Rome 14 July

GUESS I HAVE TO EAT MY WORDS RE CRAWFORD :stuck_out_tongue: STUFFED IF I KNOW WHY THE RACE 2 RESULTS ARE UP BEFORE RACE 1 :confused:

Official Result
Men - 100 Metres - Race 2
Wind: 0 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Crawford Shawn USA 10.02 20
2 Burns Marc TRI 10.13 16
3 Martina Churandy AHO 10.17 14
4 Brown Darrel TRI 10.18 12
5 Thomas Dwight JAM 10.21 10
6 Smoots Jason USA 10.25 8
7 Willie Kelly USA 10.28 6
8 Suetsugu Shingo JPN 10.35 4
9 Verdecchia Luca ITA 10.57

Official Result
Men - 400 Metres - Race 2

Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Kikaya Gary COD 44.66 20
2 Blackwood Michael JAM 44.94 16
3 Raquil Marc FRA 45.01 14
4 Harris Otis USA 45.35 12
5 Gorries Paul RSA 45.44 10
6 Hill Clinton AUS 45.66 8
7 Byrd Leonard USA 45.68 6
8 Milazar Eric MRI 45.97 4

Official Result
Women - 100 Metres - Race 2
Wind: +0.3 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Durst Stephanie USA 11.20 20
2 Lee Muna USA 11.35 16
3 Sturrup Chandra BAH 11.58 14
4 Chebanu Olena UKR 11.64 12
5 Allou Affoué Amandine CIV 11.73 9
6 Ireland Nicole USA 11.73 9
7 Sordelli Elena ITA 11.83 6

sherrone won the 100 in 10.87 beating marion

and not that surprisingly Wariner won the 400m

Official Result
Men - 400 Metres - Race 1

Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Wariner Jeremy USA 43.62 20
2 Carter Xavier USA 44.76 14
3 Merritt LaShawn USA 44.77 12
4 Rock Andrew USA 44.82 10
5 Gonzales Jermaine JAM 44.85 8
6 Christopher Tyler CAN 44.98 4
7 Francique Alleyne GRN 45.33
8 Spearmon Wallace USA 45.49
9 Licciardello Claudio ITA 46.05

Official Result
Men - 400 Metres - Summary
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Wariner Jeremy USA 43.62 20
2 Kikaya Gary COD 44.66 16
3 Carter Xavier USA 44.76 14
4 Merritt LaShawn USA 44.77 12
5 Rock Andrew USA 44.82 10
6 Gonzales Jermaine JAM 44.85 8
7 Blackwood Michael JAM 44.94 6
8 Christopher Tyler CAN 44.98 4

Official Result
Women - 100 Metres - Race 1
Wind: +0.3 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Simpson Sherone JAM 10.87 20
2 Jones Marion USA 10.91 16
3 Barber Me’Lisa USA 11.08 14
4 Edwards Torri USA 11.09 12
5 Ferguson Debbie BAH 11.16 10
6 Jenkins LaTasha USA 11.18 8
7 Mothersill Cydonie CAY 11.25 4
8 Hooker Marshevet USA 11.33
9 Felix Allyson USA 11.35

Official Result
Women - 100 Metres - Summary
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Simpson Sherone JAM 10.87 20
2 Jones Marion USA 10.91 16
3 Barber Me’Lisa USA 11.08 14
4 Edwards Torri USA 11.09 12
5 Ferguson Debbie BAH 11.16 10
6 Jenkins LaTasha USA 11.18 8
7 Durst Stephanie USA 11.20 6
8 Mothersill Cydonie CAY 11.25 4

not a surprise at all
Wariner cut it off he is gonna break the wr

Official Result
Men - 100 Metres - Race 1
Wind: +0.5 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Powell Asafa JAM 9.85 20
2 Brunson Marcus USA 10.04 13
3 Gay Tyson USA 10.04 13
4 Scott Leonard USA 10.05 10
5 Fasuba Olusoji A. NGR 10.12 8
6 Frater Michael JAM 10.14 4
7 Obikwelu Francis POR 10.24
8 Pognon Ronald FRA 10.27
9 Collio Simone ITA 10.45

Official Result
Men - 100 Metres - Summary
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Powell Asafa JAM 9.85 20
2 Crawford Shawn USA 10.02 16
3 Brunson Marcus USA 10.04 13
4 Gay Tyson USA 10.04 13
5 Scott Leonard USA 10.05 10
6 Fasuba Olusoji A. NGR 10.12 8
7 Burns Marc TRI 10.13 6
8 Frater Michael JAM 10.14 4

scott got out as usual and got ate up toward the end like usual. This is the first time i have seen asafa beat out of the blocks this season. He still ran away from them in the end. Tyson gay was sleep in the blocks and still ran pass scott.
Asafa Switched gears on they ass! :eek:

