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


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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.64

Postby Weights&Shoes » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:51 am

And in the same time he won in 2004.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.64

Postby j-a-m » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:52 am

Daisy wrote:Fast, fast, finish by Tinsley!

Really stepped up today, probably PB
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby Daisy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:52 am

t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D

Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol

Since when has a Welshman been a US citizen? 8-)
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.64

Postby gm » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:54 am

Where are the Tinsley doubters now? Magnificent final hurdle and run-in!
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby andyjgt » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:55 am

t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D


Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol


Actually Greene beat Taylor for 4th.
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Postby Ned Ryerson » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:55 am

preston wrote:Tinsley won't make the final.


If only I had taken you to the bookies on this one
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Gabriella » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:58 am

Dai...needs...more...strength...and...muscle...


#lookslikea1500mrunner
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby jeremyp » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:58 am

I thought Adams losing was he biggest surprise but this one tops that.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Weights&Shoes » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:58 am

Clearly Culson couldn't handle all that pressure he's been talking about leading up to this final.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:01 pm

SANCHEZ!!!! :shock: :D

I feel so young right now!
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby errolM » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:08 pm

MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens sweep the podium.


Hands big enough to clutch more straws?
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby MightyBurner » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:09 pm

t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D


Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol

Fixed it. Thought Dai Greene was pipped by Angelo. A silver is still better than the wooden medal that shit talker extraordinaire Dai Greene won.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby t_monk » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:11 pm

MightyBurner wrote:
t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D


Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol

Fixed it. Thought Dai Greene was pipped by Angelo. A silver is still better than the wooden medal that shit talker extraordinaire Dai Greene won.


You're still reaching dude...
#justsaying
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby j-a-m » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Greene and Bleasdale were the two British athletes in the news with trash talk about their competitors; Greene and Bleasdale are the two British athletes not living up to expectations.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby jeremyp » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:22 pm

Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby jjimbojames » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:24 pm

MightyBurner wrote:
t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D


Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol

Fixed it. Thought Dai Greene was pipped by Angelo. A silver is still better than the wooden medal that shit talker extraordinaire Dai Greene won.

Keep up - that was the press stirring, not Dai - this was buried a long time ago
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby MightyBurner » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:27 pm

t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:
t_monk wrote:
MightyBurner wrote:US Citizens finish 1-4 :D


Clinging on as much as you can huh? lol

Fixed it. Thought Dai Greene was pipped by Angelo. A silver is still better than the wooden medal that shit talker extraordinaire Dai Greene won.


You're still reaching dude...
#justsaying

I was mocking people who say "oh, Sanya is Jamaican" etc.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby j-a-m » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:53 pm

jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:55 pm

j-a-m wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.

I almost cried watching him ball his eyes out on the medal podium. I'm SO happy for him, and SO inspired. Not only a great example of longevity, but what an incredible COMEBACK!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby jeremyp » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:09 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
j-a-m wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.

I almost cried watching him ball his eyes out on the medal podium. I'm SO happy for him, and SO inspired. Not only a great example of longevity, but what an incredible COMEBACK!

And then Santos wins silver. They be partying tonight!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Athletics » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:12 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
j-a-m wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.

I almost cried watching him ball his eyes out on the medal podium. I'm SO happy for him, and SO inspired. Not only a great example of longevity, but what an incredible COMEBACK!


Yes, very touching to see him cry and be so emotional in the podium. Also very touching when he took a photo out of his running outfit (must have had it inside the outfit when running the race); it was a picture of his family I believe. A true olympic champion and a great role model for kids; and what a great winning time for his age!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby j-a-m » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:17 pm

Athletics wrote:Also very touching when he took a photo out of his running outfit (must have had it inside the outfit when running the race); it was a picture of his family I believe.

Picture of his late grandmother.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby fourjz » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:22 pm

Sanchez is the Truth !! Great performance at 34 years old. :shock:
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Dilan Esper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:30 pm

Another gold medal for the University of Southern California.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby MightyBurner » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:36 pm

Wait. Harvard-Westlake has Joanna Hayes AND Felix Sanchez on their coaching staff.. How much are they paying these people?
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby bruce3404 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:16 pm

Dilan Esper wrote:Another gold medal for the University of Southern California.


Yeah, baby!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby gh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:37 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
j-a-m wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.

I almost cried watching him ball his eyes out on the medal podium. I'm SO happy for him, and SO inspired. Not only a great example of longevity, but what an incredible COMEBACK!


"almost cried"?! What kind of hard-ass are you? :mrgreen:

It was the most emotional, tear-inducing thing I've ever seen on the stand.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Jackaloupe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:51 pm

Picture of his late grandmother.

Had to be, as he had "Abuela" = GrandMother, pencilled on his shoelace. Check the replay as they pan to him in the blocks.

The DR rocks: I had the opportunity to helicopter in to a remote town in Western DR, near the Haitian border. We were obliged to land on the improvised Beisbol field, actually a Cemetery! And best of all, the bases were (dried) CowPies; I commented that you might not see many sliding into Tercer Base.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:27 pm

gh wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:
j-a-m wrote:
jeremyp wrote:Hard to believe I saw Sanchez win the WC's in 2001!!!! In a faster time no less.

What an amazing career for Sanchez.

I almost cried watching him ball his eyes out on the medal podium. I'm SO happy for him, and SO inspired. Not only a great example of longevity, but what an incredible COMEBACK!


