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European indoor athletics season 2018

Postby mikesiva » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:44 am

DOUBLE OLYMPIC champion Elaine Thompson and double world silver medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou have been confirmed as part of an all-star 60m field at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow later this month.

Ranked as the number one indoor athletics meeting in the world, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow looks set to continue living up to its billing, with the women’s 60m on February 25 expected to be the blue riband event as Thompson and Ta Lou join the already confi rmed Dina Asher-Smith and Dafne Schippers.

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/t ... ad-glasgow
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Postby mikesiva » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:02 am

In his first indoor race, Jamaica's Ronald Levy won the 110m hurdles at the Glasgow Indoors in a time of 7.49, to finish ahead of aries Merritt of the United States (7.58) and Britain's andrew Possi (7.60).

MJ Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast won the women's 60m in a time of 7.07, winning ahead of Britain's Dina asher-Smith (7.08) and Jamaicans Elaine Thompson (7.12) and Christania Williams (7.14). Shi of China won the men's long jump with a leap of 8.13, pushing Jamaica's Damar Forbes (7.99) into second. The women's high jump was won by Maria Lasitskene of the Ukraine with a leap of 1.95, with second going to Britain's Morgan Lake (1.92), and third to St Lucian Lavern Spencer (1.88).

Phyliss Francis of the United States won the women's 400m in 52 seconds flat, while Britain's Elidh Doyle came second in 52.38, followed by Jamaicans Steph McPherson (52.69) and Kaliese Spencer (53.59).
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Postby mikesiva » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:13 am

Hungary run a rare medal in the World Indoor Champs at Birmingham yesterday, when anita Marton threw 19.62 to win thee women's shot putt. Jamaica showed that they're a country of more than just sprinters, when Danielle Thomas-Dodd took silver with a throw of 19.22, while China's Gong Lijaio took third with 19.08.
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Postby mikesiva » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:01 am

There was an interesting discussion between Greg Rutherford and Michael Johnson on BBC TV. Here's a transcript:

Rutherford: "The Brits were amazing at finding these perfect shots in the relays. Remember over the years we'd get people disgualified finding that one frame that they stepped out.

Johnson: "Wait a minute. You mean the Brits had someone specifically inn position to look for an infraction so they could get a medal?"

Rutherford: "I think every Brit was looking for an infraction. We were desperate for the medals."

That last bit was said half-joking, half-serious. It seems these people are now working in Birmingham at the World Indoors.

Rutherford: "There is obviously somebody looking as closely as possible to figure out these frames where they do step out."

Make of that what you will....
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Postby mikesiva » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:18 am

The women's triple jump was won by Yulimer Rojas of Venesuela with a leap of 14.63, while silver went to Jamaica's Kimberley Williams (14.48), and third to anna Peleteiro of Spain (14.40). This was the second medal for Jamaica, and once again it was in the field.
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Postby mikesiva » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 am

In the wake of a men's 400m decimated by over-enthusiastic officiating, the gold medal was won by Pavel Maslak of the Czech Republic in a time of 45.47, with silver going to American Michael Cherry ((45.84) and bronze to Trinidad's Deon Lendore (46.37).
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European indoor athletics season 2018

Postby MichaelAmola » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:43 pm

When I was in high school several of us wanted to do this...it never happened, which was really disappointing. I hope it all works out for you, its a great idea
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