OK HERE IS THE FULL SET OF RESULTS IN DETAIL FROM ROMA

Golden Gala Roma 14-Jul-2006

Results	MEN

GP
Official Result Men - 100 Metres - Race 1 Wind:+0.5m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Powell Asafa JAM 9.85 20
2 Brunson Marcus USA 10.04 13
3 Gay Tyson USA 10.04 13
4 Scott Leonard USA 10.05 10
5 Fasuba Olusoji A. NGR 10.12 8
6 Frater Michael JAM 10.14 4
7 Obikwelu Francis POR 10.24 0
8 Pognon Ronald FRA 10.27 0
9 Collio Simone ITA 10.45 0

GP
Official Result Men - 100 Metres - Race 2 Wind:0m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Crawford Shawn USA 10.02 16
2 Burns Marc TRI 10.13 6
3 Martina Churandy AHO 10.17 0
4 Brown Darrel TRI 10.18 0
5 Thomas Dwight JAM 10.21 0
6 Smoots Jason USA 10.25 0
7 Willie Kelly USA 10.28 0
8 Suetsugu Shingo JPN 10.35 0
9 Verdecchia Luca ITA 10.57 0

GP
Official Result Men - 400 Metres - Race 1
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Wariner Jeremy USA 43.62 20
2 Carter Xavier USA 44.76 14
3 Merritt LaShawn USA 44.77 12
4 Rock Andrew USA 44.82 10
5 Gonzales Jermaine JAM 44.85 8
6 Christopher Tyler CAN 44.98 4
7 Francique Alleyne GRN 45.33 0
8 Spearmon Wallace USA 45.49 0
9 Licciardello Claudio ITA 46.05 0

GP
Official Result Men - 400 Metres - Race 2
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Kikaya Gary COD 44.66 16
2 Blackwood Michael JAM 44.94 6
3 Raquil Marc FRA 45.01 0
4 Harris Otis USA 45.35 0
5 Gorries Paul RSA 45.44 0
6 Hill Clinton AUS 45.66 0
7 Byrd Leonard USA 45.68 0
8 Milazar Eric MRI 45.97 0

GP
Official Result Men - 800 Metres
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Laalou Amine MAR 1:43.25 20
2 Robinson Khadevis USA 1:43.86 16
3 Al Salhi Mohammed KSA 1:43.99 14
4 Madi Nabil ALG 1:44.63 12
5 Borzakovskiy Yuriy RUS 1:45.28 10
6 Yego Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:45.70 8
7 Jurado Juan de Dios ESP 1:45.74 6
8 Reed Gary CAN 1:45.78 4
9 Longo Andrea ITA 1:46.33 0
10 Bobbato Maurizio ITA 1:47.38 0
dos Santos Osmar Barbosa BRA DNF 0

GP
Official Result Men - 1500 Metres
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Komen Daniel Kipchirchir KEN 3:29.02 20
2 Ramzi Rashid BRN 3:29.14 16
3 Kaouch Adil MAR 3:31.10 14
4 Higuero Juan Carlos ESP 3:31.57 12
5 Boukensa Tarek ALG 3:31.58 10
6 Heshko Ivan UKR 3:31.61 8
7 Angwenyi Elkanah Onkware KEN 3:31.97 6
8 Kipchirchir Alex KEN 3:32.06 4
9 Sullivan Kevin CAN 3:32.65 3
10 Moustaoui Mohamed MAR 3:32.80 3
11 Boulahfane Kamal ALG 3:33.01 3
12 Lukezic Christopher USA 3:33.28 3
13 Simotwo Suleiman Kipses KEN 3:34.78 0
14 Casado Arturo ESP 3:35.49 0
15 Obrist Christian ITA 3:42.17 0
16 Silva Rui POR 3:44.61 0
Kimutai Philemon Kipkorir KEN DNF 0
Kipchoge Gilbert KEN DNF 0

