What's going on with Sherone Simpson?


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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby noxeht12 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:25 am

If Sherone was only injury free over the years....

She has an injury almost every year. I think she could be about even with Felix where the 200 in concerned if she could have gone uninjured over the years and she could have gone 50.low or even sub-50 already in the 400.

If she could have only built off her 10.82(-0.7w)/22.00(-0.3w) from 2006 (A 100/200 PB better than everyone else running except Marion Jones at the time btw).

She displayed immaculate closing speed in the 200 finals yesterday. Hopefully she can continue to build from that and approach her PB or better yet smash her PB by the time the Olympics come around.
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby fasttrack85 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Deluxe wrote:Sherone is immensely talented, but it's no secret that she doesn't train hard. She's very lazy and too girlie to do her weights. Everything that she has accomplished is almost entirely on her raw talent.

She fought hard in this race today and runs with spirit, but takes too many short cuts in training.



I highly doubt all this. I do know that Steven Francis doesn't believe in heavy weights but I doubt he lets any of his top athletes slack off and do whatever they want.

Where did you hear all this?
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby fasttrack85 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Sherone shocked the hell out of me. I can't believe it. She hasn't broken 23 all season and then bam 22.37. I guess as some other poster said " she was chillin till trials".

I agree she should start focusing on the 400 because that 51.42 in Jan and her 51.25 pb is much higher than all the other 200m runners in the world with the exception of Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards Ross. The way she was closing on Veronica showed her endurance strength really payed off. After seeing all this I would not sleep on her being a medalist at all.
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby sportsnerd » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:15 pm

fasttrack85 wrote:Sherone shocked the hell out of me. I can't believe it. She hasn't broken 23 all season and then bam 22.37. I guess as some other poster said " she was chillin till trials".

I agree she should start focusing on the 400 because that 51.42 in Jan and her 51.25 pb is much higher than all the other 200m runners in the world with the exception of Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards Ross. The way she was closing on Veronica showed her endurance strength really payed off. After seeing all this I would not sleep on her being a medalist at all.

That was a shocker indeed! In fact I didn't believe she would make it either races, not that I am discounting her capabilities but she just didn't look that supreme. Any ways she sure has hell has talent and it's just a pity she cannot stay injury free to improve her current personal records! I still think she would be a magnificent 200m runner IMO
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What has happened with Sherone Simpson ?

Postby jamal00005 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:45 pm

I remember when this girl was beating everything place in front of her in 2006 and i really had high hopes but things just never came up drums. I've heard that Stephen Francis pays more attention on SAFP in training since she has more potential (dont know how true this is ). I just hope she has a good year this year !
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Re: What has happened with Sherone Simpson ?

Postby fasttrack85 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:50 pm

There is a thread that i created called what is going on with Sherone Simpson? Post to that and delete this. God knows this board has way too many duplicate threads already. Here it is.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46710&p=771490&hilit=Sherone+Simpson#p771490
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby t_monk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:22 pm

Sherone reminds me of Muna Lee + Allyson Felix at the same time. Allyson Felix where she is so exceptionally versatile in all sprints ranging from 100 - 400 where I think a little specialization in any of these sprints would reap great rewards. Muna Lee in that she is so greatly talented and so very injury prone... Muna's PB in the 100/200 is just about the same as Sherone's.

According to a recent article in the Gleaner (a local paper in JA):
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/2013 ... orts9.html
she and coach Francis have stated that they know where they have been going wrong and have already made the requisite changes so hopefully it all comes out well.
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Re: What has happened with Sherone Simpson ?

Postby jamal00005 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:28 pm

fasttrack85 wrote:There is a thread that i created called what is going on with Sherone Simpson? Post to that and delete this. God knows this board has way too many duplicate threads already. Here it is.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46710&p=771490&hilit=Sherone+Simpson#p771490


I dont know how to to delete so can the mods are somebody who knows to do it have it done please ?
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Re: What has happened with Sherone Simpson ?

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:34 am

If it is your post there will be an edit key on the upper right. If someone else has posted to a thread you probably cannot delete the thread, just your posts.
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby fasttrack85 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:17 pm

I am looking forward to what Sherone can do this season. She has potential in all the sprints. I still think she should be moving more to 200/400, unless she thinks she can overtake Carmelita and Shelly. However if she is fully fit she may shock us with a 10.7 which will really make my day.
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby ATK » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:03 am

fasttrack85 wrote:I am looking forward to what Sherone can do this season. She has potential in all the sprints. I still think she should be moving more to 200/400, unless she thinks she can overtake Carmelita and Shelly. However if she is fully fit she may shock us with a 10.7 which will really make my day.


so you think she can take Carmelita, SAFP, Felix, SRR, TBO, Montsho, etc over 2/4?
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby Speedster » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:15 am

If Sherone isn't 100% dedicated to her training, then there is no way that she could move up to the 200/400m. The work required is immense to keep your speed and develop the necessary endurance. Technically she's not as sound as her team mates, her backward lean in the closing stages, her once consistent start and transition isn't there either.
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Re: What's going on with Sherone Simpson?

Postby fasttrack85 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:33 am

ATK wrote:
fasttrack85 wrote:I am looking forward to what Sherone can do this season. She has potential in all the sprints. I still think she should be moving more to 200/400, unless she thinks she can overtake Carmelita and Shelly. However if she is fully fit she may shock us with a 10.7 which will really make my day.


so you think she can take Carmelita, SAFP, Felix, SRR, TBO, Montsho, etc over 2/4?


Well if she alters her training to suit the longer distances I dont see why she couldnt compete with the the top 400 runners. The 100 meters can be very brutal for people who have had injuries because even though it is short it has the greatest intensity. From the perspective of a fan it is also interesting to see what someone who has run 51 low on random occassions can do if they actually trained for the event. Allyson Felix turned her random fast 400's into a world champ silver medal after training and the endurance training in 2011 paid off in the 2012 olympics.
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