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2019 World Athletics Championships, Doha

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  • Registered Users Posts: 861 ✭✭✭ Caprica


    I thought that was a very poor run by English. He was never going to qualify from the front. I guess the the IAAF invite procedure didn’t help his preparation.

    Glad to see Adam K from Poland scrape through as a fastest loser. Disappointing that Amos pulled out. Could the US do and 800 double? McBride and Wilson both looked good.

    I did take some delight that Lindsey Sharp is out, I find her an awful moaner. Women’s marathoner was a killer, fair dues to them for finishing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,058 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Three flops today..

    Rugby, English and Barr!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    Nope. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,459 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    walshb wrote: »
    Three flops today..

    Rugby, English and !

    Barr was a bit flat down the home straight ; I don't think he will be happy with that showing at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,058 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Strazdas wrote: »
    Barr was a bit flat down the home straight ; I don't think he will be happy with that showing at all

    Well in contention with 100 to go...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,459 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    walshb wrote: »
    Well in contention with 100 to go...

    Yes, a close third I think.....found very little in the last fifty


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    Coleman in a different league.


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ unichick


    His semi final had two out of the three medal contenders so a bum draw. Thomas did us proud. Such a shame he couldn’t get to final. He deserved it.

    A terrible day for Irish sport all round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭ YFlyer


    That was mustard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ unichick


    Pherekydes wrote: »
    Coleman in a different league.

    The league of drug cheats maybe.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ horsebox1977


    Strazdas wrote: »
    Barr was a bit flat down the home straight ; I don't think he will be happy with that showing at all

    Seasons best.
    Can't really ask for a whole lot more, expected him to finish ahead of the Japanese athlete though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,058 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    unichick wrote: »
    His semi final had two out of the three medal contenders so a bum draw. Thomas did us proud. Such a shame he couldn’t get to final. He deserved it.

    A terrible day for Irish sport all round.

    He didn’t deserve anything...

    You have to earn a final place....

    He didn’t....unfortunate, but true!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    Gemili is so honest. I really like him. Sad to miss out by so little.


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ unichick


    walshb wrote: »
    He didn’t deserve anything...

    You have to earn a final place....

    He didn’t....unfortunate, but true!

    In your opinion! And I’m quite entitled to mine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 943 ✭✭✭ KSU


    Caprica wrote: »
    I thought that was a very poor run by English. He was never going to qualify from the front. I guess the the IAAF invite procedure didn’t help his preparation.

    4th heat of 6 with only two sub 1.46 performances prior to that I don't think the tactic was the issue a good honest race to open up the fastest loser spots (worked as 5 athletes qualified from the heat) just didn't suit him to take it on could be because he is not traditionally a front runner or could be the fact he shut down his season and was on holiday before call up (not exactly ideal prep)

    I know he will be disappointed but he went for it, just a pity it didn't pan out but I prefer than than play safe and still come up short.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    unichick wrote: »
    The league of drug cheats maybe.

    No evidence of that.

    Read the dedicated thread and associated links.


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


    Johnson not a fan of the mixed relay. Interested to hear his opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,854 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    velo.2010 wrote: »
    Johnson not a fan of the mixed relay. Interested to hear his opinion.
    Can't say I'm a huge fan either. All a bit too much novelty about it.


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


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Can't say I'm a huge fan either. All a bit too much novelty about it.
    Yeah, an exhibition event according to Johnson. Nations won't send out thier best athletes before their individual events.

    There is a deeper philosophical argument about directly comparing male and female performances and asking why can't men and women just compete separately.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,459 ✭✭✭✭ Strazdas


    Seasons best.
    Can't really ask for a whole lot more, expected him to finish ahead of the Japanese athlete though.

    He missed out by only 0.09 of a second in the end


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    That was a war of attrition. Many PBs, and many very tired looking women.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    Phenomenal jumping. Gayle is having a great day.


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


    The new graphics are hard to follow for the field events. You have to squint to see the long jump distances pop up on the screen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    velo.2010 wrote: »
    The new graphics are hard to follow for the field events. You have to squint to see the long jump distances pop up on the screen.

    Agree 100%.

    Also, the running clock on a pink background? Who thought that up?


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


    The light show may have cost a tidy sum but I'm sure these lads just want to run. Potentially spoils a quick time with waiting for this to finish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭ skyblue46


    When you compare the field to some of those over the last 30 years it's pretty uninspiring


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭ skyblue46


    I wonder will Coleman manage to be whereabouts for the medal ceremony? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,806 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    Who's hanging around for the 50k walks? :D

    I see the women's 20k walk starts 24 hours after the 50. :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 943 ✭✭✭ KSU


    Nice PB for Diver tonight, continues on her upward curve. Puts her 3rd fastest Irish woman of all time behind Sonia and Catriona


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  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ unichick


    Delighted for Hassan winning the 10k. She’s been knocking on the door a long time. Always love watching her run.

    100m was ok but really miss Bolt in it.


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