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  • Tvarish
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    Re: Asafa Powell: "My ankle is ready for sub 9.80"

    Originally posted by track_expert
    Originally posted by Tvarish
    Originally posted by TrainerPhil
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8166011.stm

    The headline reads "British Sprinters Lazy - Powell," however he does say in the interview twice that his ankle is ready for something under 9.80 on Friday night in London. He also said that there is no superman running sprints and that Bolt is not unbeatable. Good confidence coming from him.

    I like the attitude Asafa. I hope you back up your talk and run 9.7X.
    Yea, what is his head ready for?? It's never been a question of his talent. Just his ability to put it all together at the biggest meets. My prediction - No medal at 100 for him in Berlin assuming no big names get injured.
    If he runs two 9.7s and goes into worlds and goes through the rounds easily, you dont think he'll be MORE confident than before? Ever run a 9.7 before a championship? Ever been 100% physical prepared? Dont think so.
    Obviously neither I, nor anyone else posting here, has ever run a 9.7 100 which, as best as I can read, was not the point of the post. Do I think he will be MORE confident IF he runs 2 9.7's and then goes through the rounds easily? What would make anyone think he is ready to do that? Come on, be honest with yourself, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THIS TIME HE IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL IN BERLIN? Sure, he may, but I am basing my opinion not on I thinks and maybes but what he has done in the past. And that tells me, no chance. Did you see his run in London Fri.? Classic Powell quitting!! I rest my case.

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  • tm71
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    right now asafa looks like a well beaten 6th. unless he changes switches bodies with bolt lol !!!

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  • track_expert
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    Originally posted by Tammy_Baby
    As toyracer says, Asafa is running injured and it's now starting to affect his form and take a toll on his body, specifically his legs, knees, etc., all because he using one leg to overcompensate for another...My thing is, if he and his team knows this, how hard is it to rest him for a season, properly rehab him and let him come back ready to go the following year???? Is it being greedy? Because no good can come from this...Pressure breaks pipe, and as the human body goes, it takes what you give until it can't take anymore and then it just gives out...who knows what the real extent of his injuries are, because he says he is and still come out running competitvely... I think they all need to exercise common sense in regards to him, or as some say, he may just be playing possum, but he can only do that for so long 8-)
    Its hard to tell how bad it is, but if its really that bad, why so many races in such a short time? 5 100m runs in 2 weeks previously, but money also has to do with it.
    He'll have time later to rest and recover after berlin, so he can defend his commonwealth gold next year :lol:

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  • Tammy_Baby
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    I can see that point too, but like I said, push him at what cost????

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  • rainy.here
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    Tammy, I'm thinking that the choice to push this year rather than rest, is because it might be the last championship year in which Asafa is still one of the big dogs. 2011 is a long ways off, and he can't assume he'll be a contender then.

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  • Tammy_Baby
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    As toyracer says, Asafa is running injured and it's now starting to affect his form and take a toll on his body, specifically his legs, knees, etc., all because he using one leg to overcompensate for another...My thing is, if he and his team knows this, how hard is it to rest him for a season, properly rehab him and let him come back ready to go the following year???? Is it being greedy? Because no good can come from this...Pressure breaks pipe, and as the human body goes, it takes what you give until it can't take anymore and then it just gives out...who knows what the real extent of his injuries are, because he says he is and still come out running competitvely... I think they all need to exercise common sense in regards to him, or as some say, he may just be playing possum, but he can only do that for so long 8-)

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  • Speedfirst
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    Originally posted by RamGoat
    Very predictable..:lol:

    READ MY POST AGAIN!!

    8-)

    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready..
    What is wrong with what I said?

    Did i say he was going to run 9.7 IN LONDON guys?

    Careful... I don't want to see any tears next week.. :cry:

    Don't even try it......you know what you meant :P :P :P

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  • RamGoat
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    Very predictable..:lol:

    READ MY POST AGAIN!!

    8-)

    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready..
    What is wrong with what I said?

    Did i say he was going to run 9.7 IN LONDON guys?

    Careful... I don't want to see any tears next week.. :cry:

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  • Speedfirst
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    Originally posted by Gordon18
    Originally posted by Speedfirst
    Originally posted by RamGoat
    Thanks...


    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready... I like that! :wink:

    I warned all the TG fans last week..I told them the man is DANGEROUS! but they didn't take it seriously.. hehe..
    :P :P ops: ops: ops:
    lol he did kinda make himself look like a fool, but wow your milking it aye
    Yes and Yes

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  • Gordon18
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    Originally posted by Speedfirst
    Originally posted by RamGoat
    Thanks...


    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready... I like that! :wink:

    I warned all the TG fans last week..I told them the man is DANGEROUS! but they didn't take it seriously.. hehe..
    :P :P ops: ops: ops:
    lol he did kinda make himself look like a fool, but wow your milking it aye

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  • Speedfirst
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    Originally posted by RamGoat
    Thanks...


    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready... I like that! :wink:

    I warned all the TG fans last week..I told them the man is DANGEROUS! but they didn't take it seriously.. hehe..
    :P :P ops: ops: ops:

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  • toyracer
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    Originally posted by bman
    Originally posted by toyracer
    The sad thing is that he may actually believe that statement. Those around him may have actually convinced him that it is true. His form in the races tomorrow will tell the true tale, just as it did in Rome.
    The results of his races show a clear pattern: he is steadily improving as the ankle improves. He is running a harder race every time out. If all of the sudden he didn't look good in London, the conclusion would be that something has gone wrong. If the pattern continues as I think it will, he will definitely go sub 9.8.
    You've missed my point. If he doesn't look good in London, it will not be "all of a sudden". He did not look good in Rome. His form was horrible. I've said it before, and I'll say it again; he is literally tearing himself apart by trying to run in spite of the ankle injury.

    This story is testimony to that: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/h ... Y_EYES.asp as it is now revealed that both of his knees are "tender" and he has to be receiving regular treatment for them both. That is no surprise to anyone that has taken the time to examine the race tapes post-ankle-injury, with the Rome race in particular being very revealing. He is now stressing both knees, his mechanics are wrong and it is only natural for the effect to be felt in the joints. I pray that he doesn't do himself further harm.

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  • Speedfirst
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    Originally posted by RamGoat
    Thanks...


    Now back to Asafa...

    he is 9.7 ready... I like that! :wink:

    I warned all the TG fans last week..I told them the man is DANGEROUS! but they didn't take it seriously.. hehe..
    Naw.... what we don't take seriously is you...LOL

    Has nothing to do with Asafa's ability.

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  • TrainerPhil
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    [quote="track_expert"]Well clearly 9.8 isnt cuttin the cake now. Few years back, running below 9.8 was a really good accomplishment. But now running any slower than a 9.77 or so it seems, is a disappointment for a guy like Bolt or Tyson, as you guys are expecting Bolt to run a 9.6 everytime he steps on the track whether it be windy, rainy or wet.[/quote

    Maybe not really expecting, but hoping. We all want to see something historical when we watch sports. Bolt is probably the top candidate in any sport right now to produce a historical performance at a given event. With that said, it would be awesome to see both Asafa and Bolt under 9.80 today.

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  • track_expert
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    Well clearly 9.8 isnt cuttin the cake now. Few years back, running below 9.8 was a really good accomplishment. But now running any slower than a 9.77 or so it seems, is a disappointment for a guy like Bolt or Tyson, as you guys are expecting Bolt to run a 9.6 everytime he steps on the track whether it be windy, rainy or wet.

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