Thanou's comeback


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Thanou's comeback

Postby Jon » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:23 am

Ekaterini Thanou will compete over 60m in Athens on February 3, where she hopes to achieve the qualifying standard for the Euro Indoors.
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Re: Thanou to compete on February 3

Postby Mennisco » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:12 am

Jon wrote:Ekaterini Thanou will compete over 60m in Athens on February 3, where she hopes to achieve the qualifying standard for the Euro Indoors.


Oh, you must mean the TIME qualifying standard! :wink:
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Postby peach » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:47 am

Oh GREAT
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Postby Jaack » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:01 am

Anyone else want to go, purely to boo?
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Postby Mennisco » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:05 am

Jaack wrote:Anyone else want to go, purely to boo?


Boo-boo Thanou
What's a little ban
Or two?
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Postby Jon » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:11 pm

Thanou opened her season last weekend with 11.41 at the Greek Military Champs.
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Postby peach » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:40 pm

Jon wrote:Thanou opened her season last weekend with 11.41 at the Greek Military Champs.


Do you know, I was just wondering this the other day- if she would open her season at all this year

And she HAS to compete to get a qualifying time rather than her old trick of just turning up "after injury" in sub 11 second form...
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Postby Pierre-Jean » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:38 am

I guess she can do that standard becayse the Military Champs are done on slow track, so maybe next monday in thessaloniki?
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Postby eldrick » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:55 am

kk ?
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Postby Jon » Thu May 15, 2008 12:59 am

Thanou opened her season last weekend with a 11.99 (-2.7m/s) and Fani Halkia opened with 59.24. Don't know if it was lack of competition or lack of form that led to the poor marks.

At the same come, Louis Tsatoumas jumped 8.05m and Hrysopiyi Devetzi jumped 6.55/14.70w.
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Postby EPelle » Thu May 15, 2008 2:22 am

Jon wrote:Thanou opened her season last weekend with a 11.99 (-2.7m/s) and Fani Halkia opened with 59.24. Don't know if it was lack of competition or lack of form that led to the poor marks.


Perhaps both.

100m (-2.7m/s) 1 Ekaterini Thanou 11.99, 2 Maria Karastamati 12.34

400mh 1 Fani Chalkia 59.24, 2 Ekaterini Karataraki 64.49
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Postby Jaack » Thu May 15, 2008 2:38 am

EPelle wrote:
Jon wrote:Thanou opened her season last weekend with a 11.99 (-2.7m/s) and Fani Halkia opened with 59.24. Don't know if it was lack of competition or lack of form that led to the poor marks.


Perhaps both.

100m (-2.7m/s) 1 Ekaterini Thanou 11.99, 2 Maria Karastamati 12.34

400mh 1 Fani Chalkia 59.24, 2 Ekaterini Karataraki 64.49


Good Lord!

Karastamati ran 11.01 a few years back and now she's running the kind of times a highschooler who doesn't train very much would run!

As for 60 seconds over 4h for Halkia- That about highlights the limit of her natural talents!
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Postby Matt » Thu May 15, 2008 3:23 am

I really wish a journo would sit down with these two and ask why, having been 10.8 and 52.8 athletes (respectively), they are now struggling to break 12 seconds and 60 seconds. Its completely and utterly absurd, not to mention a mockery.
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Postby Stephen » Thu May 15, 2008 4:48 am

Maybe it was raining? Not sure whether I mean that seriously myself or not
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Postby peach » Thu May 15, 2008 5:01 am

Well a -2.7 wind suggests it was rather dreadful conditions...

But still, I'm MORE than happy if those times are considered to be true indications of form
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Postby kamikaze7 » Thu May 15, 2008 7:47 am

100m (-2.7m/s) 1 Ekaterini Thanou 11.99, 2 Maria Karastamati 12.34

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400mh 1 Fani Chalkia 59.24, 2 Ekaterini Karataraki 64.49


I wonder what times Kenteris minus the artificial help is running in the 200m maybe 21.2 :D
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Postby Flumpy » Thu May 15, 2008 9:19 am

How dare you sully the names of our great greek heroes!!! etc :D
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Postby 26mi235 » Thu May 15, 2008 9:56 am

peach wrote:Well a -2.7 wind suggests it was rather dreadful conditions...

But still, I'm MORE than happy if those times are considered to be true indications of form


11.99/-2.7 is 11.86 basic (and maybe slightly better than that, but the ballpark is not only not major league, but may not even be Triple-A -- hope the jargon does not lose the non-Americans). :lol:
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Postby peach » Thu May 15, 2008 11:13 am

Yes but a - 2.7 wind suggests general bad weather conditions- it may have also been cold/raining etc etc

Good GOD, am I defending her ?

Just don't TURN YOUR BACKS, people. I remember her entering a WCh with an 11.7 season's best and we all know just how she used to "peak" back then... :roll:
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Postby jumplove » Thu May 15, 2008 11:16 am

Still the documentations suggests American athletes are doing the juice thing more than the Greeks. Dare to say the same thing about the `merican "heros" on this forum:)
How fast would Mo Greene be without his artificial help? 10.60?maybe?
Cheers. :roll:
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Postby peach » Thu May 15, 2008 11:23 am

I think you'll find I couldn't care less whether you're Greek, American or Zimbabwean...

Indeed, I think our dear old Greek duo might have been pushed down to second place by sweet innocent Chryste in my Ultimate Ten Drug Cheats To Despise...

