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  • Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

    In what is probably low in the surprise index, Makusha is turning pro.

    Florida State junior sprinter/jumper Ngoni Makusha formally announced Wednesday afternoon that he will forego his final year of eligibility and begin competing professionally

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  • #2
    Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

    Yeah, after the spring he had, whadda ya gonna do for an encore? :?

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    • #3
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      Yeah, make that the NO surprise of the week. I'dda been shocked if he hadn't.

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      • #4
        Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

        Well, Walter Dix and Charles Clark did not turn pro while competing for Florida State.

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        • #5
          Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

          So is he going to represent Zimbabwe or become a naturalized American?

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          • #6
            Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

            Originally posted by GDAWG
            So is he going to represent Zimbabwe or become a naturalized American?
            From what I can see, he hasn't represented his country since Beijing 2008, so he would be eligible to compete for the US in Daegu, but is there any indication he wants to do that?
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

              Why would anyone choose the US Trials as an entry to the major champs? Surely he'll represent Zimbabwe.

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              • #8
                Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                Gentlemen
                Dont be greedy .Have you not enough athletes from other countries who represent USA.

                Hope Makusha represents Zimbabwe as he is a Zimbabwean... poor sod.!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                  ah, guys you know what poverty is in africa...

                  he'll earn more this summer than the average joe in his coun try does in a lifetime..

                  hope his agent is credible, any one know much about him

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                  • #10
                    Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                    If he competes for the US he gets a chance at another medal in the 4x100.

                    I must say that I thought he would be best early in the 100 (after the start, which must be a place for significant potential improvement, since he has hardly ever done any), but he really pulled away in the second half. If he was part of the 4x100 he would help close the gap to the Jamaican foursome, especially since he has so few 100s that we might see some 9.7s from him soon.

                    Question for LJ guys -- is he doing well because he has the best speed on the runway or is he a good jumper as well?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                      Who should be the runner-up for the Bowerman Award on the men's side?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                        Originally posted by 26mi235
                        If he was part of the 4x100 he would help close the gap to the Jamaican foursome, especially since he has so few 100s that we might see some 9.7s from him soon.
                        The Jamaicans' footspeed advantage is not so big that superior passing can't overcome it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                          Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                          The Jamaicans' footspeed advantage is not so big that superior passing can't overcome it.
                          Hope you're not banking on that from the US!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                            also kirani james has announced he is turning pro.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Surprise of the Week: Makusha Turning Pro

                              Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
                              Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                              The Jamaicans' footspeed advantage is not so big that superior passing can't overcome it.
                              Hope you're not banking on that from the US!
                              Yes the Jamaican footspeed is that fast. When the US use to dominate with superior footspeed they didn't have the greatest of exchanges and still won. Now we are seeing the greatest overall footspeed ever from Jamaica. Nesta Carter is hurt and I don't think anyone has even blinked, that's how great there footspeed is.

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