GP
Official Result - Revised - Men - 5000 Metres
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Bekele Kenenisa ETH 12:51.44 20
2 Shaheen Saif Saaeed QAT 12:51.98 16
3 Songok Isaac Kiprono KEN 12:52.39 14
4 Bekele Tariku ETH 12:53.81 12
5 Feleke Abreham Cherkos ETH 12:54.19 10
6 Kipchoge Eliud KEN 12:54.94 8
7 Bellani Hicham MAR 12:55.52 6
8 Limo Benjamin KEN 12:58.29 4
9 Tadesse Zersenay ERI 12:59.27 3
10 Choge Augustine Kiprono KEN 12:59.70 3
11 Kiprop Boniface UGA 13:01.70 3
12 Kigen Mike Kipruto KEN 13:05.72 3
13 Songok Boniface Kiprotich KEN 13:16.44 0
14 Ritzenhein Dathan USA 13:17.91 0
15 Abdallah Ali ERI 13:20.13 0
16 Gashu Ibrahim Jellan ETH 13:31.10 0
17 Bakken Marius NOR 13:33.45 0
18 Ali Aboosh Mohamed ETH 13:36.88 0
19 Lebid Sergiy UKR 13:36.92 0
20 Negera Abebe Dinkesa ETH 13:47.73 0
Bett Charles Kiplangat KEN DNF 0
Kipsiro Moses UGA DNF 0
Gebremariam Gebre-egziabher ETH DNS 0
Geneti Markos ETH DNS 0

GP
Official Result Men - 3000 Metres Steeplechase
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Koech Paul Kipsiele KEN 7:59.94 20
2 Mateelong Richard Kipkemboi KEN 8:07.50 16
3 Kipruto Brimin Kiprop KEN 8:08.32 14
4 Hachlaf Abdelkader MAR 8:08.78 12
5 Lincoln Daniel USA 8:08.82 10
6 Kosgei Reuben KEN 8:11.66 8
7 Tahri Bouabdallah FRA 8:14.33 6
8 Misoi Kipkirui KEN 8:15.74 4
9 Kiprotich Wesley KEN 8:20.04 3
10 Slattery Steve USA 8:22.70 3
11 Keskisalo Jukka FIN 8:24.24 3
12 Taher Tareq Mubarak BRN 8:29.67 3
13 Abdi Youcef AUS 8:29.95 0
14 Martín Luis Miguel ESP 8:39.23 0
Langat John KEN DNF 0
Nyamu Julius KEN DNF 0
Weidlinger Günther AUT DNS 0

GP
Official Result Men - 110 Metres Hurdles Wind:+0.2m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Trammell Terrence USA 13.15 20
2 Merritt Aries USA 13.17 16
3 Oliver David USA 13.37 14
4 Hughes Robby USA 13.41 12
5 Wignall Maurice JAM 13.59 10
6 Giaconi Andrea ITA 13.74 8
7 Wilson Ryan USA 13.90 6
Olijars Stanislavs LAT DQ 0

GP
Official Result Men - 400 Metres Hurdles
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Jackson Bershawn USA 47.86 20
2 van Zyl L.J. RSA 48.46 16
3 Thompson Kemel JAM 48.81 14
4 McFarlane Danny JAM 48.84 12
5 Griffiths Dean JAM 48.92 10
6 Carter James USA 49.18 8
7 Carabelli Gianni ITA 49.72 6
8 Narisako Kenji JPN 50.20 4
9 Chiba Yoshihiro JPN 51.67 0

GP
Official Result Men - Pole Vault
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Burgess Paul AUS 5.82 20
2 Hooker Steven AUS 5.77 16
3 Walker Brad USA 5.72 14
4 Jeng Alhaji SWE 5.72 12
5 Stevenson Toby USA 5.72 10
6 Czerwinski Przemyslaw POL 5.72 8
7 Sawano Daichi JPN 5.62 6
8 Chiaraviglio Germán ARG 5.52 4
9 Hartwig Jeff USA 5.52 0
10 Gibilisco Giuseppe ITA 5.52 0
10 Mesnil Romain FRA 5.52 0
12 Filippídis Konstadínos GRE 5.42 0

GP
Official Result Men - Long Jump
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts Wind
1 Saladino Irving PAN 8.45 -0.1 20
2 Gaisah Ignisious GHA 8.43 -0.2 16
3 Howe Andrew ITA 8.41 -0.1 14
4 Phillips Dwight USA 8.32 -0.1 12
5 Tsátoumas Loúis GRE 8.12 +0.3 10
6 Pate Miguel USA 8.10 0 8
7 Al-Khuwalidi Mohamed Salman KSA 8.10 -0.2 6
8 Sdiri Salim FRA 7.98 0 4
9 Nima Issam ALG 7.95 +0.6 0
10 Lukashevych Olexiy UKR 7.80 -0.1 0
11 Davis Walter USA 7.65 -0.3 0
12 Johnson Brian USA 7.28 -0.2 0

