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Action Jackson
09-22-2009, 10:45 AM
+1

Until Gay doesn't choke in a major event against major competition, this result is impressive but meaningless.

I mean I think he is soft, but he is not Asafa Powell soft. He has done well enough in majors, but once Bolt developed, he hasn't got close, he beat him when Bolt was a teenager.

Kolya
10-19-2009, 03:01 PM
Wanjiru and Baldini are coming to Australia.

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Provisional entry list for Doha

http://www.iaaf.org/mm/document/competitions/competition/05/57/92/20100308045242_httppostedfile_at-------el5v01o_18458.pdf

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 07:51 PM
Marion Jones playing basketball at WNBA :lol:

http://sports.espn.go.com/wnba/news/story?id=4981213

Zirconek
03-10-2010, 07:53 PM
Hellebaut announced retirement, the 30 years-old Belgian who won the high jump in Beijing 2008 is pregnant. Good luck Tia!

http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=48529.html

she's back :cool:

http://www.flanderstoday.eu/content/tia-hellebaut-announces-comeback

Taz Warrior
03-10-2010, 09:19 PM
she's back :cool:

http://www.flanderstoday.eu/content/tia-hellebaut-announces-comeback

:worship: :worship:

Taz Warrior
04-22-2010, 09:26 PM
US 400m star LaShawn Merritt fails drug test

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8638727.stm

Olympic and world 400m champion LaShawn Merritt failed three successive drugs tests between October and January.

His lawyer Howard Jacobs claimed in a statement that the positive tests were caused by Merritt's "use of an over-the-counter male enhancement product".

Jacobs said: "LaShawn Merritt has accepted a provisional suspension as a result of [the] positive drug tests."

The American, 23, faces a two-year ban and admitted he had made a "foolish, immature and egotistical mistake".

Merritt claimed he had not been aware that the product he used contained the banned steroid Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

He said in a statement: "To know I have tested positive as a result of a product I used for personal reasons is extremely difficult.

"I hope my sponsors, family, friends and the sport itself will forgive me. Any penalty I may receive for my action will not overshadow the embarrassment and humiliation I feel.''

In the statement, Merritt admitted he had not read the "fine print" on the product he purchased.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Doug Logan, the chief executive of USA Track & Field, as saying that Merritt had "sullied his career".

"He has put an unfortunate stigma on himself he is going to be living down the rest of his life."

Logan added Merritt's actions "indicate an extraordinary lack of maturity and an absence of the responsibility necessary to be a world-class athlete".

Merritt's claim that he was unaware the product contained DHEA is unlikely to help him avoid a ban as anti-doping rules state athletes must take ultimate responsibility for what is found in their bodies.

Merritt, who upset favourite Jeremy Wariner to win the Olympic 400m title in Beijing two years ago, was not notified of the positive tests until March.

As well as winning individual gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Worlds in Berlin a year later, he also helped the US team win 4x400m relay titles at both events

Kolya
04-23-2010, 07:24 AM
The US are as bad as the East Germans.

bad gambler
04-23-2010, 07:47 AM
US 400m star LaShawn Merritt fails drug test

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8638727.stm

Olympic and world 400m champion LaShawn Merritt failed three successive drugs tests between October and January.

His lawyer Howard Jacobs claimed in a statement that the positive tests were caused by Merritt's "use of an over-the-counter male enhancement product".



That is the politically correct way to describe it :lol:

Action Jackson
04-23-2010, 08:17 AM
Viagra does have certain products that are banned under WADA.

JolánGagó
04-23-2010, 08:34 AM
From what I read it isn't Viagra, which isn't OTC, but a "penis enlargement" pill.

Zirconek
06-16-2010, 10:30 PM
Belarusian hammer throwers' medals restored (from Beijing Olympics)

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/trackandfield/news/story?id=5271864

:scratch:

what a shame the lab screwed the tests :o

Kolya
06-17-2010, 08:00 AM
What a screw up.

Got to feel sorry for Pars and Murofushi.

Machiavelli
06-30-2010, 07:49 AM
Although I am not a huge fan of Vlasic, the media in Croatia is going mad..

She was supposed to jump in Solun, Greece, the meeting had not enough funds, so they arranged for her to compete in Madrid instead. against Hellebaut, it was all agreed untill they suddenly said they also had financial issues and cant afford her, she offered to jump for free, she needed some competition practice; and then the true reason came out; Hellebaut and her team insisted that Blanka was thrown out of the meating, they want a 100% victory at the belgiums first meeting after her comeback..

Pretty disgraceful stuff, why compete if you shit your pants from the competition?

Taz Warrior
06-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Although I am not a huge fan of Vlasic, the media in Croatia is going mad..

She was supposed to jump in Solun, Greece, the meeting had not enough funds, so they arranged for her to compete in Madrid instead. against Hellebaut, it was all agreed untill they suddenly said they also had financial issues and cant afford her, she offered to jump for free, she needed some competition practice; and then the true reason came out; Hellebaut and her team insisted that Blanka was thrown out of the meating, they want a 100% victory at the belgiums first meeting after her comeback..

Pretty disgraceful stuff, why compete if you shit your pants from the competition?

Shocking stuff :eek: Hellebaut isn't usually one for competing wellon the circuit anyway - she tends to peak at the Championships which is the opposite of Vlasic who has dominated the circuit for the last few years and had 1 of her only defeats at the Olympics.

Action Jackson
06-30-2010, 12:39 PM
From what I read it isn't Viagra, which isn't OTC, but a "penis enlargement" pill.

You're right, it was the pill itself.

Wonder how true this Hellebaut issue is.

Machiavelli
06-30-2010, 12:42 PM
You're right, it was the pill itself.

Wonder how true this Hellebaut issue is.

You know I am no Vlasic fan, but she is all over the media here, even released some statement on her website, she wanted to combine Madrid(02.07.) and Barcelona(09.07) as two spanish events, and clearly stated that she did refused any appearance fee, so I guess it is about Hellebaut's camp....

Action Jackson
06-30-2010, 12:45 PM
You know I am no Vlasic fan, but she is all over the media here, even released some statement on her website, she wanted to combine Madrid(02.07.) and Barcelona(09.07) as two spanish events, and clearly stated that she did refused any appearance fee, so I guess it is about Hellebaut's camp....

Yes, I know you are from a Vlasic fan, but wondering how much there is to it. At the same time Vlasic does jump at a lot of meets. It could be about Hellebaut as well, but who really knows.

Action Jackson
07-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Semenya has been cleared, wonder when the hermaphrodite will make its appearance back on the track.

dudesenior
07-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Yes, I know most of them are drugged up with something and as much as I hate that aspect, I still appreciate the sport, like anything some events more than other.

It's good that the Champs are in Osaka, better time for me to watch it. They usually try harder at the these Champs before the Olympics, whereas the one after the Olympics, aren't as good usually.

Talk about your heroes, ones you love to hate and whatever event, except the race walk which is only entertaining when there are disqualifications.

This sprinter from Slovenia, Alenka Bikar won't win any medals, but she wins in other areas, as shown below.

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i thought the anti-doping test where for preventing this :P

Kolya
07-09-2010, 01:45 PM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/09072010/58/olympic-100m-champ-tests-positive.html
Olympic 100m champ tests positive

Reuters - Fri, 09 Jul 07:06:00 2010
Buzz Up!

Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive for a tooth painkiller she neglected to list on a doping form.

She has been provisionally suspended by the IAAF pending a hearing, the sprinter said.

"I have nothing to hide," a defiant Fraser said after withdrawing from the Lausanne Diamond League meeting.

The positive test was triggered by her failure to list on a doping form at May's Shanghai Diamond League meeting a painkiller she was given by her coach for a three-day-old severe tooth pain, the 2008 Beijing gold medallist said.

"I will go home and have a hearing before my federation in Jamaica," she added. "I hope they will accept my explanation."

Both her agent and coach confirmed the sprinter's suspension.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said they were still waiting for the case to be concluded, but based on the explanation provided by Fraser and her agent they were "disappointed with her carelessness."

"Athletes must pay more attention to what they ingest as our rules are clear," he said.

Fraser, a role model for Jamaican youth, said she had mixed emotions about the positive.

"I take some responsibility because athletes are supposed to be responsible for what they take," she said.

