Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris


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Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:26 am

I believe Australian Patrick Johnson will be out of the madal spot in paris
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:55 am

Who put him there to begin with?
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:21 am

he his the fastest man in the world right now and you got to respect that
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:05 pm

It's hard to get excited about a guy who has done little since May and has had little success at the highest level. He COULD be another Peter Norman type, but right now I doubt it.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 02, 2003 12:58 pm

last time i checked Norman had an Olympic silver. Johnson is no Norman, at least not yet and not this year
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:37 am

Karelia Games
8-3-03 Lappeenranta

M 100 m
1. Patrick Johnson AUS 10,34

See what I mean?
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Orange » Sun Aug 03, 2003 9:12 am

He won't medal but I do see him making the finals.
Despite running 9.93 with the aid of a following wind of 1.8 m/s, he hasn't shown me that he's consistent enough to medal. Before this year Patrick was only a decent sprinter & didn't medal in any significant meets. However, his 9.93 was noteworthy. Only 38 other men in history can claim sub 10.00 in the 100 meters.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:08 am

let see how he performs in his next meet he said he just came off some heavy lifting which is a big factor
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby gh » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:59 am

>he his the fastest man in the world right now and
>you got to respect that>>

No, actually you don't got to. It's a one-off performance against nobody. And the fact that Suetsugu has an anomalous 10.03 behind him in that race makes me view the whole thing w/ a bit of a jaundiced eye at this point.

I think the real measure of Johnson's talent is found in his two performances in Golden League meets in July: 10.23 for 5th in Paris, 10.16 for 7th in Rome.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Brazilian Track fan » Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:02 pm

I really do not think that Johnson would make the finals. Ok, he has the fastest time of the year but his latest races are very far of the 9.93 that he ran.
If he get to the finals would be fifht or worst.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:09 pm

Johnson is a straight 10.30 man and it done right deh suh
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:33 pm

Johnson needs to come good again
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 7:48 pm

I am not sure how many people are aware of this but, in the southern hemisphere our summer runs december through march.
Thus the major athletics champs for southern hemisphere athletes ie patrick johnson, are in March.
The problem this presents is running qualifying standards an awkward time away from champs. Patrick will have had go away after his good summer and do another build up for Paris, that is why he has not been racing as much.
Also he has a 9.8? something running with a 4ish tail.
I don't think he will medal in Paris either, but for the reasons mentioned unless SH athletes for go their domestic season they never run very flash during the NH season.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Anne Animus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:09 am

>I am not sure how many people are aware of this
>but, in the southern hemisphere our summer runs
>december through march.
Thus the major athletics
>champs for southern hemisphere athletes ie
>patrick johnson, are in March.
The problem this
>presents is running qualifying standards an
>awkward time away from champs. Patrick will have
>had go away after his good summer and do another
>build up for Paris, that is why he has not been
>racing as much.
Also he has a 9.8? something
>running with a 4ish tail.
I don't think he will
>medal in Paris either, but for the reasons
>mentioned unless SH athletes for go their
>domestic season they never run very flash during
>the NH season.

It can be a problem, but then again it's not totally different from northern hemisphere athletes peaking for both indoor and outdoor seasons. The majority of world-class Australian athletes do manage it, so it's not that good an excuse... And, if the domestic season ends in March, he shouldn't have been running that fast in May - if he was in great shape back then, but isn't now, he must have got it wrong. Maybe he is going to peak in Paris, but somehow I strongly doubt he will get close to 9.93.
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Re: Johnson out of the gold medal spot in Paris

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:27 am

stop wasting time talking bout johnson because he his not going to win he'll be lucky to make the finals
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