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¶2019 wWC JT: Kelsey-Lee Barber (Australia) 218-4 (66.56)

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  • #31
    Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC: Samuels, Faumuina, Adams

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    • #32
      This was kind of limping along through four rounds until Liu hit a bomb in the 5th, right after Brazier won and while the epic pole vault was going on. I wonder if the crowd energy is infectious.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by AS View Post
        Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC: Samuels, Faumuina, Adams
        Antipodean surely with 2 of those being Kiwis?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
          Antipodean surely with 2 of those being Kiwis?
          From the eastern most state of Australia...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
            Winger finishes 5th - pretty good for US athlete in the javelin. Best major international finish since Kate Schmidt, I believe
            stat from our Predictions article

            <<Winger could become the highest-placed American ever, supplanting Karin Smith’s 10th way back in ’83.>>

            (but yes, Kate The Great better in OG)

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            • #36
              Fantastic coverage by NBC. Barber's throw, shown with one minute to go, and that was it. Too busy patting themselves on the back for three golds.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gh View Post
                stat from our Predictions article

                <<Winger could become the highest-placed American ever, supplanting Karin Smith’s 10th way back in ’83.>>

                (but yes, Kate The Great better in OG)
                Winger was 8th in 2015...

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                • #38
                  well, so much for that stat!

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                  • #39
                    Turning away from the ever-fun AUS-NZ banter, this event is THE go to for Aussie women.

                    Barber is our third WJT medallist at WC. While there was a lull in the 2000s, the 1990s and 2010s have been chockful of finallists:

                    1991 Louise Currey (McPaul) 6th
                    1995 Joanna Stone-Nixon 5th
                    1997 Joanna Stone-Nixon 2nd
                    1999 Louise Currey (McPaul) 5th
                    2011 Kimberly Mickle 6th
                    2013 Kathryn Mitchell 5th
                    2011 Kimberly Mickle 2nd
                    2017 Kelsey-Lee Barber 10th
                    2017 Kelsey-Lee Barber 1st

                    That's 5 different athletes with top 8 finishes.

                    The next best is 4 (WLJ, but with no medals)

                    The best on the men's side is 6:
                    MLJ (6 with 2 silvers and a bronze)
                    M20kW and M50KW both have 4 (at least, I've lost track of medal/place re-allocations here)


                    Back to WJT, there was also an Olympic Silver (Currey McPaul in 1996), and a 6th (Mitchell in 2016) during this period.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by AS View Post
                      From the eastern most state of Australia...
                      And we will now return to our regular programming - the Rugby World Cup in Japan

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                      • #41
                        But what a brilliant last throw response from Kelsey-Lee

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