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  • pachip
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    Braian Toledo bronze in Javelin throw with 73.44 mts (PB)!!! 8-)

    And still 15 years old!!!

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  • OBUTRACKSTER
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    James said in an interview that he is only concerned with running junior races now that he is a junior. So it doesn't seem like he would even want to go. He didn't specifically comment on worlds.. This is just the inference I made after his interview.

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  • Sportsfanx1
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    Originally posted by dakota
    James has two more years as a junior. He'll be 19 in London 2012 but turns 20 that September.

    Bolt ran 20.13 / 45.35 during his equivalent season.

    Merritt ran 21.33 / 47.90 progressing to 20.72 / 45.25 next year and 20.38 / 44.66 his final year as a junior and 20.10 / 44.14 his first year as a senior before eventually sub 20 and sub 44 age 20/21.

    Thinking of recent Olympic Champions:

    1988 Steve Lewis 43.87 age 19
    1992 Qunicy Watts 43.50 age 22
    1996 Michael Johnson 43.49 age 28
    2000 Michael Johnson 43.84 age 33
    2004 Jeremy Wariner 44.00 age 20
    2008 LaShawn Merritt 43.75 age 22

    2016 is a long way away for somebody who holds the world age bests for a 14 and 15 year old.

    Wariner ran 45.13 at 19 and dropped to 44.00 to win gold the next year.
    Lewis ran 45.68 in March at 18 and dropped to 43.87 the same season.

    But:

    Obea Moore ran 45.14 at 16 and that was it.
    Darrell Robinson ran 44.69 AJR at 19 and only ever improved to 44.45.


    I already asked this on another board but will float the idea here too: Is it within the realms of possibility for Kirani James to make the final in Berlin?

    I don't think he would make the final, but I do think Grenada should let him go to Berlin to gain some experience running rounds over there, because it will do him good for the 2011 and 2012 on the senior level.

    On Senior level he will be facing lots of guys that are running in 45 secs etc., so why not get his feet wet in Berlin?

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by rainy.here
    Hmm:

    400 m H 84.0cm Norge Sotomayor Cuba 51.30 WL (1st place)

    Any relation to the Sotomayor?
    Well, you will know if he turns up at the confirmation hearings. :wink:

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  • LopenUupunut
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    Originally posted by rainy.here
    Any relation to the Sotomayor?
    No.
    Originally posted by IAAF
    Sotomayor (no relation to legendary high jumper Javier Sotomayor) with his flowing hurdling technique, continued where he had left off after posting the quickest mark in the semi final.

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  • rainy.here
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    Hmm:

    400 m H 84.0cm Norge Sotomayor Cuba 51.30 WL (1st place)

    Any relation to the Sotomayor?

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  • OBUTRACKSTER
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    I was looking for an individual video for each event.. but I guess that'll do.. thanks!

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  • 3
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    Originally posted by OBUTRACKSTER
    Does anyone know where videos would be posted of the world youth races? I already found the 100m final on youtube. I really want to see Kirani in the 2 and 400.. Also the 800 final sounded like a crazy race too.
    The World Youth Championships have a video tab (http://www.iaaf.org/wyc09/video/index.html)

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  • Per Andersen
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    Congrats to Denmark for the amazing Janick Klausen taking silver in the HJ at 2.20 after about 15 jumps to get to that height. How tall is he really 5' 9" ?

    Was also very impressed by Canada's and British Columbia's new wonder boy in the HJ - Django Lovett. 17 this month.
    This guy might be the real deal. Django (yes, his parents are Jazz fans) sets PBs in big meets. 2.15 at the Harrry Jerome meet and now 2.17 in Bressanone for bronze. He's ridiculously springy and still has a year left in high school.

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  • OBUTRACKSTER
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    Does anyone know where videos would be posted of the world youth races? I already found the 100m final on youtube. I really want to see Kirani in the 2 and 400.. Also the 800 final sounded like a crazy race too.

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  • skiboo
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    1500
    Gideon Mageka - Kenya - 3:37.36
    15 years old . . .
    And won't turn 16 for another 5.5 months!

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  • Marlow
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    1500
    Gideon Mageka - Kenya - 3:37.36
    15 years old . . .

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  • EPelle
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    b-800m:
    http://www.iaaf.org/WYC09/news/newsid=51933.html

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  • imaginative
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    And just when I was resigning myself to the fact that we were falling back
    to our ``normal'' level after those few glory years... The next we now, we
    might even see a Swede win at tennis again

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  • LopenUupunut
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    Originally posted by IFK_Vaxjo
    :2 golds 1 silver and 1 bronze...this was really what swedish t&f needed!!
    Congrats :shock:

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