2016 Rio Olympics

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  1. jacknyc

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    Tsakonas, the Greek made it through to the semis.
    Others:
    Hortelano
    Gemili
    Lemaitre
    Herrera
    Talbot
    Guliyev
    Galvan
    Hortelano had the 2nd fastest qualifier in 20.12, which is a Spanish national record.

    Unlike the 100m, no Asian sprinters made it through to the semis.
     
  2. elispeedster

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    its going to be Bolt vs De Grasse....the Canadian guy basically walked the last 50 meters and ran 20.09...Lemaitre ran hard in a shitty lane, but I cant see less than 20.10 as his best in the semi
     
  3. trackster

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    Okay, I watched all of the heats. Here's how I'd handicap our guys:
    1. Hortelano--ran the best time and won his heat despite easing up. He's got a shot for a medal.
    2. Guliyev--I'm being optimistic that the first half of his race won't be duplicated. His second half was spectacular. Longshot at medal.
    3. LeMaitre--with him, lane draw is especially important. He looked pretty good, but he can't do much better if he draws another inside lane. Pray for lane 5 or higher. Very long shot at medal.
    4. Gemili--looked good, but worked awfully hard for that time. Might not have a sub-20 in him this year. Decent shot a making the final.
    5. Talbot--good speed endurance. Won't medal. Longshot at final.
    6. Herrera--chances about the same as Talbots.
    7. The Greek--didn't have the best heat, but has shown the ability to uncork a fast one in the past.
    8. Galvan--well, he made the semis and should be proud. No realistic shot at making the final.
     
  4. RCSMAN

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    the lane will be very very important for Christophe and hortelano
     
  5. RCSMAN

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    Christophe ran 10.61 in first part (because the bend) and 9.67 in second part (very very good, it was 9.85 and 9.90 in DL in London and Monaco) !

    10.61, it's very very bad for him, he can run 10.35 -10.40 in first part (with good lane) and he can run 9.60 in second part (christophe said he ran not in 100%)

    i think Christophe can run sub 20 in semi final with good lane !
     
  6. white lightning

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    I see him running sub 20.10 but a sub 20 would guarantee him not only a spot in the final but a good lane. I missed seeing the races this morning. Can someone please give me a link to watch all of the opening heats of the mens 200 meters? Thanks guys.
     
  7. sprintstar

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    RCSMAN, not doubting your numbers break down of Lemaitre's race, you say he "CAN" run sub 20 in the semi's I say he "HAS" to run sub 20 in the semi's to make the final, no matter what lane he ends up with. I think if he puts it all together for the semi race he might do it but he has to show racing form of 3-4 years ago to do so.

    I think Hortelano is the sleeper in the 200, he basically coasted last 5-10 m and still ran 20.12. None of the announcers on multiple stations and most of the competitors didn't pay any attention to him until the end of the race today. His sprinting form shows a lot of relaxation, excellent speed endurance and "I" think he can go sub 20 in the semi's.

    Cheers....
     
  8. RCSMAN

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    Lane ATHLETE COUNTRY SB 2016 PB
    1 Rondel Sorrillo [​IMG] TTO 20.27 20.16
    2 Aaron Brown [​IMG] CAN 20.00 20.00
    3 Nery Brenes [​IMG] CRC 20.20 20.20
    4 Nickel Ashmeade [​IMG] JAM 20.07 19.85
    5 José Carlos Herrera [​IMG] MEX 20.17 20.17
    6 LaShawn Merritt [​IMG] USA 19.74 19.74
    7 Daniel Talbot [​IMG] GBR 20.27 20.27
    8 Christophe Lemaitre [​IMG] FRA 20.24 19.80




    Lane ATHLETE COUNTRY SB 2016 PB
    1 Likoúrgos-Stéfanos Tsákonas [​IMG] GRE 20.31 20.09
    2 Matteo Galvan [​IMG] ITA 20.50 20.50
    3 Justin Gatlin [​IMG] USA 19.75 19.57
    4 Bruno Hortelano [​IMG] ESP 20.12 20.12
    5 Alonso Edward [​IMG] PAN 20.04 19.81
    6 Yohan Blake [​IMG] JAM 20.13 19.26
    7 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake [​IMG] GBR 19.95 19.95
    8 Churandy Martina [​IMG] NED 20.11 19.85


    It will be very hard for hortelano
     
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  9. RCSMAN

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    Christophe 20.28

     
  10. FootballDad

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    Like Don says, there is no line. The main purpose of the site is to promote white athletes (or perceived white athletes) to chink the armor of the caste system that promotes black athletic supremacy.

