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Title: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on July 03, 2015, 04:28:49 PM
IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-youth-championships)
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Date (Open): Saturday 22 August 2015
Date (Close): Sunday 30 August 2015 

Time: 07:35 to 21:00 (Day 1);
          08:30 to 21:30 (Day 2);
          09:30 to 21:45 (Day 3);
          19:00 to 21:00 (Day 4);
          09:30 to 21:30 (Day 5);
          09:30 to 21:00 (Day 6);
          08:30 to 21:45 (Day 7);
          07:30 to 21:00 (Day 8);
          07:30 to 20:30 (Day 9);
 
Usain Bolt Says He Is Ready for IAAF World Championships in Beijing
https://www.youtube.com/v/XJIRN0uzahc

Venue: Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, PR of China
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Bird’s Nest was the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The stadium has around 91,000 seats
and covers an area of 21 hectares. The Opening & Closing Ceremonies were all held in the Bird’s Nest.
After the Olympic Games, it has become a place where all the people could enjoy different sports activities.
Nowadays, Bird’s Nest has become a landmark of Beijing and an important heritage of the Olympic Games.

Organiser: IAAF & Local Organising Committee (China)

News/Videos/Schedules/Startlists/Results:
http://www.iaaf.org/Competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/timetable/byday
http://www.iaafbeijing2015.com/en

Live Streams for World Championships: http://www.justdwlviral.com/dwl/409/2015-iaaf-world-championships-beijing-china-live-stream & https://youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg & http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Live+Streaming/ID/2673518374
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IAAF World Championships History (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/history)

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Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on July 06, 2015, 11:13:52 AM
Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on July 06, 2015, 12:17:27 PM
Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on July 06, 2015, 02:44:08 PM
Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?

Different meet Soca

http://www.meeting-sotteville.com/
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on July 06, 2015, 02:58:59 PM
Mark my words. If Bolt goes to Beijing he won't contest the double. Based on what I read, he has "a hill to climb" in order to be ready for Beijing. I don't think he will run if he is less than 85%.

With that being said, I think first, second and third should come down to :

Gatlin
Powell
Vicaut
Gay
Brommell

These 3 will be right behind them.

Carter
Degrasse
Bledman

Bledman has a chance to solidify himself as a top contender today in France. He needs to duplicate his HCS performance or get something below 9.9 today.. Hopefully the conditions are okay.

According to the startlist at this link: http://www.meeting-marseille.com/en/meeting/start-lists the only TTO athlete taking part in the Marseille Meeting in Paris today is Wayne Davis in the Men's 110m Hurdles.

What link did you use to get your 100m startlist info?

Different meet Soca

http://www.meeting-sotteville.com/

Ok cool.

Rodgers should be his main competition but hopefully he can get the win in a sub-10 time.
Title: Massive Men's 100m Clash Jamaica vs. USA at WC
Post by: Socapro on July 14, 2015, 08:31:30 AM
Massive Men's 100m Clash Jamaica vs. USA at WC (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/massive-mens-100m-clash-jamaica-vs-usa-at-wc/14164/)
By Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
July 13th, 2015 7:13am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake & Tyson Blake competing in 100m at
London 2012.


The National Senior Championships of Jamaica and the United States were held simultaneously in June 2015 and produced a number of interesting results and a few surprises. Many discussions have started with the expectations and predictions of analysts, fans and athletes, dominating the rounds. Both countries will battle for supremacy in a number of exciting events at the 15th IAAF World Championship this August in Beijing, China.

However, one of the most talked about event is the men’s 100m. Both the United States and Jamaica have benefitted from wildcard entries, which allow them to have four representatives instead of three in the preliminary rounds of this event. It will be a unique affair if both countries occupy all eight lanes in the final in August.

Justin Gatlin
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Unfortunately, Justin Gatlin will always find himself with an asterisk
beside his name.


The Americans have run the most sub 10 seconds this season with former World and Olympic champion, Justin Gatlin leading the way with the fastest time (9.74). He is a clear and present danger for the Jamaicans. Gatlin considers this event and moment his best chance of gold. Gatlin can sense the moment and it can be seen in his predatory looking eyes and unrelenting pit-bull instincts on and off the track. He will be hoping his arms and legs will move with the rapidity of a ‘Gatlin gun’ in Beijing.

Unfortunately, Justin Gatlin will always find himself with an asterisk beside his name; however, there can be no doubt that he provides the biggest threat to World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt’s sprint dominance. Many nights and probably mornings, Gatlin must be asking the same question repeatedly, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fastest of them all?” Interestingly, Gatlin has stated that while a lot athletes will be aiming to peak for the World Championship, he just wants to maintain his form throughout.
 
Some persons are very impressed by Gatlin’s consistency, confidence and combative spirit for the past two seasons. He looks supremely fit and hardly ever pulls out of a meet or major championship because of injury. He seems like a man who could race every week without breaking sweat. The recent talk of possibly breaking the current 100m world record has added impetus to this particular event and will certainly boost ticket sales and global viewership.

Tyson Gay
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Tyson Gay (L) crosses finish line ahead of Trayvon Bromell (R) to win Men's 100 Meter
Final at 2015 USA Championships.


American record holder, Tyson Gay (9.69) who won the 2015 National Championship in 9.87 will make his first return to a World Championship since 2009. Interestingly, on that occasion Gay chased Usain Bolt in vain in an unforgettable world record 100m race (9.58). The 2007 double sprint champion is showing signs of being a medal contender once again and is the sixth fastest sprinter this season (at the time of writing). Tyson Gay, who admitted that he became so stressed out during his suspension that the hair on his head began to thin, will be making an uneasy return to the Bird’s nest, a venue where he failed to make the Olympic final back in 2008.

Trayvon Bromell and Mike Rodgers

World Junior record holder at 100m, Trayvon Bromell, who ran a new personal best of 9.84 seconds in the heats at the US Outdoor Championship, has forced himself into consideration. The 20-year-old was a runner-up at the US Championship and is eagerly looking forward to competing in Beijing. Trayvon Bromell who has run his fastest times at the iconic Hayward field in Eugene, Oregon must be wishing he could wrap up that track and pack it in his suitcase to take with him all over the world. However, seeing that it is not possible, Bromell will be forced to reproduce those scintillating performances on foreign soil in August throughout the rounds and finals.

Veteran sprinter Mike Rodgers who has a season best of 9.88 seconds completes the American quartet. Rodgers has never earned an individual medal at a World Championship and doing so this year would be as shocking as February having 30 days. Rodgers contribution at the World Championship is more likely to be centred on Team USA’s 4X100m sprint relay.

Asafa Powell
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Asafa Powell has found a new lease on life and is consistently
the fastest Jamaican this year.


Jamaica’s best chance of securing success in this event will rest on the shoulders of their two premier sprinters of the last decade. Asafa Powell has found a new lease on life and is consistently the fastest Jamaican this year. He is one the few athletes to leave the MVP track club and continues to perform at such a high level. The 2015 Jamaica National Champion has been in tremendous form this season, looking quite impressive with some electrifying 9.8 times. Powell, who has won two individual World Championship 100m bronze medals, seems on course to claim his third medal. However, the man dubbed the sub-ten king will want gold on this occasion. The monster 100m clash in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 9, 2015, involving Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay was like a summer movie trailer. In August fans could witness ‘The Fast & Furious 8’.

Usain Bolt
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Perhaps the most interesting fact is that Usain Bolt is the last
person to defeat Justin Gatlin over 100m which was at the
2013 World Championship in Moscow.


Six-time Olympic and eight-time World Champion, Usain Bolt, who secured a wildcard entry to the World Championship, is gradually working his way to be in tip-top shape by the time the World Championship comes along. Some persons are worried over Bolt’s early form this season. Bolt’s times are not as impressive when compared to his main rivals and some ardent fans would like to check his pulse. The recent revelation of feeling pain in training has set off siren sounds. The remaining weeks will tell us if it is an emergency or a false alarm. 

Despite this, many loyal fans are not yet ready to write off Bolt like a bad debt. Bolt has earned their trust and support and they will continue to stay on the wagon right up to the edge of the cliff with eyes and ears wide open. The thought of the world’s premier sprinter being a no-show or not at his best at the Championship, will be like remembering his false start in 2011.

An important piece of information is that apart from 2008, Bolt has not always had the fastest 100m time going into a major championship. Over the years, Bolt’s form chart has shown that since he gained worldwide fame in Beijing, all of his individual victories at major championships have been world records, Olympic records or the fastest times in the world for that season.

Last Man Standing

Track fans have seen some fantastic times this season in the men’s sprints with the most individual sub-10 second races in any calendar year, which has been good for the sport. It has heightened expectations and generated many heated debates at the market, barbershops, sports bars, track meets, talk shows and during coffee breaks. The World Championships in August will settle all arguments; therefore, whatever is happening during the season as seen in the past is meaningless.

Perhaps the most interesting fact is that Usain Bolt is the last person to defeat Justin Gatlin over 100m which was at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow.  Gatlin is the overwhelming favourite for gold after beating everyone this season except Bolt; he knows Bolt’s presence or absence in Beijing could take some sheen off his achievements.

Everyone is waiting anxiously to see who will be the last man standing.  Will Gatlin dethrone Bolt and leave millions of fans singing ‘Precious Memories’?


Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis is a very exciting and creative freelance sports writer specializing in the fields of athletics and cricket. His colourful down to earth yet professional personality makes him a favourite amongst athletes and fans. Readers are often exposed to his detailed knowledge and passion which usually increase their interest in the athletes, events and the sport overall. He has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works in the financial industry. Contact Noel at nanthonyfrancis@gmail.com
Title: ENNIS-HILL NAMED IN british athletics TEAM FOR IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Post by: Socapro on July 28, 2015, 02:58:22 PM
ENNIS-HILL NAMED IN british athletics TEAM FOR IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/media/news/2015-news-page/july-2015/28-07-2015-gb-team-beijing-world-championships-2015/)
28 July 2015 (BritishAthletics.org.uk)

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Jessica Ennis-Hill Heptathlon, Olympic heptathlon champion

British Athletics today named a team of 62 athletes to represent the British Athletics team at the World Championships in Beijing, China 22-30 August 2015.
 
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill (coach: Toni Minichiello), who returned to competition in May following the birth of her son Reggie, has accepted selection following impressive performances at last weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, where she recorded three season’s bests across two consecutive days. Ennis-Hill will be joined in the heptathlon by medal rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes), who will also compete in the Long Jump.
 
Reigning 5000m and 10000m World Champion Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) has confirmed he will aim to defend both titles in the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium next month.  Farah, who won the 3000m at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games this weekend and finished just 0.12 seconds outside his own British 1,500m record in Monaco on 17 July, will be looking to complete a hat-trick of world 5000m titles after taking gold in 2011 and 2013.
 
Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and European Champion Greg Rutherford (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) is targeting an athletics Grand Slam in China by adding the only missing gold medal to his impressive collection and becoming only the fourth ever British athlete – after Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, Jonathan Edwards and Linford Christie – to simultaneously hold all the major titles.
 
Also selected and displaying superb form after breaking the British records this weekend are long jumper Shara Proctor (Rana Reider) and sprinter Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie). Proctor added three centimetres to the women’s record on Saturday, setting a new mark of 6.98m and Asher-Smith, selected in the 200m, became the first British woman to dip under 11 seconds for the 100m on Saturday, with a time of 10.99.
 
Making his GB & NI debut in the 200m, Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills) showed this past weekend that he is more than at home on the big stage, after clocking a personal best of 20.05s to win the 200m at the Olympic Stadium in London.  Hughes is not the only youngster in the squad as 18 year-old 800m runner Kyle Langford (George Harrison) is one of four members from this month’s European Junior squad to make the step up to a full GB international.
 
British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said:
 
“Beijing is a hugely important event to us, yet this is the first of three huge global competitions for us, with the Olympics in Rio next year and the home World championships in 2017.
 
“In selecting athletes we were looking at either a potential to finish top eight in this year’s Worlds or to give opportunities to athletes developing towards medal success in 2016 and beyond.
 
“I’m very confident we have selected a team who can be successful in Beijing, as well as use it as a platform onto further Olympic and World successes.”
 
British Team for the IAAF World Championships:
 
MEN:

100m:

James Dasaolu (Steve Fudge) – Croydon
Richard Kilty (Self Coached) – Gateshead
Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Enfield & Haringey
 
200m:
Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills) – Shaftesbury Barnet
Daniel Talbot (Dan Cossins) – Birchfield

400m:
Jarryd Dunn (Keith Holt) - Birchfield
Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams) – Newham & Essex
 
800m:
Kyle Langford (George Harrison) Shaftesbury Barnet
Michael Rimmer (Jon Bigg) – Liverpool Pembroke Sefton
 
1500m:
Charlie Grice (Jon Bigg) - Brighton Phoenix
Chris O’Hare (Terrence Mahon) - Edinburgh
 
5000m:
Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) – Newham & Essex
Tom Farrell (Mark Rowland) - Border
 
10000m:
Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) – Newham & Essex
 
110mH:
Lawrence Clarke (Malcolm Arnold) – Windsor Slough Eton Hounslow
 
400mH:
Niall Flannery (Nick Dakin) – Newham & Essex
 
High Jump:
Robbie Grabarz (Fuzz Ahmed) – Newham & Essex
 
Long Jump:
Dan Bramble (Frank Attoh) – Shaftesbury Barnet
Greg Rutherford (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Marshall Milton Keynes
 
Pole Vault:
Steve Lewis (Dan Pfaff) – Newham & Essex
 
Hammer Throw:
Mark Dry (Chris Black) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Nick Miller (Tore Gustafsson) – Border
 
20k Walk:
Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake) - Tonbridge
 
4 x 100m:
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey – Sutton & District
James Ellington (Linford Christie) – Newham & Essex
Adam Gemili (Steve Fudge) – Blackheath & Bromley
Plus from individual events:
Richard Kilty (Self Coached) – Gateshead
Danny Talbot (Dan Cossins) - Birchfield
Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Enfield & Haringey
 
4 x 400m:
Jack Green (Loren Seagrave) – Kent
Martyn Rooney (Rana Reider) – Croydon
Conrad Williams (Linford Christie) – Kent
Delano Williams (Neil Harrison) – Enfield & Haringey
Plus from individual events:
Jarryd Dunn (Keith Holt) - Birchfield
Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams) – Newham & Essex
 
 
WOMEN:

100m:

Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) – Newham & Essex
 
200m:
Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie) – Enfield & Haringey
Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie) – Blackheath & Bromley
Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) – Enfield & Haringey
 
400m:
Christine Ohuruogu (Christine Bowmaker) – Newham & Essex
Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider) – Liverpool Harriers
 
800m:
Jenny Meadows (Trevor Painter) - Wigan
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (Ayo Falola) – Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow
Lynsey Sharp (Reider) - Edinburgh
 
1500m:
Laura Muir (Andy Young) – Dundee Hawkhill
Laura Weightman (Steve Cram) - Morpeth
 
5000m:
Steph Twell (Mick Woods) – Aldershot Farnham & District
 
10000m:
Kate Avery (Tony Simmons) Shildon
 
100mH:
Cindy Ofili (James Henry) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Tiffany Porter (Rana Reider) – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
 
400mH:
Meghan Beesley (Nick Dakin) - Birchfield
Eilidh Child (Malcolm Arnold) - Pitreavie
 
High Jump:
Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake) - Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow
Isobel Pooley (Fuzz Ahmed) - Aldershot Farnham & District
 
Long Jump:
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes) – Liverpool Harriers
Shara Proctor (Rana Reider) – Birchfield
Lorraine Ugen (Shawn Jackson) – Blackheath & Bromley
 
Pole Vault:
Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson) - Blackburn
 
Hammer Throw:
Sophie Hitchon (Tore Gustafsson) - Blackburn
 
Javelin:
Goldie Sayers (Mark Roberson) – Belgrave
 
Heptathlon:
Jessica Ennis-Hill (Toni Minichiello) – Sheffield
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes) – Liverpool Harriers
 
4 x 100m:
Louise Bloor (Toni Minichiello) - Trafford
Desiree Henry (Rana Reider) – Enfield & Haringey,
Jodie Williams (Christine Bowmaker) -  Herts Phoenix
Darryll Neita – (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) - Shaftesbury
Plus from individual events:
Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) – Newham & Essex
Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie) – Blackheath & Bromley
Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) – Enfield & Haringey
 
4 x 400m:
Kirsten McAslan (Trevor Painter) – Sale
Seren Bundy-Davies (Stephen Ball) - Trafford
Laviai Nielsen (Frank Adams) – Enfield & Haringey
Plus from individual events:
Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie) – Enfield & Haringey
Eilidh Child (Malcolm Arnold) - Pitreavie
Christine Ohuruogu (Christine Bowmaker) – Newham & Essex
Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider) – Liverpool Harriers
Title: Walcott targets podium
Post by: Socapro on August 06, 2015, 12:57:15 PM
Walcott targets podium (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150806/sports/walcott-targets-podium)
Published on Aug 6, 2015, 12:01 am AST
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

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PREPARING FOR BEIJING: Olympic men's javelin champion Keshorn Walcott trains at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on Tuesday. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete will compete at the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

Keshorn Walcott is determined to give a good account of himself at the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

On his Worlds debut, two years ago, Walcott fell well short of his lofty standards, throwing 78.78 metres for 18th spot in the men's javelin qualifying competition. The reigning Olympic champion did not advance to the final. It was that kind of year. Hampered by an injury to his left ankle, he bettered the 80-metre mark just twice in 2013.

Click to view interview: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150806/sports/walcott-targets-podium

Heading into the 2015 Worlds, Walcott is driven to make up for his Moscow 2013 disappointment.

"This year I had it in the back of my mind, knowing that I did bad at the World Championships in Moscow. I want to try to get a better performance. Especially this being the year before the Olympics, I'm really trying to go out there and get in the mix with the World Championships."

Walcott, though, is battling another injury this season.

"Every year I keep getting injuries," the 22-year-old thrower tells the Express. "It's the javelin life. This year I got an ankle injury again, the same ankle from 2013 but different place."

Walcott shrugged off the discomfort to grab gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, last month. He landed the spear 83.27m.

"It was a kind of here and there decision for me to throw at the Pan Am Games because of my ankle, but now it's getting better. We're working on it still. We have about two weeks before the World Championships, Hopefully, it will be in a better state than it was for Pan Am.

"Physically I'm never 100 per cent," he continues. "I don't think most athletes are. But I always go in with my mind strong. I think that's a key factor in anything you go into. You have to believe in yourself, so I'm still believing I have a chance to go there and medal. That's what we're praying for."

On July 9, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Walcott made it absolutely clear he has what it takes to capture another global title. The Toco athlete produced a personal best 90.16m effort to strike gold at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meet, the monster throw earning him 14th spot on the all-time world list.

"It feels good knowing I accomplished something few people accomplished," says Walcott. "I knew I had the potential to throw far, but it was a surprise for me at that meet. I was not expecting any big distances because of how my training was going.

"The greatest ingredient was a relaxed mind. In that competition I was the most relaxed I had been for the entire season. I just went out there and it was flowing. And you can see it was a great result."

Walcott acknowledges that replicating such a performance in Beijing could be quite a challenge.

"It's going to be quite difficult to do that because it's different situations. It's about confidence in yourself, knowing I've already thrown 90 metres, knowing I can do it again. But going into any competition, you're trying not to think about the distance. You're trying to think about executing your technique and executing the throw, and I'm sure better distances will come.

"No matter what you do," the Pan Am Games champion continues, "you're going to have doubters. You throw 90 metres, they're going to ask why you couldn't throw 91 metres. For me, what I do is not for doubters. It's for me and my team and everybody else. Achieving these things, you're going to still have the doubters. It's just good to achieve what you set out to. I don't take them on."

Walcott's 90.16m national record throw puts him second on the 2015 global performance list, behind Kenya's Julius Yego (91.39m). Finnish throwers, Tero Pitkamaki (89.09m) and Antti Ruuskanen (88.98m) are third and fourth, respectively, while fifth spot is held by Czech Republic's reigning world champion Vitezslav Vesely (88.18m).

Walcott, Yego, Pitkamaki and Ruuskanen are all well positioned to challenge Vesely for his title.

"I don't have a particular distance in my mind," says Walcott, "but you see the level of competition in the javelin this year. A lot of guys are over 85 metres, a lot of guys are in the range of 88 metres. I know I'm going to have to throw a great distance to get into the medals...maybe over 86 metres to get into the top three."

If Walcott has the cooperation of his left ankle on August 26--the day of the IAAF World Championship men's javelin final--a trip to the podium could well be on the cards.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 06, 2015, 03:21:35 PM
Man, Keshorn is a real specimen. If he was an American he would have been on every magazine cover, sports shows, talk shows. Good luck dude.
Title: Jamaicans hold World Champs camp
Post by: Socapro on August 09, 2015, 08:47:41 PM
Jamaicans hold World Champs camp (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150809/sports/jamaicans-hold-world-champs-camp)
Published on Aug 9, 2015, 12:04 am AST (T&T Express)

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Part of camp: Usain Bolt.

The Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association’s (JAAA) begnan a 10-day training camp yesterday in Japan, ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China later this month.

The camp is being held in Tottori Prefecture, in southern Japan, where the official team will depart for Beijing on August 18. The Championships run from August 22-30.

Dr Warren Blake, president of the JAAA had earlier indicated that the Japanese are picking up the cost of the training camp, according to media reports.

The Jamaica team, to be named by tomorrow, is expected to include defending world sprint champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce among others.
Title: World Championship 2015
Post by: royal on August 11, 2015, 04:04:55 PM
Trinidad and Tobago world championship team 2015

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Title: Re: World Championship 2015
Post by: Deeks on August 11, 2015, 04:20:12 PM
Whey!!! Ato on board!!!! ;D.  Khalifa in the hundred! Fantastic! Only one male 200! Female scared of the 200. Semoy really pushing it.  Looks like a good team. Good Luck and God Bless!!!
Title: Re: World Championship 2015
Post by: Sando prince on August 11, 2015, 04:25:51 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals
Title: World Champs team to be named this week
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 04:49:11 PM
World Champs team to be named this week (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215463.html)
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 11, 2015, 04:53:35 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 11, 2015, 04:55:21 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 11, 2015, 05:07:09 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races
Title: Walcott, Baptiste head T&T's 21-member World Champions team
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
Walcott, Baptiste head T&T's 21-member World Champs team (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=479590772216829&id=254525524723356&substory_index=0)
Tuesday 11th August (NAAAA TT facebook)

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Keshorn Walcott & Kelly-Ann Baptiste leading Team TTO in Beijing.

PRESS RELEASE

Trinidad and Tobago will be sending twenty-one athletes to the 15th IAAF World Championships being held in Beijing, China, from the 22nd – 30th August. Approximately 2000 athletes from more than 200 nations are expected to take part during the nine days of competition.

The final entry deadline for the Championships was at midnight (Central European Time) on Monday 10th August. With this in mind the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAA), gave their athletes the full opportunity to achieve the qualifying standards.

Taking advantage of this was 400m Hurdler Sparkle McKnight, who not only won silver on the last evening (9th Aug) of competition at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships in Costa Rica, but she also ran her personal best 55.41 which was good enough to qualify (56.20) for the World Championships.

Leading the charge for Team TTO will be National Record Holder; Commonwealth Silver medalist; Olympic and Pan Am Gold medalist Keshorn Walcott. Walcott, who injured his ankle about three weeks ago while competing in Monaco prior to the Pan American Games, has been undergoing therapy while training and is hoping to be 100% ready to make it to the top of the podium come the 26th August.

Other notable mentions representing Team TTO are, nineteen year old Machel Cedenio, 2014 World Jr. Champion and double Pan Am medalist. Lalonde Gordon, double Olympic; Commonwealth; Pan Am and NACAC medalist. Mikel Thomas National Record holder (110m hurdles) Pan Am Silver/Bronze and NACAC Gold medalist, and defending World Champion and Commonwealth Silver medalist Jehue Gordon, who will also be trying to make it back onto the podium after dealing with some minor injuries.

On the ladies side, Sportswoman of the Year, National Record holder, Commonwealth Silver and Pan Am Gold medalist Cleopatra Borel, will be the first athlete in action at the Championships on the opening day.

Seventeen year old, Pan Am Junior 100m Champion and World Youth Silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort will be making her first appearance at a senior level for Team TTO. NACAC Silver medalists Semoy Hackett (200m) who broke her own National Record just two days ago and Sparkle McKnight (400mH) both seem to be peaking at the right time.

Most of the locally based athletes fly out today (11th). The remainder of the team will arrive in China over the next two days where they will set up a training camp. This camp is being sponsored by NGC and will enable the athletes to acclimatize and fine-tune their skills going into the Championships.

The team will be accompanied by a group of competent officials comprising of Level Five coaches, World and Olympic medalist, together with an experience medical team.

Peter Samuel
PRO NAAA


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Women

Cleopatra Borel - Shot Put
Kelly- Ann Baptiste - 100m / 4 x 100m
Khalifa St. Fort - 100m / 4 x 100m
Michelle–Lee Ahye - 100m / 4 x 100m
Semoy Hackett - 100m / 200m/ 4 x 100m
Reyare Thomas - 200m / 4 x 100m
Kamaria Durant - 200m / 4 x 100m
Sparkle Mc Knight - 400m Hurdles

Men

Keston Bledman - 100m / 4x100m
Rondell Sorrillo - 100m / 4x100m
Dan- Neil Telesford - 4 x 100m
Emmanuel Callender - 4 x 100m
Kyle Geaux - 200m / 4 x 100m
Mikel Thomas - 110H / 4 x 100m
Machel Cedenio - 400m / 4 x 400m
Renny Quow - 400m / 4 x 400m
Jarrin Solomon - 400m / 4 x 400m
La Londe Gordon - 400m / 4 x 400m
Deon Lendore - 4 x 400m
Jehue Gordon - 400m H / 4 x 400m
Keshorn Walcott - Javelin

OFFICIALS

Dexter Voisin - Manager
Dr. Ian Hypolite - Head Coach
Edwin Skinner - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Charles Joseph - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Gunness Persad - Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach
Ato Boldon - Sprints / Relays Coach
Ismael Lopez Mastsrapa - Throws Coach

Dr. Anyl Gopeesing - Medical
Dr. Verne Alleyne - Medical
Ian Sharpe - Medical
Zephyrinus - Nicholas Medical
Nicole Fuentes - Medical

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Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 05:17:05 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

It is possible for the 400m in Beijing that we might now have 4 individual spots because Lalonde Gordon won the 400m Final at the just concluded  NACAC Seniors Championships which gives the winner an automatic World Champs spot.
I might be wrong but I did hear them announcing during the NACAC Senior Champs that the winner of events all earn an automatic World Champs spot.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 11, 2015, 05:50:09 PM

Glad to see Cedenio chosen to run the 400m individual despite what happened at nationals

four athletes were named in the mens 400m and womens 100m, only 3 can run

i think that is the case
Interesting. So when will the final decision be made on which three?  The day before the race?  :D

I should have remembered only three can run and they named four to rep in the individual races

It is possible for the 400m in Beijing that we might now have 4 individual spots because Lalonde Gordon won the 400m Final at the just concluded  NACAC Seniors Championships which gives the winner an automatic World Champs spot.
I might be wrong but I did hear them announcing during the NACAC Senior Champs that the winner of events all earn an automatic World Champs spot.

it does, but my understanding is that you can only have a fourth runner if it is a wild card i.e reigning world champ or Diamond race winner
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 11, 2015, 07:02:32 PM
The rules are confusing , because it states that the Area Champions gets an automatic berth to World Championships.  I trying to find the part on the fourth athlete can only be a wildcard.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 11, 2015, 07:05:09 PM
But in all fairness , they should of decided before Beijing or you will have a very unhappy athlete in Beijing which can be very disruptive to the 4x400m chances
Title: Bolt, Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to Beijing World Championships
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 07:08:13 PM
Bolt, Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to Beijing World Championships (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/bolt-fraser-pryce-head-jamaicas-team-to-beijing-world-championships/14310/)
August 10th, 2015 9:09pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt & Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Jamaica

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica's team to the XV IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, set for August 22-30.

Bolt, who won eight World Championships gold medals, two 100m, three 200m and three 4x100m, head the 27-male squad.

Fraser-Pryce, winner of two 100m titles, one 200m and two 4x100m, leads the 26-member female squad.

Veronica Campbell-Brown, winner of the 2007 100m title and 2011 200m crown, former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell, 2013 World Championships 200m silver medallist Warren Weir, Hansle Parchment, the Olympic Games 110m hurdles bronze medallist, are also in the team.

Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, both 100m silver medal winner at the 2008 Olympic Games, are also on the team to Beijing.

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are entered in Jamaica's team to defend their sprint titles.

Both athletes won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Moscow two years ago.

Also, Rasheed Dwyer, who won the NACAC Championships 200m title and was second at the Pan Am Games, is one of five persons entered for the 200m. 

Jamaican team for Beijing

MEN

 100m: Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell
 200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Rasheed Dwyer, Julian Forte, Warren Weir
 400m: Javon Francis, Peter Matthews, Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele
 5000m: Kemoy Campbell
 110m hurdles: Omar McLeod, Hansle Parchment, Andrew Riley
 400m hurdles: Roxroy Cato, Leford Green, Annsert Whyte
 Long jump: Damar Forbes
 Shot put: O’Dayne Richards
 Discus: Fedrick Dacres, Jason Morgan, Chad Wright
 4x100m: Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Tyquendo Tracey
 4x400m: Javon Francis, Dane Hyatt, Peter Matthews, Jonia McDonald, Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele

WOMEN
 100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson
 200m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Elaine Thompson
 400m: Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills
 800m: Simoya Campbell, Natoya Goule
 1500m: Aisha Praught
 3000m steeplechase: Aisha Praught
 100m hurdles: Kimberly Laing, Danielle Williams, Shermaine Williams
 400m hurdles: Janieve Russell, Kaliese Spencer, Shevon Stoddart, Ristananna Tracey
 Triple jump: Shanieka Thomas, Kimberly Williams
 Shot put: Danniel Thomas
 Heptathlon: Salcia Slack
 4x100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Elaine Thompson
 4x400m: Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Shericka Jackson, Anastasia Le-Roy, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 11, 2015, 07:10:42 PM
World Champs team to be named this week (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215463.html)
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”it is not surprising that most of the West Indies cricketers performed creditably during the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as this version does not require any extensive concentration or consistent application of the basics of the game.

Ali went further to highlight that “six balls” in a T20 match could tilt the game in favour of one team or another which further explains the limited need for the application of the basics coupled with sound technique.

Ali highlighted that a pattern of play could be predicted most times in this version of the game which makes it much easier to respond to a given situation as opposed to the longer versions where there is a need for extensive concentration, consistent application of the basics and there is sufficient time to test the mental and technical ability of a particular player or team.

“Some of the West Indies players exhibited ‘flashes of brilliance’ during the Caribbean Premier League but have stumbled in the longer versions of the game due to a lack of mental strength, their inability to read the game and apply the basics consistently which is evidenced by their inconsistent performance over time,” he said.

“These challenges must be intelligently and immediately addressed in order for the journey of development in the longer versions to commence.” Ali highlighted that the players and team management must start adopting a student approach in their preparation and execution in the longer version.

“The players and team management must appreciate the importance of being able to read the game in order to respond effectively to a particular situation,” he noted.

“We have not been seeing this and hence the results.” Ali calls on the cricket administrators to seize the opportunity to formulate a plan of action that would facilitate the improvement in the areas outline for the upcoming tours and in order to pave the way for future development in the longer version.

Ali said that the energies derived from the T20 Hero Caribbean Premier League must be directed in a timely manner to the development of our cricket at all levels.
Is Joel Bailey going crazy, He started off with Serette and then jumped to the CPL with no link to the two, I hope that this was not printed in the papers
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 07:15:54 PM
World Champs team to be named this week (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215463.html)
By JOEL BAILEY Tuesday, August 11 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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Ephraim Serrette, President of the NAAA TT.

THE TRINIDAD and Tobago contingent for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, will be named this week, according to Ephraim Serrette, president of the National Association of Athletic Associations (NAAA).

Serrette, in an interview last Thursday, pointed out, “we have a provisional team because athletes still have until the 10th of August to qualify. (This week), we will definitely name the team that is going off.

“One year before the Olympics, I think it’s a stage where the athletes will be using as preparations,” continued the former TT sprinter.

“People see (the Olympics) as the ultimate event. So our team will be officially released some time (this) week.” Jehue Gordon, the 2013 World Championships 400-metre hurdles gold medallist, missed the recent Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, due to injury.

But Serrette commented, “we got information from his medical team (on Wednesday). I think he has progressed well and he has the all-clear to compete at the World Championships.” Khalifa St Fort, the 18-year-old American-born sprinter, took gold last weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Serrette said, “(Khalifa) St Fort continues to be somebody for the future. We welcome that and I think our female relay team, which should have medalled at the World Relays (in the Bahamas), I think they are poised for the podium at the World Championships, and I’m looking forward to 2016 in Rio as well.” Questioned if St Fort will be a certainty for the World Championships team, Serrette replied, “she has done the qualifying time. We would want to have our very best team. With the absence of Kai Selvon, she would be included in the relay pool.” About Selvon, Serrette revealed, “she had a medical for the exemption from the Championships.

She needed to prove fitness.

“She competed last weekend and did 11.7 and she has since indicated that she would not be available for the Championships.” The NAAA head also disclosed that a camp is planned in Beijing, before the Championships, which are scheduled for August 22-30.

“The athletes are going to Beijing so that they can acclimatise,” he said. “From the medical team, they are 12 hours ahead so there (is) an hour a day to acclimatise.

“We are working on that and trying to get them in ample time so that they can acclimatise and give their best performance,” Serrette added.

With regards to the performances of the TT athletes at the world stage this year, Serrette noted, “I think our athletes continue to do well. I think people need to understand the different levels of competition and not jump too high as yet.

“We need to look and see what’s happening at the World Championships, and we can gauge from (there),” he added. “The athletes have been doing well and we continue to support them. All we can do is wish them well.”
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it is not surprising that most of the West Indies cricketers performed creditably during the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as this version does not require any extensive concentration or consistent application of the basics of the game.

Ali went further to highlight that “six balls” in a T20 match could tilt the game in favour of one team or another which further explains the limited need for the application of the basics coupled with sound technique.

Ali highlighted that a pattern of play could be predicted most times in this version of the game which makes it much easier to respond to a given situation as opposed to the longer versions where there is a need for extensive concentration, consistent application of the basics and there is sufficient time to test the mental and technical ability of a particular player or team.

“Some of the West Indies players exhibited ‘flashes of brilliance’ during the Caribbean Premier League but have stumbled in the longer versions of the game due to a lack of mental strength, their inability to read the game and apply the basics consistently which is evidenced by their inconsistent performance over time,” he said.

“These challenges must be intelligently and immediately addressed in order for the journey of development in the longer versions to commence.” Ali highlighted that the players and team management must start adopting a student approach in their preparation and execution in the longer version.

“The players and team management must appreciate the importance of being able to read the game in order to respond effectively to a particular situation,” he noted.

“We have not been seeing this and hence the results.” Ali calls on the cricket administrators to seize the opportunity to formulate a plan of action that would facilitate the improvement in the areas outline for the upcoming tours and in order to pave the way for future development in the longer version.

Ali said that the energies derived from the T20 Hero Caribbean Premier League must be directed in a timely manner to the development of our cricket at all levels.
Is Joel Bailey going crazy, He started off with Serette and then jumped to the CPL with no link to the two, I hope that this was not printed in the papers

I think they may have accidentally merged two different articles together but the TTO World Champs team has now been named so this article has now been superceded.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 11, 2015, 07:19:55 PM
With Rasheed Dyer included in Jamaica squad as they have five 200m men listed . He was the winner of NACAC 200m , So probably the rules does include the Area champions to compete in addition to wildcards. Socapro if you look Ashmeade Weir and Forte was 1 2 3 in the Jamaican nationals, Bolt has his wild card . Why was dyer  included and listed for the 200
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 11, 2015, 07:21:11 PM
Is J Bellille injured I know she ran below the qualifying standard.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 07:28:12 PM
Is J Bellille injured I know she ran below the qualifying standard.

That is the only logical explanation for leaving her out of the team. Hopefully the NAAA will enligthen us.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 07:47:12 PM
USA named team for World Championships (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/usa-named-team-for-world-championships/14308/)
August 10th, 2015 3:31pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Justin Gatlin & Allyson Felix of USA at London 2012 Olympic Games.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning world champions will lead 130 athletes on the Team USA roster for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, USATF announced today (10 August). The World Championships take place August 22-30, 2015, at Beijing National Stadium. Known as the “Bird’s Nest,” Beijing National Stadium hosted track & field events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 
Returning to defend their 2013 individual titles are Ashton Eaton (Bend, Oregon) in the decathlon, LaShawn Merritt (Norfolk, Virginia) in the 400m, David Oliver (Kissimmee, Florida) in the 110mH, Brittney Reese (Gulfport, MS) in the long jump and 100m hurdler Brianna Rollins (Miami, FL).
 
In addition to the five defending champions, seven more American athletes received byes into the IAAF World Championships by virtue of entering the meet as the reigning Diamond League champions in their event. Those athletes include Allyson Felix (Los Angeles, California) in the women’s 200m, Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Florida) in the 100m, Reese Hoffa (Augusta, Georgia) in the men’s shot put, Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) in the women’s 1500m, Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia) in the triple jump and Michael Tinsley (Little Rock, Arkansas) in the men’s 400mH.
 
Team USA is coming off an impressive performance at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in 2013, scoring 282 points as a team for the most ever by a U.S. team. Team USA captured 25 medals, tying its second-highest medal output.
 
Fans are invited to join the conversation by following USATF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #Beijing2015.
 
TEAM USA ROSTER

MEN (66)

Event   Last Name   First Name   Current Residence


100m, 4x100m relay   Rodgers   Michael   Round Rock, TX
100m, 4x100m relay   Gay   Tyson   Los Angeles, CA
100m, 4x100m relay   Bromell   Trayvon   Waco, TX
100m, 200m, 4x100m relay   Gatlin   Justin   Clermont, FL

200m   Spearmon   Wallace   Fayetteville, AR
200m   Young   Isiah   Clermont, FL

400m, 4x400m relay   Merritt   LaShawn   Orlando, FL
400m, 4x400m relay   Nellum   Bryshon   Los Angeles, CA
400m, 4x400m relay   Norwood   Vernon   Baton Rouge, LA
400m, 4x400m relay   Verburg   David   Gainesville, FL

800m   Sowinski   Erik   Iowa City, IA
800m   Loxsom   Casimir   Seattle, WA
800m   Murphy   Clayton   New Paris, OH

1500m   Andrews   Robby   Menalapan, NJ
1500m   Centrowitz   Matthew   Portland, OR
1500m   Manzano   Leonel   Austin, TX

5000m   True   Ben   Hanover, NH
5000m   Hill   Ryan   Portland, OR
5000m, 10,000m   Rupp   Galen   Portland, OR

10,000m   Mead   Hassan   Eugene OR

Marathon    Burrell   Ian   Colorado Springs, CO
Marathon    Eggleston   Jeffrey   Boulder, CO
Marathon    Smith   Scott   Oklahoma City, OK

3000m SC   Huling   Daniel   Portland, OR
3000m SC   Jager   Evan   Portland, OR
3000m SC   Cabral   Donn   Clinton, NJ

110m hurdles   Oliver   David   Kissimmee, FL
110m hurdles   Ash   Ronnie   Clermont, FL
110m hurdles   Harris   Aleec   Los Angeles, CA
110m hurdles   Merritt   Aries   Chandler, AZ

400m hurdles   Clement   Kerron   Gainesville, FL
400m hurdles   Dutch   Johnny   Miami, FL
400m Hurdles   Jackson   Bershawn   Raleigh, NC
400m hurdles   Tinsley   Michael   Round Rock, TX

Long Jump   Hartfield   Michael   Chula Vista, CA
Long Jump   Henderson   Jeff   Chula Vista, CA
Long Jump, Triple Jump   Dendy   Marquis   Gainesville, FL

Triple Jump   Claye   Will   Chula Vista, CA
Triple Jump   Craddock   Omar   Gainesville, FL
Triple Jump   Taylor   Christian   Arnhem, Netherlands

High Jump   Duffield   JaCorian   Lubbock, TX
High Jump   Kynard   Erik   Manhattan, KS

Pole Vault   Walker   Brad   Phoenix, AZ
Pole Vault   Blankenship   Jacob   Knoxville, TN
Pole Vault   Kendricks    Sam   Oxford, MS

Javelin Throw   Crouser   Sam   
Javelin Throw   Dolezal   Riley   Fargo, ND
Javelin Throw   Furey   Sean   San Diego, CA

Discus Throw   Brown   Rodney   Baton Rouge, LA
Discus Throw   Schuurmans   Jared   Norfolk, NE
Discus Throw   Winger   Russ   Colorado Springs, CO

Hammer Throw   Johnson   Kibwé   Kamloops, BC, Canada
Hammer Throw   Kruger   A.G.   Ashland, OH
Hammer Throw   McCullough   Conor   Los Angeles, CA

Shot Put   Cantwell   Christian   Columbia, MO
Shot Put   Clarke   Jordan   Tempe, AZ
Shot Put   Hoffa   Reese   Athens, GA
Shot Put   Kovacs   Joe   Chula Vista, CA

Decathlon   Eaton   Ashton   Eugene, OR
Decathlon   Hardee   Trey   Austin, TX
Decathlon   Taiwo   Jeremy   Chula Vista, CA
Decathlon   Ziemek   Zachery   Madison, WI

50K Race Walk   Nunn   John   Bonsall, CA

4x100m relay   McClain   Remontay   Covina, CA

4x400m relay   Clemons   Kyle   Lawrence, KS
4x400m relay   McQuay   Tony   Gainesville, FL

WOMEN (64)

Event   Last Name   First Name   Current Residence


100m, 4x100m relay   Bowie   Tori   Orlando, FL
100m, 4x100m relay   Gardner   English   Voorhees, NJ
100m, Long Jump   Todd   Jasmine   Eugene, OR

200m   Tarmoh   Jeneba   Los Angeles, CA
200m   McGrone   Candyce   Clermont, FL
200m, 4x100m relay   Prandini   Jenna   Eugene, OR
200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m   Felix   Allyson   Los Angeles, CA

400m   Hastings   Natasha   Round Rock, TX
400m, 4x400m relay   Francis   Phyllis   Eugene, OR

800m   Montano   Alysia   Berkeley, CA
800m   Martinez   Brenda   Rancho Cucamonga, CA
800m   Wilson   Ajee   Philadelphia, PA

1500m   Johnson   Lauren   Eugene, OR
1500m   Gallagher    Kerri   Arlington, VA
1500m   Rowbury   Shannon   Portland, OR
1500m   Simpson   Jenny   Boulder, CO

5000m   Hall   Marielle   Philadelphia, PA
5000m   D'Agostino   Abbey   Boston, MA
5000m   Tully   Nicole   Englewood, NJ

10,000m   Huddle   Molly   Providence, RI
10,000m   Infeld   Emily   Portland, OR
10,000n   Kipchirchir   Shadrack   Oregon City, OR
10,000m   Flanagan   Shalane   Portland, OR

Marathon    Burla   Serena   Stafford, VA
Marathon    Erb   Esther   Hopewell, NJ
Marathon    Lieberg   Heather   Helena, MT

3000m SC   Coburn   Emma   Boulder, CO
3000m SC   Garcia   Stephanie   Greenville, SC
3000m SC   Quigley   Colleen   Portland, OR

100m hurdles   Harper-Nelson   Dawn   Los Angeles, CA
100m hurdles   Harrison   Kendra   Lexington, KY
100m hurdles   Nelvis   Sharika   Tallahassee, FL
100m hurdles   Rollins   Brianna   Los Angeles, CA

400m hurdles   Little   Shamier   College Station, TX
400m hurdles   Tate   Cassandra   Baton Rouge, LA
400m Hurdles   Carter   Kori   Los Angeles, CA

Long Jump   Reese   Brittney   San Diego, CA
Long Jump   Bartoletta   Tianna   Tampa, FL
Long Jump   DeLoach   Janay   Fort Collins, CO

High Jump   Williams   Jesse   Eugene, OR

Pole Vault   Morris   Sandi   Fayetteville, AR
Pole Vault   Payne   Demi   Nacogdoches, TX
Pole Vault   Suhr   Jennifer   Churchville, NY

Javelin Throw   Borman   Brittany   San Diego, CA
Javelin Throw   Winger   Kara   Colorado Springs, CO

Hammer Throw   Bingson   Amanda   Manhattan, KS
Hammer Throw   Campbell   Amber   Myrtle Beach, SC
Hammer Throw   Price   Deanna   Carbondale, IL

Discus Throw   Ashley   Whitney   San Diego, CA
Discus Throw   Lewis-Smallwood   Gia   Urbana, IL
Discus Throw   Vaughan   Shelbi   College Station, TX

Shot Put   Brooks   Tia   Chula Vista, CA
Shot Put   Carter   Michelle   Arlington, TX
Shot Put   Stevens   Jeneva   Carbondale, IL

Heptathlon   Bougard   Erica   Starkville, MS
Heptathlon   Day-Monroe   Sharon   San Luis Obispo, CA
Heptathlon   Nwaba   Barbara   Santa Barbara, CA

20K Race Walk   Melville   Miranda   San Diego, CA
20K Race Walk   Michta   Maria   Farmingville, NY

4x100m relay   Whitney   Kaylin   Clermont, FL
4x100m relay   Bryant   Dezerea   Lexington, KY

4x400m relay   Beard   Jessica   College Station, TX
4x400m relay   McCorory   Francena   Hampton, VA
4x400m relay   Richards-Ross   Sanya   Austin, TX
Title: Cuba named World Championships Team
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 08:33:34 PM
Cuba named World Championships Team (http://www.trackalerts.com/track-and-field/Articles/cuba-named-world-championships-team/14319/)
August 11th, 2015 1:41pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Pedro Pablo Pichardo, Cuban world class triple jumper.

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Yarisley Silva, Cuban world class Pole Vault champion.

World-leading jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Yarisley Silva lead Cuba’s team of 34 athletes for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Cuban team for Beijing

MEN

 200m: Reynier Mena, Roberto Skyers
 400m: Raidel Acea, Yoandys Lescay
 Marathon: Richer Perez
 110m hurdles: Yordan L O’Farrill, Jhoanis Portilla
 Long jump: Maykel Masso
 Triple jump: Pedro Pablo Pichardo
 Hammer: Roberto Janet
 Decathlon: Yordani Garcia
 4x100m: Edel Amores, Yaniel Carrero, Reynier Mena, Reidis Ramos, Cesar Ruiz, Roberto Skyers
 4x400m: Raidel Acea, Adrian Chacon, William Collazo, Yoandys Lescay, Osmaidel Pellicier

WOMEN
 200m: Ariallis Gandulla
 400m: Lisneidy Veitia
 800m: Rose Mary Almanza
 Marathon: Dailin Belmonte
 400m hurdles: Zurian Hechavarria
 Pole vault: Yarisley Silva
 Shot put: Yaniuvis Lopez
 Discus: Denia Caballero, Yaime Perez
 Hammer: Yirisleydi Ford
 Javelin: Yulenmis Aguilar
 Heptathlon: Yorgelis Rodriguez
 4x400m: Daisurami Bonne, Yaneisi Borlot, Gilda Casanova, Roxana Gomez, Zurian Hechavarria, Lisneidy Veitia
Title: France to be represented by 44 athletes in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 11, 2015, 08:44:25 PM
France to be represented by 44 athletes in Beijing (http://www.trackalerts.com/track-and-field/Articles/france-to-be-represented-by-44-athletes-in-beijing/14321/)
August 11th, 2015 1:41pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Renaud Lavillenie, France star pole-vaulter.

France will be represented by 44 athletes at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 later this month, 22-30 August.

French team for Beijing

MEN

 100m: Christophe Lemaitre, Jimmy Vicaut
 200m: Jeffrey John, Christophe Lemaitre
 400m: Mame-Ibra Anne
 800m: Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
 3000m steeplechase: Yoann Kowal
 110m hurdles: Dimitri Bascou, Garfield Darien, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
 Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Menaldo
 Long jump: Kafetien Gomis
 Triple jump: Benjamin Compaore
 Decathlon: Bastien Auzeil, Kevin Mayer
 20km race walk: Kevin Campion
 4x100m: Guy-Elphege Anouman, Emmanuel Biron, Jeffrey John, Christophe Lemaitre, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Jimmy Vicaut, Pierre Vincent
 4x400m: Mame-Ibra Anne, Teddy Atine-Venel, Mamoudou-Elimane Hanne, Thomas Jordier, Ludvy Vaillant

WOMEN
 400m: Marie Gayot, Floria Guei
 800m: Renelle Lamote
 100m hurdles: Cindy Billaud
 400m hurdles: Aurelie Chaboudez
 Pole vault: Marion Lotout
 Triple jump: Jeanie Assani Issouf
 Discus: Melina Robert-Michon
 Hammer: Alexandra Tavernier
 20km race walk: Emilie Menuet
 4x100m: Stella Akakpo, Celine Distel-Bonnet, Sandra Gomis, Lenora Guion Firmin, Maroussia Pare
 4x400m: Marie Gayot, Floria Guei, Brigitte Ntiamoah, Estelle Perrossier, Agnes Raharolahy, Deborah Sananes
Title: Fraser-Pryce to defend both sprints in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 12, 2015, 08:29:48 AM
Fraser-Pryce to defend both sprints in Beijing (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150811/sports/fraser-pryce-to-defend-both-sprints-in-beijing)
Published on Aug 11, 2015, 11:52 pm AST (T&T Express)

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DEFENDING CHAMPION: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will defend both her sprint titles at this month’s World Championship in Beijing. This was confirmed yesterday after the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association announced a 53-member team to compete at the August 22-30 showpiece.

The 28-year-old had said she was unsure of defending the 200 metres title, and was determined to focus solely on her pet event, the 100 metres. Fraser-Pryce heads the contingent along with sprint king, Usain Bolt, who will also be defending both his titles he won in Moscow two years ago.

Bolt has been in lacklustre form from this year and heads into the Games with several question marks over his ability to make a successful defence of both crowns.

Last month at the London Diamond League meet, he emerged from a sluggish start to win the 100 metres in 9.87 seconds, which was perhaps his best showing this year.

The Jamaica team also includes former World 100m and 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, along with former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell; 2013 World 200m silver medallist, Warren Weir; and Hansle Parchment, the Olympic Games 110m hurdles bronze medallist. Sherone Simpson, who won gold at the recent Pan Am Games in Toronto, and Kerron Stewart, both Olympic medallists, will also take the trip to the Chinese capital.
Title: Champ Jehue in Worlds 21 ...Boldon named among six coaches in T&T contingent
Post by: Socapro on August 12, 2015, 09:39:03 AM
Champ Jehue in Worlds 21
Boldon named among six coaches in T&T contingent (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150812/sports/champ-jehue-in-worlds-21)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 12, 2015, 12:50 am AST

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DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jehue Gordon celebrates his World's 400m Hurdles victory at Moscow 2013.

Jehue Gordon is among 21 athletes selected on the Trinidad and Tobago team for the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Gordon will defend his men’s 400 metres hurdles title in Beijing, and is also part of the 4x400m squad.

Another global senior champion, Keshorn Walcott is one of 13 men who will fly the Red, White and Black at Worlds. Walcott is the reigning Olympic men’s javelin champion, and recently added the Pan Am title to his list of accolades.

With triple Olympic silver medallist Richard “Torpedo” Thompson out for the rest of the season with an injury, Keston Bledman leads the charge for T&T in the men’s 100m dash.

The country will have strong representation in the men’s 400m. Four quartermilers have dived under 45 seconds this season. Machel Cedenio is the fastest of the lot at 44.36 seconds, followed by Deon Lendore (44.41), Lalonde Gordon (44.64) and Renny Quow (44.72). A fifth T&T quartermiler, Jarrin Solomon has a 45.15 seconds season’s best to his name.

The three T&T athletes for the men’s one-lap will be chosen from Cedenio, Gordon, Quow and Solomon. Lendore is coming back from injury, and will run only in the 4x400m relay.

Sprint hurdler Mikel Thomas is enjoying a fruitful campaign this year, and would be keen to continue his fine run of form at the 2015 Worlds.

Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Michelle-Lee Ahye will challenge for honours in the women’s 100m. The sprint brigade also includes Semoy Hackett, world youth 100m silver medallist Khalifa St Fort, Reyare Thomas and Kamaria Durant.

T&T will also be represented by Cleopatra Borel in the women’s shot put and Sparkle McKnight in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon, who guided St Fort to World Youth silver, will be part of the T&T coaching staff in Beijing. Team T&T athletes left yesterday for China, where they will attend an NGC-sponsored pre-Worlds training camp.

