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  • Master Po
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    Originally posted by aaronk
    Duane Solomon placed 3rd in the 400 in 46.07.
    (Remember, Nick Symmonds ran only 47.45 in that Dublin meet on July 25th!!)
    But remember this, too: Solomon ran a PB 45.98 at Oxy (5 May).

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  • croflash
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    If the goal was to break the WR, she failed to accomplish it. Simple as that. That doesn't make her a failure.

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  • EPelle
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    Originally posted by Powell
    Reread your post - the first thing you wrote about her performance is that she failed. The fact that she beat the world and Olympic champion was almost an afterthought.

    And it really isn't about W?odarczyk at all; it would have been wrong no matter who the athlete in question was. Many people have complained on these forums about that sort of reporting in the media, where the focus is on the 'failure' to break some sort of record, no matter how great the performance was.
    Powell, I encourage you to re-read it. I stated "A report of highlights". Essentially, I was highlighting the Polish report verbatim. If you feel/believe that the defeat of Lysenko was put on the back-burner to the WR attempt, take issue with the Polish author. Whoever s/he was, as a matter of fact, stated on an earlier entry that Wlodarczyk was making an attempt at the WR. They set up the Polish-reading audience to believe she was after the WR. When she 'failed' to materialise on the attempt, that is what they communicated to the audience at large. In Polish. I don't believe the result reflects negatively on Wlodarcyzk. She did beat the Olympic champion on home soil. There shouldn't be anything else for you to carry on about.

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  • donley2
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    On a much lighter note, I believe USA teenagers would also add the work "epic" to "fail", to represent a truly disasterous result.

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  • gh
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    I think the word "fail" has come to take on heavy connotations of utter disaster which aren't always intended.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by EPelle
    It's unfortunate you feel that Wlodarcyzk's victory was slighted. I haven't characterised her result as being a failure.
    Reread your post - the first thing you wrote about her performance is that she failed. The fact that she beat the world and Olympic champion was almost an afterthought.

    And it really isn't about W?odarczyk at all; it would have been wrong no matter who the athlete in question was. Many people have complained on these forums about that sort of reporting in the media, where the focus is on the 'failure' to break some sort of record, no matter how great the performance was.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by EPelle
    It's unfortunate you feel that Wlodarcyzk's victory was slighted. I haven't characterised her result as being a failure. The person(s) responsible for the article wrote the following: Polka, która zapowiada?a prób? pobicia rekordu ?wiata, wygra?a wynikiem 76,30 m. Rosjanka mia?a 73,91 m i by?a druga. Google translate provided a rough translation of: Polka, who promised to attempt to break the world record, won the Russian result was 76.30 m 73.91 I was second. At first read: a crap Google translation. A word for word literal translation of prób? pobicia rekordu is attempt to beat the record, which, is presumably meet record.
    ?wiata=World

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  • EPelle
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    It's unfortunate you feel that Wlodarcyzk's victory was slighted. I haven't characterised her result as being a failure. The person(s) responsible for the article wrote the following: Polka, która zapowiada?a prób? pobicia rekordu ?wiata, wygra?a wynikiem 76,30 m. Rosjanka mia?a 73,91 m i by?a druga. Google translate provided a rough translation of: Polka, who promised to attempt to break the world record, won the Russian result was 76.30 m 73.91 I was second. At first read: a crap Google translation. A word for word literal translation of prób? pobicia rekordu is attempt to beat the record, which, is presumably meet record.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by EPelle
    Wlodarczyk failed in her bid to break the hammer WR, but defeated Lysenko.
    I never saw her state she was going for the WR, and even if she had, it would still be wrong to describe her result as a failure.
    It was a great meet, BTW. Lots of people in the stadium (many more than the limited seating could accomodate), very friendly atmosphere. I saw Reese Hoffa before the competition sitting on a bench outside the stadium and posing for pictures with everyone who asked. The other stars looked happy to interact with the fans as well. Kamila's parents are doing a great job with the organization of this meet; and the quality of competition has definitely improved as well compared to previous years.

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  • NormZylstra
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    Originally posted by bman
    5 kilo is the junior weight?
    Was it just used here for fun? I've never heard of that, but I like it.
    5 kg is the Youth/ under-18 weight.
    Juniors/ under-20 throw 6 kg.

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  • bman
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    5 kilo is the junior weight?

    Was it just used here for fun? I've never heard of that, but I like it.

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  • aaronk
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    Two more results worth noting:

    Jeneba Tarmoh WON the 100 in 11.30 against a wind of 1.2.
    Duane Solomon placed 3rd in the 400 in 46.07.
    (Remember, Nick Symmonds ran only 47.45 in that Dublin meet on July 25th!!)

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  • Marlow
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    Reese Hoffa 25.20 with 5 kg. here, is the world best of all time?
    Tomasz Majewski 24.88 (2011)
    Michael Carter 24.77 (1979)
    Justin Rodhe 24.68 (2012)
    Jacko (16 freakin' years old) Gill 24.45 (2011)

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  • Joaquín Carmona
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    Reese Hoffa 25.20 with 5 kg. here, is the world best of all time?
    Tomasz Majewski 24.88 (2011)
    Michael Carter 24.77 (1979)
    Justin Rodhe 24.68 (2012)
    Jacko Gill 24.45 (2011)

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  • tracknut2012
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    Good run for Kemar Bailey Cole


    100m race B (-1,6) Kemar Bailey-Cole (jam) 10.24; 2 Keston Bledman (tri) 10.28; 3 Kim Collins (skn) 10.29; 4 Gerald Phiri (zam) 10.29; 5 Dariusz Kuc 10.53; 6 Rytis Sakalauskas (ltu) 10.64

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