what a night for the French !


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what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:14 am

those fans in the stands must have gone nuts when Barber wins in her last jump, then they but USA in the W400 relay !
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:16 am

can't type, sorry, make that "...beat the USA...".
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:17 am

Did Christine run down Torri or were they leading before the final exchange?
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby michael lewis » Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:33 am

Haven't watched the race yet but the photofinish (check it out on IAAF results site) makes it look like Edwards had thrown in the towel before the finish. She isn't leaning, sorry, she's either upright or leaning backwards. Whatever!?
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:20 am

>Did Christine run down Torri or were they leading
>before the final exchange?


From the IAAF website report:
"At the final change the teams were even and it was up to the raucous Paris crowd to get the statuesque Arron home. Arron took 50m to get an advantage on Torri EDWARDS (USA), the 100m silver medallist last Sunday. Arron pulled away to erase any disappointment from her sixth placing in the 100m."
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Jon » Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:59 am

>Did Christine run down Torri or were they leading
>before the final exchange?

It was very close at the final changeover. Torri was leading the last leg, but as the IAAF article says, Arron took her in the final30m of the race. Torri put up a good fight, though, but she looked simply too tired from her previous 8 races in the week.
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby gh » Sat Aug 30, 2003 3:09 pm

I was sitting at about the 60m-to-go mark on the homestretch, dozen rows up. Miller-to-Edwards pass was relatively smooth, but Edwards (from my vantage point) appeared to have to slow down significantly, so she had no momemtum. Arron, on the other hand, took the stick in full flight and she blew by Edwards like she was standing still. Much of it was adrenaline, I'm sure, as was Barber's 6.99 a few minutes earlier. I've rarely heard a stadium go so bonkers.

Train ride back into town was a hoot, with a car packed Tokyo-style full of sweaty bodies belting out La Marseillaise (sp?). I felt like I was in a "Casablanca" rerun. I expected Major Strasser to walk through the train at any minute, shutting it down.
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 4:03 pm

I felt like I was in a
>"Casablanca" rerun. I expected Major Strasser
>to walk through the train at any minute, shutting it down.

Followed by Dick Pound saying "I'm shocked-- shocked to find that performance enhancing substances are being used!"
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:58 pm

It was Captain Reynaud who was shocked.
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Re: what a night for the French !

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:32 am

I dont know about you guys, but I think Christine Arron is a BABE!!!
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