TEAM T&T

Men
—Keston Bledman (100, 4x100), Rondel Sorrillo (100, 4x100), Kyle Greaux (200, 4x100), Machel Cedenio (400, 4x400), Lalonde Gordon (400, 4x400), Renny Quow (400, 4x400), Jarrin Solomon (400, 4x400), Mikel Thomas (110 hurdles, 4x100), Jehue Gordon (400 hurdles, 4x400), Keshorn Walcott (javelin), Emmanuel Callender (4x100), Dan-Neil Telesford (4x100), Deon Lendore (4x400).

Women—Kelly-Ann Baptiste (100, 4x100), Michelle-Lee Ahye (100, 4x100), Semoy Hackett (100, 200, 4x100), Khalifa St Fort (100, 4x100), Reyare Thomas (200, 4x100), Kamaria Durant (200, 4x100), Sparkle McKnight (400 hurdles), Cleopatra Borel (shot put).

Officials—Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite (head coach), Edwin Skinner (coach), Charlie Joseph (coach), Gunness Persad (coach), Ato Boldon (coach), Ismael Lopez Mastrapa (coach).

Medical—Dr Anyl Gopeesingh, Dr Verne Alleyne, Ian Sharpe, Zephyrinus Nicholas, Nicole Fuentes.
Title: Walcott leads T&T 21 to Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 12, 2015, 09:53:40 AM
Walcott leads T&T 21 to Beijing (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2015-08-12/walcott-leads-tt-21-beijing)
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 (T&T Guardian)

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2015 Pan Am Games and 2012 Olympic Champion: Keshorn Walcott.

Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott heads a list of 21 athletes who will represent T&T at the 15th IAAF World Championships which will be held in Beijing, China, from August 22-30.

 Approximately 2,000 athletes from more than 200 nations are expected to take part during the nine days of competition. The final entry deadline for the Championships was at midnight on Monday.

The National Association of Athletics Administrations of T&T (NAAA), gave their athletes the full opportunity to achieve the qualifying standards. Taking advantage of this was 400m hurdler Sparkle McKnight, who not only won silver on the last evening  of competition at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships in Costa Rica, on Sunday, but ran her personal best 55.41 which was good enough to qualify (56.20).

Walcott, who injured his ankle about three weeks ago while competing in Monaco prior to the Pan American Games, has been undergoing therapy while training and is hoping to be 100 percent ready to make it to the top of the podium on August 26 when the javellin finals will be held. Included in the team are 19-year old Machel Cedenio, recent double Pan Am medallist, Lalonde Gordon, double Olympic medallist; Commonwealth; Pan Am and NACAC medalist, Mikel Thomas national record holder (110m hurdles) Pan Am silver/bronze and NACAC gold medalist, and defending World Champion and Commonwealth silver medallist Jehue Gordon, who will also be trying to make it back onto the podium after dealing with some minor injuries.

On the ladies side,  Commonwealth silver and Pan Am gold medalist Cleopatra Borel, will be the first athlete in action at the Championships on the opening day. 17-year-old Pan Am Junior 100m Champion and World Youth silver medallist Khalifa St. Fort will be making her first appearance at a senior level. NACAC silver medallists Semoy Hackett (200m) who broke her own national record  two days ago and Sparkle McKnight (400mH) both seem to be peaking at the right time. Most of the locally based athletes fly out today. The remainder of the team will arrive in China over the next two days where they will set up a training camp  which is being sponsored by NGC.

Team

Keston Bledman, Rondell Sorillo, Dan- Neil Telesford, Emmanuel Carter, Kyle Geaux, Mikel Thomas, Machel Cedenio, Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore, Jehue Gordon, Keshorn Walcott, Cleopatra Borel, Kelly-Anne Baptiste, Khalifa St Fort, Michelle Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant, Sparkle McKnight.

Officials; Dexter Voison (manager), Dr. Ian Hypolite (head coach), Edwin Skinner, Charles Joseph, Gunness Persad, Ato Boldon (sprint & hurdles/relays coach),  Ismael Lopez Mastsrapa (throws coach), Dr Anyl Gopeesing, Dr. Verne Alleyne, Ian Sharpe, Zephrinus Nicholas, Nicole Fuentes (medical).
Title: Jamaica leaves one of 3 sub 45sec quarter milers off World Championship team!
Post by: Socapro on August 12, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
Jamaica leaves one of 3 sub 45sec quarter milers off World Championship team! (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/jamaica-leaves-one-of-3-sub-45sec-quarter-milers-off-world-championship-team/14326/)
By Robert Taylor, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
August 12th, 2015 7:30am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Ricardo Chambers, Jamaican sub-45 quarter-miler not selected for Worlds.

Am I seeing right or have the JAAA selectors outdone themselves? What is it with the men’s 4x400m? In 2007, the team was sacrificed because persons believed that an injured Sanjay Ayre should run.

Ayre received the baton in medal position but struggled to finish outside of the podium. Fast forward to 2012, an obviously injured Jermaine Gonzales was put in the heats of the men’s 4x400m relay team, and of course, he could not finish the race. Funny that everyone in Jamaica knew he was badly injured but his coach. Now instead of entering an injured athlete the Jamaican selectors are leaving one of their three sub 45 quarter miler at home. This makes no sense to anyone who follows athletics.

The athlete, Ricardo Chambers has been consistently running better than at the very least, three quarter milers who were selected ahead of him. I do not know, neither can I say if he was not selected because of the tweet he sent out about the coach at Pan Am Games and starting on the 4x400m relay team when he did not run the flat 400m. If so be the case, this is as petty as it gets. I would hope the diluting of the Jamaica National Team is not because of petty vindictiveness.  The petty vindictive argument is all speculation on my side. Nevertheless, how can the JAAA selectors leave one of their top quarter milers off the team? Is he injured? If he is, then that would be an acceptable reason. Other than injury what else could be a valid reason? If it were punishment for an infraction then where are the rules, guidelines and protocol to cover infractions? 

The competition for medal in the male 4x400m event will be intense. The USA usually comes with a great team and with Lashawn Merritt anchoring for them and running a sub 44 leg, they will be very difficult to beat. Trinidad & Tobago will be making a lot of noise and no one should be surprised if they win it all. They have more than enough 400m runners who can go sub 45.  Bahamas the current Olympic champion has many quarter milers who can give them credible legs and with young Steven Gardner in such a tremendous shape to go with experienced runners such as Ramon Miller, Chris Brown, Michael Mathieu and others, it will be a battle for Gold.

At the World Relays Jamaica had to depend on Javon Francis to run a superb anchor leg to get them to the finals. With Francis and McDonald set to potentially make the 400m final, the 4x400m team will need their two alternates to run the preliminary round. This can make qualifying for the finals challenging. With clearly one of their top four quarter-miler not on the team I have wondered if they had taken a look at the dynamics of this year 4x400m competition and realize that if it were not for Francis, they could very well not have made the 4x400m finals at the World Relays. Are they seriously looking to have both Rusheen McDonald and Francis run the 4x400m preliminary race?

I expect at least Francis to be in the medal contention which means he will be running a hard semi-final and a hard final.  If so be the case, wouldn’t the selectors realize that they need their best two to have rested legs for the 4x400m finals? Is it not asinine to leave one of their best quarter-miler off the team when the field is loaded with strong competitors?

This year 400m field have many athletes running mid 44 seconds and lower, the competition will be intense to put it mildly. I doubt there will be an easy race in both the male 400m and 4x400m. If the aim is to win medals, who decided to leave Ricardo Chambers off the team? Why this crap keeps rearing its ugly head around Jamaica Track & Field for so long? Who sits and oversees these decisions and makes corrections? When a decision is blatantly done to the detriment of the national interest who steps in and take charge? There has never been accountability inside Jamaican Athletics when people makes blatantly dumb decision such as this.

I can only hope that I am getting carried away for no reason because Chambers is injured. If he is not then I cannot see the oversight of not including Chambers when he gives Jamaica a good chance of winning a medal in one of the most hotly contested event at the World Championship. If Chambers is healthy with no medical issues then I would hope someone with decision making power see the oversight and make the necessary correction. Still I am not willing to hold my breath.
 
**The views expressed in this article are those of the author (Robert Taylor) and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, trackalerts.com.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 12, 2015, 06:36:27 PM
Being optimistic 4 Medals

Womens 4x100


- Providing that the BATON makes it around the track.. This is the time for the womens relay to finally get it.
- Biggest threats, Ukraine, UK, Netherlands, Brazil and Nigeria.


Men 4x400

- Even if Lendore does not run, I think they are still guaranteed a medal. Solomon will probably do the first heat. Then Lendore in the final.
- Jamaicans always run well in this event at the Worlds. They are capable of sneaking in for a medal.
- 3 Borlees now. 2 are sub 45 capable. One mid 45s. Still can cause an upset.
- Bahamas with an in form Brown and Gardner, can medal. Their other guys from London havent ran sub 45 for the year. So they will need to dig deep.
- USA realizes that the Gold is not theirs for the taking anymore. However, they should medal if everything goes as expected. They will also need to dig deep.

 Others
- France
- Cuba
- Britain

Javelin (Walcott)

- If Walcott throws 88+, he should medal. He is not 100% healthy though. But he is making the right steps to get as close to 100%.
- Jego is a beast. In good form now
- Czechs are all throwing 85+
- Fins throwing 86+
- Rohler kind of unpredictable

400m (Cedenio)

- Birds nest track is fast. 44.20 or better to medal..
- James did finish 5th in 2013. The level of competition is much deeper than it was in 2012 and 2013. I think this might throw him off again..
- That kid from Qatar was running since the beginning of the year. His tank must be close to empty by now..
- Van Neikerk is a hard worker, very dynamic. Capable of running good against  "balanced" and "come from behind" runners. I cant see him off the podium..
- Gardner shows a lot of promise. I dont know much about him. Cant ever recall seeing him in Carifta..
- Merrit continues to peak. He will be ready to run against the best. Trust me..
- Cedenio, "Come back from behind" will work if he has a good lane and stays with the pack.
- Francis is kind of unpredictable. Good on the back stretch. Strong runner if he gets in front.

Others to think about
- Brown
- Makwala
- Gordon
- Santos
- Verberg
- Borlees (One of them always does well)

Being very very optimistic

Shot put (Borel)

- No Valerie Adams. So the field is wide open.
- Borel has thrown well against the throwers ahead of her.

Being very very very optimistic

Women 100m (Baptiste)

- I dont know what happened to her in Toronto. But I do know she has about 4 or 5 girls to go through in order to get on the podium.

400m (Gordon)

- L Gordon shows up big when he needs to. He is getting into better form. If he makes the final, anything can happen.

Right now, Gordon does not look good enough to get into the 400mh final. Speaking about final, our mens 4x100 wont make the final.

M Thomas, lots of heart. I will like to see him pull off something special

Its good to see that Ato is a part of the coaching team. He knows what the athletes are missing. He will bring the best out of them.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 12, 2015, 07:02:28 PM
400m (Cedenio)

- Birds nest track is fast. 44.20 or better to medal..
- James did finish 5th in 2013. The level of competition is much deeper than it was in 2012 and 2013. I think this might throw him off again..
- That kid from Qatar was running since the beginning of the year. His tank must be close to empty by now..
- Van Niekerk is a hard worker, very dynamic. Capable of running good against  "balanced" and "come from behind" runners. I cant see him off the podium..
- Gardner shows a lot of promise. I dont know much about him. Cant ever recall seeing him in Carifta..
- Merrit continues to peak. He will be ready to run against the best. Trust me..
- Cedenio, "Come back from behind" will work if he has a good lane and stays with the pack.
- Francis is kind of unpredictable. Good on the back stretch. Strong runner if he gets in front.

Others to think about
- Brown
- Gordon
- Santos
- Verberg
- Borlees (One of them always does well)

You forgot Makwala (43.72). A big factor is how these athletes especially the younger and less experienced ones handle 3 very fast races. I suspect Gardiner, the Qatari, and maybe even Makwala and van Niekerk may be impacted. Cedenio has a lot of championship experience at the world level, except at the seniors but he runs well in finals after rounds. While J. Francis runs monster relay legs he may not be as successful in the individual 400m with fast QF and SF races; I see Santos and the others making the final before him, everything else being equal. With so much talent parity this year, the final may be an anti-climax timeless, with everyone battling to make the final. The fittest man wins.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 12, 2015, 07:35:13 PM
400m (Cedenio)

- Birds nest track is fast. 44.20 or better to medal..
- James did finish 5th in 2013. The level of competition is much deeper than it was in 2012 and 2013. I think this might throw him off again..
- That kid from Qatar was running since the beginning of the year. His tank must be close to empty by now..
- Van Niekerk is a hard worker, very dynamic. Capable of running good against  "balanced" and "come from behind" runners. I cant see him off the podium..
- Gardner shows a lot of promise. I dont know much about him. Cant ever recall seeing him in Carifta..
- Merrit continues to peak. He will be ready to run against the best. Trust me..
- Cedenio, "Come back from behind" will work if he has a good lane and stays with the pack.
- Francis is kind of unpredictable. Good on the back stretch. Strong runner if he gets in front.

Others to think about
- Brown
- Gordon
- Santos
- Verberg
- Borlees (One of them always does well)

You forgot Makwala (43.72). A big factor is how these athletes especially the younger ones handle 3 very fast races. I suspect Gardiner, the Qatari, and maybe even Makwala and van Niekerk may be impacted. Cedenio has a lot of championship experience at the world level, except at the seniors but he runs well in finals after rounds. While J. Francis runs monster relay legs he may not be as successful in the individual 400m with fast QF and SF; I see Santos and the others making the final before him, everything else being equal.With so much talent parity this year, the final may be an anti-climax timeless, with everyone battling to make the final

I forgot to add him to the ones to watch. I just updated it with him. I dont consider him to be a true medal threat though. He runs a boring race. I shouldnt say he runs a boring race. But his race is not exciting to watch.

Van Niekerk's, Makwala's and Haroun's season started earlier. Correct me if I'm wrong. If that is the cse, then they may have peaked already. I doubt they can stay in peak form for 4 months.

Good point about Santos and Francis. I think Francis is going to try his hardest to give Jamaica representation in this event.

Because of the talent this year, height, lane draw and vision will be the factors that determine the places in the final. Its guaranteed that everyone will run fast. Now its about using those factors to win the race.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 12, 2015, 08:44:30 PM
According to Jarring Solomon Twitter it seems that Lalonde Quow Cedenio will be the entries for the 400. I still don't know why he is shocked as 45's can't cut it anymore
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 12, 2015, 10:02:01 PM
According to Jarring Solomon Twitter it seems that Lalonde Quow Cedenio will be the entries for the 400. I still don't know why he is shocked as 45's can't cut it anymore


I hope Solomon is not discouraged to the point where it will affect his performance in Biejing. T&T need him to give his best in the relay
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 06:04:49 AM
According to Jarring Solomon Twitter it seems that Lalonde Quow Cedenio will be the entries for the 400. I still don't know why he is shocked as 45's can't cut it anymore


I hope Solomon is not discouraged to the point where it will affect his performance in Biejing. T&T need him to give his best in the relay

The 4x4 relay in Beijing will now be the place for Solomon to prove that he should have been selected to run the individual 400m by him running the best leg of all our 4x4 runners to show the selectors they may have error in their decision. Also in Solomon's case he has a much stronger chance of winning a medal with our 4x4 team than he may of had running the individual 400m event after rounds so I see no logical reason why he would throw away a definite 4x4 relay medal by not giving it his 100% all in the relay.

I guess Solomon running one of the top 3 sub-45 times of our TTO quarter-milers this season would also have helped to convince the selectors that he stood a better chance of medalling in the individual 400m in Beijing than the other 3 faster TTO quarter-milers this season who were selected.

Another factor that could have helped convince selectors to include Solomon among the final 3 for the individual 400m in Beijing was for him to win an individual 400m medal at Pan Am and to also beat Cedenio in the process after running rounds which he was unable to do.

Still it must have been a very difficult decision for our NAAA's selectors to not give Solomon an individual 400m spot in Beijing after he placed in the top 3 at National Trials and was even 2nd after Cedenio got DQed.

I guess for next year in addition to Solomon placing in the top 3 at Senior Trials, he may also need to run one of the top 3 sub-45 times among our TTO athletes for the season to ensure he gets one of the 3 individual 400m spots to Rio that he is working so hard towards.

All the best to Solomon and the other TTO quarter-milers in Beijing. Hopefully this move which keeps Solomon fresh for the 4x4 relay along with Deon Lendore can help us to win our very first historic 4x4 relay gold medal at a World Championships.

If Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon both qualify for the individual 400m final in Beijing then this is how I would run our 4x4 relay team in the Heats and the Final in order to give them some rest and keep them as fresh as possible for the 4x4 relay Final.

4x4 Relay Heats (assuming Cedenio and Lalonde both make the 400m Final and need some rest):-

1st leg Renny Quow, 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon, 3rd leg Jehue Gordon, 4th leg Deon Lendore;

NB: The 4x4 Heats are 4 days after the 400m Hurdles Final so Jehue Gordon should be quite fresh.
Also the 4x4 Heats are 3 days after the 400m Final and 4 days after the 400m Semis so any of our TTO quarter-milers who ran in the 400m Semis and didn't progress to the Final should be well rested.

4x4 Relay Final (bringing in our two individual 400m finalists with rested legs for the 4x4 final):-

1st leg Lalonde Gordon, 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon or Renny Quow (depending on which of the two ran the faster leg in the 4x4 Heats), 3rd leg Deon Lendore, 4th leg Machel Cedenio.

This rotation should give us a great chance at winning 4x4 gold in Beijing and setting a new NR.  :beermug:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 13, 2015, 10:32:23 AM

Socapro I can also make all these speculations like you are doing as to why Solomon was not selected to run individuals. My point is for Solomon not to be discouraged and give his best in the relay
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 10:36:49 AM

Socapro I can also make all these speculations like you are doing as to why Solomon was not selected to run individuals. My point is for Solomon not to be discouraged and give his best in the relay

I did not dispute your point.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 13, 2015, 01:06:31 PM

Socapro I can also make all these speculations like you are doing as to why Solomon was not selected to run individuals. My point is for Solomon not to be discouraged and give his best in the relay

I did not dispute your point.

Logic will tell us why the NAAA chose Cedenio, Gordon and Quow to run the individual.

Cedenio- Best time.
Gordon - Area Champion
Quow - National Champion.
Solomon - Runner up

Hard luck for Solomon. I hope he realizes that his spot on the 4x400 is not a given, now that Lendore is running again.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 05:29:44 PM

Socapro I can also make all these speculations like you are doing as to why Solomon was not selected to run individuals. My point is for Solomon not to be discouraged and give his best in the relay

I did not dispute your point.

Logic will tell us why the NAAA chose Cedenio, Gordon and Quow to run the individual.

Cedenio- Best time.
Gordon - Area Champion
Quow - National Champion.
Solomon - Runner up

Hard luck for Solomon. I hope he realizes that his spot on the 4x400 is not a given, now that Lendore is running again.

Nobody's spot is a given. For example Lalonde Gordon ran a weak lead-off leg at Pan Am Games in the 4x4 Heats and was left off of the squad in the 4x4 final when we won the gold medal.

Regards Solomon he is a relay beast and tends to give us a great leg on most occasions provided he isn't overworked and spent.
Title: Where is Edino Steele? ... Quarter miler yet to join Jamaica's team
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 08:25:50 PM
Where is Edino Steele?
... Quarter miler yet to join Jamaica's team
(http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/where-is-edino-steele-quarter-miler-yet-to-join-jamaicas-team/14331/)
August 13th, 2015 7:38pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Edino Steele, "no show" for JA training camp.

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Ricardo Chambers, Jamaican sub-45 quarter-miler now selected as replacement.

Edino Steele failure to report for Jamaica’s pre-World Championships training camp in Japan, led to the late call-up of Ricardo Chambers.

According to information reaching TrackAlerts.com, neither Jamaica’s team officials nor Racers’ head coach, Glen Mills, can locate Steele.

Dennis Gordon, Jamaica’s team media officer, confirmed they are unable to locate Steele.

Gordon said Chambers, who was called up late to the team, would be replacing Steele.

“His (Steele) coach is unable to make contact with him for a number of days now and believe he can’t trust his form or fitness…” said Gordon.

Steele finished 5th at the Jamaica Trials in June and was selected to the relay pool.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 13, 2015, 08:42:37 PM
Abundance of riches!
Title: Usain Bolt relaxing after gruelling training for World Champs
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 09:12:57 PM
Usain Bolt relaxing after gruelling training for World Champs (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20150813/usain-bolt-relaxing-after-gruelling-training-world-champs)
Published:Thursday August 13, 2015, Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports
Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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Bolt ...spent the past few weeks being tuned by his coach Glen Mills

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, spent the past few days taking it slow in Monte Carlo, Monaco as he gets ready to unleash some speed at next week's IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
 
Bolt, who spent the past few weeks being tuned by his coach Glen Mills has been given the time to recover after some gruelling work in training with strong indications that the defending world 100m and 200m champion is primed and ready to show his class inside the Bird's Nest.

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Bolt's coach, Glen Mills

The Jamaican has had an up-and-down season after being hampered by a pelvic issue but twice ran 9.87 within a hour at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in London a few weeks ago to pretty much confirm reports that he was nearing his best.
 
As earlier reported by The Gleaner, Bolt is expected to arrive at Jamaica's pre-championships camp on Friday to meet up with the rest of his team-mates in Tottori, Japan before travelling with the group to Beijing on Monday or Tuesday.

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Bolt's main rival, Justin Gatlin

Bolt is expected to be challenged for both sprint titles by in-form American Justin Gatlin, who has the fastest time this year in both events and has gone unbeaten in almost 30 races since 2013.
Title: Mills backs Bolt for sprint crowns
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 09:22:39 PM
Mills backs Bolt for sprint crowns (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/mills-backs-bolt-for-sprint-crowns/14332/)
August 13th, 2015 7:47pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt

TOTTORI - Reuters informs that Usain Bolt's coach is convinced the Jamaican phenomenon can once again put aside injury concerns and mediocre form to maintain his grip on the major sprint titles at this month's world championship.

Glen Mills believes the Olympic champion and world record holder in both sprints will be able to hit his straps when it matters.

"The last two years have been very challenging for both Usain and myself," Mills told Reuters. "Unfortunately, he has had a number of different injuries to overcome which have affected his training and the number of competitions he has been able to compete in.

"But Bolt is a champion who knows nothing but excellence when performing on the world stage. We have been making a number of changes on the way he trains and have been getting results," said Mills.

"However, I would have wanted him to have had more races."
Title: Miller, Brown in Bahamas World Champs team
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 09:40:45 PM
Miller, Brown in Bahamas World Champs team (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/miller-brown-in-bahamas-world-champs-team/14330/)
August 13th, 2015 3:59pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Shaunae Miller, Bahamas 200m & 400m specialist.

Shaunae Miller and Chris Brown are among 25 athletes selected to represent Bahamas at next week’s XV IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

Miller, the second fastest 400m runners this year at 49.92, heads the eight female named for the August 22-30 Championships.

On the men’s side, Brown, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller, members from the London Olympic Games 4x400m winning team, are also in the team.

Jeffery Gibson, who is among the favourites for the 400m hurdles, and Steven Gardiner, who this season lowered the Bahamian 400m to 44.27, add quality to the team.

MALE:

Shavez Hart, Latario Collie-Minns, Alonzo Russell, Jeffery Gibson, LaToy Williams, Michael Mathieu, Leevan Sands, Chris Brown, Teray Smith, Donald Thomas, Ryan Ingraham, Trevor Barry, Steven Gardiner, Ramon Miller, Elroy McBride, Warren Fraser and Jonathan Farquharson

FEMALE:

Sheniqua Ferguson, Bianca Stuart, Adanaca Brown, Devynne Charlton, Shaunae Miller, Katrina Seymour, Christine Amertil and Lanece Clarke
Title: Reyare's second chance
Post by: Socapro on August 13, 2015, 10:03:53 PM
Reyare's second chance (http://trinidadexpress.com/20150813/sports/reyares-second-chance)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 13, 2015, 10:35 am AST

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FINE-TUNING: Reyare Thomas goes through her paces at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, last week. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

“I look back at my career, and the only regret I have was not making Olympics 2008.”

Reyare Thomas was just 20 at the time, and was extremely disappointed to not be part of the Trinidad and Tobago team for the Beijing Games. But she battled on, and was selected on the women's 4x100 metres relay squad for the 2012 London Olympics.

Click to view video: http://trinidadexpress.com/20150813/sports/reyares-second-chance

Credit: Videographer/ Photos Anisto Alves
Reporter: Kwame Laurence
Music: Destiny's Child - Ms Independent

Thomas is now 27, and though things have unfolded seven years later than planned, she will compete in the Chinese capital after all. The Enterprise sprinter is in Beijing for the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships.

Thomas is enjoying the season of her life, recording personal best times in the 100m and 200m events. On June 27, she clocked 11.22 seconds for women's 100m bronze at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Championships. And a fortnight later, she produced her first-ever legal sub-23 half-lap run, stopping the clock at 22.82 seconds to strike gold at the Falcons Invitational Last Chance meet.

“What has accounted for my success,” Thomas tells the Express, “is my focus on and off the track. With the death of our coach that passed away in 2013, it stepped up my game to really accomplish something great in track and field.”

Thomas was a member of the Neon Trackers Athletic Club, and trained under the guidance of Ian Goddard, coach and father figure to many athletes in central Trinidad before his death.

Now a member of the Abilene Wildcats Athletic Club, Thomas will run in an individual event at a major global meet for the first time in her career at the Beijing Worlds.

“I want to focus on the 200 for Beijing. I think that's my stronger event. I just run the hundred because I really don't feel like running 400 metres,” she quipped. “The lactic (acid) is just different.

“My goals for Beijing are just to lower my times and try to make it through every round. I know the main focus is making the final, get on the podium, but for me making it through every round is a guarantee that a medal might happen.

“I'm trying to go at least 22-mid, like really lower that standard and see what I can do before the season's done so I know what approach to have for next season.”

Thomas is part of a strong World Championship 4x100m squad. The other sprinters selected for relay duty are Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, Khalifa St Fort and Kamaria Durant.

“I assess our chances,” says Thomas, “as being great. Before, it was me, Michelle-Lee, Kai (Selvon) and Kamaria, and we flew the Trinidad and Tobago flag high. With the addition of Kelly-Ann, Semoy, and Khalifa being a part of it, it really and truly strengthens the women's 4x1. We got a stronger force, so we know we can go out there and battle with the world's best.”

With T&T's new-found depth in the women's sprint relay, competition for a spot in the final four will be tough. Thomas welcomes the challenge.
“Before, Trinidad and Tobago had a solid four, and that was the top four no matter what. But now, we could actually rest people through the rounds and really pull out the best quartet for the final.”

Thomas says Baptiste, Ahye and shot putter Cleopatra Borel are well-positioned to make the country proud at Beijing 2015.
“The women have a possibility of medalling this year. Kelly-Ann has medalled already at World Championships, Michelle-Lee is finding herself...Cleo's just killing it this whole season, so I think everybody's going with a mindset of we want to bring back a medal for Trinidad and Tobago.”

Borel and Baptiste competed at last month's Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Ahye, however, was recovering from injury and did not travel to Toronto. Borel captured shot put gold at the hemispheric meet. Baptiste, meanwhile, was among the favourites in the 100m dash, but finished fifth in the final.

Thomas progressed to the Pan Am Games 200m championship race. She finished seventh in the final in 23.32 seconds.

“I went out there,” Thomas explains, “wanting to go through every round, make it to semis, make it to the final. But when I made it to the final I kind of psyched out myself. But it's just a growing experience, so it's time to get over it and get ready for the next upcoming meet.”

Beijing 2015 is more than just another upcoming meet. For Thomas, the global track and field championship represents an opportunity to make up for the pain of missing out on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 15, 2015, 01:14:13 PM
http://www.iaaf.org/download/download?filename=9cc99c48-94bf-448c-8b0f-8a8b42603e1c.pdf&urlSlug=iaaf-world-championships-beijing-2015-entries

Based on the provisional entry list, TTO has 4 400m runners:

Cedenio
Gordon
Lendore (I'm surprised at this one)
Quow

I believe Gordon got an automatic spot because he is the area champion.

Lendore is getting healthy. But I wouldnt have chosen him over Solomon.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 15, 2015, 02:23:57 PM
http://www.iaaf.org/download/download?filename=9cc99c48-94bf-448c-8b0f-8a8b42603e1c.pdf&urlSlug=iaaf-world-championships-beijing-2015-entries

Based on the provisional entry list, TTO has 4 400m runners:

Cedenio
Gordon
Lendore (I'm surprised at this one)
Quow

I believe Gordon got an automatic spot because he is the area champion.

Lendore is getting healthy. But I wouldnt have chosen him over Solomon.

That is what I said I heard the announcer saying during the NACAC Championships.

Since it is a provisional list I would not take it as gospel that Deon is getting an individual 400m spot in front of Solomon as they also have Chris Brown as having an individual 400m spot for the Bahamas despite him not running the 400m at Bahamas Trials.

I don't think the NAAA TT will be justified in giving Deon the 4th available 400m spot in front of Solomon especially as Deon is yet to run as fast as Solomon's 45.15 SB since coming back from injury. It will be much better to save Deon for the relay to help us with our gold medal charge in the 4x4 and let Solomon contest the 400m spot that he rightfully earned based on the NAAA own rules.

NB: I won't be surprised if Solomon is allowed to run the individual 400m in Beijing that he runs a sub-45 in his efforts to qualify for the final and proves that he is up to the task of challenging for a medal.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 15, 2015, 07:46:34 PM
A lot of Bolt fans will be crying if he lose to Gatlin in Beijing  :D

I doh really care who win nah.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 15, 2015, 08:37:20 PM
A lot of Bolt fans will be crying if he lose to Gatlin in Beijing  :D

I doh really care who win nah.

They will. But the word coming out from Mills is that Bolt is ready. Whenever Mills says Bolt is ready, Bolt always wins.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 15, 2015, 08:51:58 PM
A lot of Bolt fans will be crying if he lose to Gatlin in Beijing  :D

I doh really care who win nah.

They will. But the word coming out from Mills is that Bolt is ready. Whenever Mills says Bolt is ready, Bolt always wins.

I dont expect him to say Bolt not ready. Anyway time will tell who will win. 
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 15, 2015, 09:21:37 PM
A lot of Bolt fans will be crying if he lose to Gatlin in Beijing  :D

I doh really care who win nah.

They will. But the word coming out from Mills is that Bolt is ready. Whenever Mills says Bolt is ready, Bolt always wins.

I dont expect him to say Bolt not ready. Anyway time will tell who will win. 

Good point Sando. But when Bolt wasnt ready, Mills did not have a problem saying it.
Title: DE GRASSE RELISHING UNDERDOG ROLE IN BEIJING
Post by: Socapro on August 16, 2015, 10:27:46 AM
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DE GRASSE RELISHING UNDERDOG ROLE IN BEIJING (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/andre-de-grasse-100m-4x100m)

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Andre De Grasse (centre) wins 100m Final beating main rival Keston Bledman (right) of TTO at the Pan American Games 2015. (Getty Images) © Copyright

As if the world of men’s sprinting didn’t have an extraordinary cast of characters already, along comes Canada's 20-year-old Andre De Grasse.

Outstanding victories at the 2015 NCAA Championships in both the 100m and 200m made headlines on both sides of the border for the young man who has just completed his first year at the University of Southern California.

Super-quick, albeit wind-aided, times of 9.75 and 19.58 in Eugene just added to the excitement.

Soon after his picture adorned posters across Toronto as Canada’s largest city hosted the 2015 Pan American Games and with the guidance of his USC coach Caryl Smith Gilbert, who has carefully nurtured him – bearing in mind his youth – he won both sprint events in Toronto.

Anyone who might have suggested his 9.95 personal best was nothing to shout about would have been duly impressed by his 200m victory in Toronto.

Running a sublime Canadian Record of 19.88 – from lane eight no less – he marked his entry into the elite sprint ranks. Now he has set his sights on running both the 100m and the 4x100m at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 later this month.

NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES

The prospect of facing Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell is an opportunity he relishes.

“I have never faced any of those guys. I have lined up against Usain Bolt in the 4x100 relay at the Commonwealth Games last year but that didn’t go very well,” he explained, reflecting on a botched baton pass by Canada.

“I didn't get the baton in time in the exchange zone so I don't really count that as an opportunity. So, this will be the first opportunity to race against these guys.

“I am really excited and looking forward to seeing how I match up against them and see how far I can get. I am really going to take it one race at a time I don't want to get too far ahead of myself or full of myself. And if I make it to the final hopefully just go out there and compete and do myself proud.”

Beijing will be his first global championship, having never represented Canada at the world youth or junior championships, but he denies having the slightest bit of nervousness.

“Oh no, no, (doesn't make me nervous). My coach has told me I am young and the pressure is not really on me. It’s on Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, those guys,” he said. “They have been doing it longer than me. She told me: ‘Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Take this as an experience to learn how to compete in front of 100,000 people.’

“And this is my first World Championships so it’s not for me to try to put expectations on myself. I know a lot of people have. They did that at the Pan Am Games but I think I handled it well and I am going to continue to do what I keep doing.”

After the successful year he’s had, he has been approached to turn professional and give up his scholarship, but he’s not taking the bait.

One day, he hopes to earn his master’s degree in sociology and work with children. No doubt his incredible personal renaissance plays a part in his wish to help others.

SHARPE-SIGHTED

A former Canadian 200m record-holder, Tony Sharpe, deserves credit for launching De Grasse’ career after seeing him run a 100m race in basketball shorts for fun.

Sharpe says he has never seen such raw sprint talent. De Grasse, who for all his sudden success has retained humility, acknowledges his debt to his former coach.

“Before track, I was playing basketball,” De Grasse explains. “I played high school and Ontario Association club basketball. Before I met Tony Sharpe, basketball wasn't really going that well and I wasn't doing positive things, a lot of negative stuff, and then I met Tony Sharpe, and track and field gave me a second chance to do something different.

“I got my school paid for; I am fortunate to have my school paid for and now I am getting to travel the world so it's really a good feeling that track and field can do those kinds of things for you.”

De Grasse admits to running with a rough crowd, dabbling in recreational drugs and seemingly following a self-destructive path.

Within a year of training with Sharpe, though, he was running fast enough to earn a scholarship to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas where he racked up five national track titles in two years.

NOT IN KANSAS ANY MORE

NCAA institutions then came calling but USC was his choice.

At 1.78m tall, the Canadian is small compared to those men he will line up against in Beijing, and he is also distinctive for an unusual arm carriage that sees his right arm awkwardly extend to the outside.

“Yes we are fixing that. I have an imbalance problem with my hips so I think that is why my arm does that,” he explained with a laugh. “Sometimes I have a knot in my right shoulder. I think it was from back in the day, a little injury from basketball.

“It’s not something that I want to continue doing, even though you are saying, ‘If it ain't broke don't fix it.’ But I think if I can fix it, it will help me a lot better with my drive phase and my acceleration, and I would be able to go a lot faster.”

Clearly De Grasse has enormous potential. And when he steps into the blocks against the world’s fastest men, it will be with a positive attitude and astonishing raw ability.

Perhaps that’s a combination that will metamorphose into a medal.

Paul Gains for the IAAF
Title: RECORD NUMBERS LIKELY WITH ONE WEEK TO GO
Post by: Socapro on August 16, 2015, 10:46:33 AM
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RECORD NUMBERS LIKELY WITH ONE WEEK TO GO
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015
(http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/beijing-2015-one-week-to-go)

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The IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 could potentially be the biggest world championship in the 15 editions of the event, which started in 1983 and ranks among the world’s leading sport's events.

With one week to go, the final entries indicate that 207 IAAF member federations will send representatives to the Chinese capital for the most important sporting event of the year.

The previous highest number of participating federations was 203, at the last championships in Moscow two years ago.

No fewer than 1936 athletes (1043 men and 893 women) have been entered.

Although the number of athletes that will finally participate in Beijing will be slightly less, as is normal, this figure still compares favourably with the current highest total of 1895 who competed at the 2009 championships in Berlin.

The numbers have been boosted by the IAAF’s innovative system introduced ahead of these championships of inviting athletes who had not already been entered by the deadline of midnight (Central European Time) Monday 10 August, on the basis of them being among the best ranked in their event (apart from in long distance and race walking disciplines) in order to bring an event up to an optimum number of competitors as established by the IAAF.

More about the entry system and standards can be read here.

With just one week to go, the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 is expected to set the standard for the sport's future championships, with the world's best athletes going through their paces in the same magnificent Bird’s Nest stadium that was the centrepiece for the 2008 Olympic Games.

As already announced, the Bird’s Nest stadium will be full for all the evening sessions across the nine days, with an audience of 50,000 spectators.

IAAF
Title: MONDO HOLDS DEAR BEIJING OLYMPIC MEMORIES
Post by: Socapro on August 16, 2015, 10:59:40 AM
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MONDO HOLDS DEAR BEIJING OLYMPIC MEMORIES (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/mondo-beijing-2015)

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For Mondo, the IAAF's official track supplier, Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium will always hold special memories.

Five world records tumbled on their innovative new Mondotrack laid down for the 2008 Beijing Olympics which was ignited by the incomparable Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt.

Now, some seven years on, the world leaders in track design are returning to the iconic Chinese venue to lay down a new track for the forthcoming 2015 IAAF World Championships from August 22-30, where once again Mondo will seek to push technological advancements in track design to the next level.

“To optimise a similar revolution to Mondotrack is a big challenge for Mondo,” explains Andrea Vallauri, who leads the Mondo Spa Sport&Flooring Division.

“The material we are installing now in the Bird's Nest is an evolution of the previous Mondotrack that should further contribute to improve the athlete's sport performances.”

Mondo, suppliers of every Olympic track since 1976 and the vast majority of IAAF World Championships, are commonly accepted by athletes and coaches as world leaders in their field with Vallauri insisting their unique pre-fabricated manufactured designs sets them apart from the rest in their field.

“Tracks surfaces can either be made on site as a liquid material or pre-fabricated,” he explained.

“We are the only company that manufactures its track surfaces pre-fabricated, and this guarantees that the performance characteristics of the track are constant. It is something unique for top-level competition. All the athletes see the difference.”

Vallauri says that the strength of pre-fabricated tracks is that the material is uniform and consistent, something which is much harder to achieve on a ‘liquid surface’ which is poured on to the track.

“You cannot guarantee the same uniformity,” he argues of the liquid surfaces.

“You cannot pour (on to a track) in one day, it has to be done over three weeks and many things can happen over three weeks.”

TWO LAYER SYSTEM

Mondo provide their track in two distinct layers: the top layer to aid traction with the bottom to support shock absorption.

According to Vallauri, this approach helps recreate the same technology as a tyre and leads to the best results.

“The top part of the material should be non-slippery when wet and provide good foot stability or what we call good spike resistance,” he commented.

“This means that the spikes should enter the surface for the minimum amount of time because the more time the spike enters the surface, the more time will be lost. When you are talking about thousandths of a second, this makes a difference over the course of a race.”

The bottom layer provides the elasticity and cushioning needed to propel the athlete forward.

Mondo achieve this with a unique elongated diamond shaped cell design – similar to a honeycomb, which flex in every direction.

Utilising the very best in biomechanical research, Vallauri is convinced this approach enables an athlete to achieve the very best in energy return and helps maximise an athlete’s speed.

“The honeycomb design provides more cushioning in terms of the foot position,” he added.

The two layers – which measure 13.5mm – are vulcanised to cross-link the molecular structure of the different materials to make it more uniform, stronger and elastic.

Work on the track surface for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing began in December when the asphalt track sub-base was completely rebuilt by a local contractor under supervision.

In early March, Mondo carried out some minor repairs following the cold, harsh winter in the Chinese capital before patching and levelling the base to comply with the strict tolerance required by the IAAF for such a top level facility.

In late March the installation work for the Mondotrack material began.

“Because of the low temperature on site, we used a special adhesive for cold weather as well as the appropriate track protection cover for the night time to allow the proper curing,” explains Vallauri, who acknowledged that because the team have worked at the Bird's Nest Stadium in the past so their familiarity with the conditions has meant the process has gone smoothly.

COOL CONSTRUCTION

“We were forced to use more personnel (around 30 people) because the daily working time was limited by the cold weather. Fortunately, we only had a few rainy days and this allowed us to complete the work on schedule.”

The line marking of the track was carried out in April and by mid-May work on the track was complete and fully certified by the IAAF.

Mondo then moved back on site again this week, two weeks out from the 2015 edition of the World Championships.

The Mondo team will then inspect the site and proceed with any intervention if necessary and install the temporary track material in the connection areas and mixed zones.

During the nine-day competition, Mondo will be present on site to regularly maintain and clean the track before the event reaches its thrilling climax on 30 August.

Vallauri refused to make any predictions about the winners at the 2015 edition, but is simply secure in the knowledge that Mondo will provide the fastest possible track for Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and all the world's top athletes.

“Mondotrack was specifically designed for superior athletic performance and provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both high-speed sprint event and low-speed middle and long-distance events,” he explained. “Mondotrack also guarantees the perfect combination of shock absorption and rebound elasticity for jump events.”

Now all that is needed is for the athletes to play their part.

Steve Landells for the IAAF
Title: IAAF AND ADIDAS LAUNCH BEST PERFORMER OF THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING
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IAAF AND ADIDAS LAUNCH BEST PERFORMER OF THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015 (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/iaaf-adidas-best-performer)

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IAAF and adidas launch Best Performer of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015
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In conjunction with Official IAAF Partner adidas, the IAAF is asking athletics fans around to world to choose the best performers of each day of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

After each evening session of the championships, which runs from 22-30 August, a panel of experts will put together a shortlist of three athletes deemed to be among the day’s best performers.

The IAAF will then announce the names of the three athletes – who need not be winners or even medallists but nevertheless are competitors who grab the imagination of the experts – through the IAAF website and social media, opening it up to the public to vote via www.iaaf.org and decide a winner.

The athlete with the most votes will be announced before the following day’s evening session (except for the winner of the final day which will be announced the following morning, the day after the championships).

Each day's winning athletes will then form a final shortlist – the 'champion of champions' shortlist – and voting will take place from Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September.

One athlete will emerge as the overall winner and get the accolade of being the Best Performer of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 presented by adidas.

The overall winner will be announced on 4 September and will be presented with a special Golden Shoe Award at the IAAF Gala in November.

IAAF
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: boss on August 18, 2015, 04:57:00 AM
Apologies if this has already been posted, but is there T&T TV info for the WC? Which channel etc?  :beermug:

(Also, first post in about nine months, hello!  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 18, 2015, 08:50:10 AM
Apologies if this has already been posted, but is there T&T TV info for the WC? Which channel etc?  :beermug:

(Also, first post in about nine months, hello!  :thumbsup:)

I havent ran into any information about TT broadcasting or coverage. I will be using web links or Android box to watch.

Thanks for contributing. The track and field section is usually more popular during WCs or Olympics. So we will be seeing more posts from people like yourself who dont post regularly.  :beermug:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: boss on August 18, 2015, 10:35:35 AM
Thanks for contributing. The track and field section is usually more popular during WCs or Olympics. So we will be seeing more posts from people like yourself who dont post regularly.  :beermug:

 :beermug:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 18, 2015, 11:13:38 AM
Thanks for contributing. The track and field section is usually more popular during WCs or Olympics. So we will be seeing more posts from people like yourself who dont post regularly.  :beermug:

 :beermug:

Live streams to watch the World Champs online are being posted to first post in this thread.
Title: PREVIEW: WOMEN’S SHOT PUT - IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015
Post by: Socapro on August 18, 2015, 01:48:59 PM
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PREVIEW: WOMEN’S SHOT PUT
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015
(http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/news/preview/women/shot-put)

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Christina Schwanitz in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright.

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Gong Lijiao in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright.

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Cleopatra Borel competes in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships.

One of the host nation’s biggest medal hopefuls, Gong Lijiao, is set to take on the world leader from Germany, Christina Schwanitz.

Dominant Kiwi Valerie Adams, who has the gold medals of the past four World Championships to her name, will not be defending her title in Beijing.

Adams underwent shoulder and elbow surgeries in September. And even though she has already returned to action on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, the New Zealander admitted that more work and rehab were needed for a major level comeback.

Another notable absence in Beijing is Russia’s Olympic silver medallist Evgeniya Kolodko, who is recovering after a wrist surgery. But the competition definitely won’t lack in intensity.

Gong returns to the Bird’s Nest seven years after placing fifth in the Olympic final as a junior. This time, the Chinese thrower, who has since won an Olympic and two World Championships bronze medals, looks poised for success on home soil.

Gong is coming into the competition with a season’s best of 20.34m, just one centimetre off her personal best set in 2009. But she might need to step up her game to hold off Schwanitz.

The German, who took bronze in Moscow two years ago, has seven of the top 10 marks in the world this year. Her world-leading PB of 20.77m, set in May, was achieved at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

The all-time head-to-head record between these two athletes is even at 9-9, but in 2015 it’s 3-2 in Schwanitz’s favour. Gong is the only athlete to have defeated her this summer.

USA’s Michelle Carter is another strong medal contender. The 2012 world indoor bronze medallist finished fourth at the 2013 World Championships and fifth at the London 2012 Olympics. But major outdoor medals have eluded Carter so far. This season, the 29-year-old is third on the world list with her 20.02m winning throw from the US Championships.

Trinidad and Tobago’s experienced Cleopatra Borel has had a busy season with the Pan American Games on her agenda coming into Beijing. She went to Toronto as a favourite, having posted a season’s best of 19.26m in the beginning of July, and she did not disappoint, winning her first Pan American title with 18.67m.

Hungary’s Anita Marton hasn’t recorded a 19-metre throw this summer yet, but she is coming off of the successful indoor season, which culminated in the European indoor title. She might be more of an underdog in Beijing, but the 26-year-old often produces her best performances at major championships.

Elena Dyachkova for the IAAF

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2015 BEST
POS   COMPETITOR   NAT   MARK

1   Christina SCHWANITZ GER   20.77
2   Lijiao GONG CHN   20.34
3   Michelle CARTER USA   20.02
4   Cleopatra BOREL TTO   19.26
5   Brittany SMITH USA   18.96
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: boss on August 18, 2015, 02:13:11 PM
Live streams to watch the World Champs online are being posted to first post in this thread.

Thanks  :beermug:
Title: PREVIEW: MEN’S JAVELIN - IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015
Post by: Socapro on August 18, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
17 AUG 2015 PREVIEW BEIJING, CHINA
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PREVIEW: MEN’S JAVELIN
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015
(http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/news/preview/men/javelin-throw)

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Kenya's Julius Yego in action in the Javelin at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow (Getty Images) © Copyright.

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Keshorn Walcott in the javelin at the IAAF World Championships (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright.

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Vitezslav Vesely in the mens Javelin Throw Final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright.

The standard in the men’s javelin is the highest it has been for almost a decade.

It was a close competition two years ago with just 84 centimetres separating the three medallists, but the way things have progressed in 2015, to simply win a medal this time, athletes may need to throw farther than the 87.17m that brought Vitezslav Vesely the gold medal in Moscow.

The 32-year-old defending champion from the Czech Republic is in good form, having thrown an 88.18m season’s best in June. But in a high-quality year for the event, that mark is enough for just sixth place on the 2015 world list.

Unlike many events, the top of the javelin world is wide open; Vesely and any of the five throwers above him have an equal shot at the gold medal.

Two athletes, both for the first time, have surpassed the 90-metre line this season. Kenya’s Julius Yego produced a world-leading African record of 91.39m in Birmingham in June. Injuries have since hampered the 26-year-old, but he often produces his best marks at major championships and will be keen to atone for being pushed out of a medal position in the last round in Moscow two years ago.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott is the second athlete to go beyond 90 metres; his 90.16m first-round throw in Lausanne is the second-farthest throw of this season. The 22-year-old has also had an injury problem since his big throw, but was still able to win the Pan American Games title at the end of July with 83.27m.

The latest big throw came in Kuortane in August, where Germany’s Thomas Rohler unleashed an 89.27m PB. His throws at that meeting suggest that he has the ability to throw beyond 90 metres in Beijing. It is also worth noting that the Kuortane meeting was held on a new Mondo surface, just like the competition in Beijing will be.

The in-form Finnish duo of Antti Ruuskanen and Tero Pitkamaki finished not far behind Rohler in Kuortane. Pitkamaki, who in 2013 came within 10 centimetres of regaining his world title from 2007, is by far the most consistent thrower this season, having thrown beyond 87 metres in five competitions with his best, 89.09m, coming in Turku in June.

Olympic bronze medallist Ruuskanen has this year produced his best ever series of pre-championships throws. The European champion recently won the Finnish title with a last-round throw of 88.98m and then similarly saved his best for last in Kuortane, throwing 87.46m to finish second.

Behind the top six, there is at least one man who could have a say about who will get to the podium. Ihab Abdelrahman might have thrown only 85.50m this season, but the Egyptian has the ability to throw much farther and has a personal best of 89.21m from last year.

The third Finn, Ari Mannio, has set a PB of 86.82m this season, while two more Czech throwers, Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych have also impressed during 2015 with respective season’s bests of 86.21m and 85.52m.

One Chinese athlete has been entered for this event, but his form is difficult to assess. Zhao Qinggang won the 2014 Asian Games with an Asian record of 89.15m, but he has not competed since that competition 10 months ago.

Mirko Jalava for the IAAF

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2015 BEST
POS   COMPETITOR   NAT   MARK

1   Julius YEGO KEN   91.39
2   Keshorn WALCOTT TTO   90.16
3   Thomas RÖHLER GER   89.27
4   Tero PITKÄMÄKI FIN   89.09
5   Antti RUUSKANEN FIN   88.98
Title: Five Top Events to Watch at WC
Post by: Socapro on August 18, 2015, 09:49:20 PM
Five Top Events to Watch at WC (http://trackalerts.com/Articles/five-top-events-to-watch-at-wc/14354/)
By Noel "Bravo" Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
August 17th, 2015 9:55pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin at 2015 World Championships.

The 15th IAAF World Championship is gathering momentum as the opening ceremony draws closer with excited fans ticking off the days. The performances of the athletes on the circuit have fuelled the expectations of the passionate fans who may witness the best World Championship yet.
Here are five reasons the track & field world is so upbeat.

Bolt vs. Gatlin 100m

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the super clash between world record holder, Usain Bolt and red hot American, Justin Gatlin in the 100m. The confident American has been unbeaten since Bolt dismissed him at the Moscow World Championship. On the other hand, Bolt’s preparation this season has been wobbly; however, encouraging words are coming out of his camp that he is nearing his best. Sparks will fly in his one; the question is who is going to get burn marks?

Men’s 4x100m

Jamaica has not lost a men’s sprint relay at the Olympics or World Championship since 2008.
However, Team USA are confident they can topple the Jamaicans like they did in Nassau, Bahamas at the 2nd World Relays. The celebratory scenes of some of the American sprinters did not go down well with die-hearted Jamaican supporters who will be hoping that Bolt and company can restore order in emphatic style.

Men’s 800m

World record holder, David Rudisha (1:40.91) has been beaten like a drum this season. His air of invincibility is presently a thing of the past. To be fair, injuries have set back the towering Kenyan since 2013 where he missed the Moscow World Championship. Nevertheless, he is confident that his power in the last lap is coming back gradually. Let us hope for Rudisha’s sake that happens before Beijing, otherwise some fearless young pretenders will block him out of the medals.

Women’s 200m

Despite the presence of Veronica Campbell-Brown, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Sherone Simpson and Murielle Ahoure, many pundits believe the battle in this event will be among the first timers. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, who is unbeaten in the 200m this season, will lock horns with Dutch sensation Dafne Schippers and the Americans Jenna Prandini and Candyce McGrone. The absence of Allyson Felix ensures that all three medals are up for grabs.

Men’s 200m

When this event comes around, either Bolt or Gatlin will be licking their wounds from the 100m. This reality will make the event more enthralling as one athlete will be using revenge as a great motivator while the other would be seeking to stamp his class on the championship.

So track & field fans, whatever you do, try not to miss any of these five events.

About the Author:
Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis is a very exciting and creative freelance sports writer from Jamaica specializing in the fields of athletics and cricket. His colourful down to earth yet professional personality makes him a favourite amongst athletes and fans. Readers are often exposed to his detailed knowledge and passion which usually increase their interest in the athletes, events and the sport overall. He has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works in the financial industry. Contact Noel at nanthonyfrancis@gmail.com
Title: Five Upsets to look for in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 18, 2015, 09:55:35 PM
Five Upsets to look for in Beijing (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/five-upsets-to-look-for-in-beijing/14358/)
By Noel "Bravo" Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
August 18th, 2015 3:18pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Shaunae Miller & Kaliese Spencer at 2015 World Championships.

