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  • Russian Champs, Friday [split]

    Krivoshapka's 2009 season:

    Indoors
    24/1 - 52.44
    1/2 - 36.38 (300m)
    13/2 - 50.56 ht & 50.55 f
    18/2 - 51.15
    6/3 - 8/3 - 51.56, 51.59, 51.18

    Outdoors
    25/4 - 52.4 relay leg
    1/7 - 50.24
    5/7 - 50.51
    23/7 - 26/7 - 50.33 & 49.29


    Last season she her best time was 51.24 for ninth at the Russian champs.

  • #2
    More info on the 400m semis.

    Ht1
    Krivoshapka - 49.29
    Nazarova - 50.57
    Antyukh - 50.90
    Levina - 51.69

    Ht 2
    Litvinova - 50.56
    Firova - 50.59
    Safonova - 51.32
    Veshkurova - 51.47
    Zykina 53.43

    Ht3
    Kapachinskaya - 50.49
    Guschina - 51.06
    Migunova - 51.53
    Voynova - 51.95

    If they go for first 2 + two fastest, or even just the 8 fastest then the finalists should be as below. Looks to be a fantastic battle for the 2nd and 3rd spot:

    Krivoshapka - 49.29
    Kapachinskaya - 50.49
    Litvinova - 50.56
    Nazarova - 50.57
    Firova - 50.59
    Antyukh - 50.90
    Guschina - 51.06
    Safonova - 51.32

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    • #3
      Hasn't Krivoshapka learned from the experiences of her countrywomen last year? It seems unlikely that an athlete can improve by two seconds in one season......if she was a 53 athlete suddenly running 51s, it would be more credible but she has gone fom being a solid 51 - Lee McConnell type athlete - to miraculous wonders indoors and is now the fastest woman in the world outdoors.

      Reminds me a bit of VBH improving from 52s and 53s to 48.83 in 1984.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Matt
        Reminds me a bit of VBH improving from 52s and 53s to 48.83 in 1984.
        Oh Matt, the American's will tell you that was down to hard work, introducing a weights programme, moving coaches etc etc :P

        Krivoshapka's improvement is suspect, for sure. Especially in light of the Russian positives. But I guess innocent until proven guilty. Besides, I'm all for a cold war clash like the old says; Krivoshapka vs Richards will hopefully be good, if the Russian can match this form in Berlin.

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        • #5
          Still, 53.09 at the age of 16 does suggest major talent. Occasionally these talents do get derailed due to injuries, distractions of life etc. Without knowing more about her background, I suggest it's hard to judge.
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Powell
            Without knowing more about her background, I suggest it's hard to judge.
            Knowing which country she's from, and the route that the majority of her big-improving teammates have taken, I'd say it's easy to judge :P

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            • #7
              Well now VBH was as clean in 1984 as my grandson's panties.!!! :P :twisted:

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              • #8
                The women's 400m final is just after 15:00 BST, so not long to go to see if Krivoshapka can surprise us again. Before that it's the women's & men's 400mh finals and we also have the women's LJ final. From what I've seen, Kolcahnova did not make the cut, jumping udner 6m! :shock: She's had one outdoor meet previously this year, a 6.72 back in May. The 100 and 800 finals are later tonight too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jon
                  Knowing which country she's from, and the route that the majority of her big-improving teammates have taken, I'd say it's easy to judge :P
                  And let's not forget that TACHE!

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                  • #10
                    Have we a new world record yet or did she decide to be coy?

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                    • #11
                      Pechonkina improved marginally in the final and won with 54.86. None of the others went below 56 seconds.
                      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scoe
                        Well now VBH was as clean in 1984 as my grandson's panties.!!! :P :twisted:
                        enjoy your vacation

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                        • #13
                          Krivoshapka 49.71
                          Kapachinskaya 49.97
                          Litvinova 50.27

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                          • #14
                            49'7 in the final.....I don't know if I'm disappointed.

                            Kapachinskaya bringing it with a PB but Gushina wasn't in the top 3 which is disappointing.

                            ANy chance they would select Guschina over Litvinova given that the former has a faster PB and was 4th in Beijing (aswell as winning two relay medals)?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gh
                              enjoy your vacation
                              Not that I question your decision - that post was clearly in breach of the rules. But I see unfair treatment here - why does everyone get away with saying the same thing about Krivoshapka as Scoe said about VBH???
                              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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