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Discussion in 'Track & Field' started by white lightning, Jan 9, 2010.
Lightning, any links to live results and/or streaming video of the French and German games?
The German Meet is live right now! Hurry up. It's almost time for the 60 Finals. All the big names made it through. Also, Christian Rief jumped 8.10 meters to win the long jump.
http://www.leichtathletik.tv/2010/zz_live_hdm10/1.htmEdited by: white lightning
This is a great meet so far. I hope some of you guys are watching it as well.
The Russian National Championships are this weekend as well. Here is a short article with the results of Day One. Pretty descent times in some of the events.
Tobias Unger won the 60 finals running a 6.66 for the victory. There were three or four false starts. Julian Reuss(one of the favorites) and Martin Keller were both disqualified. What a shame. Nice run by Unger though.
Here is a live link to the Spanish Indoor Champs.
http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=67248Edited by: white lightning
I saw the replay of the 60m finals in Germany. Nice run by Tobias Unger. Unfortunately, Blum stumbled and almost stopped on his 3rd or 4th step, and that killed his chances. So we still don't know what he is capable of this year.
I didn't check in time to get the German live stream. Disappointing about Blum, though. If someone has the link to the replay, I'll check when I get back in from my own run!
From the Track and Field News report on the Russian Championships:
It was the men's 60 that produced the biggest surprise, with a 6.66sec PB victory for the previously unheralded 23-year-old Alexander Vashurkin. The same time was set by runner-up Roman Smirnov with the photo-finish needed to settle the title. Third went to Michael Idrisov (6.67).
Don't forget that tommorow will be the 2nd day of the German Champs. All of the rounds of the 200 meters and finals will be live on the same link. For the mens and the womens.
Petr Svoboda set a Czech record of 7.44 in the 60mH. Nice going!
Moves to equal No.2 on the world rankings with Robles and just 0.01 short of Trammell's World Lead. What a year this guy is having. Amazing race. I want to see what Osovnikar does in the 60 now.
Ronalds Araj just ran a 6.74 60m to win the Conference USA Indoor Championships. Good luck to him at Nationals.
Congrats to Ronald. Nice win for him today! Good luck to him as well.
The Russian Men are starting to run a little better in the sprints. Roman Smirnov ran the fastest 200 in all or Europe today. He ran a 20.81 which is even faster than Lemaitre. The Russian team also has around 3-4 young guys who are looking good in the 60 & 200 so far. Maybe they can make some progress outdoors this summer. They are still a long ways away, but they are headed in the right direction. They haven't had a descent 100 guy since Andrey Yepishin who ran 10.10 and then faded into memory. I hope the men continue to improve as the Russian Women are in a class all by themselves.
As was said in another post, Christian Blum stumble coming out of the blocks. This race should have been far better. Tobias Unger won in a time of 6.65 but it should have been faster than that. Blum almost fell down. He came on like crazy but had no chance in the short sprint of only 60 meters. Then Julian Reuss was disqualified along with Martin Keller.
So if they could race this 60 Finals again with out 4 false starts and everyone competing, I belive Blum our Reuss would have easily won. They all would have run alot faster. Even Unger is capable of better times. I still am happy for Toby as he doesn't have many years of sprinting left. Congrats to Tobias Unger. Here is the race including the falsestarts. I can't wait to see these guys running in the 200 tommorow.
http://www.leichtathletik.tv/index/view/id/762Edited by: white lightning
This really demonstrates how silly the new false start rule is. In fact, the computer even showed that the second false starter actually didn't move until after the gun went off (although by the most razor thin margin imaginable).
Anyway, a couple of things:
1) Another good run by Angel David Rodriguez in Spain (6.65 to win the championship).
2) I don't know if anyone has been checking the times run at all the U.S. college championships, but when you see them being won in the 6.7's by guys in their 20's, and when you see 6.6's prevailing in national championships, it just underscores what LeMaitre has achieved by going 6.63, then 6.55 this year at the tender age of 19. He's in a class by himself.
3) LeMaitre runs today. Any links, lightning?
4) Also, it was nice to watch the German replay. It's so rare that track and field gets covered by real networks with real cameras. I get tired of shaky, unfocused cell-phone videos downloaded on YouTube, so it was a pleasant surprise to see close ups and multiple camera angles.
He won his heat (6'62) here is the link for the results (but no links to see the final )
Ronald Pognon run well also (6'63) so I think he will help Christophe to go faster.
The final is in 40 minutes.
The track is new and apparently very good.
Edited by: The Master
He won in 6'56
Another great race by Pepe! Congrats to Christophe Lemaitre!
