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  • cigar95
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    Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post

    I've read that her last race will be at the CT Silver meeting in Bellinzona on the 14th. On her Instagram she refers to Zurich as "saying goodbye to the Swiss German crowd". Having already said goodbye to the Swiss French crowd in Lausanne, I'm presuming she will do the same to the Swiss Italian crowd in Bellinzona?
    When is the next meet in the Swiss Romansch region of the country?

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
    Lea Sprunger is retiring tomorrow after the Diamond League 400 hurdles final. Swiss athlete who won both the European championships at 400 hurdles and 400 indoors.

    I didn't see her retirement mentioned in this thread, perhaps because she announced nearly a year ago that 2021 would be her final season.

    As soon as Femke Bol finishes the 400 hurdles tomorrow -- regardless of the outcome -- the first thing she will do is hug Lea Sprunger. Despite the 10 year age difference and competing for different countries, the two are close friends and have been training partners the past two years.
    I've read that her last race will be at the CT Silver meeting in Bellinzona on the 14th. On her Instagram she refers to Zurich as "saying goodbye to the Swiss German crowd". Having already said goodbye to the Swiss French crowd in Lausanne, I'm presuming she will do the same to the Swiss Italian crowd in Bellinzona?

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  • Awsi Dooger
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    Lea Sprunger is retiring tomorrow after the Diamond League 400 hurdles final. Swiss athlete who won both the European championships at 400 hurdles and 400 indoors.

    I didn't see her retirement mentioned in this thread, perhaps because she announced nearly a year ago that 2021 would be her final season.

    As soon as Femke Bol finishes the 400 hurdles tomorrow -- regardless of the outcome -- the first thing she will do is hug Lea Sprunger. Despite the 10 year age difference and competing for different countries, the two are close friends and have been training partners the past two years.

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  • shivfan
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    Nesta Carter has hung up his spikes.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post
    Piotr Małachowski, Kamila Lićwinko and Joanna Fiodorow will all be saying goodbye at the Skolimowska Memorial this Sunday.
    Just to expand on that info: while there will be an official farewell on Sunday, Lićwinko at least will have a couple more competitions before the end of the season, including the DL final. I believe it will actually be Małachowski's last appearance, not sure about Fiodorow.

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  • LopenUupunut
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    Antti Ruuskanen (2014 EC gold, 2012 OG silver [upgraded from bronze], 2016 EC bronze) is retiring also. He was targeting Tokyo, but missed making the team.

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by andyjgt View Post
    Olha Saladukha also retired after Tokyo (went out in Q). 2012 OG bronze, 2011 WC gold and 2013 bronze, triple EC gold 2010,12,14. Surprised she never broke 15. She is a member of the Ukrainian parliament.
    Born 4 June 1983, so she's lasted to an advanced age for such a tough event.

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  • andyjgt
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    Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet that Sara Slott Petersen retired after her fall in the Olympic 400h semi. 2016 OG silver and EC gold, best 53.55 (NR) from Rio,

    Olha Saladukha also retired after Tokyo (went out in Q). 2012 OG bronze, 2011 WC gold and 2013 bronze, triple EC gold 2010,12,14. Surprised she never broke 15. She is a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

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  • Steele
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    Originally posted by gm View Post

    One of my favorite athlete reactions ever -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqTb9yWWWE
    What a throw! Two thoughts:
    1. Terrific follow-through.
    2. Has to be the biggest gut I've ever seen on a world class thrower!

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Powell View Post
    Piotr Małachowski, Kamila Lićwinko and Joanna Fiodorow will all be saying goodbye at the Skolimowska Memorial this Sunday.
    One of my favorite athlete reactions ever -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqTb9yWWWE

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  • Powell
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    Piotr Małachowski, Kamila Lićwinko and Joanna Fiodorow will all be saying goodbye at the Skolimowska Memorial this Sunday.

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  • ItalianFan
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    Fabrizio Donato (Italy, triple jump) made it official last week.
    It is not a shock given he is almost 45 years old, that his last competition was in 2019 and that in 2020 he got a surgery again for problems at his back.

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  • TWalsh
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    LEONEL SUÁREZ, the #1 Latin American Decathlon scorer in history (8654 points in 2009) retires from the sport of track and field. Suarez won two Olympic Bronze medals in 2008 & 2012. He also added a World Championships silver (2009) and Bronze medal (2011).

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  • Wiederganger
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    AS PJ wrote on Insta:

    VCB has medals from 5 Olympic Games (matching Ottey's record) - 2000; 2004; 2008; 2012; 2016

    She has a total of 12 individual medals at Worlds & Olympics (comparison: Ottey 17 - the record - Bolt 15, Felix 11)

    What a great career!

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  • br
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    Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
    Is her retirement effective immediately, or the end of the season? She is listed in the 100m for the Jamaican trials.
    https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/...-brown-retire/

    Veronica Campbell-Brown, who won back-to-back Olympic 200m titles to lead Jamaica’s ascent to the top of global sprinting, announced her retirement on the eve of her nation’s Olympic Trials.

    “As I take off my spikes never to put them on again, this girl from Clarks Town walks away happy and contented with a race well run,” was posted on the 39-year-old’s social media. “Through the grace of God, I have climbed from a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica up the ladder of success to become one of the most decorated women in the Olympic Games and World Championships history.”

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