Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund


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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Krptsww » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:54 pm

The last 100 meters of todays 200 m can be seen here:

http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1278123/eke ... -200-meter
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby t_monk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:08 pm

Krptsww wrote:The last 100 meters of todays 200 m can be seen here:

http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1278123/eke ... -200-meter


I like her but I see a lot of wasted motions in the arms. Lots of raw potential.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby nevetsllim » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:53 pm

23.02 in the heats in Donetsk!
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby jamal00005 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:59 pm

nevetsllim wrote:23.02 in the heats in Donetsk!

Was about to post this...looked very very good!
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby kakua » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:14 am

(First post!) She lowered her personal best by over 2 tenths of a second (former pb was 23.24) from the eighth lane and she didn't even run through the entire race but relaxed and thus slowed down the last ten or fifteen meters or so. I'm pretty friggin impressed! (Full disclosure, I'm swedish.)
After her (by her standards) mediocre running so far this championship I didn't expect this.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby 26mi235 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:42 am

Well, you have a few posts to go to catch up with your countryman EPelle, you have to start with a first one :). I think that if you are not too pressed in qualifying, running in Lane 8 is not a disadvantage because it forces you to run your own race and then gives you the bonus of less curvature.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby kakua » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:37 am

By the way, if anyone's interested in seing the race it's available on Youtube.

26mi235 wrote: I think that if you are not too pressed in qualifying, running in Lane 8 is not a disadvantage because it forces you to run your own race and then gives you the bonus of less curvature.

You've got a point; though a good runner ought to benefit from having good runners on both sides and sort of feed off of them and push oneself that little extra, rather than running on lane 8, in no mans land. But it was only a qualifier and the competition wasn't there, so yeah.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Master Po » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:20 am

welcome kakua. :)

I suspect that by the end of this meet we will have plenty more to say about Ekelund, but for the moment, I'll note these things about her 23.02:

It makes her #15 on the world all-time youth list (per IAAF's lists).
If one brackets three performers' marks achieved at altitude (all in Mexico City), she is with this performance #12.
Among the total performances ahead of her, only two were accomplished in negative wind conditions greater than the -0.7 she ran in today.

But I note these things just to pass the time until her next race...
:)
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby tgs3 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:17 pm

I notice everyone on the list ahead of her was older than her (some by not very much) except for Marion Jones in 1991.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby norunner » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:49 pm

Over 100m it looked like she had problems when being pressured by others, going to be interesting to see what she can do in the final. Maybe lane 8 would be the best for her in the final too, but that's not gonna happen.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby jamal00005 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:39 pm

norunner wrote:Over 100m it looked like she had problems when being pressured by others, going to be interesting to see what she can do in the final. Maybe lane 8 would be the best for her in the final too, but that's not gonna happen.

I think she will win the 200m ......although she will be pressed by others i think this is her better event and her class should come through.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby norunner » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:13 pm

jamal00005 wrote:
norunner wrote:Over 100m it looked like she had problems when being pressured by others, going to be interesting to see what she can do in the final. Maybe lane 8 would be the best for her in the final too, but that's not gonna happen.

I think she will win the 200m ......although she will be pressed by others i think this is her better event and her class should come through.
The problem i see is fatigue. The final will be the sixth race within five days for Ekelund, Washington and Tenorio, and that may be a bit too much.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Master Po » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:35 pm

I would not anticipate any problems with her advancing to the final, but I note in looking at the SF heats that hers (SF 3) is the deepest, at least by examination of SB times. In SF 1 & 2, there are 2 each with 23.xx SB (though in SF 2, there is a third athlete with a PB of 23.xx -- just not this year). However, in SF 3 -- Ekelund's race, there are 4 @ 23.xx SB. They will of course at that point know how fast the first two SFs went, so this one might be considerably faster, and thus may require Ekelund to run faster in her SF than she might otherwise have needed to, had she been in one of the other SF races, that seem not quite as deep.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Mocra » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:47 am

22.92 in the final. Irene is so impressive.

16 year old Iréne Ekelund (SWE) 22.92 -0.1m/s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtrvyHaT ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Master Po » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:23 am

http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/sp ... omen/youth

Now #8 performer on IAAF's a-t Youth list. #6 non-altitude.

She is also now #2 on Sweden's a-t list, behind Linda Haglund's 22.82 (from July 1979). (And #3 performance, behind Haglund's 22.90, from 1980.) Barring misfortune, it looks like sometime soon Sweden will have a new NR in this event, after (at this point) 34 years.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby betterthanb4 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:29 am

Very impressive 22.92 run by this young lady. :)
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby FrankieB » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:43 am

Irene participated in the traditional fight between sweden-finland this weekend.

She won 100m on 11,38 and 200m on 22,95, both her seoncd best times on the distances.
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Re: Swedish talent - Irene Ekelund

Postby Bjiles800 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Irene was very impressive in Donetsk, if Ariana Washington had been healthy it would have been a different race...Washington was about 80%, she was nursing groin and hamstring. It was remarkable for her to medal in condition she was in.
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