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    Has the UK ever had two men at 9.96 or better in the same year? Surprised there has been no discussion of the men's 100 race at euros. I wonder if Prescod has more up side ultimately?

  • #2
    Never happened - what I can see aside from Christie
    Dasaolu 9.91 in 2013
    CJ 9.96 in 2014 and 2015
    Joel Fearon 9.96 in 2016
    And now Hughes and Prescod
    Last edited by ATK; 08-08-2018, 05:05 AM.

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    • #3
      To expand on ATK's data, I identified the eight top GBR races with placegetters under 10.10. Source: www.alltime-athletics.com

      Yesterday's final is clearly the best ever for GBR sprinters.

      Race 1 - Avg 9.955 for first 2, 9.99 for all 3, only race with 3 under 10.10

      Berlin 07.08.2018 Zharnel Hughes 1 9.95
      Berlin 07.08.2018 Reece Prescod 2 9.96
      Berlin 07.08.2018 Chijindu Ujah 4 10.06

      Race 2 - Avg 10.01

      Birmingham 07.06.2015 Adam Gemili 2 9.97
      Birmingham 07.06.2015 Richard Kilty 5 10.05

      Race 3 - Avg 10.02, fastest first place of two races with this Avg

      Hengelo 08.06.2014 Chijindu Ujah 2 9.96
      Hengelo 08.06.2014 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 5 10.08

      Race 4 - Avg 10.02, 4th and final race with first under 10.00

      Sevilla 22.08.1999 Dwain Chambers 3 9.97
      Sevilla 22.08.1999 Jason Gardener 7 10.07

      Race 5 - Avg 10.015
      Birmingham 12.07.2008 Dwain Chambers 1 10.00
      Birmingham 12.07.2008 Simeon Williamson 2 10.03

      Race 6 - Avg 10.04
      London 09.07.2017 Chijindu Ujah 1 10.02
      London 09.07.2017 James Dasaolu 2 10.06

      Race 7 - Avg 10.06, first race to Avg 10.06

      Birmingham 13.07.2013 Dwain Chambers 1 10.04
      Birmingham 13.07.2013 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 2 10.08

      Race 8 - Avg 10.06, same times for both places as Race 7
      Loughborough 16.07.2016 Joel Fearon 1rA 10.04
      Loughborough 16.07.2016 Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 2rA 10.08

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      • #4
        I could only find four years where GBR had two runners under 10.00.

        1999
        Dwain Chambers 9.97
        Jason Gardener 9.98

        2015
        Chijindu Ujah 9.96
        Adam Gemili 9.97

        2017
        Chijindu Ujah 9.97
        Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 9.99

        2018
        Zharnel Hughes 9.91
        Reece Prescod 9.96

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        • #5
          Chart showing the number of GBR performers sub-10.10 and sub-10.00 by year.
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            And if you do this doing Basic (adjusted for wind and elevation) the difference is even bigger I am pretty sure.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by donley2 View Post
              Has the UK ever had two men at 9.96 or better in the same year? Surprised there has been no discussion of the men's 100 race at euros. I wonder if Prescod has more up side ultimately?
              He was much closer in the final than the semi where he came from way back. Your mind automatically questions if the 200m would be better but he's not run one in a long while. Should make for a very strong relay.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Speedster View Post
                He was much closer in the final than the semi where he came from way back. Your mind automatically questions if the 200m would be better but he's not run one in a long while. Should make for a very strong relay.
                Prescod isn’t in the relay squad.

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                • #9
                  I was impressed by Prescod and Hughes but in different rounds.

                  Hughes was absolutely relaxed and commanding in the semi. On that basis, I expected him to dominate the final with a very fast time, but he didn't.

                  Prescod has a poor start but he ran better in the final and was much closer to Hughes than I expected. If he improves that start, Hughes should be worried over 100.

                  I haven't seen either run a 200m but now I want to!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eightsevensix View Post
                    Prescod isn’t in the relay squad.
                    I always forget that! Any idea why?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Speedster View Post
                      I always forget that! Any idea why?
                      Originally posted by The Standard
                      He displays this [modesty] when he likens being overlooked for Britain’s 4x100m relay squad at the Europeans as an omission akin to Germany leaving Leroy Sane back at home despite his stellar season for Manchester City.

                      The Germans flopped at the World Cup, so whether the decision will backfire here remains to be seen.

                      Prescod attended 10 or 15 practice sessions with the squad but opted against the relay at the Anniversary Games after a poor race in Rabat, Morocco, and missed out on relay selection.
                      http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/euro...-a3904291.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by El Toro View Post
                        I was impressed by Prescod and Hughes but in different rounds.

                        Hughes was absolutely relaxed and commanding in the semi. On that basis, I expected him to dominate the final with a very fast time, but he didn't.

                        Prescod has a poor start but he ran better in the final and was much closer to Hughes than I expected. If he improves that start, Hughes should be worried over 100.

                        I haven't seen either run a 200m but now I want to!
                        Hughes used to be a 2 guy. He was 5th at the 2015 Worlds in the 2 and got disqualified from first place at the Commonwealths this year (he also had much less impressive results at the 2016 Euros and 2017 Worlds). This was his first big-meet appearance in the 100 since the 2012 World Juniors, when he still represented Anguilla, and the first time the 100 has been his main event.

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                        • #13
                          Ah I see. Everyone's got to make choices that are right for them.

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