Decathlon Day 2


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Decathlon Day 2

Postby tafnut » Sun Jun 22, 2003 5:53 pm

Major props to Pappas for the big PR - 8784. Puts him in the medal hunt for sure. Clay's 8482 in second is an excellent result also. Although the depth dropped off rapidly in the field, the Paris team is sound. Go USA Decathlon!
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby abinferno » Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:08 pm

I knew Pappas was capable of giving Sebrle a run for the gold. He's still capable of adding another 100 or so on top of that. Clay's meet was great too, that's got to be a significant pr for him.
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:00 pm

i think those guys have always been great, giving their heart out in the most complicated event in the sport, they truly deserve to be called the world's greatest athlete. i dont think you have to be a decathlete to appreciate those guys, they have to train for 10 events that are really so different from each other.
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:02 pm

sebrle will still be the favorite, but pappas overwhelmed everybody in the indoor meet he could do it here again. he even went over 60 m in the javelin and drop to 4.48 in the 1500. i think he can do a little better in the hurdles (13.8) and the disc (48 m), then he definetely has a chance.
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:19 pm

like my reply to 'Javelin' topic, I think Decathlon needs a billionaire benefactor - a Bill Gates-type track fan who'll put up lotsa $$$$ for any 8500+ decathletes. Olympic champs are set for life, but what about the 4th-placers?
Hope Paris Decathlon comes down to the 1500m - and commentator informs us of how many seconds must separate the gold & silver medalists.(when was last time that happened? Rome 1960? Tokyo '64?)
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:23 pm

p.s. props to Janvrin. 7918 not shabby for age 37. Especially that 4:12
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Russ7291 » Mon Jun 23, 2003 6:35 am

Pappas' hurdles in the World Indoors was worth 1033 points. The mark for those points outdoors is 13.55. I wouldn't necessarily look for 13.55 from him, but 13.75-13.80 seems possible. It looks like more points are also available to him in the DT and JT. He may have been conservative in the JT because of his former shoulder injury--and I don't blame him (that may affect the DT also). But a couple of years ago he was looking like he would be a 220+ javelin thrower and maybe he will be. I doubt if he's stopped improving! That was a great first day at Nationals and a great PV.
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Re: Decathlon Day 2

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:00 am

I second the kudos to Janvrin. Again, to finish in 4:12 when you know you are not in the top 3 - awesome!
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