"But I am upset because everybody is starting to assume I am taking drugs. My reputation is ruined somewhat."

Her coach, Stephen Francis, said the punishment for such a violation usually is a public warning.

"It is not a performance-enhancing substance nor a masking agent," the coach said.

Fraser was notified of the positive about three weeks ago and told on Thursday she had been provisionally suspended, her agent, Adrian Laidlaw, said in an interview.

Only her "A" sample has been tested, Fraser said. "There is no need to test (the "B" sample) because I don't appeal."

She said she had three teeth filled in Jamaica before flying to Shanghai and had sought help from medical and meeting officials for resulting pain.

When their medication did not ease the hurt, she had thought of withdrawing from the Shanghai race, she said.

But Francis persuaded her to take a painkiller he was taking for kidney stones, Fraser said.

The medication eased the pain, Fraser said, but it caused her to feel weak and run slower than normal in the race.

SUPERBOLE FAN
07-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Cristophe Lemaitre became the first white athlete ever to run 100 m under 10 seconds :worship:

In the final of French Championships the twenty years old won with the time of 9"98 :eek:

Action Jackson
07-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Good to see Bolt having some fun in Lausanne.

Action Jackson
07-12-2010, 05:49 PM
David Rudisha second fastest ever 800m.

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Mjau!
07-12-2010, 09:55 PM
I feel bad for the women placed 2nd-4th in the 800 m race in Berlin who will never get the medals and recognition they deserve. :sad:

You're right, it was the pill itself.

Wonder how true this Hellebaut issue is.

No, it was a steroid that he claims he must have ingested via a "male enhancement product"

Kolya
07-13-2010, 02:36 AM
Never would have thought Kipketer's WR would be in trouble.

Looks like this kid will break it one day.

Action Jackson
07-13-2010, 05:31 AM
No, it was a steroid that he claims he must have ingested via a "male enhancement product"

It was in the penis enlargement product, therefore fail.

JolánGagó
07-13-2010, 10:22 AM
How can someone be so extraordinarily stupid to believe a pill will grow your dick :haha:

Action Jackson
07-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Stevie Hooker fails to clear 5.50m, the last vault he was over it by a huge amount but he came down on the bar.

MurrayFan1
07-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Ennis has been quality. Only her and Dobrynska cleared 1.89 in the high jump and she won the 100m hurdles by a mile.

Action Jackson
07-30-2010, 06:34 PM
The Euro champs in some events are very strong and others are weak as.

Lemaitre might get within 10m of Bolt.

Taz Warrior
07-30-2010, 06:46 PM
The quality might not always be there but a lot of the events are competitive.

Good to see Christian Malcolm getting a silver and being so close to gold :yeah:

Henry Chinaski
07-30-2010, 09:07 PM
David Gillick chokes in the 400m final. Finishes 5th.

Irish athletes rarely bring their best at major Championships. Nation of chokers.

Kolya
07-31-2010, 03:41 AM
Spain takes the 1500m title.

Stensland
07-31-2010, 10:19 AM
has belgium always been this good at track and field events? i've always thought of them as the retarded little brothers of the dutch (sports-wise obviously) but it seems like they got pretty good athletes in virtually every competition here, with the borlees or hellebaut being just the tip of the iceberg.

MariusD
07-31-2010, 10:39 AM
The italians are taking over the women's marathon final. So far Marisa Barros was leading since the start, now two italians are ahead. The italians really need a gold medal soon, they've only got 2 silvers and one bronze, a bit too little for their standards.

Taz Warrior
07-31-2010, 11:59 AM
has belgium always been this good at track and field events? i've always thought of them as the retarded little brothers of the dutch (sports-wise obviously) but it seems like they got pretty good athletes in virtually every competition here, with the borlees or hellebaut being just the tip of the iceberg.

They seem to be going through a promising spell at the moment with some talented young athletes coming through

adee-gee
07-31-2010, 01:44 PM
Vamos Jessica :rocker2:

Dini
07-31-2010, 06:53 PM
:lol: at Mang's false start after the set position had just been called. How embarrassing.

Bilbo
07-31-2010, 07:24 PM
:lol: at Mang's false start after the set position had just been called. How embarrassing.

That truly way pathetic :haha:

Taz Warrior
07-31-2010, 07:29 PM
David Gillick chokes in the 400m final. Finishes 5th.

Irish athletes rarely bring their best at major Championships. Nation of chokers.

Excellent result from Derval O'Rourke :yeah:

Taz Warrior
07-31-2010, 07:30 PM
Dai Greene and Rhys Williams :worship:

Henry Chinaski
07-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Excellent result from Derval O'Rourke :yeah:

Yeah props to her. PB and a new national record.

She brought her best on the big stage. That's all you can ask of any athlete.

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 06:06 AM
You can tell which events at the Euros suffer dips in quality. At least the javelin and the throwing events have the best competitors.

The distance races were a joke.

Purple Rainbow
08-01-2010, 07:37 AM
You can tell which events at the Euros suffer dips in quality. At least the javelin and the throwing events have the best competitors.

The distance races were a joke.

Most distance races were very close. I've seen a few very exciting races at the EC.

It doesn't bother me that the winner would have ended 4/10 after Usain Bolt or dozens of seconds behind Bekele.

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 08:05 AM
Most distance races were very close. I've seen a few very exciting races at the EC.

It doesn't bother me that the winner would have ended 4/10 after Usain Bolt or dozens of seconds behind Bekele.

Close because of a lack of quality and times that would be lucky to win at World Juniors.

Taz Warrior
08-01-2010, 12:43 PM
It's just good to see some racing and tactics in the distance races rather than a time trial

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 01:31 PM
It's just good to see some racing and tactics in the distance races rather than a time trial

What they can't run 27.15-20 in a 10km final. That is just shit, all being cowards just sit, sit, sit, sit and then kick finish, that's how it usually is. Commentators going on about Mo Farah's last 3 laps, like he'd able to do anything like that against decent African runners.

If there were any tactics, then there would be actual changes of pace designed to break up the field, but it was rubbish.

Kolya
08-01-2010, 01:59 PM
27:15 is a very decent time for Europeans in the 10km. But they do suck at running solid times.

Rothlin wins the gold in the marathon. Well deserved, a very solid runner.

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 02:07 PM
Rothlin won it easily and very tough conditions.

Taz Warrior
08-01-2010, 02:28 PM
What they can't run 27.15-20 in a 10km final. That is just shit, all being cowards just sit, sit, sit, sit and then kick finish, that's how it usually is. Commentators going on about Mo Farah's last 3 laps, like he'd able to do anything like that against decent African runners.

If there were any tactics, then there would be actual changes of pace designed to break up the field, but it was rubbish.

Well, that would have been a huge pb for anyone in the field so I don't see how you expect them to run that in a championship final :shrug:

Mo Farah has been the best European distance runner (well, certainly over 5K) for a few years now so good to see that backed up with victory here. No, he won't win (or medal probably) a global track title but it's not as if that's a new situation for Europe - we know the strength in distance running lies in Africa.

Taz Warrior
08-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Ridiculous to have the marathon finishing at midday - both should have started a couple of hours earlier.

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 02:42 PM
Well, that would have been a huge pb for anyone in the field so I don't see how you expect them to run that in a championship final :shrug:

Mo Farah has been the best European distance runner (well, certainly over 5K) for a few years now so good to see that backed up with victory here. No, he won't win (or medal probably) a global track title but it's not as if that's a new situation for Europe - we know the strength in distance running lies in Africa.

The 5km was even worse, they might as well have walked up until the last 3 laps. It's not too much to ask to for them not to crawl, that is not tactical.

Taz Warrior
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
The 5km was even worse, they might as well have walked up until the last 3 laps. It's not too much to ask to for them not to crawl, that is not tactical.

I thought the 1500m was the worse race, the rest of the field just let the Spaniards control the race and keep the pace slow as they wanted. Surely, someone could have taken that one on.

Action Jackson
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
No arguments about the 1500m. Cacho should have come out of retirement, he'd have won going away.

The global mens low jump is getting even worse than 5 years ago and that's bad. Womens event is worth watching.

Kolya
08-01-2010, 03:05 PM
1500m :lol: ... 3:42...

Cacho surely would have loved the slow pace and won the sprint.

European champs in long distances events usually brings up surprise winners because they are so slow and anyone can win.

