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  • highjumpfan
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    I was referring to the video GH posted about flaming hammer throws. Not the light show presentation.

    I actually enjoy that especially since my 5 year old daughter was excited to watch the racers afterwards.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by highjumpfan View Post
    While we are at it, can we fill the long jump pit with snakes and alligators up to 8 meters and use a flaming bar for the vertical jumps.
    That's an apples and helicopters comparison. We're just talking presentation; the light show in no away affects the way the competition is conducted.

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  • gh
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    in about '70, T&FN ran an ongoing sequence of short bits about the "Ridiculous Olympics," which included, as I recall off the top of my head, a LeMans start for the sprints, going under the hurdles, etc., etc.

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  • highjumpfan
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    Originally posted by KevinR View Post
    That is the best idea for building interest in the sport, yet! Bring on the T&F X-Games!!
    While we are at it, can we fill the long jump pit with snakes and alligators up to 8 meters and use a flaming bar for the vertical jumps.

    I remember a meet a while ago where they put bullseyes in the field for the javelin. Replace them with land mines and I’ll be into it. Also maybe allow competitors to use drones to down the longer throws in flight?

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  • Wiederganger
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    watching and listening to Brittany Brown's post race interviews and IAAF press conference, isn't she delightful! I'm obviously familiar with DAS and Kambundji, both lovely women, but had never seen Brown before. She was funny, humble, really sweet...she'll have no trouble getting a sponsor soon.

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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    neon? strobes? how boring!

    this is the answer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqVsHeY3H9w
    That is the best idea for building interest in the sport, yet! Bring on the T&F X-Games!!

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  • Fortius19
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    Glad to see Kambundji medal.

    Since they let 9 athletes run in the 110H, they should have let her run in the 100m final.

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  • t_monk
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    I was really rooting for her. I’m really happy for her. Five different counties winning the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 400mH on the women side. Plenty for a lot of different people to cheer for. I think the 100mH is going to Jam or US no doubt though.

    You can’t not be happy for Dina here.

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  • fasttrak85
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    Originally posted by AFelixFan View Post
    So happy for Asher-Smith! She comes off as such a darling, "track's sweetheart," I like to call her. She showed a lot of promise in Beijing 2015 and London 2017, but was either a bit too young and in a crazy fast race (in the case of the former) or coming off a season where she was sidelined for some time by injury (in the case of the latter). It always brings me joy when juniors with tonnes of potential realise it.

    So she's now the reigning European 100 and 200 champion, world 200 champion, and world 100 silver-medalist. I actually think she could be Olympic 200 champion in Tokyo to complete the set...though she technically would have to wait until 2022 to get another stab at a Commonwealth Games title.
    There is an elegant grace to her. I think she surpasses even Allyson Felix in that respect and is almost approaching the charisma of SAFP. Happy for her. You root for the greats regardless of nationality. If she continues on this path she will be one of the greats.

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  • AFelixFan
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    So happy for Asher-Smith! She comes off as such a darling, "track's sweetheart," I like to call her. She showed a lot of promise in Beijing 2015 and London 2017, but was either a bit too young and in a crazy fast race (in the case of the former) or coming off a season where she was sidelined for some time by injury (in the case of the latter). It always brings me joy when juniors with tonnes of potential realise it.

    So she's now the reigning European 100 and 200 champion, world 200 champion, and world 100 silver-medalist. I actually think she could be Olympic 200 champion in Tokyo to complete the set...though she technically would have to wait until 2022 to get another stab at a Commonwealth Games title.

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  • gh
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    neon? strobes? how boring!

    this is the answer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqVsHeY3H9w

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Hard to dim the lights in the middle of the hammer final, I would think.
    Neon throwing implements with strobe lights are currently being made for 2021.

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  • lexvid
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    Originally posted by AFelixFan View Post
    Yeah, her 100m performance has probably bolstered her confidence, so I think DAS should take this pretty easily. Probably 21.9x with a three-tenths winning margin.
    Pretty good prognostication!

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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Hard to dim the lights in the middle of the hammer final, I would think.
    But it would have made things pretty interesting........

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  • steveu
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    Originally posted by The Flying Pigdog View Post
    As a fan, it would be really hard to cheer against DAS no matter what country you personally root for. Very classy. Despite the absences of the other top names, she deserves all the credit in the world - I don't think anyone, except SMU, was going to be beating her tonight.
    I remember first meeting her at the World Juniors in Eugene in '14 and she was just as classy, humble and engaging then. We media quickly realized that she was a great interview. Have enjoyed seeing her continue to progress since.
    Last edited by steveu; 10-02-2019, 09:40 PM.

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