2019 Track Season News and Results

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  1. Mielie23

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    Hamstring is ok. Got the all clear from his doc.
     
  2. mastermulti

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    great news
     
  3. Odysseus

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    This question goes to white lighting (and everyone else who's into track&field) who has great knowledge about track&field. Are you aware of a 21-year old kid named Miltiadis Tentoglou? Experts here describe him as one of the greatest jumpers they have ever seen. I am not too much into sports in recent years (as I consider there are way more serious things in life to care about), so I hadn't heard of this guy until recently. And to be more specific until last night that I saw an interview he gave. This dude's such an arrogant little prick but I like his attitude. Apparently, he started training in long-jump just in 2015 and within less than four years he has collected any medal there is in international competitions. His trainer claims that he currently jumps closely to 8,80 during training sessions and that he doesn't even take the sport seriously. They claim that he will become the first jumper to break the 9-meter barrier.

    He started training exclusively in long jump in March of 2017 (just 2 years ago). His main love even now is parkour. Greece's pole-vault Olympic and World champion, Katerina Stefanidi, offered to take him in the US to train there with better coaches and equipment, but he doesn't seem to care much. My question is, is any of this a possibility or is there any sign of truth or just local hype? I see he has won a lot of gold in international competitions recently though. That's all I have seen from him, which looks quite impressive for his age and semi-professional status. If he's as talented as they say, I hope he takes the right decisions and doesn't waste his talents.
     
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  4. jacknyc

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    He's been mentioned here before, but just a few times and we haven't discussed him other than to mention his wins/marks.
    He won the European under 20 championships in 2017, the European Championships in 2018, and the Indoor European Championships this year.
    So we really need to give take more notice of him and give him credit for his accomplishments.
    Based on his age, his marks, and his record in international competition, I would say that he has the potential to be a World or Olympic medalist.
    However, it's too bad about his attitude. One can only go so far on talent. It takes hard work and dedication to make it to the top in any sport. But I hope he can get there.
    Also I hope he doesn't injury himself in parkour.
     
  5. white lightning

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    I am very excited to watch the career of Miltiadis Tentoglou going forward. The kid has even more talent than Great Rutherford of England. Rutherford has won olympic gold and also gold
    at the world champs. He is in a short list of repeat champions. As good as Rutherford is, Tentoglou has the potential to be better. As far as breaking 9 meters I won't go that far yet. He needs to
    have the right attitude and work ethic. He has all the physical tools. The big question is whether he wants to put in the endless hours of training necessary to break the long jump world record. He
    has a chance with around 3 to 4 years of very hard work, training, diet, plyometrics and for his health to hold up. Mentally is just as tough as physically. I hope he has the desire because he has the
    potential to be an olympc/world champion someday and he also just might break the world record while doing so!:)
     
  6. mastermulti

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    Greg Rutherford didn't have "out-of-this-world" talent but he had everything else in spades - in short, he was simply a winner in attitude and application.
    That beats talent most of the time, certainly overall in the life of an athlete.
    There did seem a lot of local hype in that young Greek guy's camp. But that's what most countries do when they spot the occasional "freak". Let's hope expectation doesn't burn him out
     
  7. Odysseus

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    Fully agreed! Well, the perfect combo is out-of-this world talent and hard work. A perfect example of this would be Lomachenko. Lomachenko is doing things that only the combination of incredible talent and hard work can produce. If one of the two's missing, then you may achieve great things but never become an all-time great (even though this title is so overused and easily given from the American media to Negroes).

    Mentally he's very tough. He has a Spartan like mentality of the kind "I am the best thing ever." I wouldn't believe much of what I saw/heard in the interview if I didn't see Louis Tsatoumas speaking. Probably you are aware of Louis. One of the most talented jumpers in history (8,66m personal best) who didn't have a Spartan mentality at all. Especially in international competitions. Tentoglou has already surprassed him in international medals (Tsatoumas never won gold in any of the three majors - European, World, Olympics) and he already beats him in indoor bests. Tentoglou jumped 8,38 this year at indoors, while Tsatoumas's best was 8,23. Tsatoumas was all the things Tentoglou isn't though. Very humble, veryyyyyyyyy hard-working, the definition of what an athlete is supposed to be. Still, he flopped in big games even if he was a favorite to win a medal (let's not forget that in 2007 he had the world's best performance).

    I wouldn't believe any of the hype if I didn't hear Tsatoumas saying that Tentoglou has broken his national outdoors record (8,66m) several times already during training. Tsatoumas is a very serious and humble guy, he wouldn't talk any smack. So, it's very possible that Tentoglou is already jumping around 8,80m as his coach claims? I am no expert whatsoever, but at the jump I posted his technique during landing is painfully awful, isn't it? He literally laid his whole back, even his head touched the dirt. This jump was closer to 8,60 or so if he landed better, right? The boy's super talented. I just hope his head is where it should be and sky is the limit for him.