Machiavelli
08-02-2010, 12:13 AM
2 gold medals for Croatia- Perkovic in the womens discuss throw, and Vlasic in the womens high jump, decent results after all...

Although no Vlasic fan good to see cocky Friedrich finishing 3rd

Dini
08-02-2010, 01:12 AM
The women's high jump was crazy. So happy with Emma Green's personal best effort, :hearts: but what a flop Sweden is this year compared to Goteborg. I blame Kluft, mostly. :(

Bilbo
08-02-2010, 01:13 AM
The women's high jump was crazy. So happy with Emma Green's personal best effort, :hearts: but what a flop Sweden is this year compared to Goteborg. I blame Kluft, mostly. :(

Isn't Kluft old now?

Dini
08-02-2010, 01:18 AM
Isn't Kluft old now?

She's 27.

I understand her reasons, though.

Mjau!
08-02-2010, 02:03 AM
Green :woohoo: Finally taking that next step and she sure picked the right time to do it! :yeah:

How about 34 year old Nuria Fernandez with a PB of 4:02.43 and a SB of 4:05.71 easily kicking away from the competition to win in 4:00,20? Impressive, no? :worship:

Sad that EPO cheat Dehiba stole a medal. :(

Why does Alminova always flop in the big championships? :hug:

Close because of a lack of quality and times that would be lucky to win at World Juniors.

Of course it's tactics. Some quick research reveals that plenty of runners in those slow finals have SB's considerably under those poor times so it's not like they couldn't have gone faster. :scratch:

The women's high jump was crazy. So happy with Emma Green's personal best effort, :hearts: but what a flop Sweden is this year compared to Goteborg. I blame Kluft, mostly. :(

It wasn't much of a surprise to be fair... I think Emma actually made this EC better than expected. I believe we have some good juniors though. Angelica Bengtsson is a star in the making.

Klüft gets so much venom for quitting the hepathlon. :o It's shameful and inappreciative after all the medals she won.

The Euro champs in some events are very strong and others are weak as.

Lemaitre might get within 10m of Bolt.

Lemaitre is the 3rd fastest 20 year old of all time over 100 m. Hardly weak! :rolleyes:

You can tell which events at the Euros suffer dips in quality. At least the javelin and the throwing events have the best competitors.

The distance races were a joke.

Several of the women's track events were high quality. Especially mid-distance. :shrug:

Action Jackson
08-02-2010, 01:57 PM
Of course it's tactics. Some quick research reveals that plenty of runners in those slow finals have SB's considerably under those poor times so it's not like they couldn't have gone faster. :scratch:

Coward racing isn't tactical. If it was tactical, there would be plenty of changes of tempo and rhythm.



Lemaitre is the 3rd fastest 20 year old of all time over 100 m. Hardly weak! :rolleyes:

Will go to water, when he faces decent competition from Caribbean and American sprinters.

Several of the women's track events were high quality. Especially mid-distance. :shrug:

You have low standards.

Dini
08-02-2010, 03:51 PM
It wasn't much of a surprise to be fair... I think Emma actually made this EC better than expected. I believe we have some good juniors though. Angelica Bengtsson is a star in the making.

Klüft gets so much venom for quitting the hepathlon. :o It's shameful and inappreciative after all the medals she won.

Greed. :p

Seriously though, I understand her reasons like I said. But you just feel the gap in Swedish athletics with the likes of Bergqvist retired, Kluft downgraded and Olsson plagued with injuries. The new pack hasn't emerged yet but I was very happy to see Green's silver jump yesterday. :rocker2:

Stensland
08-02-2010, 05:37 PM
did lemaitre and bolt ever compete against each other?

Baghdatis#1
08-04-2010, 08:12 PM
Greece didn't win any medals :o
We used to be a powerhouse :spit:
Iakovakis was injured in the 400m hurdles final :sad:. He was the defending champion :sobbing:
Perra and Tsatoumas just don't know how to do anything in finals :rolleyes:
All of our other good athletes are injured or retired :sobbing:

Also: Greek Olympic medalists Katerina Thanou (the druggie who won silver in Sydney in 100m and is trying to get the gold since Jones had it taken away from her) and Hrysopiyi Devetzi (triple jumper who won silver in Athens 2004 and bronze in Beijing 2008) are both now retired and will start new careers as professional beach volleyball players :speakles:

Kolya
08-05-2010, 06:57 AM
Greece didn't win any medals :o
We used to be a powerhouse :spit:
Iakovakis was injured in the 400m hurdles final :sad:. He was the defending champion :sobbing:
Perra and Tsatoumas just don't know how to do anything in finals :rolleyes:
All of our other good athletes are injured or retired :sobbing:

Also: Greek Olympic medalists Katerina Thanou (the druggie who won silver in Sydney in 100m and is trying to get the gold since Jones had it taken away from her) and Hrysopiyi Devetzi (triple jumper who won silver in Athens 2004 and bronze in Beijing 2008) are both now retired and will start new careers as professional beach volleyball players :speakles:

You forgot the great Kenteris :lol:

Action Jackson
08-05-2010, 07:52 AM
Halkia failed a drug test as well.

Baghdatis#1
08-06-2010, 02:11 AM
I wasn't mentioning Greek athletes that failed drug tests :shrug:
I only mentioned Thanou. He beach volleyball partner Devetzi is clean and she won two Olympic medals :shrug:

As for Greek druggies, there's also Athanasia Tsoumeleka (winner of the womens 20km walk in Athens) and Anastasios Gousis, a sprinter :p. But Gousis never really did anything so that's no big deal :p

Stensland
08-06-2010, 02:40 PM
so bolt is up against gay tonight at the dn gala in stockholm.

http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=57901.html

where's lemaitre?

Action Jackson
08-06-2010, 02:43 PM
Scared.

Stensland
08-06-2010, 02:56 PM
yeah, turns out he hasn't competed in a single diamond league event so far. i wonder where he's been hiding.

Action Jackson
08-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Powell is out as well, but he would be there just for appearance sake.

Har-Tru
08-06-2010, 03:47 PM
where's lemaitre?

Being French.

:p

Dini
08-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Green :tears:

and wow bolt is human. And a good loser :yeah: nice chat to the BBC

Bilbo
08-06-2010, 08:17 PM
pity for green :(

oh well

@Sweet Cleopatra
08-06-2010, 09:20 PM
so happy for Tyson yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

Action Jackson
08-07-2010, 02:48 AM
Green :tears:

and wow bolt is human. And a good loser :yeah: nice chat to the BBC

Nothing in Bolt losing, it's a non major championship year and he wasn't too upset by it.

Stensland
08-09-2010, 06:21 PM
too bad bolt isn't up for a rematch vs. gay this weekend in london. could've been him, gay AND powell, pretty great cast.

i think the best competition will be the 110 m hurdles: robles, brathwaite, oliver plus all the european finalists like turner, svoboda or noga.

http://uka.org.uk/results/20100813_london/timetable/index/index.html

Jelena
08-10-2010, 05:01 PM
Bolt ends this season cause of back problems

Link in German (http://newsticker.sueddeutsche.de/list/id/1025818)

Jelena
08-10-2010, 08:18 PM
Antonio Pettigrew found dead

Link (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2010-08-10-antonio-pettigrew-obit_N.htm)

Kolya
08-23-2010, 02:27 AM
800m WR goes down! 1.41.09 from David Rudisha!

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Action Jackson
08-23-2010, 03:39 AM
Never in doubt, just hope he can get under 1.41 now.

Kolya
08-25-2010, 08:54 AM
So young as well to beat a WR like the great Kipketer's. I remember when Kipketer broke the WR he broke it again in a short period of time.

Another WR could be close for Rudisha.

Action Jackson
08-25-2010, 09:56 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE67M0ZJ20100823

Athletics-Rudisha eyes record improvement and golds
By Karolos Grohmann

BERLIN Aug 23 (Reuters) - David Rudisha has hopes of improving his 800 metres world record before setting his sights on Olympic and world championship gold medals, the Kenyan told Reuters on Monday.

Rudisha broke the men's 800 world record in Berlin on Sunday with a time of one minute 41.09 seconds, improving the mark held by Dane Wilson Kipketer since 1997 by two hundredths of a second.