The IAAF World Championship of Athletics has had its fair share of surprises over the years. Perhaps one of the biggest upsets at the 2013 World Championship was when Russia turned the tables on Team USA in the Women’s 4x400m final. To the Americans the gold medal in women’s 4x400m relay finals at most major championships seems like a passage of right. However, they lost in a thriller that night. Many upsets are likely to continue in Beijing, China and here we look at five of the most possible ones.

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer not winning a medal at a major outdoor championship is an upset in itself. Spencer, the winner of multiple Diamond Race trophies has taken a different approach this season; limiting her time on the circuit perhaps fine-tuning her technique and coming with fresher legs in Beijing. She is no longer the world leader with rising star Shamier Little (53.74) and World Champion Zuzana Hejnova (53.76) sitting atop the rankings.

This race is going be a humdinger and it is felt Hejnova will not have things her own way defending her title. Many pundits feel Kaliese Spencer or Shamier Little will upset Hejnova and win their first major championship gold medal. Spencer is coming in with fresher legs and could finally rewrite the wrongs of the past.

Women’s 400m

Allyson Felix is without doubt the most talented athlete of her generation. Felix decided to forego her wildcard entry in the 200m and contest the 400m. She feels she has not reached her full potential in the 400m. This will be her second attempt at this distance at a World Championship; she won silver the last time. In the absence of world leader Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross, Felix is now the favourite to win the gold medal. However, there is a towering figure literally standing in her way as Bahamian sensation Shaunae Miller also decided to forego the 200m for the 400m. She is the second fastest runner over 400m (49.92) this season and based on her strength and all-round ability, she can upset Felix. I pick Miller to beat Felix in a thriller.

Men’s 4x400m

Many persons are accustomed to hearing the anthem of Team USA at medal ceremonies in the men’s 4x400m at major championships. The tables were turned at the London Olympics by an excellent Bahamian quartet.

Team USA is a strong unit and the number one squad for the past two years. They also won the first two editions of the World Relays. However, some pundits are seeing a momentum shift and believe Team USA is vulnerable going into Beijing. They believe history is about to repeat itself, however, the threat is now two-prong with Trinidad & Tobago joining Bahamas in toppling Team USA. This event should go down to the wire with the two Caribbean teams battling for gold.

Men’s 400m Final

At the last World Championship, this event produced the biggest upset when Olympic champion Kirani James went in reverse in the home straight and finished a disappointing 7th. James is one of the favourites this season alongside defending champion LaShawn Merritt. However, gone are the days when this event was just a two horse race, a number of young pretenders wanting to be contenders are now in the mix. At this time Merritt’s form does not suggest that he can defend his title in Beijing. This event is crying out for an upset; will the youngsters oblige in Beijing?

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

While many track fans will be glued to the sprints, one of the distance events that will draw a lot of attention is the men’s 3000m Steeplechase. The Kenyans have a monopoly on this event; however, a non-African challenger has recently emerged on the scene and is sending panic among the Africans. American record holder Evan Jager (8:00.45) is poised to capture one of the medals the Kenyans had initially ticked off on their checklist. At the Paris Diamond League, Jager outclassed several outstanding Kenyans and was on his way to a historic victory when he fell at the final hurdle and was passed by Jairus Birech who went on to claim a fortunate victory. The Kenyans now realize that they are in a dogfight and the American knows that a plan has been hatched to shut him out. However, Jager, the second fastest Steeplechaser in the world this season, will have other ideas. The determined American has a glorious chance of not only medalling but also to win the gold medal if he can conserve his energy. It would be one of the most shocking scenes at the Championship.

About the Author:
Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis is a very exciting and creative freelance sports writer from Jamaica specializing in the fields of athletics and cricket. His colourful down to earth yet professional personality makes him a favourite amongst athletes and fans. Readers are often exposed to his detailed knowledge and passion which usually increase their interest in the athletes, events and the sport overall. He has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works in the financial industry. Contact Noel at nanthonyfrancis@gmail.com
Title: Photos of TTO Women's 4x100m Team in relay training in Beijing 2015
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 12:31:18 PM
Photos of TTO Women's 4x100m Team in relay training in Beijing 2015

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Relay Coach Ato Boldon (right) briefs the relay team. From left: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett, Kamaria Durant, Reyare Thomas & Khalifa St Fort (behind Ato).

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Relay training: Michelle-Lee Ahye (bottom half) & Kelly-Ann Baptiste (stooping with baton).

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Relay Coach Ato Boldon (far right) observes Semoy's take-off in relay training. From left: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, (2nd relay coach), Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Kamaria Durant, & Khalifa St Fort.

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Relay training: Semoy Hackett (left) collects baton from in-coming Reyare Thomas.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 19, 2015, 03:20:23 PM
https://youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg

A uncut master feed from the IAAF. Add It to your list Socapro.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 03:59:36 PM
https://youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg

A uncut master feed from the IAAF. Add It to your list Socapro.

Thanks, I just did!
Title: NAAA Press Release: Congrats Seb Coe & Three Days to go!
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 04:09:27 PM
Press Release: Congrats Seb Coe & Three Days to go! (https://www.facebook.com/pages/NAAA-TT/254525524723356)
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 (NAAA TT)


The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAA) will like to congratulate Sebastian Coe who on Wednesday 19th August was elected as the sixth International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President at the 50th IAAF Congress in Beijing, China.

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Sebastian Coe elected as sixth IAAF President

The 15th IAAF World Championships is being held in Beijing, China, from the 22nd – 30th August and Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) is being represented by eight female and thirteen male athletes.
The first athlete into competition will be Shot Putter Cleopatra Borel.

The qualifying round for the women’s Shot Put begins on Saturday 22 August 10:10am China time /10:10pm Friday 21 August (TT time), where 12 athletes will advance to the finals, Saturday 22 August-8:05pm/8:05am.

This is Ms. Borel's sixth appearance at the World Championships for Team TTO in the women’s Shot Put.
Her first was in 2005 at the 10th edition, in Helsinki, Finland. Her best performance to date at a World Championships was in 2011 (Daegu, South Korea) when she qualified for the finals and finished 13th overall. That year was her best ever as she improved her national outdoor record to 19.42m at the IAAF Diamond League, Paris, France, on the 8th July.

In 2009 (Berlin, Germany) she narrowly missed out the finals by 11cm. Annie Alexander was TTO's second representative in the event when she joined Borel in Berlin. Alexander was 27th in the qualifying round with a mark of 16.01m.

Ms. Borel is the oldest competitor for Team TTO at these World Championships at 35 years, and will be competing against sixty-eight other athletes from around the world. No male athlete has yet competed for TTO at World Champs in the Shot Put.

This year has been a stellar year for Borel as she won gold at the Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada) after bronze in 2007 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and silver in 2011 (Guadalajara, Mexico). Of all the athletes registered to compete in Beijing, Borel has the fourth best throw of 19.26m, for this year, so the prospect of a medal is real. The NAAA’s wishes Ms. Borel and Team TTO all the best on their quest for precious metal.

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Cleopatra Borel celebrates winning Women's Shot Put Finals Gold Medal at Pan-Am 2015
Title: Five WC Dark Horses who are coming to compete
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 09:11:41 PM
Five WC Dark Horses who are coming to compete (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/five-wc-dark-horses-who-are-coming-to-compete/14365/)
By Noel "Bravo" Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
August 19th, 2015 1:55pm (TrackAlerts.com)

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Machel Cedenio competing at 2014 World Relays in Bahamas.

One of the reasons major athletics championships are exciting is because of its unpredictability at times and the emergence of new stars over the years. One of the biggest shocks of all-time was Felix Sanchez coming from nowhere to win the 400m hurdles at the London Olympics weeks before his 32nd birthday. No athlete is guaranteed a medal without competing and therefore everyone has to ensure that they are ready to give of their best on the big day. Slip ups can be very costly.

In this preview we will concentrate on five athletes who are not among the gold medal favourites, nevertheless, their potential makes them dangerous dark horses going into Beijing.

Zharnell Hughes

Zharnell Hughes represents Great Britain’s best chance of medalling in any of the short sprints at the 15th IAAF World Championship. The 20 year-old Briton is on course to become an accomplished sprinter and some pundits are of the view that Hughes could make his way on the podium in the Bird’s Nest. Hughes has been having a very good season on the Diamond League circuit winning in Lausanne (20.13) and London (20.05); however, it is his second placed finish to Usain Bolt at the Adidas Grand Prix in June which brought him into the spotlight and bolstered his confidence. The young sprinter has a lot to prove to fans of his adopted country. The Beijing track is fast and just perfect for Hughes to break the 20 second barrier for the first time, he will be hoping to stamp his class while taking down some big scalps in the process.

Machel Cedenio

The world held its breath just before the Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) World Championship team was about to be released. Many track fans were wondering if they would be denied the opportunity to see Machel Cedenio who was disqualified for a lane violation after winning the 400m final at the T&T trials. Thankfully, the World Junior Champion and sixth fastest quarter-miler (44.36) this season was selected. Cedenio will be hoping to make his redemption count in Beijing by surprising some of his fancier opponents.

Hansle Parchment

The men’s 110m hurdles event at the 15th IAAF World Championship is wide open like the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most unpredictable races. This is due to the top athletes competing almost weekly against each and swapping victories. Jamaica’s Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment is not necessarily numbered among the favourites. However, he can set the cat among the pigeons. He has scarcely competed on the circuit this season; nevertheless, his second place finish (13.08) at the Jamaica trials in June was very encouraging. If Parchment has no injury worries going into Beijing, the 10 hurdles will not be the only barriers for the favourites.

Dina Asher-Smith

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith is another young sprinter on the rise. The World Junior Champion at 100m showed her pedigree when she was involved in a blanket finish at the Birmingham Diamond League with Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix. Despite winning the 100m at the British Athletics Championships in a championship record (11.08 +0.5 m/s), Asher-Smith has opted to focus on the 200m for the World Championship. Asher-Smith is not expected to medal based on the rankings; however, she is blessed with tremendous speed and rhythm to rattle the nerves of her opponents.

Kerron Clement

Two-time 400m hurdles World Champion Kerron Clement came out of hibernation to qualify for Beijing at the US National Championships in June. Clement came third in 48.44 seconds and despite finishing 8th at the London Olympics and the 2013 World Championship, some feel at 30 Clement can still conjure up one last hurrah like Felix Sanchez. Clement is the most unlikely of dark horses to win a medal, however, if he makes the podium in Beijing it will be one of the stories of the championship.

The fans will be looking on in earnest to see who and which event is going to cause major disturbance in Beijing. It is inevitable.


About the Author:
Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis is a very exciting and creative freelance sports writer from Jamaica specializing in the fields of athletics and cricket. His colourful down to earth yet professional personality makes him a favourite amongst athletes and fans. Readers are often exposed to his detailed knowledge and passion which usually increase their interest in the athletes, events and the sport overall. He has a first degree in Banking & Finance and works in the financial industry. Contact Noel at nanthonyfrancis@gmail.com
Title: TDK AND TOYOTA EXTEND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE WORLD RECORD PROGRAMME
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 09:34:25 PM
18 AUG 2015 FEATURE BEIJING, CHINA
TDK AND TOYOTA EXTEND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE WORLD RECORD PROGRAMME (http://www.iaaf.org/news/feature/tdk-toyota-world-record-programme?utm_source=GCSResults&utm_medium=googlecse&utm_campaign=Search%20term:%20%27World%20record%20bonus%20for%20Beijing%27,%20Page1&utm_content=Slot1)

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Jamaica's world-record 4x100m team at the 2011 IAAF World Championships (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright.

Setting a world record at an IAAF World Championships is an extremely rare feat.

In fact, in the 32-year history of the event, barely 20 world records have been posted, making the accomplishment one well worth rewarding.

For the 15th edition of the IAAF's flagship event, set to be staged in Beijing from 22-30 August, the IAAF is proud to present its World Record Programme where athletes achieving a world record will be eligible* for a special world record bonus worth USD $100,000 with the support of IAAF partners TDK (men's events) and Toyota (women's events).

The performance must be an improvement on the existing IAAF world record. Performances which equal the existing record will not be eligible for an award.

The last world record award to be presented was to the Jamaican 4x100m quartet at the 2011 World Championships, who shared US $100,000 after running a 37.04 and trimming 0.06 from the time the Jamaican quartet set when striking gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

TDK's involvement with the IAAF World Championships goes beyond the world record award as it has been the main bib sponsor (men's events) for all 14 previous editions and will maintain that involvement in Beijing.

The Japanese multi-national electronics company has been involved in the IAAF's flagship competition in an unbroken period of 32 years.

Mr Kazutoshi Kogure, the Senior Manager Corporate Communication Group TDK Corporation, commented: “TDK has continued in its long support of the World Championships because we have felt that the championships, which see the world's top athletes competing to win through their great skills and spirit has a resonance with TDK's own efforts to overcome international competition through the technology and spirit of our winning technology.” 

Toyota Motor Corporation believes that Toyota shares the same passionate philosophy as the athletes, who strive to push their limits in pursuit of records. Toyota’s support of the competition comes from the respect for the dedicated athletes and the ambition for the further growth of competition.

The Toyota Motor Corporation has sponsored the women's bibs at each and every IAAF World Championships since the Paris edition in 2003.

A Toyota spokesperson said: “The World Championships are an event where the best athletes from all over the world vie to be the world’s best and the fans bond together by supporting athletes challenging limits. It is a pleasure for Toyota, as an Official IAAF Partner, to be able to share the 'one-mind' experience with sports fans around the world. Toyota will continue to support the development of events where world-class athletes aim to achieve the pinnacle of mind and body.”

Toyota will also provide 200 vehicles during the IAAF World Championships, which will be used for a variety of purposes including transporting athletes and officials during the competition.

Steve Landells for the IAAF

* The payment of prize money and bonuses is dependent upon the usual ratification process, including athletes clearing the relevant anti-doping procedures.
Title: GETTY’S VISUAL LEGACY OF THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO CONTINUE IN BEIJING
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 09:52:32 PM
20 AUG 2015 FEATURE BEIJING, CHINA
GETTY’S VISUAL LEGACY OF THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO CONTINUE IN BEIJING (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/getty-images-world-championships-athletics)

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Photographers surround Usain Bolt at the IAAF World Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright.

For Steve Rose, Getty Images Director of Photography for Sport, the IAAF World Championships has always been “a big one” on his schedule of major events. The forthcoming 15th edition in Beijing will be no exception.

Rose, who has overseen each and every IAAF World Championships in a variety of roles working for the IAAF's official supplier of photos, says demand for images has never been higher and Getty will be sending a record number of staff to attend the Bird's Nest Stadium to meet these needs.

“It (the World Championships) is a great event and this year we will be sending our biggest team ever,” explains Rose. “The IAAF is asking for even more content and the only way we can guarantee delivering this is by sending more people. This year we'll have up to eight photographers and 10 back-up crew – three more than we sent in Moscow (at the 2013 edition). We've also asked for seven seats in the tribune, which is a record.”

With the Getty staff in Beijing hailing from Europe, North America, Australia and their local Beijing office, the iconic photographic giants will be drawing upon a crack pan-global team to ensure the best possible images will be provided.

The crew will be given a detailed daily brief to supply photographs for their dozens of news clients around the globe. Meanwhile, Getty Images will also be servicing the IAAF, who this year are seeking even more extensive coverage of athletes from the smaller countries to further enhance media profile from the biennial event.

With Getty Images coverage extending to press conferences and the IAAF Congress – which this year includes the announcement of the new IAAF President – plus a number of other peripheral commitments, this will place a heavy demand on the team.

“One of the biggest challenges is fatigue,” admits Rose, who will be leading Getty's photographic team in Beijing. “The days can sometimes be 14 hours long. It is full on and we expect the weather to be pretty hot as well. Fatigue can play a part and that is a challenge, but that is also why we have more staff at this year's event.”

Rose recalls that images taken at the Bird's Nest Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were spectacular and he is similarly confident the iconic venue will enable his team to shape the visual legacy of the nine-day competition in the best possible way.

A reconnaissance trip to Beijing earlier this year by one of his team revealed that the photographic set-up in stadium has remained virtually identical to the Olympic Games. “The way the stadium is set out in terms of space and the positions around the moat are great in terms of allowing the photographer to get what they need,” said Rose. “The stadium has a good shape to it, which works perfectly for athletics.

“The light is good, which makes life easier to get the best possible coverage, and I also think the crowds will be good, which is another tick in the box in terms of getting the best pictures of the event. Meanwhile, the unique facade of the Bird’s Nest will make for some great shots outside of the stadium.”

Rose does not anticipate the IAAF World Championships in Beijing will witness any major photographic technological innovations. However, he is hopeful the use of robotic cameras – first used at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow – which will be rigged up to the roof in the Bird's Nest Stadium, will prove a bigger hit in Beijing thanks to better positioning, angles and composition.

Traditionally events such as the steeplechase, the jumps and the throws “with the emotion on the athletes’ faces at time of release” provide great images. However, Rose admits the key event for Getty to deliver on will be the men’s 100m final on August 23.

“The race is on to be the first picture agency to get that first picture out of the 100m winner crossing the line,” he explains. “We know many people in the world on various platforms will be waiting for that first picture for the men's 100m final to come through. If we get that one right, then the whole team is given a lift. It is a great buzz.”

Yet although the layout of track and field has remained similar throughout the rich 32-year history of the event, he believes the ambition of his photographic team should be strive for an innovative approach to help tell the World Championships story.

“We are looking for that different angle, different approach or different composition,” he explains. “If we provide something a little different we keep that momentum moving forward to the next championships.”

Steve Landells for the IAAF
Title: HOW REPORTERS COVER AN IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Post by: Socapro on August 19, 2015, 10:10:10 PM
20 AUG 2015 FEATURE BEIJING, CHINA
HOW REPORTERS COVER AN IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/reporting-world-championships-athletics-lequi)

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Reporters talk to Allyson Felix ahead of the IAAF World Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright.

To diligently prepare for many months before delivering on the biggest stage is not the exclusive reserve for the 2000 competing athletes in Beijing; it will also be the same approach adopted by many of the hundreds of reporters present in the Chinese capital for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Jean-Denis Coquard, an athletics writer for the highly respected French daily sports newspaper L’Equipe, will be one of those journalists paid to make sense of the action-packed biennial nine-day competition through the power of words.

It is an event which, as the Frenchman will go on to explain, requires organisation, passion and a love of the unexpected to deliver the best possible results.   

Joining L’Equipe back in 1999, Coquard initially worked with the ‘Olympic Groupe’ in which athletics was the principal sport and his first athletics report was on Czech combined-eventer Tomas Dvorak’s decathlon world record at the European Cup in Prague. He later worked as a football writer on the newspaper for five years before he was transferred to the athletics department in 2006.

Since then he has attended most of the sport's biggest events, including the past two summer Olympic Games, and in Beijing he is looking forward to covering what will be his fifth IAAF World Championships.

Due to land in the Chinese capital three days before the competition starts, he will be expected to work gruelling 16-hour days during his time in Beijing. And Coquard has a message for those who believe the life of an athletics journalist travelling overseas is spent sunbathing and sightseeing.

“We often don’t have time to visit the places where we travel,” explains Coquard. “We have very short nights due to the hours we work.”

Coquard’s preparatory work for a World Championships will start well in advance of the event and many will be surprised to learn that he and his team will have approximately 50 stories prepared in advance of the championships on the sport’s star names, the key French athletes and the people around them such as coaches, managers and family.

“These stories are not necessarily written,” he explains. “It will depend on the time schedule. At the London 2012 Olympics because the men’s 100m final took place at 11pm French time and we have a midnight deadline, I had already written in advance a portrait of Bolt – winner and loser – a portrait on Yohan Blake – winner and loser – and I had prepared elements for an interview in both cases. After the 100m final I then had to write the final report and add in the mixed zone questions.”

His days in Beijing, he says, will be broadly divided into two halves. The morning sessions inside the stunning Bird’s Nest Stadium will see Coquard follow the action, pick up quotes in the mixed zone and write stories on either potential winners that evening or for athletes competing the following day. The evening session will follow the similar pattern of watching the action unfold, mixed zone quotes and then conference calls with the boss to determine which stories to write.

“The aim is to bring something new to the reader compared to the web coverage and TV,” he explains. “We need to present a good analysis of the action despite a short time frame to work in.”

Coquard believes being a good athletics writer requires not only an extensive knowledge of the sport and a great contact base, but it also helps to enjoy the buzz of working to tight deadlines.

The most frustrating element to the job, he says, is the waiting around for athletes and interviews to happen but he has little doubt as to what he loves most about his job.

“The unexpected,” explains Coquard. “You don't know how the action is going to pan out. For example, Bogdan Bondarenko jumping 2.41m in Lausanne or Bolt's false start in Daegu. I also enjoy the urgency of working on a daily newspaper. It is an exciting feeling.”

Steve Landells for the IAAF
Title: IAAF WORLD CHAMPS, BEIJING 2015 TO BE BROADCAST IN MORE THAN 200 TERRITORIES
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 07:58:22 AM
20 AUG 2015 PRESS RELEASE BEIJING, CHINA
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015 TO BE BROADCAST IN MORE THAN 200 TERRITORIES (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/beijing-2015-broadcast-intentions)

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Television camera (Getty Images) © Copyright.

The IAAF is delighted to announce that the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, the leading competition of the IAAF World Athletics Series and the most important event on the 2015 sporting calendar, will be seen in more than 200 territories.

It is anticipated that the nine days of action from 22-30 August will reach a cumulative audience of six billion TV viewers.

The IAAF’s premier competition has rapidly grown in terms of participants and profile since the first edition of the championships in 1983.

Approximately 1900 athletes representing national teams from more than 200 IAAF Member Federations will compete in the Chinese capital, with record figures anticipated in both categories.

LIVE STREAMING

The championships will also be broadcast live in 108 territories worldwide on the IAAF Live Stream YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg) (and the daily highlights programme of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 will be available in 130 territories worldwide on the IAAF Live Stream YouTube channel).

Details of which territories will broadcast the championships live can be found here (http://www.iaaf.org/download/download?filename=cb5601e4-32e2-467c-960a-297d19bf413a.pdf&urlSlug=iaaf-live-stream-youtube-channel-territory-av) while details of the territories which will show the daily highlights programme can be found here (http://www.iaaf.org/download/download?filename=df0b392c-9475-4528-9d17-f4f34df0d133.pdf&urlSlug=iaaf-live-stream-youtube-channel-territory-av1).

IAAF
Title: THE WAIT IS OVER; BOLT IS READY TO GO IN BEIJING
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 08:36:44 AM
20 AUG 2015 FEATURE BEIJING, CHINA
THE WAIT IS OVER; BOLT IS READY TO GO IN BEIJING (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/news/usain-bolt-beijing-2015-world-championships)

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Usain Bolt gave a warning to his rivals that he is not about to surrender his seven-year reign as the undisputed boss of men’s sprinting by declaring the “new improved” Usain Bolt is “ready” to compete at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

Speaking at the Puma and Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) press conference at the NUO Beijing Hotel on Thursday (20), a typically laidback Bolt seemed completely unflustered by his far-from-perfect preparation for 2015.

He was relaxed and open and fully prepared for the latest chapter of his storied career.

It was seven years ago when Bolt burst into the public consciousness with a series of jaw-dropping performances at the 2008 Olympics and his return to Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium – where he will begin the defence of his world 100m title on Saturday – brought a smile to his face.

“I remember 2008, I was really excited even just to fly to Beijing,” he said. “It was fun. It was just a joy. I’m happy to be back here.”

Since those spellbinding Games, Bolt has collected global titles for fun, winning eight world and an additional three more Olympic gold medals at the London Games.

But times change and when questioned about what the main differences are between the Usain Bolt of 2008 and the 2015 version, he said: “I’ve been in the sport a long time and seen a lot. I would say I’ve changed, I’m different, but a much improved Usain.

“In training I’ve definitely had to sacrifice a lot more. I can’t just train for three months; I have to do it properly now and put a lot more into training.”

It has doubtless been Bolt’s most challenging build up to a major championship. He is currently ranked only sixth in the world for the 100m with a best of 9.87 and he is 19th on the world lists with a best time of 20.13 in the 200m. He has scarcely competed this year with just three races each over the 100m and 200m distance.

His rivals appear to be as strong as at any point of his seven-year reign as the No.1 sprinter, led by the 2004 Olympic 100m champion and 2005 world 100m and 200m champion Justin Gatlin of the USA.

Yet there has been extenuating circumstances. A joint problem – which in his words meant, “I was not able to turn on the power” – that badly hampered him during the first half of the season has since been treated. The power has returned as evinced by his confidence-lifting performances at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London where he twice ran 9.87.

On the eve of the World Championships in Beijing, he is in a happy place.

“I’m feeling good; I wish I could have had more races but training is good,” he says. “Coach (Glen Mills) is happy and that is good for me to know that. In London I had two good races and although I haven’t competed much since then, it was important for me to do the training rather than the competition.

“I’ve not done a 200m for a while (13 June) although I’ve done a few time trials in training, but the 100m has given me confidence. Things normally come together for me at championships, I’m not worried.”

There is little question that Bolt has proved the supreme major championship competitor of his generation. His consistent ability to produce his best when it counts is almost second to none and for that he shouldn’t be doubted. He himself knows what he needs to do.

“Starting is always my issue coming into the championships, but I’m where I am supposed to be. I just now need to go out and execute,” he says. “Competition is competition, it is just about who executes well on the day. I have to get out quickly over the first 50m.”

As for the media speculation questioning his long-held dominance of the sport, he simply answered: “It is not for the first time, but I try not to worry about the media and try to put the work in to get things right.”

At a packed media conference hosted by two-time world 110m hurdles champion Colin Jackson, Bolt was asked a wide-ranging set of questions on everything from his dietary habits in Beijing to his slightly lengthy-looking beard.

Bolt – not a political animal – was even asked for his comments on the new IAAF President Sebastian Coe.

“As long as he is good for the sport and he does the right thing by the athletes, I’m happy he is elected,” he says.

He admitted he had “zero” plans for a birthday party tomorrow as he would be in bed early to prepare for Saturday’s first-round heats of the men’s 100m. “I’m sure someone will give me a cake,” he adds.

Yet for those doubters, knockers and critics, he had a simple response.

“I’m at my best, I’m running well,” he said. “Everything is starting to come together. I’m ready to go.”

The world can’t wait.

Steve Landells for the IAAF
Title: TT hunt big ‘Worlds’ haul
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 08:48:27 AM
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TT hunt big ‘Worlds’ haul (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215862.html)
By ASHFORD JACKMAN Thursday, August 20 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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IF EVENTS in international track and field competition this year are anything to go by, Trinidad and Tobago can justifiably expect to pick up a few medals at the 15th IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships, opening in Beijing, China on Saturday. The nation’s athletes have made their mark this year in various disciplines and on diverse occasions- notably at the Pan Am Games, the Junior World Championships and even in the IAAF Diamond League.

The National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) came up with a national team of 21 athletes for the nine-day fiesta in the Chinese capital; 13 men and 8 women will represent the red, white and black, in sprinting, hurdling, the shot put and the javelin.

The last multiple medal return for TT at the World Championships came in Berlin, 2009 when TT earned silver in the Men’s 4 x 100 metre Relay and picked up bronze medals in the Men’s 400m and the Women’s 400m Hurdles.

Significantly, most of the personnel at the heart of those successes are out of the reckoning, at least for now. Of the men’s sprint relay squad that clocked 37.62 seconds to finish behind winners Jamaica in Berlin, only Emmanuel Callendar and Keston Bledman are now in Beijing. Richard Thompson is injured, while elder statesmen Marc Burns and Darryl Brown have both been affected by time and lack of form.

Josanne Lucas, who claimed women’s 400m hurdles bronze in 53.20 seconds, later suffered a serious injury, and some would argue that she has never been the same.

Renny Quow won bronze in the men’s 400 in 45.02; six years on, he remains an important and experienced member of the TT men’s mile relay squad.

For most local track and field enthusiasts, that group represents TT ’s best podium chance in China.

Headed by the outstanding Deon Lendore and World Youth champion Machel Cedenio, the squad is further strengthened by the return to form of Lalonde Gordon, who won two Olympic bronze medals in London 2012- in the 400 and as a member of the mile relay quartet.

Add to that his fellow-Tobagonian Quow and the consistent Jarrin Solomon, and something would have to go very wrong for TT not to finish among the medals in the relay.

There are also high expectations for Olympic Javelin champion Keshorn Walcott, who keeps improving on his national record and has now joined the ranks of the 90 metre- plus throwers. Troubled by an ankle injury, the Toco-born athlete has not let that deter his performances.

No one would count out Cleopatra Borel in the Women’s Shot Put, and her confidence would have been given a great boost by her gold medal performance at the Pan Am Games. Borel’s chances are boosted by the absence of two-time Olympic gold medallist and fourtime World and reigning champ Valerie Adams of New Zealand who recently had surgery.

Of TT ’s other female athletes, it is the wealth of sprinters on hand that suggests a medal can be in the offing- the return of Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett, coinciding with the rise of teenager Khalifa St Fort and the return of Michelle- Lee Ahye gives rise to hope for the 4 x 100m relay. It remains to be seen, however, how well Ahye has recovered from the injuries that have setback her promising career; her speed when fully fit can make the difference between a podium position and an “also ran” tagline to the relay effort.

There have been other performers- Bledman, Mikel Thomas and Sparkle Mc Knight come to mind, and there is the matter of an out-of-form Jehue Gordon looking to defend his 400m title; but fans need to remember they will be competing against the world’s best.

Many a dream has been broken by the reality of world athletics.

TT came away from Osaka 2007 without a medal; two years later, they had three in Berlin, then came a solitary bronze in Daegu 2011 before Gordon’s gold in Moscow 2013.

There have been no large hauls, suggesting it would be wise to wait, watch, listen and hope. Newsday wishes our athletes good hunting!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 20, 2015, 10:09:22 AM
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TT hunt big ‘Worlds’ haul (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215862.html)
By ASHFORD JACKMAN Thursday, August 20 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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IF EVENTS in international track and field competition this year are anything to go by, Trinidad and Tobago can justifiably expect to pick up a few medals at the 15th IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships, opening in Beijing, China on Saturday. The nation’s athletes have made their mark this year in various disciplines and on diverse occasions- notably at the Pan Am Games, the Junior World Championships and even in the IAAF Diamond League.

The National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) came up with a national team of 21 athletes for the nine-day fiesta in the Chinese capital; 13 men and 8 women will represent the red, white and black, in sprinting, hurdling, the shot put and the javelin.

The last multiple medal return for TT at the World Championships came in Berlin, 2009 when TT earned silver in the Men’s 4 x 100 metre Relay and picked up bronze medals in the Men’s 400m and the Women’s 400m Hurdles.

Significantly, most of the personnel at the heart of those successes are out of the reckoning, at least for now. Of the men’s sprint relay squad that clocked 37.62 seconds to finish behind winners Jamaica in Berlin, only Emmanuel Callendar and Keston Bledman are now in Beijing. Richard Thompson is injured, while elder statesmen Marc Burns and Darryl Brown have both been affected by time and lack of form.

Josanne Lucas, who claimed women’s 400m hurdles bronze in 53.20 seconds, later suffered a serious injury, and some would argue that she has never been the same.

Renny Quow won bronze in the men’s 400 in 45.02; six years on, he remains an important and experienced member of the TT men’s mile relay squad.

For most local track and field enthusiasts, that group represents TT ’s best podium chance in China.

Headed by the outstanding Deon Lendore and World Youth champion Machel Cedenio, the squad is further strengthened by the return to form of Lalonde Gordon, who won two Olympic bronze medals in London 2012- in the 400 and as a member of the mile relay quartet.

Add to that his fellow-Tobagonian Quow and the consistent Jarrin Solomon, and something would have to go very wrong for TT not to finish among the medals in the relay.

There are also high expectations for Olympic Javelin champion Keshorn Walcott, who keeps improving on his national record and has now joined the ranks of the 90 metre- plus throwers. Troubled by an ankle injury, the Toco-born athlete has not let that deter his performances.

No one would count out Cleopatra Borel in the Women’s Shot Put, and her confidence would have been given a great boost by her gold medal performance at the Pan Am Games. Borel’s chances are boosted by the absence of two-time Olympic gold medallist and fourtime World and reigning champ Valerie Adams of New Zealand who recently had surgery.

Of TT ’s other female athletes, it is the wealth of sprinters on hand that suggests a medal can be in the offing- the return of Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett, coinciding with the rise of teenager Khalifa St Fort and the return of Michelle- Lee Ahye gives rise to hope for the 4 x 100m relay. It remains to be seen, however, how well Ahye has recovered from the injuries that have setback her promising career; her speed when fully fit can make the difference between a podium position and an “also ran” tagline to the relay effort.

There have been other performers- Bledman, Mikel Thomas and Sparkle Mc Knight come to mind, and there is the matter of an out-of-form Jehue Gordon looking to defend his 400m title; but fans need to remember they will be competing against the world’s best.

Many a dream has been broken by the reality of world athletics.

TT came away from Osaka 2007 without a medal; two years later, they had three in Berlin, then came a solitary bronze in Daegu 2011 before Gordon’s gold in Moscow 2013.

There have been no large hauls, suggesting it would be wise to wait, watch, listen and hope. Newsday wishes our athletes good hunting!

Good read. Did a good job with setting the context by revisiting past performances.

In the past 10 - 12 years TT has had multiple individual medalist. The issue is consistency. Injuries and other setbacks have really made a huge impact on TTs performances throughout the years. Nevertheless, this team is well positioned to earn 3-4 medals. If there any let ups   by the big names, TT will be behind to sneak the 5th or 6th medal. 
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 20, 2015, 10:53:04 AM

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Justin Gatlin will beat Usain Bolt and break 100m world record at World Championships, says John Regis

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/11702850/Justin-Gatlin-will-beat-Usain-Bolt-and-break-100m-world-record-at-World-Championships-says-John-Regis.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/11702850/Justin-Gatlin-will-beat-Usain-Bolt-and-break-100m-world-record-at-World-Championships-says-John-Regis.html)

Justin Gatlin will not only take Usain Bolt’s 100 metres title but is on track to steal his world record at this summer’s World Championships, according to British sprinting great John Regis.
Regis claimed there was only one winner in the showdown the athletics world has been waiting for in Beijing, joining a growing number of experts tipping drugs cheat Gatlin to beat Bolt to the world crown.
But the double Olympic medallist went further by backing the 33-year-old to surpass the Jamaican’s world record time of 9.58 seconds, which was set at the World Championships six years ago.
Gatlin, who some feel should have been banned for life after failing two drugs tests, clocked a lifetime best of 9.74 seconds at the first Diamond League meeting of the year last month and Regis warned he would only get faster.
Speaking in Eugene at the USA Track & Field Championships, he said: “He could break the world record in Beijing. If he’s running 9.74 seconds this early in the season, he must be capable of 9.5.

“I thought I’d be pushing up daisies before that record was beaten.”
Gatlin has not lost over 100m since 2013, winning 20 successive races.
Bolt, meanwhile, has failed to break 10 seconds this year and this week pulled out of the Jamaican championships.
The 28-year-old’s form has proven deceptive before, most notably prior to him retaining his Olympic 100m and 200m titles at London 2012, and he beat Gatlin last time they raced.
But Regis said: “There’s only one winner in Beijing. Bolt just doesn’t look ready.
“It’s different from London 2012. He wasn’t facing someone running the sort of times Gatlin is producing.”
Regis is in Eugene looking after some of the American athletes he now manages as they seek to qualify for the worlds.
Gatlin will also look to do that in the 200m on Saturday, having already sealed his place in the 100m in Beijing via the Diamond League.
Regis, who still holds the British record in the event of 19.87sec, added: “He could go 19.5 in the 200.”
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 20, 2015, 10:56:05 AM


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No double but Felix goes for the bigger challenge in Beijing

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/14/us-athletics-world-felix-idUSKCN0QJ10820150814

In the end, Allyson Felix went with the world championship event that presented her with the biggest challenge.

Eligible to compete in either the 200 meters, the 400 meters or both in Beijing, the American sprinter chose the longer event and two relays.

"She loves the 200," her coach, Bob Kersee, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "But with all due respect to everybody else, in the 200 she has won on center stage in both the world championship and the Olympic Games."

Felix won the world title over the half-lap in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and is the reigning Olympic champion after her London triumph.

The 29-year-old's only global medal in the 400, however, is the silver she won at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, where she did attempt the 200-400 double and also took home a bronze from the 200 and two golds from the relays.

"So I think at this stage," Kersee said, stressing the words were his not Felix's.

"If I am going to try something different, and put a little bit of athletic pressure on myself, moving up to the 400 will be the bigger challenge versus saying I got everything to win or everything to lose by running the 200."

The coach floated the idea of a 200-400 double in Beijing but Felix eventually decided against it because a crushing schedule leaves only an hour between the 200 semi-final and the 400 final.

But there is no doubt about her target for next year's Rio Olympics.

"I would love to run the double," Felix, who has won 17 global medals since turning professional as a California teenager in 2003, told reporters in Lausanne this summer.

"So I would hope that, moving forward, that the Olympic schedule would reflect that."

It does not at the moment, with the 400 final just 75 minutes after the first round of the 200.

"To me, it's really disappointing because there are so many people who can do a 200-400 double, and I think that we should be allowed to attempt it," said Felix.

Kersee is even more vocal in his opinion that the scheduling is an error by the IAAF and Olympic officials.

"If they look back at past history, they should ask themselves why are we denying somebody to do the two and the four that we allowed to happen before?" the coach said, referring to double victories by American Michael Johnson and France's Marie-José Pérec at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

"I hope if they are stupid enough to make a mistake, they are smart enough to make a correction."
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 20, 2015, 11:34:22 AM
Interesting development out of Beijing. Ato said on his Twitter page that TT only has ONE entry in the mens 100m and 200m. Who is injured? Im guessing it is either Telesford, Greaux or Sorrillo. What does that mean for the 4x100?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 20, 2015, 12:06:52 PM
So it is confirmed. No Sorrillo or Telesford. 4x100 up in the air.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow

Title: Rondell Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford Out of Worlds
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 12:56:16 PM
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Rondell Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford Out of Worlds (https://www.facebook.com/254525524723356/photos/a.257657387743503.1073741828.254525524723356/483046671871239/?type=1&theater)
Thursday, 20 August 2015 (NAAA TT Press Release)

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Dan-Neil Telesford (left) & Rondel Sorrillo (right) out of Worlds in Beijing with injuries.

With less than thirty-six hours to go before the start of the 15th IAAF World Championships being held in Beijing, China, the word out of camp TTO is that Rondell Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford have both been forced to pull out of competition due to injury.

TTO’s team, Dr. Anyl Goopesingh has indicated that Sorrillo’s injury was a grade 2 strain of the quadriceps and that is was a re-injury of the quads that first occurred three and a half months ago in Bahamas at the IAAF World Relays. In the case of Telesford, he has a loose body in his left knee.

Sorrillo was schedule to run on Saturday morning at 7:20(TT time) in the 100m Dash, while Telesford was part of the relay pool.

With the departure of these two athletes, the men’s 4X1 relay pool has been depleted to a bare four (Bledman, Callender, Geaux, Thomas).

Notwithstanding, the mood of other team members remain quite upbeat. Some of them having already enjoyed significant success on the international (Pan Am, NACAC) circuit within recent weeks and this augurs well in terms of their preparation and expected performances in Beijing.
Title: Relay blow: 4x100 squad depleted as Sorrillo, Telesford injured out
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 01:38:42 PM
Relay blow
4x100 squad depleted as Sorrillo, Telesford injured out (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 20, 2015, 10:06 am AST

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Leg injury: Rondell Sorillo

An already weakened men’s 4x100 metres relay squad has been dealt a double blow at the 2015 IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China.

Both Rondel Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford are out of the global meet with injury.

“We have two major concerns,” Trinidad and Tobago team manager Dexter Voisin told the Express, yesterday. “Sorrillo and Telesford have both been advised to cut short their Worlds because of the nature of their injuries.

“Telesford re-injured his knee,” Voisin explained, “and Sorrillo re-injured his leg. I’m awaiting word from home to see what arrangements can be made to fly them out of Beijing.”

T&T has a history of global sprint relay success. But with stalwarts Richard “Torpedo” Thompson and Marc Burns unavailable through injury, the Beijing campaign was always going to be difficult. Additionally, Marcus Duncan, who finished second to Keston Bledman at the National Championships, opted out of the Beijing Worlds, and 2003 World Championship 100m silver medallist Darrel Brown was also unavailable.

Though depleted, T&T still managed to secure bronze at last month’s Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, Sorrillo, Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Telesford teaming up for a 38.69 seconds clocking in the final.

Now that Sorrillo and Telesford are out of the World Championships, the Beijing squad is down to a bare four—Bledman, Callender, Kyle Greaux and sprint hurdler Mikel Thomas.

“I’ve not seen it visibly,” said Voisin, “but these injuries would have affected the mood among the athletes on the 4x1 squad.”
Title: Jehue defends
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 02:04:44 PM
Jehue defends (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150819/sports/jehue-defends)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 19, 2015, 8:41 pm AST

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THE CHAMP: Jehue Gordon trains at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, earlier this month.
-Photo: AYANNA KINSALE


Reigning world champion Jehue Gordon enjoys the memories of his 2013 triumph in Moscow, Russia.

Gordon threw himself across the finish line to snatch gold in the men's 400 metres hurdles final, the Maraval athlete stopping the clock at 47.69 seconds to improve on his own Trinidad and Tobago record.

“It's good to reminisce on the past a little bit, but after World Champs things changed. Yes, I go back and look at the race itself but it's a completely different Worlds this time around, different competition, different circumstances, and I just have to do my best out there.”
Already a seasoned veteran at the tender age of 23, Gordon is here in Beijing, China to compete at his fourth IAAF World Championship meet. But though he is the defending champion, the T&T hurdler is not among the favourites for gold.

Click link to view interview: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150819/sports/jehue-defends

Reporter: Kwame Laurence
Video: Ayanna Kinsale
Music: DJ Khaled - All I do is win

“This year,” Gordon explains, “I had a lot more to deal with. I was set back early in the year from about December to late January with a quad injury, doing therapy for that. And since then I've been having a lot of hiccups with my body, things not feeling right.

“Now,” he continues, “I've been kind of diagnosed with a slight sports hernia. I don't really need any surgery at this point in time, but the therapy and everything else required is a little bit strenuous. It's just to get back that area of strength. Circumstances we've had to deal with are a bit more challenging, but that's the nature of sports and we just have to be ready for anything that comes.”

To date, Gordon's best clocking this season is 49.22 seconds. In 2013, he went into the Moscow Worlds with the confidence of a 48.00 run in his final pre-Championship outing. But though the odds are stacked against the defending champion, he is not discounting his chances of returning to the podium.

“Given the circumstances, I think my body could run 48-low. Once we could sort this strength issue out, it should unfold a lot easier. Coming around to championships, it's always been me producing on the big stage. I definitely have the ability, but on the day it would require everything to be in place for me to give that big effort. I'm a fighter, and I'll go down die-hard.

“I don't think anyone always competes at a hundred per cent. There is always something that you need to work on. It's just to make sure I keep a cool and a clear head because once you're out there, the adrenaline, the rush, the hype of the Games itself could change the whole scope of the event.”
The sports hernia prevented Gordon from being part of the Pan American Games experience in Toronto, Canada, last month.

“I've never been to a Pan Am Games,” says Gordon. “It's not to say I would not want to go because I think I'm too big. I've said in previous interviews any title there is to attain I definitely want to go there and give it a shot, no matter how big or how small it may be. Once I get the opportunity to represent Trinidad and Tobago it's definitely something that I cherish. We need to give God thanks.”

While Olympic men's javelin champion Keshorn Walcott was in Canada adding Pan Am champion to his resume, T&T's other global senior athletics champion was in T&T doing therapy for the sports hernia.

As a home-based athlete, Gordon is often under scrutiny as he goes about his daily business.

“It's like 'hey Jehue, how yuh going?' It's not like a paparazzi thing where every minute I need to be walking around with security. People watch you in a different light now. They expect more of you, so it's not to say you could carry about yourself in the way that you would want to sometimes.

“You can't just wake up and put on an old jersey and go down in the mall, or have on a short bust up pants and it's dirty, and a slippers. You need to watch how you're carrying about yourself. Sometimes, little kids come up to you, and they ask you certain questions. You need to be that role model. There are also other opportunities with sponsors and people wanting to come on board to support the journey.”

Gordon hopes to make a successful journey round the Bird's Nest track here in Beijing next Tuesday, August 25, in the IAAF World Championship men's one-lap hurdles final. American Bershawn Jackson is the 2015 world-leader at 48.09 seconds, and is likely to be the main barrier in Gordon's way as he bids to repeat as global champion.

“I know the personalities in my event. Knowing their running styles and the types of races they run, you would kind of have an expectation of what to expect from them. I don't think I focus on anybody per se, but it's just to be wary of the way that they run…ready for the challenge.”

At the end of the day, however, Jehue Gordon is only in control of his own race.

“Jehue, and whichever lane they draw me in.”
Title: Team TTO: Jehue the first local track athlete in action!!
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 05:27:43 PM
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Jehue the first local track athlete in action!! (https://www.facebook.com/pages/NAAA-TT/254525524723356?fref=ts)
Thursday, 20 August 2015 (NAAA TT Press Release)

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Jehue Gordon, 2013 World 400m Hurdles Champion.

2013 World 400m Hurdles Champion Jehue Gordon will start the defense of his title on Saturday 22nd August at 6:35am (TT time) at the 15th IAAF World Championships being held in Beijing, China. The 400m Hurdles is one of two events in which TTO athletes have medaled in both the men and women's categories. The 100m Dash is the other. The semifinals are set for Sunday 23rd August at 6:40am (TT time) with the finals carded for Tuesday 25th August at 8:25 am (TT time).

Team TTO has earned one gold medal through Jehue, who won the one lap hurdles title in Moscow, Russia in a new National Record (NR) of 47.69 seconds. Gordon became the second senior World Champion for TTO following Ato Boldon's success in the 200m Dash in 1997 in Athens, Greece. The global title was the second for Gordon after he captured the 2010 World Junior crown in Moncton, Canada. With his victory in Moscow, Gordon became the youngest ever winner of the men's 400 m hurdles at 21 years 243 days. Gordon also holds the record as the youngest finalist when he was fourth in the event in 2009, Berlin, Germany at 17 years 246 days with a time of 48.26 (NR and World 17 year old best). He improved on the 48.66 (previous NR and World 17 year old best) set in the heats.

Jehue will be competing in his fourth World Championships. Following his stunning performance in Berlin, Germany in 2009, much was expected two years later in Daegu, South Korea but he bowed out in the semi-finals, as he was ninth overall, missing the finals by 0.01seconds.
Gordon arrived in Beijing as the reigning champion and received an automatic spot into the championships. His 2015 season has been interrupted with injuries, which prevented him from competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada in July.
On the IAAF Diamond League circuit he also had a spill, which also slowed down his progress.
His season's best of 49.22 ranks him at 23rd amongst the athletes entered to compete. However, the UWI, QRC and Belmont Boys Secondary graduate will be determined to put in a good fight to defend his title.
He will be the first local athlete in action on the track.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 20, 2015, 06:06:15 PM
So it is confirmed. No Sorrillo or Telesford. 4x100 up in the air.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow



Will sound harsh,but they might as well scrap the team. However if they run, I will still cheer as painful as it will be.
Title: Six years ago, Bolt smashed the World
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 08:10:24 PM
Six years ago, Bolt smashed the World (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/six-years-ago-bolt-smashed-the-world/14371/)
By Simone Proietti, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
August 20th, 2015 10:01am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt wins Men's 100m Final at IAAF World Championships in Berlin 2009

Back to the future, six years ago in the Berlin Olympiastadion, the majestic theatre,  Jesse Owens became a legend in 1936, routing the opponents in the home of “Third Reich”. 73 years later another legend is destined to be crowned, during the show of XII IAAF World Championships.

Usain Bolt is the big shot, the star on the new blue track that is built to enhance champion’s qualities, drive and push. The Jamaican man is the face of the event, the eve is all for him and his teammates, with people seeking pictures, t-shirts, souvenirs with yellow-green-black colors all around the city. In Alexanderplatz there’s also a village dedicated to Jamaica and the “reggae style”, where you can challenge your friends in a short track, winning prizes, signed “Jam”.

Usain is the Olympic champion, demolishing rivals and records in Beijing 2008, throwing his lightning in the sky of global sport. All the world talks about his feat, about three Olympic golds and records, deleting the boundaries of sprint. An advertising campaign in Berlin shows him happy with open arms and a notice below, “WHO FASTER?”, a question without answer. With his performances, he created a rift between him and the other sprinters, a light that the athletic fans are expecting also in Germany.

On 15th August, in the morning, the debut is a stroll under the tribune, trundling out the second half of his heat, first in 10.20. A sunny and warm afternoon is the stage of quarter finals, Bolt is in lane 4, on the left of his friend and sparring partner, the Antiguan Daniel Bailey. Talking and smiling, the two Caribbeans control the leadership, 10.02 for Bailey, one hundredth more for Bolt. The rivals are impressive in the other heats, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay run under 10.00 seconds, a business card to increase tension, to excite the crowd.

On 16th August the big day: the World Champs Daily News talks about “the duel”, Tyson Gay vs Usain Bolt, that is the challenge of the night. But before that in the afternoon are planned the semifinals, at 19:10 the first with Bolt still against Daniel Bailey. After two false starts and some thrilling moments, with a sigh of relief for safety of the Jamaican and disqualification of the British Tyrone Edgar, the race gives emotions and great results. Usain Bolt calls silence before the start, then a good drive phase launches him to an easy victory, joking and running in relaxation for an amazing 9.89. Behind him, Bailey (9.96), Darvis Patton (9.98) and Marc Burns (10.01) enter the final. In the other semifinal Tyson Gay respects his role, winning in 9.93 against Asafa Powell (9.95), with Richard Thompson (9.98) and Dwain Chambers (10.04), qualified for the final.

The crowd is waiting for the event, only 100 meters to know who is the king. The Jamaican flags wave on the bleachers, a banner says “BOLT is a LEGEND”. The Olympiastadion is full at 21:30, Valerie Adams is celebrating her gold medal in shot putt around the track, the atmosphere is electric, expecting an amazing show. Lane 4 Usain Bolt, lane 5 Tyson Gay, lane 6 Asafa Powell, three arrows ready to start towards the sprint crown. The Olympic champion is joking around behind the blocks, greeting the spectators and playing with TV camera. Nearby him a serious Tyson Gay drinks from his water bottle, while a friendly and unconventional Asafa Powell imitates his compatriot in jokes. The remainder is history: an astonishing drive out of the blocks, fast, intensive, powerful, side to side with Tyson Gay only in the first meters.

The acceleration phase leaves space to a superlative flying race, against time, to confirm his kingdom. A glance right and left, none is able to resist, Powell and Gay left behind, far away. When Bolt cuts the finish line the crowd is crazy, a thunder consequent to the lightning that has burned the track in 9.58! The world record, the fastest on the planet and a gold medal to affirm the Jamaican power. Asafa Powell celebrates with him for a good bronze medal, third in 9.84, beaten by a great Tyson Gay, the new American record holder, second in 9.71.

The photographers run behind them, the Jamaicans dance and greet the crowd, a reggae party is begun. It was 16th August 2009, when another legend conquered Berlin, when another man sprinted in the athletics history.

IAAF World Championships - Berlin 2009: Men's 100m Final
https://www.youtube.com/v/By1JQFxfLMM
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 20, 2015, 09:23:13 PM
So it is confirmed. No Sorrillo or Telesford. 4x100 up in the air.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow



Will sound harsh,but they might as well scrap the team. However if they run, I will still cheer as painful as it will be.

The Men 4x100m relay team of Thomas, Geaux, Callender & Bledman running in that order can still make the 4x100m final. And if they all execute smooth efficient baton changes they can even run a season best and beat a couple teams in the final.

If they do that I'll be pleased with their efforts and it will be a positive result heading into Rio next year where we will hopefully have all of our best sprinters in the squad and not be affected by so many injuries.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 07:23:34 AM
I expect the Americans to start racking up medals in the early stage of this Championship
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 21, 2015, 08:03:04 AM
So it is confirmed. No Sorrillo or Telesford. 4x100 up in the air.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow



Will sound harsh,but they might as well scrap the team. However if they run, I will still cheer as painful as it will be.

The Men 4x100m relay team of Thomas, Geaux, Callender & Bledman running in that order can still make the 4x100m final. And if they all execute smooth efficient baton changes they can even run a season best and beat a couple teams in the final.

If they do that I'll be pleased with their efforts and it will be a positive result heading into Rio next year where we will hopefully have all of our best sprinters in the squad and not be affected by so many injuries.

