Baby O: Be Afraid


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Re: Baby O: Be Afraid

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 10, 2013 12:48 pm

Well, we get some test of hypotheses this year, since the WCs are 'at home', is it the 'away from home' or the 'championship' element that is a problem.
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Re: Baby O: Be Afraid

Postby eldanielfire » Fri May 10, 2013 1:46 pm

26mi235 wrote:Well, we get some test of hypotheses this year, since the WCs are 'at home', is it the 'away from home' or the 'championship' element that is a problem.



The thing is, there were Russian multiple "sub-50 sec" performances on their way to whitewashing the 400m at the European championships, though Krivoshapka blew-up in that race as well. The weird thing is their successes at long distances in the likes of Yuliya Zaripova or Marina Savinova and examples of two Russian athletes who absolutely get it right in championships everytime.
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Re: Baby O: Be Afraid

Postby Deerfoot » Fri May 10, 2013 2:42 pm

Sadly I think some people do underrate TBO because she seldom runs fast outside championships. Granted, you can't place her among the absolute greats of the event like Perec, Freeman and Richards-Ross. But she's in the next rank and the point is she delivers when it matters. Like Kim Collins and Darren Campbell(and others) I respect her championship prowess while acknowledging she doesn't have the raw ability of the very best. In a way this makes her record all the more remarkable. She is a genius at peaking.
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