¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) NR


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¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) NR

Postby dj » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:59 pm

T&FN formchart advancers to final

1. Vítezslav Veselý (Czech Rep)
2. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine)
3. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway)
4. Tero Pitkämäki (Finland)

5. Fatih Avan (Turkey)
6. Vadims Vasilevskis (Latvia)
7. Matthias de Zordo (Germany)
8. Ivan Zaytsev (Uzbekistan)
9. Ari Mannio (Finland)
10. Stuart Farquhar (New Zealand)
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby EPelle » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:44 am

Olympic Record: 90.57, Andreas Thorkildsen, NOR, Beijing 2008

2008 Results: G-Andreas Thorkildsen, NOR, 90.57OR; S-Ainārs Kovals, LAT, 86.64; B-Tero Pitkämäki, FIN, 86.16
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby Per Andersen » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:28 pm

dj wrote:T&FN formchart

1. Vítezslav Veselý (Czech Rep)
2. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine)
3. Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway)
4. Tero Pitkämäki (Finland)
5. Fatih Avan (Turkey)
6. Vadims Vasilevskis (Latvia)
7. Matthias de Zordo (Germany)
8. Ivan Zaytsev (Uzbekistan)
9. Ari Mannio (Finland)
10. Stuart Farquhar (New Zealand)

The only pick for gold that makes any sense is Vesely. Too many known unknowns. No clue what kind of shape Thorkildsen and de Zordo are in.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby LopenUupunut » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:17 am

Per Andersen wrote:The only pick for gold that makes any sense is Vesely. Too many known unknowns. No clue what kind of shape Thorkildsen and de Zordo are in.
But like you said yourself, even Veselý doesn't seem to be in his early shape anymore. I'm sure we'll see some of the top guys exit after the qualification... this is just as bad as the LJ.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby j-a-m » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:10 pm

Vesely 88.xx PB
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby j-a-m » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:48 pm

de Zordo two fouls; not looking good, body language indicates he may not even go for the third attempt.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–

Postby j-a-m » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:10 pm

de Zordo does come back for his third attempt, but doesn't qualify, and clearly seems still hurt.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Mighty Favog » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:12 pm

Whoda thunk this would be the Olympics where the USA beat Kenya's milers and Kenya beat USA's javelin throwers...
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Half Miler » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:13 pm

And Yego from Kenya makes the final!

Question (I don't know the answer):

Has a Kenyan athlete EVER made ANY field event final in a major championships?
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Alan Shank » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:21 pm

Mighty Favog wrote:Whoda thunk this would be the Olympics where the USA beat Kenya's milers and Kenya beat USA's javelin throwers...

The latter part of that is no surprise at all. Since Breaux Greer, zilch.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Half Miler » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:58 pm

Look, the surprise isn't that an American didn't make the final, it's that a Kenyan did!
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Randy Treadway » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:13 pm

Maybe this slipped under the radar....

none of the three Latvians made the final. This, the country of the great Janis Lusis, voted by the IAAF as the Greatest Javelin Thrower of All Time. (I guess that's GJTOAT :lol: ), and a traditional hotbed of javelin throwers.

Finland looks somewhat down too, but at least they'll have a shot in the finals.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Per Andersen » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:54 pm

How about young Walcott from that well known Javelin hotbed Trinidad?

Latvia will be back. Don't worry about that. Amazing the people who have fallen by the wayside.

Thorkildsen considers himself totally healthy now. Was very happy with the 84+ throw in the Q-round. He usually struggles in that round. In that 84m throw he felt things were falling in place for the first time this season. He admits to being a rusty but is optimistic as he always is.

Norwegian journos can't let go with talk about 3 gold medal in a row. Again they asked what Thorkildsen thought about it. He just said he was aware that 3 is more than 2.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Powell » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:04 pm

Per Andersen wrote:How about young Walcott from that well known Javelin hotbed Trinidad?


And Leslie Copeland of Fiji nearly made the final, too :o
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Powell » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:19 pm

Half Miler wrote:Has a Kenyan athlete EVER made ANY field event final in a major championships?


They never have in any throwing event. But there's actually been an Olympic field final with TWO Kenyans in it.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby EPelle » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:12 am

Half Miler wrote:Look, the surprise isn't that an American didn't make the final, it's that a Kenyan did!

