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  • World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

    All you have to do is predict the medallists in each event at the World Indoors, and you could win an official WCh T-shirt, signed by athletes from the event!

    http://www.athleticslinks.com/contest.html

    Please make sure you read the rules before entering. Have fun!




    Edited to add - Start lists have now been announced!
    Men's - http://www.iaaf.org/WIC04/results/newsId=24270.html
    Women's - http://www.iaaf.org/WIC04/results/newsId=24271.html


    Jon

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    Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

    The final results of the contest....

    1 ffanin 401
    2 IFK_Vaxjo 395
    3 mump boy 380
    4 pavvka 378
    5 gm 375
    6 Flumplestiltskin 364
    7 peachkind 362
    8 Jnathletics 358
    9 Mahakool 357
    10 pela2 352
    11 Jonmulk 351
    12 haddis65 351
    13 Carfu 347
    14 taffy 346
    15 Andyjgt 346
    16 Rema 344
    17 Moura 340
    18 Yekaterina 338
    19 Javix 338
    20 tafnut 338
    21 Muggins 337
    22 Cool Runner 337
    23 Imperium2003 333
    24 Willclunas 323
    25 Jim Medler 320
    26 David Hampton 317
    27 Alexlaw 307
    28 Odette 306
    29 AS 305
    30 Sakis 303
    31 Indeur 294
    32 Ely 292
    33 Blair Bass 286
    34 Neal Higgins 261
    35 Paddy 259
    36 torpedojump 242
    37 Mark 205
    38 highhurdler 98
    39 bigmike100m 68
    40 Albert Joseph 60




    Well done, Ferdinando!! The prize T-shirt is a GREAT one (I'm immensely jealous... only joy in the fact that I MET the athletes to get these signatures!). The list of athletes who signed it are (in alphabetical order):

    Yamile Aldama
    Iolanda Balas
    James Beckford
    Mike Conley
    Steve Cram
    Stacy Dragila
    Torri Edwards
    Sandra Farmer-Patrick
    Svetlana Feofanova
    Brigette Foster
    Kim Gevaert
    Giuseppe Gibilisco
    Naide Gomes
    Jeff Hartwig
    Stefan Holm
    Muriel Hurtis
    Yelena Isinbayeva
    Allen Johnson
    Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
    Carolina Kluft
    Ellen van Langen
    Tatyana Lebedeva
    Dmitri Markov
    Manuel Martinez
    Fiona May
    Karin Mayr-Krifka
    Stanislav Olijars
    Asafa Powell
    Sandie Richards
    John Smith
    Savante Stringfellow
    Irena Szewinska

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    • #3
      Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

      Hey Jon...what were the most exciting events? We don't get to see it over here until next weekend (and only a 1 hour show, my Dad in Australia was watching live for 3 hours a day). How close was Isinbayeva to 5m? I saw a photo posted purporting to be the closest attempt. Looked like she'd cleared it so I wondered if it was actually the wrong pic.

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      • #4
        Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

        >Hey Jon...what were the most exciting events? We don't get to see it over here
        >until next weekend (and only a 1 hour show, my Dad in Australia was watching
        >live for 3 hours a day). How close was Isinbayeva to 5m? I saw a photo posted
        >purporting to be the closest attempt. Looked like she'd cleared it so I
        >wondered if it was actually the wrong pic.



        Always difficult to say which were the most exciting events (especially when there's British athletes involved!!). I was going absolutely crazy during Jo Fenn's race and was absolutely chuffed (but not at all surprised) that she medalled. I didn't even notice all the pushing and shoving between Mutola and Ceplak going on - I was watching Jo the whole time!!

        The distance races (1500-3000) all had poor winning times, but the men's 1500 and the women's 3000 races were great ones (although the distances weren't good from a Brit perspective... Kelly falling, Jo Pavey messing up tactics, Mike East getting DQ'ed). However, give me a tactical affair over a fast, run-away easy-to-predict win anyday!

        I felt that the 200m track wasn't a great one, as all the events held on there produced slow-ish times (granted, 50.19 by Nazarova isn't slow, but it's a good deal down on her 49.68). However, the flast surface track was super-fast. This didn't really show in the 60m, but in any event which involved jumping (by that, include PV and 60mH), the results were amazing!!

        Best competition (in terms of depth) in women's TJ
        First time 8 men have been over 8m in a WICh
        First time 3 women have been over 6.92m in a WICh
        WRs in both men's and women's TJ
        WR in women's PV (plus first ever 5m attempt)
        Four women under 7.87 in 60mH (best ever!!)
        Four men under 7.50 in men's 60mH (only happened once before in Barcelona '95)

        Very tough call as to which was the most exciting. As I said, Jo's medal and national record was absolutely great, but I also love seeing WRs. Lebedeva was the star of the championships and both the women's LJ and TJ were great competitions. The women's PV was superb too (I take back all my comments made last year about Dragila being 'past it'.) Isinbayeva's attempts at 4.90m and 5.00m were pretty good ones (apparently she has the bar set at these heights in training... as does Feofanova), and she seemed to get enough height for them to suggest that she's capable of pulling off a big jump in future. However, they were still quite a way off and she'll need a few more competitions to get to 4.90m.

        If Athens has good vaulting conditions, then it will take 4.90m to win. The 16ft barrier should go this year. (5.00m will probably happen 2005-2006).

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        • #5
          Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

          Jon, I have just posted you by e-mail.
          My son Federico (14en years old) is a t&f autograph's collector, so he 'll be delighted...

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          • #6
            Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

            >Jon, I have just posted you by e-mail.
            My son Federico (14en years old) is a
            >t&f autograph's collector, so he 'll be delighted...



            Good to hear it's going to an avid collector! (It's way too good to be sold!!)

            I'm guessing you're based in Italy? Good job I got Gibilisco and Fiona May on there!

            Congratulations!

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            • #7
              Re: World Indoor Champs prediction contest!

              >Jon, I have just posted you by e-mail.
              My son Federico (14en years old) is a
              >t&f autograph's collector, so he 'll be delighted...


              Ffanin - I've not received an email from yourself. Did you get the email I sent the other day? If you'd like to re-send your email address, then try both of these addresses:

              [email protected]
              [email protected]

              Cheers.

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