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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Poncho » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Very disappointed by Isinbayeva's remarks. What an idiot.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Lotus » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:57 pm

Some decent events on tonight. Michael Johnson had a proper 'WTF' look on his face when listening to Gabby and Paula witter on about Mo Farah. :lol:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Another great run for Adam Gemili, dipping under 20:00 for the 200m! :mrgreen:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:22 pm

Drumstick wrote:Another great run for Adam Gemili, dipping under 20:00 for the 200m! :mrgreen:


Amazing run. Hope he gets a medal tomorrow.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Yes mo. Amazing. I hate watching long distance running. So nerve racking.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Amozing. :mrgreen:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by PaperMacheMario » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:19 pm

Mo :wub: such a machine.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Zellery » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Gotta go down as one of the greatest of all time now. :wub:

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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Captain Kinopio » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:33 pm

Mo Fatah, amazing again. What a superstar! Can't ever recall there being a British (and very few world) athlete who has dominated their speciality as much as he has the past 2 / 3 years. Long may King Mo rule 8-)

Also a brilliant run from Gemili this evening, absolutely shattered his personal best today and has made a bold move towards being one of the best 200m runners in the world. Also fantastic to hear him promoting athletics afterwards, came across as a really genuine and awesome guy. Don't expect him to medal but would be fantastic to see another run around the 19 / 20 sec mark.

Edit: Shame about Alison Felix
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:57 am

Herbi wrote:Mo Fatah, amazing again. What a superstar! Can't ever recall there being a British (and very few world) athlete who has dominated their speciality as much as he has the past 2 / 3 years. Long may King Mo rule 8-)

Also a brilliant run from Gemili this evening, absolutely shattered his personal best today and has made a bold move towards being one of the best 200m runners in the world. Also fantastic to hear him promoting athletics afterwards, came across as a really genuine and awesome guy. Don't expect him to medal but would be fantastic to see another run around the 19 / 20 sec mark.

Edit: Shame about Alison Felix


I think I remember reading recently that mo may quit track athletics after the worlds to concentrate on the marathon.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Lotus » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:30 pm

People calling for Mo Farah to be knighted. :lol: :dread:

Glad to see Gemili doing well, hope he has a great race in the final.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:19 pm

It's inevitable given that he is arguably the greatest British track and field athlete of all time. What he has accomplished in the last few years is remarkable and so I don't have any issue with calls for him to be knighted. However, I don't think these knighthoods and such should be handed out to sports athletes until they are formally retired. I don't see Mo running for longer than another 5 years so he wouldn't have to wait long anyway if that were the case.

Hoping Gemili can run under 20 seconds again tonight. If he can do that then I reckon he gets a medal.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Drumstick wrote:It's inevitable given that he is arguably the greatest British track and field athlete of all time. What he has accomplished in the last few years is remarkable and so I don't have any issue with calls for him to be knighted. However, I don't think these knighthoods and such should be handed out to sports athletes until they are formally retired. I don't see Mo running for longer than another 5 years so he wouldn't have to wait long anyway if that were the case.

Hoping Gemili can run under 20 seconds again tonight. If he can do that then I reckon he gets a medal.


Yeah, this.

Generally I think they're handed out a bit willy-nilly but given what other sportsmen and women have gotten them for you can't deny Farah deserves it.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Evening session getting underway now with women's 110m hurdles
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by emilythestrange » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:52 pm

Gutted I missed Mo yesterday - also apparently I missed this:

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I tuned in today and I gather she's ditched the rainbow nails today. Still, it's a brave thing to do. Personally I think it would be great to see more athletes follow the example.

edit: OK I hope I don't look like a twat saying this, but it's like there's some sort of rule in women's high jump where you have to be beautiful to take part. :wub:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: W 400m final 6:15pm
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Good shot at a medal in this women's 4x400
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: M 200m final 17:10
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:03 pm

Sally Pearson really is a bit of a bitch :lol:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: M 200m final 17:10
by Something Fishy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:23 pm

Herbi wrote:Sally Pearson really is a bit of a bitch :lol:


Why is that?

I must admit I had no idea who she was but I just looked it up.

An Aussie sportsperson? Well yeah.

Lovely folks until you put them in a sport :lol:
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: M 200m final 17:10
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Watch her interview with the BBC after her race, was rather catty to say the least.

Good run by Gemili, he should take a lot of confidence from running more or less 20sec flat for the last three races in a row, shame he was just pipped to a medal but that shouldn't really matter. Hopefully everyone can be on song for the 4x100 tomorrow.
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PostRe: 2013 Athletics World Championships: M 200m final 17:10
by Something Fishy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Shame. Silly woman.

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