"This year I want to maybe improve on my time a little bit more. Next year and the year after is all about winning at the world championships (in Daegu, South Korea) and the (2012 London) Olympics," the 21-year-old said in a telephone interview.

Rudisha had planned to make an attempt on the record this year but initially wanted to do it at the world challenge meeting in Rieti, Italy, later this month.

"I was running well, training very hard but not expecting to break the world record yet. But then I told myself I must have an option," the former world junior champion said.

"What if the weather in Rieti is not good, what will I do if it rains. I wanted to try once before Rieti and it worked."

In Berlin, Rudisha told pacemaker Sammy Tangui to run a sub-49 second first lap, before blasting through the final 400 metres.

"It was under 49. That was my plan. I wanted to close with 49 and open my stride in the home straight. I wanted 1 minute 14 in 600 metres," he said.

He indeed ran 600 in 1.14:54, in front of over 47,000 cheering spectators in the Olympic stadium.

BERLIN DISAPPOINTMENT

Rudisha, born in Kenya's Rift Valley that has nurtured countless world class runners, said his background, running the 400 metres, had helped push him through a speedy first lap on Sunday.

His father, Daniel Rudisha, was a member of the 4x400 Olympic silver-winning relay team in Mexico City in 1968.

It was also fitting that Rudisha broke the world record on Berlin's iconic deep blue track.

Almost a year ago he suffered the biggest disappointment of his young career there when he failed to make the 800 final at the world athletics championships.

Kenyan-born Kipketer was not surprised to see his record broken.

"I was not a bit surprised to hear the news. David has been running well all this year and even last year, and I thought he could do it one day," Kipketer told reporters in Singapore.

"This is one step for Rudisha to becoming a big man in athletics. Let's see if he can now win a world championship or an Olympic gold medal," said three-times world champion Kipketer, who never won Olympic gold.

Rudisha said he had not yet spoken to Kipketer.

"I think I will get in touch. Actually I think he was a little surprised but this is the world of athletics. I know maybe he was expecting this record to stand for a while," said Rudisha. (Editing by Alison Wildey

Har-Tru
08-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Unreal stuff.

He's gonna break the 1:40 mark very soon.

Action Jackson
08-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Kaki will be avoiding him even more now.

Kolya
09-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Guess I was right, Rudisha broke the WR again in a short period of time, running 1:41:01!

Amazing.

http://www.iaaf.org/IWC10/news/kind=100/newsid=58113.html

Kolya
09-08-2010, 02:02 PM
MO8z296LP8I

He wasn't even that tired :lol:

bad gambler
09-16-2010, 07:33 AM
Off topic but I went to the Sydney Olympic Park last night and met Usain Bolt who is here as part of the celebrations for 10 year anniversary of the Sydney Olympics

He is one cool cat.

SlAuLiUcCi
03-25-2011, 09:59 AM
Hi to every Athletics fan, someone knows something about Eurosport ? I have heard they probably won't have the rights to show 2011 Athletics World Championships ! I hope they will buy them because Eurosport is the best channel for athletics.

Action Jackson
04-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Former Norwegian world record holder in the womens marathon Grete Waitz died after a long battle with cancer.

First winner of the world champs marathon and has a statue outside the Bislett stadium.

Kolya
04-22-2011, 09:40 AM
Rip.

Riosreigned
04-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Great lady and champion who elevated the sport of distance running with her grace and dominance. RIP

Pretty cool interview with her from not long ago before her passing...

http://www.examiner.com/sports-profi...aitz-1953-2011

Kolya
04-29-2011, 10:04 AM
http://eurosport.yahoo.com/28042011/58/sjoberg-reveals-sexual-abuse-coach.htmlSjoberg reveals sexual abuse from coach

Thu, 28 Apr 14:15:00 2011

Former high jump world record holder Patrik Sjoberg has shocked Swedish athletics by revealing that his coach and stepfather Viljo Nousiainen sexually abused him as a young boy.

The 46-year-old Sjoberg, who won two Olympic silver medals and set a world record of 2.42 metres in 1987, said in his new autobiography "What You Didn't See" that the abuse started when he was 10 or 11 and continued into his teenage years.

Nousiainen, who died in 1999, was a respected figure in Swedish athletics and was instrumental in turning Sjoberg into one of the world's best high jumpers.

That reputation is now in tatters. Yannick Tregaro, coach of Sweden's Olympic triple jump champion Christian Olsson, has also said he was abused by Nousiainen.

"It was a tough period," Sjoberg told Swedish TV on Thursday of the time he spent writing the book. "There were many memories that appeared that I had suppressed, but I felt as time went on that it became more and more important."

Sjoberg told SVT that the first instance of abuse occurred at a meeting in Malmo where he was forced to share a room with his coach.

Nousiainen later started a romantic relationship with Sjoberg's mother and eventually moved in to their apartment.

Sjoberg said the lack of a father figure in his life made him a target for Nousiainen.

"That was how he worked, he noticed which of the guys had difficult home lives, who weren't used to hearing positive things (about themselves)," he said.

Sjoberg said Nousiainen would subject him to what he called "scientific examinations", ostensibly to measure his muscles and development. "I found it very offensive, but he said that it was essential for training," Sjoberg told SVT.

"In the beginning you were told that Viljo was the best coach and that very few got to work with him, so you believed him. At the same time you knew something wasn't right."

Asked why he had waited until now to make the abuse public, Sjoberg said it was because of "the tremendous shame", adding that the abuse finally stopped when he threatened to report Nousianen to the police.

"I explained to him that I would make a complaint to the police. I was getting a bit bigger then and I don't think I was as interesting for Viljo. He preferred smaller boys.

"When he died I felt a sense of relief, because now no-one would find out about what happened."

"I hated him for everything he did to me but at the same time, you can't take away from him that he was a great coach. I thought that I couldn't train with anyone else. Maybe I was wrong, maybe it would have worked just as well."

Former world and European champion Sjoberg retired from the sport in 1999, the year in which Nousiainen died.

Action Jackson
04-29-2011, 04:10 PM
Horrible stuff and Sjöberg was a controversial character at the best of times.

Action Jackson
05-06-2011, 05:43 PM
1.44 for first Golden league race in Doha. Huge crowd there the Qataris love their athletics.

Kolya
05-09-2011, 09:13 AM
There are hardly any European middle and long distance runners anymore.

Taz Warrior
05-10-2011, 01:54 PM
Greek sprinters given suspended jail sentences for faking 2004 crash

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/may/10/greek-sprinters-2004-crash-olympics

The former Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou have received suspended jail sentences for staging a motorcycle crash to avoid a doping test before the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Sydney 2000 Olympic medallists and their coach Christos Tzekos were accused of staging a crash on the eve of their home Games.

The 37-year-old Kenteris and the 36-year-old Thanou were found guilty of perjury and each sentenced to 31 months in jail as the delayed trial finally came to a conclusion. Tzekos, the only one of the trio present in court, was sentenced to 33 months in jail.

Two witnesses who gave testimonies were sentenced to seven and 15 months in jail respectively while the doctors who testified received sentences of between six and eight months. All the sentences were suspended pending appeals.

Court officials said all the guilty parties intended to appeal, adding that the appeals would be heard within 10 days. The trial, which took years to start after frequent postponements, began in January and suffered several delays due to the absence of witnesses.

Kenteris, the 200m gold medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and the 100m silver medallist Thanou were acquitted of doping charges after a Greek athletics federation inquiry in 2005.

The International Association of Athletics Federations appealed the verdict at the court of arbitration for sport. They settled out of court in 2006 and subsequently admitted only to anti-doping rule violations, essentially serving out their unofficial two-year suspensions.

The 2004 scandal, widely regarded as the biggest at an Olympics since the Canadian Ben Johnson lost his 100m gold medal in Seoul in 1988 after a positive doping test, cast a huge cloud over the Athens Games for the host country.

oz_boz
05-10-2011, 11:00 PM
Great that they get them cheaters, but WADA et al will always be a step or two after. The women's 100 m race from Sydney is an utter joke - all medalists found guilty of doping.

The Sjöberg story is really sad - Nousiainen is a legend here for being the man behind the strong Swedish teams in high jump and also indirectly Christian Olsson. But still good that a macho type guy like Patrik can come out with such a message.

wee
05-11-2011, 08:14 AM
Isinbayeva is my fave too

Action Jackson
05-16-2011, 06:13 AM
Sammy Wanjiru Olympic marathon champion dies after jumping from a balcony.

