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  • trackfan22
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    Im not surprised at all by melaine she dropped off at beijing too.. she is def a peaker .. like alot of her mvp camp mates.. good run by nester carter 10.04

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  • eldrick
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    apparently mickey rourke has been holidaying in the adriatic & asked someone to get her phone number last week !

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by marknhj
    I can't imagine she'll go to 2.09m but there is a precedent with the men. In May 1980, Wszola cleared 2.35m for a new WR. Mogenburg equaled it the next day.
    Perhaps he hadn't heard of Wszoła's record when he went for 2.35? :wink:

    Kostadinova also equalled Andonova's 2.07 before breaking it.

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  • NormZylstra
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    Re: Zagreb GP

    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by Hano
    Kozmus 81.77 WL!
    And isn't that sad that no one has broken 270' - 82m this year?!
    No frowns in my small world, I hope the presumed reason behind it continues.

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  • marknhj
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    Originally posted by Per Andersen
    Will she try 2.09? In one way it makes less sense now since she has the 2.08.
    I can't imagine she'll go to 2.09m but there is a precedent with the men. In May 1980, Wszola cleared 2.35m for a new WR. Mogenburg equaled it the next day.

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  • jpaule
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    Originally posted by Daisy
    Originally posted by jpaule
    I'm surprised she didn't go for it today.
    She did.
    Sorry! I meant stright-a-way. I hope she makes 2.10 this year.

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by jpaule
    I'm surprised she didn't go for it today.
    She did.

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  • jpaule
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    Originally posted by Per Andersen
    Originally posted by jpaule

    Blanka's still 70 behind Stefka.
    One 2.10 jump and nobody cares about that stat!

    Will she try 2.09? In one way it makes less sense now since she has the 2.08.

    There will certainly be mixed feelings if she clears 2.09 in a fabulous jump and again misses at 2.10.
    By the number of meets Blanka competes in, it is clear she is a girl that likes money. She will go for the 2.10 because it will be a much bigger pay day. I'm surprised she didn't go for it today.

    Is Blanka the hardest working girl in track and field?

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  • Per Andersen
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    Originally posted by jpaule

    Blanka's still 70 behind Stefka.
    One 2.10 jump and nobody cares about that stat!

    Will she try 2.09? In one way it makes less sense now since she has the 2.08.

    There will certainly be mixed feelings if she clears 2.09 in a fabulous jump and again misses at 2.10.

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  • jpaule
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    Considering the number of dances Blanka has done after successful jumps, she has to be ready for Dancing With the Stars!

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by mike renfro
    Of course, even with Blanka not being able to refuse any opportunity to compete, it would take her at least 4 more years of jumping at a high level.
    Not really. In 2007 alone, she jumped 2 meters 34 times. In 2008, she did it 42 times! This season she has 29 so far, with a couple of competitions yet to come. So she can get there in just 2 seasons, if she continues competing at the same level.

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  • mike renfro
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    Originally posted by jpaule
    Blanka's still 70 behind Stefka.
    Yeah, but Blanka's still jumping Stefka seems to have stayed retired. Of course, even with Blanka not being able to refuse any opportunity to compete, it would take her at least 4 more years of jumping at a high level. It does seem that the WR is a matter of time.

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  • jpaule
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    Originally posted by mcgato
    Being a numbers geek, I pulled the data off of pela's site. Prior to today, here are the leaders in the number of 2.00 m jumps made.

