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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by cubehead View Post
    Really? I don't see that at all...and besides it was published June 28.
    I e-mailed the site and they replied promptly and the article is gone. It was dated Aug 2, and DID say he had made the team.

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  • cubehead
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    Really? I don't see that at all...and besides it was published June 28.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    This may be the best of all:

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...383170841.html

    It's a long interview with Aries Merritt, and it's all about how he's going to Rio to defend his Olympic title. Uh, the last time I looked, Merritt finished 4th in the Trials and as far as I know, nobody ahead of him has withdrawn.

    A hint to what may have fooled the utterly clueless writer of this piece of shit can be found in this sentence: "Despite the odds, he triumphed to make a comeback that proves the athlete in him is ready for another gold medal." The words "triumphed to make a comeback" are highlighted, and linked to an AP story that mentions a great race that Merritt ran at the Trials. But if you read that story, you see that it referred to LaShawn Merritt in the semifinals of the 200. No mention of Aries Merritt at all.
    Here's an article that states flatly that Aries Merritt made the team and will run in Rio.

    http://www.raredr.com/news/aries-merritt-2016-olympics

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by jc203 View Post
    I'm pretty certain the author never saw a guy named Holm compete.
    Or McPherson, all 5'4 of her.

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  • jc203
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    The WSJ piece linked on the main page today (http://graphics.wsj.com/Olympic-Bodies/) presents remarkably inane, simple-minded, just plain clueless descriptions of the ideal high jumper.
    The name Barshim comes to mind as ideal, but
    I'm pretty certain the author never saw a guy named Holm compete.
    Last edited by jc203; 07-31-2016, 12:28 AM.

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