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  1. mastermulti

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    Youtube "Lausanne diamond league 2018"
    Videos are already up for each event
     
  2. white lightning

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    Despite a sluggish start I still believe that Gina Luckenkemper is an emerging superstar. She has
    already went sub 11 last summer. She won the B 100 Meters Race in Lausanne today in at time of
    11.07 wind legal. She will be on the medal stand at the 2018 European Championships. I think she is
    a far better sprinter that T.Pinto of Germany. Luckenkemper is a special athlete. Think Prandinni/Cunliffe
    talent and youth on her side. I love watching her run and she is also so beautiful.

    I hope todays race gets her back the in primary races. She is far too good to be in any B Race!
     
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    I still believe Ta Lou, Thompson, womens 400m Nassir, Noah Lyles, Samba mens 400mh are all juicing. Many of the Ethiopians and Kenyans are juicing and slowly getting caught. In todays 100m take away Ta lou and Thompson and you have 2 clean white sprinters...hmmmm

    Where is Cunliffe these days?
     
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    Forgot to mention Prandini closed like a freight train...
     
  5. white lightning

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    Yes I agree. Prandini's top speed is there with the best in the world as well as her speed endurance. Her huge weakness is
    her start. She needs to work on getting out of the blocks better. This is common in most of her races. Fix that and she will be consitantly going sub 11 and eventually sub 10.90 and better.
     
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    agreed, her first 4 strides out of the blocks are weak. She kind of slewfoots it.
     
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    Considering Luckenkemper's 11.07 had a metre LESS wind assistance than the "A" race, you'd surmise she would have been right in the 11.02/11.03 mix in the big race (providing pressure didn't play a part).

    And in the end the A race didn't have a full field, even if Okagbare had started.
    SO Gina's looking to go well in the European's
     
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    Julian Reus finally shows some form with a few weeks to go before the German National Championships. He
    ran a wind legal time of 10.15 in Weinheim last night. M.Pohl and P.Domogala also ran in the low 10.20s in the
    same race.

    I have never seen Julian Reus race so little but my guess is he doesn't want to peak too early and at 30 years of
    age you have to be careful. As far as times go he is the best german sprinter over 60 & 100 meters ever! It's not
    even close. It's just a shame his mental toughness is not there outside of running in his home country. I've always
    said it has to be a mental/emotional block and nerves because he has always had the talent.

    Regardless he still has a lifetime best of 10.01 and 6.52 in the 60! With the 2018 European Championships being held
    in Berlin, Germany there would be no better story than to see him win a medal and finally get that elusive sub 10. Reus
    has went sub 10.10 many times and in a fair world he would finally go sub 10 at home in front of his biggest fans!
     
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    i have read where she has been struggling with numerous injuries that she attributes to coaching. as such, she is considering a coaching change. hopefully, she gets things sorted out, because she's a terrific talent.
     
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    if she changes coaches she will be dumping her own Dad lol I also think her mentality of trying to be a hipster chick does not help her.
     
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    Cunliffe is a total wigger-ette. Her instagram is all pics of her dressed like a whore and black guys leaving ebonics laced comments. While she may further prove that whites can be superior sprinters, I certainly don't care to root for her. It's a shame really.
     
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    Don't worry ...cunliffe will grow out of the black thing .....
     
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    European under 18 champs .... A 16 yr old german 200 meter sprinter called regenfuss ....21.12 @ 16 ....not 17 til October ....and he his favorite to win .....phenomenon ....
     
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    Emile Erasmus will start tomorrow in Bottrop at the (open) NRW-Championships (North-Rhine Westphalia). Weather will be very good.
     
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    Germany goes 1/2 in the boys 200 meters final with Czech finishing 3rd.
     
  17. Jimmy Chitwood

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    at the Euro u-18 Championships today:

    our girls go 1-2(tie) in the 100 in a brilliant finish that had 3 girls finish with the same official time.

    our boys go 2-3 (and 5th) in the 100 in an-almost-as sparkling race that had 4 sprinters within .04 of each other.

    our boys go 1-2-3 in the 200, in a superb final that saw 7 of the 8 sprinters finish in 21.++. a 16-year-old German (Alexander Czysch) took first in a European U-18 Championship record 21.15, while another 16-year-old German (Daniel Regenfuß) finished just behind him in 21.19.

    our girls go 3-4 in the 200.

    our boys go 2-3 in the high jump.

    in the boys 400, a 16-year old Italian (Lorenzo Benati) set a European u-18 Championship record, finishing in a blazing 46.85.

    in the girls 400, our ladies go 1-2-3 in a display of BRILLIANT young talent. a 16-year old Czech (Barbora Malikova) set a European u-18 Championship record, finishing in an equally- blazing 52.66. she also won the 400 in the World Youth Championships last year. a 17-year old German also finished in under 53 seconds, and a 15-year old Russian girl took third in 53.09. wow!
     
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    Johnathan Cabral won the Canadian nationals 110mh in 13.44 on a slower track. Well done..
     
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    Hassan Taftian ran 10.09 for 2nd at the French Championships.
     
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    Excellent u 18 euros...Iceland have a serious young female talent ...( the land of Giants , some of the strongest men on the plant) ..also I reckon Erasmus conditions pending will dip into the 9.9s today ....
     
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    Erasmus 10, 19
     
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    Yep ...apologies......I thought Erasmus was racing against quality athletes at a fast weinheim track ..... ........but was at a mediocre meet at nrw bottrop .....don’t understand what he was doing there unless getting paid ...
     
  23. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Erasmus is winning. in his last 5 100-meter races, he's won all 5 en route to fast *pun* approaching a sub-10. and he's won his most recent 200, whilst also setting a new personal best.

    what he's doing is working.
     
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