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¶2017 WC mHJ: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) 7-8½ (2.35)

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  • ¶2017 WC mHJ: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) 7-8½ (2.35)

    T&FN formchart, with PRs

    1. Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) 2.43 | 7-11¾ (’14)
    2. Bogdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) 2.42 | 7-11¼ (’14)
    3. Andrii Protsenko (Ukraine) 2.40 | 7-10½ (’14)
    4. Erik Kynard (USA) 2.37 | 7-9¼ (’15)
    5. Derek Drouin (Canada) 2.40 | 7-10½ (’14)
    6. Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) 2.39 | 7-10 (’16)
    7. Robbie Grabarz (Great Britain) 2.37 | 7-9¼ (’12)
    9. Mateusz Przybylko (Germany) 2.35 | 7-8¾ (’17)
    8. Donald Thomas (Bahamas) 2.37 | 7-9¼ (’16)
    10. Sylwester Bednarek (Poland) 2.33 | 7-7¾ (’17)
    Last edited by dj; 08-13-2017, 07:35 PM.

  • #2
    One of the most talented top 10 I have seen in a while... but there is only one Barshim !!

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    • #3
      Drouin is the biggest question mark here. No form whatsoever this outdoor season, but he always ends up with a medal, so unless there's a serious medical problem there, I'd still see him on the podium.
      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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      • #4
        Drouin knocked out of Nationals in early July with a bad Achilles. He says it's better now, but that doesn't inspire me enough to put him on the podium at athis point.

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        • #5
          The Italian is also intriguing, I would not count him out.

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          • #6
            Tamberi hasn't been anywhere near last year's form (SB 2.28), but then, who knows... Apart from Barshim and Bondarenko, the event looks like a total crapshoot.
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              As I noted in the predictions thread: mystified by the absence of Lysenko and Ivanov.

              Looking at his series of marks lately, Lysenko is ahead of everyone except Barshim and (arguably) Bondarenko; and Ivanov has been very solid, with positive head-to-heads this summer against six of the ten formcharters and negative only against Barshim and Bondarenko. (He hasn't faced Drouin or Kynard.)

              But we'll see... anything can happen

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              • #8
                Weather can be a big factor here and right now it appears to be ok for the last day of the meet (Sunday, August 13). Barshim to win.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
                  As I noted in the predictions thread: mystified by the absence of Lysenko and Ivanov.

                  Looking at his series of marks lately, Lysenko is ahead of everyone except Barshim and (arguably) Bondarenko; and Ivanov has been very solid, with positive head-to-heads this summer against six of the ten formcharters and negative only against Barshim and Bondarenko. (He hasn't faced Drouin or Kynard.)
                  I think only the top 2 are real predictions, the other 8 names were just pulled out of a hat at random
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    What did Ghazal do to get such non-notice? He's a had a very good season.

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                    • #11
                      Normal weather conditions - Barshim hugely favoured. I don't think Drouin can medal. How can he be in top shape now? Besides the injury, I don't like this Decathlon talk about training for the 2018 Commonwealth team in the Deaca. He has certainly done enough but can he get to 2.40 again? Tamberi just ran out of time, unfortunately. Doubt Protsenko will be on the podium.
                      Bondy should be on the podium but Kynard is impossible to gauge.

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                      • #12
                        Drouin has scratched!!
                        Says he couldn't get into competitive shape in time, due to his injury!
                        Story now on Twitter!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                          Drouin has scratched!!
                          Says he couldn't get into competitive shape in time, due to his injury!
                          Story now on Twitter!
                          Too bad. Now we're left with
                          A. The overwhelming favorite.
                          B. The clear #2.

                          and a field of also-rans.

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                          • #14
                            Has Kynard retired from the qualifying round?

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                            • #15
                              Yup
                              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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