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Build up to Berlin European Championships

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,445 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    I thought Reid might be in a spot of bother coming off the bend but his finish was excellent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,550 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Wow shocked Gemili was so poor in that semi of the 200m... Might make it as a fastest loser.

    Great to have an Irish athlete to cheers on in final!


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,413 DONTMATTER


    :D Reid's a bit cocky but that's sprinters for ya! He's delighted to be wearing the green.


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,413 DONTMATTER


    6th fastest qualifier. Will need to run a PB to medal in my opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭ ultrapercy


    So an african running for israel just won the European 10000. As they say,just saying.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,916 ✭✭✭ Itziger


    ultrapercy wrote: »
    So an african running for israel just won the European 10000. As they say,just saying.
    Not quite as bad as some of the Turkish cases though. The Dutch girl in second was out on her feet towards the end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,696 ✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Itziger wrote: »
    ultrapercy wrote: »
    So an african running for israel just won the European 10000. As they say,just saying.
    Not quite as bad as some of the Turkish cases though.

    Like a certain Copello...


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,106 ✭✭✭ normanoffside


    Itziger wrote: »
    Not quite as bad as some of the Turkish cases though.

    At least it could be argued that parts of Turkey are in Europe....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,902 ✭✭✭ Working class heroes


    ultrapercy wrote: »
    So an african running for israel just won the European 10000. As they say,just saying.

    In fairness she has a genuine connection to Israel.
    Ah, as I typed the word Israel I get where you are coming from..... I think.

    A man who knows he knows nothing knows more than a man who thinks he knows everything.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,684 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    ultrapercy wrote: »
    So an african running for israel just won the European 10000. As they say,just saying.

    She’s lived there for years, moving over originally to work.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,370 ✭✭✭ ger664


    DONTMATTER wrote: »
    6th fastest qualifier. Will need to run a PB to medal in my opinion.

    I was very impressed with his run today and I think there is more there. He seemed to find an extra gear of the bend but looked comfortable towards the finish. Could have won the heat but there are no prizes for that. IMO he has a every chance of a medal if everything clicks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,684 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    ger664 wrote: »
    I was very impressed with his run today and I think there is more there. He seemed to find an extra gear of the bend but looked comfortable towards the finish. Could have won the heat but there are no prizes for that. IMO he has a every chance of a medal if everything clicks.

    Winning the heat ensures a middle lane. He could have ended up in lane 1 because he didn’t win his heat. Thankfully he has lane 8 instead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭ EC1000


    Chivito550 wrote: »
    She’s lived there for years, moving over originally to work.

    Think its the fact that Israel is not in Europe that was being referred to!


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,413 DONTMATTER


    Very disappointing morning. English needs to seriously reassess. Let's hope we have better news with our 2 finals later.

    Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) 400m hurdles Final 19:15

    Leon Reid (Menapians) 200m Final 20:05

    What do we think? 2 medals? 0 medals? 1? I have a horrible feeling that it could be two 4ths.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,684 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    EC1000 wrote: »
    Think its the fact that Israel is not in Europe that was being referred to!

    Nothing new there though. They are in Europe for many other sports.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭ djemba djemba


    DONTMATTER wrote: »
    Very disappointing morning. English needs to seriously reassess. Let's hope we have better news with our 2 finals later.

    Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) 400m hurdles Final 19:15

    Leon Reid (Menapians) 200m Final 20:05

    What do we think? 2 medals? 0 medals? 1? I have a horrible feeling that it could be two 4ths.

    Will these be on Tv tonight. I see rte 2 are showing the cork city soccer match tonight.

    Edit: coverage of the football starts at 7.30 so the Thomas Barr race should be on.


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,413 DONTMATTER


    Will these be on Tv tonight. I see rte 2 are showing the cork city soccer match tonight.

    Edit: coverage of the football starts at 7.30 so the Thomas Barr race should be on.

    Yes, Barr race will be on RTÉ 2 and Reid's race will be on RTÉ news now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,367 ✭✭✭✭ titan18


    Bronze!!!!! :D Well done Thomas


  • Registered Users Posts: 925 ✭✭✭ jamule


    Class


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 71,804 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ted_YNWA


    Great result for Thomas,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,445 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    Barr was immense down the home straight. There was a danger for a moment he might fade but then got his second wind and finished strongly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,039 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Great run by Barr. AlwYs strong in the last 100..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ velo.2010


    Great championship run by Barr. Fast times are great and all but its racing at the end of the day and he came third in the European final.

    Don't get the BBC obsession though with Irish athletes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,696 ✭✭✭ Faugheen


    Strazdas wrote: »
    Barr was immense down the home straight. There was a danger for a moment he might fade but then got his second wind and finished strongly.

    It never looked in danger in my opinion. Barr is known to be a fast finisher. It's the one thing you notice in all his races that he gets a good turn of foot in the final 100.

    Delighted for him. His hard work deserves that moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,445 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    Faugheen wrote: »
    It never looked in danger in my opinion. Barr is known to be a fast finisher. It's the one thing you notice in all his races that he gets a good turn of foot in the final 100.

    Delighted for him. His hard work deserves that moment.

    He said in his interview he felt he could take the Frenchman all the way down the straight and so it proved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,648 ✭✭✭ honeybear


    velo.2010 wrote: »
    Great championship run by Barr. Fast times are great and all but its racing at the end of the day and he came third in the European final.

    Don't get the BBC obsession though with Irish athletes.

    Saw someone on another thread say the opposite


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 221 ✭✭ Safiri


    Isreal are barred from Asian championships in pretty much every sport since the 70's due to the cultural difference between them and the middle Eastern Countries. The main reason being that they because they are Jewish and the middle Eastern Countries will not let them compete in an Asian Championship. A deal was made in the 70's to allow them compete in Europe for a temporary period until the ban was lifted. It never was.
    DONTMATTER wrote: »
    Very disappointing morning. English needs to seriously reassess.

    English has been plagued by injuries this year and is only on the way back now, didn't even expect to see him run these Champs until the National Championships two weeks ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,831 ✭✭✭✭ Joe_ Public


    Delighted for Barr, such an impressive character. Does 3rd in the Europeans supersede 4th at the Olympics? Not sure but, as Derval says, its great to get something tangible to show for it and richly deserved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,696 ✭✭✭ Faugheen


    I know it's a different race but hopefully this can put a bit of a spring in Reid's step. Two medals would be phenomenal.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,039 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Delighted for Barr, such an impressive character. Does 3rd in the Europeans supersede 4th at the Olympics? Not sure but, as Derval says, its great to get something tangible to show for it and richly deserved.

    No way it trumps 4th. Much deeper global field at Olympics


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