We may have a chance of making the finals with that team. Although, there are no real stand outs this year, getting a medal will be tough.  We are up against the Canadians, French, GB (No Gemili), Japan and Antigua. No teams from St Kitts or Barbados.  All of those teams have had problems with getting the baton to the line in the past. So a medal is possible if we do it right.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:07:10 AM
So it is confirmed. No Sorrillo or Telesford. 4x100 up in the air.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/relay-blow



Will sound harsh,but they might as well scrap the team. However if they run, I will still cheer as painful as it will be.

The Men 4x100m relay team of Thomas, Geaux, Callender & Bledman running in that order can still make the 4x100m final. And if they all execute smooth efficient baton changes they can even run a season best and beat a couple teams in the final.

If they do that I'll be pleased with their efforts and it will be a positive result heading into Rio next year where we will hopefully have all of our best sprinters in the squad and not be affected by so many injuries.

We may have a chance of making the finals with that team. Although, there are no real stand outs this year, getting a medal will be tough.  We are up against the Canadians, French, GB (No Gemili), Japan and Antigua. No teams from St Kitts or Barbados.  All of those teams have had problems with getting the baton to the line in the past. So a medal is possible if we do it right.
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Title: Good company ...Borel fine-tunes with World and Olympic champ
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:08:20 AM
Good company
Borel fine-tunes with World and Olympic champ (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/good-company)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 20, 2015, 9:04 pm AST

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Valuable help: Cleopatra Borel. —Photo: AP

Trinidad and Tobago's newly-crowned Pan American Games women's shot put champion, Cleopatra Borel, was in Switzerland during the first half of August, fine-tuning her preparations for the 2015 IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China. In Switzerland, she trained alongside her close friend, New Zealand's two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams.

Borel is fourth on the 2015 world outdoor performance list at 19.26 metres, and is expected to be in contention for precious metal at the Bird's Nest Stadium. The qualifying round is scheduled to start at 10.10 tonight (TT time), while the final takes place from 8.05 tomorrow morning.

Adams, meanwhile, is not fully fit following surgery and will not defend her title at the Beijing Worlds.

Borel (CB), who is coached by Cuban Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, spoke to the Trinidad Express' Kwame Laurence (KL) about her training stint in Switzerland.

KL: What prompted you to train in Switzerland, ahead of World Champs?

CB: I decided to stay over in Europe because it's a great environment for training. Valerie trained with me every day. Being double Olympic gold medallist, many times world champion, being able to train with her, even though she's not able to come here, really pushed me.

I did coach's programme, his lifting and his throwing programme. But Valerie just helped me, watching me and sort of correcting my technique and motivating me through the workout. She showed me some of the things that she does, and how she approaches lifting and throwing and all of that. We were just kind of collaborating. A real good, positive environment for training. That's really important for me.

In addition, with the time change and all of that, it just made sense to me to stay in Europe and then come over directly to China. It wasn't easy but it was possible and I'm really thankful to Valerie for that.

KL: How long did you stay in Switzerland?

CB: I was there for 12 or 13 days. It was the first time I had such an extended period of training with Valerie, but also we did everything together. In the past we would train together but say, for example, if she has gym and I have throws, I would do throws and she would do her gym. But because she was not coming to World Championships, she did my programme. We did everything together. So it was really a good push for me.

At times when I felt like I couldn't do more on the bench, she would just slap on the weight and say 'come on'. She's really, really tough, and when I would accomplish that weight, she would say 'see I told you', and put more on. So that kind of hesitation I have sometimes and not believing in myself, she really tried to push me. Sometimes when you're training on your own and you don't really have that push from an outside influence, you can get stagnated.

It was really good training with her. Valerie is on another level when it comes to taking risks, and being out there. She's super strong, super tall, just a super athlete, so being around someone like that elevates your game. I think I'm good for her also. I show her how I do some stuff. And I think we work well together. We've known each other since Commonwealth Games 2002. I don't think it's typical for two people in the same event to be that cool. It's really special.

KL: Valerie Adams is your friend, but she is also your rival. Do you have mixed feelings over her absence from the World Championships?

CB: When we compete together, Valerie pushes me. I don't have mixed feelings about it because I want Valerie to be at a hundred percent for the Olympics. I don't want Valerie to be injured and I don't want Valerie throwing 18 metres. I want Valerie to be at her best at the Olympics, and I want to get to her level. That's how I feel about it.

I wish she were here today because when we compete it's good. I've thrown a lot of my national records while I'm training with Val, and while we're on the circuit together and we're pushing each other. She helps to elevate my game, and ultimately that's what I want. I don't want everyone to throw 17 metres so I can win. That's not what it's about for me.

KL: Have you set any goals beyond the World Championships, or is it all about this weekend?

CB: All my goals are really looking forward towards Brazil, towards the Rio Olympics, so for me this is preparation towards Rio. This is as close as I'm going to get to the actual competition field and the format of the competition towards Rio. Rio is really the ultimate for me, and this is just another step towards that.

KL: You're 36 now. Will Rio possibly be your last Olympics?

CB: Not possibly, not possibly, no, no, no, no, no. Come on Kwame (laughing). Definitely the last, and I'm going to enjoy it wholeheartedly.
Title: Borel leads T&T bid in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:18:41 AM
Borel leads T&T bid in Beijing (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2015-08-21/borel-leads-tt-bid-beijing)
By Nicholas Clarke (T&T Guardian)
Published: Friday, August 21, 2015

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Flashback: T&T’s Cleopatra Borel competes during the women's shot put at the 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2007 at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan. AP Photo

Shot putter Cleopatra Borel, will begin T&T’s bid for medals at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, when she competes in the qualifying round of her event  tonight at 10.10 pm (T&T time).

It will mark Borel’s sixth appearance at the World Championships. Her best performance to date came in Daegu, South Korea in 2011 when she finished 13th overall. That year was her best ever as she improved her national outdoor record to 19.42m at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris, France. In Berlin, Germany in 2009, she narrowly missed the finals by 11 cm. Annie Alexander was T&T’s second representative in the event when she joined Borel in Berlin and placed 27th in the qualifying round with a mark of 16.01m.

At 35, Borel is the oldest of the eight female and 11 male competitors for team T&T and will be competing against 68 other international athletes. No male athlete has yet competed for T&T at the World Champs in the shot put.

This year has been a stellar year for Borel as she won gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada after bronze in 2007 (Rio de Janeiro) and silver in 2011(Guadalajara). Of all the athletes registered to compete in Beijing, Borel has the fourth best throw this year (19.26m) so the prospect of a medal is real. The NAAA wishes Borel and the team all the best on their quest for precious metal.

T&T suffered a major blow to its medal chances when Pan American bronze medallists Rondell Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford were both forced out of the Championships, after coming down with injuries. With less than 36 hours before the start, team doctor Anyl Goopesingh indicated that Sorrillo had suffered a grade two strain of the quadriceps, a re-injury of the quads that first occurred during the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas three months ago, while Telesford had a loose body in his left knee.

Sorrillo was scheduled to run in tomorrow's 100m heats, while Telesford was part of the Men’s 4x100m relay pool. Both athletes were part of T&T’s Pan Am 4x100m bronze medal winning team in Toronto last month. With their departure, the team has been depleted to a bare four (Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux, Mikel Thomas).

2013 World 400m hurdles champion Jehue Gordon will start the defense of his title at 6:35am (T&T time) tomorrow morning. The event is one of two in which T&T has medaled in both the male and female categories with the 100m being the other. The semifinals are set for Sunday at 6.40 am with the finals carded for Tuesday at 8.25 am.

Team T&T has earned one gold medal through Gordon, who won the one lap hurdles title in Moscow, Russia in a national record of 47.69 seconds two years ago. He became the second senior World Champion for T&T following Ato Boldon’s success in the 200m in 1997 in Athens, Greece. It also marked his second global title after capturing the 2010 World Junior crown in Moncton, Canada.

With his victory in Moscow, Gordon became the youngest ever winner of the Men’s 400m hurdles at 21 years, 243 days. He also set the record as the youngest finalist when he was fourth in the event in 2009, Berlin, Germany at 17 years, 246 days with a time of 48.26 (a then national record and the fastest ever time by a 17-year-old). He improved on the 48.66 set in the heats.

It will mark Gordon’s fourth World Championships. Following his stunning performance in Berlin, much was expected two years later in Daegu, South Korea but he bowed out in the semifinals, missing the final by 0.01 seconds.

As the reigning champion, he received an automatic spot into the championships though his 2015 season has been interrupted with injuries, which prevented him from competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto in July. He also had a spill on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, which slowed down his progress. His season’s best of 49.22 ranks him at 23rd among the athletes entered to compete. However, the UWI, QRC and Belmont Boys Secondary graduate will be determined to put in a good fight to defend his title.
Title: Borel in the hunt
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:23:54 AM
Borel in the hunt (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150820/sports/borel-in-the-hunt)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 20, 2015, 9:13 pm AST

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Cleopatra Borel will throw second in Group “A” in the women's shot put qualifying competition, at the IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China tonight (TT time). The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete will see action shortly after the event begins at 10.10.

Borel's first target is 18.30 metres, the automatic qualifying distance for tomorrow's 8.05am final. She has bettered that mark 10 times in 11 outings this season, and should have no problems doing it again and advancing to her second final at the global outdoor meet.

On her only previous appearance in a World Championship final, at the 2011 edition in Daegu, Korea, Borel finished 13th with a 17.62 metres effort. She currently holds fourth spot on the 2015 world outdoor performance list at 19.26m, and will go into the competition as a genuine medal contender.

Germany's Christina Schwanitz is the world leader at 20.77m, and will carry the favourite's mantle. China's Lijiao Gong and American Michelle Carter are also challengers for the title.

Borel enjoyed a rest day yesterday, and seemed at peace with herself during an interview with the Express at the team hotel.

“I feel as though I've done everything I could possibly do. I feel relaxed because I'm going to do my best. That's all I can do. My confidence is in the knowledge that I've done the work.”

The 36-year-old field athlete said she is not focused on any particular distance, nor is she thinking about the colour of precious metal she would like to wear around her neck.

“I'm not chasing medals or anything like that because I've done that in the past and it has really stressed me out and put me in a bad position. All I can do is my very best. I can't affect how my competitors compete. If I have a good performance and it leads to a medal, I'd be grateful for that. But if I have a good performance and it doesn't lead to a medal, I'd be grateful for that as well.

“I'm taking things one step at a time. I'm looking at the qualifying, then getting into the top eight. When I start thinking about distance, that stuff just stresses me out. I'm focused on my technique, and just being relaxed and executing.”

In 28 of her 30 outings over the past two seasons, Borel has bettered the 18-metre mark, and in five of those competitions she has thrown more than 19 metres. The 2015 Pan American Games champion said the chemistry she enjoys with her Cuban coach, Ismael Lopez Mastrapa has a lot to do with her level of consistency.

“He's a good coach for me. He has a lot of knowledge, but he also respects the experience that I have. He allows me to incorporate what I know with what his training philosophy is. We can both find a happy place in the middle.”

Borel and Coach Ismael would be extremely happy if the veteran thrower is able to produce a podium finish in her sixth World Championship appearance.
Title: TT start Beijing quest tonight
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:28:11 AM
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TT start Beijing quest tonight (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,215911.html)
By ASHFORD JACKMAN Friday, August 21 2015 (T&T Newsday)

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TWO FULL days before the start of competition, Trinidad and Tobago’s medal ambitions at the 15th IAAF World Championships had already taken a hit, when it was confirmed that the Men’s 4 x 100m relay squad had been reduced by injury to a bare four runners.

Officials were quick to suggest though that the news had not adversely affected the mood among TT ’s 21 athletes.

The official statement from the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) was that sprinter Rondell Sorrillo’s injury was a grade 2 strain of the quadriceps, a re-injury of the quads that first occurred three-and-a-half months ago at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas. In the case of Dan-Neil Telesford, he was found to have a “loose body” in his left knee.

NAAA official Allan Baboolal explained that both men had been attended to by Dr Anyl Goopeesingh in Trinidad and had been passed.

“The injuries might have been aggravated in the (Beijing) training camp,” Baboolal supposed.

“At the time of selection, we did not see any signs of injury.” TT sprint veterans Richard Thompson and Marc Burns (injuries) as well as Darrel Brown and Marcus Duncan (unavailable) had ruled themselves out long before the selection committee had met to name the squad.

The outcome of the latest developments is that the TT men’s sprint relay squad, almost always a contender at the major international events, is down to Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, 200m runner Kyle Greaux and 110m hurdler Mikel Thomas. They will have to run through the rounds without any chance of anyone being rested.

Meantime, Cleopatra Borel will be the first TT athlete in action at the World Championships when she contests the preliminary round of the Women’s Shot Put on Saturday morning in Beijing (10.10pm tonight TT time).

Once she qualifies for the final, she would be back in action in a matter of hours (8.05am Saturday TT time) vying to be among the medals.

Bledman will also be in action between tonight and Saturday morning, as the first round heats in the Men’s 100m will also be run off on day one at the championships; it will be a test of inner strength for the 27-year-old who failed to medal at the Pan Am Games earlier this year. Additionally, Jehue Gordon will begin his defence of the Men’s 400m Hurdles at around the same time.

The next event in which TT is registered to compete will be the Men’s 400m opening round heats on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Beijing). Pan Am Games silver medalist Machel Cedenio is expected to be among TT ’s contenders; the country’s other representative would be a choice between two 2012 Olympic mile relay bronze medallists, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon, the latter who also won the bronze in the individual event in London 2012.

Immediately following the event will be the first round heats in the Women’s 100 metres, in which Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Michelle-Lee Ahye are not expected to have any problems advancing to the later stages of the competition.
Title: World Champs Facts: Did You Know?
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:51:29 AM
World Champs Facts: Did You Know? (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/world-champs-facts-did-you-know/14378/)
August 21st, 2015 1:50am (TrackAlerts.com)

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1. Darryl Brown (TTO) became the youngest ever male Medallist, when at 16 years 305 days he anchored His country’s men's 4x100m team to silver at the 2001 edition in Edmonton, Canada.

2. Yohan Blake (JAM) is the youngest ever men's 100m champion. Blake won the 2011 title in Daegu, South Korea in 9.92 seconds at 21 years 245 days to break the previous record held by Carl Lewis (USA) following his victory at the first World Champs in 1983. In Helsinki, Finland. Jamaican-born Linford Christie ( GBR) is the oldest champion to date when at 33 days 135 days he won the 1993 title in Stuggart, Germany.

3. Kirani James (GRN) is youngest ever 400m champion at 18 years 363 days. James was two days shy of his 19th Birthdayday, when he won the 2011 title in Daegu, South Korea. He also became the youngest ever medalist in the event.

4. Ryan Brathwaite (BAR) is the youngest ever men's 110m hurdles champion. Brathwaite was 21 years 75 days when he raced to gold in 2009 in Berlin, Germany.
Title: Caribbean athletes in action: Day 1 Schedule
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 08:58:38 AM
Caribbean athletes in action: Day 1 Schedule (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/caribbean-athletes-in-action-day-1-schedule/14376/)
By: Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis, Special to Trackalerts.com
August 21st, 2015 1:50am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Morning session in Beijing

The Caribbean will have a number of promising athletes on the opening day (Friday Aug 21 Caribbean time) of competition at the 15th World Championship in Beijing, China. In the morning session, Akela Jones (20) of Barbados makes her senior debut at a major championship in the women’s heptathlon. The NCAA Division One champion will compete in the final heat of the 100m at 9:24 pm Barbados time (8:24 pm Jamaica time). Also making her World Championship debut is Jamaica’s Salcia Slack (25). She will compete in heat two at 8:08 pm Jamaica time. Both ladies round off the morning session with the high jump (Heptathlon) starting an hour later.

Two Caribbean women will also be in action in the shot put. Trinidad & Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel, the 2015 Pan American Champion and Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas will be seeking to advance from group ‘A’ in the qualification round. See schedule below:

Women’s 100m hurdles Heptathlon

8:08 pm (Jamaica time) – Salcia Slack    (Jamaica)

9:24 pm (Barbados time) – Akela Jones  ( Barbados)

High Jump Heptathlon

9:10 pm (Jamaica) & 10:10 pm ( Barbados)  - Akela Jones (BAR) & Salcia Slack (JAM)

Women’s Shot Put

8:10 pm (Jamaica) & 9:10 (Trinidad & Tobago) -  Cleopatra Borel (T&T) & Danniel Thomas (JAM)

Afternoon Session

Final round of women’s shot put (Heptathlon)

5:30 am/6:30 am (Jamaica/Barbados) - Akela Jones (BAR) Salcia Slack (JAM)

Men’s 400m hurdles heat one

5:35 am/6:35 am (Jamaica/Bahamas) - Roxroy Cato (JAM), Jeffrey Gibson (BAH)

Men’s 400m hurdles heat two

5:43 am/6:43 am (Jamaica/Trinidad & Tobago) – Leford Green (JAM), Jehue Gordon (T&T)

Men’s 400m hurdles heat three

5:51 am (Jamaica time) – Annsert Whyte (JAM)

Women’s triple jump Group ‘A’   

6:10 am (Jamaica time)  - Kimberly Williams (JAM) & Shanieka Thomas (JAM) Group ‘B’

Men’s 100m Heats  

6:20 am (Jamaica time +1hour for the Caribbean) - Entry list TBA

Women’s Shot Put final round  (Heptathlon) 

7:05 am (Jamaica time + 1hour for Trinidad & Tobago) - Entry list TBA

Women’s 200m Heptathlon 

7:15 am (Jamaica time +1hour for Barbados ) - Akela Jones (BAR) & Salcia Slack (JAM)

Men’s 10,000 metres final

7:50 am (Jamaica time +1 hour for the Caribbean) - ( Mo Farah, Geoffrey Kamworor, Paul Tanui, Galen Rupp, Cameron Levins)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 09:12:40 AM
Doubt he will beat Oliver in Beijing but still incredible story

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MERRITT IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AFTER LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS

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Aries Merritt ended the 2012 season as the Olympic champion and world record-holder. In the space of a month, he had achieved his two biggest career goals. He was at the top of his game and poised to go on to greater things.

So to be told one year later that he may never run again was utterly devastating.

The US sprint hurdler had been struggling for form throughout most of 2013, incapable of producing his times from the previous season yet unable to explain why that was the case.

“At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, I noticed that something was wrong,” said Merritt. “After Moscow, I started to get very sick. I had an extreme lack of energy, shortness of breath and difficulty recovering.”

Merritt felt a shadow of the athlete he was in 2012 when he had smashed the world 110m hurdles record with 12.80. Two months after the World Championships, he checked into the emergency room at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

“When they told me I had kidney disease, I was heartbroken,” Merritt said, recalling his diagnosis. “Not being able to do the thing I love doing so much was very painful to come to terms with. I was in denial and for a while I was in a very depressed state of mind. I was happy they found the problem but I didn’t understand why it was happening to me after such an amazing season in 2012.”

The cause of Merritt’s kidney disease was a rare genetic disorder, found predominantly in African Americans. Added to that, Merritt’s kidneys were being further attacked by parvovirus B16, which got into his kidneys and bone marrow and wreaked havoc on his body.

“It was a double whammy,” said Merritt. “Just my luck of the draw.”

Merritt was in hospital from October 2013 to late April 2014. When he checked in, his kidney function was down to 15%. Just walking and menial everyday tasks were a challenge. His kidneys were so damaged that they couldn’t process protein, so that had to be taken out of his diet. Unable to eat properly, his weight dropped.

Training was out of the question.

“During that time, I couldn’t do any repetitions or any weights,” said Merritt. “But for my sanity, I went to training after many hours of treatment at the hospital, just so I could attempt to feel a little bit normal.”

He was treated with IVIG (intravenous immune globulin) to get rid of the parvovirus, which was his doctors’ main concern. Once that was out of his kidneys and bone marrow, the doctors attempted to recover what remaining kidney function the virus didn’t damage.

But it didn’t quite go to plan. Treatment had to be stopped because the IVIG didn’t mix well with Merritt’s blood, resulting in haemolysis, the destruction of red blood cells. His kidneys were improving, but the rest of his body was suffering.

Doctors eventually rectified the problems with the treatment and Merritt gradually began to recover. Off the back of minimal training, he competed at the Steve Scott Invitational in California in May 2014 and finished third in 13.78, his slowest time for four years and almost a full second shy of his world record.

He went on to compete on the international circuit that summer and didn’t win a single race, finishing seventh at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, the scene of his world record just two years prior.

But Merritt was delighted with his season.

“When I returned to the sport, I wasn’t as frustrated as you would think,” he said. “After being told that I would never be able to run again, I was simply happy to be able to do what I love.

“Of course I was sad to under-perform but I literally had about four to six weeks of training before I returned to competition. Even with such low training volume, I was able to muster a 13.27 season’s best.”

Another year down the road, Merritt’s kidney function is still less than 20%. Running and training remains extremely difficult, but he is slowly regaining form.

He clocked a season’s best of 13.12 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene and then booked his spot on the US team for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing by finishing third at the US Championships.

The 110m hurdles can be unpredictable at the best of times. Combined with the USA’s cut-throat selection policy of the first three past the post at the trials, it makes it all the more impressive that Merritt has qualified to represent the USA at five successive global outdoor championships.

Making the latest team, though, was the biggest challenge.

“By far it’s the hardest team to make in the most competitive event in the USA, so it was a big relief to finish in the top three,” Merritt said. “Given what I’m going through, it’s a blessing. It gave me confidence, but I know there is still so much more I can offer. I just need to be 100% healthy to do it.

“Compared to the level I was at in 2012, I’d say I’m probably at about 75% fitness,” he added. “But after I recover from surgery, hopefully I will have a better chance of surpassing my previous record.”

The IAAF World Championships get underway tomorrow and the 110m hurdles final takes place exactly one week from now. On 1 September, just four days after the 110m hurdles final, Merritt will have a kidney transplant. But that doesn’t alter his aims for the coming week.

“My goal in Beijing is like everyone’s goal: to win and become world champion,” said Merritt with his trademark smile. “But in my current condition, even though the odds are against me, making the final and being a medallist would more than suffice.

“The past few years have been hard for me, but I hope to give inspiration to people who have had a life-threatening illness to not give up and still pursue their dreams.”

Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF
Title: Caribbean at the World Championships....MOST MEDALS
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 09:36:32 AM
Caribbean at the World Championships
....MOST MEDALS (http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/caribbean-at-the-world-championships-most-medals/14383/)
August 21st, 2015 6:34am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt leads the Men's pack in WC gold medals.

MEN

Usain Bolt (JAM) leads the men's medals table with 10 along with Carl Lewis (USA).  Both have won eight gold medals but Bolt holds a slight edge with two silvers when compared to Lewis' one silver and one bronze. Bolt is set to assume the top spot should he win a medal of any hue in Beijing. Of course, gold is the expected color for him.

Bolt's collection includes a hat-trick of 200m and 4x100m titles and a pair of 100m crowns. His silver medals came in the 200m and 4x100m relay in 2007.  In Beijing he is entered to contest the 100m, 200m and 4x100m so at best he could come away with another triple gold.
 
Ten medals
 Usain Bolt (JAM)-8 gold, 2 silver

Six medals
 Gregory Haughton(JAM)-4 silver, 2 bronze
 Five medals
 Avard Moncur (BAH)-2 gold, 2 silver, 1bronze
 Kim Collins (SKN) -1 gold, 1silver, 3 bronze
 Danny McFarlane (JAM) - 5 silver
 Davian Clarke (JAM) - 4 silver, 1 bronze
 
Four medals
 Nesta Carter (JAM) - 2 gold, 1silver, 1bronze,
 Chris Brown (BAH) - 1 gold, 2 silver, 1bronze
 Ato Boldon (TTO) -1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
 Asafa Powell (JAM) -1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
 Darryl Brown (TTO) - four silver
 Michael Blackwood (JAM) - 2 silver, 2 bronze
 
Three medals
 Michael Frater (JAM) - 2 gold, 1silver
 Michael McDonald (JAM) - 3 silver
 Nathaniel McKinney (BAH) - 2 silver, 1bronze
 Brandon Simpson (JAM) - 2 silver, 1bronze
 Marc Burns (TTO) - 3 silver
 Wintrop Graham (JAM) -1 silver, 2 bronze
 Lansford Spence (JAM) -1 silver, 2 bronze
 
Two medals
 Yohan Blake (JAM) - 2 gold
 Troy McIntosh (BAH) -1gold, 1silver
 Steve Mullings (JAM) -1gold, 1silver
 Dwight Mullings (JAM)-1gold, 1silver
 Carl Oliver (BAH)-1 gold, 1bronze
 Andre Williams (BAH)-2 silver
 James Beckford (JAM) -2 silver
 Chris Williams (JAM) -2 silver
 Jacey Harper (TTO) -2 silver
 Raymond Stewart (JAM) -1silver, 1 bronze

WOMEN

Ottey (JAM/SLO) is the all-time medal table topper to date with 14 medals, four more than the leading male medal winners-Usain Bolt (JAM) and Carl Lewis (USA). Ottey won all her medals competing for Jamaica before switching allegiance to Slovenia. Her impressive haul includes three gold, 4 bronze and seven bronze. More significant are the six straight medals (silver, bronze, bronze, gold, gold, bronze) she won in the 200m from 1983 to 1997!!!!.
 
Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)  is the next best Caribbean female performer and is the third highest number of medals on the table with nine (two gold, seven silver). Her gold medals were won in the 100m in 2007 and the 200m in 2011. In Beijing she is set to add to her tally.

Fellow Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Beverly Mc Donald and Lorraine Fenton have all won seven medals. Fraser-Pryce's collection consists of five gold medals after her triple triumphs in 2013 in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m and her double wins in 2009 in the 100m and 4x100m. In Beijing she will be going for a third gold in the 100m and the 4x100m. 
 
Fourteen medals
 Merlene Ottey (JAM)-3 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze
 
Nine medals
 Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)-2 gold, 7 silver
 
Seven medals
 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)-5 gold, 2 silver
 Beverly McDonald (JAM)-1gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze
 Lorraine Fenton (JAM)-1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze

Five medals
 Kerron Stewart (JAM)-2 gold, 3 silver
 Merlene Frazer (JAM)-1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
 Deon Hemmings (JAM)-1 gold, 1silver, 3 bronze
 Sandie Richards (JAM)-1 gold, 1silver, 3 bronze
 Shericka Williams (JAM)-5 silver
 Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM)-4 silver, 1bronze
 
Four medals
 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH)-2 gold, 1silver, 1bronze
 Chandra Sturrup (BAH)-1gold, 2 silver, 1bronze
 Juliet Cutbert (JAM)-1gold, 2 silver, 1bronze
 
Three medals
 Aleen Bailey (JAM)-1gold, 1silver,1bronze
 Dahlia Duhaney (JAM)-1gold, 1silver,1bronze
 Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM)-1gold, 1silver,1bronze
 Shereefa Lloyd (JAM)-3 silver
 Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM)-1silver, 2 bronze
 Michelle Freeman (JAM)-1silver, 2 bronze
 
Two medals
 Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH)-1gold, 1silver
 Sheri-Ann Brooks (JAM)-1gold, 1silver
 Simone Facey (JAM)-1gold, 1silver
 Melaine Walker (JAM)-1gold, 1silver
 Savatheda Fynes (BAH)-1gold, 1bronze
 Michelle Burgher (JAM)-1gold, 1bronze
 Davita Prendergast (JAM)-2 silver
 Sherone Simpson (JAM)-2 silver
 Rosemarie Whyte (JAM)-2 silver
 Rosetta Smith (JAM)-1 silver, 1bronze
 Juliet Campbell (JAM)-2 bronze
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 09:41:51 AM


I expect the Americans to start racking up medals in the early stage of this Championship


This was the medal table at the end of the previous World Championships

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/14th-iaaf-world-championships-4873/medaltable



Title: More than seven million dollars on offer in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 10:03:17 AM
More than seven million dollars on offer in Beijing (http://www.trackalerts.com/track-and-field/Articles/more-than-seven-million-dollars-on-offer-in-beijing/14377/)
August 21st, 2015 1:50am (TrackAlerts.com)

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A total of USD $7,194,000 in prize money will be paid* at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 to the leading athletes and teams in the 47 events being contested in the Chinese capital.

Individual Events
 Gold: USD $60,000
 Silver: USD $30,000
 Bronze: USD $20,000
 Fourth place: USD $15,000
 Fifth place: USD $10,000
 Sixth place: USD $6000
 Seventh place: USD $5000
 Eighth place: USD $4000

Relays (per team)
 Gold: USD $80,000
 Silver: USD $40,000
 Bronze: USD $20,000
 Fourth place: USD $16,000
 Fifth place: USD $12,000
 Sixth place: USD $8000
 Seventh place: USD $6000
 Eighth place: USD $4000

In addition, for the 15th edition of the IAAF's flagship event, which is set to be staged in Beijing from 22-30 August, the IAAF is proud to again present its World Record Programme.

Athletes achieving a world record will be eligible for a special world record bonus worth USD $100,000.

The World Records Programme is presented with the support of Official IAAF Partners TDK (men's events) and Toyota (women's events).

It should be noted that the performance must be an improvement on the existing IAAF world record. Performances which equal the existing record will not be eligible for an award.

*The payment of prize money and bonuses is dependent upon athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.
Title: Caribbean women at the World Championships....BET YUH DIDN'T KNOW
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 10:33:24 AM
Caribbean women at the World Championships
....BET YUH DIDN'T KNOW (http://www.trackalerts.com/track-and-field/Articles/caribbean-women-at-the-world-championships-bet-yuh-didnt-know/14384/)
August 21st, 2015 6:41am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Merlene Ottey at World Champs in Athens 1997.

1. Merlene Ottey (JAM) is the oldest women's 200m champion. Ottey was 35 years 92 days when she won back-to-back 200m title in1995 in Gotenburg, Sweden.
 
2. Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) is the oldest women's 100m hurdles champion. Foster-Hylton was 34 years  285 days when she won the 2009 title in Berlin, Germany.
 
3. Trecia Smith (JAM) is the oldest women's triple jump champion. Smith struck gold in 2005 in Helsinki, Finland at 29 years 275 days.
 
4. Chandra Sturrup (BAH) is the oldest medalist in the women's 4x100m relay. In 2009 in Berlin, Germany, Sturrup was 37 years 344 days when she was part of the Bahamas team which won silver behind Jamaica.
 
5. Merlene Ottey (JAM) is the oldest medallist in the women's 100m and 200m. In the 100m, Ottey was 35 years 89 days when she was second in 1995 in Gotenburg, Sweden. In the 200m she was two years older when at 37 years 90 days she finished third in 1997 in Athens, Greece.
Ottey also holds the records as the oldest competitor in the 100m  (47 years 108 days-2007-Osaka,Japan, competing for Slovenia), 200m (43 years 108 days-2003, Paris, France, competing for Slovenia) and 4x100m relay (43 years 111 days-2003).
 
6. Chandra Sturrup (BAH) is the oldest finalist in the women's 100m and 4x100m relay. At 37 years 339 days Sturrup was seventh in the 100m finals in 2009 in Berlin, Germany. She was 37 years  344 days in the 4x100m five days later, helping Bahamas to silver.
 
7. Nikole Mitchell (JAM) is the youngest finalist in the women's 100m. At 19 years 72 days Mitchell was seventh in 1993 in Stuggart, Germany.
 
8. Shaunae Miller (BAH) is the youngest finalist in the women's 200m. Miller was 19 years 123 days when finished fourth in 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
 
9. Mardrea Hyman (JAM) is the oldest finalist in the women's 3000m steeplechase. At 34 years 248 days she was 14th in 2007 in Osaka, Japan.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 11:04:35 AM

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Defiant Gatlin ready to challenge Bolt at World Championships


http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/3822127-defiant-gatlin-ready-challenge-bolt-world-championships

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As he nears the biggest race of his life, against Usain Bolt at the world championships on Sunday, the American hopes the world recognizes he is more than that — much more.

The 100-meter showdown in Beijing matches the 33-year-old, undefeated for two years in sprints, against Jamaican world-record holder Bolt in the sport’s marquee event.

With world track and field continuing to wrestle with a series of doping allegations which have rocked the sport in recent weeks, the Gatlin-Bolt clash has come, to many, to represent a tangible manifestation of the sport’s woes.

The championships will be littered with drug cheats who have served their punishment, but Gatlin holds a special place in the Hall of Shame.
In normal circumstances that second positive test, in 2006, would have earned him a lifetime ban; but after he co-operated with anti-doping authorities he ended up exiled for only four years.
The 2004 Olympic and 2005 world 100-meter champion is now back and unbeaten since 2013 ― a total of 27 races in both the 100 and 200 sprints.
Most of the build-up to the nine-day championships, which start Saturday, has focused on doping with Gatlin’s record very much to the fore.
“Just remember I am more than four years. I am more than two bans,” Gatlin said Thursday. “I have done a lot before, and I have done a lot after that.”
Gatlin refuses to consider himself a dope cheat, arguing that his first positive test for a stimulant was a result of medication he had been using for years and maintaining his second came through a masseur rubbing testosterone cream into his legs.
Still, though, in the eyes of many in the world of track and field, his race with Bolt is evil versus good, with Bolt, who has never failed a doping test, representing the best of the sport.
“I really don’t care what they think,” Gatlin said. “I am just a runner like he is a runner. There is no good runner or bad runner. We are just runners. No one is trying to take over the world. No one is trying to blow up the world.”
Whether the world would accept him as the sport’s 100-meter champion is of little concern to him, Gatlin said.
“There are not going to be (gold) medals passed out to everybody in the world,” he said. “It is going to be passed out to one person, the champion.”
Winner of only one of seven career meetings with Bolt, Gatlin admitted every sprinter, including him, would have to be on their AA game to beat Bolt, who has run infrequently this year because of injuries.
“On paper I am in the best shape of my life, and I am ready to do whatever it takes,” he said.
That may be faster than the American has ever run.
Gatlin has posted lifetime bests of 9.74 seconds in the 100 and 19.57 in the 200 this year, while Bolt’s world records are 9.58 and 19.19 from 2009.
But because of Bolt’s injury problems and few races this year, the most pressure might be on the Jamaican, Gatlin suggested.
“I would think a lot of people would say he does (have the much pressure),” Gatlin said. “He has such a championship winning streak going on. But at the same time I have a lot to prove. I have a lot I want to get done. So I would say it is equal.”
Yet he was clear about one thing.
Winning a gold medal 10 years after his first world championship would be more important than just beating Bolt.
“You have got to go through all of the opponents to get to the gold medal,” he said.
As for what has been the highlight of his two undefeated years, Gatlin says: “I think the highlight is yet to come.”
Title: Usain Bolt Warns Rivals: "I'm At My Best, I'm Running Well"
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 12:03:42 PM
Usain Bolt Warns Rivals:
"I'm At My Best, I'm Running Well"
(http://www.trackalerts.com/Articles/usain-bolt-warns-rivals-im-at-my-best-im-running-well/14385/)
By Gary Smith, TrackAlerts.Com Contributor
August 21st, 2015 10:05am (TrackAlerts.com)

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Usain Bolt on his way to winning the 200m Final at London 2012 Olympics.

BEIJING, China – On the eve of the start of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, a laidback Usain Bolt warned his rivals: “I’m at my best, I’m running well.”

Bolt Ready To Defend Titles

He continued: “Everything is starting to come together. I’m ready to go.” Bolt heads into the start of this weekend’s World Championships with a lot resting on his shoulders, as the track and field fraternity pins its hope on him dusting the drug cheats and defending his sprint double title from 2013.

The 2015 season has not gone according to the plans of Bolt and his coach Glen Mills, as his preparations for the championships was hampered by a pelvic problem, which contributed to him racing less and being below par during his early and brief contests.

Nevertheless, the world record holder appeared in good spirit during the Puma and Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) press conference at the NUO Beijing Hotel on Thursday, revealing that he and his coach Glen Mills were feeling good about chances.

“I’m feeling good; I wish I could have had more races but training is good,” he says. “Coach is happy and that is good for me to know that.”

Last Race Was Comforting

During his last outing at the IAAF Diamond League meet in London, on 24 July, Bolt sped to back-to-back times of 9.87 seconds over the 100m and he says the performances have given him some confidence for the championships. “In London I had two good races and although I haven’t competed much since then, it was important for me to do the training rather than the competition,” he said.

“I’ve not done a 200m for a while (13 June) although I’ve done a few time trials in training, but the 100m has given me confidence. “Things normally come together for me at championships, I’m not worried.”

Working On His Start…

He added: Starting is always my issue coming into the championships, but I’m where I am supposed to be. “I just now need to go out and execute.” “Competition is competition, it is just about who executes well on the day. I have to get out quickly over the first 50m.”

The stage is now set for Bolt, who turns 29 on Friday, to test his fitness against the fastest man of the last two seasons, Justin Gatlin, who has already posted 9.74 seconds for the 100m and has dipped under the 9.80 secs barrier four times in 2015. Tyson Gay (USA), former world record holder Asafa Powell (JAM), Trayvon Bromell (USA) and Jimmy Vicaut (FRA) are all set to challenge the Jamaican in the 100m, with Gatlin leading the way to finally end Bolt’s reigning in the 200m.
Title: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Schedule)
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 02:57:32 PM
15th IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/timetable/byday)
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Schedule

15th IAAF World Championships Beijing, 22–30 August 2015
Schedule Information (Assumes all TTO athletes will make their Finals)
Click Startlist (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/timetable/byday) links to view official Startlist & Result for each event.

DAY 1 – 22 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:35   00:35   M   Marathon    Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/marathon/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/100-metres-hurdles/result)         
09:30   02:30   M   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/qualification/result)         
10:10   03:10   W   Shot Put   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/qualification/result) (featuring Cleopatra Borel)         
10:20   03:20   W   High Jump   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/high-jump/result)         
10:25   03:25   M   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/3000-metres-steeplechase/heats/result)         
10:55   03:55   M   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/qualification/result)         
11:15   04:15   W   1500 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/heats/result)         
11:50   04:50   M   800 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/heats/result)         
12:40   05:40   M   100 Metres   Preliminary Round   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/preliminary-round/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   W   Shot Put   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/shot-put/result)         
18:35   11:35   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Jehue Gordon)         
18:40   11:40   M   Pole Vault   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/pole-vault/qualification/result)         
19:10   12:10   W   Triple Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/triple-jump/qualification/result)         
19:20   12:20   M   100 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/heats/result) (featuring Keston Bledman)            
20:05   13:05   W   Shot Put   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/final/result) (featuring Cleopatra Borel)            
20:15   13:15   W   200 Metres   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/200-metres/result)            
20:50   13:50   M   10,000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/10000-metres/final/result)


DAY 2 – 23 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

08:30   01:30   M   20 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/20-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   W   Long Jump   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/long-jump/result)         
10:05   03:05   M   Shot Put   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/shot-put/qualification/result)         
10:25   03:25   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Sparkle Mc Knight)         
10:50   03:50   W   Javelin Throw   Heptathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/javelin-throw/result)         
11:10   04:10   M   400 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/heats/result) (feat. Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon & Quow)         
12:00   05:00   W   100 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/heats/result) (featuring KAB, MLA & Semoy Hackett)         
12:05   05:05   W   Javelin Throw   Heptathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/javelin-throw/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   M   Hammer Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/final/result)      
18:40   11:40   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)      
19:10   12:10   M   100 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/semi-final/result)      
19:30   12:30   M   Shot Put   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/shot-put/final/result)      
19:40   12:40   W   800 Metres   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/800-metres/result)   
20:15   13:15   M   800 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/semi-final/result)      
20:45   13:45   W   1500 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/semi-final/result)      
21:15   14:15   M   100 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/final/result)


DAY 3 – 24 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   W   Pole Vault   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/pole-vault/qualification/result)   
09:35   02:35   W   Discus Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
09:45   02:45   W   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/3000-metres-steeplechase/heats/result)   
10:00   03:00   M   Long Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/long-jump/qualification/result)   
10:45   03:45   W   400 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/heats/result)   
10:55   03:55   W   Discus Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/qualification/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   M   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/qualification/result) (featuring Keshorn Walcott)   
19:05   12:05   M   Pole Vault   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/pole-vault/final/result)      
19:10   12:10   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result) (featuring Sparkle Mc Knight)   
19:30   12:30   W   Triple Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/triple-jump/final/result)      
19:40   12:40   W   100 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/semi-final/result) (featuring KAB, MLA & Semoy Hackett)
20:05   13:05   M   400 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/semi-final/result) (feat. Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon & Quow)   
20:25   13:25   M   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
20:35   13:35   W   10,000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/10000-metres/final/result)      
21:15   14:15   M   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/3000-metres-steeplechase/final/result)      
21:35   14:35   W   100 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/final/result) (featuring KAB & MLA)


DAY 4 – 25 AUGUST

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Discus Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   W   400 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/semi-final/result)      
19:25   12:25   M   Long Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/long-jump/final/result)      
19:30   12:30   M   200 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/heats/result) (featuring Kyle Geaux)
20:25   13:25   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/final/result)      
20:35   13:35   W   1500 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/final/result)      
20:55   13:55   M   800 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/final/result)   


DAY 5 – 26 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   W   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/qualification/result)      
09:35   02:35   M   5000 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/5000-metres/heats/result)   
10:00   03:00   M   Triple Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/triple-jump/qualification/result)      
10:25   03:25   W   800 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/heats/result)   
10:55   03:55   W   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/qualification/result)      
11:20   04:20   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Mikel Thomas)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Pole Vault   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/pole-vault/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   M   Javelin Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/final/result)         
19:15   12:15   W   200 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/heats/result)    (featuring Hackett, Reyare Thomas & Durant)
20:10   13:10   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/final/result)      
20:30   13:30   M   200 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/semi-final/result)   
21:00   14:00   W   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/3000-metres-steeplechase/final/result)      
21:25   14:25   M   400 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/final/result) (featuring Machel Cedenio)      


DAY 6 – 27 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   M   Discus Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
09:35   02:35   W   High Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/high-jump/qualification/result)
09:40   02:40   W   5000 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/5000-metres/heats/result)   
10:20   03:20   W   Long Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/long-jump/qualification/result)   
10:35   03:35   M   1500 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/heats/result)   
10:50   03:50   M   Discus Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
11:15   04:15   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/heats/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Hammer Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)   
19:10   12:10   M   Triple Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/triple-jump/final/result)      
19:35   12:35   W   200 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/semi-final/result)    (featuring Semoy Hackett & Reyare Thomas)
20:05   13:05   W   800 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/semi-final/result)   
20:40   13:40   W   400 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/final/result)      
20:55   13:55   M   200 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/final/result)   


DAY 7 – 28 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

08:30   01:30   W   20 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/20-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   M   100 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/100-metres/result)
09:45   02:45   M   High Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/high-jump/qualification/result)   
10:05   03:05   M   Long Jump   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/long-jump/result)
11:55   04:55   M   Shot Put   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/shot-put/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

16:15   09:15   M   High Jump   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/high-jump/result)
19:00   12:00   W   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
19:25   12:25   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)   
19:50   12:50   W   Long Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/long-jump/final/result)      
19:55   12:55   M   1500 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/semi-final/result)      
20:20   13:20   M   400 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/400-metres/result)
20:25   13:25   W   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
21:00   14:00   W   200 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/final/result)      
21:20   14:20   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/final/result)         
21:35   14:35   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/final/result)


DAY 8 – 29 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:30   00:30   M   50 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/50-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)      
09:00   02:00   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/110-metres-hurdles/result)
10:05   03:05   M   Discus Throw   Decathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/discus-throw/result)
10:15   03:15   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result)
10:40   03:40   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result) (featuring Team TTO)   
11:20   04:20   M   Discus Throw   Decathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/discus-throw/result)
12:00   05:00   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x100-metres-relay/heats/result) (featuring Team TTO)   
12:20   05:20   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x100-metres-relay/heats/result)   
13:15   06:15   M   Pole Vault   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/pole-vault/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

17:00   10:00   M   Javelin Throw   Decathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/javelin-throw/result)
17:35   10:35   W   400m Masters   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400m-masters/final/result)      
17:50   10:50   M   800m Masters   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800m-masters/final/result)      
18:20   11:20   M   Javelin Throw   Decathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/javelin-throw/result)   
18:30   11:30   W   High Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/high-jump/final/result)      
19:15   12:15   W   800 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/final/result)         
19:30   12:30   M   5000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/5000-metres/final/result)         
19:50   12:50   M   Discus Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/final/result)         
20:10   13:10   M   1500 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/1500-metres/result)   
20:45   13:45   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x100-metres-relay/final/result) (featuring Team TTO)      
21:10   14:10   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x100-metres-relay/final/result)      


DAY 9 – 30 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:30   00:30   W   Marathon   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/marathon/final/result)   

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   M   High Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/high-jump/final/result)      
18:45   11:45   W   Javelin Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/final/result)         
19:15   12:15   W   5000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/5000-metres/final/result)         
19:45   12:45   M   1500 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/final/result)         
20:05   13:05   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x400-metres-relay/final/result)         
20:25   13:25   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/final/result) (featuring Team TTO)


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Live Streams for World Championships: http://www.justdwlviral.com/dwl/409/2015-iaaf-world-championships-beijing-china-live-stream & https://youtube.com/channel/UCK54EO7U_eGh-Ch1db4OaZg & http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Live+Streaming/ID/2673518374 & http://tvtoss.com/pages/player.php?ch_id=572035734&ctd=1&t=Sports%20Channels
Title: Young Sunshine State Star St. Fort, Ready To Take On The World
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 06:06:49 PM
Young Sunshine State Star St. Fort, Ready To Take On The World (http://fl.milesplit.com/articles/160414?page=3)
By Todd Grasley, IAAF World Championships
Aug 21, 2015 (MileSplit Florida)

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Khalifa St Fort proudly displays T&T flag after winning Women’s 100m final at the Pan American Junior Games in Edmonton, Canada. (Photos and video courtesy of Ato Boldon)

Khalifa St. Fort left her high school team after the Texas Relays and trained with Trinidad & Tobago Olympian Ato Boldon full time at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. That decision has paid huge dividends for the seventeen year old star. St. Fort saw her times drop dramatically and her stock rise as she won the Golden South Classic and was third at the Adidas Dream 100 before starting international competition.

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Khalifa St. Fort with her coach Ato Boldon in relay training at warm-up track in Beijing.

She won gold at the Trinidad & Tobago Junior National Championship and followed that performance up with a silver medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Colombia running one of the fastest time in the country 11.19s! The road was just being paved as she headed out to the Nike Elite Sprint Camp in Oregon to learn from the professionals like Allyson Felix. The rising senior added more gold to her collection finishing first at the Pan Am Junior Games in Toronto. This weekend the youngest member of Team T&T was originally scheduled to compete in the 100 and in the 4x100m relay, but Boldon who is also one of the coaches for the team, says she will just partake in the relay.
 
"Because Semoy Hackett ran a faster time at Pan Ams and is using the 100 to get ready for the 200 Khalifa will run the relay only. It's too bad because her practice times were very close to Kelly-Ann Baptiste which confirmed that she was ready to PR here again, but she has her whole career ahead of her and three people will never beat her at Trinidad Nationals so she'll be fine."
 
Click link to view video: https://www.facebook.com/atoboldon/videos/10153615487375152/
(Khalifa St. Fort practices relay drills with her T&T teammates)

St. Fort hasn't run in a relay since Texas Relays nearly five months ago in March. Boldon says she will anchor the team, but only in the rounds.
 
"She's never really been trained to pass or receive the baton at this level. It took a lot of coaching up in the past week. By putting her at anchor she has the least to do while still getting her feet wet. In the finals we will go with the veterans. The only way she runs the final is if something happens to one of the other three thru their 100 or 200 rounds."
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 09:06:12 PM
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PREVIEW: WOMEN’S 100M HURDLES – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015


http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/news/preview/women/100-metres-hurdles (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/news/preview/women/100-metres-hurdles)
     
The three fastest athletes in the field – Sharika Nelvis, Dawn Harper Nelson and Kendra Harrison – represent the USA. Given that the defending champion Brianna Rollins is on the same team, the USA could become the first nation in the history of the World Championships to sweep the medals in the sprint hurdles.

After graduating from college in 2014, world leader Nelvis is in her first year on international circuit but has already made a name for herself.

Nelvis was the world’s fastest over the 60m hurdles indoors with a time of 7.83. Four months later, she ran a big PB of 12.34 in the heats of the US Championships to move to the top of the 2015 world list. She followed it up with 12.37 in the semi-final the next day, and although she was slower in the final, she achieved her goal of making the team by finishing third.

In the meantime, the US title went to Harper Nelson. Although the world title has escaped her so far – she was seventh in 2009, third in 2011 and fourth in 2013 – Harper Nelson is one of the most consistent runners in the field and a proven championship performer. She will also be competing in the stadium in which she won Olympic gold seven years ago.

Like Nelvis, Harrison is making her World Championships debut. The 22-year-old is coming off of a successful collegiate season that brought her the NCAA 100m hurdles title and a silver medal in the 400m hurdles. She focused on the shorter race at the US Championships and finished a close second in 12.56.

Last month, in her first ever race outside the USA, Harrison finished second to Nelvis in Monaco in 12.52, just 0.02 outside her PB, to beat the likes of Rollins and Harper Nelson.

Rollins was making headlines heading into Moscow two years ago after clocking 12.26 to break the national record at the US Championships. But in 2015 the defending champion is having a much quieter season. She is yet to gain her first IAAF Diamond League win this year, but her results have been steady improving, indicating the possibility of a breakthrough in Beijing.

The European charge will be led by Tiffany Porter. The bronze medallist two years ago in Moscow and the reigning European champion, the Briton is fourth fastest in the world this year with an early-season 12.56.

Her younger sister Cindy Ofili has recently taken up British allegiance and is set to join Porter on the national team for the first time. She has reasonable podium hopes too after setting a PB of 12.60 in June when finishing second to Harrison at the NCAA Championships.

Olympic champion and world silver medallist Sally Pearson will be missing in action after sustaining a season-ending injury in Rome. The Australian shattered her wrist in a mid-race fall, having to undergo immediate surgery.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 21, 2015, 09:07:13 PM
Cleopatra Borel has qualified for the Shot Put final on her second throw with a distance of 18.55.
The final will start at 8:05am T&T time (Sat 22nd).

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/qualification/result

SHOT PUT WOMEN - GROUP A 22 AUG 2015 10:10
QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE 18.30 (Q) OR AT LEAST 12 BEST PERFORMERS (Q)

POS   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   MARK

1   447   Christina SCHWANITZ   GER GER   19.39 Q   
2   462   Anita MÁRTON   HUN HUN   18.85 Q   
3   808   Cleopatra BOREL   TTO TTO   18.55 Q   
4   155   Aliona DUBITSKAYA   BLR BLR   18.51 Q   
5   230   Yang GAO   CHN CHN   18.21 q   
6   667   Paulina GUBA   POL POL   17.73 q   
7   866   Tia BROOKS   USA USA   17.71   
8   503   Chiara ROSA   ITA ITA   17.54   
9   165   Geisa ARCANJO   BRA BRA   17.42   
10   837   Galyna OBLESHCHUK   UKR UKR   16.97   
11   272   Auriol DONGMO MEKEMNAN   CMR CMR   16.85   NR
12   527   Danniel THOMAS   JAM JAM   16.62
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 09:11:02 PM
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Jessica Ennis-Hill: Leaving son for World Championships 'so hard'

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/34011806

.Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill said leaving son Reggie at home to compete at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing was "one of the hardest things" she has done.

Briton Ennis-Hill, 29, is preparing to compete in the championships, which begin on Saturday, after giving birth to her first child in July last year.
"I want to make it really worthwhile and make him proud as well," she said.
She added recent doping allegations surrounding athletics are "depressing".

Ennis-Hill has competed sparingly since winning Olympic gold in 2012, but returned to London's Olympic Stadium to compete in three events at the Anniversary Games in July.

She starts her World Championships heptathlon campaign in the 100m hurdles at 02:00 BST on Saturday.
"I was quite sure I wanted Reggie to stay at home," she told BBC Sport. "I didn't want to bring him all the way here, it is quite a long flight, with the smog and the climate.

"At the same time, it is so hard, being away from him for this amount of time.
"That morning when I left him was one of the hardest things I have ever, ever done. I was overcome with emotion, it is really, really difficult."
The build-up to the championships has been overshadowed by accusations of widespread doping in the sport.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has defended its record on doping.
Denise Lewis, Olympic heptathlon gold medallist

"She would not have put herself on the line if she didn't think she was ready, we saw enough at the Anniversary Games.
"She will be disappointed to come away without a medal but she has to be in it.
"You are a long time from retirement and to miss a championship because of a little bit of uncertainty would be a shame because I think she is good enough to challenge for a medal."

Ennis-Hill said it is "really important to get the message out there that there are so many athletes who train incredibly hard" and to "not get caught up in the horrible, awful news at the moment".
She added: "It is hard, it is depressing and it is really sad to read but there are so many highlights of our sport.
"We have to address all the awful things that are happening and make sure we make a change but we also need to highlight the amazing performance of the athletes who train really hard and do true performances."
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 21, 2015, 09:11:56 PM
Cleopatra Borel has qualified for the Shot Put final on her second throw with a distance of 18.55.
The final will start at 8:05am T&T time (Sat 22nd).

