Looks like new tables are required. 100 points is (was) supposed to represent a 'perfect' score for each event, but the 30m limit has clearly been breached (3.09 for Bates and 3.23 for Mack should not be worth the same score).
I remember doing these 25 years ago (with Thompson, Christie, Hill, Regis et al) and would be curious to know if the same 'relaxed regulations' are followed worldwide, as there was always some discrepancy even between various squads in the UK:
Overhead Shot: Standing on the stop board, no foul / penalty for falling backwards into the sector after release.
Standing LJ: No foul for falling backwards on landing (ie. still measued to rear of foot landing in the sand).
Standing 3 Jumps: Same as above. No penalties for any lack of continuity in the jumps (which was usually a penalty in itself, due to loss of speed / momentum).
30m: Athlete starts when he wishes, stopwatch is started when timekeeper judges first foot touches the ground beyond the start line (i.e. completion of first step). Therefore no reaction to account for and no electronic timing possible. Hundredths represents readout of manual timing on a digital stopwatch. Hence faster times recorded than one ever sees in the first 30m of a 100m race.
Having said that, some of the above marks look suspect to me.
Last edited by Rob
on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:09 am, edited 2 times in total.