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« Reply #165 on: August 25, 2015, 04:52:02 AM »
Absolute brilliance from the Kenyans getting the first four places in the 3000m steeplechase. Not sure if that is a first!! Loved the way they controlled the race and then burned off everyone else in the last lap! :ten:


USA's Molly Huddle loses bronze medal in 10,000m final to teammate Emily Infeld after celebrating too early. Oh dear :snigger:
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« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2015, 07:45:15 AM »
"Our" Dafne Schippers won the silver medal at 100 meters.  First ever for a dutch woman, fantastic achievement  :ten:

more to come at the 200 meters ?  :D

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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #167 on: August 26, 2015, 03:09:18 PM »
Best 400 final I've seen! LaShawn Merritt went for the kill with a PB but Van Niekerk ran till the wheels fell off! :ten:


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« Reply #168 on: August 26, 2015, 07:43:37 PM »
Indeed. I've really enjoyed these championships. The Brit medals are great of course but some of the other events have been compulsive viewing and the 400m was just exceptional. Hope Wayde van Niekerk recovers quickly and can have a lap of honour before the medal ceremony tomorrow.

EDIT: Been released from hospital http://news.yahoo.com/latest-bolt-set-return-action-day-5-worlds-020433867.html
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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #169 on: August 27, 2015, 05:43:03 PM »
More fantastic athletics action today.

Usain Bolt silencing the doubters by winning the 200m.
Fantastic fourth place for our hammer thrower, Sophie Hitchon. Such a shame she couldn't quite squeak out the bronze medal. The gold medallist astonishing.
A mesmerising triple jump contest.
Our long jumpers all through to the final including Katerina J-T.
A great qualification for our 800m runner, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke.
And saving the best till last, local girl Dina qualifies fastest for the 200m.
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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #170 on: August 27, 2015, 08:49:50 PM »


 :shock1: 


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« Reply #171 on: August 27, 2015, 09:59:20 PM »


 :shock1:

I must say that gave me a laugh  :D - I know I shouldnt have as he could have been injured. :blush:



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« Reply #172 on: August 27, 2015, 11:14:33 PM »
Agree it's funny but shouldn't be ....of all the people to wipe out .....that guy is worth 20m and his career could have been ruined.  :shock1:

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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #173 on: August 28, 2015, 02:21:16 PM »
Amazing race from schippers wow! Loved the B-roll of Sedoc watching from the studio too

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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #174 on: August 28, 2015, 06:47:30 PM »
Fabulous  :hurrah:  :D  :ten:

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« Reply #175 on: August 28, 2015, 08:30:29 PM »
She is lovely so couldn't be disappointed - except that our Dina came in 5th in a time that would have won her the gold medal on 7 of the past 10 world championships, according the the BBC commentators. She got a new British record though and is only 19 .......

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« Reply #176 on: August 29, 2015, 07:27:12 AM »
Absolutely great too of course, amazing achievement being fifth, and being 19 who knows what will happen in the future  :ten:

Dafne is the first ever golden medal for Holland in women's athletics and her time is the third fasted overall...I mean...the THIRD time overall (after Griffith and Jones) especially that she was even faster then Ottey ever was gives to show how fantastic she was  :goofy:

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« Reply #177 on: August 29, 2015, 08:15:00 AM »
As there is some dubiety over Griffiths & Jones records that probably makes her the fastest legal woman.

Dina Asher Smith's record winning run broke Kathy Cook's record which stood for over 30 years - and makes her the fastest ever teenager over 200m - another great race!


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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2015, 06:48:52 PM »
congratulations to mo farrah gold aGAIN IN THE 5ooo meters he is brillant also congratulations to australia women for the ashes win claire

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Re: General Sports Thread
« Reply #179 on: August 29, 2015, 09:22:36 PM »
What a mess the mens 4x100m made of the baton carrying again. I'm sure they fail to get the baton round more often than they make it  :roll:
The girls showed them how it's done and just missed out on a medal but got a new national record.

Another brilliant run by Mo - a class athlete.