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Post by Strawberry Jam on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 10:01 pm

Women's 100mh

Tiffany Porter through to the Semi's in 12.72s. Excellent. Question still thorugh regarding how Porter handles the pressure. Good luck to her in the semi!

Women's 800m

Okoro and Muir don't make it to the final.

Okoro still working how to apply tactics. Hwer semi was too slow meaning that everyone still had a kick - negating any kick she could've brought to the game.

She's clearly got new tactics; moved to staying back more and then working her way back into races. Think best - to state what may be the obvious now - is to stay somewhere near the middle of the pack so she can better monitor what's going on and respond. She doesn't have 1:56 capabilities - if she did she would be able to respond from way back if things changed really quick or if weren't going to the initial plan...but she ain't; instead, she's a 1:58 runner...

Men's 200m

Adam Gemili making up for that error!

Error?!

Yeah: he should've been at the UK Trials.

If he ran at the trials, he'd been running the 100m as well as the 200m at these World Championships. And what he'd been able to do over the 100m?

Anyway, 20.17 for the First Round; .....and 19.98 in the semi?! And running into a headwind of -0.3m?! Bloody hell clap OK Yahoo and king 

Great lad OK 

Men's 1, 500m

Awesome stuff from Chris O'hare. Gutsy!! aAnd incredible tactics. Ran the inside lane during his semi's all the way round. Not the fastest by time in that semi but that by staying calm and running the shortest distance possible ( i.e. inside lane, and tight, all the way round ) ensured that he something left towards the end of the race. Great peerformance ( didn't think he'd do it! ). clap OK 

Men's 5, 000m

The Ethipians and the Kenyans have no answer. And they're all scared of over committing early in case they kill their own chances. Clearly Mo has looked at every aspect of his life and made the adjustments necessary to give the edge.

Also, after that 3:28 in the 1, 500m earlier in the season, I believe that Mo can take one or both of the distance world records. This is the year to take them ion I believe ( during the Diamond League following these champs ).

Well done Mo!! OK


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Post by Strawberry Jam on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 10:09 pm

What chances for Gemili in the final? Headscratch Very Happy 

What can Chris O'Hare realistically expect int he 1500m?

Porter in the 100mh semi's?

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Post by MrsP on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 10:20 pm

Ah ha!

This is where the Athletics section has been hiding!

Great day eh?

Apart from the relay.

Crying or Very sad 

Does anyone know why David Storl's winning putt was originally declared a foul?

Was it his feet or arm or was is judged to have hit the line???

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 10:46 pm

MrsP wrote:Ah ha!

This is where the Athletics section has been hiding!

Great day eh?

Apart from the relay.

Crying or Very sad 

Does anyone know why David Storl's winning putt was originally declared a foul?

Was it his feet or arm or was is judged to have hit the line???
Yes indeedy - great day today!

Sadly, the Athletics boards have been taken down and will not be brought back for some time. The boards got a bit nasty, with all sorts of accusations and legailities brought into the picture. This is hwere we athletics geeks now hide Whistle Erm 

Regarding David Storl's shot put, not sure to be honest...someone else may have an idea...

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 9:08 am

Following on from Gemili's performance yesterday in the 200m semi-final, worth adding that we have been quite fortunate this season to have two athletes become the 2nd fastest ever Brits over the two respective sprints ( i.e. 100m and 200m ).

The other sprinter, of course, is James Dasalou.

Looking at the build of the two sprinters, worth pointing out too, that they're not overly muscular like HAA or James Ellington.

There's a huge issue regarding conditioning and an athlete’s general physical approach to their training and to what they bring out onto the track.

Looking at the likes of Bolt, Gay ( sadly Crying or Very sad) and others ( though there are exceptions ), they arrive at competitions in phenomenal condition - carrying the right proportion of muscle mass. Michael Johnson's comments about Ellington summed it up ( saying that that degree of upper body mass was not good for a two hundred metre runner ).

