says Colin :?
                      http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                      • #71
                        Tash is doing good isn't she.

                        She's not amazing but considering it's her first time she's doing well.

                        Much better than her competition anyway :roll:

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by nevetsllim
                          "They want to be as much as they can but not here", says Colin :?
                          He is such a mess. Did you hear Jonathan earlier? Hyleas fountain dropped out of the US champs where she scored a windy 6'900 points. :? Right.

                          I think you meant jumped a windy 6'90

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                          • #73
                            So the mens 400m winds up being a 6 man final with Rooney, Bingham, Steel and Benjamin no shows. :lol: That would have been the relay team if I had my way, now it seems like every single one of them is injured. :cry: :!:

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                            • #74
                              I love CVC. He's so cod.

                              WTF was Maz doing???

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Flumpy
                                I love CVC. He's so cod.

                                WTF was Maz doing???
                                I have been reading your posts for 6 years or so, even back on the IAAF board. I know a lot of slang and all of the "txt" lingo, but I haven't been able to understand any of your posts lately :cry:


                                It will be interesting to see how SImpson deals with the rest of the world come Berlin and if Meadows/Okoro can get back to their best.

                                I liked the mention from Cram that Ennis MAY do the Hurdles after the hep in Berlin! :lol:

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