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  • #46
    Re: European Junior Championship in Italy

    Originally posted by tgs3
    Thiam becomes the #6 junior of all time. Linde, who came in 2nd with 6081, also made the top 25 junior list and will still be a junior next year. Eugene next year with Cuba's Yorgelis Rodriguez, the USA's Kendall Williams along with Euro 4th place finisher Visser could be very interesting.
    How does Kendall Williams fit into that category? Being 600 points below the competition doesn't exactly spell excitement.

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    • #47
      Re: European Junior Championship in Italy

      Originally posted by norunner
      How does Kendall Williams fit into that category? Being 600 points below the competition doesn't exactly spell excitement.
      I included her because she had the 4th highest point total this year of people that that will still be juniors next year, but you're right, she's fairly far behind Rodriguez and Linde at the moment. I realize that it's probably mostly a US centric veiwpoint that causes me to think she's better than she showed this year. She was almost 100 points better last year, so there's some reason to think this is the case.

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      • #48
        Re: European Junior Championship in Italy

        @norunner, what do you make of Burghardt and Freese's performances? After the first round I thought Burghardt would definitely make the final but I was very disappointed in her SF. She did exactly the same as she did in the German Senior 100m final; run really well for 70-80m then went backwards. She really needs to work on her speed endurance - I would like to see her run 200's - and also her stride length. At the moment, because she is also hurdling, her stride length is modified to that event and are too short, and she doesnt take advantage of her height and leg length (she's nearly 6ft tall). Her relay heat run was also very poor; she looks to have lost some form since Ulm. But I do think she has a great future and I would like to see her move back to multievents (she did a couple of good quadrathlons as a 14 and 15 yr old)

        Freese must have been gutted she just missed out on a medal in the 200! I really thought she would get silver, especially as she beat Henry not long ago. She did run a really good relay leg and managed to get Germany back into a comfortable qualifying spot. Maybe she should have doubled up and done the 100/200?

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        • #49
          Re: European Junior Championship in Italy

          Originally posted by Rothosen
          I actually wonder what % of athletes are making any of these decisions. How many of these decisions are being made by their coaches? And no, I don't believe the coaches are reading these posts either.
          Interesting question. What % of top athletes AND their coaches read this forum? If you are elite or emerging-elite, wouldn't a lot of your focus be on what's going on in the sport? With the demise of the IAAF forum (and the distance focus of letsrun), wouldn't this be a primary source of info? I know most are way too smart to post here (given the anonymous 'rude' comments of some posters here), but I've gotta think many (most?) lurk?

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          • #50
            Re: European Junior Championship in Italy

            Just as I write that last post, the Germans DNF and mess their exchange up between Burghardt and Drazek!

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