Which athlete do you think has the best chance of winning a gold medal in the WC in Paris next month? You may select only one athlete. Please do not list more than one athlete. Be sure to include the event with the athlete's name. I will not name anyone here because I don't think anyone has a lock on a gold medal in Paris. Remember, you pick the person you think has the best chance of winning in Paris. In about a month we'll see who got the most votes.
actually there are two people that are just untouchable in their events, Felix Sanchez and Anna Guervera, so they are most likely gonna win. I heard she is gonna move up to the 800 and challenge the WR. I forget where i heard that.
We have some great names so far. Remember, you can only select one athlete. Hockeyplayer did not select one athlete, so we aren't counting his selections. If he wants to select one, he may. Right now the leader is Felix Sanchez with five votes over Ana Guevara with four votes. Voting will end in August one week before the competition begins in Paris.
Sanchez isn't a lock for one simple reason: like Alan Johnson he's in an event fraught with danger, where the slightest miscalculation can turn into disaster. You can overcome mistakes in other running events, but not ones where hurdles are in the way.
I'm kinda amazed that people would pick Lars Riedel or Carolina Kluft as their lock (especially Riedel against Fazekas-Alekna).
I actually think Sanchez-Guevara are biggest locks (would go with Guevara because of the potential hurdle problem facing Sanchez). But, because he has no votes so far, because he's a 3-time champ, and because it ain't the Olympics, my vote goes to Hicham El Guerrouj in the 1500, just to put him in the picture. He belongs.
Also like Hersh's Murofushi pick.