Kolya
05-16-2011, 08:57 AM
Sammy Wanjiru Olympic marathon champion dies after jumping from a balcony.

OMG!

Kolya
05-16-2011, 09:01 AM
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/kenyan-olympic-marathon-champion-wanjiru-dies-20110516-1epk8.htmlKenyan Olympic marathon champion Wanjiru dies
May 16, 2011 - 4:54PM

Reigning Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya died overnight after falling from the second floor of his home in the town of Nyahururu, police said Monday.

"He fell from the balcony of his home after a row with his wife. We found him lying on the verandah with a broken skull," local police chief Jasper Ombati said.

"The theory we are getting from his wife and a watchman is that he came home drunk from the bar and he was accompanied with a woman. When his wife asked why he came home with a woman, an argument ensued, and that is when he fell off the balcony and died," Ombati said.
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"He was pronounced dead at the Nyahururu district hospital," he added.

He said police were also investigating whether the runner may have jumped rather than fell from the balcony.

"There is also another theory that during the argument, the wife ran away from their bedroom and as her husband ran after her, she locked the stair-case door prompting Wanjiru to look for an alternative way out... and that is when he jumped off the balcony to the ground and died," he said.

"These are the two theories we are investigating. We cannot conclusively say he committed suicide, or that he jumped down and died accidentally. All these are conclusions we will make once the investigation is completed," the area police chief said.

"For now we are going on with the investigations. Wanjiru?s wife has recorded a statement with us and their watchman as well. The woman Wanjiru went home with is at the station with us, assisting detectives with the investigations," he added.

Wanjiru, who over the past few months appears to have had marital problems, was involved in a serious car crash in January.

He was scheduled to appear before a Nyahururu court next Monday, accused of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.


RIP.

Wanjiru was going to be probably the fastest marathon runner ever. He had more potential than anyone. His Olympic win in 2008 was one of the most dominating runs I have seen.

This is such a shock.

Taz Warrior
05-19-2011, 06:41 PM
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/kenyan-olympic-marathon-champion-wanjiru-dies-20110516-1epk8.html

RIP.

Wanjiru was going to be probably the fastest marathon runner ever. He had more potential than anyone. His Olympic win in 2008 was one of the most dominating runs I have seen.

This is such a shock.

Agreed - it's so sad reading about the personal demons he was suffering from and the lost potential :sad:

Action Jackson
05-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Bolt's first run of the season 9.91 and it was poor for him. Never in doubt Powell should shit the bricks once Bolt decided to run him down. Usain has plenty in the tank.

Hope Rudisha and Robles make their appearances soon. Christian Olsson is still kicking on.

Action Jackson
06-04-2011, 07:25 PM
Ostrava was good Bolt was good enough and the cool nerd Robles ran 13.07.

Tyson Gay ran 9.79 somewhere in Florida, he'll be fodder for Bolt when it counts.

Taz Warrior
06-25-2011, 01:39 PM
Tyson Gay pulled out of the US trials meaning he won't be at the World Champs in Daegu later this year.

Justin Gatlin (9.95) finished second behind Walter Dix (9.94) to qualify. Will be controversial if he gets a medal.

Carmelita Jeter ran 10.74 to win the womens 100M with a +2.7s following wind

Taz Warrior
06-25-2011, 01:41 PM
Also, the Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay crashed out in the hurdles but apparently may be able to appeal for a place on the team because he holds the "A" qualifying standard.

Nathaliia
06-25-2011, 01:42 PM
After the European Team Championships in Stockholm there was a banquet and drunk officials and some sportsmen terrorized the waiters and stole bottles with alcohol, heard some Poles were among them. I wonder if they were the same people who were found sleeping drunk at the public parks in Bejing during Olympics; some very high Polish athletics officials.

Action Jackson
06-25-2011, 01:55 PM
Sadly that piece of crap Steve Mullings made the Jamaican team for the 100m. Their relay squad will be Bolt, Powell, Blake, Mullings, Carter and Frater.

Taz Warrior
06-26-2011, 10:31 PM
Lolo Jones fails to make the 100H team - that's 3 gold medals she could have won (08,09 & 11)but won't have any.

Kolya
06-27-2011, 01:57 PM
Lolo Jones fails to make the 100H team - that's 3 gold medals she could have won (08,09 & 11)but won't have any.

Damn, she is good to look at lol...

Mjau!
06-27-2011, 02:42 PM
Sadly that piece of crap Steve Mullings made the Jamaican team for the 100m. Their relay squad will be Bolt, Powell, Blake, Mullings, Carter and Frater.

Does your dislike for Mullings stem from him having tested positive for anabolic steroids when he couldn't get below 10s and now he's a 9.8s sprinter?

Lolo Jones fails to make the 100H team - that's 3 gold medals she could have won (08,09 & 11)but won't have any.

The american system is so unbelievably :cuckoo:! What's wrong with sending your best athletes to the worlds? :o

Poor Tyson. :sad:

Taz Warrior
06-27-2011, 03:54 PM
^It’s harsh at times but you can argue that it contributes to their success as the athletes already have a championship mentality drilled into them by the time they get to a major championship.

SloKid
06-27-2011, 04:01 PM
European women's discus champion Sandra Perkovic failed a doping test and admitted that she indeed took medication to help with her muscle mass after a back injury, but was unaware it contained the banned substance methylhexanamine.

Rumour from Croatia is that she might only be given a 6 month suspension, because it's supposedly a pretty harmless substance and she admitted that she did in fact take it.

Still...as if her appearing as a 21 year old and getting the best result in the last 12 years didn't throw enough shadows...:o

Machiavelli
06-27-2011, 04:48 PM
European women's discus champion Sandra Perkovic failed a doping test and admitted that she indeed took medication to help with her muscle mass after a back injury, but was unaware it contained the banned substance methylhexanamine.

Rumour from Croatia is that she might only be given a 6 month suspension, because it's supposedly a pretty harmless substance and she admitted that she did in fact take it.

Still...as if her appearing as a 21 year old and getting the best result in the last 12 years didn't throw enough shadows...:o

A shame this happened, she should indeed get only 6 months, she admitted taking lemon mix-powder and this stuff had not written on it that it contains ilegal substance, and the substance itself is as harmless as it gets, if she wanted to really dope, she could have taken way more stronger stuff; she even thought of retiring and concentraiting on university;

In the end doping is doping I guess

Action Jackson
06-30-2011, 06:11 PM
She was the form thrower and then this happened. Just hope Perkovic doesn't fail another test.

As for my hate of Steve Mullings he is a bunny kind of guy that won't do well in a major championship, unlike the others he trains in the US. Plus Carter is a better relay runner than Mullings.

Action Jackson
06-30-2011, 07:16 PM
Excellent comeback from Thorkildsen hit a big 88.19 on the first throw. For once Lausanne nice weather.

Taz Warrior
06-30-2011, 08:07 PM
Excellent comeback from Thorkildsen hit a big 88.19 on the first throw. For once Lausanne nice weather.

He's even tweeting in the middle of competing :)

Taz Warrior
06-30-2011, 08:08 PM
BBC commentators having an orgasm at Powell running 9.78 thinking this means he can challenge Bolt in Daegu :rolleyes:

We all now what's going to happen when the Worlds come around

Action Jackson
06-30-2011, 08:18 PM
He's even tweeting in the middle of competing :)

It was done early in the competition, only needed 2 throws to get it done.

Hahaha, as for Powell the master of running well when it doesn't count. I don't give a shit just be ready for the relay, that's all I want. Good for Saidy Ndure ran a Norwegian record 9.99 and was sixth.

Kolya
07-02-2011, 05:29 AM
Borzakovskiy on the way back

2004 Olympic 800m champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy, who lives in Zhykovskiy not far from the stadium, continues his return from a serious leg injury. He has a season’s best of 1:45.92 posted in Metz on the 27 April and is said to be approaching top shape. He’ll need to be as World Indoor silver medallist Boaz Lalang and World outdoor finalist Jackson Kivuva are in the field. Ivan Tukhtachev who is regarded by many as the new Russian hope at 800m will also run.

Good to see Yuriy back, I hope he can compete strongly again this year and especially next year too.

