eldanielfire wrote:Schippers will ahve to leap frog over Laura Ikauniece and Kristina Savitskaya who are a similar age but slightly ahead of her. Of course developement isn't exactly a straight and linear process.
Yeah,successive improvement for years, dafne possibly have not big leaps every year,but steadily enhance will help her get podium and more things.More importantly,her knee health and combine abilities of different event together.In london dafne did show her training form in HJ and was expected over 6423p Ducth record,but fall apart in second day for bad LJ and JV. Ikauniece showed steadily improvement in all three meetings this year,but not so well JV in Gotizs,terrific six pbs outdoors but bad at throwing event,in london she put them together.Her figure is quite slim, not very ideal traditional figure for hep,but equilibrium in six events except for SP,comparing to schippers,perfect figure for heptathlon,world-class sprint ability but do bad in JV,almost 12m shorter than Ikauniece and lose 230p just one event,plus HJ with knee problem.I think another event not do well for schippers is 100mH,Schwarzkopf is a 7.89s in 60m and 24.72s in 200m but ran 13.26s in 100mH, BROERSEN,her former teamate,exactly do very well in schippers weak part JV and HJ, very bad at sprint,7.95s 60m and 25.13s 200m but still a 13.64s hurdler,what a big difference the skill is.
Sara Gambetta/19y,who got injury this year, she has similar height of Ikauniece but much heavier than Ikauniece.Gambetta definately the strongest heptathlete I saw ever,15.38m SP this year in terms of a teenager,her problem is hurdle skill and 800m endurance.
Savitskaya make big leaps this year,but I doubt about her consistency plus so many RUS involving into drug,hoping she will the next one.
dafne Schippers pbs totally :13.27,1.80,14.19,22.69,6.54,41.80,2.15.52 6586p vs6360p
Laura Ikauniece pbs totally:13.53,1.85i/1.83,12.67,24.16,6.31,53.73,2.12.13 6570p/6545pvs 6414p
Kristina Savitskaya/21y pbs totally:13.37,1.88,15.27,24.46,6.65,46.83,2.12.27 6752p vs 6681p
Nadine BROERSEN/22y pbs totally:13.64,1.87,13.87,25.13,6.19,54.97,2.16.98 6487pvs 6319p
Sara Gambetta/19y pbs totally:14.66,1.82,15.38,24.31,6.41,51.17,2.24.74 6348pvs 6108p