World Championships in Paris


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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:27 pm

Hicham El G in the 1500
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Money In The Bank » Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:47 pm

Two words: El G. Dude will be blowin' kisses down the homestretch en route to another sub-3:30. The 5K is another matter, tho...
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:10 pm

There are 4-5 tough choices...I'll take Guevara, also
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Jon » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:57 pm

I would have said Manuela Montebrun is a lock for the women's hammer title, but she recently picked up a minor injury. Until we know how serious that injury is, then I won't put her name down as my vote.

Also, if it weren't for the nationality issue, Yamile Aldama would be up there too, but looks like she won't be going to Paris.

I would pick Sanchez, but his is a hurdles event, so you can never be too sure of getting through the whole race without falling.

Guevara is up there too, but her last two races (in particularly her last one - 50.98) have failed to impress. However, Lorraine Fenton's 49.71 run in terrible conditions really did impress me - surely she can challenge Guevara to the extent of taking away the "lock" factor...?

It's a tough call between Murofushi and Korzeniowski. Korzeniowski is a big-time performer, yet can't match Murofushi's 2003 unbeaten record. Korzeniowski has been beaten 3 times already this year, out of his 7 outdoor races. So I'm afraid Korzeniowski can't be counted as a lock (especially with the walks lifting rule - can never guarantee getting through the whole race without being DQ'ed).

Therefore, my vote would go to Koji Murofushi - he has an unbeaten record this year, and his shortest throw of the season (82.36m) has only been bettered by two other athletes this season. As it is, he holds 6 of the 8 best throws this season, and is a clear meter ahead of his nearest rival (a fairly inconsistent Ivan Tikhon).

To clarify, my vote is for Koji Murofushi
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:20 am

CHANDRA STURRUP
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:18 pm

>what you don't think her seasonal best of 51.66
>is going to get Freeman a gold? I think she's
>sandbagging, ready to bust out a 48high.

I think she has announced that she is retiring.
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!

Cheers,
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:11 am

With one week to go from tomorrow, here are the numbers:

"Who do you think has the best chance of winning a gold medal in Paris at the WC?"

Ana Guevara 10
Felix Sanchez 7
Maria Mutola 6
Hicham El Guerrouj 3
Koji Murofushi 3
Tyree Washington 2
Gail Devers 2
Robert Fazekas 2
Allen Johnson 2
Carolina Kluff 1
Lars Riedel 1
Roman Sebrle 1
Christian Olsson 1
Robert Korzeniowski 1
Jeff Hartwig 1
Tatyana Lebedeval 1
Dwight Phillips 1


Have you cast your vote yet?
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:32 am

>With one week to go from tomorrow, here are the
>numbers:

"Who do you think has the best
>chance of winning a gold medal in Paris at the
>WC?"

Try 2 weeks.
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 2:32 pm

Lorraine Fenton
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:33 pm

Fenton looked awesome today. That's my choice.
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:17 am

Looks as if my choice goes to Yulia Pechonkina.
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Re: World Championships in Paris

Postby Anne Animus » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:51 am

Pechonkina
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