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    Athletics Thread

    Opening few posts transferred from our temporary home!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    live on Channel 4 please do not swear
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Yes, very excited about the champs.
    Starts early saturday morning with the women's marathon at 1am.
    Men's 100m final at 12.45pm on sunday. No asafa powell now though.
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Wooo. Looking forward to this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Mo Farah 11.30am sunday morning.
    Can't wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    o Christine o ale:
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    just switched it on. Did she false start?

    ouch, just seen it. Her interview was painful to watch.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    just switched it on. Did she false start?
    ye,unbelievable for a 400 meter runner
    least lee McConnel made it & sanders should get a FL SPOT
    btw stream here for anyone interested
    http://athletics.channel4.com/?intcmp=homepage_main
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMES4578
    Could hardly believe it, so gutting!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Whoever that is doing the trackside interviews needs fired. Hopeless.

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    Another batch of posts

    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Whoever that is doing the trackside interviews needs fired. Hopeless.
    ye never heard of her who ever she is ,no doubt hired as a bit of eye candy(tho i havnt seen her yet )
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    100m men QUALIES about to get under way
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    I really miss the BBC doing this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    So much for Usain looking rusty. lol.

    Also, I was incredulous when I saw Christine false starting. But she was never going to really contend for a medal anyway.

    Mo farah at 11.30am tomorrow. Men's 100 at 12.45pm.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    100 m semis up next @ 10:30
    Quote Originally Posted by AllyB
    Don't have a lot of time for Chambers but that disqualification was a joke.

    A straight red for Ohuruogu was fair enough, but surely there should be some leeway for a slight flinch.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    it is very harsh, feel sorry for him
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    mo time
    can mo hold of KB
    Can CH4 GO 27 minutes with noads
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Silver for Farah. He needed to have gone earlier IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Silver for Farah. He needed to have gone earlier IMO.
    WELL DONE ON THE SILVER MO,

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    Another batch of posts ...

    Quote Originally Posted by davech
    Unlucky for Mo, but Jeilan must've run a crazy time in the last 400m to win. David Moorcroft reckoned Mo should've kicked later than he did. Not sure about that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    omg
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    When did they take away allowing one false start?
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    When did they take away allowing one false start?
    2-3 years back
    the European promoters like to run a tight schedule :?:
    its a nonsense IMO
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMES4578
    Gutting for Mo, but still well done on the silver! It certainly was a shock for Bolt and does seem unfair!
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Still a superb effort by Mo. Obviously disappointed for him.

    Was stunned by Usain—he didn't even need a good start.
    He'll be very motivated for the 200m now though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Oh and as for the false start rule. Back when it was introduced I remember thinking they had gone a step too far. The previous iteration of the rule (one false start for anybody and the whole field is under yellow) was best.
    Quote Originally Posted by davech
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Oh and as for the false start rule. Back when it was introduced I remember thinking they had gone a step too far. The previous iteration of the rule (one false start for anybody and the whole field is under yellow) was best.
    I agree. At least there was a chance for one false start without disqualifying anyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Jess Ennis starts the heptathlon at 2am.
    She should be gunning for Denise Lewis' national record.
    Quote Originally Posted by WimbledonAce
    Gutted for Mo, really thought he was going to win. Funny that Bolt false started, when Dwain did it we said would be funny if Bolt does it and he did!
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Good first day for Jess Ennis. Leads going into day 2.
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    When did they take away allowing one false start?
    2-3 years back
    the European promoters like to run a tight schedule :?:
    its a nonsense IMO
    Its stupid removing false starts altogether.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Javelin was poor from Ennis today. Cost her a shot at the gold.
    Well done to Chernova.
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMES4578
    Yes such a pity but stil a silver for Jessica and sure you can be stronger next year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/31/ortis-deley-channel-4

    shame to see young ortis deley has been dropped from presenting the championship due to complaints. yes, i realised he was not the most competent, but he wasn't that bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    aww, this one's even worse. there is a compilation of moments on youtube. michael johnson visibly cringing.
    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/st...eley-athletics

    poor lad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    The guy who presents the highlights show is rotten too, and I've made my feelings clear about the interview woman. It's like 4 have tried to dumb athletics down.
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    :bounce: :bounce:

    Di Green
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    A gold and a silver today, making Van Commenee's prediction of 7 or 8 medals with at least one gold look a bit more achievable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    well done david greene

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    Another batch of posts from our temporary home

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    A gold and a silver today, making Van Commenee's prediction of 7 or 8 medals with at least one gold look a bit more achievable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    well done david greene
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Well done Bolt

    and :lol!: at him running from the photographers
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Amazing performances from Sally Pearson and Usain today.
    Pearson's was the fastest 100m hurdle time I have ever witnessed. Shame Tiffany Porter hit the hurdles, she would have been in the mix for a medal and would have broken the British record again.

    Usain was back to his best and that was 4th fastest time ever. And don't forget Lemaitre, 19.80, French record. Superb.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    bolt but a bit of effort into that today,great performance thinkeuropean record may be in danger next year(bout time)
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMES4578
    Yes, Bolt certainly made amends and good to see some fab performances! Haven't seen a great deal during the week with the Us Open being on and working all day.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    philips in pole position
    mo about to go in the 5000 m final
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    big well done mo what a performance
    spoty contender ?
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Well done Mo
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydu
    gutted for Phillips, but what can you do he competed well only for Taylor to produced a monster jump
    well done on the silver
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Well done Mo. :D

    Phillips did great. Probably his best series of jumps ever, but the American just did something superlative. Well done to him.

    The 4*100 world record was great to watch as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by JAMES4578
    Fabulous for Mo, really happy for him! A bit gutting for Phillips but he gave it his best shot!
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Well done Makau for breaking the world record for the marathon in Berlin.

    Come on Paula
    Quote Originally Posted by lynne
    Well Done Paula!!! :D
    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99
    Well done Paula
    Quote Originally Posted by Maza1987
    Good to see Paula back. 8)

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    Re: Athletics Thread

    Holly Bleasdales 4m87 2nd on the All-time lists behind Isinbaeva 2012 factor

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    Re: Athletics Thread

    ^holy moly!
    Ive been following bleasdale, but last i heard it was 4.72.
    this is insane. got to go find an article on this.

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    Re: Athletics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by -J- View Post
    Holly Bleasdales 4m87 2nd on the All-time lists behind Isinbaeva 2012 factor
    Unbelievable! Hope she's saving her best jumps for the summer...

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    Re: Athletics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by -J- View Post
    Holly Bleasdales 4m87 2nd on the All-time lists behind Isinbaeva 2012 factor
    It's not bad, but she can still do better ... I mean, I can long jump 5 metres

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    Re: Athletics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rondun View Post
    It's not bad, but she can still do better ... I mean, I can long jump 5 metres
    i suspect you mean you could long jump 5 meters (back in the day);pirate;

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