T&F World Champs

Posted by: riccardo

T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 08:50

Check for near real-time results here:
http://osaka2007.iaaf.org/results/bydate.html#racedate=08-25-2007

And Live Streaming audio and/or video here:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/athletics/world-championships/

The Men's Marathon Final kicked off the competition at 5am Jakarta Time. Luke Kibet of Kenya (a 60/1 underdog according to Ladbrokes) won by a half a mile, but in a slow time due to the 38C/101F temperature and 80+% humidity in Osaka.

If you're a punter, go to Ladbrokes and place your bets live online:
http://www.ladbrokes.com/lbr_sports?action=go_type&category=SPORTS&class_id=110000016
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 08:55



T&F's Golden Girl, Carolina Kluft of Sweden looks to win gold in the Heptathlon.
Posted by: yourfather

Re: T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 12:41

Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 13:08

Gotta love the huevos on this fit little Russky...


Osaka 2007 - Isinbayeva: No one can beat me

Eurosport - Sat, 25 Aug

Russian world pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva says that she is unbeatable ahead of the world championships in Osaka.

"I know if I do my best, it is impossible for somebody to beat me," the Olympic and world champion said.

"There's no chance for anybody," she added. "Sorry, it's like this."



She is so big a favourite in the 11th world championships which begin on Saturday, that she professes no concern for the competition.

"I don't care about my rivals," she said.
"More important and more dangerous is myself."

The former gymnast has not lost a final this year, going 11 for 11. In three years, she has been beaten only three times in 42 competitions. Twice the losses came because she no-heighted. The other loss was on a countback.

Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 21:42

The medal table after Day 1


Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 UNITED STATES 1 1 1 3
2 ETHIOPIA 1 0 0 1
2 KENYA 1 0 0 1
4 QATAR 0 1 0 1
4 TURKEY 0 1 0 1
6 BELARUS 0 0 1 1
6 SWITZERLAND 0 0 1 1
Posted by: Dilli

Re: T&F World Champs - 25 Aug 07 23:20

Must be a fix!
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 10:28

For watching the meet on TV in Jakarta, APHRODITE, in Klub Rasuna, behind Pasar Festival mall, is showing all the events live with no commercial interruptions on its Super Sport channels. More importantly, and unlike other pubs that have Super Sport, APHRO have enough TVs to show it -- and still satisfy the rugby/cricket/soccer crowd on other TVs -- and will if you ask.

I watched the thrilling 100meters on Sunday evening with TYSON GAY winning over the world record holder Asafa Powell..

The meet has two sessions each day -- morning and evening. As its in Osaka (2 hours ahead) you can catch all the key races between 4pm and 9pm each evening until next Sunday (Sept. 2)

Other gold medalists on DAY 2 included the aforementioned Miss Kluft with a European record and 2nd best in history in the heptathlon. The UK got its first medal -- bronze -- from Kelly Sotherton, also in the Heptathlon.

Also, Valerie Vili of New Zealand, a maori gal, launched a mighty toss on her final shot put attempt to win a surprising Gold Medal.
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 10:29

Latest Medal Table after the completion of DAY 2

Medal Table
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 2 1 1 4
Ecuador 1 0 0 1
Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
Kenya 1 0 0 1
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Sweden 1 0 0 1
Belarus 0 1 1 2
Bahamas, The 0 1 0 1
Qatar 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
Tunisia 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Ukraine 0 1 0 1
United Kingdom 0 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Mexico 0 0 1 1
Germany 0 0 1 1
Jamaica 0 0 1 1
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 13:10

THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN IS GAY !!!!
Posted by: Dilli

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 13:19

He's first of the blocks "cause he has got his shit packed already!"
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 13:37


This photo really speaks "a thousand words"...
Gay (on the left) got out slowly, Powell (right, in yellow) is the world record holder and had a clear lead the first 40-50 meters, but then Gay started really motoring... and by 70 meters (the moment when this pic was taken) Powell knew that Gay was going to overhaul him and the look on Powell's face says it all.

Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 14:09

A hilarious comment by a friend when we were looking at the top-10 form chart for the Men's 10,000m:

"Two of those Kenyans aren't even household names in their own huts

who are these broke-dicks ???"


premeet formchart:

1. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)
2. Zersenay Tadesse (Eritrea)
3. Sileshi Sihine (Ethiopia)
4. Martin Mathathi (Kenya)
5. Tola Tadesse (Ethiopia)
6. Josephat Ndambuki (Kenya)
7. Gebr. Gebremariam (Ethiopia)
8. Kiprono Menjo (Kenya)
9. Abdi Abdirahman (US)
10. Boniface Kiprop (Uganda)
Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 14:23

maybe all these african runners became so good because of the goofy names their parents gave to them, leading to them having to spend their entire childhood running away from the neighbourhood bullies ...

"take that, boniface kiprop!"
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 14:49

Leave it to the underachieving, sour-grapes-eating Brit gals to whinge and show poor sportsmanship after getting soundly beaten!! Kelly, is it not enough to win your nation's first medal and let others sort this out? Total loser in my book.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/08/27/sofron127.xml

Kelly Sotherton lifted the gloom surrounding British athletics by landing her team's first medal of this world championships before sparking the event's first major controversy by calling silver medallist Lyudmila Blonska a cheat.






In a frank interview, bronze-medallist Sotherton said Blonska was shunned by other athletes. "We don't support her," she said.

"We don't support cheats.
Posted by: Roy's Hair

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 15:04

The Brits are going for their worst ever tally this year. Whatever happened to British Athletics ans the AAA?
Posted by: riccardo

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 15:23

Quoting: Roy's hair
Whatever happened to British Athletics and the AAA?


They've been hijacked by the omnipotent politburo-esque UKAthletics, which demands that each and every promising teen prodigy sign his/her life away!! They restrict the kids in terms of money, training, medical care and coaching. The teenage stars (or their families) have no more choices. If they want to hire an Italian or Icelandic coach, they can't. They must take what the UKA gives them. If they want to go to a US university for 4 years with great coaches and facilities on an athletics scholarship while getting a uni degree, they can't. If they want to use the same family doctor they've had all their lives, they can't. If they become a huge star and command million-dollar appearance fees, they must give it all to UKA in exchange for the 250pounds/week arrangement they signed when they were 14.

Breaching any of these and/or a myriad of other contract stipulations will result in a lifetime ban from the UK team, all government monetary support will be pulled and the athlete will even be banned from doing a fun training run at the local club that he/she started out with!

It's a total disaster. If you are a talented, athletic kid in the UK, are you going to let this mob of fascists control your life OR are you going to say 'fuck that' and go use your athleticism on the soccer field? Not a difficult choice. The results are what we see in the medal tables.
Posted by: riccardo

Erect Nipple wins it!! - 27 Aug 07 21:07

In the women's 100m, Veronica Campbell of Jamaica (6th lane, in yellow) wins in a photo finish by virtue of the fact that her erect nipple was protruding across the finish ahead of the two Americans!! It took the Japanese photo finish observers a full 15 minutes to declare a winner -- big time drama, but the Jamaican nipple seizes the day.
Posted by: Piss Salon

Re: T&F World Champs - 27 Aug 07 22:02

Quoting: riccardo
Also, Valerie Vili of New Zealand, a maori gal, launched a mighty toss on her final shot put attempt to win a surprising Gold Medal.


I have been tossed by a Maori girl or two and find nothing surprising about it.
Posted by: Dilli

Re: T&F World Champs - 28 Aug 07 07:10

Quoting: Piss Salon

I have been tossed by a Maori girl or two and find nothing surprising about it.


Was her second name Lomu?
Posted by: riccardo

Re: Erect Nipple wins it!! - 28 Aug 07 08:34

The proverbial protruding nipple wins the day for Jamaica's Veronica Campbell.
Posted by: riccardo

Robbery - 28 Aug 07 17:03

look at the photo finish pic above and compare with this one from an earlier race the same day. The American Williams loses due to the fact that THEY put the all-important green line back to her neck rather than the front leading shoulder as they've done the whole meet and below is a perfect example....

Posted by: Roy's Hair

Re: Robbery - 28 Aug 07 18:26

Is that why Linford won? His lunchbox crossed the line first???
Posted by: Dilli

Re: Robbery - 28 Aug 07 20:41

I would win every time then!
Posted by: riccardo

Re: Robbery - 29 Aug 07 10:41

Betting on these favored Russkie hos is like trying to organize a threesome with a pack of wild hyenas on peyote.

