¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63


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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby lionelp1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:24 am

Great performance by Sanchez, a guy wearing the Dominican Republican top so thats the country he was representing.

Just about everyone got it wrong and it was a worthy step up by the unexpected Silver medallist.

Such a great thing in the OG that the previous WC performances and DL races count for little when the OG comes round ., as Greene and Culson will tell you.

Greene will probably not medal again at the OG/WC until he improves his flat speed. GB's last OG medallist was Akabusi with a bronze and he was a sub 45 sec flat man.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:52 am

And the gold medal for sobbing on the podium goes to... Emotional hurdler Felix Sanchez lets it all go after winning Olympic title in memory of his grandmother

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z22sctJzzB :roll:
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Alan Shank » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 am

lionelp1 wrote:Such a great thing in the OG that the previous WC performances and DL races count for little when the OG comes round ., as Greene and Culson will tell you.


Just as previous (i.e., these) OG performances will count for little next year in MoskvA.
Cheers,
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby notlef70 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:21 am

bruce3404 wrote:
Grasshopper wrote: I suppose the longevity award should go to Taylor, afterall. Regardless, Sanchez is the 34-year old with the GOLD MEDAL! :D


I'm thinking Taylor is just a few days away from another gold as part of the 4x400, though the loss of Merritt makes the race a lot more difficult for the US team.


Do you think that the US can still win the gold? I'm not so sure. We need at least 1-2 people who are capable of a 43 second split... I don't see any in our lineup...
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby Jacksf » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:16 pm

bruce3404 wrote:Not sure why some don't like Taylor unless it had to do with his indiscretion many years ago. He's been a real warrior, always volunteering for 4x400 duty, even when he was hurting last year in Daegu. I've met him and he's a really nice guy.


Your friend just lost the relay gold.
That makes him a double loser at this Olympics. :wink:
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby eldanielfire » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:58 am

I thought it would seem right to post in here that this gold led on to Felix winning the for comeback of the year :)
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby unclezadok » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:23 am

I wonder how many Americans represented other countries at the last Olympics. I'll bet that the number is over 100. In fact, Americans representing other countries may be one of the stronger "teams" at the Games. I may look into this and make a thread for the topic.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Marlow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:27 am

unclezadok wrote:I wonder how many Americans represented other countries at the last Olympics. I'll bet that the number is over 100. In fact, Americans representing other countries may be one of the stronger "teams" at the Games. I may look into this and make a thread for the topic.

Won't we then have to have a thread about how many foreigners scored for our team (e.g., SRR)?
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby gh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:34 am

Everybody but Billy Mills was a foreigner. (oh yeah, and Lewis Tewanima)
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:47 am

How about the guy that said "Thanks, King"?
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Marlow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:16 pm

gh wrote:Everybody but Billy Mills was a foreigner. (oh yeah, and Lewis Tewanima)

Millennially speaking perhaps, but I think that being born and raised here counts for SUMPIN. I'm only a 12th generation Murkan, but I feel pretty good about THAT! :D
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby user4 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm

26mi235 wrote:How about the guy that said "Thanks, King"?


he was on the same track team at Carlisle as Lewis Tewanima . Two poverty stricken kids from the same marginal school end up with OG medals, simply amazing.
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