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  • br
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    UK 400 hurdler Jack Green.

    Jack Green announces retirement

    “A new chapter begins. I have decided to retire from track and field. I had every intention of training towards a third Olympic Games but after taking some time out and learning more about myself I came to realise that I wasn’t willing to give myself to the sport and make the necessary sacrifices to be the best I could be on the track."

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  • LopenUupunut
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    Pitkämäki announced his retirement today. He didn't compete this year but was still trying to come back, eventually decided to retire because he wasn't getting into good enough shape.

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  • 18.99s
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    Originally posted by Wiederganger View Post
    Caster Semenya has effectively retired from athletics. She just announced her signing for a womens football team in 2020, the start of a new chapter in her life.
    Semenya has denied retiring from the track, according to this article about joining the football club.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletic...ppeal-against/
    That has prompted inevitable speculation Semenya is planning to quit athletics next year and not defend her Olympic title, especially if her legal challenge against the IAAF’s rules fails.

    But Van Wijk said: “She’s made it clear that she’s not quitting at all. She’ll be back again next year.

    “And I’ve made it clear to her that we will support her 100 per cent in that because, obviously, she’ll miss games.”
    But playing internationally for South Africa in FIFA-regulated competitions may be problematic:
    Fifa (sic) issued its gender verification regulations in 2011, which give it the power to subject a player taking part in its competitions to “a physical examination” and to ban anyone refusing to submit to one.
    Last edited by 18.99s; 09-07-2019, 08:46 AM.

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  • Atticus
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    In UNretirement news, Garrett Scantling is back in Athens GA, training for Tokyo!

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  • 18.99s
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    And his future wife, who doesn't want to be a young widow, likely had a role in convincing him to retire.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
    Kemoy Campbell announced his retirement on Thursday, two weeks after announcing his engagement to former Arkansas swimmer Rachel Kessler, whom he met years ago during his days at Arkansas.
    Looks like his doctors told him this week that a comeback attempt would risk a recurrence of the Millrose cardiac incident. Deeply hope for a happy, healthy future for him.

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  • tandfman
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    Swedish long jumper Michel Torneus.

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  • Wiederganger
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    Caster Semenya has effectively retired from athletics. She just announced her signing for a womens football team in 2020, the start of a new chapter in her life.

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  • 18.99s
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    Kemoy Campbell announced his retirement on Thursday, two weeks after announcing his engagement to former Arkansas swimmer Rachel Kessler, whom he met years ago during his days at Arkansas.

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  • Trickstat
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    I was reminded of Tamgho watching the cracking comp between Claye and Taylor from Paris last night and thinking there could have been a French guy who might have been beating them. Not surprised he's retired as it feels like a few years since he actually competed.

    According to Google "fracture of the left ankle in 2011 followed by surgery for a bone outgrowth in 2012, fracture of the left tibia in 2014, rupture of the Achilles tendon in 2015 and to finish femur fracture in 2016."
    Last edited by Trickstat; 08-25-2019, 04:28 PM.

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  • xw
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    Yes, when he accelerated on the runway, it was a fantastic and exciting sight. He's one of the fastest.

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  • Javelin-dave
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    Absolutely no doubt in my mind that Teddy Tamgho would've broken the WR if he had stayed healthy. Supreme talent.

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  • ATK
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    Teddy Tamgho announced his retirement.
    French article, but essentially injuries put the nail in the coffin. I think it says he is already transitioning into coaching.
    https://www.lequipe.fr/Athletisme/Ac...traite/1051904

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    no, what she did was shut it down for this season to prep for Tokyo.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/49357523
    That seems wise to me. Apparently she has been making some technical changes but has not thrown more than 67m something this year.

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  • tandfman
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    Oops! You're right. I read that story this morning and forgot the details. I should have gone back and re-read it. My bad. :-(

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