    If anyone, like mastermulti, just wishes to praise the performances regardless of race, there is nothing wrong with that. Van Niekerk's performance was one for the ages, he deserves every bit of praise. Usain Bolt's and Simone Biles performances have been individually outstanding as well, I just think that they get enough praise elsewhere, they don't need it from us:)
     
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    Yikes, lane 8 for Christophe in the semis. It takes a special mindset to do well out of lane 8. From a purely mechanical standpoint, it is the best lane to develop speed in the curve as it is the "straightest" lane, but as we all know, and many of us has experienced, sprinting is half mindset.
     
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    I agree. I think what Van Niekirk did was amazing. Personally, I'll be cheering for Allen. He's definitely mostly white, and has green eyes. They showed his dad, and you can barely tell he's part black. The only people who are gonna know about Allen's small % of black heritage are the diehard forum reading Ducks fans. As long as there's no interview where he plays it up, or the announcers play it up, I'll be cheering for him. I'd say all "mainstream" fans will think he's 100% white. I'd say Allen would be a good thing.
     
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    With green eyes and straight brown hair, no casual observer would ever suspect that Devon Allen has any black heritage whatsoever. I wish him well at Rio and in football.
     
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    I actually thought Sydney Mclaughlin was white lol I thought she was of Scottish/Irish/ southern Italy decent...I have an Italian cousin who looks very similar even to the curly hair and light brown skin colour and hazel eyes..
     
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    Anyone check out Sage Watson from Canada in the 400m hurdles..she is looking strong, I hope she makes it to the finals...She will have to run sub 54 to do so but I think she is capable of doing so.
     
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    I have said this before but maybe Allen's mother had an affair with a white guy. That picture on the left pretty much says it to me.
     
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    Looks like a strong contingent of our guys got through in the 1500 as well as the HJ. Drouin of Canada and Bondarenko of Ukraine looks like locks for medals in the HJ.
     
  18. McCaffrey Dude

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    Watching the 200 heats where Bruno Hortelano runs down Yohan Blake it is pretty obvious Blake eased up the last 3 or 4 meters. Just saying.
     
  19. jacknyc

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    Perception is most people's reality.
    That's why there's a caste system in sports.
    The perception is that black are always great athletes, and white are lesser athletes.
    That perception becomes people's reality even if it's not true.
    So similarly, if people perceive Devon Allen as white, he is white. And that helps distort the perception that all great athletes are black.
    That is also why I will root for Asian athletes too. If they do well, the caste perception gets distorted a bit more.
     
  20. Vanilla_Sky

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    Stunning, a Cypriot I have never heard of, Milan Trajkovic, runs a NR and qualifies for the 110h finals.

    Former Ducks, Cabral of Canada and Allen of USA both get in on time.
     
  21. elispeedster

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    Schippers wins her semi with a 21.96! Thompson 2nd with 22.13
     
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    Now Prandini is up. Hope for the best.
     
  23. elispeedster

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    Prandini 4th :( I think she will be very good, give her 2 years
     
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    a heads up for our young Australian girl Ella Nelson who ran past Jenna Prandini in the 2nd semi. She hasn't competed since Marck due to an injured hamstring and ran a 22.50 personal best here to miss the final by 1/1ooth. We may now have a sprinter of some calibre. She's just 22 but has heart and a nice fluent style.
    Looks to be Thompson, Schippers and Bowie for the medals to me, in no particular order
     
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    Nice to see Lalova qualify for the finals. I agree Nelson looked quite good, looking forward to her developing in the next couple of years. Lukenkemper looks like she has the legs as well, she ran well for a young girl who is still getting stronger. In the HJ good to see a white man win in 2.38m well done Drouin. lol and they say "white men can't jump" I say bulldung to that....
     

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