Jelena
07-02-2011, 11:52 AM
Stephane Franke died/Link in German (http://www.faz.net/artikel/C31105/leichtathletik-ehemaliger-laeufer-stephane-franke-ist-tot-30450640.html)

Action Jackson
07-08-2011, 09:12 PM
Fastest nerd in the world Robles and Oliver both run 13.09 in the hurdles with Robles winning. Will be good with Liu at the Worlds.

Saladino Panamanian cool jumping 8.40 best jump in a while and Bolt running 20.03 slowing down with a virus, still did it easily.

Kenyan lost a steeplechase race very rare, but won't happen in the big ones.

Kolya
07-09-2011, 03:54 AM
Wow Kemboi lost, only the French with North African blood can compete with the Kenyans.

Action Jackson
07-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Thorkildsen 88.30 does it easily, he's the only good athlete we have these days, hope he defends his World title.

Mjau!
07-13-2011, 10:34 PM
Very revealing article about blood profiles in athletics.

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/deporte/inundado/sangre/elpepidep/20110403elpepidep_15/Tes

You'll find the google translation easy to understand.

Action Jackson
07-22-2011, 08:58 PM
Great run by Kipruto in the steeplechase. Second fastest run of all time 7.53.65. First 3 men under 8 minutes.

Kolya
07-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Great run by Kipruto in the steeplechase. Second fastest run of all time 7.53.65. First 3 men under 8 minutes.

Crazy fast times for the 3000m SC.

Nick Willis broke the NZ 1500m record :yeah:

Kolya
07-24-2011, 03:02 PM
TUaN-zkBIL8

What happened here?

Action Jackson
07-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Chicherova jumps 2.07

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Action Jackson
07-29-2011, 08:58 PM
Thorkildsen brilliant throwing 88.43 world leading throw. Big efforts after the crap that went down in Norway last week. Bolt was comfortable enough into a strong headwind.

Isinbayeva wins her first comp back at 4.76.

Gagsquet
07-29-2011, 09:05 PM
Lemaitre 9"92 :rocker2:

Kolya
07-30-2011, 04:07 AM
Willis 3rd in the 1500m :yeah:

Makarov still competing in the javelin, wow.

Black Adam
07-30-2011, 12:52 PM
Lemaitre 9"92 :rocker2:
If the boy can cut 0.20s on his time the olympics could be a major 5 way between Bolt, Gay, Powell, Lemaitre and the other upcoming jamaican sprinter.

Lopez
07-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Thorkildsen 88.30 does it easily, he's the only good athlete we have these days, hope he defends his World title.

I think it's pretty safe unless something major happens, Pitkämäki has been sucking for a few years now and I don't think many other guys have the potential to challenge Thorkildsen.

It's amazing how Pitkämäki threw over 90 4 years ago and now can barely break 80... Awesome coaching :p

Action Jackson
08-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Just waiting on the B sample, but Jamaican Steve Mullings has tested positive for a 2nd time. Hope they ban the prick for life now.

Taz Warrior
08-11-2011, 03:41 PM
All athletes are going to be blood-tested in Daegu, I wonder if we'll start to see a number of withdrawals now.

http://www.iaaf.org/news/newsid=61097.html

Action Jackson
08-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Will be interesting with the North African and athletes from the Islamic countries.

Kolya
08-12-2011, 08:41 AM
Will be interesting with the North African and athletes from the Islamic countries.

And the Spanish :p

Riosreigned
08-18-2011, 04:45 PM
The man who is going to win Daegu 100 meters ASAFA POWELL.

Nice personal interview with Asafa, who has underachieved in the major 100 meter finals in the past but this year is his year.

http://thebiofile.com/2011/08/biofile-with-asafa-powell/

Riosreigned
08-18-2011, 04:46 PM
What's up with Blanka Vlasic this year?

Jelena
08-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Michael Rodgers accepts provisional ban and misses World Champs (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2011-08-19-michael-rodgers-to-miss-worlds_n.htm)

Taz Warrior
08-22-2011, 03:22 PM
Provisional Daegu entry lists available here:

http://daegu2011.iaaf.org//newslistdetail.aspx?id=61204

Kolya
08-23-2011, 12:09 PM
Women's marathon up first, interesting.

Action Jackson
08-25-2011, 09:48 AM
Asafa Powell withdraws from the Worlds, there is a problem with the groin. Frater replaces him in the relay squad, they will still win that.

Kolya
08-27-2011, 02:46 AM
Women marathon has a really weak field.

Action Jackson
08-27-2011, 01:34 PM
Cheruiyot wins the womens 10k, they had 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th that's domination.

Taz Warrior
08-27-2011, 10:37 PM
Great team work by the Kenyan women in both the marathon and 10K

Kolya
08-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Borchin wins the 20 km walk.

Unbeaten for a few years now.

Kolya
08-28-2011, 12:01 PM
Jeilan overtakes Farah on the last 40m or so to win the 10000m.

Bekele out of form from not racing which is a shame.

l_mac
08-28-2011, 12:47 PM
Bolt :haha:

Kolya
08-28-2011, 12:48 PM
Bolt DQ...

I knew his arrogance will let him down. That attitude... lol...

Kolya
08-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Haha...

Congrats to Blake! Only way anyone else is going to win.

Action Jackson
08-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Bolt DQ...

I knew his arrogance will let him down. That attitude... lol...

Sprinters are arrogant.

Blake thumped the rest of the field but the sad thing is that he will be forgotten about because of the Dq.

jonathancrane
08-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Hahahahahaha Bolt
Suck it

Kolya
08-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Sprinters are arrogant.

Blake thumped the rest of the field but the sad thing is that he will be forgotten about because of the Dq.

Yeah, I mean his relaxed attitude before the race instead of being focused on the job let him down. Seemed too relaxed and it will let you down at one point of your career.

But it has worked well for him till now. Ah well, such is life.

200m ownage time is on the cards.

acionescu
08-28-2011, 01:00 PM
Bolt :stupid:

Action Jackson
08-28-2011, 01:07 PM
Yeah, I mean his relaxed attitude before the race instead of being focused on the job let him down. Seemed too relaxed and it will let you down at one point of your career.

But it has worked well for him till now. Ah well, such is life.

200m ownage time is on the cards.

It's bullshit he moved before the gun took up. Knew the rules at least he didn't act like that donkey Drummond when get booted out.

Think he will stay in the blocks for 200m.

Shirogane
08-28-2011, 01:08 PM
What a pity.

Action Jackson
08-28-2011, 01:11 PM
Question is now what will happen now, will they keep this rule or the IAAF will back down.

JolánGagó
08-28-2011, 01:46 PM
:haha:

sukit

Action Jackson
08-28-2011, 01:49 PM
Jon Drummond still the king of false start reactions

B5TIUNm6_bU

Gagsquet
08-28-2011, 01:57 PM
Congrats Lemaitre. You fucked it up.

Action Jackson
08-28-2011, 01:58 PM
Congrats Lemaitre. You fucked it up.

Stop overrating him.

Taz Warrior
08-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Kim Collins doing it for the old guys :yeah:

Corey Feldman
08-28-2011, 06:52 PM
LOL fuck off Bolt

all his showing off and kissing his own arse finally catching up with him

dont look so happy with yourself when you DQ do you, f'en brainless chair :lol:

Lopez
08-28-2011, 07:22 PM
Congrats Lemaitre. You fucked it up.

Fastest European in the world doesn't really cut it in the world champs :lol:. Nobody really expected him to get a medal.

As for the DQ, it's a shame but the rules are rules and got to enforce them equally for everyone or else it's a joke. Made for a pretty exciting day together with the 10k final.

Black Adam
08-29-2011, 12:14 AM
Best rule would be: 1st false start= yellow card whole field. 2nd false start= red card for second offender and first offender.

IAAF will probably back down, imagine losing Bolt or Gay for the Olympic final? Rules are rules but Money/public perception is king.

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 04:51 AM
Best rule would be: 1st false start= yellow card whole field. 2nd false start= red card for second offender and first offender.

IAAF will probably back down, imagine losing Bolt or Gay for the Olympic final? Rules are rules but Money/public perception is king.

