Marlow wrote:gh wrote:i have a vague recollection of somebody subsequently matching Grant's Tokyo opening (and being successful), but it's escaping me at the moment if it's true.
Then there's Thranhardt and Sjoberg starting at 2.32 in an indoor meet (and both failing!)
Yeah, it was the 87' world indoors at Indianapolis, nonetheless. Bone-head moves for sure. Thranhardt and Sjoberg were definitely known for their antics during and after competitions. They were both riding high from their 2.40m (Thranhardt) and 2.41m (Sjoberg) world indoor records earlier that season and thought they could start high. Didn't quite pan out. Paklin and Avdeyenko stole the show.
At the 87' outdoors champs in Rome, Thranhardt and Sjoberg talked everyone into going under the bar in the first round which ended up in all 16 or 17 (can't remember how many) making the final.
Always loved the personality they brought to the event.