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  • FloJo and the Jamaicans

    Nice piece about the Women's 100 and the Queen and the Princesses in waiting.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/extra/qoop28e78d/flo-jo

  • #2
    Nice piece indeed.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link - a good read.

      One factual error - the article states that, in relation to the 10.49, "That day, all the other wind readings for the 100m races were strongly wind-assisted, with no other zero or negative readings."

      In fact, the first two of the three quarter finals reported a wind reading of 0.0 m/s. The third was +5 m/s. The heats, run earlier the same day, all had wind readings of at least +2.7 m/s.
      100m - A New Look at the World's Greatest Race

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JC100 View Post
        Thanks for the link - a good read.

        One factual error - the article states that, in relation to the 10.49, "That day, all the other wind readings for the 100m races were strongly wind-assisted, with no other zero or negative readings."
        In fact, the first two of the three quarter finals reported a wind reading of 0.0 m/s. The third was +5 m/s. The heats, run earlier the same day, all had wind readings of at least +2.7 m/s.
        Yes, it took them two races before Sam Bell figured out the wind guage wasn’t functioning, He replaced it at this point.

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        • #5
          I've never heard a replacement-gauge story before.

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          • #6
            I am a Jamaican, but I believe the record should stand. The issue should have been addressed years ago. No need to create controversy at this point in time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh View Post
              I've never heard a replacement-gauge story before.

              Neither have I. Presumably it was functioning for the heats a few hours earlier, and for the men's 100m semi-finals held just 90 minutes before (winds +2.6 and +4.9).
              100m - A New Look at the World's Greatest Race

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