Yego has been flying under the public radar. However, he's been receiving a great deal of help along his journey to the Olympics, with professional training efforts in Sweden (under scholarship) and Finland along the way. That he could make the Olympic final was something he believed he could accomplish (and had been working hard toward). Excited to see that wish come true.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:24 am

Eric, I am very appreciative of your return to the board, at least for the Olympics. You bring the very nice combination of broad knowledge (augmented by searching for details) and a very unbiased manner.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby shivfan » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:14 am

It's good to see Trinidadian Kershorn Walcott also qualified....
8-)
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Half Miler » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:18 pm

26mi235 wrote:Eric, I am very appreciative of your return to the board, at least for the Olympics. You bring the very nice combination of broad knowledge (augmented by searching for details) and a very unbiased manner.


Seconded.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Half Miler » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:23 pm

Powell wrote:
Half Miler wrote:Has a Kenyan athlete EVER made ANY field event final in a major championships?


They never have in any throwing event. But there's actually been an Olympic field final with TWO Kenyans in it.


OK, the suspense is killing me!

I'd look this up myself, but I don't have any reference materials that list all field event finalists for the entire history of the OG. Maybe you can point me in the right direction. : )
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Powell » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:29 am

Believe or not, two Kenyans made the HJ final in 1956.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby j-a-m » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:42 am

shivfan wrote:It's good to see Trinidadian Kershorn Walcott also qualified....
8-)

NR for Walcott
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby croflash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:53 am

Would be fitting if Walcott won a medal considering how the season in the JT unfolded.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Jackaloupe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:56 am

Trinidadian Walcott's leading after 3 Rounds, 2 PRs in first two: 84.58/277'5"! Ukraine just moved into second, inches behind.

Vesely looked terrible on opener, isn't handling wind. Now both V. and Thorkildsen (sp?) are pressing. All the rest are stuck just over 80m. This could be a stunner though I expect V. to get it together.

It'll be fascinating to hear more of how the wind is working. [Gotta keep it low and aerodynamic; most are throwing too high and/or point up/tail down, a fatal flaw.]
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby shivfan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:00 am

I am in the stadium and loving every minute of walcotts performance....
:)
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby Jackaloupe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:17 am

Que envidia (envy)! It was that Opener that did it: Put the pressure on the rest, who are not responding, in fact pressing, esp. V who seemed to have his upper body way ahead of plant. His distances are actually declining, barely over 80m. He could well come thru on this final throw, but doubtful.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby j-a-m » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:20 am

Potentially two medalists from outside the formchart.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby j-a-m » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:26 am

shivfan wrote:I am in the stadium and loving every minute of walcotts performance....
:)

And he wins gold.
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby croflash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:28 am

Most shocking Olympic Champion in T&F since?
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:31 am

Congratulations to Keshorn Walcott on his historic gold medal.

The Caribbean nations continue to show why the Olympics shouldn't allow charity cases.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby shivfan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:38 am

Most of the crowd didnt even notice...
:|
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby gm » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:46 am

Shortest winning throw since 1988, but certainly the most wonderful!
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby DentyCracker » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:47 am

shivfan wrote:Most of the crowd didnt even notice...
:|

World Junior champ and Olympic Champ in the space of a month. He must think he's dreaming.
Big up to the young man. His brother is a good TJer
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby t_monk » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:50 am

BIGGEST UPSET OF THE MEET!!!!! GOOOOO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2012 OG: mJT–Vesely (Cze) leads Q at (88.34) 289-10 WL

Postby pakillo » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:56 am

croflash wrote:Most shocking Olympic Champion in T&F since?

Thorkildsen in Athens? Merah-Benida in Sydney?
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby Dutra5 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Don't understand how the rest of the world permits Trinidad to dominate in this event.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby errolM » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:30 pm

Trinidad win the javelin gold.

No matter how often I say that, it still sounds absolutely too far-fetched for words.

Marvellous stuff - delighted for the young man.

T&T's second Olympic gold. Ever. In anything. Move over Hasley :D :D :D
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby mcgato » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:38 pm

Anybody have Walcott picked for a medal in any of the contests? Great day for him. Good on T&T.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby j-a-m » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:43 pm

mcgato wrote:Anybody have Walcott picked for a medal in any of the contests? Great day for him. Good on T&T.

Agreed.
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Re: ¶2012 OG: mJT–Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad) 277-6 (84.58) N

Postby croflash » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:45 pm

mcgato wrote:Anybody have Walcott picked for a medal in any of the contests? Great day for him. Good on T&T.


Nobody picked Walcott for any medal at atletiektoto.nl. Not one single person.
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