Sound suggestion, but they know the rules.

bad gambler
08-29-2011, 10:49 AM
Jon Drummond still the king of false start reactions

B5TIUNm6_bU

Sprinting needs more characters like Jon Drummond :lol: The true clown prince of athletics

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 10:53 AM
Sprinting needs more characters like Jon Drummond :lol: The true clown prince of athletics

Jon Drummond the epitome of clown prince.

Lopez
08-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Some rumors going around that Robles will be DQ:d over the hit on Liu?

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 03:35 PM
He is.

MaxPower
08-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Latest development in the Bolt debacle is that Blake appearantly twitched. Pretty clear from 0:13-0:15 in this vid. Probably not on purpose but anyway. Takes so little to send a guy away. They are hyper-ready to go

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What a disgrace the 110m hurdles was. Robles rightfully got disqualfied. Poor Lu will still only get silver. he was on his way to gold when Robles clearly used his arm to hinder him, not once but twice. One of the times it looked like he even tried to grab him

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Edit: changed to a better vid. Look at 2:30 and forwards

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 03:45 PM
What a cheater this Robles.

As for Blake, I'm pretty sure he trapped intentionally Bolt with this twitch.

MaxPower
08-29-2011, 03:51 PM
What a cheater this Robles.

As for Blake, I'm pretty sure he trapped intentionally Bolt with this twitch.

Yeah I felt sorry for Liu Xiang. He was heading for the gold. Now the jackpot winner is Richardson instead that gets Gold. Liu should have the gold and Richardson the silver but that is how it is.

Dunno about Blake. He trains with Bolt so would be a major back-stab.

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 03:52 PM
Liu moves to the right of his lane and Robles moves to the left. There was contact, breaking news that shit happens in hurdles. It happened in the semis so whenever there is contact when both guys are still in their lanes, then there will be a DQ.

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 03:58 PM
Liu moves to the right of his lane and Robles moves to the left. There was contact, breaking news that shit happens in hurdles. It happened in the semis so whenever there is contact when both guys are still in their lanes, then there will be a DQ.

Look at the video again.
Robles deserves to be DQ

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 04:04 PM
Look at the video again.
Robles deserves to be DQ

Watched it many times, so Liu changes direction in his lane as he hits a hurdle, no Robles didn't force him to hit a hurdle and Robles hits hurdle 8 losing direction. There is contact, as I said hurdles races are physical. So when it happens in the Diamond League they can protest with any contact.

I take nothing you say seriously at all. Blake trying to get Bolt to false start and Lemaitre fucking up when he isn't up to standard.

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 04:11 PM
Watched it many times, so Liu changes direction in his lane as he hits a hurdle, no Robles didn't force him to hit a hurdle and Robles hits hurdle 8 losing direction. There is contact, as I said hurdles races are physical. So when it happens in the Diamond League they can protest with any contact.

I take nothing you say seriously at all. Blake trying to get Bolt to false start and Lemaitre fucking up when he isn't up to standard.

Lemaitre should have got Silver or Bronze medal. In this race. He fucked up, that's the truth.
As for Blake, it's just my opinion, u know. I recognize it sounds not logical.

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 04:36 PM
His fellow hurdlers Oliver who didn't agree with, neither did Richardson who didn't want to win bureaucratically. Same as Felicien.

Watch in proper time and it can't be said with clarity that contact was deliberate considering that it wouldn't benefit Robles either.

Mjau!
08-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Liu moves to the right of his lane and Robles moves to the left. There was contact, breaking news that shit happens in hurdles. It happened in the semis so whenever there is contact when both guys are still in their lanes, then there will be a DQ.

:stupid: Robles throws his arm into Liu's lane and physically hinders his rival as he was about to overtake him. It would have been a travesty if he was allowed to keep the gold. If that's not a DQ, what is? :rolleyes:

Mjau!
08-29-2011, 05:18 PM
His fellow hurdlers Oliver who didn't agree with, neither did Richardson who didn't want to win bureaucratically. Same as Felicien.

Watch in proper time and it can't be said with clarity that contact was deliberate considering that it wouldn't benefit Robles either.

So what? Nor was Bolt's false start. What does it matter (except morally) if it was deliberate or not? He's still 100% responsible for ruining a rivals race. That's all you have to know.

It clearly would if the judges were as spineless and lacking in sense of fairness as you are, since that would have given him an undeserved gold medal instead of a silver.

It doesn't benefit a soccer player to trip an opponent in his own penalty area either, so let's get rid of penalties, shall we?

You're beyond any reasonable person's help if you can't see why it would be totally senseless to let someone win a gold because he took out a stronger rival who did nothing wrong.

Action Jackson
08-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Robles left the stadium after his appeal failed without making any comment.

"Robles hit me twice, at the ninth hurdle he pulled at me, but it wasn't intentional," former Olympic champion Liu told reporters. "If not for the incident I would be gold medalist.

"I am good friends with Robles. What I like is a happy camp -- I don't know what to say."

Richardson said: "The reaction is bittersweet. I am disappointed to have won on a technicality. I wish that under different circumstances he could keep the medal but rules are rules.

Mjau!
08-29-2011, 07:08 PM
Robles left the stadium after his appeal failed without making any comment.

"Robles hit me twice, at the ninth hurdle he pulled at me, but it wasn't intentional," former Olympic champion Liu told reporters. "If not for the incident I would be gold medalist.

"I am good friends with Robles. What I like is a happy camp -- I don't know what to say."

Richardson said: "The reaction is bittersweet. I am disappointed to have won on a technicality. I wish that under different circumstances he could keep the medal but rules are rules.

Which is exactly why it would have been farcial to give Robles the gold, thank you for pointing this out.

Richardson understandably feels that way since he was beaten fair and square.

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Eric Moussambani is screwed

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bad gambler
08-30-2011, 09:39 AM
Richardson will win the gold in London, he is a lot more improvement in him

Action Jackson
08-30-2011, 09:49 AM
Richardson will win the gold in London, he is a lot more improvement in him

Hurdlers mature at a later age.

Kolya
08-30-2011, 01:04 PM
Rudisha wins the 800m comfortably.

Borzakovskiy bronze :yeah:

Action Jackson
08-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Kirani James 18 yr old and wins the 400m 44.6 and first ever medal for Grenada. Time for a public holiday there.

scarecrows
08-30-2011, 01:52 PM
Merrit got stuck in the last 15 meters

Action Jackson
08-30-2011, 02:10 PM
Merrit got stuck in the last 15 meters

Great result, it was a lack of racing and when put under pression he struggled.

Murer, the Brazilian won the pole vault. The ice maiden Isinbayeva cracked.

Jelena
08-30-2011, 02:55 PM
and Germany got a complete set of medals today :yeah:

Kolya
08-31-2011, 02:26 PM
Merrit got stuck in the last 15 meters

Must be the bigger penis.

Kolya
09-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Kemboi destroys the field in the last 200m of the 3000m steeplechase.

He wins his 2nd World Championship after a poor 2008 Olympic race.

Action Jackson
09-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Jesse Williams wins mens low jump with 2.35m.

Kemboi wins a shit race with even worse coverage, but the celebration was brilliant.

Gagsquet
09-01-2011, 12:57 PM
The second Kenyan is such a cheater :lol: Hope he will be DQ

bad gambler
09-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Gold medal for the mens 1,500m already awarded to the Irish dude with the best mullet in athletics

Action Jackson
09-01-2011, 02:40 PM
Gold medal for the mens 1,500m already awarded to the Irish dude with the best mullet in athletics

The man Ciaran O'Lionaird what hair.

Tero Pitkämäki didn't make the javelin final throwing like he was a junior. Thorkildsen did enough to qualify.

Should be mass DQ's in the womens 1500m there was contact wah wah wah, but no protests. It's their own fault for running so slow early.

Kemboi dance watch from 1.28
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Kolya
09-02-2011, 03:36 AM
“I have danced for my friend Usain Bolt,” stated Ezekiel Kemboi, who then took off his jersey, threw it into the stands and did the lap of honour with the Kenyan flag around his waist. “But also the Korean people are very friendly. I experienced this when I was walking around in the city. So I wanted to give something back to them and entertain them.”

Kolya
09-02-2011, 06:47 AM
Bolt with the 2nd slowest reaction time of all runners in the 200m qualifications :lol:

Kolya
09-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Pretty exciting women's javelin final with some of the longest throws in the history.