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/qualification/result

SHOT PUT WOMEN - GROUP A 22 AUG 2015 10:10
QUALIFYING PERFORMANCE 18.30 (Q) OR AT LEAST 12 BEST PERFORMERS (Q)

POS   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   MARK

1   447   Christina SCHWANITZ   GER GER   19.39 Q   
2   462   Anita MÁRTON   HUN HUN   18.85 Q   
3   808   Cleopatra BOREL   TTO TTO   18.55 Q   
4   155   Aliona DUBITSKAYA   BLR BLR   18.51 Q   
5   230   Yang GAO   CHN CHN   18.21 q   
6   667   Paulina GUBA   POL POL   17.73 q   
7   866   Tia BROOKS   USA USA   17.71   
8   503   Chiara ROSA   ITA ITA   17.54   
9   165   Geisa ARCANJO   BRA BRA   17.42   
10   837   Galyna OBLESHCHUK   UKR UKR   16.97   
11   272   Auriol DONGMO MEKEMNAN   CMR CMR   16.85   NR
12   527   Danniel THOMAS   JAM JAM   16.62

As expected. Bring home the medal Cleo!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 21, 2015, 10:56:20 PM
Olympic gold silver and bronze medallist in the same 400m heat
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 22, 2015, 04:52:41 AM
jehue clearly not fully fit, should have stayed home. I don't want him anywhere near the 4x4 team
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 22, 2015, 05:39:13 AM
Bellman looks like he may be injured. ? no 4x1 team
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 22, 2015, 05:46:33 AM
Bellman looks like he may be injured. ? no 4x1 team

10.75? Something is definitely wrong. I thought the 4x100 had a chance to make the final and medal. But THAT IS NOT HAPPENING NOW..
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 22, 2015, 06:07:04 AM

Gatlin looked the best in the men 100m heats
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 22, 2015, 06:12:52 AM
JG......9.84   +2.1

UB......9.96   -0.2
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 06:50:01 AM
jehue clearly not fully fit, should have stayed home. I don't want him anywhere near the 4x4 team

They should have selected Emanuel Mayers for the 4x4 relay pool based upon how well he performed at the Pan Am Games instead of Jehue Gordon. That was another short-sighted decision by our NAAA management to leave Emanuel Mayers out of the relay pool.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 22, 2015, 06:50:42 AM
17.43m
maybe the season was a bit too long for Borel, i think this  is her worst performance this season
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 22, 2015, 06:55:13 AM
17.43m
maybe the season was a bit too long for Borel, i think this  is her worst performance this season

Really disappointed
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 06:57:01 AM
17.43m
maybe the season was a bit too long for Borel, i think this  is her worst performance this season

She threw 18.55 in the qualifying round. Don't think her bad performance was due to a long season. Something else went wrong.

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Joy to sorrow
Borel's medal bid halted by freak injury (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150822/sports/joy-to-sorrow)
Published on Aug 22, 2015, 9:34 pm AST
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

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MODEL OF CONCENTRATION: Trinidad and Tobago shot putter Cleopatra Borel is a model of concentration as she prepares to throw on the opening day of the IAAF World Championships, in Beijing, China, yesterday. Borel finished 12th in the women’s shot put final. —Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Achieving her best-ever IAAF World Championship finish was no consolation for Cleopatra Borel as a freak injury put paid to her chances of earning a top-eight spot and a shot at a medal, at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday.

Competing at the World Championships for the sixth time, Borel was 12th in the women's shot put final, improving on her previous best finish—13th in the 2011 final in Daegu, Korea.

Severely hampered by a finger injury, sustained while warming up for her medal bid, Borel was very flat and could only manage a 17.43 metres effort.

“I hurt my finger warming up and that was it,” a bitterly disappointed Borel told the Sunday Express. “Something happened and it separated my fingers. It was just kind of a freak thing. I was doing what I always do and the shot just came out my hand bad. I couldn't throw after that.

“It's something that's happened before,” the Trinidad and Tobago athlete explained. “In the past it was just on this portion of my finger, but now I feel pain in the middle of my hand so hopefully it's nothing too serious.”

Borel produced the 17.43m throw in round one. Very unhappy with her next effort, the 2015 Pan American Games champion deliberately stepped on the stop board for a foul. And in round three, she landed the shot just 16.85m, ensuring early elimination from the final.

Germany's Christina Schwanitz grabbed gold with a 20.37m throw. Lijiao Gong (20.30m) earned silver for the host nation, while bronze went to American Michelle Carter (19.76m).

Borel went into the World Championships in fourth spot on the 2015 world outdoor performance list at 19.26m.

“I've had so many good meets this year, and when it counted the most it felt like my body let me down, so it's tough,” said the 36-year-old thrower, fighting back the emotions on a day that promised much but delivered little.

At the end of yesterday's qualifying competition, Borel was in buoyant mood. She had thrown 18.55m to secure an automatic berth in the final, the quality effort earning her sixth spot.

Borel had an ordinary start in the qualifying event, throwing the iron ball 17.01m.

“I don't even know what happened there. I was trying to not rush and not be stressed, and I was just so slow and deliberate and not like myself, so I had to remember to go after it.”

And that she did in round two. Following a chat with her coach, Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, Borel went well past the 18.30m automatic qualifying mark. The 18.55m effort was a big confidence booster ahead of the final.

“You know my history with qualifying. I had to work extremely hard to have that kind of throw under my belt when necessary, so I'm really really happy that I can do it for myself and for my coach and for the whole team…start things right for the team, and come back this afternoon and hopefully do well again.”

Unfortunately, the freak warm-up injury scuppered Borel's plans.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 07:01:48 AM
Our medal chances are now down to Keshorn, our women sprinters and our quarter milers.

Sparkle Mc Knight could also surprise us in the 400m hurdles and make the final based on her recent form.

Regards the Men's 400m hurdles Jehue needs to focus on getting himself back to 100% healthy and fitness for next season. On a related note looks like Kerron Clement is back in good form.

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Jehue's reign over
Injured Bledman out, bitter over Pan Am (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150822/sports/jehues-reign-over)
Published on Aug 22, 2015, 9:22 pm AST
By Kwame Laurence, kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

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OUT GOES THE CHAMP: Jehue Gordon goes over a barrier during the second men's 400 metres hurdles first round heat, at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. The 2013 champion finished seventh in 49.91 seconds, and did not advance to the semis. —Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Jehue Gordon was under no illusions about the uphill battle he faced at the IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China. But he is a true warrior, and was not prepared to surrender his title without a fight.

Gordon battled in the opening round of the men's 400 metres hurdles. But while the 2013 world champion's mind was willing to do the work required, his body was weak. He could only finish seventh in heat two in 49.91 seconds—not fast enough to earn a semi-final lane as a “fastest loser”.

“I know what I've been working with,” Gordon told the Sunday Express, “and how challenging things have been.”

Diagnosed with a sports hernia, Gordon had been working against the clock to get ready for his title defence.

“I wanted to come out there and at least not back down from the fight. It's better to go out there and give a good effort. I wasn't able to give an effort that I think I was capable of, but that's the nature of sport. Nothing's ever guaranteed, and I still have to be thankful to God.”

Gordon stayed away from competition for six weeks as he tried to get his body strong enough to compete with the best one-lap hurdlers in the world.

“Things have definitely been getting better over the last couple weeks, but today with the hurdles I just wasn't as sharp as I would like to be.

“I'm a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to at least make it to the next round, but I can't be angry with myself knowing what I've been faced with and what I've been trying to do. It's definitely not going to turn me off. It's just to continue working hard and believing.”

Kenya's Boniface Tumuti won heat two in a personal best 48.79 seconds to advance to the semis fourth fastest, behind his teammate Nicholas Bett (48.37), Russia's Denis Kudryavtsev (48.51), and T&T-born American Kerron Clement (48.75).

Gordon was 31st overall. Pre-Championship favourite Bershawn Jackson was also eliminated, the American clocking 50.14 seconds for 34th spot.

Keston Bledman was T&T's lone representative in the men's 100m dash. And while he was determined to secure a lane in today's final, the groin injury that had cost him 21 days of training ahead of the World Championships was always going to make it a difficult task.

As it turned out Bledman was unable to successfully negotiate the opening round. Running in heat three, the 27-year-old sprinter struggled from the start, and eventually crossed the line eighth and last in 10.75 seconds.

“I got all kinds of shots in my groin,” said Bledman, “real painful shots just to run. In practice I was going like 30 per cent. From the time I pushed out the block, I felt like everything in my groin just stayed open. I trained really hard, I dieted, I did everything right. It just wasn't my time and it wasn't in God's works.”

But while he accepted his fate, Bledman told the Sunday Express the outcome could have been different had he not competed at last month's Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

“To be honest, I didn't want to go to Pan Am because I knew I had a groin injury. I told Trinidad and Tobago that, and they said once you're getting Government funding you have to come. My coaches, Lance Brauman and Gunness Persad called them and told them my main focus was Beijing. I really didn't want to go.

“I told Trinidad going Pan Am would risk it for Worlds, and that's exactly what happened. I was in great shape this year, but I went to Pan Am, got hurt, and blew my chance in the first round.”

American Justin Gatlin led all qualifiers into the semis with a wind-assisted 9.83 seconds triumph in heat six. Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the defending champion, won heat seven in 9.96 to progress fifth fastest.

Bledman's injury has ended T&T's hopes of fielding a men's 4x100m relay team at the Championships. With Rondel Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford also injured and expected to leave Beijing today, only Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux and Mikel Thomas are left in the sprint relay pool.

At 12.14 this morning (TT time), Michelle-Lee Ahye will clash with Ivory Coast sprinter Murielle Ahoure in the third women's 100m first round heat. Semoy Hackett takes on Netherlands athlete Dafne Schippers in heat five. And in the sixth heat, 2011 World Championship bronze medallist Kelly-Ann Baptiste battles Jamaica's 2015 Pan Am Games champion Sherone Simpson.

The women's 100m semi-finals and final are scheduled for tomorrow (Monday) morning (TT time).

After press time, last night, 19-year-old Machel Cedenio opened his World Championship campaign in the first of six men's 400m heats. He squared off against American David Verburg.

The three 2012 Olympic Games medallists—T&T's Lalonde Gordon (bronze), Grenadian Kirani James (gold) and Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos (silver)—featured in heat four. And in the final heat, T&T's 2009 World Championship bronze medallist Renny Quow matched strides with evergreen Bahamian Chris Brown and South African sensation Wayde van Niekirk.

Also in action after press time was Sparkle McKnight, T&T's lone entrant in the women's 400m hurdles. She clashed with Jamaican Kaliese Spencer in the opening first round heat.

The men's 400m and women's 400m hurdles semis will be contested tomorrow morning (TT time).
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 08:00:37 AM
Our sprinters have been very injury prone this season particularly the males.

Something needs to be done as too many of them are showing up unhealthy at the major championships.

If Keston Bledman is injured like he seems to be then that's our Men's 4x100m relay chances of even taking part in the 4x1 Heats out the window.

Ato must be frustrated with this situation as one of our relay coaches looking to help our 4x1 relay teams become serious medal contenders.

Why travel and take up a spot in the team if you are not 100% healthy and able to give your best?
I think our athletes need to be checked by our medical team for fitness just before the final team is selected for major championships especially for athletes who have not been active to prove their form and fitness in the last weeks leading up to team selection. Getting the qualifying standard for Championships is one thing but maintaining your form to a medal contending standard and staying healthy is just as important.

Hopefully our female sprinters and our male quarter-milers can salvage something to help get us on the medal table after all the anticipation of good world class performances from members of our team.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 22, 2015, 08:18:21 AM
We need the youths now!!!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 08:32:44 AM
We need the youths now!!!!!

Unfortunately too many of our talented youths are being criminalised and thrown into prison and not enough is being done by us to discover and nuture new talent.

Also most of our talented youngsters that we have discovered in recent years seem to be injury prone which could be restricting their development into world class athletes who can replace our seniors at these major championships without us missing a beat.

If we don't remedy these problems with our talent development systems as quickly as possible we may go thru a long dry spell in male sprinting at the world class level.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 22, 2015, 12:48:23 PM
Bledman vents his frustrations...

https://www.youtube.com/v/HziJNCmP_oU
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 22, 2015, 12:49:39 PM
Jehue Gordon speaks on his early exit...

https://www.youtube.com/v/IGdnbVsizyg
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 01:47:14 PM
Bledman vents his frustrations...

https://www.youtube.com/v/HziJNCmP_oU

I don't understand it. I was of the impression that all our athletes needed to prove their fitness and form before selection to the T&T team.
If they knew that Bledman was hurt then why did they select him to the T&T team and bring him to the World Championships to embarrass himself with a subpar performance?

Also I don't undestand why Bledman was so negative about competing at the Pan Am Games. To me it was an opportunity for him to win a major title and to get himself better prepared for these World Championships by running a few races under silimar conditions against 2nd tier sprinters who he should have been able to dominate.

Bledman also needs to learn to speak slower and clearer in his interviews. I think all our top athletes need to be trained to give professional sounding interviews as part of their training as all top successful athletes should be prepared to give professional interviews in front an international watching audience.
Jehue gave a much more professional sounding interview than Bledman did.

I also think that Bledman needs to give Ato a call as next year could be his last major opportunity to prove himself as a 1st tier sprinter on the world stage. Bledman is in danger of only being regarded as a good relay runner as far as major championships are concerned.

T&T's rich sprint tradition on the men's side is in danger of going into a long dry spell if we are not careful.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 22, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
Bledman vents his frustrations...

https://www.youtube.com/v/HziJNCmP_oU

I don't understand it. I was of the impression that all our athletes needed to prove their fitness and form before selection to the T&T team.
If they knew that Bledman was hurt then why did they select him to the T&T team and bring him to the World Championships to embarrass himself with a subpar performance?

Also I don't undestand why Bledman was so negative about competing at the Pan Am Games. To me it was an opportunity for him to win a major title and to get himself better prepared for these World Championships by running a few races under silimar conditions against 2nd tier sprinters who he should have been able to dominate.

Bledman also needs to learn to speak slower and clearer in his interviews. I think all our top athletes need to be trained to give professional sounding interviews as part of their training as all top successful athletes should be prepared to give professional interviews in front an international watching audience.
Jehue gave a much more professional sounding interview than Bledman did.

I also think that Bledman needs to give Ato a call as next year could be his last major opportunity to prove himself as a 1st tier sprinter on the world stage. Bledman is in danger of only being regarded as a good relay runner as far as major championships are concerned.

T&T's rich sprint tradition on the men's side is in danger of going into a long dry spell if we are not careful.

Other than De Grasse there were no other top 100m sprinters at the Pan Am games. The americans and Jamaicans did not force their top sprinters to attend. i am not sure how dominating second tier sprinters would be helpful to someone who competes regularly with the best in the world in the Diamond league. his participation did not deprive anyone a  place on the team. The world championship and olympic games are the events that really count and the TTNAAA needs to work with the top athletes to ensure they are in the best possible condition for the majors. Allowing an olympic champion who has thrown over 90m this season to compete injured a couple months before the world champs is questionable at best. Other than the National championships i hope this does not happen next year.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 22, 2015, 05:27:15 PM
Bleadman's heat

https://www.youtube.com/v/dij84Xe8-44
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 05:38:36 PM
Bledman vents his frustrations...

https://www.youtube.com/v/HziJNCmP_oU

I don't understand it. I was of the impression that all our athletes needed to prove their fitness and form before selection to the T&T team.
If they knew that Bledman was hurt then why did they select him to the T&T team and bring him to the World Championships to embarrass himself with a subpar performance?

Also I don't undestand why Bledman was so negative about competing at the Pan Am Games. To me it was an opportunity for him to win a major title and to get himself better prepared for these World Championships by running a few races under silimar conditions against 2nd tier sprinters who he should have been able to dominate.

Bledman also needs to learn to speak slower and clearer in his interviews. I think all our top athletes need to be trained to give professional sounding interviews as part of their training as all top successful athletes should be prepared to give professional interviews in front an international watching audience.
Jehue gave a much more professional sounding interview than Bledman did.

I also think that Bledman needs to give Ato a call as next year could be his last major opportunity to prove himself as a 1st tier sprinter on the world stage. Bledman is in danger of only being regarded as a good relay runner as far as major championships are concerned.

T&T's rich sprint tradition on the men's side is in danger of going into a long dry spell if we are not careful.

Other than De Grasse there were no other top 100m sprinters at the Pan Am games. The americans and Jamaicans did not force their top sprinters to attend. i am not sure how dominating second tier sprinters would be helpful to someone who competes regularly with the best in the world in the Diamond league. his participation did not deprive anyone a  place on the team. The world championship and olympic games are the events that really count and the TTNAAA needs to work with the top athletes to ensure they are in the best possible condition for the majors. Allowing an olympic champion who has thrown over 90m this season to compete injured a couple months before the world champs is questionable at best. Other than the National championships i hope this does not happen next year.

I understand your point but aren't our athletes meant to keep themselves relatively active after National Champs to ensure they don't lose their form as a major championship like World Champs or Olympics approaches?

It is not clear from that interview if Keston is saying that he got injured at Pan Am or if he was injured before Pan Am and was still forced to attend.

If the Pan Am Games disrupted Bledman's preparation for Worlds and caused him to get injured then the NAAA TT must take some of the blame for his injury and how he ran earlier today. 
But what I can't understand is why they would force Bledman to run and embarrass himself if they knew he was injured.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 22, 2015, 05:45:37 PM
This has been an issue ever since the WCs were initiated in 1983, with both competitions being held so close to each other. In 1983 the WCs ended a week before the PanAm games started in Caracas, prompting many US athletes to reconsider. Even then Bert Cameron the 400m WChamp did not compete for Jamaica at those games, not even the relay. With both games being "major" competitions the athletes have to compete at high to fairly high levels throughout the rounds which takes a toll on their legs, and then being asked to repeat without sufficient downtime and subsequent ramp up training before the next meet.

One would think that Mr. Serrette being a former national athlete himself would understand these things, so given that Bledman said the NAAAs made participation in the PanAms a prerequisite for WC competition is a disappointing surprise. I am sure they will cite that Andre De Grasse didn't complain, but he was competing in his country, and it is yet to be seen what the impact is as he progresses further.

As RC mentioned, forcing Keshorn Walcott (if that indeed was the case) to basically compete while injured as a prerequisite is both derelict and irresponsible to his and his comrades' future.

Anyway, there are both sides to a story so I will reserve my opinion until I hear what the NAAAs have to say in response to his interview.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 22, 2015, 07:47:32 PM
This has been an issue ever since the WCs were initiated in 1983, with both competitions being held so close to each other. In 1983 the WCs ended a week before the PanAm games started in Caracas, prompting many US athletes to reconsider. Even then Bert Cameron the 400m WChamp did not compete for Jamaica at those games, not even the relay. With both games being "major" competitions the athletes have to compete at high to fairly high levels throughout the rounds which takes a toll on their legs, and then being asked to repeat without sufficient downtime and subsequent ramp up training before the next meet.

One would think that Mr. Serrette being a former national athlete himself would understand these things, so given that Bledman said the NAAAs made participation in the PanAms a prerequisite for WC competition is a disappointing surprise. I am sure they will cite that Andre De Grasse didn't complain, but he was competing in his country, and it is yet to be seen what the impact is as he progresses further.

As RC mentioned, forcing Keshorn Walcott (if that indeed was the case) to basically compete while injured as a prerequisite is both derelict and irresponsible to his and his comrades' future.

Anyway, there are both sides to a story so I will reserve my opinion until I hear what the NAAAs have to say in response to his interview.

i don't know if he was forced, merely allowing him to compete was a bad idea IMHO
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: royal on August 22, 2015, 09:18:27 PM
ok unto some good news for today Machel Cedenio 2nd in 44.54 advance to the semi
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 22, 2015, 09:24:31 PM
Rusheen MacDonald (JAM) in 43.93, that track/clock like POS or what?

I'll say it again, with so much talent parity the semis may be so fast, that the final may be underwhelming
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 22, 2015, 09:25:21 PM
Something wrong with the timing.These 400 times I don't believe it
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: 100% Barataria on August 22, 2015, 09:26:32 PM
Sparkle advances too
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 22, 2015, 09:28:04 PM
That clock in that 2nd 400m Heat must have been off.  It did not look much faster than 1st heat.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 22, 2015, 09:29:14 PM
If any of our 400 athlete run full out in the heat . National record gone
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 22, 2015, 09:30:50 PM
No way mc Donald is and under 44 sec sprinter
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 22, 2015, 09:32:16 PM
As Ato say, surprises to come - look with both eyes open
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 22, 2015, 09:33:56 PM
No way mc Donald is and under 44 sec sprinter


And from lane 2 or 3 too
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 22, 2015, 09:52:23 PM
Bonevacia from Netherlands went from a 45.4 PR to 44.7 something wrong  with the second heat timing
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 22, 2015, 09:53:28 PM
Top 6 PR's
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 22, 2015, 09:54:08 PM

All T&T 400m men sprinters make it the semis
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 22, 2015, 09:54:46 PM
No way mc Donald is and under 44 sec sprinter


I dont believe it too and no disrespect to him. The clock had to be off in that race
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 22, 2015, 09:54:51 PM
Quow just off his PB in 44.54 for 2nd ahead of Chris Brown, the relay is looking very interesting - Bahamas, T&T, US, Jamaica
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: royal on August 22, 2015, 10:15:46 PM
18 Runners ran under 45 seconds in the Heats of the Men's 400m.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNEM06_WoAAfldV.png)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: 100% Barataria on August 22, 2015, 10:16:00 PM
Wow, MLA look real comfortable breaking 11 and winning her heat....
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 22, 2015, 10:30:31 PM
Wow, MLA look real comfortable breaking 11 and winning her heat....

Hackett looks DAMN GOOD.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 22, 2015, 10:37:21 PM
Wow, MLA look real comfortable breaking 11 and winning her heat....

Hackett looks DAMN GOOD.

Add Baptiste to that list.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 22, 2015, 10:44:54 PM

All our 400m men and 100m women make it to the semis
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 23, 2015, 01:00:10 AM
Beautiful morning for T&T, especially after the rough start yesterday.

Looking at the start lists, both MLA and KAB stand a very good chance of making it to the final, but they will have to BRING it! KAB has lots in reserve and MLA has apparently cleaned up her arm action a bit, which will definitely help when the pressure is on. I think the semis will be the end of the road for Hackett. She got drawn in the semi of death.

Based on how they looked, Cedenio, Quow and Gordon is how I rank our q-milers. Those heats were absurdly fast and guys were pushed. Cedenio is the only one that truly ran within himself IMO. No start lists as yet, but those semis will be deadly tomorrow. Our guys may very well need to run PB's or close to it.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 01:34:55 AM

^^^ I am rooting for Hackett to run a PB and make final. Sorry my Trini bias in full motion right now. I want my athletes to do well
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 04:15:20 AM
Men's 400m Heat 1 IAAF World Championship Beijing 2015 featuring Machel Cedenio
https://www.youtube.com/v/80sKxZz8g9s


Machel's after race interview with TrackAlerts.

Cedenio 44.54 switches focus #Beijing2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/UuMFRAEHG-o

Machel Cedenio, who ran 44.54 to qualify for the semi-final of the men's 400m, is is looking forward with confidence at the XV IAAF World Championships #Beijing2015.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:16:31 AM
MLA'S HEAT

https://www.youtube.com/v/G-cjdD-8eFA
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:19:05 AM
KAB'S HEAT

https://www.youtube.com/v/uFqQ_NxDwkA
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:22:47 AM
SH'S HEAT

https://www.youtube.com/v/5fyRiIMSA4M
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:26:36 AM
SPARKLE

https://www.youtube.com/v/HCwjBMKE474


Sparkle Mc Knight after race interview with TrackAlerts.

Sparkle Mckinght 55.77 stays positive #Beijing2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/GW-b7YWd17A

Trinidad and Tobago's Sparkle Mckinght, who ran 55.77 to qualify for the semi-final of the women's 400m hurdles, is looking for great things here at the XV IAAF World Championships #Beijing2015.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:27:58 AM
QUOW

https://www.youtube.com/v/sgmfNXhDrx4
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 04:31:04 AM
GORDON

https://www.youtube.com/v/gQscTo-8-tg
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 23, 2015, 04:48:31 AM

^^^ I am rooting for Hackett to run a PB and make final. Sorry my Trini bias in full motion right now. I want my athletes to do well

No doubt
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 05:19:59 AM
SEMIS

https://www.youtube.com/v/7E3I7Tvusnw
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 05:22:55 AM
SEMIS 2/3

https://www.youtube.com/v/L_T2hnBUVMQ
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 05:29:38 AM
SEMI 3/3

https://www.youtube.com/v/XYswjXMa5iE
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 06:19:29 AM

Boy Justin Gatlin looking real dangerous right now. He has every Jamaican heart in dem nervous hands right now   ;D
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 23, 2015, 07:22:02 AM
bolt the greatest
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 23, 2015, 07:25:39 AM
finals

https://www.youtube.com/v/q3h0sadCa10
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: asylumseeker on August 23, 2015, 07:34:49 AM
Positive!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 07:51:08 AM
finals

https://www.youtube.com/v/q3h0sadCa10

Gatlin crumbled under pressure.

If Bolt had gotten a better start, Gatlin would have crumbled even earlier in the race!  ;D

Gatlin just blew the best chance he would ever have of beating Bolt in a Championship final as Bolt is likely to be in better shape next year!

Lets see what happens in the 200m.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 23, 2015, 08:03:42 AM
Playin dead to ketch corbeau alive. What the frig I tell allyuh.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Bitter on August 23, 2015, 08:05:56 AM
Who crying again?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 08:21:38 AM
Who crying again?

Suddenly no post again from Sando Prince.  He is probably in the toilet crying as we speak!   ;)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 09:18:59 AM
Who crying again?

Suddenly no post again from Sando Prince.  He is probably in the toilet crying as we speak!   ;)

I was elsewhere watching how Jamaicans come alive after Bolt win a race for them. Doh worry about Sando Prince he is more concerned about how T&T performance at the World Championships.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 09:20:41 AM
Who crying again?


 ;D I suspect Trinis, since we did not even have an athlete in the final
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 09:25:24 AM

Respect to Jessica Ennis Hill. She delivered for her country. Interesting to see how Britain finish on the medal table

https://www.youtube.com/v/l978A_Nwm6c
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 09:32:23 AM
Allyuh see the Men's 400 Metres Semi-Finals Startlists?!!
Each Semi-Final is almost like a Final by itself when you look at the line-up.

Those who want to make it into the 400m final may need to run 44.low or better in their Semi just to guarantee themself one of the two automatic qualifers spots.

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/semi-final/startlist#resultheader

15TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

400 METRES MEN SEMI-FINAL
FIRST 2 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 2 FASTEST (Q)

HEAT 1 24 AUG 2015 20:05
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   189   Chris BROWN   BAH BAH   44.54   44.40
3   632   Peter MATTHEWS   JAM JAM   44.69   44.69
4   943   Renny QUOW   TTO TTO   44.54   44.53
5   1067   David VERBURG   USA USA   44.41   44.41
6   410   Luguelín SANTOS   DOM DOM   44.56   44.45
7   580   Kirani JAMES   GRN GRN   43.95   43.74
8   216   Kévin BORLÉE   BEL BEL   45.01   44.56
9   1050   Vernon NORWOOD   USA USA   44.44   44.44

HEAT 2 24 AUG 2015 20:13
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   362   Nery BRENES   CRC CRC   44.80   44.65
3   940   Lalonde GORDON   TTO TTO   44.64   44.52
4   520   Rabah YOUSIF   GBR GBR   45.01   45.01
5   631   Rusheen MCDONALD   JAM JAM   43.93   43.93
6   194   Steven GARDINER   BAH BAH   44.27   44.27
7   715   Yousef Ahmed MASRAHI   KSA KSA   43.93   43.93
8   1049   Bryshon NELLUM   USA USA   44.65   44.65
9   243   Isaac MAKWALA   BOT BOT   43.72   43.72

HEAT 3 24 AUG 2015 20:21
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   759   Liemarvin BONEVACIA   NED NED   44.72   44.72
3   204   Michael MATHIEU   BAH BAH   45.00   45.00
4   627   Javon FRANCIS   JAM JAM   44.50   44.50
5   938   Machel CEDENIO   TTO TTO   44.36   44.36
6   1047   LaShawn MERRITT   USA USA   44.36   43.74
7   857   Wayde VAN NIEKERK   RSA RSA   43.96   43.96
8   521   Martyn ROONEY   GBR GBR   44.45   44.45
9   217   Jonathan BORLÉE   BEL BEL   44.67   44.43

I am predicting that Cedenio and Van Niekerk will make it out of Semi-Final 3 as the automatic qualifiers but it’s almost impossible for me to predict who will be the automatic qualifiers from the other two Semis.

Who do you guys predict will make it out of each 400m Semi-final as the first two automatic qualifiers?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 09:34:21 AM
I won't be surprised of all our athletes make 400 final once they give a solid performance in the semis.  Medalling in the final is the REAL challenge
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 09:49:38 AM
And here is the Women's 100 Metres Semi-Finals Startlists!!
Again each Semi-Final is tough and almost like a Final when you look at the line-up.

Those who want to make it into the 100m final may need to run sub 11 or better in their Semi just to guarantee themself one of the two automatic qualifers spots.

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/semi-final/startlist#resultheader

15TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

100 METRES WOMEN
FIRST 2 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 2 FASTEST (Q)

HEAT 1 24 AUG 2015 19:40
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   394   Asha PHILIP   GBR GBR   11.10   11.10
3   252   Yongli WEI   CHN CHN   11.28   11.28
4   637   Blessing OKAGBARE   NGR NGR   10.80   10.79
5   271   Marie-Josee TA LOU   CIV CIV   11.06   11.06
6   510   Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE   JAM JAM   10.74   10.70
7   810   Semoy HACKETT   TTO TTO   11.16   11.04
8   884   English GARDNER   USA USA   10.79   10.79
9   518   Sherone SIMPSON   JAM JAM   10.95   10.82

HEAT 2 24 AUG 2015 19:47
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   301   Ramona PAPAIOANNOU   CYP CYP   11.36   11.36
3   554   Viktoriya ZYABKINA   KAZ KAZ   11.20   11.20
4   865   Tori BOWIE   USA USA   10.81   10.80
5   168   Rosângela SANTOS   BRA BRA   11.04   11.04
6   519   Natasha MORRISON   JAM JAM   11.03   11.03
7   807   Kelly-Ann BAPTISTE   TTO TTO   10.84   10.83
8   771   Mujinga KAMBUNDJI   SUI SUI   11.17   11.17
9   534   Chisato f**kUSHIMA   JPN JPN   11.23   11.21

HEAT 3 24 AUG 2015 19:54
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   923   Jasmine TODD   USA USA   10.92   10.92
3   646   Ezinne OKPARAEBO   NOR NOR   11.12   11.10
4   508   Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN   JAM JAM   10.99   10.76
5   622   Dafne SCHIPPERS   NED NED   10.92   10.92
6   197   Ivet LALOVA-COLLIO   BUL BUL   11.09   10.77
7   806   Michelle-Lee AHYE   TTO TTO   10.97   10.85
8   705   Carina HORN   RSA RSA   11.06   11.06
9   270   Murielle AHOURÉ   CIV CIV   10.81   10.81

I am predicting that KAB and MLA will make it out of their Semi to the Final but Hackett will be less fortunate. If Hackett can run near to her PB in her Semi then that will be a positive satisfactory performance from her which she can take into the 200m which seems to be her stronger event.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 10:33:33 AM
The race of 2015!!

Usain Bolt Wins 9.79 100m Final IAAF World Championship Beijing 2015 (short version)
https://www.youtube.com/v/q3h0sadCa10

Usain Bolt Gold (9.79) Men's 100m Final IAAF World Championships beijing 2015 (long version)
https://www.youtube.com/v/HAXIBwjsOEs

Nice post race interview with Bolt.

WHC 2015 Beijing - Usain Bolt JAM 100m Final Gold
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ab-LnYzVXo0

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt did just enough in 100 metres at the World Championships to defeat Justin Gatlin and take the gold medal at the World Championships here on Sunday #Beijing2015.

Usain Bolt: "I'm a true champion"
https://www.youtube.com/v/OxPCFz6_Qww

Justin Gatlin described his silver medal performance as "bitter sweet" and that "It (race) got away from me in the last 5m" Gatlin was second in 9.80 behind Usain Bolt 9.79 at the XV World Championships #Beijing2015.

Gatlin: "It got away from me in the last 5m"
https://www.youtube.com/v/MBV8kHXZnNE
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 10:35:33 AM

Respect to Jessica Ennis Hill. She delivered for her country. Interesting to see how Britain finish on the medal table

https://www.youtube.com/v/l978A_Nwm6c



https://www.youtube.com/v/HtYpG3_5vHc
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 10:39:18 AM
Men's 400m Hurdles Heat 2 IAAF World Championship Beijing 2015 featuring Jehue Gordon
https://www.youtube.com/v/AwgaTCiCjMU


Nice interview with Jehue regards losing his 400m Hurdles title and hopefully coming back stronger for Rio next year.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Jehue GORDON TTO 400m heat 2
https://www.youtube.com/v/f_iAYCrcS5k
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 10:40:52 AM

Another athlete representing Britain. A man developing into legendary status. If him win next year in Rio give him the 'legend' title.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ooE_WO89Qj8
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 10:48:57 AM
Here is interview with Trini traitor Kerron Clement after his 400m Hurdles Semi-Final.

WHC 2015 Beijing - Kerron Clement USA 400m Hurdles Semi Final 1
https://www.youtube.com/v/MxwAYc_stKk


And here is an interview with Andre De Grasse (another athlete with Trini blood) after winning his bronze in the 100m Final.

WHC 2015 Beijing - Kerron Clement USA 400m Hurdles Semi Final 1
https://www.youtube.com/v/XBLDqkMaQRs
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 23, 2015, 10:53:40 AM
Here is interview with Trini traitor Kerron Clement after his 400m Hurdles Semi-Final.


So called traitor is doing well for USA so far
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 23, 2015, 10:56:23 AM
Allyuh see the Men's 400 Metres Semi-Finals Startlists?!!
Each Semi-Final is almost like a Final by itself when you look at the line-up.

Those who want to make it into the 400m final may need to run 44.low or better in their Semi just to guarantee themself one of the two automatic qualifers spots.

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/semi-final/startlist#resultheader

15TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

400 METRES MEN SEMI-FINAL
FIRST 2 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 2 FASTEST (Q)

HEAT 1 24 AUG 2015 20:05
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   189   Chris BROWN   BAH BAH   44.54   44.40
3   632   Peter MATTHEWS   JAM JAM   44.69   44.69
4   943   Renny QUOW   TTO TTO   44.54   44.53
5   1067   David VERBURG   USA USA   44.41   44.41
6   410   Luguelín SANTOS   DOM DOM   44.56   44.45
7   580   Kirani JAMES   GRN GRN   43.95   43.74
8   216   Kévin BORLÉE   BEL BEL   45.01   44.56
9   1050   Vernon NORWOOD   USA USA   44.44   44.44

HEAT 2 24 AUG 2015 20:13
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   362   Nery BRENES   CRC CRC   44.80   44.65
3   940   Lalonde GORDON   TTO TTO   44.64   44.52
4   520   Rabah YOUSIF   GBR GBR   45.01   45.01
5   631   Rusheen MCDONALD   JAM JAM   43.93   43.93
6   194   Steven GARDINER   BAH BAH   44.27   44.27
7   715   Yousef Ahmed MASRAHI   KSA KSA   43.93   43.93
8   1049   Bryshon NELLUM   USA USA   44.65   44.65
9   243   Isaac MAKWALA   BOT BOT   43.72   43.72

HEAT 3 24 AUG 2015 20:21
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   759   Liemarvin BONEVACIA   NED NED   44.72   44.72
3   204   Michael MATHIEU   BAH BAH   45.00   45.00
4   627   Javon FRANCIS   JAM JAM   44.50   44.50
5   938   Machel CEDENIO   TTO TTO   44.36   44.36
6   1047   LaShawn MERRITT   USA USA   44.36   43.74
7   857   Wayde VAN NIEKERK   RSA RSA   43.96   43.96
8   521   Martyn ROONEY   GBR GBR   44.45   44.45
9   217   Jonathan BORLÉE   BEL BEL   44.67   44.43

I am predicting that Cedenio and Van Niekerk will make it out of Semi-Final 3 as the automatic qualifiers but it’s almost impossible for me to predict who will be the automatic qualifiers from the other two Semis.

Who do you guys predict will make it out of each 400m Semi-final as the first two automatic qualifiers?

Absolute FIRE.. I agree with what you have there. I am predicting that one of the big names will not make the final. Regardless, there will be another talent to replace whoever it is.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 23, 2015, 10:56:45 AM
Here are other interviews with our TTO athletes after their events and getting thru to the next round.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Cleopatra Borel TTO Shot Put Qualification
https://www.youtube.com/v/Zo8NejK-A7o


WHC 2015 Beijing - Sparke McKnight TTO 400m Hurdles Heat 1
https://www.youtube.com/v/o9Z5Kix0onY


WHC 2015 Beijing - Michelle Lee Ahye TTO 100m Heat 3
https://www.youtube.com/v/GjUMRREjAyM


WHC 2015 Beijing - Kelly Ann Baptiste TTO 100m Heat 6
https://www.youtube.com/v/XLXAqi4DtUk


WHC 2015 Beijing - Machel Cedenio TTO 400m Heat 1
https://www.youtube.com/v/6KkFJ2Usp5c


WHC 2015 Beijing - Lalonde Gordon TTO 400m Heat 4
https://www.youtube.com/v/JgB-1st0dBQ


WHC 2015 Beijing - Renny Quow TTO 400m Heat 6
https://www.youtube.com/v/8H537OjSOlE

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Podium target
Ahye leads T&T trio into women’s 100 semis (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150823/sports/podium-target)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 23, 2015, 10:55 pm AST

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SAFELY THROUGH: Trinidad and Tobago's Semoy Hackett, centre, and Ukraine's Olesya Povkh, right,  race in a women's 100m round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China, yesterday. —Photo: AP

“I came here for one purpose and one purpose only. It's to be on that podium.”

Michelle-Lee Ahye was brimming over with confidence after her opening round run in the IAAF World Championship women's 100 metres dash, here in Beijing, China, yesterday. And the Trinidad and Tobago sprint star had good reason, winning heat three in 10.98 seconds, into a 1.2 metres per second headwind.

“I'm actually in shock to see that time,” Ahye told the Express, “because my coach said to execute the first 40 (metres) and then look to see if I'm in a good position. I did that, I shut it down, looked at the time…I was like wow. It just shows I'm in shape and ready to run.”

Ahye runs in the third and final semi-final heat at 7.54 this morning (TT time). Among her rivals in the race will be Jamaica's 2007 100m world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. But Ahye is fully fit again, following a troublesome leg injury, and ready for the challenge.

“After that injury it got me enough rest to build back my body and stuff. I'm good,” Ahye declared, “a hundred per cent healthy.”

Ahye's T&T teammates, Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett will also be on show in the semis. At 7.47am, Baptiste squares off against American Tori Bowie in the second semi. And in the opener, scheduled for 7.40, Hackett takes on Jamaica's defending world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Nigerian Blessing Okagbare.

The top two in each heat will progress to the 9.35am final.

In round one, Baptiste looked very comfortable in winning heat six in 11.13 seconds. The T&T sprint star was also at the Bird's Nest Stadium in 2008, representing T&T at the Olympic Games.

“I have a lot of things in the back of my head. One of them is that I came here in 2008 and didn't do as well as I wanted to, so I'm just embracing the opportunity to compete. For me it's making the final, and once I do that, I feel like everything is possible. Everybody in the eight lanes has an equal chance to run well, so I'm just focused on making it to the final.”

For Baptiste, the experience at the last IAAF World Championships was not a happy one. She left Moscow, Russia in disgrace after it was revealed that she had a positive drug test in April, 2013. After serving a 21-month ban, the Florida-based sprinter returned to competition in February this year.

“Sometimes, because of media, public,” Baptiste told the Express, “it's always going to come up. But for me personally, it's behind me. The way I've performed this year testifies that hard work and training is all I've been doing. Given the unfortunate circumstances, I was in that position, but I feel great knowing I was able to come back, replicate my performances from years past. In that sense, it's completely behind me.”

Hackett is also enjoying a successful comeback season on the heels of a drug ban. She returned to the track in June, following a 28-month suspension.

In heat five, yesterday, Hackett clocked 11.16 seconds, equalling her season's best and securing second spot in the race, behind Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers (11.01).

“I don't feel much pressure,” Hackett told the Express. “I think the 200 is my better shot, but I didn't want to go straight into the 200, so I said let me try the 100, see how I feel, and then it would probably pump my esteem to go into the 200.”

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Perfect 400
Cedenio, Quow, Lalonde, McKnight in semis (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150823/sports/perfect-400)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 23, 2015, 10:40 pm AST

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AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER: Lalonde Gordon, right, during his men's 400 metres preliminary round heat at the IAAF World Championships, in Beijing, China, yesterday. Gordon finished third. —Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Trinidad and Tobago scored a perfect three from three in the first round of the IAAF World Championship men's 400 metres event, at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday.

Machel Cedenio, Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon all advanced to the semi-final round, and will be back on the track today, bidding for championship race lanes.

Cedenio did not expect to run as fast as he did in the opening round. He had no choice, however, but to turn it on coming home. Trailing the heat one front-runners at the top of the straight, the 19-year-old's customary strong finish propelled him into second spot in 44.54 seconds. American David Verburg won in 44.43.

“I was surprised,” Cedenio told the Express. “Normally first round is 45. I actually ran my second fastest time in the prelims.”

The 2014 world junior champion was even more surprised by what happened in heat two. He paused during the interview to enquire about the time that had been clocked. Both the winner, Saudi Arabia's Yousef Ahmed Masrahi and second-placed Rusheen McDonald of Jamaica ran 43.93.

“Yuh lie,” Cedenio exclaimed in disbelief. “Just crazy. It's a fast track.”

Sporting a lot of facial hair, yesterday, the Florida-based quarter-miler explained his reason for not shaving.

“I just try to keep it rough to know that I'm coming out here to war.”

If the first round times are anything to go by, Wednesday's one-lap final could well be the ultimate athletics battlefield.

Like Cedenio, Quow was pushed to the second fastest time of his career in his opening outing. Running in the sixth and final heat, the 2009 World Championship bronze medallist finished second in 44.54 seconds, behind South Africa's Wayde van Niekirk (44.42).

“I thought it would have been a little bit slower,” said Quow.”

In a repeat of the 2012 Olympic final result, Gordon was third in heat four. The London Games bronze medallist clocked 44.97 seconds to trail Grenadian Olympic champion Kirani James (44.56) and Dominican Republic's silver medallist Luguelin Santos (44.62).

Gordon told the Express he was satisfied with his first round effort.

“I ain't run in two weeks, so I was a little rusty this morning, but it was a good run. Right now the confidence is high. Just try and make the final, and once I'm in anything could happen.”

In order to face the starter in the championship race, Gordon must successfully negotiate the second of three semi-final heats. At 8.13am, he will do battle with Masrahi, McDonald and another sub-44 quarter-miler, Botswana's Isaac Makwala.

Quow will be on the track at 8.05, taking on James, Santos and Verburg in heat one.

And at 8.21, in heat three, Cedenio tackles reigning world champion LaShawn Merritt of the United States, as well as van Niekirk and Jamaica's Javon Francis.

Only the top two in each heat will advance automatically to the final.

Coming off the final bend in the opening women's 400m hurdles first round heat, Sparkle McKnight was well-placed to challenge for one of the four automatic qualifying berths up for grabs. And qualify she did, the T&T athlete finishing second in 55.77 seconds. Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer won the race in 55.03, while third spot went to Sweden's Elise Malmberg (55.97).

McKnight, who clocked a personal best 55.41 seconds in seizing silver at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in Costa Rica earlier this month, was pleased with yesterday's run.

“I felt comfortable. I kept saying in my head, 'Sparkle just be patient, just be patient, don't focus on anybody else in your race and bring it home'.”

McKnight has come on strong in recent weeks, finishing fifth at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, and following up with the NACAC silver.

“What has accounted for that is my daughter most of all. I had a lot of obstacles this year, and yes it's now pulling through for me, but the beginning of the year I wanted to give up. Friends, family told me not to, so I'm really blessed to be here.”

At 7.18 this morning (TT time), McKnight will face the starter in the second of three semi-final heats.

“I really don't have any goal. I just want to take it round by round, execute the best way I can, the best way my coach told me to, and the results would come.”

A top-two finish in her semi-final would earn McKnight an automatic berth in the championship race.

Meanwhile, Keshorn Walcott is hoping for precious metal here in Beijing. The reigning Olympic men's javelin champion has thrown 90.16 metres this season, and seems set to be a medal contender.

But before Walcott can think about challenging for a podium finish in Wednesday's final, he must successfully negotiate today's qualifying competition. He will be the 10th man to throw in Group “A”.

The immediate target for Walcott is the 83.00m automatic qualifying distance. It may seem a simple enough task for the 90-metre man, but the 22-year-old Toco field athlete is nursing an ankle injury which limited him to an 83.27m golden throw at the Pan Am Games.

If he is able to compete unhampered by the injury, Walcott should enjoy a comfortable passage to the final.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 23, 2015, 11:03:08 AM
 :worried:
And here is the Women's 100 Metres Semi-Finals Startlists!!
Again each Semi-Final is tough and almost like a Final when you look at the line-up.

Those who want to make it into the 100m final may need to run sub 11 or better in their Semi just to guarantee themself one of the two automatic qualifers spots.

http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/semi-final/startlist#resultheader

15TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

100 METRES WOMEN
FIRST 2 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 2 FASTEST (Q)

HEAT 1 24 AUG 2015 19:40
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   394   Asha PHILIP   GBR GBR   11.10   11.10
3   252   Yongli WEI   CHN CHN   11.28   11.28
4   637   Blessing OKAGBARE   NGR NGR   10.80   10.79
5   271   Marie-Josee TA LOU   CIV CIV   11.06   11.06
6   510   Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE   JAM JAM   10.74   10.70
7   810   Semoy HACKETT   TTO TTO   11.16   11.04
8   884   English GARDNER   USA USA   10.79   10.79
9   518   Sherone SIMPSON   JAM JAM   10.95   10.82

HEAT 2 24 AUG 2015 19:47
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   301   Ramona PAPAIOANNOU   CYP CYP   11.36   11.36
3   554   Viktoriya ZYABKINA   KAZ KAZ   11.20   11.20
4   865   Tori BOWIE   USA USA   10.81   10.80
5   168   Rosângela SANTOS   BRA BRA   11.04   11.04
6   519   Natasha MORRISON   JAM JAM   11.03   11.03
7   807   Kelly-Ann BAPTISTE   TTO TTO   10.84   10.83
8   771   Mujinga KAMBUNDJI   SUI SUI   11.17   11.17
9   534   Chisato f**kUSHIMA   JPN JPN   11.23   11.21

HEAT 3 24 AUG 2015 19:54
ORDER / LANE   BIB   ATHLETE   COUNTRY   SB 2015   PB

2   923   Jasmine TODD   USA USA   10.92   10.92
3   646   Ezinne OKPARAEBO   NOR NOR   11.12   11.10
4   508   Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN   JAM JAM   10.99   10.76
5   622   Dafne SCHIPPERS   NED NED   10.92   10.92
6   197   Ivet LALOVA-COLLIO   BUL BUL   11.09   10.77
7   806   Michelle-Lee AHYE   TTO TTO   10.97   10.85
8   705   Carina HORN   RSA RSA   11.06   11.06
9   270   Murielle AHOURÉ   CIV CIV   10.81   10.81

I am predicting that KAB and MLA will make it out of their Semi to the Final but Hackett will be less fortunate. If Hackett can run near to her PB in her Semi then that will be a positive satisfactory performance from her which she can take into the 200m which seems to be her stronger event.

Yes. Both stand a good chance of making the final. Hackett needs her first sub 11 to make it out of that heat.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 23, 2015, 02:17:11 PM
Allyuh see the Men's 400 Metres Semi-Finals Startlists?!!
Each Semi-Final is almost like a Final by itself when you look at the line-up.

Those who want to make it into the 400m final may need to run 44.low or better in their Semi just to guarantee themself one of the two automatic qualifers spots.

Absolute FIRE.. I agree with what you have there. I am predicting that one of the big names will not make the final. Regardless, there will be another talent to replace whoever it is.

I am still going with Merritt and James to make the finals and be the favorites, they have not "blown their wad" to make the semis due to smarter control of the pace in their heats, not making it a time trial. Though Merritt has not been a force early in the season under a new coach, he has progressed slowly but steadily. James has not shown his cards as yet.

Our fellas have not tried to show off either, deciding to take the lesser placings into the semis. I will even go out on a limb to predict that neither Masrahi , Makwala, nor McDonald will not make the finals. Cedenio will have to get out just a bit faster and not leave himself too much as that only works with 44.5-45.5 men, plus he will be spent in the finals if he has to rely on those heroics again.

The finals and the medals will be reserved for the seasoned and the fittest. So if van Niekerk wants to bust a sub-44 to make the final don't expect to see him amongst the medallists.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 23, 2015, 08:20:42 PM
Oi Ato, yuh curry or stew that crow before yuh eat it ?? ;D
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 24, 2015, 04:47:08 AM

Important day for the athletes from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Keshorn will be in action first.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 24, 2015, 05:45:56 AM

Not mad at Semoy Hackett. She ran a season best of 11.13 despite not finishing top two for automatic final qualification.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 24, 2015, 05:59:28 AM

Not mad at Semoy Hackett. She ran a season best of 11.13 despite not finishing top two for automatic final qualification.

A good effort from her, but none advancement not unexpected. KAB is through comfortably. MLA didn't get as good a start as yesterday, but still makes it through as a fastest loser. Brilliant stuff girls.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 24, 2015, 06:13:28 AM
End of the road for Keshorn this morning.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 24, 2015, 06:19:51 AM
Gordon better go and say some prayers. He has the last "fastest loser" spot right now, with one more semi to come.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: 100% Barataria on August 24, 2015, 06:29:22 AM
Gordon better go and say some prayers. He has the last "fastest loser" spot right now, with one more semi to come.

GBR Rabah and Cedenio in it as 2 fastest losers
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 24, 2015, 06:30:52 AM
Cedenio bumps Gordon from the last spot.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 24, 2015, 06:59:05 AM

Keep in mind Cedenio is only 19 years old. I expect great tingz from him in the future.

For him to make the final is a really good start!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 24, 2015, 07:55:12 AM
Well done girls. Our 4x1 is STRONG!!!!!

FINAL
 24/08/2015  07:35 (21:35 LOCAL TIME)
 VIEW PHOTO FINISH
POS   BIB   ATHLETE   MARK   DETAIL   REACTION TIME
1   510   Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE<<<<< She's ah don!!!!
JAM
10.76      0.161

2   622   Dafne SCHIPPERS
NED
10.81   NR   0.129
3   865   Tori BOWIE
USA
10.86      0.153
4   508   Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN
JAM
10.91      0.137
5   806   Michelle-Lee AHYE
TTO
10.98      0.145
6   807   Kelly-Ann BAPTISTE
TTO
11.01      0.127

7   519   Natasha MORRISON
JAM
11.02      0.200
8   637   Blessing OKAGBARE
NGR
11.02      0.185
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 24, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
SAFP was not to be beaten this year. Reigns supreme, the Serena Williams of the 100m.

I'm happy our ladies made it to the final, KAB after two years off and still made the final hopefully she is one of the folks switching to Ato. MLA has so much more potential and needs the right coach we've said it a million times. Overall well done ladies.

4x1 looks solid...
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 24, 2015, 08:28:09 AM
Blessing is becoming the Asafa Powell of the ladies. Vast amounts of potential but mentally frail in finals.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 24, 2015, 08:38:50 AM
 Good performances by all the 400 m Runners hopefully with a days rest Cedeno maybe able to improve and me have an outside chance of a medal. lendore and  Solomon will have to race for placing the final of the 4x4 . With this year's performances and the prospect of Lendore returning to form next year very clear selection criteria will need to be in place for the National Championships to ensure that there is no controversy when the team selected for the Olympics
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 24, 2015, 09:15:21 AM
Very good performances by our athletes, they gave their best "under the circumstances".

TTOC and NAAAs on the other hand, admit and correct your faulty strategy to send the entire WC team to PanAms, and expect them to improve with such a short turnaround. While this may have worked had there been 2 months between games, it seems to have failed here.