Sorry, Michelle. Another podium you can't quite reach... :(
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Postby 26mi235 » Thu May 15, 2008 2:15 pm

jumplove wrote:Still the documentations suggests American athletes are doing the juice thing more than the Greeks. Dare to say the same thing about the `merican "heros" on this forum:)
How fast would Mo Greene be without his artificial help? 10.60?maybe?
Cheers. :roll:


So far Mo's connections (those reveled) do not date from his hey day, and seem to indicate that he was not in the process of switching from one effective supplier to another, although that might well have been the case. I know some are for ex post 'tar and feathering' but not I.
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Postby Flumpy » Thu May 15, 2008 3:25 pm

peach wrote:I think you'll find I couldn't care less whether you're Greek, American or Zimbabwean...

Indeed, I think our dear old Greek duo might have been pushed down to second place by sweet innocent Chryste in my Ultimate Ten Drug Cheats To Despise...

Sorry, Michelle. Another podium you can't quite reach... :(



Surely Michelle gets at least a bronze behing Regina's inevitable Gold?
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Postby Jaack » Thu May 15, 2008 3:39 pm

Flumpy wrote:
peach wrote:I think you'll find I couldn't care less whether you're Greek, American or Zimbabwean...

Indeed, I think our dear old Greek duo might have been pushed down to second place by sweet innocent Chryste in my Ultimate Ten Drug Cheats To Despise...

Sorry, Michelle. Another podium you can't quite reach... :(



Surely Michelle gets at least a bronze behing Regina's inevitable Gold?


I don't know what you're all talking about, at least Chyste, Regina and Collins never won anything of any significance. Thanou and Halkia on the other hand are both national heroes! I always get a sense of contentment when I think about Chryste pumping drugs and still ultimately being an also ran! Some times, Karma is sweet- othertimes it's not paying attention and you wind up an olympic champion in your own country beating two stelwarths, both of whom truly deserved the title- ! :evil:
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Postby unclezadok » Thu May 15, 2008 3:42 pm

jumplove wrote:Still the documentations suggests American athletes are doing the juice thing more than the Greeks. Dare to say the same thing about the `merican "heros" on this forum:)
How fast would Mo Greene be without his artificial help? 10.60?maybe?
Cheers. :roll:


Well certainly the Americans have more "plea bargains" producing testimony against them from felons whose every word is taken as the gospel truth.
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Postby mrbowie » Thu May 15, 2008 8:21 pm

These people know no shame.
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Postby Matt » Thu May 15, 2008 10:49 pm

I'm with Flump - Michelle is in the top ecehelons alright, and possibly even a medallist in the vile druggies stakes.
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Postby Flumpy » Fri May 16, 2008 5:08 am

there's something about the completely blatant nature of Regina and Michelle that makes me dislike them so much. It boggles my mind that they thought they coud get away with it. I' ve never known two such obvious drug cheats. Even Thanou and KK pale in comparison.

Regina's sour face and Michelle's 5 o'clock shadow didn't help either.
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Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 16, 2008 5:25 am

Did Michelle say she did it? Did Regina? you can guess which I like less.
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Postby peach » Fri May 16, 2008 6:18 am

I think Michelle and Ekaterini were my all time favourites...

Whilst Michelle & Regina were quite obvious, I think the Greek's constant "Oh she's injured but will try for the Champs anyway..." bleating is what got me. I hope this is the end of Ekaterini- seems hard to believe it was the last Olympics that we finally got rid of her...

Just thinking about European sprinting in general and in NO WAY INSINUATING ANYTHING, NO SIREE, I wonder if Nesterenko will be making an appearance to defend her title ?
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Postby AthleticsInBritain » Fri May 16, 2008 9:09 am

One of my favourite female sprinters was from the 80s. Now, there was never any suspicion and she certainly never tested positive and has always strenuously denied any PED use so I will naturally name no names. However, the lady had a moustache ...
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Postby nevetsllim » Wed May 28, 2008 2:27 pm

peach wrote:I think Michelle and Ekaterini were my all time favourites...

Whilst Michelle & Regina were quite obvious, I think the Greek's constant "Oh she's injured but will try for the Champs anyway..." bleating is what got me. I hope this is the end of Ekaterini- seems hard to believe it was the last Olympics that we finally got rid of her...

Just thinking about European sprinting in general and in NO WAY INSINUATING ANYTHING, NO SIREE, I wonder if Nesterenko will be making an appearance to defend her title ?


She's actually on the start-lists for Oslo along with Kim Gevaert, Sheri-Ann Brooks and...Merlene Ottey!!
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Postby peach » Thu May 29, 2008 6:37 am

Sorry, I really should just Google obvious things- FOUND EM

Oh and in Ekaterini news...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic ... 424741.stm

"It's been six or seven years since I achieved my peak performance, so I will not be able to reach that level again."


FUNNY that, considering all your DRUG connections seem to have been BUSTED and you know that you won't get away with another motorcycle accident, eh ?
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Postby nevetsllim » Thu May 29, 2008 6:42 am

peach wrote:Oslo loves Merlene...YAY !

Where are said startlists ? I wouldn't mind a skwizz...

But how "interesting" to see Nesterenko back. I wonder what this year will bring for her... *bites tongue*


http://www.bislettgames.com/english/index.html

On an off-topic note, are they really going to have 23 starters in the 3000m steeplechase? :shock:
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Postby Flumpy » Sat May 31, 2008 3:33 am

Interestingly Nawal El Jack is doing the 800m and Genzebe Dibaba is entered for the 5000m.

BE AFRAID!!!
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