U.S.A. Discus throwing


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U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby bushop » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:58 am

With Carl brown throwing 210' in Europe yesterday what do you think of the U.S.A.'s chances at the I.A.A.F. Champs?

A medal ... in the finals ... will we have 3 throwers in the meet?

How about the men and the women?
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Re: U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:05 pm

doubt it. tony washington's gold in 99 was an aberation. unfortunately most us disc throwers leave their best form in the spring and early summer (ucsd, salinas, modesto, mt sac, usatf) and are our of shape in august. too bad.
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Re: U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby dj » Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:35 am

Don't think they're out of shape as much as they're throwing in enclosed stadiums, not in wind tunnels like most of the places you mentioned: ucsd, salinas, modesto, mt sac.
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Re: U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:24 am

If they are wind tunnels and Alekna threw 67.73 under no pressure in a very strong tailwind in the Europa cup..... Doesn't look very optomistic.
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70.78 Róbert Fazekas HUN 18 08 1975 1 Budapest 10 05 2003
70.00 Róbert Fazekas 1 Réthymno 06 07 2003
69.62 Róbert Fazekas 1 Sevilla 07 06 2003
69.50 Lars Riedel GER 28 06 1967 1c2 Halle 24 05 2003
69.39 Róbert Fazekas 1c1 Salon-de-Provence 29 05 2003
68.86 Virgilijus Alekna LTU 13 02 1972 1 Vilnius 26 04 2003
68.72 Virgilijus Alekna 1 Tartu 17 06 2003
68.31 Virgilijus Alekna 1 Tallinn 30 07 2003
67.86 Carl Brown USA 11 02 1970 1c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
67.73 Virgilijus Alekna 1 Århus 22 06 2003
67.56 Lars Riedel 1c1 Wiesbaden 17 05 2003
67.48 Virgilijus Alekna 2c1 Salon-de-Provence 29 05 2003
67.42 Michael Möllenbeck GER 12 12 1969 1 Dortmund 15 06 2003
67.37 Lars Riedel 1 Cuxhaven 19 07 2003
67.20 Michael Möllenbeck 2 Cuxhaven 19 07 2003
67.07 Róbert Fazekas 1 Madrid 19 07 2003
66.99 Gábor Máté HUN 09 02 1979 2c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
66.81 Michael Möllenbeck 2c1 Wiesbaden 17 05 2003
66.70 Frantz Kruger RSA 22 05 1975 1 Port Elizabeth 26 04 2003
66.66 Carl Brown 1c2 Palo Alto, CA 19 06 2003
66.60 Lars Riedel 1 Ulm 28 06 2003
66.55 Jason Tunks CAN 07 05 1975 3c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
66.52 Róbert Fazekas 1 Turnov 18 05 2003
66.50 Lars Riedel 1 Alger 17 07 2003
66.38 John Godina USA 31 05 1972 4c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
66.35 Chima Ugwu NGR 19 07 1973 5c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
66.35 Nick Petrucci USA 10 11 1975 1 Walnut, CA 13 07 2003
66.33 Lars Riedel 2 Dortmund 15 06 2003
66.21 Virgilijus Alekna 2 Sevilla 07 06 2003
66.21 Frantz Kruger 3 Sevilla 07 06 2003
66.20 Virgilijus Alekna 2 Madrid 19 07 2003
65.84 Virgilijus Alekna 1 Durban 11 04 2003
65.84 Jason Tunks 1 Huntington Beach 22 04 2003
65.68 Nick Petrucci 6c1 La Jolla, CA 26 04 2003
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Re: U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby gh » Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:24 am

Why was Washington's gold an "aberration"? In preceding years he had world ranked No. 2, No. 3 and twice No. 4. He was clearly among the world's elite.

silver/bronze medalists Schult and Riedel threw over 68m, something that had happend only three times previously in meet history (twice by Riedel, once by Schult), so it wasn't as if Washington beat a sub-par field. Give the guy some credit.
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Re: U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby Half Miler » Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:30 am

Thanos' point wasn't that Washington's performace was an abberation, but rather Americans medaling in World or Oly championships.

Indeed, other than Anthony's gold, the last medalist of any kind was John Powell's silver back in '87.

I'd call one out of eleven an abberation.
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U.S.A. Discus throwing

Postby bushop » Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:06 pm

How about the U.S.A. women?

Could any of these women finich in the top 3 ... 5 ... 10 ... 12?
Aretha Hill
Suzy Powell
Seilala Sua or Kris Kuehl
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