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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:43 pm

JRM wrote:
jamboy wrote:Bolt was never scheduled for the 100m(only the 200m).


That's because he was pre-emptively avoiding Gay.

Blake pulled out(100M about two weeks ago. Only after these two markee athletes pulled out, the organizers decided they needed another headliner for the meet and thus approached Tyson.


It just looks that way to those of us not in the know. Clearly they knew what was happening.


lol. Stop drinking they coolaid please :D
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby shivfan » Wed May 01, 2013 12:36 am

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jamboy wrote:Bolt's agent Ricky Simms said(on Television Jamaica) it is a slight hamstring strain and he in fact might be ready for the Cayman meet next Wednesday.


From the Yohan Blake thread:

jamboy wrote:Kevin Stewart of the Racers Track Clubs in an interview on TVJ said that it was only a slight cramp Yohan suffered and he should be back to training in a few days.

'A release from Bolt's agent Ricky Simms yesterday said the two-time Olympic double sprint champion was withdrawn from the meet out of an abundance of caution "due to a slight hamstring strain". Simms said, "The 26-year-old felt tightness in training over the weekend and in consultation with his coach Glen Mills decided not to risk anything at this early stage of the season". Bolt, who won the 100m at last year's renewal in a then world-leading 9.82 seconds, was quoted to have said: "I am disappointed to miss the Kingston meet as I love running in front of my home crowd in Jamaica. I'm told it is only a Grade One strain so hopefully I will be OK soon."'


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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th

Postby eldanielfire » Wed May 01, 2013 12:53 am

jamboy wrote:
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aaronk wrote:This isn't about the Jamaica Invitational, but I'm curious.

What is the current status of Merlene Ottey in Jamaica....meaning her legacy, and how she is viewed by Jamaicans now?

Are there buildings, high schools (or tracks), or streets named after her?
Is she looked up to by women and girls in Jamaica the same way that Usain Bolt is??

Again, just curious,
Ottey is one of my all time favorite athletes.......and still competing at age 53!!
(Well, she'll BE 53 on May 10th!!)

I hope they regard her in the same way they regard all other drug cheats.


Don't get things twisted. Ottey was cleared.


She wasn't cleared, she got off on a technicality of procedure. It doesn't help a coach was busted last year with emails being sent to Ottey's coach on how to beat drug tests. She's Marion Jones like in always having something going on there.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby Jon » Wed May 01, 2013 3:40 am

jamboy wrote:Who is this Jon Statman? Surprised he is announcing it versus Bolt's team.
'Tis I, Statman Jon. I wasn't announcing it before Bolt - the news broke first on his own website.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby gh » Wed May 01, 2013 6:17 am

and Bolt's manager sent out an e-mail to major news outlets at the same time.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby JumboElliott » Wed May 01, 2013 9:05 am

I've taken it upon myself to not believe injury news from athletes or to believe their assessments of their own performance.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby eldanielfire » Wed May 01, 2013 9:17 am

JumboElliott wrote:I've taken it upon myself to not believe injury news from athletes or to believe their assessments of their own performance.



I'm much the same, I'm British so if I took the self-assessment of "I did my best" of our middle distance runners at Championships as they finish way behind the leaders and nowhere close to their PBs I'd genuinely believe they were useless not persistent chokers.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Wed May 01, 2013 9:40 am

The Jamaica Invitational will be streamed live on the internet at www. televisionjamaica.com

Cost will be US$5.99 for the meet.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Wed May 01, 2013 3:45 pm

Meet website
http://www.jainvite.com/


Schedule of events
http://www.jainvite.com/wp-content/uplo ... Events.pdf


Meets begins at 5:40pm Jamaica time(6:40pm US EDT)
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Thu May 02, 2013 5:31 am

Errol Nolan was invited. However, he can't make it due to finishing up his semester in college.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Thu May 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Both Veronica and Allyson arrrived in Kingston this afternoon in preparation of their clash over 100m at the meet on Saturday.

This is the first time Felix is back in Jamaica running since she came fifth in the 200m at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston.

This will be Felix's individual race season opener for 2013.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamal00005 » Thu May 02, 2013 6:55 pm

jamboy wrote:Both Veronica and Allyson arrrived in Kingston this afternoon in preparation of their clash over 100m at the meet on Saturday.

This is the first time Felix is back in Jamaica running since she came fifth in the 200m at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston.

This will be Felix's individual race season opener for 2013.


Focus seems to be on these two but i expect a victory from ahoure unless Baptiste /VCB or next to her with 50 to go
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby t_monk » Thu May 02, 2013 7:31 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing the startlist itself for this race. want to know if Sherone is running in this race or the 200. I'm interested in seeing what shape she is in.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Thu May 02, 2013 7:44 pm

t_monk wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the startlist itself for this race. want to know if Sherone is running in this race or the 200. I'm interested in seeing what shape she is in.



