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  • Re: World Youth Championship

    Originally posted by 26mi235
    Can they ship us one of the (female) Triple Jump coaches? [of course, this championship had nice good news in that department; can she transition to 14-low now?]
    Thanks for that, really made me laugh. :lol: German triple jumping is a joke, the kid who won a medal in Donezk with 16.02m is currently the third best triple jumper in germany, our no1 managed to jump 16.35! And the women aren't much better.

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    • Re: World Youth Championship

      Originally posted by batonless relay
      Originally posted by 26mi235
      Can they ship us one of the (female) Triple Jump coaches? [of course, this championship had nice good news in that department; can she transition to 14-low now?]
      God no! Their wTJ are as bad as the USA. GER = Throws (maybe PV). The standard is no longer 14-low, it's moved, it's now 14.40 - that's the A-standard minimum. Surely a country with the
      "participation" rates of the US should expect the highest standards.
      14-low was the next step, as in while still in high school. 14-mid is the college-age step.

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      • Re: World Youth Championship

        Originally posted by norunner
        Originally posted by Tuariki
        Originally posted by norunner
        For example in the 200m girls final, there were two american and two german girls. Fast forward five years into the future, chances that Ariana Washington or Hannah Cuncliffe run a 22.4 are pretty good, the chances of Gina L├╝ckenkemper or Lisa Mayer running that time are practically zero.
        I would be interested if you could explain your logic on this.
        The last time a german woman ran 22.4 or faster was in 1999, the last time a german woman ran below 22.9 was in 2001. So obviously there is something wrong with our sprint coaching, because those numbers are just pathetic. The US on the other hand seems to have an abundance of good sprinting coaches and if you compare Washington's and Huncliffe's times to some of the young american sprinters at that age, Duncan, Scott, they are already faster than many of them.
        Doesn't mean Germany can't once again have a world class w200. Depends on the individuals and the talent and determination. prior to 2004 new Zealand was not exactly a hot bed for the shot put. And maybe we still aren't.

        But we do have the #1 female plus a couple of good young male shot putters in Jacko and Tom Walsh. I wouldn't write off Gina L├╝ckenkemper or Lisa Mayer just yet.

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        • Re: World Youth Championship

          Wow...I just watched the Eurosport highlights, and the Jamaican youngsters have done us proud, especially in the hurdles.

          100m hurdles won by Yanique Thompson in 12.94

          110m hurdles won by Jaheel Hyde in 13.14

          boys 400m hurdles won by Marvin Williams in 50.38

          And could our drought in the men's 400m finally come to an end soon?

          boys 400m won by Martin Manley in 45.89

          And of course, our favourite event...the boys 200m won by Michael O'Hara in 20.65

          Add to that victory in the boys medley relay, and that's six gold medal and two bronzes for Jamaica, putting them at the top of the table in terms of gold medals won...well done, boys and girls!
          My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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