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  • Linked on the front page yesterday was the IAAF News Release "Nationality Review Panel Clears Eight Athletes To Compete Under New Flags."

    Transferred allegiance (immediate eligibility):
    Rai Benjamin (from Antigua & Barbuda to USA)
    Mike Edwards (from Great Britain to Nigeria)
    Patrick Ike Origa (from Nigeria to Spain)
    Leon Reid (from Great Britain to Ireland)

    Transferred allegiance (eligible 01Aug19):
    Pedro Pablo Pichardo (from Cuba to Portugal)


    Declared eligible for new countries:
    Haron Kiptoo Lagat (USA)
    Miranda Tcheutchoua (Ireland)
    Weldu Negash Gebretsadik (Norway)

    I'm guessing that the last three are grouped separately as they had not previously competed in international championships for their country of birth.

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    • Originally posted by Trickstat
      Slovakia had split from the Czech Republic
      Unrelated to the thread's subject matter, but the split created a lot of havoc in assigning the new countries' national records.
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • It was the same thing with the ex-Soviet and ex-Yugoslav countries. As long as they were single countries, people were moving around and they couldn't always be assigned unequivocally to any one part. I believe there were cases where one mark ended up being recognized as the national record of more than one country.
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • Originally posted by Powell View Post
          It was the same thing with the ex-Soviet and ex-Yugoslav countries. As long as they were single countries, people were moving around and they couldn't always be assigned unequivocally to any one part. I believe there were cases where one mark ended up being recognized as the national record of more than one country.
          Yuriy Sedykh’S HT WR being the most important example (both RUS and UKR record).

          The Czechoslovak w4x4 record from the 1983 WC apparently stands as a Czech NR even though one of the runners (Moravcikova) was/is Slovak. The Yugoslav sub-3 m4x4 at the 1991 WC stands as a Serbian record even though Macev is Macedonian.

          On a different note, Slobodanka Colovic’s YUG 800 records from 1987 are Croatian records even though while she lived in Croatia, she was actually a Serb, but they are not Serbian records.

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          • Originally posted by Pego View Post
            Unrelated to the thread's subject matter, but the split created a lot of havoc in assigning the new countries' national records.
            I think both countries declared Jan Zelezny as their JT record holder for one.

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            • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
              I think both countries declared Jan Zelezny as their JT record holder for one.
              Correct. Železný is a Czech that spent his pre-1993 career in a Slovak military club Dukla Banská Bystrica. If memory serves, they use a ~87m throw as a Slovak record.
              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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              • That was Zelezny's first WR, 87.66 from 1987.

                Re Sedykh, his WR might have been initially recognized as the Russian NR, but it no longer is. It's now listed as the Ukrainian record only, while the Russian mark is Litvinov's 86.04.
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • Any significant transfers recently?

                  One that I know of: Yekaterina Guliyeva (known as Poistogova) switched to Turkey. She is now married to Ramil Guliyev.

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                  • Kazakhstan is trying to become a force in distance running! They have a transfer of 4 Kenyan women in the works, 2 of them top runners (Norah Jeruto & Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui) and 2 of them lesser lights, steeplers IIRC.

                    If you check their WA profiles you'll see they've been running races in Kazakhstan for the last 3 or 4 years.

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                    • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
                      Kazakhstan is trying to become a force in distance running! They have a transfer of 4 Kenyan women in the works,.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9QeUoPOi4

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                      • rumor has it that 1:46.19 Kenyan Jonah Koech is now American.

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                        • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
                          Kazakhstan is trying to become a force in distance running! They have a transfer of 4 Kenyan women in the works, 2 of them top runners (Norah Jeruto & Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui) and 2 of them lesser lights, steeplers IIRC.

                          If you check their WA profiles you'll see they've been running races in Kazakhstan for the last 3 or 4 years.
                          Do huge sums of money change hands for this type of charade?

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                          • Originally posted by gh View Post
                            rumor has it that 1:46.19 Kenyan Jonah Koech is now American.
                            The latest list at the WA site does not include this one, but does include Yekaterina Guliyev to Turkey and Mativei (Matthew) Volkov to Belarus, decisions affirmed on 18May21 with immediate effect.

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post
                              rumor has it that 1:46.19 Kenyan Jonah Koech is now American.
                              Thinking about this further, if he is now a USA citizen, I first thought that perhaps no Transfer of Allegiance action by WA was required, but it turns out that he represented Kenya in international competition at the 2015 African Junior Championships, which I think would trigger the WA Nationality Review Panel.

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                              • Davonte Burnett (10.05 / 20.29 sprinter for USC) announced his intention to represent Jamaica and compete in the Jamaican trials.

                                He has the US flag on his World Athletics profile (https://worldathletics.org/athletes/...rnett-14716704), but I couldn't find any indication that he ever represented the US in international competition.

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