The lonely women's high jump. Nobody seems to care. COME ON you Amy Acuff calendar fans, get this topic cranked up! (well, keep it on topic of course.)
Will the women's high jumpers have as much trouble with the wind as the pole vaulters? Or is it just that pole vaulters are brainwashed into thinking they have to wait for the wind to be just perfect?
And what about the London rain? Will we see any Dwight Stones-style squeegeeing to get the apron dry?
Is the Olympic record (2.06m) in any jeopardy here? That's about 6' 9" for those of us who still use the measuring tape that the good Lord intended. LOL - just kidding. JUST KIDDING! NO, no!- not the hot poker up the nostrils! I already gave at the office!
And the big question we all want to know, for the office pool. Which high jumper is going to pass to the highest height before entering the competition in the Final? And what height will that be?
Okay, maybe that's enough stimulus material for even you diehard fence straddlers.
T&FN's top 6 seems reasonable. After that, it's dicey. Angelsen is very promising but quite inexperienced. Tregaro-Green tends to pick it up late in the season but she's been pretty lame so far. Don't expect much from Gordeyeva. She used to be almost interchangeable with Shkolina but Skholina has developed into a contender this year. I'll go with Chicherova over Lowe. I have a feeling Barrettt might end up higher than sixth.
The weather gets warm today, so it should be good for high jumping....
I went to both days of the Crystal Palace Diamond League, and my highlight was the women's high jump. It was right at my side of the stadium, and Lowe was a great entertainer, as always, beating Chicherova on the day. I'm rooting for her to get gold, and for St Lucia's Lavern Spencer to do a PB.
Yes, amusing but then, ridiculous. The judges should step in and just annouce 14 through. However....some of these women are indecisive. I understand they dont want to miss out, but some are like "oo I dont want to be the first"
It sounds like 2 have elected to jump though?
It's hard to follow but they would be silly continuing.
It SEEMS to be as follows: There's a tie for 13th place; so if everyone were to pass, those two would be out. So those two have to keep jumping. And in case they make it, those just ahead of them need to keep jumping as well.
I couldnt work out whether some wanted to carry on or whether I heard an official say "it must be 12"
It looked at one point like Steryiou wanted to carry on but she didnt understand, and Radzivil, and Ahyan's coach was instructing her something. Radzivil has cleared 1.96 now, so Friedrich will be out unless she clears 1.96 which is doubtful.
Gabriella wrote:It's hard to follow but they would be silly continuing.
Had the lowest tie been for 12th or better, then everyone could've passed, and everyone would be in; so I guess they thought that would've been the situation. But instead it SEEMS there was a tie for 13th, making it necessary they continue.
iaaf results page confirms it: 12 jumpers had cleared 1.93 in either first or second attempt, and two had cleared it in the third attempt. So those two were out of the top 12, and had to continue to have a chance to qualify.
Yeah, that was funny to watch.....and listen to....especially with some of the girls apparently having language problems!! They should have officials who can speak a dozen languages!!! In the end, I blame the officials for the mix-up!! The girls are there to compete.....not to worry about rules and regs!!!!
Next time........do it the USATF way.......flip a coin!!!
Yeah, it's not 100% clear to me that the officials ever "offered" to let 14 through to the final. The tie at 13th was between Friedrich and Radzivil, so unless letting 14 through was on offer, Radzivil had to go again. Steryiou was ahead of them in 12th, but was "on the bubble" as the xo at 1.93 with the most prior misses, so if she'd passed, she would've needed whatever came after 1.96 to make it in.
Edit: I don't know what the rules actually state, but if they allow more than 12 into the final only when there's a tie for the 12th spot, then Steryiou got hosed by clearing 1.93 on her second attempt. If she'd instead cleared on her third attempt, then she would've been in a 3-way tie for 12th with Friedrich and Radizvil and all would've gone through.
BruceFlorman wrote:Edit: I don't know what the rules actually state, but if they allow more than 12 into the final only when there's a tie for the 12th spot, then Steryiou got hosed by clearing 1.93 on her second attempt. If she'd instead cleared on her third attempt, then she would've been in a 3-way tie for 12th with Friedrich and Radizvil and all would've gone through.
Don't think so because she had more previous misses, which probably would've put her in 14th at that time; interesting thought nonetheless.