GP
Official Result Men - Javelin Throw
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Thorkildsen Andreas NOR 90.34 20
2 Pitkämäki Tero FIN 88.19 16
3 Martínez Guillermo CUB 85.02 14
4 Vasilevskis Vadims LAT 83.75 12
5 Kovals Ainars LAT 81.00 10
6 Rags Eriks LAT 80.12 8
7 Järvenpää Tero FIN 78.87 6
8 Greer Breaux USA 77.89 4
9 Ivanov Alexandr RUS 77.40 0
10 Pignata Francesco ITA 73.65 0

Results	WOMEN

GP
Official Result Women - 100 Metres - Race 1 Wind:+0.3m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Simpson Sherone JAM 10.87 20
2 Jones Marion USA 10.91 16
3 Barber Me’Lisa USA 11.08 14
4 Edwards Torri USA 11.09 12
5 Ferguson Debbie BAH 11.16 10
6 Jenkins LaTasha USA 11.18 8
7 Mothersill Cydonie CAY 11.25 4
8 Hooker Marshevet USA 11.33 0
9 Felix Allyson USA 11.35 0

GP
Official Result Women - 100 Metres - Race 2 Wind:+0.3m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Durst Stephanie USA 11.20 6
2 Lee Muna USA 11.35 0
3 Sturrup Chandra BAH 11.58 0
4 Chebanu Olena UKR 11.64 0
5 Allou Affoué Amandine CIV 11.73 0
6 Ireland Nicole USA 11.73 0
7 Sordelli Elena ITA 11.83 0

GP
Official Result Women - 400 Metres - Race 1
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Richards Sanya USA 49.31 20
2 Williams Novlene JAM 49.65 16
3 Stambolova Vania BUL 49.91 14
4 Henderson Monique USA 50.14 12
5 Guevara Ana MEX 50.43 10
6 Thiam Amy Mbacke SEN 50.55 8
7 Williams Shericka JAM 50.62 5
8 Trotter DeeDee USA 50.76 0
9 Antyukh Natalya RUS 51.04 0

GP
Official Result Women - 400 Metres - Race 2
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Amertil Christine BAH 50.62 5
2 Regis Hazel-Ann GRN 50.77 0
3 Robinson Moushaumi USA 50.80 0
4 Fenton Lorraine JAM 50.83 0
5 Nazarova Natalya RUS 51.26 0
6 Feraez Fabienne BEN 51.47 0
7 Ekpukhon Christy NGR 52.51 0

GP
Official Result Women - 800 Metres
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Calatayud Zulia CUB 1:59.35 20
2 Clark Hazel USA 1:59.83 16
3 Jepkosgei Janeth KEN 1:59.86 14
4 Martínez Mayte ESP 2:00.13 12
5 Sinclair Kenia JAM 2:00.42 10
6 Petlyuk Tetyana UKR 2:00.46 8
7 Benhassi Hasna MAR 2:00.67 6
8 Cusma Elisa ITA 2:00.84 4
9 Ceplak Jolanda SLO 2:01.37 0
10 Cummins Diane CAN 2:01.83 0
11 Spencer Sasha USA 2:04.13 0
Levina Tatyana RUS DNF 0
Kotlyarova Olga RUS DNS 0

GP
Official Result Women - 5000 Metres
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Dibaba Tirunesh ETH 14:52.37 20
2 Defar Meseret ETH 14:53.51 16
3 Bati Gelete Burika ETH 14:54.15 14
4 Adere Berhane ETH 14:54.36 12
5 Ngetich Priscah Jepleting KEN 14:54.76 10
6 Ochichi Isabella KEN 14:55.50 8
7 Wigene Susanne NOR 14:58.33 6
8 Tufa Mestawet ETH 14:59.05 4
9 Dibaba Ejegayehu ETH 15:00.11 3
10 Masai Edith KEN 15:02.99 3
11 Fukushi Kayoko JPN 15:03.17 3
12 Rhines Jennifer USA 15:05.24 3
13 Papp Krisztina HUN 15:10.71 0
14 Sertsu Bezunesh Bekele ETH 15:11.42 0
15 Ghezielle Bouchra FRA 15:12.17 0
16 Tollefson Carrie USA 15:21.75 0
17 Ejjafini Nadia BRN 15:28.14 0
18 Ayanu Workitu ETH 15:59.01 0
Chenonge Ines KEN DNF 0
Komyagina Olga RUS DNF 0
Slattery Sara USA DNF 0
Alaoui Selsouli Mariem MAR DNS 0
Kastor Deena USA DNS 0
Russell Blake USA DNS 0

