Regarding her form over the last 10m or so of her last few races:
I know Erik Korem at FSU who collaborates with Brown’s track coach on her training. I spoke about this with Erik a month or so ago because in my view she is slowing herself down when she forces it.
She has a tendency to do this in her races this year in which it is very close at the finish. In her effort to secure victory she forces her body position (over-striding) and in my view slows herself down.
The dynamics of her movement at that point are not so dissimilar from running downhill, being towed- excessive overspeed. Note how much farther in front COM foot strike occurs. Braking forces are sure to increase at that point and it is my feeling that things get closer than they need to be at the finish because her rate of deceleration is accelerated; while those who hold their form (ergo Jeter in this last race) demonstrate the opposite and close in on her.
regarding Klishina, I dropped a note to Mike Powell suggesting he needs to coach her:
His reply follows…
“I met her at a clinic in Moscow in 2009. She has a lot of potential and she could be a great jumper also.
That would be a tough job, but if the money was right, I might consider it. Seriously, she has a lot of talent and obviously she is gorgeous. Thanks for thinking of me.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry”
I need to correct myself, I was under the same coach as Larry Myricks but Powell was part of the connection somehow (I think in high school as he went to HS in W Covina) but I never met him; I always get their training background confused as they were talked about so much. The church recollection still stands as I did visit the same church as Powell because me and another 27 long jumper went to this church in California and the pastor introduced him and I rememeber my training bud told me that he knew him.
This is just a snapshot of the connection; on this webpage you see Gerald Williams (9.9 guy), Dr. Gregoire, Angela Williams and Mike Powell; all these people know each other and I know 2 of them. http://trainingwi.com/testimonials.htm