today would have been kind of sad if not for our throwers, Kim, Julian take a bow (also Kelsey-Lee Roberts with 58.58 in second in Jav)
and Julian you are the real deal good luck to you, great throwing
all 6 over the B and at least one over the A, think 66.36..
did not see all Kim's throws but at least 4 were over the B
conditions good but no wind tunnel, great throwing
and Julian starts .. facing 270 degs instead of zero, shows that a shorter thrower can compete
MHJ the Starc boys are on a roll, Brendan won with 2.28 and that equals what Liam Zamel-Paez has got earlier this season but neither has the A of 2.31, but will AA send a guy with a B.
Cameron Page emerged on the scene with 13.29 beating St Kawrence and did it the hard way, by leading most of the way, took lead back on last lap and brought it home
Rowe had a great race beating the hard working from the front Riseley but again long, long way from B
as for the rest, well Josh the Boss looks like he may be able to crack 10.30 if everything goes well, ... and Josh that rates you are ...what about 850 in the world, that has to be worth that dance .. very entertaining , but that B is just too far away
our 400 guys could not crack 46, and not one B qualifier on thetrack, some good efforts though (but not many)
TJ great potential but that is all
and finally womens PV in front and centre stage, and considering the last 13 years made me want to cry. Wind was I thought not too bad (shows what I know) but seeing the Parnov's struggle as they did and Boyd bow out at 4.50, well just plain sad
and Kobie Donovan won the ambulant, and won a lot of hearts for her determination as well, big scene stealer
hope Ch 9 has plenty on Wrucky Kim and Kobie Donovan or they will not be back .. unless Josh maybe takes a leaf out of Galens book with his dance
GMH454 wrote:...and Julian starts .. facing 270 degs instead of zero, shows that a shorter thrower can compete...
Was curious about this comment, so looked at some videos... looks like he personally posts some of his throws on youtube. Was this the different beginning stance you were referencing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8KfcjWE2Sg... or was this practice stuff? Most of the other videos of him, from last year at least, show a normal beginning stance...
Also in Aussie news, noticed Steven Solomon opened outdoors for Stanford with a easy win in 46.91 this weekend at the Stanford-Cal meet.
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In case you missed it (the AA site has thus far!), Sally Pearson made her return to the track in Thailand (of all places!), running on a 4x1. They ran 44.06 (missing WCQ by .06). The rest of the team: Monica Brennan, Melissa Breen and Ashleigh Whittaker
And no good news from the Aussie women's relay teams in Colombo:
London 2012 Olympic Games 100m Hurdles champion Sally Pearson was left in tears as Australia was disqualified for a zone violation in the 4x100m Relay which also saw the Australian ‘B’ team failing to finish as Thailand won in a modest 45.33.
There had been considerable publicity related to Pearson’s participation in this meeting after Australia had entered guest teams on the Asian circuit and they lived up to their expectations four days ago at the second leg in Chonburi, Thailand, with an outing in 44.06, but they met with disaster on this occasion.
Sprinter Matt Davies apparently banned for 2yrs after use of a supplement (if only he was an AFL 'victim' instead of an 'athletics cheat'...). Apparently the substance wasn't on the banned list, but we need more info from ASADA/WADA.
A World/Olympic male field athlete (that narrows down the list a bit*) has reportedly missed three tests and may also suffer penalties..
Nice PB from Genevieve LaCaze in Puerto Rico (Ponce GP) over the weekend: 9:37.62 (improves 0.28 on previous best).
And she won the race: Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase 1 Genevieve Lacaze Australia 9:37.62 2 Nicole Bush United States 9:39.36 3 Stephanie Garcia United States 9:50.79 4 Beverly Ramos Puerto Rico 9:51.17 5 Angela Figueoa Colombia 10:12.42
Hey Aussies (residing down here), am I right in saying we're bereft of live WC coverage?
Here's what I said in the TV thread:
For the first time I can recall there is no live coverage in Australia, only a 1-1.5hour highlights package each day on an obscure (but thankfully free) channel. Obviously have a reigning world and Olympic champion and some genuine medal chances wasn't enough to sway any network into thinking folks would tune in or advertisers would front any cash.
It's a real shame as the timezones aren't quite as awful for Australia as a Western Europe or Nth American meet (6 hours behind most of us so morning sessions are late afternoon, evening sessions midnight-3am).
I bitched to AA about it via their Facebook page (asking why can't they stream it live themselves given their Telstra partnership), but they haven't deigned to say anything (surprise, surprise). I'd be happy to pay SBS for a live stream...