Didnt' you see Sherone on the first leg of the 4 x 100m at Penn Relays? She looks to be great shape.(ala 2006). I expect fireworks from her come trials in June.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby 26mi235 » Thu May 02, 2013 8:38 pm

jamboy wrote:Both Veronica and Allyson arrived in Kingston this afternoon in preparation of their clash over 100m at the meet on Saturday.

This is the first time Felix is back in Jamaica running since she came fifth in the 200m at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston.

This will be Felix's individual race season opener for 2013.


Felix was 16 when she that race in 2002 (b Nov 18, 1985).
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby shivfan » Fri May 03, 2013 12:20 am

"Six athletes led by Jamaica's Commonwealth and Pan-American Games 100m champion Lerone Clarke and 2008 Olympic Games 100m silver medallist Richard Thompson have withdrawn from the Jamaica International Invitational set for tomorrow evening at the National Stadium. An e-mail from Athletes Liaison Donald Quarrie yesterday advised that six athletes, including Jamaican male sprinter hurdler Richard Philips, American shot putter Cory Martin, American female sprint hurdler Gennie Crawford and quarter-miler Shereefa Lloyd had all withdrawn from the meet for various reasons."


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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby ZELLGADISS » Fri May 03, 2013 3:29 am

Patton and Gay will be big duel.
Patton is in very great shape 9.75 +4.3 and 10.09 -2.0 means around 9.90 or little bit less with good legal wind.
Gay almost never run bad, so he will be very fast sure too.
And i must in Kemar for to be very near of them.

Ryan Bailey and Nesta Carter perhaps gets sub10.
It will be very good races if nobody more is out finally :lol:
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby t_monk » Fri May 03, 2013 4:06 am

jamboy wrote:
t_monk wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the startlist itself for this race. want to know if Sherone is running in this race or the 200. I'm interested in seeing what shape she is in.



Didnt' you see Sherone on the first leg of the 4 x 100m at Penn Relays? She looks to be great shape.(ala 2006). I expect fireworks from her come trials in June.


We didn't get an actual split for her run, she just looked great compared to everyone else but everyone else could be running 11.2/3. I am more concerned with the actual time she will run this meet and not per se if she wins.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 5:25 am

Final start lists will be published by this evening.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamal00005 » Fri May 03, 2013 5:57 am

t_monk wrote:
jamboy wrote:
t_monk wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the startlist itself for this race. want to know if Sherone is running in this race or the 200. I'm interested in seeing what shape she is in.



Didnt' you see Sherone on the first leg of the 4 x 100m at Penn Relays? She looks to be great shape.(ala 2006). I expect fireworks from her come trials in June.


We didn't get an actual split for her run, she just looked great compared to everyone else but everyone else could be running 11.2/3. I am more concerned with the actual time she will run this meet and not per se if she wins.


She looks great as does kerron who said she hasn't done any speed work yet .Kerron will be running the 100m at the Invitational
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 7:22 am

Mens 100m startlist

Jacques Harvey
Jason Young
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Tyson Gay
Nesta Carter
Darvis Patton
Daniel Bailey
Dexter Lee


I am predicting a 9.90 win for Tyson with Patton a close second and Kemar Bailey Cole third.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby ZELLGADISS » Fri May 03, 2013 8:13 am

jamboy my prediction was same that yours :wink:
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby chuku69 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:09 am

This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby aaronk » Fri May 03, 2013 9:28 am

Apparently Queen Harrison is replacing Ginnie Crawford, who dropped out of the meet (injury).
With her recent 12.71, a great choice!!
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:49 am

jamal00005 wrote:She looks great as does kerron who said she hasn't done any speed work yet .Kerron will be running the 100m at the Invitational


??? What does this mean. I know that when a 5000m runner has not been doing any speed work they have not been working on their finishing kick and probably have not been doing repeat fast 400s. But the 100 (or 100/200) runners are certainly not doing a lot of miles, everything they are doing is speed work aside from lifting. So, for months she has been swimming or what?
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby bignate88 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:56 am

chuku69 wrote:This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!

Interesting matchup for sure, but I think a Patton upset is more likely given Patton's current form, but we'll see. I'll put my money on TG.... We could see a crazy time this weekend!
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:01 am

I think expectations for Gay are a bit too high. I think he might normally be doing the 400 here but is a fill-in for Bolt in the 100 slot instead. Patton, on the other hand, has been racing a lot; this is at least his fourth major outing. [Kemar I have not been tracking but will have my radar slowly picking him up more and more.]
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby bignate88 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:12 am

26mi235 wrote:I think expectations for Gay are a bit too high. I think he might normally be doing the 400 here but is a fill-in for Bolt in the 100 slot instead. Patton, on the other hand, has been racing a lot; this is at least his fourth major outing. [Kemar I have not been tracking but will have my radar slowly picking him up more and more.]

Personally, Tyson Gay has often exceeded my expectations, so my money's on him. But I'm really excited to see what Patton at 35yrs of age can do with some solid competition in TG and Kemar.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 10:39 am

chuku69 wrote:This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!



Many track experts have often rubbished the idea of a “fast track” including Ato Boldon. Its fast people folks.

