2007 Paris GL, W-400m


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2007 Paris GL, W-400m

Postby EPelle » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:33 am

Richards has a lot on the line here in terms of making a(nother) statement and defending for the gold... Hastings needs to get feet wet in EU and show she:s for real on the senior level on this side of the pond.

Lanes:
  • Thiam
  • Desert
  • Hastings
  • Richards
  • Trotter
  • N. Williams
  • Wineberg
  • S. Williams
Trotter slow out of the blocks, Richards out quick and makes up stagger on Trotter immediately. Hastings running strongly on inside. Richards leading at 250m, way ahead of field. Off the turn, Richards powers, powers, powers and dominates in 49,54 WL. N. Williams places 2:nd.
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Postby IFK_Vaxjo » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:38 am

Now we know! She's the best one out there. Damn you americans and your Q-system... :D
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Postby DrJay » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:39 am

This (and Dan O'Brien) is why one slot on US teams should be selected by committee.
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Postby EPelle » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:40 am

Hastings: 50,45.
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Postby gh » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:43 am

Pulled this from a (now dead) parallel thread

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Posted: 06 Jul 2007 11:40 Post subject: Womens 400m Paris
Sanya Richards leaves little doubt that her performance at the US Championships was an aberation and nothing more.
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Postby TrakFan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:52 pm

Pentathlete wrote:wow, I'm surprised this thread hasn't gotten more posts yet.

It's great to see Sanya back in good form. I wouldn't mind seeing her win the jackpot by herself.

It's crazy to think that she missed out on Osaka's 400m by one slot, twice! However, I wouldn't be that shocked if she somehow got to run the 400 at the VVorld Champs.


Who do you think will give up their spot?
The current US Champ
The NCAA Champ
The lesser known, but EXTREMELY motivated 3rd place fiisher
http://marywineberg.blogspot.com/2007/0 ... final.html

Unless there is an unfortunate injury, Sanya wont be competing in the 400 at Osaka. She'll still be given anchor honors though.
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Postby Daisy » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:13 pm

Pentathlete wrote:It's crazy to think that she missed out on Osaka's 400m by one slot, twice!

What do you mean by twice?
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Postby eldrick » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:19 am

it's not exactly the same, but ian thorpe dq'ed on oz trials for 400m for athens ( he inexplicably fell into the pool ) - this was a guaranteed gold medal the ozzies woud have lost if thorpe hadn't swum it in athens

feverish behind the scenes activity led to the 2nd qualifier ( craig stevens ) giving up his position on the individual "for good of team oz"

it's not likely to happen here, but it's not beyond reals of possiblty that nastash or weinerg might be paid a sum by maybe the shoe company of sanya to give up their slot - they may just say :

"you get $25k sponsorship/year currently - quietly give up the individual spot & just keep the relay one & we'll up your sponsorship to $75 - 100k for this year"


realistically, after the hard seasons these 2 youngsters have had & quality of osaka opposition, they'd do extremely well to make the final, let alone medal, so an extra $50 - 75 may be a decent business proposition to give up the slot to sanya
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Postby EPelle » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:33 am

eldrick wrote:...realistically, after the hard seasons these 2 youngsters have had & quality of osaka opposition, they'd do extremely well to make the final, let alone medal, so an extra $50 - 75 may be a decent business proposition to give up the slot to sanya

elders, is that meant to only apply to women, insofar as in the same event, the 400m, Jeremy Wariner, Quincy Watts and Steve Lewis -- three of the four past Olympic champions -- won in extended-seasons? Avard Moncur, the 2001 World Champion, was an extended-season collegian and NCAA Champion. Ten years before that, Antonio Pettigrew was the NCAA II Champion and won the World Championships as an extended-season collegian.
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