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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:51 pm

Just watched the semi finals of the 200m. I think bolt will take it again tomorrow.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Mens 100m final 14:15
by Lotus » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
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Drumstick wrote:LOVE Crammy quite bluntly saying "its the result we all wanted" :lol:

Let's hope he can do it again in the 200m!

Steve Cram's hyperbolic comments are annoying, but that was quite amusing.

Good to see Bolt win. :datass:

The BBC are saying "Bolt stuns the world to win Gold". Really?


It's hardly surprising that former athletes are hoping for the clean athlete to beat a confirmed cheat.
They all clearly like him on a personal level as well.

I wasn't really referring to that, more the "Bolt stuns the world" bit. He's the reigning Olympic and World champion and the WR holder. Him winning, even against the fastest in the year so far, isn't really 'stunning' in my opinion.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:10 pm

Two Kenyans have tested positive. I'm confused I didn't think Kenyans needed to take drugs.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:14 pm

Can we knight Michael Johnson :wub: he was just talking about the 400m final and then his World Record on the BBC and he is such a strawberry floating dude :wub:
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:17 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Can we knight Michael Johnson :wub: he was just talking about the 400m final and then his World Record on the BBC and he is such a strawberry floating dude :wub:

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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:26 pm

Johnson on Gatlin:
I am not a Justin Gatlin fan. I never have been, actually.

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Edit: Dina Asher-Smith! What a talent she looks to be.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by abcd » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:38 pm

Holy crap....18.21m in the triple jump with 11cm available on the board.

That triple jump record will be broken.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Rhubarb » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:01 pm

Well that was a lot easier for him than I thought it would be.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:04 pm

I swear bolt is afraid to run as fast as possible. He always seems to back of at the end. would liked to have seen what time he could have done then if he didn't pull back and celebrate a few metres from the line.

I knew he would win today. When u compare their 200m semis u can clearly see bolt if just easing through the last 100m whilst gatlin only let off for the last few metres.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:07 pm

'Bolt is the greatest'
Men's 200m final

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"Two golds for Bolt. He's too good for Gatlin. Silver for the American. Bolt won it in the first 200 metres. Out well and there was no way Gatlin was going to close that down.

"Resurrecting a performance like that from a season he has had shows Usain Bolt is the greatest."

:lol: :fp:

Sad to see Christine lose but at least she was beaten by Allyson Felix :wub:
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Eighthours » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Nice to be able to say again: strawberry float you, Gatlin, you cheating banana split.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:35 pm

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Clumsy strawberry float, thank goodness Bolt doesn't rely on his legs to earn a living.


This is a good discussion on the Gatlin issue, Johnson makes a good point about the whole 2 times a cheat thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/34075035
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Floex » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:37 pm

Tbf, riding on a Segway while filming takes some skill.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Then you should probably be mindful of doing it so close to people who's living is the fitness of their bodies

EDIT: Where has this Dina Asher Smith girl come from, she's amazing. When was the last time we had a genuinely world class female sprinter?
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:09 pm

Dina ran really well to get the British record.

Dafne Schippers though, 3rd fastest ever. :o
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Lotus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:19 pm

Drumstick wrote:Dafne Schippers though, 3rd fastest ever. :o

Schippers :datass:

3rd fastest, but 2nd fastest was by a known doper, and the fastest by a suspected doper. Great performance.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:05 pm

Mo does it again :lol:

Making himself Britain's greatest ever athlete.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Glorious Greg (Rutherford)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:31 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Can we knight Michael Johnson :wub: he was just talking about the 400m final and then his World Record on the BBC and he is such a strawberry floating dude :wub:


Yep, he really does seem like a nice guy and a fantastic commentator.
I hope he stays with the BBC as he clearly has a good relationship with the others on the team.
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PostRe: 2015 Athletics World Championships: Momentous Mo
by Starbreaker » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:44 pm

Fantastic from Farah for the umpteenth time. He just seems to be able to make the result a certainty every time no matter how far back he is. I actually thought this time he'd met his match - the commonwealth champion was clearly giving it everything - and he just strolled past. To go from three metres behind with 130 to go to winning by two seconds is just....flabberghasting. Utterly superb.
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