I participate in sport fairly regularly and seriously ( though not at any great standard, though am competitive at the level I engage in ). If I put on even three pounds, the affect on my performance is immediate, and becomes apparent in the degree to which I can compete against opponents; imagine if you're 20 - 28 pounds too heavy?! ( c. 1.5 to 2 stone ) Even if the extra weight is in muscle mass, it's too much weight, affecting outright speed and subsequent endurance i.e. HAA, Ellington, MLF and Dwain Chambers ( who always had a blistering start but couldn't maintain it over the 100m - rarely running the 200m didn't help the 100m endurance issue either ).

Looking to both Dasalou and Gemili; Dasalou is lean, of a very slight build compared to other 100m athletes, and seems very fluid when he's at his best. Gemili is a little stockier, but still not packed with excess muscle. And at these World Championships, has arrived leaner than I've seen ( he arrived having a lot to prove too ). They have run 9.91 for the 100m and 19.98 for the 200m respectively ( with Gemili's 200m final yet to come! Very Happy )

Finally, in discussing this, David Oliver; he took the men's 110m title. He was said to have been told that he was spending too much time in the gym ( his size was becoming a running joke amongst the athletics world ). He is said to have cut down time in the gym and in turn lost 7 pounds in muscle ( half a stone ) - not that you could tell LOL Headscratch . What happens next?! He takes the WC 110mh title.

What do other people think?

Is HAA to big?

Where's he getting his advice?

What are his - and Ellington's - prospects?

Finally, good luck to Gemili Very Happy Smile king Yahoo and clap OK OK  and hopefully none of Headscratch Tumbleweed 

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 4:41 pm

Porter runs a strong semi to make the final. Will probably struggle to get right into the medal mix as Pearson is coming into some form it seems, but a fine fine effort nonetheless clap

GB with a Bronze in the 4x400 women's relay. With PSD in there they might have done a little more but Russia and USA too strong today.

As mentioned in the OP, great run by O'Hare to make the final, nice to see a Brit middle-distance runner getting his tactics spot on.

Best of luck to Gemili in the 200 final. I think he may need another PB to get a medal but it's not beyond him...

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 4:46 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:Porter runs a strong semi to make the final. Will probably struggle to get right into the medal mix as Pearson is coming into some form it seems, but a fine fine effort nonetheless clap

GB with a Bronze in the 4x400 women's relay. With PSD in there they might have done a little more but Russia and USA too strong today.

As mentioned in the OP, great run by O'Hare to make the final, nice to see a Brit middle-distance runner getting his tactics spot on.

Best of luck to Gemili in the 200 final. I think he may need another PB to get a medal but it's not beyond him...
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 4:52 pm

Bronze for Porter in the hurdles clap

exploded out of the blocks and though Rollins and Pearson came storming past she clung on for bronze in 12:55, superb clap

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 4:58 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:Bronze for Porter in the hurdles clap

exploded out of the blocks and though Rollins and Pearson came storming past she clung on for bronze in 12:55, superb clap
Was great to see Porter come away with the Bronze Very Happy 

She's struggled with handling the pressure in the past but today, excellent indeed!!!

We need the Athletics threads / boards back - we've been censored 

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:01 pm

good grief, the American 200m runner wearing a cap on back-to-front in the call room picard for that alone he should be banned...

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:15 pm

Gemili just misses out on a medal in fifth, 20:08, just four hundreths short of a bronze medal. Shame as had he run as well as in the semi he'd have got a medal, but he just got a bit tight down the last 40-50 meters or so. Still, fantastic championships for him, and more to come surely...

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Post by ryan86 on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:24 pm

Steve Cram's politics about quarter of century out as he describes the US losing out to the USSR.

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Post by MrsP on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:25 pm

The speed of Rollins off that final hurdle was stunning! She must have taken about a half a metre off the field in the run-in!

Gemili did very well indeed. First senior final is a World Championship 200m final beside Usain Bolt! What an experience!

Felt very sorry for that Kenyian Javelin thrower.

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:33 pm

Well done to Gemili clap 

Would've been awesome to finish it with a medal. Agree with our fellow poster that he tied up in latter stages of the race...all that said, boy done rather good Very Happy OK 

With Gemili and Dasalou doing so well, helping to lift British sprinting Very Happy 

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Post by Strawberry Jam on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5:38 pm

ryan86 wrote:Steve Cram's politics about quarter of century out as he describes the US losing out to the USSR.
Epic egg 

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