Svetlana Feofanova


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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 10, 2013 3:40 pm

I generally do not think that Isi has great charm and charisma and that she may have lost some over time. Maybe hiding under a blanket during competitions etc. is not the most charismatic behavior. Conversely, Feofanova seems to have blossomed some.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 3:51 pm

Whatever their "attractiveness" or their "crowd appeal", it's a FACT that Ms Feofanova was, and will forever remain, the FIRST woman to reach the 16 foot barrier!
Isi can claim to be the first to reach the 5.00 METER mark, but Feofanova has her own claim to fame.
The only thing about her BODY that matters is....whether she gets it over the bar without knocking the bar off!!

BTW, another "pioneer" who is rarely spoken of, or remembered (except by we T&F aficionados) is Australia's Emma George, who was the first woman to reach 15 feet back in 1999.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby Pego » Fri May 10, 2013 4:07 pm

26mi235 wrote:I generally do not think that Isi has great charm and charisma


That's right. Flirting affectations are neither charming, nor charismatic. I admire Isi's athletic achievements, her demeanor a lot less so.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby eldanielfire » Sat May 11, 2013 3:36 am

Pego wrote:
26mi235 wrote:I generally do not think that Isi has great charm and charisma


That's right. Flirting affectations are neither charming, nor charismatic. I admire Isi's athletic achievements, her demeanor a lot less so.


You are in a minority, in Beijing she absolutely held the stadium in the palm of her hand with that WR and celebration afterwards. Enough for her to millions in being sponsored by Chinese companies.

I would say Isi came out of Beijing the 2nd most popular athlete after Bolt on a global scale in T&F. That shows she has charisma well above many other successful athletes.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby Pego » Sat May 11, 2013 3:50 am

eldanielfire wrote:You are in a minority


It wouldn't be the first time :wink: .
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby eldanielfire » Sat May 11, 2013 5:09 am

Pego wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:You are in a minority


It wouldn't be the first time :wink: .


I suppose some people hate Usain Bolt's antics. Some people just have to be different :lol:
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby Pego » Sat May 11, 2013 6:01 am

eldanielfire wrote:
Pego wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:You are in a minority


It wouldn't be the first time :wink: .


I suppose some people hate Usain Bolt's antics. Some people just have to be different :lol:


Mrs. Pego cannot stand him. When I remind her he is The GOAT, she just makes a face. I think, we should quit this one-on-one exchange, if no one else peeps in, so we are not kicked in the ass :D .
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby aaronk » Sat May 11, 2013 10:35 am

Feofanova will compete in the Shanghai DL!!
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby gh » Sat May 11, 2013 2:14 pm

norunner wrote:......So what do they do in the US at big international meetings, for example the DL in New York? Announce and show results both in feet and meters?


Having announced at both NYC and Eugene I can tell you that when the DL crranked up 3 years ago, the Swiss Timing people were in meters-only mode, so the on-field indicators were metric-only. That went over like a lead balloon (and wrought havoc in the booth).

The last two editions, the indicators show both metric and English.

And if I'm on the mike, meters get mentioned only when it's good filler to stretch out the drama on the measure of an obviously long jump/throw.

It's called understanding your audience and enhancing their understanding/enjoyment of the proceedings.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby eldanielfire » Wed May 15, 2013 1:14 pm

gh wrote:
That wasn't remotely snide. It was a flat-out warning to cease and desist. Thanks.


It comes across as snide and afterwards slightly threating, you can't be serious about threatening somebody for criticising the resistance to the metric system?

aaronk wrote:Feofanova will compete in the Shanghai DL!!


Didn't Feofanova have a major falling out with Isinbayeva? I've heard references to how they don't like each other or are enemies. Does anybody know how this happened or what the supposed rumours were about it?
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby gh » Wed May 15, 2013 1:43 pm

eldanielfire wrote:
gh wrote:
That wasn't remotely snide. It was a flat-out warning to cease and desist. Thanks.


It comes across as snide and afterwards slightly threating, you can't be serious about threatening somebody for criticising the resistance to the metric system?
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there is no resistance. There's a flat-out rejection, and reducing criticism to attacks on a nation's beliefs won't be tolerated.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby iain » Wed May 15, 2013 3:43 pm

gh wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
gh wrote:
That wasn't remotely snide. It was a flat-out warning to cease and desist. Thanks.


It comes across as snide and afterwards slightly threating, you can't be serious about threatening somebody for criticising the resistance to the metric system?
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there is no resistance. There's a flat-out rejection, and reducing criticism to attacks on a nation's beliefs won't be tolerated.


I don't want to get into an argument again but that is untrue.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby polevaultpower » Wed May 15, 2013 6:07 pm

eldanielfire wrote:
Didn't Feofanova have a major falling out with Isinbayeva? I've heard references to how they don't like each other or are enemies. Does anybody know how this happened or what the supposed rumours were about it?


I don't know of any elite female vaulters who like Isinbayeva. She's not a very nice person when she is competing and as far as I know makes no effort to be pleasant toward other vaulters outside the arena either. Most vaulters are pretty chummy.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby eldanielfire » Wed May 15, 2013 10:15 pm

polevaultpower wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Didn't Feofanova have a major falling out with Isinbayeva? I've heard references to how they don't like each other or are enemies. Does anybody know how this happened or what the supposed rumours were about it?


I don't know of any elite female vaulters who like Isinbayeva. She's not a very nice person when she is competing and as far as I know makes no effort to be pleasant toward other vaulters outside the arena either. Most vaulters are pretty chummy.


I always took that as her needing to be focused in competition, the blanket etc. Some athletes are like that. Outside pole vaulting she seems such a family oriented person, helping out with her sisters child, close to her parents etc. Though loving the high life as well.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby Ref » Thu May 16, 2013 2:41 am

iain wrote:
gh wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
gh wrote:
That wasn't remotely snide. It was a flat-out warning to cease and desist. Thanks.


It comes across as snide and afterwards slightly threating, you can't be serious about threatening somebody for criticising the resistance to the metric system?
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there is no resistance. There's a flat-out rejection, and reducing criticism to attacks on a nation's beliefs won't be tolerated.


I don't want to get into an argument again but that is untrue.

Completely concur. There is no hint whatsoever of the purported attacks. From a neutral's perspective (a non-American) that reaction appears completely disproportionate and unfounded.

There is always the "might is right" fallback of an administrator; but really, this is neither a civil not wholly rational way to debate, and is certainly reading-in things that are simply not there.

The out-of-line poster is clearly the one wielding the ban-hammer; on this thread's evidence, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it swung.
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Re: Svetlana Feofanova

Postby lonewolf » Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 am

I will not participate in a pissing match about the right/wrong of this bone of contention but, IMO, gh is much more lenient as an administrator than I would be..
But then, some would say Genghis Khan would be more lenient than I. :)
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