Jeter ran 10.81 last year at the meet. Bolt ran 9.82 last year as well. Blake ran 9.80 at the meet in 2011. All these are “fast” people.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby gh » Fri May 03, 2013 11:01 am

jamboy wrote:
chuku69 wrote:This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!



Many track experts have often rubbished the idea of a “fast track” including Ato Boldon. Its fast people folks.....


While it may not be the track proper, there's no end of empirical evidence that certain sites are faster than others in the 100. With high temperature/humidity usually being very good boosters.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby chuku69 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:33 am

Huh? Am i living on another planet because i remember clearly during a interview with Ato Boldon in Beijing (08 olympics) when he was on the track and said it was very very fast. He also said that about London (12 olympics)too, so Ato Boldon cannot be one of the experts you are talking about.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby JRM » Fri May 03, 2013 11:42 am

jamboy wrote:
chuku69 wrote:This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!



Many track experts have often rubbished the idea of a “fast track” including Ato Boldon. Its fast people folks.


Utter nonsense. The rigidity of the track surface makes it "fast" or "slow". The "fast" people don't run as fast on a slow track.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 11:57 am

JRM wrote:
jamboy wrote:
chuku69 wrote:This track is very fast. With the competition the winner will be in the 9.8's for sure. I hope Kemar Bailey upset Gay. This will be the talk of the meet. Lets Go!!!



Many track experts have often rubbished the idea of a “fast track” including Ato Boldon. Its fast people folks.


Utter nonsense. The rigidity of the track surface makes it "fast" or "slow". The "fast" people don't run as fast on a slow track.



Can you name a "slow" track?
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Most of the tracks that run just secondary races are 'slow' by comparison to the tracks like London, Atlanta, etc. This came up a bit a couple of years ago when Gatlin was just coming back and he had only 'ok' times on such tracks. When he got on the premier venues his times dropped another 0.10 or so.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby JumboElliott » Fri May 03, 2013 12:51 pm

Franklin Field and Occidental College are "slow" tracks for sprinters.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th

Postby Bolan » Fri May 03, 2013 2:46 pm

eldanielfire wrote:
jamboy wrote:
JumboElliott wrote:
aaronk wrote:This isn't about the Jamaica Invitational, but I'm curious.

What is the current status of Merlene Ottey in Jamaica....meaning her legacy, and how she is viewed by Jamaicans now?

Are there buildings, high schools (or tracks), or streets named after her?
Is she looked up to by women and girls in Jamaica the same way that Usain Bolt is??

Again, just curious,
Ottey is one of my all time favorite athletes.......and still competing at age 53!!
(Well, she'll BE 53 on May 10th!!)

I hope they regard her in the same way they regard all other drug cheats.


Don't get things twisted. Ottey was cleared.




She wasn't cleared, she got off on a technicality of procedure. It doesn't help a coach was busted last year with emails being sent to Ottey's coach on how to beat drug tests. She's Marion Jones like in always having something going on there.



I notice with a great deal of contempt and disgust the hypocrisy of GH the moderator. He is always quick to ban people or give a stern warning whenever remarks are made about questionable American athletes and drugs but I guess he has a double standard if its Jamaican athlete whose reputation and legacy is been attacked. SMH
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 3:35 pm

That poster certainly needs to be banned for talking that garbage on this forum.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 03, 2013 4:29 pm

Talking about the facts of a case are not so much grounds for being banned. Casting unverified suspicion is frowned on. Saying the someone did not get a ban because of a technicality is a matter involving a fact. Maybe the 'fact' is inaccurate (my vague recollection is that it is accurate, but I am not sure and I am not making a claim to it), which is a fact to be addressed (maybe the person that thinks that is not correct is wrong). gh's ire can be raised by a succession of idiocy etc., but I think that you will find him rather consistent in what is unacceptable. [I am having some difficulty in understanding exactly what the prior two posters think is the problem.]
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 4:36 pm

26mi235 wrote:Talking about the facts of a case are not so much grounds for being banned. Casting unverified suspicion is frowned on. Saying the someone did not get a ban because of a technicality is a matter involving a fact. Maybe the 'fact' is inaccurate (my vague recollection is that it is accurate, but I am not sure and I am not making a claim to it), which is a fact to be addressed (maybe the person that thinks that is not correct is wrong). gh's ire can be raised by a succession of idiocy etc., but I think that you will find him rather consistent in what is unacceptable. [I am having some difficulty in understanding exactly what the prior two posters think is the problem.]


His quote below is the part that is troubling and it has no place on this message board since it is false and slanderous.


It doesn't help a coach was busted last year with emails being sent to Ottey's coach on how to beat drug tests.
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Re: Jamaica Invitational , May 4th [Bolt out]

Postby jamboy » Fri May 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Wallace Spearmon in an interview at the Penn Relays with Television Jamaica said that Jamaica is his second home and he loves competing there. He gets lots of love from his Jamaican fans.

He said he is looking forward to a good race.

Dawn Harper, Debbie Ferguson and Solonda Solomon, arrived in Kingston today.
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