Shirogane
09-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Abakumova :inlove: Lovely interview with Nelson Monfort. :lol:

Action Jackson
09-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Pistorius wins a medal in the relay for South Africa and Cheriuyot wins the 5k/10k double.

Dwight Phillips the man is almost 100 yrs old and wins another world champs gold.

Gagsquet
09-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Lemaitre for the gold tomorrow. :rocker2:

Action Jackson
09-02-2011, 02:57 PM
Lemaitre for the gold tomorrow. :rocker2:

Trolling.

Taz Warrior
09-02-2011, 08:51 PM
Pretty exciting women's javelin final with some of the longest throws in the history.

Great response by Abakumova - thought Spotakova had it with her 5th throw

Gagsquet
09-02-2011, 09:14 PM
Trolling.

Humor :)

Kolya
09-03-2011, 06:44 AM
Bakulin wins the 50 km walk with Nizhegorodov 2nd. Russia wins all the walking events again.

Jared Tallent 3rd :yeah:

Action Jackson
09-03-2011, 12:39 PM
Thorkildsen's run of gold medals is over with de Zordo doing the damage on the 1st throw. First left hander to win the Worlds.

Luinir
09-03-2011, 12:49 PM
Pearson was amazing at semis, he could break CR in the final.

Luinir
09-03-2011, 01:01 PM
Yes, she did. 12.28. Huge.

Action Jackson
09-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Pearson 12.28 won it easily was over before she cleared the 1st hurdle.

Action Jackson
09-03-2011, 01:08 PM
Chicherova wins the high jump with 2.03 on countback over Vlasic.

Luinir
09-03-2011, 01:21 PM
Bolt wins with 19.40.

Action Jackson
09-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Bolt not even at his best 4th fastest time in history and did it easily. Lemaitre fastest ever time for 3rd place.

Respect to Saidy Ndure 19.95 but only good for 4th.

Gagsquet
09-03-2011, 01:42 PM
Lemaitre is not good, he is phenomenal :rocker2:

What a race 19'80 :eek: :bigclap:

He is the future.

Jelena
09-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Thorkildsen's run of gold medals is over with de Zordo doing the damage on the 1st throw. First left hander to win the Worlds.
still a great effort to win medals at so many World Champs. Great throw of de Zordo :yeah:
Lemaitre is not good, he is phenomenal :rocker2:

What a race 19'80 :eek: :bigclap:

He is the future.
fastest time of a European since 1979 Pietro Mennea

Action Jackson
09-03-2011, 02:52 PM
Yohan Blake is the future, unless Kirani James decides to run 200m.

Gagsquet
09-03-2011, 03:09 PM
Yohan Blake is the future, unless Kirani James decides to run 200m.

Lemaitre is the future. ;)
He will crush Blake in London and he is better in 200m.
I don't know about James. But I doubt it.

bad gambler
09-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Pearson will probably break that WR next year

Taz Warrior
09-03-2011, 05:01 PM
Amazing run by Pearson - I guess that's the "true clean" WR

nadejda
09-03-2011, 06:03 PM
Lemaitre is the future. ;)
He will crush Blake in London and he is better in 200m.
I don't know about James. But I doubt it.

Lemaitre was fantastic :worship: Congrats!

@Sweet Cleopatra
09-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Okay, I realized that what I said about Semenya sounded bad. I didn't mean that, sorry. I wish her the best.

Action Jackson
09-04-2011, 08:12 AM
Lemaitre is the future. ;)
He will crush Blake in London and he is better in 200m.
I don't know about James. But I doubt it.

Your bias is so damn funny. He wasn't even in the same postcode as Blake in the 100m and Blake hardly runs 200m yet still has a 19.78 as against someone who runs them all the time. There is more upside to someone who hardly runs the event, yet still has one of the better PBs.

Kolya
09-04-2011, 08:31 AM
Abel Kirui defends the marathon title. Did it quite easily.

3rd person to defend his title after Anton and Gharib from the top of my head.

Action Jackson
09-04-2011, 11:46 AM
Tatyana Lysenko takes the hammer throw. Russians doing well these champs.

Luinir
09-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Mo Farah wins 5000m.

Kolya
09-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Mo Farah wins 5000m.

Thought Lagat was going to catch him but left it too late.

Kolya
09-04-2011, 12:17 PM
Semenya loses. Russia takes another gold.

Action Jackson
09-04-2011, 01:08 PM
World record Jamaica in the relay. Powell not needed.

Carter, Frater, Blake and Bolt too good.

Taz Warrior
09-04-2011, 01:09 PM
Semenya loses. Russia takes another gold.

Crazy race and far too fast on the 1st lap. Savinova did the sensible thing and held back on the first lap

Gagsquet
09-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Crazy race from French team. :worship: Silver!

Taz Warrior
09-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Can always rely on GB & US for some comedy in the relay :lol:

Action Jackson
09-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Crazy race and far too fast on the 1st lap. Savinova did the sensible thing and held back on the first lap

Great race, Jepkosgei did the right thing she wasn't going to medal if it was a kick. Will be good if she gets back to somewhere near her Osaka form.

hicdick
09-05-2011, 11:15 PM
oh allyson felix :crying2:

Action Jackson
09-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Yohan Blake 19.26 in the 200m fantastic show and dedicated to that troll Grassquet.

Gagsquet
09-16-2011, 09:09 PM
19'26 what the fuck.
Mind-boggling and unexpected performance.

Taz Warrior
09-16-2011, 10:36 PM
:eek: Blake, where did that come from? Walter Dix was not happy afterwards even though he became the 4th fastest man ever after Bolt, Blake and Michael Johnson with 19.53

bad gambler
09-17-2011, 03:33 AM
Yohan Blake 19.26 in the 200m fantastic show and dedicated to that troll Grassquet.

What a run. Bolt v Blake next year is going to be a highlight

Kolya
09-17-2011, 04:39 AM
Kenny Bekele returns to win the 10000m in the this year's fastest time.

Action Jackson
09-17-2011, 06:41 AM
:eek: Blake, where did that come from? Walter Dix was not happy afterwards even though he became the 4th fastest man ever after Bolt, Blake and Michael Johnson with 19.53

Dix looked bemused as to what went down.

What a run. Bolt v Blake next year is going to be a highlight

Their training sessions would be fun to watch, as both of them are coached by the same man Glen Mills. Blake always had the talent, you'd think he still has a way to go.

Guy ran a shit bend and had the slowest reaction time yet almost breaks the WR.

Kolya
09-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Milan, Italy – Running in heavy rain and against strong headwinds, teenage sensation Mohamed Aman of Ethiopia upset World champion and World record holder David Rudisha in the 800m to highlight the 2011 edition of the Notturna di Milano International Meeting.

Kolya
09-28-2011, 09:32 AM
New marathon WR.

Riosreigned
09-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Some questions about track and field?

Heard rumors that Bolt was getting whooped in practice vs. his training partner Blake and Bolt jumped to avoid the loss, he was psyched out and overeanxious. Anybody buy this theory? Bolt didn't lose so his cred and rep are still intact. A DQ is not as bad as a loss would have been. He might have felt vulnerable to losing to Blake.

What's up with Tiru Dibaba and her husband, neither showed up at Daegu for "unknown" reasons according to Track and Field News magazine Oct issue.

Riosreigned
09-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Love this interview with Bernard Lagat, what a classy beautiful champion. thought I'd share it with you:

http://www.examiner.com/sports-profile-in-national/biofile-interview-with-bernard-lagat

Action Jackson
05-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Jelimo 1.56.94 in first 800m race of the year that's damn impressive and Magiso so young ran very well.

Action Jackson
05-11-2012, 06:51 PM
Powell what a guy gets run down by Gatlin who has been banned twice for drugs. It won't matter as he will be fodder for Bolt and Blake.

Rudisha jogged low 1.43 for 800m that's taking the piss. The 1500m was class Kipligat 3.29.63 and Kiprop 3.29.78.

Mens steeplechase brilliant race so many good guys from Kenya they can pick anyone. Koech the only Kenyan who can't run at altitude hence never makes the side but already ran 7.56.59 .

Olympic year brings out the fast times.

Action Jackson
07-02-2012, 05:04 AM
Big stuff from Yohan Blake defeating his training mate Bolt over the 100m and now 200m. Still think Bolt will defend the 200m come London.