GP
Official Result Women - 100 Metres Hurdles Wind:0m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Kallur Susanna SWE 12.52 20
2 Perry Michelle USA 12.58 16
3 Foster-Hylton Brigitte JAM 12.63 14
4 Jones LoLo USA 12.70 12
5 Lopes Priscilla CAN 12.72 10
6 Cherry Damu USA 12.86 8
7 Alozie Glory ESP 12.88 6
8 Ennis-London Delloreen JAM 13.02 4
9 Macchiut Margaret ITA 13.42 0

GP
Official Result Women - 400 Metres Hurdles
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Demus Lashinda USA 53.51 20
2 Ross-Williams Tiffany USA 54.40 16
3 Jesien Anna POL 54.57 14
4 Glover Sandra USA 54.90 12
5 Tereschuk-Antipova Tetiana UKR 54.96 10
6 Johnson Sheena USA 55.55 8
7 Smith Shauna USA 55.77 6
8 James Markita USA 56.06 4
9 Pskit Malgorzata POL 56.21 0

GP
Official Result Women - High Jump
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Vlašic Blanka CRO 2.00 20
2 Hellebaut Tia BEL 2.00 16
3 Bergqvist Kajsa SWE 1.97 14
4 Acuff Amy USA 1.94 11
4 Howard Chaunte USA 1.94 11
6 Efimenko Tatyana KGZ 1.91 8
7 Slesarenko Yelena RUS 1.91 6
8 Beitia Ruth ESP 1.88 4
9 Green Emma SWE 1.88 0
10 Styopina Vita UKR 1.85 0
11 Di Martino Antonietta ITA 1.80 0
12 Kuptsova Marina RUS 1.80 0

GP
Official Result Women - Triple Jump
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts Wind
1 Lebedeva Tatyana RUS 14.88 +0.1 20
2 Devetzí Hrysopiyí GRE 14.79 -0.2 16
3 Pyatykh Anna RUS 14.59 -0.5 14
4 Smith Trecia JAM 14.53 +0.7 12
5 Saladuha Olha UKR 14.28 +1.3 10
6 Gavrila Adelina ROM 14.15 -0.8 8
7 La Mantia Simona ITA 14.00 +0.2 6
8 Castrejana Carlota ESP 13.90 -0.4 4
9 Safronova Natallia BLR 13.77 -0.4 0
10 Oleynikova Yelena RUS 13.36 -0.2 0

tight long jump comp as well

Yes.But to be honest the italian organization wasn’t nice a t all.
In fact the 100m was quite nervous(i time called,one false start).Then,before starting A.Howe was jumping.The 100m was ready to start.At that point they didn’t wait the 100 start but was showing the 8.30m of Howe so everybody was clapping hand,screaming…And during that they was calling the “set” on the 10m race!!!
Many had very poor reaction time(Fasuba,Asafa).At the same time i didn’t see “Asafa” acceleration.That is why till 55-60m Asafa wasn’t leading.

Great meeting apart this one.
Me and eroszag met Pierrejean and Fasuba and speaked with them.Very good guys.

Fulcrum’s “eye-witness” report explains again that the things which can badly affect performance are myriad.

These “theatrical” elements, such as the timing of the television display on the big screen and in particular how this is co-ordinated with the track events can be critical to performance. Maybe this incident “cost” Rome a 100m world record?

I recall an incident coming into the women’s 400 final in Seoul Olympics in 1988. The eight finalists had already taken off their tracksuits, as they were ordered, and they were waiting to go to the blocks when suddenly the national anthem was played for a medal ceremony, maybe it was Lewis’s long jump (too long ago to recall), so the starter tells the women to wait.

Now it is late in the afternoon and some lanes are entirely in shadows and it is very cold in the shadows, so some women are chilling out and some are just chilling as in freezing. It was not a good situation and really unnerved the less experienced finalists. I mean the Olympic final is a lifetime highlight for many athletes and as if this is not stressful enough, the meet director cannot co-ordinate a medal ceremony to avoid the imminent start of a track final. Ridiculous and shameful actually. Sure messed up my girl.

