Johnson-Thompson's having a super heptathlon. She's been injured for most of the year and she wasn't sure what sort of shape she was in but she's currently 21-points ahead of PB schedule (4698 to 4677) which she set in the Olympics last year. She's still got one jump left in the LJ but her best mark so far is 6.28m despite stuttering badly on the run-up.
So far, she's done a 13.48 100mH, 1.89m HJ, 11.32m SP, 23.73 200m
I have no idea who her coaches are and if they have connections to the recent Turkish busts, but if she can keep up her good performance level in Moscow too and not fade away, then maybe (just maybe) she's just a talented youngster breaking through at an unfortunate time.
"Rule 163.3 (a) In all races run in lanes, each athlete shall keep within his allocated lane from start to finish. This shall also apply to any portion of a race run in lanes. (b) In all races (or any part of races) not run in lanes, an athlete running on a bend, on the outer half of the track as per Rule 162.10, or on the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump, shall not step or run on or inside the kerb or line marking the applicable border (the inside of the track, the outer half of the track, or the diversion from the track for the steeplechase water jump). Except as stated in Rule 163.4, if the Referee is satisfied, on the report of a Judge or Umpire or otherwise, that an athlete has violated this Rule, he shall be disqualified."
Bulgarian Federation says it's the rule 163.3 (b) . I'm not sure if it was shown on EAA live stream.
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I thought the M400H winning performance was a pleasant surprise. The guy takes quite a few strides to get rolling but once he is in top gear not too shabby... kind of like watching a discus thrower run the hurdles:
1 BEKRIC, Emir SRB 0.218 48.76 NR 2 RODGER, Sebastian GBR 0.168 49.19 PB 3 MÄGI, Rasmus EST 0.146 49.19 NR 4 FLANNERY, Niall GBR 0.175 49.76 5 BROZ, Michal CZE 0.167 49.78 PB 6 KÖNIGSMARK, Varg GER 49.90 SB
user4 wrote:I thought the M400H winning performance was a pleasant surprise. The guy takes quite a few strides to get rolling but once he is in top gear not too shabby... kind of like watching a discus thrower run the hurdles
Seems to me that he's improving from race to race, totally confirmed Euro silver from last year. I won't be surprised if he goes sub 48.50 in Moscow. Looking big over the hurdles. He'll compete in Stara Zagora(BUL) before WCh.