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anyone else watching?
Powell ran 9.72 last week
but it should still be fast
here we go
have i just missed something?
final Golden League meet
Powell just raced Bolt
but it occurred to me that it might be on a little later in the UK so I don't know if I'm spoiling it for anyone...?
what time did he get?
very wet track (it had been raining until half an hour ago)
17 Celcius and cloudy
so basically you couldn't get worse 100m conditions
Powell got off to a flyer and was leading Bolt all the way up to 80m and Bolt just flew past in the last three strides
I hope they both stay fit for the whole season next year
I didn't even know this was happening until you're thread.
Blanka Vlasic is one fail away from losing at least half a million dollars worth of gold
she cleared it
but she's still lying in 8th place
If there's more than 1 then they share the gold
Only Pamela Jelimo and Blanka Vlasic were unbeaten
but Blanka had 2 fails at 1.94
and she just failed her 1st attempt at 1.97
here goes Jelimo in her 800m race
I can't see her being beaten at all
she deserves the whole million really
4 seconds clear of the field
that's at least half the gold to her
she needs to clear 2.00m at her first attempt if she wants her share of the gold
and even then might not win it
4 have cleared 1.97
Blanka is lying 3rd
and the bar is being raised to 2.00m
Blanka's 1st attempt
Vlasic and Shawnte Howard both failed 2.00m
here comes tellebaut
and Freidrich who's leading also failed 1st
Freidrich is over 2.00 at 2nd attempt
which means Blanka has to clear 2.00m AND 2.02 to stay in the hunt
so Blanka needs to go over 2.02 in fewer attempts to get her gold
and now Hellebaut is over 2.00m on her 3rd attempt
Shawnte Howard is out
a proper contest
2.02 1st attempt (her pb is 2.03)...
2.02 1st attempt ....
she looks like the pressure it really getting to her
come on Blanka!...
with the shoulder
2.02 1st attempt...
and it might be worth mentioning of course the they're in Belgium and Hellebaut is Belgian
and they just had a little interview with Pamela Jelimo and she said she is praying for Blanka to win because she deserves to share the jackpot
isn't that nice!
there goes the money
not even close
oh my lord
Blanka Blanka Blanka
34 straight wins and then Olympic fail :(
5 golden league wins and then fail :(
SORRY BLANKA I must have put a curse on you when we met in July
On the other hand
19 years old from Kenya gets to take home a treasure chest full of gold bars
I love athletics
the highs and the lows
She'll hopefully break that long-standing and not at all dodgy Women's 800m world record at some point. She's demolishing everyone at the moment anyway.
and now she's rich!
cheers sports fans
it's good night from Brussels
ive read on here in ages.
If only i'd experienced it in real time...