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Yes, good guys, for the pizza…next time!

didnt u see the mens 400 when the clock stopped at 40 sec on the tvc screen and everyone was wondering is it a new world record

Yes next time i hope to have more time!
Rome warm up stadium is exceptional with all the statues… At least there is a track, not grass like in Lausanne or Bruxelles…

I agree re-organisation with many problems at the airport the athletes had too wait too long because nobody to pick them then had to hurry to eat in order to get the room were it was an other nightmare. 40 people had to wait on the main hall because of the mad organisation. “Don’t send me coaches!” said the meet director to the managers so coaches had to not come or find hotel by themselves. If the coach is not there and the athletes gets injured, who feels guilty? The manager? No of course it’s the athlete. So, when the coach is there he can do the best he can to optimise warm-up and prevent injury, in case of problem the coach IS RESPONSIBLE.
Coaches as usual are persona-non-grata in the Grand Prix circus. :rolleyes: Coaches are useless and expensive people and they usually eat and drink too much at dinings. They should be thrown away as they are also a danger in the small warm-up places several big meets have. When you are not Clyde Hart or Stephen Francis it is hard to travel, you are not desirable so you have to do sacrifices.

It would have been a great 100m race in Rome without the starter. I wrote about it on T&FN forum

This is the most deceiving 100m of the year because the problem at the start.
The first false start was done willingly by Ronald Pognon because he felt cramps and he wanted to check if the legs were right out of the blocks…
Then, for the actual start, the crowd was noisy because of Andrew Howe’s jump and Francis Obikwelu wanted to raise the hand to recall the start but it was too late and didn’t know what to do at the gun. It was a no-race for him. As for Tyson Gay, he told me he was still moving after the set command (he was in side of Francis) then had to break after the first steps and accelerate again. His last 40m were as fast as Asafa Powell (i was filming at the 60m point green mark for the last 400mH hurdle) and they both did 3.43 for the last 40m. Tyson will run low 9.90 this year, or even faster if wind is with him. As for Olusoji Fasuba, he complained also about the starter beeing so long to gun after the set command and was wondering what happened when the gun shoot. He started when he saw Leonard Scott moving on his side. By contrast, for the B race won by Crawford, the starter was very fast too shoot. Scott RT was 0.119, Asafa 0.138, while Olusoji, Tyson and Francis had very slow RT 0.187, 0.212 and 0.219 respectively. Ronald cramped twice during the race. All in all very deceiving.

10.08w/10.19 in Athens, 10.09 in Lausanne, 10.12 in Rome. This is frustrating because i think Olu could have take 2nd place in that race without this idiot starter. But things like this can happen in an Olympic Final so ultimlately the athlete should take advantage of any situation and that’s what did Asafa and Leonard in Rome. What is important for now is that he is able to run around 10.00 and with some adjustement and tapering he will do good hopefully at African Champs to defend his title and be selected for World Cup, our 2 big focus this year after World indoors and Commonwealth. Heavy 2006 season with 4 major competitions. However, World Indoors and Commonwealth were on the same peak form and World Cup has no multiple rounds so it’s ok.

Hey Pj, how are you?
Olu told something like he missed a step at 80s, so eased back, is that right?
See ya soon…

PJ - have you made many adjustments to your early season template and in what segments particularly? Will the template be condensed (re. distance) for taper period workouts?

He missed a step before as something went wrong with his heel touching his glutes he thought he had a hamstring tear. It happens sometimes when he feels very flexible and his shoulders are backward.

I’m not sure i understand your question about segments. Anyway, i always adjust, nothing is written in stone, however, the World I, C Games, Doha, African Ch, GP Final and World Cup have always been the main target of the season, the 2 most biggest ones beeing Commonwealth Games (very important for Nigeria more than world Indoors there was no officials in Moscow) and World Cup.

I was speaking to the 10m sections of the 100. Taking all that you have observed and studied to-date, are your adjustments weighted more in the front end, middle or finish of the template?

Thank you for your response and in-depth analysis that you bring to the table. As always, best of luck to you and the champ!

I hate stupid shit- first off, the starter’s microphone should ALWAYS automatically shut off all other mikes in the stadium- that’s just a no-brainer. Second, the starter should have his voice over the whole PA system to shut the crowd up for the set command.
But what pisses me off most is the bullshit self-promoting crap in the jumps with the rythmic clapping. I have an idea. How about performing just like everybody else- if you do something good, everyone will clap. Instead, you hear all this rythmic clapping down the runway for everybody including the stiff who hits the board and craps out to silence.

YOu know i always hated the clapping to, just to see the jumper foul. NExt time i run the 100, im gonna start clapping before i get in the blocks.