The upside/gamble may have been fine-tuning, but that may be applicable to a subset of athletes in need of races/competition. With such a short timeframe all you got them were injuries/niggles without enough time to recuperate.

Where each athlete is in their final preparations needs to be taken into account - (i) do they need the competition, (ii) are they coming off of injuries, (iii) are they still in final training sessions that need not be disrupted.

I wonder if the powers at hand consulted with the various coaches or just mandated participation in PanAms as a prerequisite to WCs.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 24, 2015, 11:05:35 AM
Very good performances by our athletes, they gave their best "under the circumstances".

TTOC and NAAAs on the other hand, admit and correct your faulty strategy to send the entire WC team to PanAms, and expect them to improve with such a short turnaround. While this may have worked had there been 2 months between games, it seems to have failed here.

The upside/gamble may have been fine-tuning, but that may be applicable to a subset of athletes in need of races/competition. With such a short timeframe all you got them were injuries/niggles without enough time to recuperate.

Where each athlete is in their final preparations needs to be taken into account - (i) do they need the competition, (ii) are they coming off of injuries, (iii) are they still in final training sessions that need not be disrupted.

I wonder if the powers at hand consulted with the various coaches or just mandated participation in PanAms as a prerequisite to WCs.

Keston Bledman's comments in this post race interview should answer your question:

Bleadman describes early exit as "shameful" #Beijing2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/HziJNCmP_oU
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 24, 2015, 03:16:16 PM
QUOW

https://www.youtube.com/v/gbOagaw7Jxs
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 24, 2015, 03:17:10 PM
CEDENIO

https://www.youtube.com/v/d5obG2hIzZc
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 24, 2015, 03:19:50 PM
GORDON

https://www.youtube.com/v/kdqLE4IgPYU
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 24, 2015, 07:59:07 PM

You just have to respect this

Quote
In the Women's Triple Jump, Caterine Ibarguen (COLOMBIA) defends her 2013 title with a win today at 14.90 meters, .10 better than 2013

https://www.youtube.com/v/jcv3LHzk72Q
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 24, 2015, 08:54:33 PM
Ladies are strong. Perhaps maybe even Silver in the 4x100? Gardner is off her pace. I think silver is not out of reach.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 24, 2015, 10:39:04 PM
Note that the 4 women ahead of KAB and MLA are all solid 200m runners with PB's all below 22.2, seasons bests of 22.3x or lower barring VCB who I'm sure is now running faster than 22.61.

Neither KAB or MLA have run near that so in a way if they can get near at least 22.3 region they will be in a solid place to contend for the medals.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 25, 2015, 07:52:54 AM
Note that the 4 women ahead of KAB and MLA are all solid 200m runners with PB's all below 22.2, seasons bests of 22.3x or lower barring VCB who I'm sure is now running faster than 22.61.

Neither KAB or MLA have run near that so in a way if they can get near at least 22.3 region they will be in a solid place to contend for the medals.

Good analysis Trini.. But too bad KAB and MLA are not running the 200m

I think Semoy will make the final.
Title: HISTORIC FINAL ...Ahye 5th, Baptiste 6th in century
Post by: Socapro on August 25, 2015, 09:28:04 AM
Note that the 4 women ahead of KAB and MLA are all solid 200m runners with PB's all below 22.2, seasons bests of 22.3x or lower barring VCB who I'm sure is now running faster than 22.61.

Neither KAB or MLA have run near that so in a way if they can get near at least 22.3 region they will be in a solid place to contend for the medals.
Note that the 4 women ahead of KAB and MLA are all solid 200m runners with PB's all below 22.2, seasons bests of 22.3x or lower barring VCB who I'm sure is now running faster than 22.61.

Neither KAB or MLA have run near that so in a way if they can get near at least 22.3 region they will be in a solid place to contend for the medals.

Good analysis Trini.. But too bad KAB and MLA are not running the 200m

I think Semoy will make the final.

Neither KAB nor MLA contested the 200m at Senior Trials which is the main reason why they are not running the 200m at World's.

Hopefully next year they will both be fit enough and willing to contest both the 100m and 200m at Senior Trials and our top male 100m sprinters like Bledman and Thompson need to do the same.

It is now obvious that most of the top 100m sprinters in the world also regularly run the 200m.

I believe the 200m helps athletes run a better 100m by increasing their speed endurance while the 100m helps 200m specialists by helping them to increase their top end speed. Athletes who regularly do the double are normally stronger at their individual specialist event than athletes who don't regularly do the double.
The evidence is there for all our TTO sprinters to see if they are serious about medalling at these major World class track & field meets.

The moral of the story is that our 100m sprinters need to stop avoiding running the 200m and our 200m sprinters need to run more 100's. If they continue to avoid this then they will continue to struggle to medal at the highest level even if they make the Finals.

Saying that both MLA and KAB ran commendably well in the World's 100m final considering injuries and other problems they had to overcome this season. Hopefully for Rio next year they can both address the issue of running more 200's which will only strengthen their 100m performances and help them to lower their PB's. We also need to pray that none of our top athletes suffer major injuries next season as they prepare for Rio.

The right nutrition, proper training facilities, coaching and support is also required to help our athletes perform at their very best in addition to wise meet selection and event management.
All meets outside of National Trials, World Champs and Olympics should be viewed as optional for our TTO athletes especially if they can negatively impact on an athlete'ss preparation with their coach for their biggest international meet of the year. The NAAA's should not be forcing athletes to take part in meets that can negatively affect their preparartion for the year's biggest international meet.

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HISTORIC FINAL
Ahye 5th, Baptiste 6th in century (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150824/sports/historic-final)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 24, 2015, 10:01 pm AST

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SPEED!: Michelle-Lee Ahye, right, competes in the IAAF World Championship women's 100 metres final in Beijing, China, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter finished fifth in 10.98 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, left, celebrates victory in the race. Her Jamaica teammate, Veronica Campbell-Brown, centre, was fourth. —Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Michelle-Lee Ahye and Kelly-Ann Baptiste combined for 11 seconds of history at the Bird's Nest Stadium, here in Beijing, China, yesterday.

For the very first time, two female athletes from Trinidad and Tobago appeared in the same IAAF World Championship final. Ahye clocked 10.98 seconds to grab fifth spot in the women's 100 metres championship race, finishing just ahead of Baptiste, who got home in 11.01 for sixth.

The significance of the statistic was not lost on Ahye.

“Me and Kelly-Ann in that final, it was epic.”

Ahye and Baptiste became only the second T&T pair to compete in the same final at the global meet. At the 2009 Championships, in Berlin, Germany, Richard “Torpedo” Thompson and Marc Burns were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the men's 100m dash.

Yesterday, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stormed to victory in 10.76 seconds for her third IAAF World Championship women's 100m title. The Jamaican sprint great pointed to the sky as she crossed the line. Dafne Schippers also had reason to celebrate, the Dutch sprinter capturing silver in a national record time of 10.81. American Torie Bowie, meanwhile, clocked 10.86 to claim bronze, ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.91).

In the semi-final round, Baptiste finished second in heat two in 10.90 seconds to advance automatically to the final, while Ahye clocked a season's best 10.97 for third spot in heat three and a championship race berth as a “fastest loser”. The third T&T sprinter, Semoy Hackett was eliminated after finishing fifth in the opening heat in 11.13.

Baptiste did not race for the entire 2014 season, a 21-month doping ban forcing her out of competition until early this year. The 28-year-old sprinter told the Express it was very satisfying to reach the World Championship final in her comeback season.

“I went out there believing anything could happen, that I could have possibly gotten a medal or won, but it wasn't fate for me today. But I'm really excited. It was a rough season because of me not racing last year, so coming here and running three rounds was my body getting back into the groove of things. I feel proud of my performance. It's really big for me to come here and make the final.

“My semi-final run,” Baptiste continued, “took a little bit out of me, but I'm still very happy with my place. Sometimes, your body feels a certain way but mentally you try to tough it out. But I could definitely tell in my warm-up for the final that I was a little bit tired. I shook it off and I figured I might as well go for it.”

For Baptiste, yesterday's 100m final was not a new experience. She bagged bronze in the event at the 2011 World Championships, and finished sixth in the 2012 Olympic century final. Twenty-three-year-old Ahye, on the other hand, had never before appeared in a major global outdoor final.

“I'm happy for Michelle,” said Baptiste, “and I'm happy that Trinidad and Tobago's women's sprinting is in the mix, is on the scene.”

Ahye was hoping for a podium finish in yesterday's final.

“I'm satisfied,” she told the Express, “but I was looking to do better than that. But it's my first time. I have plenty more to come, so I'm not worried about it.

“We're definitely going to be on that podium for the 4x1,” Ahye declared. “Turn up time now!”

Hackett was not a finalist yesterday, but was buoyed by her season's best 11.13 semi-final clocking.

“The faster I go in the 100 normally boosts my confidence for the 200, and I'm satisfied with what I've produced so far. Hopefully in the 200 I'm able to execute a proper race and make the final.”

If she does make it to the championship round, Hackett would join Ahye and Baptiste in the T&T history books, for never before has a T&T athlete run in a women's half-lap final at the IAAF World Championships.

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Cedenio in 400 final
Walcott bows out early (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150824/sports/cedenio-in-400-final)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 24, 2015, 8:16 pm AST

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Machel Cedenio at start of 400m in Beijing 2015

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ELIMINATED: Keshorn Walcott competes in the men’s javelin qualifying competition at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. The 2012 Olympic champion did not qualify for the final. -Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Machel Cedenio became the youngest Trinidad and Tobago athlete to qualify for an IAAF World Championship 400 metres final when he clocked 44.64 seconds for third spot in the third and final semi-final heat at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday.

Nineteen-year-old Cedenio changed his race tactics for the semis, going out harder than usual in order to stay in close touch with his rivals. He did just that, coming off the final turn close to the front. But there was a cost involved. The 2014 world junior champion lacked his usual finishing power, and had to settle for third spot in the heat, behind South African Wayde van Niekirk and (44.31) and defending champion LaShawn Merritt (44.34) of the United States.

Cedenio had given his all, and was totally exhausted. He lay flat on the ground in the interview area, before rising to his feet to speak to the Express. As a third-place finisher, he did not advance automatically to the men's one-lap final.

On hearing news of his qualification as one of two “fastest losers”, Cedenio gave this response: “I did? Fuh real? Yuh Lie?”

There was relief in the young man's voice. The hard work that had him on his back moments before was not in vain.

“It was a hard heat, probably the hardest heat out there. But I went out and just gave it my all, and I'm in the final. I'll just focus on my final and see what happens.”

Cedenio said he might have to revisit his tactics ahead of tomorrow's championship race.

“I probably should go back to what I'm accustomed doing, but I'm going to listen to my coach and trust what he says.”

Before the third semi-final, another T&T quarter-miler, Lalonde Gordon was poised to get into the final as the second of the two “fastest losers” after earning fourth spot in heat two in 44.70 seconds. But he was nudged out by Cedenio for the eighth and final championship race berth, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist finishing ninth overall.

“I didn't run smart at all,” a disappointed Gordon told the Express. “I'm not satisfied.”

Renny Quow was also nudged out by Cedenio…as T&T's youngest ever World Championship 400m finalist. Quow was 21 when he captured bronze at the 2009 edition of the meet in Berlin, Germany. Here in Beijing, however, he was eliminated at the semi-final stage, finishing fifth in heat one in 44.98 seconds.

Quow, who ran in lane four, told the Express he had been hoping for a different lane draw.

“This type of track, the race is out in front in those outer lanes, nine, eight, seven, six. These are the best lanes to get on this particular track because it's such a wide corner. I wish I had a better lane so I could have done something because I ran pretty well. I just kind of tied up in the end and it cost me.”

Keshorn Walcott is the reigning Olympic men's javelin champion. He has not had any luck, though, at the IAAF World Championships. On debut, back in 2013, the T&T thrower was 18th in the qualifying competition with a 78.78 metres throw. Things got worse yesterday, Walcott landing the spear 76.83m to finish 13th in Group “A” and 26th overall. The top 12 throwers progressed to the final.

Walcott had been struggling with an injury ahead of the World Championships, but told the Express his troublesome ankle was not to blame for his early elimination.

“It was just a bad competition for me. I expected better. I had some good training after recovering from my ankle, so I was expecting to do much better but I guess luck wasn't on my side today. I didn't feel bad in my technique, but the distance just wasn't coming.

“The World Championship doesn't seem to be my thing. The second time around and same result. I have been throwing really good in training, so maybe it's the lack of competition after the injury. I guess I just have to move on.”

Sparkle McKnight's Beijing 2015 campaign ended in the semi-final round of the women's 400m hurdles. The T&T athlete finished fifth in heat two in 56.21 seconds. She had run faster in the opening round, getting home in 55.77 for second spot in heat one.

“I didn't have as much control of the race,” McKnight told the Express, “as I did in the first round, knowing it was the semi-final, knowing I had more competition, knowing I had more at stake. I think that played a big part in my time.

“I have a lot of work to put in,” she continued. “My love for the sport is growing every day, and I'm ready to put in the work to do what I have to do to make it to the Olympic final next year.”

Kyle Greaux will be in action for T&T at 8.12 this morning (TT time) in the seventh and final men's 200m first round heat. And late tonight, Mikel Thomas runs in the opening round of the men's 110m hurdles.

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Ankle injury not to be blamed, says Walcott (http://ankle-injury-not-be-blamed-says-walcott)
Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (T&T Guardian)

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Keshorn Walcott about to start training session in Finland.

BEIJING—Reigning Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott is suggesting that an ankle injury is not to be blamed for his elimination from the Javelin event at the World Championships on Monday.
 
 Walcott was eliminated after placing 26th out of 33 competitors, managing only two legal throws, 75.16 metres and 76.83, his best effort.
 
“I just went out there, tried to perform well but it was just a bad competition,” said the Trinidadian athlete who set three new records for 2015.
 
“No other explanation, just a bad competition. Of course, I expected better throws but I do not know what was going on.”
 
Walcott, 22, entered the championships as one of the pre-event favourites with a personal and season best of 90.16m. However he has been battling an ankle injury which he said did not hamper his performance.
 
“The distances were way off and you can see the results,” he said. “There was a lack of competition for me since my ankle injury but my ankle held up good today and I am thanking God for that.  But I would have to say it was a bad competition because I was really out of it”. Walcott says he is considering ending his season to allow his ankle injury to completely heal in time for the next season.
 
“So I just have to go back and continue working on it because I do not want to start back training with any problems. I think I am going to call the season there, and continue working on my ankle,” said Walcott. (CMC)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 25, 2015, 11:15:37 AM
I'm extremely proud of them. They have shown that they too like our men's sprint team can perform at the highest level.

Like you said Soca they have both gone through so much! MLA a grade II strain, and KAB coming back after not competing in so long but yet both make the finals. That is a testament to their talent.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 25, 2015, 11:45:21 AM
I'm extremely proud of them. They have shown that they too like our men's sprint team can perform at the highest level.

Like you said Soca they have both gone through so much! MLA a grade II strain, and KAB coming back after not competing in so long but yet both make the finals. That is a testament to their talent.

Indeed. People don't realize how much of an accomplishment it is to make a World Champs final after suffering a grade II. Michelle have real metal. Give her one year without injuries, and she will dethrone the great Shelly - ann.

KAB made the final after serving a 2 year ban. Huge accomplishment!!!

SH also served 2 years. She keeps getting better each race. Bold prediction .. Semoy will be in the 200m final. If conditions are right, NR for sure. She will need about 22.2 to medal.

The ladies have performed WELL considering all of the adversity they have been facing.

They will run under 42 in the 4x100. Might even snatch a Silver medal.


Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 25, 2015, 03:27:10 PM
Keshorn Walcott after failing to qualify for the final round

https://www.youtube.com/v/w5hZTRLWif8
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 25, 2015, 03:29:45 PM
I'm extremely proud of them. They have shown that they too like our men's sprint team can perform at the highest level.

Like you said Soca they have both gone through so much! MLA a grade II strain, and KAB coming back after not competing in so long but yet both make the finals. That is a testament to their talent.

I am waiting until the end of the Championship to assess T&T performance.  I understand we had to battle injuries this year but I am still disappointed in a few individuals
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 25, 2015, 09:23:48 PM
AH DONT WANT TO HEAR NO EXCUSES FOR WHAT I JUST SEE FROM MEKEIL THOMAS

what ah damn shame!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 25, 2015, 09:56:43 PM
What happened?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 25, 2015, 10:17:32 PM
What happened?

https://www.youtube.com/v/USAcLDAeoi8
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 25, 2015, 11:46:03 PM
What happened?

https://www.youtube.com/v/USAcLDAeoi8

It happens. Can't fault him for what happened, he ran a PB and won us a silver medal in the PanAms, so his determination is not in question.
It will serve to make him hungry for next year's OG, maybe just as Crawford when he was disappointed when he pulled up the '72 OG finals.

On that note this T&T team needs a collective bush bath and some serious novenas to serve them for the rest of these games. Amen.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 26, 2015, 08:23:11 AM
Well, as I suspected the seasoned athletes (Merritt and James) made up the podium places, with Santos close behind in 4th.

Van Niekerk is the new find and proved he can run fast throughout the 3 rounds and has my respect.

The showmen (Makwala and Masrahi) faultered as I expected having run themselves out of contention too early.

Our horse Cedenio should count this as invaluable experience upon which to build for next year. I remember when he placed 4th in the World Youths in France and steadily improved to place then medal/win at successive WJCs. He and his coach need to find that balance between speed, race pace, and his strong finish to maximize his potential. I am sure he will come away with valuable knowledge about strategy and tactics in running rounds, getting better lane draws, and running his best IN THE FINALS (look at Merritt).

On to the relays!!
Title: GREATEST 400 ...Cedenio 7th; van Niekerk golden in 43.48
Post by: Socapro on August 26, 2015, 09:34:28 AM
Well, as I suspected the seasoned athletes (Merritt and James) made up the podium places, with Santos close behind in 4th.

Van Niekerk is the new find and proved he can run fast throughout the 3 rounds and has my respect.

The showmen (Makwala and Masrahi) faultered as I expected having run themselves out of contention too early.

Our horse Cedenio should count this as invaluable experience upon which to build for next year. I remember when he placed 4th in the World Youths in France and steadily improved to place then medal/win at successive WJCs. He and his coach need to find that balance between speed, race pace, and his strong finish to maximize his potential. I am sure he will come away with valuable knowledge about strategy and tactics in running rounds, getting better lane draws, and running his best IN THE FINALS (look at Merritt).

On to the relays!!
:beermug:

400m final in Beijing Analysis by Michael Johnson
https://www.youtube.com/v/AaF1XT4DpcE

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GREATEST 400
Cedenio 7th; van Niekerk golden in 43.48 (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150826/sports/greatest-400)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 26, 2015, 10:37 pm AST

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ONE-LAP FINALIST: Machel Cedenio runs in the men's 400 metres final at the IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China, yesterday. He finished seventh in 45.06 seconds.
—Photo: @GETTY IMAGES


The greatest 400 metres race in history was contested at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, last night, and Machel Cedenio was part of it. The 19-year-old Trinidad and Tobago quarter-miler finished seventh in the IAAF World Championship men's one-lap final in 45.06 seconds.

At the front of the race, the times were lightning fast, South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk leading the pack home with a golden run of 43.48 seconds, a new African record. LaShawn Merritt was dethroned, but there was a silver lining, the American claiming the runner-up spot in a personal best 43.65. And Grenada's reigning Olympic champion Kirani James clocked an impressive 43.78 for bronze in the event.

Never before had three men dived under 44 seconds in the same race. Van Niekerk, who needed medical attention as he recovered from his huge championship race effort, is now fourth on the all-time world performance list, behind a trio of Americans, world record holder Michael Johnson (43.18), Butch Reynolds (43.29) and Jeremy Wariner (43.45).

“Being one of the fastest 400s in history,” Cedenio told the Express, “I'm happy I was a part of it. Those times showed me the possibilities. It could be my turn next.”

Drawn in lane two for the final, Cedenio was always going to find the going tough in his bid for a podium finish. It turned out to be even tougher than he could have anticipated. Coming off the final turn, the reigning World junior champion was way off the pace and unable to challenge the front-runners.

“I still thank God to be part of history,” said Cedenio. “My first major senior 400 and I got to the final.”

Progressing to the championship round took a lot out of Cedenio's legs, hampering his chances in the grand finale. He clocked 44.54 seconds in Sunday's first round and 44.64 in Monday's semis to take his sub-45 career total to six—all recorded this season.

Cedenio was unable to recover sufficiently to notch number seven in the final. But, all things being equal, there will be many more 44-point runs in his career. And with a personal best of 44.36 seconds to his name, 43-point at some stage seems a likelihood as well.

The next major global assignment for Cedenio is Rio 2016. The youngest man in yesterday's World Championship one-lap final knows he will have to contend with van Niekerk, Merritt and James at the Olympics, not to mention Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, who was fourth yesterday in a personal best 44.11 seconds.

“I'm not giving up without giving it a fight,” said Cedenio. “The plan is to stay focused, train hard and hopefully I'll be on the podium.”

With six men producing 43-point 400s this season, membership in the sub-44 club sooner rather than later could well be a requirement for Cedenio's Olympic medal quest.

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Screeching halt!
Grateful Thomas out at first hurdle (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150826/sports/screeching-halt)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 26, 2015, 10:23 pm AST

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COURAGEOUS: Mikel Thomas goes over a barrier during his IAAF World Championship men's 110 metres hurdles first-round heat, at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, yesterday. Thomas fell after hitting the first hurdle, but got up and finished the race. —Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Mikel Thomas looked skywards as he crossed the finish line at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday.

But the Trinidad and Tobago athlete's acknowledgement of God at the end of his IAAF World Championship men's 110 metres hurdles first-round heat had nothing to do with victory or a fast time.

After hitting the first hurdle hard, Thomas stumbled and fell into barrier number two. He lay flat on his chest, but with hopes of advan­cing to the semi-final round dashed, he courageously lifted himself off the Mondo track and proceeded to go over the remaining hurdles.

The 2015 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) champion crossed the line eighth, and last, in 22.71 seconds, more than nine seconds slower than the 13.17 national record that had earned him silver at last month's Pan American Games.

Having crashed into the second hurdle hands first, Thomas was subsequently disqualified from heat one under rule 168.7(b): “An athlete shall be disqualified, if in the opinion of the referee, he deliberately knocks down any hurdle.”

Thomas told the Express though his World Champion­ship campaign promised much before coming to a screeching halt yesterday, he was indeed a grateful man.

“Last year this time, I was homeless. I came back with a full heart, in the right place. I wasn't chasing any money, I wasn't chasing any fame. I was doing it for the love of sport, and it has been the most consistent and fruitful year. It's been a blessing. But I feel this is just the precedent for some greater things to come.

“Now I know what it's like to be a champion, now I know what it's like to compete at the highest stage and medal. I brought Trinidad and Tobago three medals this year. I never even made a final (before), and I gave them three. I'm honoured, and I know there's more in store.”

In addition to his NACAC gold, in a meet record time of 13.23 seconds, and the Pan Am silver, Thomas was part of the 4x100m squad that bagged bronze at the Pan Am meet. He ran in the qualifying round, but made way for Keston Bledman in the final.

Gold, silver and bronze for Thomas at Pan Am and NACAC. There would be no precious metal, however, at the World Championships for the 27-year-old sprint hurdler.

“That's part of the hurdles, man. Stuff like this happens. It's not what we want. It's been a great season leading up into here. I was ready but it's just not for me, today. Still very grateful for all the support that has come for this year. We've done ama­zing things for Trinidad and Tobago.

“My heart is full and, of course, severely disappointed. No one wants to fall, but many greats have fallen before me, and that's the mark of a hurdles champion. You rise. Seven times fall, eight times rise. God's not finished. We'll be back. I feel physically at my best. If granted another opportunity to race, whether Diamond League or one of the other meets in Europe, I'll rock it. I promise you, I'll do an amazing job.”

Thomas said it was very important to complete the World Championship first-round race.

“My heart was hea­vy,” said Thomas, before pausing for a deep breath, “but we're professionals. This is what we do. And this is for Trinidad and Tobago. If there's some young fella or girl that sees this, some athlete anywhere in the world, they need to know they can rise again. Adversity happens. We will fall down, but we have to be able to stand up.

“I didn't come here for a vacation. I didn't come here to sightsee. I came here to compete, and I owed it at least to myself and to God to finish the race.”

While Operation Beijing might have ended prematurely for Thomas, the 2015 season is undoubtedly his best ever. He rates the Pan Am silver at the top of his achievement list this year.

“That race was crazy. We fell, there was a recall, there was so much going on. There was so much emotion in that race, and my family was in the stands as well. NACAC was a really good lesson as well because that was the first time I was expected to win. It was a good test for me to see how I perform with high expectations. I was able to go there, win, set a record, come in here with great momentum.”

Of the athletes who faced the starter in the men's sprint hurdles first round here in Beijing, Thomas was joint-ninth fastest this season, with France's Garfield Darien, at 13.17. The lone T&T entrant certainly had a good shot at reaching the final. What he might have done had he progressed to the championship race is anybody's guess.

The dream, however, is over. He must now shift his focus to next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“If that's to be it where I'll be Olympic champion, all glory to God. But I know I will give my very best effort every time I step on the track. That, I can guarantee.”
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 26, 2015, 12:03:04 PM
Who win the race.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 26, 2015, 02:09:19 PM
Wayde Van Neikerk the South African.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: keelz on August 26, 2015, 03:37:32 PM
MC

https://www.youtube.com/v/VV7Ipda5jeY
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 26, 2015, 04:28:29 PM
Rudisha does it AGAIN! The WR holder an icon in this event. Kenya is having a really good Championships despite two of their runners being drug cheats


https://www.youtube.com/v/6FNEE92lMss
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 27, 2015, 07:21:46 AM
Allyson Felix wins the 400m!! NINE GOLD MEDALS in her Career.

https://www.youtube.com/v/eACv3fRU8Bc
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 27, 2015, 08:47:49 AM
The NAAA has to do some serious reassessment for next year.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 27, 2015, 10:37:36 AM
Bolt whip Gatlin again in the 200.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 28, 2015, 07:15:24 AM

WOW! did allyuh see what just happened in the women 200m final? Fourth fastest race in history
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 28, 2015, 08:51:11 AM
That Dutch woman is an amazing talent as is Elaine Thompson.

As always the old guard will change - SAFP, Felix, and even Bolt will be under pressure next year to repeat.

Felix may reconsider trying to double-up, or she might just stick to the 400m alone, and battle it out with the improving Shaunae Miller.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: asylumseeker on August 28, 2015, 09:01:42 AM
Have not seen the race yet, but from the time I saw Schippers at the Diamond in London, she raised my eyebrow.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Trini1 on August 28, 2015, 09:38:01 AM
Well done to Dafne and Elaine... Exceptional race that was! To VCB too for showing that you can never count her out.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 28, 2015, 10:12:50 AM
We were commenting on Schippers a couple weeks ago, and how she is a "dark horse". Next thing, you know, is big argument. Some People on this forum are not  surprised by Schippers. I wonder if she would try the 400 too.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 28, 2015, 03:25:31 PM

WOW! did allyuh see what just happened in the women 200m final? Fourth fastest race in history


https://www.youtube.com/v/xANLjbOjXhE
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on August 28, 2015, 05:11:24 PM
on to the relays, hoping for a sub 42 sec from the women and a sub 2:58 from the men
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 28, 2015, 05:49:33 PM
on to the relays, hoping for a sub 42 sec from the women and a sub 2:58 from the men

I hope both the men and women teams medal. I still believe the 4x400 team can win the GOLD
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 28, 2015, 09:16:51 PM
Quow uncharacteristically "dropped a load" there on the first leg boy.

Solomon does not run well in traffic against more physical athletes.

Thank God Lendore is in shape.

I hope they put Gordon on lead off for the finals because that fella (despite his fight back on the home straight) let a man in on the inside (lord). Have little confidence in him running any other leg but lead off where he does excel.

Difficult to choose between Quow and Solomon for the final; hopefully Quow is not sore/injured and just had a bad leg, otherwise let's use a fresher Solomon to run up front in the clear, given a strong Gordon lead-off
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 28, 2015, 10:21:53 PM
Good run by the ladies. 42.24 NR

Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 28, 2015, 10:34:57 PM

It will be a disappointment if we don't medal in both these relays. Good luck to both teams. Go out their and give your best!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 28, 2015, 10:44:34 PM
Just seen that Bahamas DQ. We should be good for a medal. Gold is not out of reach.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 28, 2015, 11:25:04 PM
USA 2:58.13 Q, TTO Q, JAM Q, Men's 4x400m Heat 2 World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/zhrZiYnzkSM

Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon

Legs assessment: Weak 1st leg from Quow, he lost ground with most of the other teams; Decent 2nd leg from Solomon; Brilliant 3rd leg from Lendore; Strong 4th leg from Gordon.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x400m Relay Men Heat 2
https://www.youtube.com/v/CD37q00Z9xM
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 28, 2015, 11:29:18 PM
USA 42.00, TTO Q, NED Q Women 4x100m Heat 2 IAAF World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/7uyraUm5VoI

Team TTO running order: Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Khalifa St.Fort

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Baptiste; Strong 2nd leg from Ahye; Decent 3rd leg from Thomas but she needs to get up to speed quicker so that we don't lose ground when collecting baton from Ahye; Decent 4th leg from St.Fort.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x100m Relay Women Heat 2
https://www.youtube.com/v/Fv090sA2hg4
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 12:02:49 AM
The man who run the 3rd leg in the 4x4, ran a hell of a leg to bring us back in. The women looked good. Khalifa look like she can hold her own against the big girsl. Just some fine tuning on the baton passing and they good to go.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 29, 2015, 12:13:19 AM
The man who run the 3rd leg in the 4x4, ran a hell of a leg to bring us back in. The women looked good. Khalifa look like she can hold her own against the big girsl. Just some fine tuning on the baton passing and they good to go.

That was Deon Lendore on 3rd leg in the 4x4. Would really like to see his split, reckon it was the quickest of the 4 splits. Order in 4x4 Heats for Team TTO was Quow to Solomon to Lendore to Gordon.

Quow ran a very weak first leg, maybe he is tired from all his running in the individual 400m and almost equalling his 400m PB.

Based upon performances in the Heats I would go with these team members in this order for 4x4 Final:-

1st leg Lalonde Gordon, 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon, 3rd leg Deon Lendore and 4th Machel Cedenio.

If all goes to plan we could be fighting with USA for gold now that Bahamas is out.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 12:45:30 AM
Yeah, I now realize lendore  was the 3rd man. I still thinking that he is injured. Man we should be in the top 3 in the final. Fingers crossed. I hope our ladies make a top 3 finish.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 29, 2015, 06:15:15 AM
Hackett replaces Khalifa for the final. T-30 minutes to blast off.

One improvement. Thomas needs to get out a lot quicker. MLA ran up her back.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 29, 2015, 06:23:56 AM
Men's 4x400m heats split times. Gordon was truly flying.
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_144085096992011&drKey=1081&libId=idx1dmeu010004ma000MAoievo0u5&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fz15.invisionfree.com%2FSprintZone%2Findex.php%3Fshowtopic%3D9124&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.aws.iaaf.org%2Fcompetitiondocuments%2Fpdf%2F4875%2FAT-4X4-M-h--2--.RS5.pdf%3Fv%3D221922789&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fz15.invisionfree.com%2FSprintZone%2Findex.php%3Fshowforum%3D75&title=Sprintzone%20-%3E%20400m%20final%20splits&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.aws.iaaf.org%2Fcompetitiondocum...pdf%3Fv%3D221922789
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 29, 2015, 06:27:18 AM
it looks like England and Holland are going to challenge the ladies for that bronze medal.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 29, 2015, 06:54:16 AM
No challenge. That Bronze was all us!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: royal on August 29, 2015, 07:00:09 AM
No challenge. That Bronze was all us!!!
T&T's 4X100m Women's Relay Team take bronze in their event with a time of 42.03,new NR at the #IAAFWorldChampionships.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNk-eyPU8AIslcv.png)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 08:32:04 AM
YES!!!. Congrats ladies. Take a bow, Ato!!! Well done.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: asylumseeker on August 29, 2015, 08:41:10 AM
:applause: Congrats to all who made it happen. We have a platform to build on for Rio. Ato, yuh done know!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 09:11:43 AM
JA won the 4 x100. SURPRISE!!! ......... NOT!!!!

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/34095201
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 10:06:48 AM
Whey the video!!!???
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 29, 2015, 11:46:07 AM
This is still to me the most impressive performance of the Championship. Even the World Record holder had to smile after seeing his attempt  :)

https://www.youtube.com/v/BU-YUn2U1tE
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: royal on August 29, 2015, 12:00:35 PM
T&T ladies interviewed after bronze medal performance
https://video-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfp1/v/t43.1792-2/11914634_10153594212837996_1157505736_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjIwNTYsInJsYSI6MTg2NH0%3D&rl=2056&vabr=1371&oh=a92128eaa6530dac5abc636e18ad0a82&oe=55E20812
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 29, 2015, 01:34:27 PM
Kelly Ann Baptiste can very well articulate how she and her team is feeling. Maybe she should think about being a Track analyst if she does not want to get into coaching after she decide to hang up her track boots.

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/ (https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/)

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Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: 100% Barataria on August 29, 2015, 01:40:30 PM

KAB can very well articulate how she and her team is feeling. Maybe she should think about being a Track analyst if she does not want to get into coaching after she decide to hang up her track boots.

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/ (https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/)

Agreed, she's nice on the eyes too  ;D

Congrats Ladies!  Let's build on this....
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 29, 2015, 01:55:54 PM
Credit to Ato Boldon for coaching our team to execute this medal winning performance.  :beermug:

 I hope he is reading our comments
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 29, 2015, 02:24:25 PM
JA wins women's 4x100m relay, TTO 3rd at the 2015 IAAF World Championships
https://www.youtube.com/v/0oHMypsaiPg

Team TTO running order: Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Baptiste; Strong 2nd leg from Ahye; Improved 3rd leg from Thomas compared to heats; Good 4th leg from Semoy Hackett who held on for the bronze.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x100m Relay Women Final Bronze
https://www.youtube.com/v/svy83ce6FXE
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 29, 2015, 03:36:43 PM
2015: Beijing World Championships - Day 8, Part 3

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b068z24v/athletics-2015-beijing-world-championships-day-8-part-3

Features full footage between 01:35:25 & 01:50:00 of TTO Women's 4x100m relay team winning bronze! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 29, 2015, 03:49:20 PM
Kelly Ann Baptiste can very well articulate how she and her team is feeling. Maybe she should think about being a Track analyst if she does not want to get into coaching after she decide to hang up her track boots.

https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/ (https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/10153594210077996/)

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KAB has always been an articulate woman whenever she speaks. We have not been hearing from her because of the situation. But she is back and we will be hearing more from her. And yes she would make a good TF analyst if she put her mind to it. Congrats to her and the entire team.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 29, 2015, 09:37:29 PM
NBC's coverage of Women's 4x100m Final featuring commentary by Ato Boldon.

Women's 4x100m Final - IAAF World Champs Beijing 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/rQoUGRSZNu0


NBC's coverage of Men's 4x100m Final featuring commentary by Ato Boldon.

Men's 4x100m Final - IAAF World Champs Beijing 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/U1hrKaDRLgU
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 29, 2015, 10:22:08 PM

Coach Ato takes a pic with his medal winning students  :beermug:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153650119345152&set=a.10150948527450152.481295.749850151&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153650119345152&set=a.10150948527450152.481295.749850151&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on August 30, 2015, 06:41:12 AM
Good run. NR 2:58.20. Lendore put us in first. Cedenio had some trouble. But came through and gave us a Silver.

Hard luck for Jamaica. Martin Rooney out dipped Francis. I'm sure the Jamaicans wouldn't mind as they won 3 relays.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 30, 2015, 06:58:54 AM
Great running from the boys. We lead the first 3 legs. Couldn't ask for much more. Merritt was never going to be topped. Big ups to Cedenio to showing a level head and not letting his youth get the better of him.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 30, 2015, 07:27:15 AM
The 1st leg was not good enough
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 30, 2015, 07:38:45 AM
The 1st leg was not good enough

You know were handed off in first right. There were some class guys on that 1st leg that Quow was not going to blow out of the water.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: chelsealife on August 30, 2015, 07:41:32 AM
First leg split by Quow was 43.23 and handed off in first. Last leg was the weakest leg
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 30, 2015, 07:49:02 AM
First leg split by Quow was 43.23 and handed off in first. Last leg was the weakest leg

That split is rubbish. Will be corrected soon enough.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 30, 2015, 07:49:51 AM
But Cedenio was probably spent from all the prelims and final 400 meters. Thanks for the silver. Doh worry, our day will come.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on August 30, 2015, 07:56:30 AM
Great run by T&T, new national record - close but no cigar

I am certain these guys can go 2:57 or high 2:56 under optimal conditions (a peaked Lendore, different relay order).

Had Francis led as early as the onset of the last leg with Merritt and Cedenio chasing, we would have run below 2:58.

All in all, great experience for Cedenio and the rest of the team for next year's OG.

Now to bolster the ranks with an improving Jereem Richards.

Hope one of Cedenio, Gordon, or Lendore has enough in the tank to break the 44.21 record before the end of this season, on the circuit.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Aviator on August 30, 2015, 08:43:14 AM
The official splits are...

Quow- 44.9
Gordon- 44.1
Lendore - 44.85
Cedenio - 44.47
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 30, 2015, 09:04:09 AM
The 1st leg was not good enough

You know were handed off in first right. There were some class guys on that 1st leg that Quow was not going to blow out of the water.
[/he looks more like about 4th to me no way  that's 1stquote]
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on August 30, 2015, 09:23:50 AM
The 1st leg was not good enough

You know were handed off in first right. There were some class guys on that 1st leg that Quow was not going to blow out of the water.
[/he looks more like about 4th to me no way  that's 1stquote]


Based on the official splits... Quow was first on his leg by a full .20 seconds... !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 30, 2015, 10:16:26 AM
Ok I just saw the official splits maybe because lane 4 is just not a good lane on this track.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on August 30, 2015, 10:24:13 AM
Ok I just saw the official splits maybe because lane 4 is just not a good lane on this track.



Quow and Gordon have both said that about this track ... after their individual 400m. they said they wanted better lanes ..  the inside lanes on this track are rubbish.. hence why quow did so poorly in lane 2 on this track in the heats... . Cedenio ran 45.06 in lane 2 of his 400m finals... and Borlee had a 45.9 split just like Quow in the heats of heat 1 in lane 2..   Most ppl have preferred to get lane 6-9 on this track.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: asylumseeker on August 30, 2015, 12:01:34 PM
What were the splits for the women in the 4 x 1?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 30, 2015, 02:35:24 PM
USA win, TTO 2nd NR, GBR 3rd 4x400m Men Final World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/uj7YEkkKXqM

Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Quow 44.9; Strong 2nd leg from Gordon 44.1; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.85; Strong 4th leg from Cedenio 44.47.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x400 Relay Men Final Silver
https://www.youtube.com/v/Cb6BRO88Zr8
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 30, 2015, 04:04:36 PM
2015: Beijing World Championships - Day 9, Part 2 (Full session)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b068xrjh/athletics-2015-beijing-world-championships-day-9-part-2
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 30, 2015, 07:32:01 PM
Full length videos of the Women's & Men's 4x100m Relay Finals

4x100m relay women IAAF World Athletics Championships 2015 Beijing
https://www.youtube.com/v/SM4dmuL8KKw

Men's 4x100m Relay Final - IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/MgZsjmBjRg0
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 30, 2015, 08:02:43 PM
We won silver but yet we have one very unhappy member of the relay squad . Seems jarrin Solomon is blaming politics in the NAAA for his omission in the 4x400m final. I like Jarrin Solomon but he has to be realisitic . Once everyone is fit he is just an alternate. if he does not like that position the power is in his feet. Start running some 44.5 or lower and give yourself an automatic pick. 45's can no longer cut it in the 400m. I applaud NAAA in their selection and the guys showed they made the right decision, It is not about an individual feeling but a country feeling
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Storeboy on August 30, 2015, 08:40:52 PM
We won silver but yet we have one very unhappy member of the relay squad . Seems jarrin Solomon is blaming politics in the NAAA for his omission in the 4x400m final. I like Jarrin Solomon but he has to be realisitic . Once everyone is fit he is just an alternate. if he does not like that position the power is in his feet. Start running some 44.5 or lower and give yourself an automatic pick. 45's can no longer cut it in the 400m. I applaud NAAA in their selection and the guys showed they made the right decision, It is not about an individual feeling but a country feeling
You are absolutely right.  Lendore is coming back from injury, was well rested and is a far better 400 runner. There is no way that Jarrin Solomon could have done better.  We want the best team on the track and he is not in the top four now.  If he run better times, he will be on the track come Rio
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Sando prince on August 30, 2015, 09:22:44 PM

Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Quow 44.9; Strong 2nd leg from Gordon 44.1; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.85; Strong 4th leg from Cedenio 44.47.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x400 Relay Men Final Silver
https://www.youtube.com/v/Cb6BRO88Zr8

WINE AND JAM! Proud Trinbagonian here!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on August 31, 2015, 06:14:25 AM
We won silver but yet we have one very unhappy member of the relay squad . Seems jarrin Solomon is blaming politics in the NAAA for his omission in the 4x400m final. I like Jarrin Solomon but he has to be realisitic . Once everyone is fit he is just an alternate. if he does not like that position the power is in his feet. Start running some 44.5 or lower and give yourself an automatic pick. 45's can no longer cut it in the 400m. I applaud NAAA in their selection and the guys showed they made the right decision, It is not about an individual feeling but a country feeling
You are absolutely right.  Lendore is coming back from injury, was well rested and is a far better 400 runner. There is no way that Jarrin Solomon could have done better.  We want the best team on the track and he is not in the top four now.  If he run better times, he will be on the track come Rio

Sorry to hear about that. Most people on this forum are real supportive of Jarrin. He has run some tremendous second legs for our team. We cherish him for that. But the reality is, the team comes first. Sorry. We need everybody. One mishap, God forbid, and we out of it. We need everybody.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 31, 2015, 09:37:29 AM
The situation with J Solomon was handled in a unprofessional manner with the times these guys were running the 400s this year there was no way any of our guys were going to get a medal they should have let him run the 400 and in the relays the man run a 44.50 leg and still did not get a chance to run in the finals so he got screwed over twice.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on August 31, 2015, 10:41:56 AM
The situation with J Solomon was handled in a unprofessional manner with the times these guys were running the 400s this year there was no way any of our guys were going to get a medal they should have let him run the 400 and in the relays the man run a 44.50 leg and still did not get a chance to run in the finals so he got screwed over twice.



Jarrin why u make a profile and coming here talking utter garbage lol. .. no way any of our guys were going to medal ???  cedenio was 7th overall.. gordon 9th ..quow 16th... they all performed pretty well and ran mid 44... in any other year that could have medaled.. the level of competition this year was extremely tough.  solomon's sb 45.15 wouldn't have even made it past round 1 boo ....
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: ffisback on August 31, 2015, 02:06:48 PM
1st of all I'm not Jarrin and you need to stop acting so emotional because I made a comment all I am saying is 44.50 would not get you a medal anymore Santos ran 44.11 and could not get a medal you had to run 44.50 just to get to the final, even if J Solomon got knocked out in the 1st rounds he could not say anything because he got a shot at it now the national championship look like a joke it just was not handled in a professional manner and with the young guns coming up he might not get a chance to run a individual race on that level again.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on August 31, 2015, 05:19:30 PM
1st of all I'm not Jarrin and you need to stop acting so emotional because I made a comment all I am saying is 44.50 would not get you a medal anymore Santos ran 44.11 and could not get a medal you had to run 44.50 just to get to the final, even if J Solomon got knocked out in the 1st rounds he could not say anything because he got a shot at it now the national championship look like a joke it just was not handled in a professional manner and with the young guns coming up he might not get a chance to run a individual race on that level again.

Good points.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 31, 2015, 05:40:50 PM
1st of all I'm not Jarrin and you need to stop acting so emotional because I made a comment all I am saying is 44.50 would not get you a medal anymore Santos ran 44.11 and could not get a medal you had to run 44.50 just to get to the final, even if J Solomon got knocked out in the 1st rounds he could not say anything because he got a shot at it now the national championship look like a joke it just was not handled in a professional manner and with the young guns coming up he might not get a chance to run a individual race on that level again.

I disagree as to your points because your focus is on jarrin solomon and not on T&T . The country comes first and if he cant see that then I beg to ask how patriotic he is. Secondly as I told socapro before the way jarrin behaved in the nationals , It is hard to see the rest fighting for him to be included. His behaviour at nationals would of affected how the others view him.Thirdly being able to run a 44.5 leg does not justify selection. Carlyle Roudette ran how many 44 legs for Texas A&M so he should be included also. The team ran a National record and got silver and men crying that jarrin got left out. He get a silver in world. Something he could never do by himself. If you so vex then turn that into motivation and be the best. But in my honest opinion I feel he knows he cant compete at that level so this was his swansong
D
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on August 31, 2015, 05:45:57 PM
I agree with the last point though about National Championships being a joke...  Ive said this for quite some time.. why have rules if you aren't going to follow it.. For years the top 3 at nationals have always represented at majors ... but I think the NAAA issue this time around with selection was they never had an event b4 with so many depth and qualifiers and machel's DQ at nationals messed up their grand ''plan'' even more... so they had to change their own rules..

They said they selected based on current performances... .

Based on the rules of the NAAA nowhere in it says the top 3 gets the spots... The rules says if more than 3 have attained the standard ,.... places at nationals MAY be used to decide selection... I think for Olympic Trials though NAAA needs to properly lay out their standards.  Because will top 3 at Nationals even matter or will they just pick the top 3 based on their performance/times ?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on August 31, 2015, 05:49:17 PM
Well according to Solomon, if he ran in the open 400... he was ready to go mid 44..................................... :rotfl:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on August 31, 2015, 06:00:05 PM
Ready to go and able to go is a big difference. The man could not even win a medal at pan am but was ready to run 44's.Actions speak louder than words. Find a meet and let actions talk cause I am having a hard time believing your word
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 01, 2015, 11:26:21 PM
1st of all I'm not Jarrin and you need to stop acting so emotional because I made a comment all I am saying is 44.50 would not get you a medal anymore Santos ran 44.11 and could not get a medal you had to run 44.50 just to get to the final, even if J Solomon got knocked out in the 1st rounds he could not say anything because he got a shot at it now the national championship look like a joke it just was not handled in a professional manner and with the young guns coming up he might not get a chance to run a individual race on that level again.

I disagree as to your points because your focus is on jarrin solomon and not on T&T . The country comes first and if he cant see that then I beg to ask how patriotic he is. Secondly as I told socapro before the way jarrin behaved in the nationals , It is hard to see the rest fighting for him to be included. His behaviour at nationals would of affected how the others view him.Thirdly being able to run a 44.5 leg does not justify selection. Carlyle Roudette ran how many 44 legs for Texas A&M so he should be included also. The team ran a National record and got silver and men crying that jarrin got left out. He get a silver in world. Something he could never do by himself. If you so vex then turn that into motivation and be the best. But in my honest opinion I feel he knows he cant compete at that level so this was his swansong
D

Jusbless, I have to disagree with your assessment on Solomon in regards to not running in the 4x400m relay final as Solomon has proved that he is a reliable relay beast on many occasions. Solomon is an example of a quarter-miler who runs well in the 400m flat but who reliably runs faster once you put him on a relay leg with a baton in his hand. And what was so wrong with Solomon pointing out that Cedenio ran in his lane in the 400m Final at nationals? The video footage would have confirmed it even if Solomon did not point it out.

I am of course happy and satisfied with the performances of our guys for the silver in the 4x4 relay final but based upon performances in the 4x4 Heats, I personally would have rewarded Solomon with a leg in the 4x4 Final. In fact I believe that our 4x4 team with the personnel and legs in this order in the 4x4 final could have ran the USA closer for the gold medal:-
1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Deon Lendore; 4th leg Machel Cedenio.

If you look at the official splits of the TTO runners in the 4x4 final it looks like Lalonde Gordon ran the fastest leg and would have given us a faster 1st leg than Quow if the team and order I listed above was used in the 4x4 final.

Here are the offical splits of our TTO quarter milers in the final:-
1st leg Renny Quow 44.9; 2nd leg Lalonde Gordon 44.1; 3rd leg Deon Lendore 44.85; 4th leg Machel Cedenio 44.47.

I reckon if Lalonde was on 1st leg and Solomon (who gave us a 44.mid leg in the 4x4 Heats) was on 2nd leg with Deon on 3rd and Cedenio on 4th leg that our team would have run even faster and Machel Cedenio would have collected the baton further ahead of Merritt on the last leg leaving Merritt of USA with too much work to do to overhaul Cedenio.

Regardless I am still satisfied with the result and the silver medal.

God willing if everyone is fit next year and not affected by injuries then I expect that our Men's 4x4 relay team will be even faster in Rio 2016 and will be able to run USA even close for gold. I am predicting that one of our quarter-milers between Deon Lendore, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon will officially go sub-44 in the flat 400m by next year and whoever is the fastest should be rewarded with the anchor leg for team TTO to help neutralise the speed of Merritt or anyone else if they collect the baton ahead of them on the final leg.

If everything goes right next year then team TTO could be mining 4x4 gold in Rio and Solomon could easily be part of that team in the final depending on who shows the best relay form in the 4x4 Heats. I personally believe in rewarding athletes who run the most impressive legs in the 4x4 Heats with a leg in the 4x4 Final especially when they are fresher than most of the other athletes who were not able to perform as impressively in the 4x4 Heats. Using this fair strategy will also keeps all our quarter milers on their toes that they can't take their spot in the 4x4 final for granted. It for this reason why the USA usually does so well in the 4x4 as none of their quarter-milers can take their spot in the 4x4 final for granted unless they are clearly the best on their sqaud like Merritt is.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 02, 2015, 12:18:37 AM
Socapro your theory is lacking and is unfair cause you are comparing quow first leg with jarrin second leg. The first leg is always the slowest leg. Your argument lacks cause you state replace quow. If that is the case your logic of not putting jarrin on first indicates to me that he cant run the first leg. So why not  put  quow on second and jarrin first and then compare Times. If you bringing stats in an argument at least be fair and match like with like. Relay beast lets examine his split at world relays final and pan am games what were those split. As to referring to him as a relay beast and yet quow who for years have been Mr dependable you ignore his contribution. Are we sometimes so blinded that we look at things from a skewed point of view.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 02, 2015, 12:23:20 AM
Secondly we would of run faster if we left Deon on the last leg and Cedenio on third. I have yet to see Deon give up a lead in a 4x400 . Cedenio is good at running people down but Deon is good at staying in front
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 02, 2015, 12:26:36 AM
Plus I honestly don't see Solomon making the team I expect Jereem at south plains to surpass himI expect him to finish sixth or seventh
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 12:28:52 AM
Secondly we would of run faster if we left Deon on the last leg and Cedenio on third. I have yet to see Deon give up a lead in a 4x400 . Cedenio is good at running people down but Deon is good at staying in front

You are correct however as Deon is coming back from injury and Machel was the only TTO athlete to make the 400m final in Beijing, I can see the logic of rewarding Machel Cedenio with the last leg.
If Deon Lendore was not coming back from injury then of course he should have been given the 4th leg to run based on his track record of rarely giving up a lead on anchor.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 12:40:13 AM
Plus I honestly don't see Solomon making the team I expect Jereem at south plains to surpass himI expect him to finish sixth or seventh

Lets see; Jarrin Solomon current 400m PB of 44.98 and 2015 SB of 45.15 puts him at 46th in the 2015 World List while Jereem Richards current 400m PB and SB is 45.91 which places him at 144th in the 2015 World List. http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/sprints/400-metres/outdoor/men/senior/2015
Solomon in addition ran the 400m at National Trials while Jereem didn't.
Is the choice as to who I'll put in our 4x400m relay squad ahead of who that didfficult? I don't think so.
In addition Solomon has a track record of giving team TTO solid 44.mid legs in the 4x4 relay. Does Jereem have such a track record? I don't think so.
But hopefully Jereem can make his contribution in the future if only he decides to take part in the 400m at National Trials and can beat Solomon in the Final to prove that he is a faster quarter-miler than Solomon. Knowing Solomon's determination to make the TTO 4x4 relay squad and to even be in the top 3 to qualify for an individual 400m spot that task is easier said than done.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 02:45:29 AM
Socapro your theory is lacking and is unfair cause you are comparing quow first leg with jarrin second leg. The first leg is always the slowest leg. Your argument lacks cause you state replace quow. If that is the case your logic of not putting jarrin on first indicates to me that he cant run the first leg. So why not  put  quow on second and jarrin first and then compare Times. If you bringing stats in an argument at least be fair and match like with like. Relay beast lets examine his split at world relays final and pan am games what were those split. As to referring to him as a relay beast and yet quow who for years have been Mr dependable you ignore his contribution. Are we sometimes so blinded that we look at things from a skewed point of view.