Here are some of the video replays from the German National Champs on day two. Carolyn Nytra ran a european leading time of 7.89 in the hurdles! The 200 meters final between Kosenkow and Reuss is outstanding. What a close race and they both well under 21 seconds. Julian Reuss is a youngster to keen an eye on. Robert Herring ran very well in the other 200 final but it's not on video. Enjoy the videos guys.
http://www.leichtathletik.tv/index/view/id/770Edited by: white lightning
I want to post this article. Petr Svoboda is going to have a great chance to win a medal in Doha at the World Indoor Championships.
http://www.european-athletics.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8340&Itemid=2Edited by: white lightning
I like to check around and see if there are any young hopes on the horizon to beat the Kenyans, and I think I may have found a real possibility. Johann Rogestedt (who may have been mentioned before on the boards) first burst on the scene last year, when, as a gawky 16-yr-old, he won the world youth championships over a couple of Kenyans who each looked to be around 30-yrs-old. It was a helluva race and shocked everyone (exciting video, made more fun by the fact he looks five years younger than anyone else in the race):
Now it turns out that it wasn't a lucky kick that carried him to victory, because a couple of weeks ago, the now-17 Rogestedt won an indoor 1500 in 3:49. That's a brilliant time for his age. It's about ten seconds faster than any high school kid ran in the U.S last year or this year indoors. In fact, that's about the time that would be tops for an OUTDOOR 1500 in the US at the high school level.
http://www.dehardloopkrant.com/artikel.php?date=2010-02-13 01:20&id=Scandinavisch atletieknieuws
Hopefully, the World Indoor Champs will be available to watch at least on the Internet, although I won't have any free time this weekend to see it myself. Anyway, I just saw the list of starters, which could still change over the next few days, and, for anyone who can watch, here's some names to watch:
Without Pickering or LeMaitre, don't expect much in this event. The best are Angel David Rodriguez (6.6) and Nick Smith (6.6). With luck, one of those guys might make the final, but it would take a miracle to medal. Others to watch, include Martin Krabbe (6.66), Smirnov (6.66), Vashurkin (6.66), and Mancini (6.68). LeMaitre would have had a legitimate shot to medal--remarkable given that he's 6"4 and only 19 years old.
This is all about David Gillick, and will be the most exciting event to watch. The Irishman (45.22--indoors) could take the gold. Pull for Britain's Richard Buck (46.22) as well. Sean Wroe is there from Australia. Wariner is not there.
Borzakovski's name isn't on the list, which is too bad, because he would have threatened for the gold. Also missing is the young talent that the US is developing at that distance--all are still in college. Symmonds (1:46.46) is okay, but no threat to the best. Still, there are some exciting names to watch: the unpronouncable Kszczot (hasn't his family heard of vowels?) is only about 20, and he's got a 1:46:00 indoors. Close behind him Holusa (CZE) is also very young with 1:46:09 indoors. Another young'un of note is Spain's David Bustos (1:47:23) and Italy's Scapini (1:47:51). All of these guys will be chasing the two dominant runners, Kaki and Ismael. Let's hope they catch them.
Frankly, unless I missed someone, there's no prayer here.
Another tough race. The one to watch is Sergio Sanchez (7:32:41). Galen Rupp has the hype but not the times (7: 44.69).
The World Indoor Championsips will be carried by Universalsports.com They do an excellent job as I have been enjoying their coverage of many meets over the last few years. As you said, most of our best guys are focusing on the outdoor season. Even Collio, and Cerutti have been in hiding all season. It's all about the European Outdoor Championships in Barcelona, Spain. That will be the most exciting championships of any of the meets this year. Second might be the Commonwealth Games.
Nice post trackster!
Looks like David Gillick will be the best white sprinter there. Hopefully he doesn't burn out for outdoors, however, I bet he wins the European Championships relatively easily ahead of Leslie Djone of France either way. Indoors, I'd like Gillick to get sub 45. Honestly, the 400 indoor WR is the weakest WR that I know of and I bet Gillick could get it.
Anybody here have any news on Tobias Unger and Johan Wissman?
I cannot wait to watch David Gillick, Cristophe Lemaitre, Ramil Guliyev, Fabio Cerutti, Craig Pickering, and other white sprinting talent in Barcelona this summer! Hoping for several sub 10s, a sub 20, and a sub 45 again from Gillick (he's becoming one of my favorite sprinters fast).
I'm very excited to see Nick Smith as he's a Scot! Hopefully either he or Rodriguez makes the final. And triple jump should be good, too.
*******I have to say though Europe needs to switch its training methods and also focus more on Spring. I think Pickering, Cerutti, and Lemaitre know this but for many years this was not the case. I wish they had a 50 meter race outdoors but other than spring is the best.