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  • #46
    Heartbreak

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    • #47
      LOL .... and look who gets the last qualifying spot... GB !

      Just saying

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      • #48
        [quote=klass klown]
        Originally posted by "Mellow Johnny":2rp97x46
        This has become laughable...
        Business as usual for Team USA.[/quote:2rp97x46]

        sad but true...can't argue with that...
        "Long may you run"- Neil Young

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        • #49
          Originally posted by pela2
          first real fumble in the exchange, then pulled the hamstring.
          the leg prob sure seemed to be a result of the terrible exchange mechanics.

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          • #50
            Hope Muna is ok.... Twisting and turning to get the baton wouldnt have helped her situation.

            She was already strapped....

            Have to say the US girls were great rushing over to support their injured team-mate and making sure she got attention quickly.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by T&F_LA
              Originally posted by JROCK
              MONA GOT IT,BUT HER LEGS FAIL HER

              :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
              Doesn't make any difference, it was a lack of technique
              no it wasn't, it was after she had the baton in her hand ready to go that she pulled up. This failure had nothing to do with the shaky exchange.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Marlow
                It was totally a lack of technique and solid relay practice - this is USATF's fault, pure and simple.
                I thought USATF made it mandatory to work on the exchanges after Beijing and there seemed to be improvements in that regard, with the most recent example being Cottbus.

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                • #53
                  Sad that Muna pulled up
                  Afrikan

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    Originally posted by pela2
                    first real fumble in the exchange, then pulled the hamstring.
                    the leg prob sure seemed to be a result of the terrible exchange mechanics.
                    agreed...if the handoff had been solid, don't think it would have led to an injury...
                    "Long may you run"- Neil Young

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                    • #55
                      One thing that went wrong was Muna didn't give Anderson a stationary target - the dreaded windshield wiper movement.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by JWiz
                        Get your frikkin priorities straight. Muna looks hurt you morons. Looks like she pulled a hamy. What are you whinning about? The technique looked fine to me unless someone stepped on her foot, which wasn't clear in the replay.

                        What was clear is Lee was injured because she was twisting around trying to grab the baton. Clean exchange = no injury.
                        "We can't all be runners because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." - Will Rogers

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by knockout
                          Hope Muna is ok.... Twisting and turning to get the baton wouldnt have helped her situation.

                          She was already strapped....

                          Have to say the US girls were great rushing over to support their injured team-mate and making sure she got attention quickly.
                          I really hope she's ok too.
                          As a Jamaican, I'm really saddened to see her go out like this. Such a great American team and now fans won't get to see them show what they can do, same for the men's team, just very sad.

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                          • #58
                            Mr. Logan may need to revisit *Project 30* and propositions made there about enhancing the medal totals in the next Olympics.
                            Fire Impossible.

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                            • #59
                              The US needs to focus, if Anderson wasnt going to run int he final why run her in prelims???

                              The idea of substituting people when the objective to to have some type of continuity is DUMB. Professional level is the ONLY place this occurs, amazing a volunteer pee-wee coach is more in tune with relay running than our paid professional coaches.

                              Our relay coaches are idiots. PERIOD.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by klass klown
                                Originally posted by JWiz
                                Get your frikkin priorities straight. Muna looks hurt you morons. Looks like she pulled a hamy. What are you whinning about? The technique looked fine to me unless someone stepped on her foot, which wasn't clear in the replay.

                                What was clear is Lee was injured because she was twisting around trying to grab the baton. Clean exchange = no injury.
                                Exactly. Muna closed her hand a couple of times trying to get the stick but couldn't find it. By the time she got it, her body was in such an awkward position that when she tried accelerating her hammy gave......

                                USATF need to do something drastic now. Maybe demanding those who want on the team committ to months of training prior to big meets.

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