    For closure, I would like to say one thing about Tsatoumas. I liked the guy very much. We have the same age, I met him in person once in a coffeehouse in Athens. Very likable man. Regardless, I consider him one of the two "greatest" underachievers in the history of Greek sports. Usually, Greek athletes have to overcome incredible difficulties (lack of money, endorsements, equipment, infrastructure etc.) that your average American or Western athlete never has to face (yet Negroes will still complain of how "hard" they have it there). All the medals and titles they have managed to win in many different sports is due to personal hard-work and the so called "Greek fighting spirit." Tsatoumas lacked this spirit and flopped on international stage. He didn't have what Kenteris or Stefanidi or even Tentoglou now have.

    Same goes for Vlasios Maras. What a fine gymnast this dude was. When he was competing at the Olympics, he blacked out completely. He didn't have the spirit of the GREAT Eleftherios Petrounias, who's slowly but surely goes down in history as the greatest male gymnast ever (worldwide, that is). Taken everything into account, the Greek athletes have to overcome a lot of obstacles to achieve something on a global scale. Tsatoumas and Maras lacked this winning spirit, unfortunately.
     
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    Cole Beck, a freshman at Virginia Tech, came in 4th at the ACC Championships in the 100m, running 10.22 (0.8w).
    A great time for the youngster, and he missed 3rd place by just 1/100th of a second.

    Football fans take note, he is also a running back on the football team!
     
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    Some of the best news I've heard all year in the college track scene. What a great time! Especially for a freshman. The future is bright indeed.
     
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    Gaston Bouchereau running for Mt. San Antonio College in southern California ( a junior college I think) has been dropping his times nearly every meet.
    Yesterday he ran 10.33 (1.0w) and 20.75 (0.8w).
    He also plays football.
    Let's see what happens with him next year. Hopefully he will be with a Pac 12 school for both sports.
     
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    Check out Italy running a fantastic time to win their heat at the 2019 World Relays. Tortu was flying on the anchor leg.

    Also look how much ground Ramil Guliyev made up on everyone over the anchor. He is in fantastic shape.

     
  12. jacknyc

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    Boling 10.13 (1.3w) to become Texas State Champ.
     
  13. jacknyc

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    Devin Quinn is the Big 10 100m Champion!
    10.11 (1.5w) - Great time!
    Congratulations!
     
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    It occurs to me that Devin Quinn's 10.11, might be the 2nd fastest time ever by a white American behind John Teeters' 10.00.
    Is that right?
     
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    Quinn's 10.11 to become Big 10 Champ.
     
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    Outstanding news. This should show him that he belongs with the big boys at the professional level. Once he gets out of school hopefully Devin Quinn will focus full time on making a living
    in track. He is a very good sprinter with alot of upside to go. What I like about him is his consistancy and he rarely gets hurt. He also handles pressure well. Congrats on winning the big 10 title.
     
  17. white is right

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    If you look at the weather conditions it was cool weather, probably a shade below seasonal weather.

    Quinn probably has a lot more in the tank when summer weather starts and another pb should be around the corner, he could be another dark horse at the US trials for the Worlds.
     
  18. jacknyc

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    He also PB'd in the 200m - 20.35 - and taking 2nd at the Big 10 Championships.
     
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    You're right. If you look at the crowd, it is not t-shirt weather. Everyone is wearing jackets or sweatshirts.
     
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    From the World Relays, Polish girls kicking some negress ass:



    Italy finishes 3rd, and they have 3 Africans, what a disgrace! France, Germany, and now Italy has almost completely blackened on the sprint events.
     
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    I watched this the other day. Great race by the Poles!!
    I also noticed that Italy had 3 blacks on their relay. Italy used to be all white Italians.
    But in the past decade have started to add a lot of blacks to their team.
    France seems to be like the USA.
     
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    Wow, the way those Polish girls stayed relaxed. So professional! Awesome job.

    And Devin Quinn, 10.11 on a chilly day. What a great year it's been so far.
     
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    the Japanese 4 x 100 men's relay team for Doha just got stronger with Sani-Brown's legal 9.99. Let's hope they get their act together after the baton change debacle between their 3rd and final runners in Yokohama
     
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    Sani-Brown is half black/half Japanese.
    I think he pulled something in his 9.99 race, as he did not start in the 200m race, which cost his team the championship.

    Meanwhile, Adam Gemili also pulled a hamstring (again) in running a great leg in the 4 x 100m race at the World Relays.
     
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    So Hannah Cunliffe posts very little info on her track season etc, posts and reposts dozens of black worshiping messages and we get this self-centered woman posting these kinds of pictures. Wow she is so self loving it is scary...
    Hannah Cunliffe at the beach.jpg
     

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