Easy money and faithless women.... red-eye whiskey for the pain.
Posted by: riccardo

4x400 WR??? - 01 Sep 07 10:30

The American men 400m runners went 1-2-3 in final with Jeremy Wariner running the 3rd fastest in history. But can he and his mates break the World Record in the 4x400 relay???

The USA men's 4x400 seems to be set for the World Championship Final in OSAKA. In no particular order of running:
Kerron Clement
Angelo Taylor
Jeremy Wariner
LaShawn Merritt

This was in the USAToday's most recent edition:
That should make for a fast 1,600 relay team on which Wariner, Taylor and Merritt are expected to team up with recently crowned 400 hurdles champion Kerron Clement.

"That's going to be a nice team," said Merritt....

A nice team indeed LaShawn. And he should know. Merritt and Clement ran together on the 4x4 team at the World Junior Championships 2004, and that team broke the World JR record with 18y.o. LaShawn on leg 2 (44.8 ) and 19y.o. Kerron on anchor (44.8 ).

The WR might be just out of reach for this year's US quartet.

This is what they'll be chasing:

Jerome Young (44.3) - FROM THE BLOCKS
Antonio Pettigrew (43.2)
Tyree Washington (43.5)
Michael Johnson (43.2)

World Record time ---2:54.20

It looks feasible for JW to match up with MJ's split and Taylor to match Tyree's split, the big ones that this quartet may not have answers for are Pettigrew's blazing 43.2 and Young's opening leg of 44.3.

Here are the ( relay-leg PBs )** and open 400 with their 2007 SBs:
K. Clement--(44.3) 44.48
A. Taylor -----(43.6) 44.05
L. Merritt -----(44.0) 44.06
J. Wariner ---(43.2) 43.50

** The relay leg data I found is sketchy at best. Most were likely hand times and some were recorded several years ago (Taylor's)....

Even the World Champs Record (CR) seems a bit of a stretch against the mark put down by this dream team:

Stuttgart 1993 World Championships
Men's 4x400 CR = 2:54.29

Andrew Valmon---------(44.43) Out of the blocks
Quincy Watts------------(43.59)
Harry 'Butch' Reynolds-(43.36)
Michael Johnson--------(42.91) GOOD GAWD MAN!! Are you kidding?!
Posted by: Piss Salon

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 01 Sep 07 16:31

I love the headline in The Post.

"Gay enters exclusive club"
Posted by: riccardo

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 02 Sep 07 19:47

Alas, no World Record for the US men's relay but they did run the 3rd fastest time in history and easily took the gold in the 4x400m.

Final Medal Table
Country-Gold-Silv-Bron-Tot
1 USA-----14 4 8 26
2 KENYA----5 3 5 13
3 RUSSIA---4 9 3 16
4 ETHIOPIA-3 1 0 4
5 GERMANY--2 2 3 7
6 CZECH----2 1 0 3
7 AUSTRALIA 2 0 0 2
8 JAMAICA--1 6 3 10
9 BAHAMAS--1 2 0 3
Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 02 Sep 07 21:00

Quoting: riccardo
Final Medal Table
Country-Gold-Silv-Bron-Tot
1 USA-----14 4 8 26

any "great white hopes" amongst these medal winners??
Posted by: chewwyUK

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 08:33

I noticed the Americans did very well in a distance event -- well when i say America of course I mean a Kenyan who has been given and American passport so the good old USA can get a gold medal.
Posted by: riccardo

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 09:56

You are partially correct Chewwy. The man you are referring to is Bernard Lagat. He was born in Kenya 32 years ago. He came to the US on a university athletic/academic scholarship at the age of 18 and stayed on in the US with student and work visas for the mandatory 7 years. He also married an American citizen and has 3 kids, who are American citizens. At the age of 25, while still living and training in the US with his US coaches, and still running in int'l meets for Kenya, then he applied for citizenship. He was finally granted citizenship 3 years later. The IAAF made him wait a further 2 years until he'd be able to compete for the USA, which just began last year at the age of 31.

