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  • Continental Cup - Saturday

    I guess we don't need a thread for each event (?), but here's one for today's action. Runs from 1:30 - 5:00 ET. After perusing the start lists, here's what I'm seeing in the order of events:

    mHT - final showdown Pars - Fajdek (for #1?)
    wPV - kinda shabby field in a down year
    wTJ - anxious to see Ibarg dominate
    m400H - another lackluster event this year
    w400H - Spencer hot, Carter comeback?
    m5K - Expecting a dead slow race
    mSP - Storl over Kovacs
    wDT - new AR-holder battles superior Perk
    w800 - resurging Ajee in the deepest field of the day
    w400 - Wms-Mills vs. McCor
    mHJ - best event, Barshim, Bond, Ukhov, Drouin, Kynard
    m400 - new find Makwala vs. LM
    w100 - VCB vs. Schippers w/Ahye, Asumnu and Sou
    mLJ - yawn - Claye, Li, et al
    m100 - Rodgers, Thomp, Dasaolu, LeM
    m1500 - Bad sportsman vs. other Africans w/ Manz and Willis
    wJT - Spot vs. Stahl
    w3K - weakish
    w4x1 - batons bouncing everywhere
    m4x1 - Amer squad could canter it

  • #2
    form chart now posted to front page, courtesy Messers. Mulkeen & Butler

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gh View Post
      form chart now posted to front page, courtesy Messers. Mulkeen & Butler
      To wit: top 3 today

      Men’s Hammer Fajdek / EUR Pars / EUR Nazarov / APA
      Women’s Pole Vault Murer / AME Zhuk-Krasnova / EUR Ryzih / EUR
      Women’s Triple Jump Ibargüen / AME Saladukha / EUR Koneva / EUR
      Men’s 400 Hurdles Fredericks / AFR Tinsley / AME Culson / AME
      Women’s 400 Hurdles Spencer / AME Child / EUR Titimets / EUR
      Men’s 5000 Koech / AFR Nguse / AFR Rop / APA
      Men’s Shot Put Storl / EUR Kovacs / AME Majewski / EUR
      Women’s Discus Perković / EUR Lewis-Smallwood / AME Samuels / APA
      Women’s 800 Sharp / EUR Sum / AFR Assefa / AFR
      Women’s 400 Williams-Mills / AME McCorory / AME Zemlyak / EUR
      Men’s High Jump Barshim / APA Bondarenko / EUR Ukhov / EUR
      Men’s 400 Merritt / AME Makwala / AFR Rooney / EUR
      Women’s 100 Campbell-Brown / AME Soumaré / EUR Schippers / EUR
      Men’s Long Jump Li / APA Visser / AFR Gaisah / EUR
      Men’s 100 Rodgers / AME Dasaolu / EUR Ogunode / APA
      Men’s 1500 Mekhissi / EUR Souleiman / AFR Willis / APA
      Women’s Javelin Špotáková / EUR Viljoen / AFR Mickle / APA
      Women’s 3000 Dibaba / AFR Kisa / AFR Bahta / EUR
      Women’s 4x100 Europe / EUR Americas / AME Asia-Pacific / APA
      Men’s 4x100 Americas / AME Europe / EUR Asia-Pacific / APA

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      • #4
        Women’s Javelin Špotáková / EUR Viljoen / AFR Mickle / APA
        Strange call: Mickle is 3:0 vs Viljoen this season. And Stahl is 2:1 vs Viljeon. Sure, Viljoen threw her season's best in this stadium, but that's hardly a rich vein of form...

        One explanation is that Mickle hasn't thrown since July. It is strange that she bypassed the DL Final, but opted in here (I presume went back to Australia after Glasgow).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
          Men’s Hammer Fajdek / EUR Pars / EUR Nazarov / APA
          Fajdek injured his back while training yesterday, so he's probably no longer the favorite :-/
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Powell View Post
            Fajdek injured his back while training yesterday, so he's probably no longer the favorite :-/
            Quick recovery. He's already over 78m - in second behind Pars.

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            • #7
              Ugh, Tinsley tanked. S African pulling away.

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              • #8
                What happened to Tinsley and Culson?!

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                • #9
                  Culson passed by two at the end. Tinsley faded after 200.

                  The stadium looks 70% empty!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atticus View Post

                    The stadium looks 70% empty!
                    More like 85% empty, might be the poorest attendance in World Cup/Continental Cup history? Strange and sad, because annual meetings in Rabat or Marrakech have very good attendance.
                    Last edited by Pakilo; 09-13-2014, 06:51 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Can someone explain to me why this meet is still relevant. Just look at the marks from USA competitors. Does anyone care?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post
                        Can someone explain to me why this meet is still relevant. Just look at the marks from USA competitors. Does anyone care?
                        If the USAnians don't care about this meet they could at least let other Americans compete...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tamabi View Post
                          What happened to Tinsley and Culson?!
                          Quite probably the same thing that happened to a lot of U.S. athletes at the 1994 World Cup, which took place earlier. Many of them finished last or next-to-last in most of the events, and ran performances that wouldn't have made it out of the World Champs heats. Most likely some of them shut it down before the World Cup and shouldn't have been there. I'm worried that Ajee might not go 2:05 today.

                          The 400H is royally pathetic this year. No one under 48.00. Felix Sanchez probably could be some of these guys even at 38 come Rio 2016.
                          Last edited by CookyMonzta; 09-13-2014, 06:57 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post
                            Can someone explain to me why this meet is still relevant.
                            That's easy to answer - because the IAAF says it is. They've thrown considerable assets at it and lured many top performers - whether they can put up good numbers at this stage of the season is another question. The Americans are desperately late in their season.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              That's easy to answer - because the IAAF says it is. They've thrown considerable assets at it and lured many top performers - whether they can put up good numbers at this stage of the season is another question. The Americans are desperately late in their season.
                              No excuse. We've had World Champs and/or Olympics this late, part of a longer season.

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