You started off your argument with a wrong assumption meaning that the rest of your argument is flawed.
I never compared Quow's first leg with Solomon's 2nd leg. I compared Quow's 1st leg with that of the other competitors on first leg to assess that he ran a weak 1st leg in the 4x4 Heats. Quow however improved in the 4x4 Final in regards to his performance in lane 4 on the 1st leg as compared to the other competitors.
If you view video of the 4x4 Heats you would see that Quow in lane 2 handed off the baton to Solomon in almost last place and that Solomon managed to move us up to 6th place during his 2nd leg while Lendore moved us up to 3rd place during his brilliant 3rd leg. Lalonde Gordon then moved us from 3rd to 2nd spot on the final leg pipping Javon Francis at the finish line to qualify us for a decent lane in the 4x4 Final.
Apparently after the 4x4 Heats Quow blamed his weak lead-off leg on his bad lane draw (in lane 2) which has some validity as most athletes who ran in the Bird's Nest stadium have run below their best from lane 2 including our own Machel Cedenio in the 400m final.

USA 2:58.13 Q, TTO Q, JAM Q, Men's 4x400m Heat 2 World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/zhrZiYnzkSM

Legs assessment: Weak 1st leg from Quow, he lost ground with most of the other teams; Decent 2nd leg from Solomon; Brilliant 3rd leg from Lendore; Strong 4th leg from Gordon.

I did say I was satisfied with the performances of the guys on all legs in the 4x4 final but based upon performances in the 4x4 Heats I would personally have given Solomon the nod to run the 2nd leg again in the 4x4 Final based upon his freshness and his performance in the 4x4 heats and also taking into account the fact that Quow might have been feeling the effects of running in the individual 400m flat and almost equalling his PB in the Heats.

I believe a TTO 4x4 relay team in the final with personnel and legs in the following order could have been faster and could have ran the USA much closer for the gold medal:-
1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Machel Cedenio; 4th leg Deon Lendore.

Remember picking the best 4x4 relay team for the job should be based on freshness and most recent performances and who can do the most reliable job on the day rather than just on name and reputation.
A fresh Renny Quow is interchangeable with a fresh Jarrin Solomon in regards to running in the 4x4 Final.

Regardless I am satisfied with our 4x4 relay team's performance for silver medal especially seeing that we set a new national record. I think next year in Rio if all our top quarter-milers are fresh enough and are run in the right order to their individual strengths in the final that we can run a 2:56.xx and set a new national record which is around the time we will need to run to beat the USA, Bahamas and JA and win Olympic gold.
I think USA, Bahamas and JA will all be stronger next year so our TTO team will also need to be quicker and stronger if wish to stay ahead of the pack. It's a pity there are no World Relays next year so our TTO 4x4 relay team can assess its position before Rio but hopefully we will send a national team to Penn Relays 2016 so we can see how we are gearing up and how much work we need to do in preparation for winning Men's 4x4 relay gold in Rio.

PS:
Btw I never argued anywhere that Quow has not been reliable for us in the 4x4 relay over the years but the same also applies to Solomon which is why I refer to him as a relay beast. A relay beast has a reputation of performing better in the relay than they would typically do in the individual event. They become transformed with a baton in their hand.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: andre samuel on September 02, 2015, 07:21:58 AM
I am reading these comments and i am trying to understand what is the angle that Mr Solomon's supporter is coming from.

He is at best our 5th best quarter miler, but his role cannot be discounted.  He is a valuable member through the rounds.

I get the impression that he is a glory seeker since he wants the individual 400m even though deep down inside he knows hes not in our top 3.

The fact that our National trials are NOT the set in stone criteria for selection makes any point about his '2nd place' finish moot.

We dont have the depth to turn away athletes who are disqualified (Cedinio) or injured (Lendore) for our trials.  He should do like Lalonde Gordan and let his feet do the talking since Lalonde's performance in the NACAC games was what was used to pip Solomon for the 3rd spot.

What is sad is that he has a PB of 44.98 and saw men running 44.9 and not even making it out the first round but still talkin about how he was ready to run 44.5...........lol

Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: RC on September 02, 2015, 10:27:07 AM
I am reading these comments and i am trying to understand what is the angle that Mr Solomon's supporter is coming from.

He is at best our 5th best quarter miler, but his role cannot be discounted.  He is a valuable member through the rounds.

I get the impression that he is a glory seeker since he wants the individual 400m even though deep down inside he knows hes not in our top 3.

The fact that our National trials are NOT the set in stone criteria for selection makes any point about his '2nd place' finish moot.

We dont have the depth to turn away athletes who are disqualified (Cedinio) or injured (Lendore) for our trials.  He should do like Lalonde Gordan and let his feet do the talking since Lalonde's performance in the NACAC games was what was used to pip Solomon for the 3rd spot.

What is sad is that he has a PB of 44.98 and saw men running 44.9 and not even making it out the first round but still talkin about how he was ready to run 44.5...........lol


Let me start by saying that in my opinion the three best quarter milers were selected to run the individual 400m. it is hard not to sympathise with Solomon, he finished 2nd at the national championship yet to other runners were selected ahead of him in the individual race. Quow had a poor 4x400m heat, and was running progressively slower 44.54, 44.98, and 45.9 i think. solomon was rested ran a good leg and i think split faster than Lendore yet was not selected to run in the final. The National Championship is compulsory but it seems beating someone in head to head competition there carries little or no weight. In Britain the top two in their trials are automatically selected provided that they have the qualifying time and the final slot is left to the selectors. Only a very few athletes will ever win an individual world or olympic medal so competing at a global championship or running in a relay final .may be the highlight of someones career. Sadly if everyone is fit next year i don't think Solomon will get that opportunity.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on September 02, 2015, 10:33:32 AM
There is still plenty of time between now and Rio Olimpics. Everybody is not guaranteed anything.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: STMB on September 02, 2015, 11:02:44 AM
By running in the heats didn't Solomon receive a silver medal as well (though not on the podium)?

The NAAA could have prevented all of this by simply and clearly communicating their selection policy, if not to the public, at least to the athletes invited to run in the National Championships. Once that is done athletes will know their rights, options and adjust their expectations.

I prefer some flexibility given the size of our world class talent pool and the likelihood of non-severe injuries near selection time (e.g. Lendore). There should however (like the UK) be some assurance of selection (top 1 or 2 inside the standard); but added to that, policy that addresses the eventuality of automatic selections getting injured after the championships, or suffering a marked drop in form leading up to the global games (before the submitting of the final participation roster).

The same should be documented and communicated for the 4x100m relay, as it is possible that the optimal team may come from a mixture of 100m and 200m athletes if both championship finals produced high caliber performances.

If Solomon was told that the top 3 would compete in the individual 400m and the relay final, then by right he should complain about his non-selection. But if the NAAA made it clear that it would be the coach's responsibility/call then as seemingly unfair as it played out, he should abide, show that they were wrong by his performances on the circuit after the WCs, or suck salt, buckle down and avoid the same in 2016.

The remaining caveat of course is that a relay coach is selected who exhibits NON-BIAS, as in the past some teams were comprised of athletes from THEIR OWN club over others, that ended in performances detrimental to the country's medal chances.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on September 02, 2015, 12:04:17 PM
You ah friggin gain!!!
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 12:07:59 PM
You ah friggin gain!!!

I deleted his post as it did not relate to the topic or this forum.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 02, 2015, 12:46:29 PM
By running in the heats didn't Solomon receive a silver medal as well (though not on the podium)?

The NAAA could have prevented all of this by simply and clearly communicating their selection policy, if not to the public, at least to the athletes invited to run in the National Championships. Once that is done athletes will know their rights, options and adjust their expectations.

I prefer some flexibility given the size of our world class talent pool and the likelihood of non-severe injuries near selection time (e.g. Lendore). There should however (like the UK) be some assurance of selection (top 1 or 2 inside the standard); but added to that, policy that addresses the eventuality of automatic selections getting injured after the championships, or suffering a marked drop in form leading up to the global games (before the submitting of the final participation roster).

The same should be documented and communicated for the 4x100m relay, as it is possible that the optimal team may come from a mixture of 100m and 200m athletes if both championship finals produced high caliber performances.

If Solomon was told that the top 3 would compete in the individual 400m and the relay final, then by right he should complain about his non-selection. But if the NAAA made it clear that it would be the coach's responsibility/call then as seemingly unfair as it played out, he should abide, show that they were wrong by his performances on the circuit after the WCs, or suck salt, buckle down and avoid the same in 2016.

The remaining caveat of course is that a relay coach is selected who exhibits NON-BIAS, as in the past some teams were comprised of athletes from THEIR OWN club over others, that ended in performances detrimental to the country's medal chances.
The man receive a silver and vex because he was not in the final, How the rest of the team should feel because it seems his personal ambition goes before team ambition, I can recall his words on the national finals as he said this is about business. So I guess him participating will help him get more meets cause on his times alone it will not have many organisers calling him , but if he was in the finals that would help him better financially. My problem is it is about what is best for him and not for Trinidad and Tobago, How patriotic is that. Why he don't use this to motivate him to run faster , Socapro do you really think he can run 44.5. He has peaked at 44.98 and he just does not have the goods , I think maybe he can think in changing to the 800m and see if he can be world class in that area. He reiminds me of Nicklas Bendtner believes he is the best in the world but in reality he is not at that level. He needs to stop being dillusional.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 03:30:43 PM
By running in the heats didn't Solomon receive a silver medal as well (though not on the podium)?

The NAAA could have prevented all of this by simply and clearly communicating their selection policy, if not to the public, at least to the athletes invited to run in the National Championships. Once that is done athletes will know their rights, options and adjust their expectations.

I prefer some flexibility given the size of our world class talent pool and the likelihood of non-severe injuries near selection time (e.g. Lendore). There should however (like the UK) be some assurance of selection (top 1 or 2 inside the standard); but added to that, policy that addresses the eventuality of automatic selections getting injured after the championships, or suffering a marked drop in form leading up to the global games (before the submitting of the final participation roster).

The same should be documented and communicated for the 4x100m relay, as it is possible that the optimal team may come from a mixture of 100m and 200m athletes if both championship finals produced high caliber performances.

If Solomon was told that the top 3 would compete in the individual 400m and the relay final, then by right he should complain about his non-selection. But if the NAAA made it clear that it would be the coach's responsibility/call then as seemingly unfair as it played out, he should abide, show that they were wrong by his performances on the circuit after the WCs, or suck salt, buckle down and avoid the same in 2016.

The remaining caveat of course is that a relay coach is selected who exhibits NON-BIAS, as in the past some teams were comprised of athletes from THEIR OWN club over others, that ended in performances detrimental to the country's medal chances.
The man receive a silver and vex because he was not in the final, How the rest of the team should feel because it seems his personal ambition goes before team ambition, I can recall his words on the national finals as he said this is about business. So I guess him participating will help him get more meets cause on his times alone it will not have many organisers calling him , but if he was in the finals that would help him better financially. My problem is it is about what is best for him and not for Trinidad and Tobago, How patriotic is that. Why he don't use this to motivate him to run faster , Socapro do you really think he can run 44.5. He has peaked at 44.98 and he just does not have the goods , I think maybe he can think in changing to the 800m and see if he can be world class in that area. He reiminds me of Nicklas Bendtner believes he is the best in the world but in reality he is not at that level. He needs to stop being dillusional.

If Quow and Santos (DR) can run 44.5 or faster then so can Solomon as they are all around the same height and built in regards to tools for the job. Its all about training, speed endurance, race strategy and mind set. Regards Solomon trying his hand at the 800m as you suggest to see if he can be world class in that event, its an idea but I doubt he will be able to tally with the top Kenyans to become world class in that event.

However my argument is that Solomon is a 4x4 relay beast and tends to run much faster on relay legs than he does in the individual 400m event. Keeping this in mind and looking at Solomon's performance in the 4x4 Heats and his relative freshness, I personally would have rewarded him to run the 2nd leg again in the final if I was in charge of selecting the team for the final.
We probably could have run the USA closer for gold with this 4x4 team in the final in this order:-
1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Machel Cedenio; 4th leg Deon Lendore.

I think that Lalonde Gordon could have given us a quicker lead-off than Quow did and a fresh Solomon could have definitely given us a 44.mid clocking on the 2nd leg, Cedenio would have given us a similar 44.47 clocking or better on 3rd leg and Lendore would probably have run a bit faster on anchor as he is very good at maintaining a lead on the final leg when he collects the baton in first position.

However saying all that I am still satisfied with how all the members of our 4x4relay team ran in the final as they all gave their best and we ended up with our first World Champs 4x4 relay silver medal.
Next year for Rio with the right strategy and competition for spots in our TTO relay team I think we stand a strong chance of upgrading our 4x4 Olympic bronze from London to gold but it won't be handed to us on a plate by our main competitors. Maintaining a good healthy team spirit in our relay teams is also an important factor for getting consistent medal winning performances out of team members.
Lets enjoy our team performance in Final and post race interview again! :thumbsup:

USA win, TTO 2nd NR, GBR 3rd 4x400m Men Final World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/uj7YEkkKXqM
Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Quow 44.9; Strong 2nd leg from Gordon 44.1; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.85; Strong 4th leg from Cedenio 44.47.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x400 Relay Men Final Silver
https://www.youtube.com/v/Cb6BRO88Zr8
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 05:40:40 PM
HA ppl knowledge so LITTLE (SOCAPRO) that u comparing a first leg split of 44.9 to a 44.5 leg split of another leg ? it's completely off... first leg has to go in the blocks.. while the other legs have a running start which can give u a .50 to 1 second advantage on the other 3 legs compared to the 1st leg..

 44.9 on a first leg basically means u ran that in an open 400... other legs split cant be compared to it... EDUCATED YOURSELF SOCAPRO...

44.8 by deon in the finals and 44.5 by jarrin in the heats, if that was  on a first let would have probably been 45.0/2
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 06:09:58 PM
You lack a lot knowledge.. actually GO CHECK THE OFFICIAL SPLITS socapro.. quow handed off the baton in 6th place in the heats... not last..... so im confused how u said solomon moved up to 6th.. so how much ground did he actually make up ...

At the end of the day....

Cedenio - 44.3
Lendore - 44.4
Quow - 44.5
Gordon - 44.6

Those are their SB... ....

Solomon 45.1

NAAA clearly doesn't believe in Solomon's talent as much as they do in Quow's... He ran a horrible leg in the heats and was still gifted with a leg in the finals... shows their faith in him and he rewarded them with the fastest first leg split in the finals... so i don't get the point in comparing if someone else was in which leg etc.. is pointless...   

If i remember correctly Quow put us in a good position after first leg in Pan Ams also ...so he has proven himself on the first leg and individually.... He literally ran 44.54.. .01 short of his fastest time in his career..and ppl moaning cause he ran a poor heat based on possibly fatigue ? he hasn't ran this fast in 6 years.. Lendore,Gordon,Cedenio has ......  Quow has shown he has the strength and will power to challenge and keep up with these guys after 10 years competing.. that should be applauded....

Let's no forget for the past 2 National Champs... NAAA adds and fans didn't pick him as a favorite to win the 400m titles and he is 2 times reigning champ..... let the sink in your thoughts... he is EVERGREEN.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:11:34 PM
HA ppl knowledge so LITTLE (SOCAPRO) that u comparing a first leg split of 44.9 to a 44.5 leg split of another leg ? it's completely off... first leg has to go in the blocks.. while the other legs have a running start which can give u a .50 to 1 second advantage on the other 3 legs compared to the 1st leg..

 44.9 on a first leg basically means u ran that in an open 400... other legs split cant be compared to it... EDUCATED YOURSELF SOCAPRO...

44.8 by deon in the finals and 44.5 by jarrin in the heats, if that was  on a first let would have probably been 45.0/2

You are not saying anything that I don't already know.
If you had read my posts properly you would have seen that the TTO team I would have selected for the 4x4 Final if it was down to me would have featured:-
1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Machel Cedenio; 4th leg Deon Lendore.

Notice that my selection does not place Solomon or even Lendore to run the 1st leg as I like to run athletes to their strengths.

Based upon how Quow and Lalonde Gordon ran in the 4x4 Heats I was convinced that Lalonde could give us a faster 1st leg from the blocks in the 4x4 final and that Solomon could run as good or a faster 2nd leg in the final based upon him being fresher than Quow. Lendore also proved in the Heats that he was capable of just as good a 3rd or 4th leg in the 4x4 final and of course a rested Cedenio in the 4x4 Heats should be able to give us a great 3rd leg or anchor.

As it is I am satisfied with how all our selected quarter-milers ran in the 4x4 final but still believe we could have ran the USA closer for gold had we gone with my team in the final that includes Solomon on 2nd leg.

Well done to the guys anyway on the World silver and I think next year for Rio we are capable of mining gold if the team is rotated according to the strengths of our top quarter-milers and who is the freshest and how well they perform in the 4x4 Heats.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:19:58 PM
You lack a lot knowledge.. actually GO CHECK THE OFFICIAL SPLITS socapro.. quow handed off the baton in 6th place in the heats... not last..... so im confused how u said solomon moved up to 6th.. so how much ground did he actually make up ...

We don't need to argue just use your eyes and look at the race video of the 4x4 Heats.

USA 2:58.13 Q, TTO Q, JAM Q, Men's 4x400m Heat 2 World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/zhrZiYnzkSM
Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon

Legs assessment: Weak 1st leg from Quow 45.9; Strong 2nd leg from Solomon 44.5; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.56; Excellent 4th leg from Gordon 43.82.

Quow handed the baton off in almost last position slightly before the team in lane 9 which was last at the first exchange in lanes. Solomon moved us up from there to 6th position on his leg and then Lendore moved us up from 6th to 3rd position on the 3rd leg while Lalonde Gordon managed to move us up to 2nd position just at the finish line when Francis of JA slowed at the finish line.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 06:23:08 PM
Everything you are saying are based on hopes... and fantasties.. and dreams... no one knows what would have happened or predict who would have ran what in the finals... which is why ppl are telling u its pointless to compare or sugggest if someone ran it would have been better.  Based upon the 45.9 Quow ran in the heats.. did anyone expect him to run 44.9 in the finals an entire second faster ? NO ... so u can't predict what will happen or would have happened its pointless.... As for u saying we could have won Gold.. Lashawn's style and Cedenio's style of running is completely different.. Lashawn is 43.6 at his best... Cedenio is 44.3... Even if we gave Cedenio a 40m lead opposed to the 5-10m lead he got... there is no telling that Cedenio would have beaten Lashawn... how many athletes have beaten lashawn on an achor ? even the ones who had a big lead on anchor ? I'll wait for that response ...

Had we gone with your team in the finals ? ahhahah hilarious... ok COACH !!! LOL
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 06:26:18 PM
I am not watching video footage sir lol....  im using the official splits.. It seems u only wanna use the official splits when it benefits u .. hilarious...
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 06:29:05 PM
Michael Johnson said the order the TTO men in was the correct order ... while u have a different order you think would have been better... Hmm wonder who we should listen to...... Tough decisions... you guys accolades are so evenly matched... lol.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:30:06 PM
Everything you are saying are based on hopes... and fantasties.. and dreams... no one knows what would have happened or predict who would have ran what in the finals... which is why ppl are telling u its pointless to compare or sugggest if someone ran it would have been better.  Based upon the 45.9 Quow ran in the heats.. did anyone expect him to run 44.9 in the finals an entire second faster ? NO ... so u can't predict what will happen or would have happened its pointless.... As for u saying we could have won Gold.. Lashawn's style and Cedenio's style of running is completely different.. Lashawn is 43.6 at his best... Cedenio is 44.3... Even if we gave Cedenio a 40m lead opposed to the 5-10m lead he got... there is no telling that Cedenio would have beaten Lashawn... how many athletes have beaten lashawn on an achor ? even the ones who had a big lead on anchor ? I'll wait for that response ...

Had we gone with your team in the finals ? ahhahah hilarious... ok COACH !!! LOL

You seem to love to fight talk. I said I was satisfied with how our guys ran in the 4x4 Final but I still believe that my team playing to the individual strengths of our quarter-milers if selected could have ran a bit faster time and given USA a closer run for gold.

My assessment is based upon my belief that Lalonde Gordon would have given us a stronger first leg than Quow did in the final and that a fresh Solomon would have given us a stronger 2nd leg than a tired Quow would. My argument is based on logic but no need to hurt your head because I am satisfied with how everyone performed in the final and we did mine silver behind the USA.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:33:05 PM
I am not watching video footage sir lol....  im using the official splits.. It seems u only wanna use the official splits when it benefits u .. hilarious...

You do seem to love to fight talk my friend. I did say I was satisfied with how our selected 4x4 team performed in the final but still believe we could have ran USA closer with my team running in the order listed and playing to everyone’s strengths. Better luck next time.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 06:34:20 PM
If logic was used all the time to decide how someone would perform in the finals.... then betting on races/sports would be so much easier. lol
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:37:34 PM
Everything you are saying are based on hopes... and fantasties.. and dreams... no one knows what would have happened or predict who would have ran what in the finals... which is why ppl are telling u its pointless to compare or sugggest if someone ran it would have been better.  Based upon the 45.9 Quow ran in the heats.. did anyone expect him to run 44.9 in the finals an entire second faster ? NO ... so u can't predict what will happen or would have happened its pointless.... As for u saying we could have won Gold.. Lashawn's style and Cedenio's style of running is completely different.. Lashawn is 43.6 at his best... Cedenio is 44.3... Even if we gave Cedenio a 40m lead opposed to the 5-10m lead he got... there is no telling that Cedenio would have beaten Lashawn... how many athletes have beaten lashawn on an achor ? even the ones who had a big lead on anchor ? I'll wait for that response ...

Had we gone with your team in the finals ? ahhahah hilarious... ok COACH !!! LOL

You seem to love to fight talk. I said I was satisfied with how our guys ran in the 4x4 Final but I still believe that my team playing to the individual strengths of our quarter-milers if selected could have ran a bit faster time and given USA a closer run for gold.

My assessment is based upon my belief that Lalonde Gordon would have given us a stronger first leg than Quow did in the final and that a fresh Solomon would have given us a stronger 2nd leg than a tired Quow would. My argument is based on logic but no need to hurt your head because I am satisfied with how everyone performed in the final and we did mine silver behind the USA.

I live in London and followed the BBC commentary with MJ on the panel and never heard him say such. Bring the video quote.
I suspect that you are bored and trying to fight talk because you don't have much else to do?
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 02, 2015, 06:42:06 PM
If logic was used all the time to decide how someone would perform in the finals.... then betting on races/sports would be so much easier. lol

At least I explained the logic behind why I would have picked Solomon to run the 2nd leg and given Lalonde Gordon the 1st leg in the 4x4 final.

Now that you understand the logic hopefully you can stop misconstruing my argument and move on.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: TheCarterFilez on September 02, 2015, 07:48:56 PM
who said anything about BBC maam ? lol he said it on twitter... CASE CLOSED...  You're right.. I am bored lol.



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‏@MJGold

Michael Johnson retweeted IAAF

Keep your eye on Trinidad. That's a good lineup! And thats the right way to line them up too. US should take Gold. 


Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 02, 2015, 08:08:47 PM
Socapro. I know you are a moderator but your judgement seems to be clouded when it comes to Jarrin Solomon. Plus your logic seem to waver with time. As I can recall you calling for the replacement of lalonde on first leg duties due to his poor showing running first leg in relays. You suggested moving quow to first and putting lalonde second. Now for the sake of argument you are saying lalonde would of run a faster first leg. Tell me in all the relays we have seen lalonde run that him running first leg was impressive. Be consistent with your analogies. I have to agree with carterz file. The basis of your argument lack credibility. For instance in World relays Jarrin ran a superb semifinal but come the finals he did not produce. Yet you basically guaranteeing he would of run  fast leg. How can that be logical. Just for the record can you point me to the stats in a meet where Solomon clock both 44.5 seconds on a relay leg in semis and final. I am in no way trying to show you up.I am just trying to get a fair assessment. If Bledman or Darrel Brown had set they had plan to run 9.6 s at worlds would you believe them or would you state based on what you have seen from them that it is not possible. Solomon is fifth best 400m runner and is nearly a whole half second away from the quartet. This whole argument makes no sense as Solomon is in a lower class.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 12:34:22 AM
who said anything about BBC maam ? lol he said it on twitter... CASE CLOSED...  You're right.. I am bored lol.



Michael JohnsonVerified account
‏@MJGold

Michael Johnson retweeted IAAF

Keep your eye on Trinidad. That's a good lineup! And thats the right way to line them up too. US should take Gold. 


You are very gullible. MJ is American and is a biased USA supporter especially when he tweets on his twitter account where he is not obliged to be neutral.
If MJ was so confident that USA should take gold when he saw T&T's line-up then by logic it means he was confident that T&T was not a threat to winning gold in front the USA with the way we lined-up our team.

At any rate I am quite confident I know more about the ability of our local TTO quarter-milers from following their careers from youth level to senior level than MJ does and with that knowledge I can make a good judgement on their individual strengths and weaknesses and the best order to line them up in a 4x4 final to suit their individual strengths.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 12:52:02 AM
Socapro. I know you are a moderator but your judgement seems to be clouded when it comes to Jarrin Solomon. Plus your logic seem to waver with time. As I can recall you calling for the replacement of lalonde on first leg duties due to his poor showing running first leg in relays. You suggested moving quow to first and putting lalonde second. Now for the sake of argument you are saying lalonde would of run a faster first leg. Tell me in all the relays we have seen lalonde run that him running first leg was impressive. Be consistent with your analogies. I have to agree with carterz file. The basis of your argument lack credibility. For instance in World relays Jarrin ran a superb semifinal but come the finals he did not produce. Yet you basically guaranteeing he would of run  fast leg. How can that be logical. Just for the record can you point me to the stats in a meet where Solomon clock both 44.5 seconds on a relay leg in semis and final. I am in no way trying to show you up.I am just trying to get a fair assessment. If Bledman or Darrel Brown had set they had plan to run 9.6 s at worlds would you believe them or would you state based on what you have seen from them that it is not possible. Solomon is fifth best 400m runner and is nearly a whole half second away from the quartet. This whole argument makes no sense as Solomon is in a lower class.

Use your intelligence nah man?
Earlier this season in May at World Relays when Lalonde was rusty and not in good form he was a liability on the first leg in the Final because he placed us in an uphill battle to get us into medal contention after the first leg.
When Lalonde is in good form there is no one on our TTO team who can give us a better 1st leg to set up our 4x4 team for a good time and medal contention. However when Lalonde is not in form he can be a liability on the first leg by leaving the other 3 guys running 2nd, 3rd & 4th legs with too much ground to make up for us to challenge for a medal.
How Lalonde performed on the 1st leg at World Relays earlier this year in the Final was a good example of this which is the main reason why we did not medal at the 2015 World Relays in the Men's 4x4.
Unlike you guys I pick my team based on an athlete’s latest form rather than just on their name and reputation.

PS:
Btw I would never suggest putting Lalonde on 1st or 2nd leg if he is clearly not in good form like he was at World Relays earlier this year in May when his outdoor season just started.
Bring the quote of me saying that it was better to put Lalonde on the 2nd leg rather than on the 1st leg!
What I most likely would have suggested is that we put Quow on 1st leg, Solomon on 2nd leg, Lalonde on 3rd leg and Cedenio on 4th leg if I believed that Lalonde was rusty and not in good form early in the season. I always view Solomon as a good reliable bet for running 2nd leg where you need someone to establish your team in a medal position because Solomon is an aggressive relay runner who will ensure he goes out hard enough to keep his position if he receives the baton in one of the top 3 positions on the 2nd leg before the athletes break out of their team's designated starting lanes to run on the inside lanes.

And btw you wanted an example of when Solomon ran solid relay legs for us in both the Heats/Semi-Finals and the Final. Well Solomon did so this year at the Pan Am Games where we won gold, last year at the Commonwealth Games where we won bronze and at also at World Relays 2014 where we won bronze.

Here are the videos of those Finals and please note that Solomon ran just as strongly on the legs he ran in the 4x4 Heats of those Championships.

Men's 4 x 400m Relay Heat 3 IAAF World Relays 2014
https://www.youtube.com/v/QEEgaEGMInk
Team TTO running order: Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio & Jarrin Solomon

USA wins Men's 4x400m Final 2:57.25 WL BAH 2nd TRI 3rd IAAF World Relays 2014
http://www.youtube.com/v/SCMrtI5nW58
Team TTO running order: Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Machel Cedenio & Jarrin Solomon

4x400m Mens Final - Commonwealth Games 2014 (TTO bronze!)
https://www.youtube.com/v/QJ4qYhHSqx0
Team TTO running order: Lalonde Gordon, Jarrin Solomon, Renny Quow & Zwede Hewitt

Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final - Pan Am Games - Toronto 2015 (TTO gold!)
https://www.youtube.com/v/YJ5fYq39NuA
Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Emnuel Mayers & Machel Cedenio
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: andre samuel on September 03, 2015, 01:52:07 AM
The logic being displayed by Socapro confuses me. 

You champion the cause for Solomon based on his 2nd place finish at the National Championships so u think that he should have run in the final in front of the man who placed 1st at the very same Championships???

The four men in the final are easily our best 400m runners. 

Solomon had his chance at the Pan Am Games to show form and didnt. 

Lendore, Cedenio and Gordon are our top 3 400m runners.  The final spot is between Quow and Solomon and that in itself is an easy choice.

Let me reiterate that Solomon is a very important member of our 400m squad, but there can be no sentiment where the individual is concerned.

Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 02:26:36 AM
The logic being displayed by Socapro confuses me. 

You champion the cause for Solomon based on his 2nd place finish at the National Championships so u think that he should have run in the final in front of the man who placed 1st at the very same Championships???

The four men in the final are easily our best 400m runners. 

Solomon had his chance at the Pan Am Games to show form and didnt. 

Lendore, Cedenio and Gordon are our top 3 400m runners.  The final spot is between Quow and Solomon and that in itself is an easy choice.

Let me reiterate that Solomon is a very important member of our 400m squad, but there can be no sentiment where the individual is concerned.



Yes you are obviously confused. I am not arguing about Solomon running the individual 400m in front of Quow. My argument is about Solomon earning his place to run in the 4x4 Relay Final because he was fresher than Quow and performed well in the Heats and because Quow looked tired in the 4x4 Heat on the 1st leg.

However I clearly stated that I am satisfied with how our guys who were selected ran in the 4x4 final performed but I would have selected Solomon to run the 2nd leg in the final and would have put Lalonde on the first leg in the 4x4 final if I was selecting the team to run in the final.
Based on form and freshness of our quarter-milers and how they performed in the 4x4 Heats, I believe a team of Lalonde Gordon, Jarrin Solomon, Machel Cedenio and Deon Lendore in that order could have ran a faster time and would of ran the USA closer to contest them for the gold medal.

My logic is based on Solomon being fresher for the 4x4 relay than Quow (who had to run individual 400m rounds and was showing signs of tiredness in the 4x4 Heats) and also on Solomon having a reputation for giving us solid 2nd relay legs when he is fresh.

Don't forget that Quow gave us a weak lead-off leg in the Heats but our other 3 quarter-milers who ran the 2nd, 3rd and 4th legs after him were able to rescue our team and move us from almost the last spot after the 1st leg to 2nd spot at the end of our 4x4 Heat to earn us a spot and decent lane in the 4x4 Final.
As it was Quow redeemed himself in the 4x4 final on the 1st leg and proved that he was not as tired as he appeared to be in the 4x4 Heats. Maybe the better lane draw (lane 4) in the 4x4 Final than in the 4x4 Heats (lane 2) helped Quow to run a much better lead-off leg in the 4x4 Final.

PS:
I like how Solomon is fighting hard for a spot in the 4x4 Final as it helps to keep our other quarter-milers on their toes and performing at their very best to ensure they can keep their spot in 4x4 finals for team TTO.
Keen competition for spots is healthy for our team and will ensure we continue to win more medals in the future at major championships as no one can become complacent about earning a spot in the 4x4 Final.
We need another TTO quarter-miler who is as hungry as Solomon for a spot in the 4x4 Final and who is capable of a reliable 44.mid leg to add to our 6 man relay pool. When we have that then we will consistently be strong gold medal contenders in the 4x4 relay at major championships as we will be able to rest our top two quarter-milers in the 4x4 Heats without any risk of not qualifying for the 4x4 Final with a good lane draw.

Hopefully next year these following quarter-milers will all be in sub-45 form and contesting to be in our top 6 at National Trials to qualify for our 6-man 4x4 relay pool to Rio. And hopefully any 4 of them selected for a 4x4 final will be capable of delivering us a medal and possibly a new TTO national record:-
Deon Lendore (PB 44.36), Machel Cedenio (PB 44.36), Lalonde Gordon (PB 44.52), Renny Quow (PB 44.53),  Jarrin Solomon (PB 44.98), Carlyle Roudette (PB 45.66) & Jereem Richards (PB 45.91).
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 08:12:43 AM
Andre Samuel it makes no sense arguing with socapro. As much as everyone else can see the fact. Getting him to see things logically is a waste of time. I asked for him to show back to back 44.5 splits and he post up videos yet he left out the splits as it will not support his claim. Does it make sense arguing when it is clear that he is alone on this jarrin Solomon should of been in the final BS. It comes just like politics in Trinidad don't matter the facts we are prone to blindly support even though facts dictate we should not. So take win socapro stay in your ignorance. Who would thought winning a silver at world's would turn into a debate about jarrin Solomon being as he put it politically abused. So instead of being about winning silver it has turned into the abuse of jarrin Solomon. I guess one man is truly bigger than the team as we are having this debate for a 44 second challenge sprinter. What is his rank in the 400 this year.Socapro sorry for doubting your world class sprinter jarrin Solomon is the damn clock and competitors that have him running 45. Damn this system. Fight the power Jarrin Solomon you are our number one 400 runner. Don't study time is just a number what you think you can do is all that matter
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Storeboy on September 03, 2015, 08:39:14 AM


If Quow and Santos (DR) can run 44.5 or faster then so can Solomon as they are all around the same height and built in regards to tools for the job. Its all about training, speed endurance, race strategy and mind set. Regards Solomon trying his hand at the 800m as you suggest to see if he can be world class in that event, its an idea but I doubt he will be able to tally with the top Kenyans to become world class in that event.



Soca,You have made a lot of good points in your arguments about the merits of Jarrin Solomon, but this one baffles me.  Is that what it takes? height and build?  Reminds me of the biblical passage, " Man looks on the outward appearance.." Much more than those two things are physiology and psychology. Muscle function, and mindset, some of which can be trained or develops but on a natural basis of genetics.  So do you think everyone who has the same height and built as Bolt can run the same times if trained? It is far more complicated than that.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 09:40:40 AM


If Quow and Santos (DR) can run 44.5 or faster then so can Solomon as they are all around the same height and built in regards to tools for the job. Its all about training, speed endurance, race strategy and mind set. Regards Solomon trying his hand at the 800m as you suggest to see if he can be world class in that event, its an idea but I doubt he will be able to tally with the top Kenyans to become world class in that event.



Soca,You have made a lot of good points in your arguments about the merits of Jarrin Solomon, but this one baffles me.  Is that what it takes? height and build?  Reminds me of the biblical passage, " Man looks on the outward appearance.." Much more than those two things are physiology and psychology. Muscle function, and mindset, some of which can be trained or develops but on a natural basis of genetics.  So do you think everyone who has the same height and built as Bolt can run the same times if trained? It is far more complicated than that.

I was asked by Jusbless if I think Solomon is capable of running 44.5 in the flat 400m and I explained why I think he is capable if he is not passed his best and puts his mind to it.
What is wrong with me not writing off Solomon's ability like some of you guys are doing?

Solomon ran 44.50 in his 2nd leg split in the 4x4 Heats in Beijing so that is obviously a sign that he has the ability to also run that time in the flat 400m if he is determined enough, trains hard enough and puts his mind to it.

Notice that I never argued anywhere that Solomon should have been chosen to run the flat 400m in front of Quow. My argument is that if I was selecting the 4x4 relay team for the Final in Beijing, I would have rewarded Solomon to run the 2nd leg in the Final based upon his 44.5 split performance in the 4x4 Heats. It’s that simple.

Also Solomon is one of those athletes who generally performs better in the 4x4 relay than he does in the flat 400m. There are a number of athletes like that who we refer to as relay beast. Javon Francis of JA is another.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 10:01:08 AM
Andre Samuel it makes no sense arguing with socapro. As much as everyone else can see the fact. Getting him to see things logically is a waste of time. I asked for him to show back to back 44.5 splits and he post up videos yet he left out the splits as it will not support his claim. Does it make sense arguing when it is clear that he is alone on this jarrin Solomon should of been in the final BS. It comes just like politics in Trinidad don't matter the facts we are prone to blindly support even though facts dictate we should not. So take win socapro stay in your ignorance. Who would thought winning a silver at world's would turn into a debate about jarrin Solomon being as he put it politically abused. So instead of being about winning silver it has turned into the abuse of jarrin Solomon. I guess one man is truly bigger than the team as we are having this debate for a 44 second challenge sprinter. What is his rank in the 400 this year.Socapro sorry for doubting your world class sprinter jarrin Solomon is the damn clock and competitors that have him running 45. Damn this system. Fight the power Jarrin Solomon you are our number one 400 runner. Don't study time is just a number what you think you can do is all that matter

Not all 4x4 relays races have official splits for all the competing teams published on the official website for the Meet but you can try timing the individual splits yourself from race video footage when the official splits for all teams are not available.

Do me a favour and post the official back to back sub-44.5 splits for Renny Quow in 4x4 Heats and Final since you believe he always deserves a spot in the 4x4 relay final in front of Jarrin Solomon even when a fresher Solomon runs a faster split than Quow in 4x4 Heats and it also looks like Quow might be a bit tired after running hard rounds in the individual flat 400m races that preceded the relays.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 10:12:40 AM
Talk sense from nonsense how can we time splits when each leg is different and based on the competition, plus a second leg split that is from a standing position indicates that you can run a 44.5 from start to finish in a flat 400m then RT should run 9.3s in the 100 cause he clocked those splits many times anchoring the Trinidad 4x100m team. Why stop their Allyson Felix should be clocking 47 in 400 cause she run it in 4x400 splits. Quow and Solomon run on the same team different legs comparing leg splits disregarding the legs that they had to run is utter madness. The only way you can see who is better is to put them in a flat 400m race where quow has proven to be better. You can only compare legs based on the relay splits of everyone on the same leg in the same race. Stop the idiotic logic and stop playing smart with foolishness.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 10:35:40 AM
Socapro you know what is real funny you posting the 44.5 split of Jarrin Solomon to justify your point so I decided to take a look at it and compare it to the rest of teams in the same heat 2nd leg runners. To my utter surprise only brazil and Ireland ran slower splits. Do you want me to post the link or did you ignored that fact for the sake of argument. So a man who ran the sixth fastest in his leg in the semis in virtue of that performance and seeing that he was fresh deserves a place in the finals.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 10:41:56 AM
Talk sense from nonsense how can we time splits when each leg is different and based on the competition, plus a second leg split that is from a standing position indicates that you can run a 44.5 from start to finish in a flat 400m then RT should run 9.3s in the 100 cause he clocked those splits many times anchoring the Trinidad 4x100m team. Why stop their Allyson Felix should be clocking 47 in 400 cause she run it in 4x400 splits. Quow and Solomon run on the same team different legs comparing leg splits disregarding the legs that they had to run is utter madness. The only way you can see who is better is to put them in a flat 400m race where quow has proven to be better. You can only compare legs based on the relay splits of everyone on the same leg in the same race. Stop the idiotic logic and stop playing smart with foolishness.

Fella the argument here is about me logically explaining why I would have selected Jarrin Solomon to run the 2nd leg in the 4x4 Final in Beijing if it was down to me to select the team for the 4x4 final based upon Solomon’s performance in the 4x4 Heats and taking into account how fresh he was in comparison to Renny Quow. Don't know why you are bringing in other athletes into the discussion to try to side track from the logic of my argument that you are refusing to digest.

Now based upon their performances in the 4x4 Heats in Beijing we can clearly see that Quow ran 45.9 from the blocks and that Solomon ran 44.5 from a running start on the 2nd leg.

USA 2:58.13 Q, TTO Q, JAM Q, Men's 4x400m Heat 2 World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/zhrZiYnzkSM
Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon

Legs assessment: Weak 1st leg from Quow 45.9; Strong 2nd leg from Solomon 44.5; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.56; Excellent 4th leg from Gordon 43.82.

We can normally minus 1 second from a 400m split time done from the blocks to work out what it is equivalent to from a running start so with that in mind Quow's equivalent time from a running start in the 4x4 Heats is 44.9. Now that time is still not as fast as Solomon’s split time of 44.5 on the 2nd leg.
With that result in mind you should now be able to understand the logic of why I believed that Quow was tired and with Solomon being fresher he was more likely to give us a faster split than Quow in the 4x4 Final.

As it turned out Quow ran a 44.9 time in the final on his lead off leg and proved that he was more likely negatively affected by a bad lane draw in the 4x4 Heats (lane 2) as he ran a much stronger leg from Lane 4 in the 4x4 Final.

Hence the reason why I said I was satisfied with the performances of all our team members including Quow in the 4x4 Final.

I still believe that we could have run a little faster in the 4x4 final and challenge the USA closer for the gold medal if my preferred line up and team order was used.

My preferred line up and team order in the 4x4 final if it was down to me would have been:-
1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Machel Cedenio; 4th leg Deon Lendore.

I believe this line up in the final could have run a faster time and given the USA a closer challenge for the gold medal but I am happy with the silver and the performances of all our team members in the Final who gave of their best.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 10:52:23 AM
Lets give you stats courtesy iaaf second leg splits Tony Mc Quay 44.0 Jarrin Solomon 44.5 Ricardo Chambers 44.1 Raidel Acea 44.4 Nijel Amos 44.1 Yon Soriano 43.8 Wagner Cardoso 44.9 Brian murphy 45.2. Plus according to the stats in iaaf Quow actually handed off the baton joint 5th so Solomon did not battle upward from last to bring us 6th he actually dropped us from 5th to 6th. Don't attack me attack iaaf these stats are courtesy them. http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result#resultheader
Check the race analysis as to support my argument.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 10:52:44 AM
Socapro you know what is real funny you posting the 44.5 split of Jarrin Solomon to justify your point so I decided to take a look at it and compare it to the rest of teams in the same heat 2nd leg runners. To my utter surprise only brazil and Ireland ran slower splits. Do you want me to post the link or did you ignored that fact for the sake of argument. So a man who ran the sixth fastest in his leg in the semis in virtue of that performance and seeing that he was fresh deserves a place in the finals.

Jarrin Solomon collected the baton from Quow in the 4x4 Heats in joint 2nd to last place and moved us up to a clear 6th place running wide around traffic.
We are debating if a fresh Solomon 2nd leg of 44.5 justified his inclusion in the 4x4 Final in front of a tired looking Quow with a slow 45.9 opening leg. In my judgement it did but that is now water under the bridge as we won a silver medal and broke the national record.
You need to stop beating up now.
I simply took the time to explain the logic of why I would have ran Solomon in the 4x4 final if I was picking the team and it has nothing to do with me liking or favouring Solomon more than Quow. It is simply a professional decision based upon how team members performed in the 4x4 Heats.

If you now can understand my logic then you should move on.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 11:00:08 AM
Lets give you stats courtesy iaaf second leg splits Tony Mc Quay 44.0 Jarrin Solomon 44.5 Ricardo Chambers 44.1 Raidel Acea 44.4 Nijel Amos 44.1 Yon Soriano 43.8 Wagner Cardoso 44.9 Brian murphy 45.2. Plus according to the stats in iaaf Quow actually handed off the baton joint 5th so Solomon did not battle upward from last to bring us 6th he actually dropped us from 5th to 6th. Don't attack me attack iaaf these stats are courtesy them. http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result#resultheader
Check the race analysis as to support my argument.

You need to look at the race video as not all official relay splits are totally accurate, they are at best an approximate.

The point here is that Solomon ran a better leg than Quow did in the 4x4 heats even if we minus 1 whole second from Quow's lead-off leg split to account for him starting from the blocks.
We are dealing with our TTO teams members here and the comparative times they ran in the 4x4 Heats and thus the times they could have been expected to run in the 4x4 Final if not faster.

You need to stop beating up and trying to deviate from the original argument by bringing in other people.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 11:17:57 AM
I am not bringing in other people but for the sake of proper analysis jarrin Solomon leg must be compared with the other athletes who ran the same leg and face the same conditions. If we judge his split according to what others ran on the same leg we can now truly see if he in fact ran a good leg as you so rightly claimed. As proven above he ran the sixth fastest time in the second leg of the heat but you consider it superior over quow who ran the fifth fastest first leg of the heat. Now at looking at leg splits in context of others in the same leg you can get a fair picture. What if the first leg had to battle headwinds while the second leg got a nice tailwind to follow all of these factors affect times, so it is best to compare legs against other competitors did in that same leg to determine if the leg was actually a good leg
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 11:21:44 AM
 :bs: :bs: :bs: Socapro you are true to form , I know you would of said ignore the stats from iaaf.  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 11:25:06 AM
Why everyone against Jarrin Solomon, Even the IAAF doctored times to make him look bad :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jai john on September 03, 2015, 11:30:22 AM
.... Just to deviate from a discussion which is really not going to be resolved here .....what caused so many disappointments at the WG ? Injuries ? training ? nutrition ? pollution ? general lack of preparedness ? Ato mentioned something which I believe is significant in determining why we did not get more medals .... " Michele was running earlier what she needed to be running now " same could be said for Keshorn with his throws ....
Bolt is tuned to the minute ...are we guilty of bad timing for major events ? is the diamond league putting pressure on our athletes to peak before the majors ?
Just a thought ...
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 11:39:22 AM
Why everyone against Jarrin Solomon, Even the IAAF doctored times to make him look bad :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:

The stats don't prove your argument as we are comparing Solomon's split with Quow's split in the 4x4 Heats to justify who between them should have been selected to run in the 4x4 Final. Bringing in stats for other teams is a distraction from our argument.

My point remains that even if we minus 1 second from Quow's 1st leg split to account for him starting from the blocks Solomon still ran a faster leg than Quow did.

I just wanted you to understand the logic of why I would have selected Solomon to run the 4x4 Final if the decision was down to me and it has nothing to do with me favouring one athlete over the other. It is a totally logical and professional decision done in the interest of team TTO doing its very best to mine gold.

Now continue ego tripping if you wish. It’s all water under the bridge now and I am happy with how all the team members performed in the final. Still believe my team and order of 1st leg Lalonde Gordon; 2nd leg Jarrin Solomon; 3rd leg Machel Cedenio; 4th leg Deon Lendore; would have run faster and could have challenged the USA closer for the gold medal.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 11:53:56 AM
.... Just to deviate from a discussion which is really not going to be resolved here .....what caused so many disappointments at the WG ? Injuries ? training ? nutrition ? pollution ? general lack of preparedness ? Ato mentioned something which I believe is significant in determining why we did not get more medals .... " Michele was running earlier what she needed to be running now " same could be said for Keshorn with his throws ....
Bolt is tuned to the minute ...are we guilty of bad timing for major events ? is the diamond league putting pressure on our athletes to peak before the majors ?
Just a thought ...

Many other athletes who competed in the DL circuit medalled at Worlds so you can't blame DL which is meant to help with preparation to face world class competition that you would meet at the major championships.
I think the closeness to Pan Am and the number of our top athletes who were forced to attend Pan Am may have had a negative effect on some of our athletes’ preparations.

Notice that even though we did well at Pan Am that all our top athletes who medalled at Pan Am struggled at the World Championships.

Lesson here is that we need to get our priorities right like the Jamaicans did by not sending any of their top athletes to Pan Am because it was too close to Worlds.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 12:03:26 PM
Why everyone against Jarrin Solomon, Even the IAAF doctored times to make him look bad :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:

You are being a clown, a 44.5 split is a good world class relay split in anyone's book.
A 44.5 split does not make Solomon look bad but I guess you wish to prove that you are a clown.
Got good news for you, mission accomplished.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: jusbless on September 03, 2015, 10:29:23 PM
Bravo what an excellent moderator we have for this forum who has moved to calling me a clown because I disagree with his faulty reasoning or logic. I said Solomon 44.5 in context with others who ran the same leg as him in the same heat in the same condition his 44.5 does not cut it . Your argument is if you take 1 sec from quow time in the semis it equates to 44.9 so because of that Solomon should of run the final. But what is weird is that you are saying the team would of run faster in the line up you put up . Using your same peculiar sense of logic if I take renny 44.9 in the final and minus the one second that gives me 43.9 . I keep wondering where are we as a society or what kind of individual we are if people resort to calling names because of the fact others don't agree with your logic. Bravo Bravo what a moderator. I must ask who moderates the moderator or is it that when you reach that status you are free to say whatever you like without censorship
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 03, 2015, 11:44:33 PM
Bravo what an excellent moderator we have for this forum who has moved to calling me a clown because I disagree with his faulty reasoning or logic. I said Solomon 44.5 in context with others who ran the same leg as him in the same heat in the same condition his 44.5 does not cut it . Your argument is if you take 1 sec from quow time in the semis it equates to 44.9 so because of that Solomon should of run the final. But what is weird is that you are saying the team would of run faster in the line up you put up . Using your same peculiar sense of logic if I take renny 44.9 in the final and minus the one second that gives me 43.9 . I keep wondering where are we as a society or what kind of individual we are if people resort to calling names because of the fact others don't agree with your logic. Bravo Bravo what a moderator. I must ask who moderates the moderator or is it that when you reach that status you are free to say whatever you like without censorship

I am not the only Moderator here my friend so stop trying to pull that guilt trip on me as it will not work. Because I am a Moderator here it does not stop me from calling a spade a spade.

So Solomon's 44.5 world class 2nd leg in the 4x4 Heats does not cut it in your book but Quow's 45.9 lead-off leg that had us in joint 2nd to last place after the first leg cuts it in your book.

I guess you didn't observe according to the official splits in the 4x4 Heats that Lendore 44.56 3rd leg was slower than Solomon's 44.5 2nd leg so going by your world class logic Lendore's leg did not cut it as well.

Once again, just to remind you we are arguing the merits of Solomon being more deserving of a spot in the 4x4 final rather than Quow based upon how they both performed in the 4x4 Heats relative to each other so bringing other athletes into the argument is a diversion from the argument.

You are basically trying to demean a world class relay leg ran by Solomon who is an essential member of our TTO 4x4 relay squad just to satisfy your ego.

As I said a 44.5 split is a world class split in any book and anyone who tries to logically argue otherwise is making them self out to be an ego-tripping clown. I call a spade a spade when I see it.

To prove that you are ego tripping you even resorted to referring to Quow's lead-off leg in the 4x4 final when I already stated that I was satisfied with how all our athletes performed in the 4x4 Final. The debate here is about Quow and Solomon's relative performances in the 4x4 Heats and which one of them was more deserving of a leg in the 4x4 Final based upon those performances.

Moving on however Quow proved in the Final that he was more negatively affected by his bad lane draw (lane 2) in the 4x4 Heats by running 1 second faster in the 4x4 Final in lane 4 and handing off the baton to Lalonde Gordon among the leaders. So Quow proved that he was not too tired from running the individual 400m rounds that happened prior to the 4x4 relays as I had first suspected after I saw his performance in the 4x4 Heats.
My suspicion that Quow was tired is the main reason that I would have given Solomon the nod to run the 2nd leg in the 4x4 final and would have placed our best performer in the 4x4 Heats, Lalonde Gordon on lead-off leg to guarantee us a strong lead off in hopefully first position in the 4x4 final. As it turned out Quow raised his performance in the 4x4 final and all turned out well with us mining a silver medal.

Now I have given you enough time and attention to explain my so-called "faulty logic" and only someone with mental challenges will still not understand my logic after I took all this time to explain my reasoning to them. Alternatively you are just an ego-tripper who refuses to allow logic & reasoning to get in the way of your ego.

I am done and you are welcome to have the last word to satisfy your ego as I am obviously wasting my time trying to reason with someone who refuses to think logically. I have explained my logic for believing that Solomon could have done a good job for us in the 4x4 final on the 2nd leg and we could have possibly even run the USA closer to contest them for the gold medal with the line-up I would have gone with but all that is now water under the bridge. Hopefully we can mine a gold medal in Rio and Solomon will continue to be an essential member of our 4x4 relay squad contributing world class legs if we are to realise a 4x4 Olympic gold due to good team spirit and deserved contributions by all capable team members.
Title: Still a long way to get to Rio
Post by: Socapro on September 04, 2015, 10:14:52 AM
Still a long way to get to Rio (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2015-09-03/still-long-way-get-rio)
Published: Thursday, September 3, 2015 (T&T Guardian)

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Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott competes in the men’s javelin throw qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. AP Photo.

