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  • CWG W100m

    First heat

    VCB and Gloria Asumnu running in this heat....

    1) VCB 11.29
    2) Asumnu 11.43
    3) Bailey of Barbados 11.64

    All three advance....
    Last edited by shivfan; 07-27-2014, 04:02 PM.
    My heart is still in the Caribbean....

  • #2
    I missed the second heat....

    Third heat

    1) Calvert 11.30
    2) Sheniqua Ferguson
    My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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    • #3
      Fourth heat

      1) Bingham (Canada) 11.44

      2) Michelle-Lee Ahye did not look good (11.52)...clearly still bothered by that leg injury.
      My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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      • #4
        An Australian woman, Breen, who I'd never heard of won the second heat. Alot has been made in the last couple years about the men ducking each other, but one advantage that has is that there are alot more internationally recognizable men sprinters than women sprinters. I had seen all the top 2 men finishers in the heats race before. Maybe I just don't follow the women's 100m close enough, but the depth of field does not seem the same because the same 15-20 100m women race each other at every major meet.
        Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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        • #5
          I missed the fifth heat....

          Sixth heat

          1) Kerron Stewart 11.35
          2) Bianca Williams
          My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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          • #6
            Melissa Breen, the Aussie sprinter, has a PR of 11.11, run earlier this year.

            She's 23, and ran in the 2008 World Juniors, finishing 3rd in her heat, not making the final.
            (Best time then was 11.33.)

            She was chosen for the 2012 Olympics, but I can't find any info on whether she actually ran there!!

            This past winter (Australian summer!!), she beat Sally Pearson in a 100 flat race (no hurdles), getting big recognition.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shivfan View Post
              I missed the fifth heat....

              Sixth heat

              1) Kerron Stewart 11.35
              2) Bianca Williams
              I think Okagbare won the heat you missed, she was head and shoulders above the rest of the field.
              Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                Melissa Breen, the Aussie sprinter, has a PR of 11.11, run earlier this year.

                She's 23, and ran in the 2008 World Juniors, finishing 3rd in her heat, not making the final.
                (Best time then was 11.33.)

                She was chosen for the 2012 Olympics, but I can't find any info on whether she actually ran there!!
                If only there were some kind of Olympic database, like Sports-Reference, that covered all Olympic events and their participants and results. Or, failing that, an athlete database like Tilastopaja, keeping track of all notable athletes and their results in meetings across the world. Or, failing that, what if there were a more general resource like Wikipedia that would cover all major sporting events in detail!

                Better still, imagine if the responsible official bodies (IOC and IAAF) kept records of Olympic results themselves, so we wouldn't have to rely on second-hand data!

                Oh, wait.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                  If only there were some kind of Olympic database, like Sports-Reference, that covered all Olympic events and their participants and results. Or, failing that, an athlete database like Tilastopaja, keeping track of all notable athletes and their results in meetings across the world. Or, failing that, what if there were a more general resource like Wikipedia that would cover all major sporting events in detail!

                  Better still, imagine if the responsible official bodies (IOC and IAAF) kept records of Olympic results themselves, so we wouldn't have to rely on second-hand data!

                  Oh, wait.
                  And now you know why I started my own blog.....where at least 1 person (besides myself!! LOL) thinks I have vast knowledge & deep insights into the sport of T&F!

                  P.S. I checked Wikipedia, where no mention was made of any RESULTS Breen might have produced in London!!

                  P.P.S. Why didn't you use your SNARK against "Shivfan".....who said he'd never even HEARD of Breen.....let alone what she did (or didn't do) in the OG??!!

                  (The above was NOT any slam at Shivfan!! I was just saying that Lopen... was singling me out for attack!!)
                  Last edited by aaronk; 07-27-2014, 06:55 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                    P.P.S. Why didn't you use your SNARK against "Shivfan".....who said he'd never even HEARD of Breen.....let alone what she did (or didn't do) in the OG??!!
                    Because shivfan, if he were looking for information and given a link to a page containing it, would have clicked it, found the info he was looking for and said 'thanks'? Because never having heard of an athlete, even one with some accomplishments, is nothing to be ashamed of?

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                    • #11
                      Next time just Google the name of the athlete and the term iaaf.
                      The profile of the athlete on the IAAF website is usually the top hit and it includes performances in major meets under the heading "Honours"
                      in this case http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/austral...231690#honours

                      BTW It seems the only way to see the results on the Glasgow 2014 website is to open a link for each heat separately, and there's no link on the page of one particular heat to the next heat. Fairly annoying. Or is there another website that hosts the results?

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                      • #12
                        I didn't know who Breen was, I just was making a point that dodging other athletes in competition has positives and not only negatives. This is the best link I've found for results:
                        Last edited by spammer; 07-27-2014, 08:31 PM.
                        Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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                        • #13
                          If you'd spent any time in our lengthy Aussie thread(s) you'd be well aware of Breen. That 11.11 was a National Record and the one and only time she's beaten Pearson (I think it was the 26th time they've raced).

                          Breen typically gets a run at the Asian IAAF World Challenge meets (Osaka etc) and has run in 3rd tier European meets. Quite sensibly a 11.25-11.30 woman doesn't get into many Diamond League fields (unless she's a hometown ringer!).

                          She's been thereabouts for 4-5 years now (she ran 11.33 as an 18yo in 2008)

                          Breen hasn't done herself much justice in champs before, typically because (i) she's had to chase qualifying times right up to the wire and/or (ii) she's got sick/injured in the leadup. And because, in the end, she's more of a 11.25-11.35 runner rather than an 11.1 runner. If she makes the final here it'd be a very, very good results.
                          Last edited by AS; 07-28-2014, 08:30 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                            If only there were some kind of Olympic database, like Sports-Reference, that covered all Olympic events and their participants and results. Or, failing that, an athlete database like Tilastopaja, keeping track of all notable athletes and their results in meetings across the world. Or, failing that, what if there were a more general resource like Wikipedia that would cover all major sporting events in detail!

                            Better still, imagine if the responsible official bodies (IOC and IAAF) kept records of Olympic results themselves, so we wouldn't have to rely on second-hand data!
                            Thank God for Russian ladies from Twitter, who know all the results except those they don't.
                            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MDelano View Post
                              BTW It seems the only way to see the results on the Glasgow 2014 website is to open a link for each heat separately, and there's no link on the page of one particular heat to the next heat. Fairly annoying. Or is there another website that hosts the results?
                              I had the same headache at first, but there are in fact links from any one heat to the next, though they're pretty well hidden; taking the women's 100 as an example, if you're on the results page for heat 1 you'll find a "Select Event" menu above the results, next to "Photo Finish" and "Qualification Standings", and you can find the other heats there.
                              Last edited by LopenUupunut; 07-28-2014, 10:25 AM.

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