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  • #16
    Originally posted by ATK View Post
    I know Brigetta Barrett has been noted as retired on this board a few times, but I have yet to see any link or source confirming it.
    she was cited as such way back in the August edition of the magazine, but I don't know the sourcing (think it was somebody in her coaching chain)

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    • #17
      Does Wiki count?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigetta_Barrett

      >> Coming back on the track in February 2016 where she only managed to clear 1.84 m, she decided to retire at the age of 25 and to concentrate herself on her own business.<<

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      • #18
        Aussie LJer Mitchell Watt announced his retirement this week via Facebook. He walks away with two major silvers (2012 OG and 2011 WC), two bronzes (2010 WIC, 2009 WC) and the Oceania record: 8.54m

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AS View Post
          Aussie LJer Mitchell Watt announced his retirement this week via Facebook. He walks away with two major silvers (2012 OG and 2011 WC), two bronzes (2010 WIC, 2009 WC) and the Oceania record: 8.54m
          Great talent but never managed to get rid of a series of injuries. He tried to come back many times, jumped indoor this year, but with bad results. Similar to Italy's Andrew Howe (7.50m this year) or Sebastian Bayer.

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          • #20
            I added Jennifer Meadows to the list, even if she has pacemaker duties today in Zurich. She said she was going to hang up her spikes so I suppose she is just postposing it to the end of the season.
            Last edited by Sasuke; 09-01-2016, 01:26 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
              That's true, Obergfoll is four years older (so a whole olympic cycle) but Stahl has a degree in Urology and a medical career in front of her. I also think she could have gone on another 4 years but that's all.
              One person who might be glad about Obergfoll and Stahl's retirement is Katarina Molitor. No more problems making the German team for majors Apart from her, Hussong and the two retirees, the next best German thrower this year threw just 57.
              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Powell View Post
                One person who might be glad about Obergfoll and Stahl's retirement is Katarina Molitor. No more problems making the German team for majors Apart from her, Hussong and the two retirees, the next best German thrower this year threw just 57.
                I suppose this is true, even if the german team will be quite weakened by these two retirements. Hussong is the youngest of them so maybe she can develop into a new Obergfoll.

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                • #23
                  Added Raul Spank to the list. Former good high jumper, then switched to triple jump with modest results.

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                  • #24
                    It's sad to see Barrett retire. She has great talent, and I loved her vibe and fire. So so young to end her career.

                    As for Stahl, she was like Molitor, good at last rounds throws. I wonder if one on the GER 57m throwers will now step it up for next season.

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                    • #25
                      Bernard Lagat retired today after ISTAF. He said this was his last TRACK race so probably off to the roads right now.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
                        Bernard Lagat retired today after ISTAF. He said this was his last TRACK race so probably off to the roads right now.
                        Sad about Lagat as he has been such a joy to watch over the years. One of the greatest middle distance athletes of all time and a great gentleman as well. It is just amazing that he has carried this on and at such a high level for so long.

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                        • #27
                          Add hammer thrower Betty Heidler.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Sasuke View Post
                            Bernard Lagat retired today after ISTAF. He said this was his last TRACK race so probably off to the roads right now.
                            I hope he comes back to track in 2020 and breaks all the M45 records...

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by odelltrclan View Post
                              Sad about Lagat as he has been such a joy to watch over the years. One of the greatest middle distance athletes of all time and a great gentleman as well. It is just amazing that he has carried this on and at such a high level for so long.
                              Well said!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                                Add hammer thrower Betty Heidler.
                                I've always had the feeling of something unfinished with her. Great physique, great PR (79.40m second woman in history) but very inconsistent (going from 78 to 68 a meet after another) and, I think, a bit weak from the psychological point of view.

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