Full credit to finalists Michele Lee Ahye, Kelly Ann Baptiste and Machel Cedenio, as well as our 4x100 ladies and 4x400 men’s team, which brought home medals from the World Championships in Beijing.

But we learnt one thing. There is a lot of work to be done ahead of next year’s Rio Olympics. Getting to the finals is a step in the right direction. It acts as a catalyst for the athlete, coach and management team to assess what needs to be done to turn finalists into medalists.

Cedenio, at 19, was seventh and can only improve with proper guidance. He will recall that earlier this year, he beat La Shawn Merritt but the American placed second in the final in a personal best time, ensuring that he was at his best for the Championships.

Next year will be similar but the rivalry becomes even more significant because it is the Olympic Games.

We must hope that the National Association of Athletic Administration (NAAA) works with the athletes for the future. Everyone needs to share a common goal. While some of these athletes will have managers with different mindset, the NAAA and the athlete must sit with the coaches and managers and set a clear pathway.

After the manager’s report on the World Championships is completed and addressed, a meeting should be called as soon as possible. If the NAAA have to travel to meet the athlete and their team outside of T&T, this must be a priority. I would suggest a team of three or four from the NAAA, comprising of highly influential and respected persons such as the president, Ephraim Serrette, and members such as Hasely Crawford, Dr Ian Hypolite and Dexter Voisin.

My other concern remains Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist who failed to progress out of the first round. The most disturbing aspect is that this is the second World Championships where Walcott has struggled. His conqueror Kenya’s Julius Vego in 2012 finished 12th in the Olympic final.

At the press conference for the 2012 final, I recall that the first three were on stage and a number of questions were thrown by the Kenyan contingent, asking for tips on how to improve their thrower. This was a novel event for the Kenyans and you could see they were attempting to acquire as much knowledge as possible. To their credit, their athlete improved tremendously, not only throwing in excess of 92 metres but he is also the reigning Commonwealth Champion, where he also beat Walcott.

Unless Walcott does something quickly, he may find himself having to play second fiddle to the consistent Yego.

Walcott’s first throw was his longest but sadly he lost his balance and overstepped and so it was considered a foul throw and he nevered recovered. Similarly on Yego’s first throw, he fell and it was also declared null and void  but he recovered to make the final and then a few days later regained his composure to win.

Walcott will have to examine his training regime. He cannot expect to gain in this country and must travel to Europe and get match fit and ready. As good as his local coach is, there is nothing to beat experience.  I also believe that because of early success, Walcott needs guidance and counseling and if it is that he cannot or will not listen to the NAAA, then another avenue has to be sought. The Olympic Committee president  Brian Lewis is very athlete driven and focused and I am certain he will ensure that a requisite team is put in place to assist some of the obvious needs of Walcott.

I believe that psychologist Dr Margaret Ottley should be hired immediately and brought home for the next ten to 12 months to work with as many athletes as possible in time for Rio.

Talent alone will not do it, we have to have the mental and emotional strength to go with it.

Without a doubt, our men’s 4x400 metres relay team can win gold in Rio. This current team of Renny Quow, La Londe Gordon, Deon Lendore, Machel Cedenio and Jarrin Solomon can reap success.

Once Jehue Gordon is fully recovered from his latest injury and with his studies completed, 2016 should be a strong year for him. His event was one of the few where the times were not as good as when he won in Moscow, which augurs well for him.

It was good to see the NAAA taking the bold step of incorporating some of our former athletes into their system. We have seen Niconnor Alexander getting involved and most recently Ato Boldon with the women's relay team. This group can become a long term core for success and with the leadership of Baptiste and the likes of Lee Ahye,  Hackett, Thomas, Khalifa St Fort and Kamira Durant, there is a lot to smile about. 

It looks promising, but as most men know, looks are sometimes deceiving.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: gawd on pitch on September 06, 2015, 08:33:04 AM
I'm happy that our pool of 400m runners is deep. I think this argument about relay selection will trickle into the other relay events where. On the women's relay, only 3 spots will be secured once Hackett continues to improve. Whoever runs low 11 out of these four (Thomas, Selvon, St Forte or Durant )will get the spot on the relay team.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 06, 2015, 08:54:43 AM
I'm happy that our pool of 400m runners is deep. I think this argument about relay selection will trickle into the other relay events where. On the women's relay, only 3 spots will be secured once Hackett continues to improve. Whoever runs low 11 out of these four (Thomas, Selvon, St Forte or Durant )will get the spot on the relay team.


Honestly, we need at least 3 sub-11 TTO women sprinters next season to be assured of at least a bronze medal in the women's 4x1 in Rio as our other competitors like Great Britain will also be improving and challenging strongly for bronze.
I am hoping for 4 sub-11 TTO women sprinters next season so that we can create a performance gap between ourselves and GB and we can at least start challenging USA and JA for silver and gold.
We should also be aiming to put our 3 top sprinters into the 100m final, just like JA has been regularly doing.
To be the best you have to aim to beat the best.

I am also hoping to see at least 1 of our male sprinters in the 100m final in Rio and hopefully 2.
We should also be aiming to have at least 3 of our male 100m sprinters in sub-10 form next season and running those sub-10 times regularly outside of T&T and not just at T&T National Trials.
I am hoping that both RT and Bledman work with Ato next season (RT is already confirmed) and hopefully even Jamol James and Jonathan Farinha as two of our upcoming youngsters who can go sub-10 with the right guidance. It’s about time that our best upcoming sprint talent raise their game as we were seeing other young sprinters of their age group or younger from the USA and Canada like Bromell and De Grasse going sub-10 on a regular basis this season. Both Bromell and De Grasse tied for bronze in Beijing while our TTO young sprinters in their age group did not even make our 4x100m sprint relay pool to the World Champs.

Hopefully veterans Burns, Sorrillo and even Darrell Brown can also get back to their very best and at least one of them can go sub-10 next season. Next season could be their last chance for glory at the highest level.
Title: COMING OF AGE ...T&T women strike bronze in 4x1 relay
Post by: Socapro on September 07, 2015, 10:33:53 AM
COMING OF AGE
T&T women strike bronze in 4x1 relay (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/coming-of-age)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 29, 2015, 11:27 pm AST

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CELEBRATION TIME: Michelle-Lee Ahye, left, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett and Reyare Thomas celebrate bronze in the IAAF World Championship women's 4x100 metres event, at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, yesterday. —Photo: GETTY IMAGES

IT has been a long road, and a rough one too, for Kelly-Ann Baptiste. But the pain was eased at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday when she teamed up with Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett for women's 4x100 metres bronze at the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

There was a bonus too, the Trinidad and Tobago quartet getting round the track in a national record time of 42.03 seconds.

Watch the 4x100m Women receive their medals (http://bit.ly/1UlJqnB)

Jamaica struck gold, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson and 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce combining for a 41.07 Championship record run. United States finished second in 41.68.

Women 4x100m relay Final IAAF World Athletics Championships 2015 Beijing
https://www.youtube.com/v/SM4dmuL8KKw

The T&T women have had a history of problems in the sprint relay. At the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, they were undone by baton bungles. Baptiste was there on both occasions, the first time as a 17-year-old newbie. Here in Beijing, she is the senior pro.
 
Baptiste led her team into battle, running the leadoff leg and handing the baton to Ahye. Thomas performed third leg duties, and Hackett anchored, the powerful sprinter staving off a spirited challenge from Great Britain's Desiree Henry.
 
In the early session yesterday, Baptiste, Ahye, Thomas and 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort combined for second spot in heat two in 42.24 seconds—a new national record. Less than nine hours later, the mark was re-set.

Watch Khalifa St. Fort anchor T&T women's 4x100m relay team into finals (http://www.tv6tnt.com/news/Baptiste-Ahyee-Thomas-and-St-Fort-into-4x100-womens-relay-final-323305591.html)

More important, though, was the top-three finish, for never before had the country's relay women earned precious metal at a World Championships or Olympic Games.
 
In a shade over 42 seconds, T&T had come of age.
 
“Standing here,” Baptiste told the Sunday Express, “I'm remembering all I used to be on teams with--Fana (Ashby), Wanda (Hutson), Monique (Cabral), Ayanna Hutchinson and all those people, so it just feels good to know how far we've come from as a team, and it's just great to actually fulfil what we know we were capable of a long time ago.”
 
A Carnival-style dance from Ahye when she and her teammates were introduced ahead of the championship race proved to be an early—but not premature—celebration.
 
“We went out there, held our own,” said the second leg runner. “We got a bronze, made history once again. We're very excited. I was just screaming my lungs out. I still couldn't believe that we got a medal.”
 
Thomas told the Sunday Express that sprint relay bronze made up for the disappointment, seven years ago, of not making the T&T team for the Beijing Olympics. She is now looking forward to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
“I think we could achieve another medal-winning team and go under 42 seconds for the Olympics.”
 
Hackett said yesterday's World Championship bronze was the result of a total team effort.
 
“The main thing about our success is that we trust each other and put out 100 per cent. The baton exchanges were much smoother and we bonded in an effort to bring Trinidad and Tobago home a bronze medal.”
 
St Fort also made a significant contribution with her solid anchor leg run in the qualifying round.
 
“I'm so happy I was able to go out there and represent my country well,” said the talented teen. “And I'm happy I was able to come out here with such a great group of girls and perform well. My teammates are really helpful, really reassuring.”
 
Baptiste said quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon played a big role as coach in the team's success here in Beijing.
 
“We know he's been there, done that before, whether it's with relays or individual events, and to have him show confidence in us was a great deal of help. He never had doubts at any point in time.”
 
And there's absolutely no doubt that T&T, now the ninth fastest nation in history in the women's sprint relay, will be a force to reckon with at Rio 2016 and beyond.
Title: Podium pride
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 04:44:16 AM
Podium pride (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150830/sports/podium-pride)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 30, 2015, 9:02 pm AST

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FRUIT OF THEIR LABOUR: Kelly-Ann Baptiste, left, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett beam with pride as they display their IAAF World Championship women's 4x100 metres bronze medals, at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, yesterday. —Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Less than 24 hours after their historic third-place finish in Saturday's IAAF World Championship women's 4x100 metres final, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett returned to the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, China, yesterday, to receive their bronze medals.

Baptiste, who ran the leadoff leg for Trinidad and Tobago, told the Express that the medal ceremony was a very special occasion.

“It felt good to see our flag being raised, and knowing that it was our efforts that got it there. When you have those experiences, it drives you more to push yourself and be a better athlete, and to keep on having those types of occurrences at every championship.”

For Ahye, the T&T second leg runner, it was an emotional experience.

“Once I saw the flag going up, it kind of brought a tear to my eye. I kind of held it in, but I felt really proud to be out there.”

Third leg runner Thomas concurred.

“It felt great to know we were able to get a bronze medal and make Trinidad and Tobago proud.”

Anchorwoman Hackett gave her impressions of the medal ceremony.

“We were happy and a bit emotional,” she told the Express, “because of the struggle we have had in the relay, and individually as athletes. To actually get it done on the major stage was overwhelming. I felt proud of all of us. We went out as a team and we got the job done as a team. We achieved everything as a team.”

While Khalifa St Fort was not on the podium, yesterday, she contributed as well to World Championship bronze, the 17-year-old anchoring the team to second spot in their qualifying heat.

St Fort hopes to be part of future medal ceremonies. On this occasion, she recorded the moment.

“It felt great,” said the bubbly teenager. “I loved watching them. It was so exciting to see the Trinidad and Tobago flag go up, and they looked so happy. I took so many pictures. I'm so proud of them.”

The flags of the medal-winning countries are raised at all medal ceremonies. This time, IAAF World Championship women's 4x1 gold went to Jamaica, with United States getting silver and T&T bronze. Only one anthem, however, is played, and the requirement is gold. Yesterday, the honour went to Jamaica.

Baptiste said she is looking forward to the day “Forged from the Love of Liberty” is played during a women's 4x100m medal ceremony at a major senior global meet.

“That could happen very soon,” the 2011 World Championship 100m bronze medallist declared, “very very soon. Especially for the other girls, since it's their first time actually being on that podium, I know it's extra motivation for them to train hard and to compete with the best of the best in the world.”

Hackett is already looking forward to T&T's Olympic medal bid.

“Hopefully, next year we can go on and be stronger and better for Rio 2016.”

Quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon is now coaching, and has been a key figure in the preparation of the women's 4x100m team here in Beijing.

T&T manager Dexter Voisin has also played an important role on the journey.

“I have been around this team from since 2005,” Voisin told the Express, “and I think I qualify to give a comment on what I think went well with regards to this 4x1.

“In the past, the women, just as the men, we always tried for them to understand the importance of relays. In these major championships, even when the men were disappointing in their individual events, somehow or the other we were able to pull out some medals in the relays.

“This time around,” he continued, “the women, they understood their potential, understood how they stood coming into this championship with regard to the relay. I remember in one of the team meetings I made them understand that they need to see the relay differently in comparison to how they looked at it in the past.”

Voisin said evidence of the new relay attitude was on display after Hackett and Thomas exited the 200m event at the semi-final stage.

“The following day,” said the manager, “they were out on the track going through the paces with the batons. In the past they would take a day-off and then come the following day. But they saw where they needed to go out there and work on the baton passing. They recognised the baton passing was the problem over the years, and they understood what needed to be done at these Championships.”

Yesterday, T&T's best female sprinters enjoyed the fruit of their labour—World Championship bronze medals as a reward for Saturday's 42.03 seconds national record run.
Title: WORTH THE WAIT ...Silver for record-breaking 4x4 men
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 04:52:16 AM
WORTH THE WAIT
Silver for record-breaking 4x4 men (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150830/sports/worth-the-wait)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 30, 2015, 9:16 pm AST

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INDEPENDENCE DAY GIFT: Machel Cedenio, left, Deon Lendore, Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon proudly display Trinidad and Tobago flags, following their silver run in the men's 4x400 metres event, at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. --Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

Lalonde Gordon vowed to not leave China without a medal. At no time during the IAAF World Championship men's 4x400 metres final at the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing, yesterday, was the Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler in danger of cancelling his airline booking.

A superb front-running performance from Team T&T resulted in silver and a new national record, Renny Quow, Gordon, Deon Lendore and 400m finalist Machel Cedenio combining for a two minutes, 58.20 seconds clocking.

Gold went to United States in 2:57.82, with Great Britain clocking 2:58.51 for bronze. The Jamaicans were credited with the same time as the British but had to settle for fourth spot, the photo finish showing Martyn Rooney marginally ahead of Jamaican anchor Javon Francis.

Way back in 1964, T&T earned Olympic men's 4x400m bronze, establishing the country as a world power in the event. At London 2012, there was a second Olympic Games men's 4x4 medal for T&T—another bronze—and seventh championship race appearance on the world's biggest sporting stage.

T&T competed in two IAAF World Championship men's 4x400m finals, in 2005 and 2013. Two medals have been earned at the IAAF World Indoor Championships--silver in 1993 and bronze in 2012. And in 2014, at the inaugural IAAF World Relays, T&T bagged bronze.

For a country with such a rich tradition in the 4x4, precious metal at the outdoor world championships was long in coming.

Yesterday, it was delivered, and the colour was silver. It was worth the wait!

In Saturday's qualifying round, Quow looked leg-weary on leadoff, and was in danger of losing his spot on the team for yesterday's final. But the technical staff showed faith in the 2009 World Championship 400m bronze medallist, and he repaid them with a great run.

“Yesterday (Saturday) was a tragedy,” Quow told the Express, “but I got my mind right, I got my body right. I have to thank Sharpie (massage therapist Ian Sharpe). He did a wonderful job getting me ready. I felt good out there, I felt I could have gone a lot faster.”

Quow was fast enough to hand T&T the lead at the first changeover.

Halfway through his second leg run, Gordon was second, but the 2012 Olympic 400m bronze medallist charged down the home straight to regain the lead for his country.

“Just wanted to go out there and put on a show,” Gordon declared. “I told them I wasn't leaving here without a medal, and I made sure I did that. I'm leaving with a medal! I had a lot of energy. I just wanted to put Deon ahead and give the fans a good show.”

Mission accomplished, Gordon's sizzling one-lap run maintaining pole position for T&T.

Lendore then kept the challengers at bay in the penultimate lap.

“We had a game plan,” the third leg runner explained. “Come out here and run from the front and do the best we could. We started out in the front and just continued doing it.”

Yes, the plan worked well, Cedenio receiving the baton ahead of 400m silver medallist LaShawn Merritt. The US anchor moved alongside his T&T counterpart, and shortly after Francis blew past them both. Merritt chased Francis, and passed him on the home straight.

Cedenio had a strong response as well, the 19-year-old quartermiler snapping up silver for T&T with his trademark finishing power.

“I felt confident about my past with Javon Francis,” Cedenio told the Express, in reference to his unbeaten record against the Jamaican in individual races, “but I think I let LaShawn Merritt get too far. He's a 43-point guy, I'm a 44 guy, so while it's not impossible, it would be hard for me to catch him. But we're still happy for the silver medal. I'm thrilled!”

The one silver and one bronze earned by T&T secured the country joint-22nd spot on the medal table with Bahamas and Ukraine. Kenya finished first with seven gold medals, six silver and three bronze, with Jamaica second (seven gold, two silver, three bronze), and United States third (six gold, six silver, six bronze).

With five top-eight finishes, T&T accumulated 22 points for joint-15th spot on the placing table with South Africa. The Americans finished first with 214 points, while Kenya (173) and Jamaica (132) were second and third, respectively.

T&T's medals at Beijing 2015 came on the last two days of the meet. Women's 4x1 bronze was bagged on Saturday. And in the very last event on the track at the global championship, the men's 4x4, silver was seized by a determined quartet, feeding off the electric atmosphere created by thousands of enthusiastic fans.

“The crowd, whoo! It's crazy out there. They make you want to run,” said Quow.

Cedenio, who came into the T&T team as a replacement for Jarrin Solomon after being rested in Saturday's qualifying round, expressed gratitude as well.

“I thank the people back home for supporting us. On social media they've been backing us 110 per cent. Thanks to the media. You guys came out here every day, and just kept pushing us and pushing us. That helped us. You guys came so far for us, and to go home without a medal would be tough. That would be disappointing for the fans.”

Quow, Gordon, Lendore and Cedenio certainly did not disappoint. They delivered big time, handing the entire nation an Independence Day gift.

USA win, TTO 2nd NR, GBR 3rd 4x400m Men Final World Champs 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/zMlTdx2fNB8
Team TTO running order: Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio

Legs assessment: Strong 1st leg from Quow 44.9; Strong 2nd leg from Gordon 44.1; Strong 3rd leg from Lendore 44.85; Strong 4th leg from Cedenio 44.47.

WCH 2015 Beijing - Team Trinidad and Tobago 4x400 Relay Men Final Silver
https://www.youtube.com/v/Cb6BRO88Zr8

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Glitter without gold* (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150830/sports/glitter-without-gold)
By Fazeer Mohammed (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 30, 2015, 9:09 pm AST

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ANCHOR LEGS: Teams Great Britain, left, Jamaica, second left, USA, second right, and Trinidad and Tobago, right, during yesterday's men's 4x400 relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China. USA copped gold ahead of T&T while Great Britain edged Jamaica for the bronze medal. --Photo: AP

For most of us, the IAAF World Athletics Championships was like a general election: you either won or lost. Yes, there's the consolation of silver and bronze medals for those who fall just short of the top prize, but it meant you were still beaten on the big occasion.
 
And when you've got a fellow Caribbean nation like Jamaica sharing top spot in the overall gold medal tally with Kenya (seven apiece), it seems like an act of desperate public relations to suggest there was much to celebrate in the performances of a Trinidad and Tobago contingent that returns from Beijing without a single gold in their possession.

In fact, some may want to argue that we've gone backwards from the previous World Championships in Moscow, where Jehue Gordon's triumph in the men's 400-metre hurdles, coming as it did a year after Keshorn Walcott's out-of-the-blue success in the men's javelin at the London 2012 Olympic Games, signalled the continuing rise of the twin-island state on the global sporting stage.
Title: T&T, J’ca fly Caribbean flag high in Beijing
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 11:42:10 AM
T&T, J’ca fly Caribbean flag high in Beijing (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2015-08-31/tt-j%E2%80%99ca-fly-caribbean-flag-high-beijing)
Published: Monday, August 31, 2015 (T&T Guardian)

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T&T’s 4x100m women’s relay team celebrate on the podium after receiving their bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. From left: Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Semoy Hackett. AP Photo.

BEIJING—Jamaica picked up a third relay gold in world-leading time as the Caribbean finished among the medals on the final day of competition to conclude a successful IAAF World Championships here yesterday.

The 4x100 metres quartet of Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills ran a world leading time of three minutes, 19.13 seconds to add a third relay gold medal following victories in the sprint relays on Saturday.

Running the anchor leg, Novlene Williams-Mills saved the best for last and cruised past American Francena McCorory in the last 20 metres to give Jamaica gold.

The United States finished second in a time of 3:19.44 and Great Britain took home the bronze in 3:23.62.

“These girls, they did it all the way. That is when you have the heart of a champion, that is what you do,” Williams-Mills said on passing McCorory near the finish line.

And it was all about T&T and the United States in the men’s version with the experienced American LaShawn Merritt holding off a challenge from Machel Cedenio to deny the Caribbean nation victory.

Renny Quow ran an opening split time of 43.23 seconds which set the scene for Trinidad and Tobago with Lalonde Gordon clocking 45.68 on the second leg and Deon Lendore, 44.75 on the third.

Cedenio then challenged Merritt to the end in timing 44.16.

The Americans completed the 400m relay in a world leading time of 2:57.82 with T&T finishing in a new national record time of 2:38.20 and Great Britain clocking a season best of 2:58.51.

In the only other event with Caribbean participation, Donald Thomas cleared 2.29 metres for sixth in the men’s high jump. His compatriot Trevor Barry was tenth with 2.25m.

Canada’s Derek Drouin (2.34m) won a jump-off with Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Guowei Zhang of China (2.33m) for the gold medal.

Kenya topped the medal table with seven gold for a total of 16 medals with Jamaica also finishing on seven gold but 12 medals. United States finished with 18 medals but only six gold.

The next IAAF World Championships will be held in London in 2017. (CMC)
Title: Solid T&T ...Manager pleased with overall showing
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 11:42:57 AM
Solid T&T
Manager pleased with overall showing (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150831/sports/solid-tt)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 31, 2015, 11:38 pm AST

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MEN OF THE MOMENT: Renny Quow, left, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio pose with their men’s 4x400 metres silver medals and mascots at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, on Sunday. —Photo: @GETTY IMAGES

“A very good meet for us.” This is how team manager Dexter Voisin described Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 IAAF World Championship experience, here in Beijing, China.

Voisin told the Express his assessment was based not only on the men's 4x400 metres silver and women's 4x100m bronze.

“Also the number of finalists and semi-finalists we had.”

Michelle-Lee Ahye and Kelly-Ann Baptiste created history when they both qualified for the women's 100m final. It was the first time two women from T&T progressed to the same World Championship final. Ahye finished fifth in the championship race, while Baptiste was sixth.

There was a top-eight finish too for Machel Cedenio, the 19-year-old quartermiler earning seventh spot in the men's 400m final.

Cleopatra Borel finished 12th in the women's shot put. Semoy Hackett reached the semi-final round in the women's 100m and 200m events. Reyare Thomas was a semi-finalist in the women's 200m. In the women's 400m hurdles, Sparkle McKnight reached the penultimate round. And both Lalonde Gordon and Renny Quow progressed to the men's 400m semis.

“The 4x4 men over the years,” Voisin told the Express, “have become our strength, always the ones on paper to come through at these major championships. What they displayed here in the individual event was a great achievement. We would have liked to see three going through to the final. That didn't happen, but we had one finalist in Cedenio. It wasn't a bad Championships for the quartermilers.”

The T&T manager was excited about the silver run in the men's 4x400m final, Quow, Gordon, Deon Lendore and Cedenio teaming up for a two minutes, 58.20 seconds national record clocking.

“It was very commendable. You could have seen where each one performed his duty, and there was no let up at all. Congrats to the whole team. Everybody put in their piece and established a new national record. At no point in time anybody showed any fear. We couldn't ask for anything better. Of course the gold is always a better colour, but silver is acceptable.”

Jarrin Solomon played his part as well, running in the qualifying round. He was replaced by Cedenio for the final. Voisin heaped praises on Baptiste, Ahye, Thomas and Hackett--the four women who bagged sprint relay bronze on Saturday in a national record time of 42.03 seconds--as well as 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort, who ran the anchorleg in the qualifying round, and the sixth member of the squad, Kamaria Durant.

“As we can see, the girls definitely have matured, and this I think is one of the major factors concerning this bronze medal they won. The women have been knocking on the door for a couple years well.

“We had a little setback with Kelly-Ann and Semoy where they were absent (through drug suspensions). It's very good to see that they came back and were basically on top of their game. They started off their season pretty good, and with regards to Semoy she came along every meet she ran, and she really did some great performances here at these Championships.”

Training under the guidance of 1997 men's 200m world champion Ato Boldon, the sprint relay women grew in self-belief. “They understood that they had the potential to do well,” said Voisin. “They were a team on the track, off the track. The first time I've seen a team gel so much. You saw them during the warm-up phases always together. They were moving as a team, and I think that was the major factor for their success at these Championships.

“Generally, the women have improved over the years and I think they will only grow from strength to strength. The future is very bright. We saw young Khalifa St Fort coming onto the senior team and performing her role in the opening round. She did a great job and is one of the persons we have to look for in the future. She is in good hands with Ato Boldon.”

While there was cause for celebration in the T&T camp here in Beijing, there were disappointments as well. Jehue Gordon has been struggling with a sports hernia this season, and the defence of his men's 400m hurdles title did not go past the opening round. Injury cut short Keston Bledman's challenge in the men's 100m, the double Olympic sprint relay silver medallist bowing out in round one.

Mikel Thomas tumbled out of his men's 110m hurdles first round heat. And Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott did not progress to the men's javelin final.

“We look at Keshorn Walcott's performance for the year, hitting the 90-metre mark (90.16m). He and his coach (Ismael Lopez Mastrapa) expected great things at these Championships. I know he had a setback with his ankle going into Pan American Games, but since his arrival in Beijing there was no complaint about the ankle.

“Words cannot express how Keshorn's feeling right now. He's very disappointed,” Voisin ended, “because he was hoping to put on a good display at the Championships.”
Title: Keeping the medals coming
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 12:38:42 PM
Keeping the medals coming (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150901/sports/keeping-the-medals-coming)
By Garth Wattley (T&T Express)
Published on Sep 1, 2015, 8:50 pm AST

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Final handover: United States' LaShawn Merritt, left, takes the baton to anchor his team to the gold medal in the men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China, Sunday. At right is Trinidad and Tobago's Machel Cedenio whose team took the silver. —Photo: AP

I suppose Dexter Voisin would not be a good manager if he did not look on the positive side of Trinidad and Tobago's World Championships performances over the last two weeks.

His charges after all earned two relay medals via the 4x400 men (silver) and the 4x100 women (bronze).
So, he was able to tell Kwame Laurence: “The girls definitely have matured, and this I think is one of the major factors concerning this bronze medal they won. The women have been knocking on the door for a couple years well.

“We had a little setback with Kelly-Ann and Semoy where they were absent (through drug suspensions). It's very good to see that they came back and were basically on top of their game. They started off their season pretty good, and with regards to Semoy she came along every meet she ran, and she really did some great performances here at these Championships.”

Voisin also added: “The 4x4 men over the years have become our strength, always the ones on paper to come through at these major championships. What they displayed here in the individual event was a great achievement. We would have liked to see three going through to the final. That didn't happen, but we had one finalist in Cedenio. It wasn't a bad Championships for the quarter-milers.”
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 13, 2015, 03:19:42 PM
World Championships of Athletics Beijing 2015 (Highlights- Days One to Nine)

Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day One highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day One)
https://www.youtube.com/v/1jJew6zBcu4
SKIP TO 4:29 FOR THE FIRST RACE ACTION!!

DAY 1 – 22 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:35   00:35   M   Marathon    Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/marathon/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/100-metres-hurdles/result)         
09:30   02:30   M   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/qualification/result)         
10:10   03:10   W   Shot Put   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/qualification/result) (featuring Cleopatra Borel)         
10:20   03:20   W   High Jump   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/high-jump/result)         
10:25   03:25   M   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/3000-metres-steeplechase/heats/result)         
10:55   03:55   M   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/qualification/result)         
11:15   04:15   W   1500 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/heats/result)         
11:50   04:50   M   800 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/heats/result)         
12:40   05:40   M   100 Metres   Preliminary Round   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/preliminary-round/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   W   Shot Put   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/shot-put/result)         
18:35   11:35   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Jehue Gordon)         
18:40   11:40   M   Pole Vault   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/pole-vault/qualification/result)         
19:10   12:10   W   Triple Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/triple-jump/qualification/result)         
19:20   12:20   M   100 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/heats/result) (featuring Keston Bledman)            
20:05   13:05   W   Shot Put   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/shot-put/final/result) (featuring Cleopatra Borel)            
20:15   13:15   W   200 Metres   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/200-metres/result)            
20:50   13:50   M   10,000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/10000-metres/final/result)

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Two highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day Two)
https://www.youtube.com/v/CwRb5N7LWKw
SKIP TO 3:54 FOR FIRST RACE ACTION!!

DAY 2 – 23 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

08:30   01:30   M   20 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/20-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   W   Long Jump   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/long-jump/result)         
10:05   03:05   M   Shot Put   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/shot-put/qualification/result)         
10:25   03:25   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Sparkle Mc Knight)         
10:50   03:50   W   Javelin Throw   Heptathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/javelin-throw/result)         
11:10   04:10   M   400 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/heats/result) (feat. Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon & Quow)         
12:00   05:00   W   100 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/heats/result) (featuring KAB, MLA & Semoy Hackett)         
12:05   05:05   W   Javelin Throw   Heptathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/javelin-throw/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   M   Hammer Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/hammer-throw/final/result)      
18:40   11:40   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)      
19:10   12:10   M   100 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/semi-final/result)      
19:30   12:30   M   Shot Put   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/shot-put/final/result)      
19:40   12:40   W   800 Metres   Heptathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/heptathlon/800-metres/result)   
20:15   13:15   M   800 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/semi-final/result)      
20:45   13:45   W   1500 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/semi-final/result)      
21:15   14:15   M   100 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/100-metres/final/result)

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Three highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day Three)
https://www.youtube.com/v/Y3axbbf45Zg
SKIP TO 2:24 FOR THE FIRST RACE GUYS!!

DAY 3 – 24 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   W   Pole Vault   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/pole-vault/qualification/result)   
09:35   02:35   W   Discus Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
09:45   02:45   W   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/3000-metres-steeplechase/heats/result)   
10:00   03:00   M   Long Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/long-jump/qualification/result)   
10:45   03:45   W   400 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/heats/result)   
10:55   03:55   W   Discus Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/qualification/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   M   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/qualification/result) (featuring Keshorn Walcott)   
19:05   12:05   M   Pole Vault   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/pole-vault/final/result)      
19:10   12:10   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result) (featuring Sparkle Mc Knight)   
19:30   12:30   W   Triple Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/triple-jump/final/result)      
19:40   12:40   W   100 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/semi-final/result) (featuring KAB, MLA & Semoy Hackett)
20:05   13:05   M   400 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/semi-final/result) (feat. Cedenio, Lalonde Gordon & Quow)   
20:25   13:25   M   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
20:35   13:35   W   10,000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/10000-metres/final/result)      
21:15   14:15   M   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/3000-metres-steeplechase/final/result)      
21:35   14:35   W   100 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres/final/result) (featuring KAB & MLA)

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Four highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships 2015 (Highlights- Day Four)
https://www.youtube.com/v/OJELEUWTvBI
SKIP TO 3:52 FOR THE FIRST EVENT GUYS!!

DAY 4 – 25 AUGUST

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Discus Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/discus-throw/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   W   400 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/semi-final/result)      
19:25   12:25   M   Long Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/long-jump/final/result)      
19:30   12:30   M   200 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/heats/result) (featuring Kyle Geaux)
20:25   13:25   M   400 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres-hurdles/final/result)      
20:35   13:35   W   1500 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/1500-metres/final/result)      
20:55   13:55   M   800 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800-metres/final/result)   

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Five highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships 2015 (Highlights- Day Five)
https://www.youtube.com/v/eFUC9x6iDiQ
SKIP TO 4:36 FOR THE FIRST EVENT/RACE ACTION GUYS!!

DAY 5 – 26 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   W   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/qualification/result)      
09:35   02:35   M   5000 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/5000-metres/heats/result)   
10:00   03:00   M   Triple Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/triple-jump/qualification/result)      
10:25   03:25   W   800 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/heats/result)   
10:55   03:55   W   Hammer Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/qualification/result)      
11:20   04:20   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/heats/result) (featuring Mikel Thomas)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Pole Vault   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/pole-vault/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   M   Javelin Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/javelin-throw/final/result)         
19:15   12:15   W   200 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/heats/result)    (featuring Hackett, Reyare Thomas & Durant)
20:10   13:10   W   400 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres-hurdles/final/result)      
20:30   13:30   M   200 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/semi-final/result)   
21:00   14:00   W   3000 Metres Steeplechase   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/3000-metres-steeplechase/final/result)      
21:25   14:25   M   400 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/400-metres/final/result) (featuring Machel Cedenio)      

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Six highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day 6)
https://www.youtube.com/v/zWw7ru_PUBg
SKIP T0 4:17 FOR THE FIRST EVENT/RACE GUYS!!

DAY 6 – 27 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

09:30   02:30   M   Discus Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
09:35   02:35   W   High Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/high-jump/qualification/result)
09:40   02:40   W   5000 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/5000-metres/heats/result)   
10:20   03:20   W   Long Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/long-jump/qualification/result)   
10:35   03:35   M   1500 Metres   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/heats/result)   
10:50   03:50   M   Discus Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/qualification/result)   
11:15   04:15   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/heats/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

19:00   12:00   W   Hammer Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/hammer-throw/final/result)      
19:05   12:05   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)   
19:10   12:10   M   Triple Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/triple-jump/final/result)      
19:35   12:35   W   200 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/semi-final/result)    (featuring Semoy Hackett & Reyare Thomas)
20:05   13:05   W   800 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/semi-final/result)   
20:40   13:40   W   400 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400-metres/final/result)      
20:55   13:55   M   200 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/200-metres/final/result)   

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Seven highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day 7)
https://www.youtube.com/v/MJYDs0VHGQY
SKIP TO 3:25 FOR THE START OF THE FIRST EVENT GUYS!!

DAY 7 – 28 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

08:30   01:30   W   20 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/20-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)         
09:00   02:00   M   100 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/100-metres/result)
09:45   02:45   M   High Jump   Qualification   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/high-jump/qualification/result)   
10:05   03:05   M   Long Jump   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/long-jump/result)
11:55   04:55   M   Shot Put   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/shot-put/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

16:15   09:15   M   High Jump   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/high-jump/result)
19:00   12:00   W   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
19:25   12:25   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/semi-final/result)   
19:50   12:50   W   Long Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/long-jump/final/result)      
19:55   12:55   M   1500 Metres   Semi-Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/semi-final/result)      
20:20   13:20   M   400 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/400-metres/result)
20:25   13:25   W   Javelin Throw   Qualification Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/qualification/result)   
21:00   14:00   W   200 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/200-metres/final/result)      
21:20   14:20   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/110-metres-hurdles/final/result)         
21:35   14:35   W   100 Metres Hurdles   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/100-metres-hurdles/final/result)

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Eight highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day 8 )
https://www.youtube.com/v/xhyq7BBxq1I
SKIP TO 42:00 TO SEE TTO 4X100M WOMEN RUN FOR BRONZE!!

DAY 8 – 29 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:30   00:30   M   50 Kilometres Race Walk   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/50-kilometres-race-walk/final/result)      
09:00   02:00   M   110 Metres Hurdles   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/110-metres-hurdles/result)
10:05   03:05   M   Discus Throw   Decathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/discus-throw/result)
10:15   03:15   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result)
10:40   03:40   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/heats/result) (featuring Team TTO)   
11:20   04:20   M   Discus Throw   Decathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/discus-throw/result)
12:00   05:00   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x100-metres-relay/heats/result) (featuring Team TTO)   
12:20   05:20   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Heats   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x100-metres-relay/heats/result)   
13:15   06:15   M   Pole Vault   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/pole-vault/result)

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

17:00   10:00   M   Javelin Throw   Decathlon Group A   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/javelin-throw/result)
17:35   10:35   W   400m Masters   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/400m-masters/final/result)      
17:50   10:50   M   800m Masters   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/800m-masters/final/result)      
18:20   11:20   M   Javelin Throw   Decathlon Group B   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/javelin-throw/result)   
18:30   11:30   W   High Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/high-jump/final/result)      
19:15   12:15   W   800 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/800-metres/final/result)         
19:30   12:30   M   5000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/5000-metres/final/result)         
19:50   12:50   M   Discus Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/discus-throw/final/result)         
20:10   13:10   M   1500 Metres   Decathlon   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/decathlon/1500-metres/result)   
20:45   13:45   W   4x100 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x100-metres-relay/final/result) (featuring Team TTO)      
21:10   14:10   M   4x100 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x100-metres-relay/final/result)      

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Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the Day Nine highlights of the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.

Athletics 2015: Beijing World Championships (Highlights- Day 9)
https://www.youtube.com/v/5AqSjVgqR6A
SKIP TO 3:32 FOR THE FIRST EVENT GUYS!!

DAY 9 – 30 AUGUST

MORNING SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

07:30   00:30   W   Marathon   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/marathon/final/result)   

AFTERNOON SESSION
LOCAL TIME   UK TIME   SEX   EVENT   ROUND

18:30   11:30   M   High Jump   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/high-jump/final/result)      
18:45   11:45   W   Javelin Throw   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/javelin-throw/final/result)         
19:15   12:15   W   5000 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/5000-metres/final/result)         
19:45   12:45   M   1500 Metres   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/1500-metres/final/result)         
20:05   13:05   W   4x400 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/women/4x400-metres-relay/final/result)         
20:25   13:25   M   4x400 Metres Relay   Final   Startlist & Result (http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/15th-iaaf-world-championships-4875/results/men/4x400-metres-relay/final/result) (featuring Team TTO)
Title: 2015 IAAF World Championships - TTO UPDATES
Post by: Socapro on September 15, 2015, 09:33:49 AM
Click HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates) to view videos of all our TTO athletes in action in their various events during the recently concluded IAAF World Championships. Check it out and note videos are posted in reverse order.

2015 IAAF World Championships - TTO UPDATES (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 29, 2015, 12:01 am AST

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DAY 1 UPDATES

10.08am Welcome to the 2015 IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China. The sun is belting down this morning as we prepare for Trinidad and Tobago's opening event at the global meet. Cleopatra Borel will compete in the women's shot put qualifying competition. The veteran thrower is in Group A and will be the second athlete to throw. The magic distance is 18.30 metres. Hit that mark and Borel will qualify for the final at 8.05pm. That's 8.05 Saturday morning TT time. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.17am Borel takes her first throw in the qualifying competition and is clearly not pleased with the effort. She lands the iron ball 17.01 metres, well short of the 18.30m automatic qualifying distance. Borel has two more throws to get it right. She has a word with her coach, Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, so hopefully she'll achieve her goal in round two. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.23am Go Cleo! She's into the final. Borel goes well past the automatic mark in round two, throwing 18.55m to become the second athlete in Group A to book a spot in the final. Germany's Christina Schwanitz, the world leader and favourite for gold, qualified in round one with a 19.39m effort. This is the second time Borel is into a World Championship final. Back in 2011, in Daegu, Korea, she finished 13th in the final. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

6.34pm Welcome back to the Bird's Nest Stadium. In a short while Jehue Gordon will be in action in the second men's 400 metres hurdles first round heat. Jehue is the defending champion but will have a tough task in his opener, clashing with American Michael Tinsley and Puerto Rico's Javier Culson. Jehue will be on track at 6.43pm (Beijing time). At 7.34, Keston Bledman will be on show in the third men's 100m heat. And at 8.05, Cleopatra Borel bids for precious metal in the women's shot put final. Go T&T! Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

6.45pm Jehue finishes seventh in heat two in 49.91 and is eliminated. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

7.11pm Tough luck Jehue Gordon. Making a successful defence of his world title was always going to be a big ask after a sports hernia led to a six-week layoff from competition. But Jehue is still only 23. He'll be back. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

7.49pm Keston Bledman exited in the opening round of the men's 100 metres dash. He fell victim to the groin injury that had hampered his World Championship preparations, the T&T sprinter finishing eighth and last in heat three in 10.75 seconds. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.19pm Cleopatra Borel throws 17.43 metres in the first round of the women's shot put final. She is eighth after round one. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.22pm Borel's second round throw is very flat. She's disappointed with the effort and steps out of the circle for a foul. Has a chat with coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, who tries to wake her up and get her focused ahead of the third round. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.30pm Borel is 12th and last after round two. She needs to throw at least 18.09 in round three to have a chance of a top-8 finish. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.33pm Borel is well short of 18 metres in round three, and is eliminated. She throws 16.85 metres. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)


DAY 2 UPDATES

10.22am Welcome to Day 2 coverage of the 2015 IAAF World Championships. An action-packed morning schedule for T&T is on the cards. Sparkle McKnight "opens the batting" in a short while in the opening heat in round one of the women's 400m hurdles. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.41am An impressive start for McKnight. The T&T hurdler completes her lap of the track in 55.77 seconds to finish second in heat one, advancing automatically to the semifinal round. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

Machel Cedenio is next for T&T. He runs in the opening first round heat in the men's 400m event. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

11.25am Cedenio is through to the men's 400m semis after clocking a fast 44.54 seconds to finish second in the opening heat. American David Verburg won in 44.43. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

The second heat produced two sub-44 runs! Saudia Arabia's Yousef Ahmed Masrahi won in 43.93 seconds, the same time clocked by second-placed Jamaican Rusheen McDonald. Both quartermilers established new national records. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

11.58am Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon joined Cedenio in the men's 400m semis. Quow finished second in heat six in 44.54 seconds, while Gordon secured third spot in heat four in 44.97. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett and Kelly-Ann Baptiste are coming up in the opening round of the women's 100m dash.

12.24pm Ahye is back to her best. The T&T sprinter's leg injury is clearly behind her. In her first round heat, she won in 10.98 seconds, running into a 1.2 metres per second headwind. Ahye looks like a serious contender for precious metal! Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

1.05pm Baptiste and Hackett are also into the women's 100m semis. Baptiste looks to be in fine form, coasting to victory in heat six in 11.13 seconds. Hackett secured an automatic semi-final berth as well, finishing second in heat five in 11.16. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

So, a perfect first session for Team T&T. All seven athletes are through to the semifinal round: Sparkle McKnight in the women's 400m hurdles; Machel Cedenio, Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon in the men's 400m; Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett in the women's 100m. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

9.34pm Usain Bolt prevails! The much anticipated showdown between Bolt and Justin Gatlin in the IAAF World Championship men's 100 metres final was all it promised to be, the Jamaican track legend winning in 9.79 seconds, edging the American into second spot. Gatlin clocked 9.80. Another American Trayvon Bromell and Canadian Andre De Grasse were declared joint bronze medallists at 9.92. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)


DAY 3 UPDATES

7.07am We're back at the Bird's Nest Stadium for Day 3 action. Eight T&T athletes will be on show today. Keshorn Walcott will be the first. In a few minutes he will throw in the men's javelin qualifying competition. The automatic qualifying distance is 83.00m. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

7.33am Walcott has not had a good start to the qualifying competition. He fouled his first attempt and then followed up with a 75.16 metres throw. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

7.38am Sparkle McKnight is eliminated in the semi-final round of the women's 400 metres hurdles. She clocked 56.21 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 17th overall. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.44pm Trinidad and Tobago will have two sprinters in the women's 100 metres final, scheduled for 9.35 this morning (TT time). Kelly-Ann Baptiste finished second in semi-final number two in 10.90 seconds, and will be in lane in the championship race. Michelle-Lee Ahye clocked a season's best 10.97 for third spot in heat three and a berth in the final as a "fastest loser". The third T&T sprinter, Semoy Hackett was eliminated after finishing fifth in the opening heat in a season's best 11.13. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.52pm Keshorn Walcott is out of the men's javelin. The reigning Olympic champion threw 76.83 metres to finish 13th in Group "A" in the qualifying competition. He needed 83.00m or better to guarantee himself a berth in the final. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

9.01pm Machel Cedenio will fly the Trinidad and Tobago flag in Wednesday's men's 400 metres final. Cedenio got in as a "fastest loser" after finishing third in the third heat in 44.64 seconds. Lalonde Gordon was fourth in heat two in 44.70 for ninth spot overall, just missing out on a berth in the eight-man final. Renny Quow was also eliminated. He clocked 44.98 to finish fifth in heat one. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.09pm Trinidad and Tobago sprinters, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Kelly-Ann Baptiste finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women's 100 metres final. Ahye clocked 10.98 seconds, while Baptiste got to the line in 11.01. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won in 10.76 seconds, from Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers (10.81) and American Tori Bowie (10.86).


DAY 4 UPDATES

7.31am Kyle Greaux is the only Trinidad and Tobago athlete on show today. He faces the starter at 8.12am (TT time) in the seventh and final men's 200 metres first round heat. Greaux's personal best is 20.42 seconds, while three of his rivals - South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, Antiguan Miguel Francis and Qatar's Femi Ogunode - have run in the 20.0 range. With three men in each heat advancing automatically to the semi-final round, Greaux will certainly have his work cut out for him. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

1.13pm Greaux made an early exit from the World Championships. He clocked 20.51 seconds for fifth spot in heat seven in the opening round of the half-lap event. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)


DAY 5 UPDATES

11.18am Good morning from the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing. Mikel Thomas is preparing for his opening race at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete will run in lane three in the first of five first round heats in the men's 110 metres hurdles. The first four advance automatically to the semis. Thomas has been having a very good season, so all things being equal he should progress. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

11.45am Wow. Mikel Thomas goes tumbling to the track in heat one, and is out of the World Championships. He's having a great year, but it simply was not to be on this occasion. But Thomas sportingly lifted himself off the track and completed the race anyway, crossing the line eighth and last. However, he was subsequently disqualified. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

Video: YouTube/ IAAF

7.17pm Coming up in a few minutes, Kamaria Durant in the women's 200 metres. She competes in the second of seven first round heats. Durant's T&T teammate, Semoy Hackett will run in heat five. And Reyare Thomas will be in action in heat six. The top three in each heat advance automatically to the semi-final round. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

7.37pm Durant is eliminated. She finished sixth in heat two in 23.25 seconds. The time is not fast enough to earn her a "fastest loser" berth in the semis. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.31pm Hackett and Thomas are safely through to the semis, both T&T sprinters advancing automatically. Hackett finished second in heat five in 22.89 seconds, while Thomas clocked 23.09 for third spot in heat six. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.27pm Machel Cedenio finished seventh in the men's 400 metres final, the 19-year-old T&T quartermiler getting home in 45.06 seconds. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

The race was won by South African Wayde van Niekerk in a jaw-dropping time of 43.48 seconds. American LaShawn Merritt got silver in 43.65, with bronze going to Grenadian Kirani James in 43.78.


DAY 6 UPDATES

7.29pm Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett are the T&T representatives at the Bird's Nest Stadium today. Both sprinters will be in action in the women's 200m semis. Thomas runs in the first semi-final in a couple minutes, while Hackett will face the starter in heat two. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.12pm Semoy Hackett and Reyare Thomas exited in the semi-final round of the women's 200m. Hackett finished fourth in the second semi in 22.75 seconds. The clocking was not fast enough for a "fastest loser" berth in the final. In the opening semi-final heat, Thomas was seventh in 23.03. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

9.08pm Jamaica's Usain Bolt completed the men's sprint double, forcing American Justin Gatlin to settle for silver a second time. Bolt won in 19.55 seconds, while Gatlin got to the line in 19.74. South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana clocked 19.87 to pick up bronze. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)


DAY 7 UPDATES

10.17pm There were no Trinidad and Tobago athletes on show at the Bird's Nest Stadium today. Jamaica, though, was well represented. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.24pm Danielle Williams struck gold for Jamaica in the women's 100m hurdles in a personal best 12.57 seconds. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.33pm Jamaicans Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown got silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 200m. Thompson clocked a sizzling 21.66 seconds, while Campbell-Brown was home in 21.97. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers won in 21.63 to break the Championship record and move into the third spot on the all-time world performance list. Thompson is fifth fastest all-time. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.54pm Another Jamaican, Hansle Parchment earned silver in the men's 110m hurdles in 13.03 seconds. Russian Sergey Shubenkov grabbed gold in 12.98, with bronze going to American Aries Merritt (13.04). Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

11.06pm T&T will be in action tonight (TT time) in the qualifying round of the men's 4x400 metres event. Team manager Dexter Voisin said there has been a change in the order for T&T's heat two showdown with United States and Jamaica. Lalonde Gordon and Jarrin Solomon have switched. Solomon will now run the second leg and Gordon will anchor. At 10.50 tonight (TT time), leadoff runner Renny Quow faces the starter. Solomon, Deon Lendore and Gordon, running in that order, will look to complete the job. The final is on Sunday. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

11.20pm At eight minutes past midnight (TT time), Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort, running in that order, will do battle for T&T in heat two in the women's 4x100m relay. The plan is for Semoy Hackett to replace St Fort on anchor, once T&T progress to the final which takes place at 8.45 tomorrow morning. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)


DAY 8 UPDATES

10.44am Trinidad and Tobago will be on the track in a few minutes in the second qualifying heat of the men's 4x400 metres relay. Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon, running in that order, will fly the flag. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

10.55am T&T finished second in the second 4x400 heat in 2:58.67 to qualify automatically for Sunday's final. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

12.09pm The T&T combination of Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort clocked 42.24 seconds, a new national record, to finish second in heat two in the women's 4x100 metres event, advancing automatically to the final. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

2.20pm The women's 4x100 final is at 8.45 this morning (TT time). That's less than seven hours away. T&T will run in lane four, with United States in five and Jamaica in six. The line-up for the final is expected to be Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

The men's 4x400 final takes place at 8.25am (TT time). T&T will be in lane four.

8.49pm T&T strike bronze in the women's 4x100 metres relay! Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett blazed to a national record time of 42.03 seconds to finish third. Jamaica won in a Championship record 41.68, while United States finished second in 41.68. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

Video: YouTube/ IAAF


DAY 9 UPDATES

8.02pm T&T will start in lane four in the men's 4x400 metres relay final. Starting time is 8.25am (TT time). The running order for T&T: Renny Quow to Lalonde Gordon to Deon Lendore to Machel Cedenio. Nineteen-year-old Cedenio, who finished seventh in the individual 400m final, was rested in the qualifying round. He replaces Jarrin Solomon. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)

8.36pm Silver for T&T in men's 4x400 relay! National record 2:58.20! USA 1st in 2:57.82. Great Britain bronze in 2:58.51. Video HERE (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150829/sports/mens-4x400-silver-iaaf-world-championships-live-updates)
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Deeks on September 15, 2015, 11:37:35 AM
This post real impressive, Breds. Thanks.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on September 18, 2015, 10:25:37 AM
Nice post race interview with Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin after 200m Final in Beijing.

Usain Bolt, Gatlin & Jobodwana at Men's 200m Final Press Conference - 2015 World Championships
https://www.youtube.com/v/RZTLqF-gLgM

Doubts about Usain Bolt’s ability to bounce back during major champs were laid to rest as the world’s fastest man silenced the opposition, going clear to win his fourth consecutive 200m world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Not only did the Jamaican complete the sprint double for the third time, he did it in style, snatching his 10th World Championships GOLD with a scorching World Lead of 19.55s, cementing his legacy as the world’s No. 1 sprinter!

Justin Gatlin settled for silver in 19.74s while South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana was the surprise bronze medallist, setting a National Record of 19.87s.
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on December 05, 2015, 05:41:22 PM
For those who want to reminisce as the year draws to an end, here is an extended version of the Men's 100m Final in Beijing featuring the big showdown between Bolt and Gatlin.
This video includes footage of Gatlin crying in his Mother's arms after the final!  ;)

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin 100m Final WC Beijing 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/A-WBKfnqBHM
Title: Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
Post by: Socapro on December 05, 2015, 07:18:23 PM
As the year draws to an end, reminiscing this time on the Women's 100m Final in Beijing which featured two TTO athletes.

Hopefully for 2016 in Rio our two top TTO female sprinters also make the Women's 100m final.
Hopefully both MLA and KAB can get themselves into 10.7x form in 2016 as it is quite likely that a sub-10.80 time will be required in order to medal in the Women's 100m Final in Rio.

Women's 100m FINAL World Championships Beijing 2015
https://www.youtube.com/v/Mp5d-B3FNEc