BY NO MEANS did Bernard receive any special treatment "so the good old USA can get a gold medal."

Nonetheless, such is the nature of the globalized world today. I don't see many Brits complaining that their only gold medalist was a Nigerian (Ms. Ohuourogu), or that their best medal hope in the distance races is Sudanese (Mohammed Farah), or that their star triple jumper and medal hopeful (mr. Idowu) is from some African village.

--Italy's silver medal Long Jumper is a Californian, whose mom married an Italian. Italy also has a Triple Jumper from Cuba, via marriage.

--Slovenia's Merlene Ottey has won many medals for her native Jamaica, but when she was too old to make the competitive team for Jamaica, she married a Slovenian.

--Yana Pitmanski-Rawlinson won gold for Australia, but she is East European...

Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 10:00

it really is about time that a Honky World Championships was set up, to give us white folks a chance to get some metal ...
Posted by: riccardo

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 10:09

Quoting: KuKuKaChu
Quoting: riccardo
Final Medal Table
Country-Gold-Silv-Bron-Tot
1 USA-----14 4 8 26

any "great white hopes" amongst these medal winners??


Actually yes. Jeremy Wariner is white and he was responsible for 2 of those gold medals in the 400m sprint no less, which is an event dominated by black sprinters. Also, There was California white girl Kara Goucher, who ran past all the Africans in the final sprint to the finish in the 10,000 meter run to collect her medal. Matt Tegenkamp, a pasty white nerd from Wisconsin, missed out on a medal by 1/100th of a second in the African-dominated 5,000 meter run. Alan Webb, another pasty white distance runner, had the world's best time in the mile and 1500 going into the race and was leading with just 80 meters go when he was tripped up by a black immigrant guy from France, stumbled and finished out of the medals. Beau Greer, Javelin, is white and got a medal. Brad Walker, Pole Vault, white, won the gold. Allyson Felix, 3 gold medals, has a white mother and was raised in white suburban culture -- same goes for 200m medalist Wallace Spearmon. Reese Hoffa and Adam Nelson are both white guys and they got gold and silver, respectively in the Shot put.

Anyway, why is skin color important to you?
Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 10:56

Quoting: riccardo
Anyway, why is skin color important to you?

well, i'm just feeling left out with all these black african d00ds dominating everything ...

maybe it would be better to segregate sports according to, say, 5-6 broad racial categories, so we could have champions in every division ...
Posted by: riccardo

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 10:58

Quoting: riccardo
You are partially correct Chewwy. The man you are referring to is Bernard Lagat. He was born in Kenya 32 years ago. He came to the US on a university athletic/academic scholarship at the age of 18 and stayed on in the US with student and work visas for the mandatory 7 years. He also married an American citizen and has 3 kids, who are American citizens.


What's even more interesting is that Kenya didn't even want him. They jealously guard their A-list talent and try everything not to allow them to leave. But Bernard was only considered a 3rd tier guy for them when he was a teenager, so he left to go to Washington St. Univ and all the opportunities that situation would grant him...

At WSU, he had access to great coaching and great facilities and became a solid, but rapidly improving, US collegiate runner. By the time he was in his mid-20s, fully 7 or 8 years after they had cut him loose, Kenya came knocking and begged him to run for the national squad. Since his citizenship application to the US was tied up in red tape for years, he decided, why not it's the only way to run in the Olympics.
Posted by: chewwyUK

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 12:18

sometimes ric you make it a little to easy for me hehehehe
Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 13:48

chewwy, stop teasing the americans or i'll report you to The Administrators.
Posted by: Dilli

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 14:01

The Administrators, don't think they would bother doing anything in this case!
Posted by: KuKuKaChuModerator

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 14:03

Quoting: Dilli
The Administrators, don't think they would bother doing anything in this case!

you could be right. teasing americans is just too much fun!
Posted by: riccardo

Re: 4x400 WR??? - 03 Sep 07 14:46

Chewwy, don't worry, I knew you were just doing a bit of wind-up for a reaction, but some folks actually do believe stuff like that. So I thought use that as a jumping-off point to clarify the situation on Bernard to avoid any misconceptions on the part of less-informed folks, who may not have readily understood your sardonic wit.