"almost cried"?! What kind of hard-ass are you? :mrgreen:

It was the most emotional, tear-inducing thing I've ever seen on the stand.

I was secretly watching the coverage while at work. I didn't want to get fired :P I'm sure the tears will come when I watch it again tonight, and I'll welcome them. Simply OUTSTANDING!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby lovetorun » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 pm

Love a great comback that no one (at least not me) saw coming!

But dissapointed that Clement is still not living up to his talent/potential. If he could get out of himself what Sanchez did, he'd have won handily in 47 low IMHO.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Sanchez (DomR) leads semis at 47.76

Postby Jacksf » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:31 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.

I think indiscretion (and that should be plural) is being very polite.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:32 pm

Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby tgs3 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!


It appears to be at least somewhat common in the field events:

In the discus, Alekna competed against Jurgen Schult a bunch of times. The WR is only 16 years old, but Schult won his gold the Olympics before Young.

The javelin WR is also 16 years old. I assume a bunch of current throwers have competed against Zelezný since he retired relatively recently. Like Young, he also won the gold in 1992.

In the shot put, I assume Adam Nelson competed against Randy Barnes in the 1996 or 1997 US championships. Barnes' record is 22 years old, but his gold is more recent, in 1996. Barnes did win the silver in 1988.

The hammer WR is now 26 years old and Sedykh won his first gold in 1976. He was active until at least 1994 and some of the current hammer guys are pretty old, so I'm fairly certain some of them probably competed against him when they were young.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby ATK » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!

Was Taylor not there in 99?
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:20 pm

tgs3 wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!


It appears to be at least somewhat common in the field events:

In the discus, Alekna competed against Jurgen Schult a bunch of times. The WR is only 16 years old, but Schult won his gold the Olympics before Young.

The javelin WR is also 16 years old. I assume a bunch of current throwers have competed against Zelezný since he retired relatively recently. Like Young, he also won the gold in 1992.

In the shot put, I assume Adam Nelson competed against Randy Barnes in the 1996 or 1997 US championships. Barnes' record is 22 years old, but his gold is more recent, in 1996. Barnes did win the silver in 1988.

The hammer WR is now 26 years old and Sedykh won his first gold in 1976. He was active until at least 1994 and some of the current hammer guys are pretty old, so I'm fairly certain some of them probably competed against him when they were young.

Aw, party-pooper :x ! (j/k) Yes, I suppose that makes sense because throwers are able to compete at a high level munch longer into their 30's (and even 40's) than runners and jumpers can. But again, how many of those throwers who might've competed against Zelezny or Schultz are in the hunt for the GOLD MEDAL(!) that Sanchez just won?
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby berkeley » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:26 pm

Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!

Dragutin Topic competed many times against Sotomayor, who set his first WR 24 years ago ... mind you, he didn't get close to a gold medal, failing to clear the opening height in qualifying.
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:30 pm

ATK wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!

Was Taylor not there in 99?

Yep, Taylor was in Eugene against Young (didn't compete head-to-head either) in '99, as well. He's actually an even greater model of longevity, as he'd achieved an elite level of hurdler a few years before Sanchez did (Taylor competed at the WJC way back in '96). As a matter of fact, I see that Taylor raced head-to-head with Young March of '98, beating him 49.65 to 49.80 at the Coca-Cola Inv. in Gainsville, FL. I suppose the longevity award should go to Taylor, afterall. Regardless, Sanchez is the 34-year old with the GOLD MEDAL! :D
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Re: 2012 OG: m400H–Culson (PR) leads round 1 at 48.33

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:34 pm

berkeley wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:
Grasshopper wrote:Sanchez has been my sentimental favorite all along. The only guy still around that I can say I ran against head-to-head. Hope for old men :D .

I just did a cross-reference and found that Sanchez actually competed against Kevin Young back in '99 (well, kind of - they were in separate prelim heats at the '99 USA nationals, before Sanchez switched allegiance to DR). How many current Olympians, let alone GOLD MEDALISTS(!), can say they competed against the holder of a now 20-year old WR (and the champion in their event from 5 Olympics past)!?

This is now my favorite Olympic moment of all-time. So pumped!

Dragutin Topic competed many times against Sotomayor, who set his first WR 24 years ago ... mind you, he didn't get close to a gold medal, failing to clear the opening height in qualifying.

You read my mind (soon after I made that last post), remembering that Topic had qualified for these games - which I thought was an awesome achievement for the "old" guys. Didn't quite have the success of Sanchez this year though (nor even back when Topic was Sanchez's age). Hopefully these guys (Sanchez, Taylor, Topic, etc.) will inspire more sprinters and jumpers to stick with the sport past their early 30's.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Grazerism » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:52 pm

The US obviously has a huge problem now with the flat 400--and Kerron Clement has always had a problem with the hurdles. Despite Clement's golds, I have felt for many years that he should switch to the flat 400. Getting him to switch would be killing 2 birds with one stone.

(That said, he was running well in London until the last curve. His inevitable stutter-step just came earlier than usual.)
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Re: ¶2012 OG: m400H–Felix Sanchez (DomR) 47.63

Postby Weights&Shoes » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:19 pm

j-a-m wrote:
Athletics wrote:Also very touching when he took a photo out of his running outfit (must have had it inside the outfit when running the race); it was a picture of his family I believe.

Picture of his late grandmother.


Who passed in 2008, during the Beijing Games I believe.
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