    195: Stefka Kostadinova -- Out = 97, In = 32 Ancillary: Out = 49, In = 17
    125: Blanka Vlasic -- Out = 57, In = 22 Ancillary: Out = 38, In = 8
    70: Kajsa Bergqvist -- Out = 36, In = 16 Ancillary: Out = 12, In = 6
    63: Heike Henkel -- Out = 23, In = 22 Ancillary: Out = 9, In = 9
    55: Inga Babakova -- Out = 40, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 12, In = 0
    44: Yelena Slesarenko -- Out = 22, In = 9 Ancillary: Out = 9, In = 4
    35: Hestrie Cloete -- Out = 24, In = 0 Ancillary: Out = 11, In = 0
    32: Anna Chicherova -- Out = 11, In = 12 Ancillary: Out = 5, In = 4
    32: Ariane Friedrich -- Out = 14, In = 11 Ancillary: Out = 4, In = 3
    25: Venelina Veneva -- Out = 14, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 6, In = 2
    23: Alina Astafei -- Out = 10, In = 10 Ancillary: Out = 0, In = 3
    23: Tamara Bykova -- Out = 12, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 6, In = 2
    14: Monika Iagar -- Out = 9, In = 2 Ancillary: Out = 2, In = 1
    14: Tia Hellebaut -- Out = 7, In = 2 Ancillary: Out = 3, In = 2
    12: Marina Kuptsova -- Out = 3, In = 6 Ancillary: Out = 1, In = 2
    11: Silvia Costa -- Out = 9, In = 0 Ancillary: Out = 2, In = 0

    US leaders are Howard and Ritter with 7, Acuff with 4, and Waller with 2.
    Blanka's still 70 behind Stefka.

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  • mcgato
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    Being a numbers geek, I pulled the data off of pela's site. Prior to today, here are the leaders in the number of 2.00 m jumps made.

    195: Stefka Kostadinova -- Out = 97, In = 32 Ancillary: Out = 49, In = 17
    125: Blanka Vlasic -- Out = 57, In = 22 Ancillary: Out = 38, In = 8
    70: Kajsa Bergqvist -- Out = 36, In = 16 Ancillary: Out = 12, In = 6
    63: Heike Henkel -- Out = 23, In = 22 Ancillary: Out = 9, In = 9
    55: Inga Babakova -- Out = 40, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 12, In = 0
    44: Yelena Slesarenko -- Out = 22, In = 9 Ancillary: Out = 9, In = 4
    35: Hestrie Cloete -- Out = 24, In = 0 Ancillary: Out = 11, In = 0
    32: Anna Chicherova -- Out = 11, In = 12 Ancillary: Out = 5, In = 4
    32: Ariane Friedrich -- Out = 14, In = 11 Ancillary: Out = 4, In = 3
    25: Venelina Veneva -- Out = 14, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 6, In = 2
    23: Alina Astafei -- Out = 10, In = 10 Ancillary: Out = 0, In = 3
    23: Tamara Bykova -- Out = 12, In = 3 Ancillary: Out = 6, In = 2
    14: Monika Iagar -- Out = 9, In = 2 Ancillary: Out = 2, In = 1
    14: Tia Hellebaut -- Out = 7, In = 2 Ancillary: Out = 3, In = 2
    12: Marina Kuptsova -- Out = 3, In = 6 Ancillary: Out = 1, In = 2
    11: Silvia Costa -- Out = 9, In = 0 Ancillary: Out = 2, In = 0

    US leaders are Howard and Ritter with 7, Acuff with 4, and Waller with 2.

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  • Dietmar239
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    Originally posted by marknhj
    Originally posted by Frans Rutten
    Great jump that 2,08m clearance. But her 3 WR-attempts were as good as chanceless. Although she had the best conditions all year. You don't jump 2,10m at random. So I am not yet a believer.
    I agree, which is why I used "can" and not "will", there's still a very significant difference between 2.08m and 2.10m.

    You could tell by her reaction after the 2.08m clearance what an emotional relief is was for her to pr for the first time in two years. Pure relief. It was a great jump, but one that should have been made before now. Her pr only remained at 2.07m because of the silly number of attempts at 2.10m she's made. How many competitions does she have left this year? It wouldn't surprise me if she made 2.10m now, although I tend to agree with gh and think a jump or two at 2.09m may be a good idea.
    Yep, it's only going to increase her confidence. It cracks me up when people think that if you jumped 2.07 or 2.08 you should be able to do 2.10 easily. She's living, breathing proof that it doesn't work that way. It's further testament to the juggernaut that Kostadinova really was.

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