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Re: World's Wildcard(s) • Diamond L Champ • Olympic gold [?]

Postby toyracer » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:20 am

t_monk wrote:I prefer there not be 5 athletes from one country in one race...


Why not?

Isn't the World Championships supposed to be reflective of the very best in each event? Don't we, as track fans, recognize that some countries are stronger than others in specific events? What really is wrong with a country being able to field five athletes in an event? Remember, two of those would have earned their spots after having won the previous World Championship and previous Diamond League championship so they are not slouches. The other three would come from a national trials or selection, and they would have to attain the A standard as well. We're not talking about fielding a female 100m runner that can't break 13 seconds or anything similar.

Additionally, as much as I dislike it, the three semi-final system (presuming a sprint event) may mostly likely whittle those five down to three, possibly four. In all likelihood the five would not all make it to the final. But at least along the way we would have hopefully seen a higher level of competition than we do now. And isn't that what we want, or should want?
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Re: World's Wildcard(s) • Diamond L Champ • Olympic gold [?]

Postby bushop » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:51 pm

Track & Field News has produced a list of Diamond League winners.

Only one of the 3-time DL winners, Cheruiyot, earned a wildcard in Daegu.
I like the idea that some of our most successful 'regular season' stars are automatically part of our championship meet. It would be ridiculous to not have a 3-time DL champion not competing at our world championship.
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Re: World's Wildcard(s) • Diamond L Champ • Olympic gold [?]

Postby tandfman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:09 am

bushop wrote:Track & Field News has produced a list of Diamond League winners.

Only one of the 3-time DL winners, Cheruiyot, earned a wildcard in Daegu.
I like the idea that some of our most successful 'regular season' stars are automatically part of our championship meet. It would be ridiculous to not have a 3-time DL champion not competing at our world championship.

In her case, there's no problem. She also gets the defending champion wild card.
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Re: World's Wildcard(s) • Diamond L Champ • Olympic gold [?]

Postby bushop » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:03 pm

So, what if we had:

2014 Regional Championships - since we have a 'dead' season (no WC or OG)
• top-X performances in each region fill entry list
• winner goes to next World Championships and does not count against country's 3

2015 World Championships auto-entries that do not count against country's 3:
• 2013 World Championship gold medalist
• 2014 Diamond League winner
• 2014 Regional Championship gold medalist

2017 World Championships auto-entries that do not count against country's 3:
• 2015 World Championship gold medalist
• 2016 Diamond League winner
• 2016 Olympic Games gold medalist

A country could have six entires in a World Championship.
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Re: World's Wildcard(s)•Diamond Champ•Olympic gold•Regionals

Postby ATK » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:23 pm

I'm still curious what the 2013 and 2015 Diamond league winner receive, if anything, since there are not WC in 2014 and 2016 (cant give wild car to the Olympics)
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Re: World's Wildcard(s)•Diamond Champ•Olympic gold•Regionals

Postby t_monk » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:54 pm

ATK wrote:I'm still curious what the 2013 and 2015 Diamond league winner receive, if anything, since there are not WC in 2014 and 2016 (cant give wild car to the Olympics)


I've been wondering the same thing...
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