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Athletics 2017 Discussion Thread

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bestmen    392

okay i found it , it's 3 July

 

only 12 athletes are qualified until now , maybe 2-3 bronze :fingers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gianlu33    379
1 hour ago, bestmen said:

what is the deadline of the qualification to Nairobi 2017 U18 ?

No anyone will compete in Nairobi, only some small-medium nations, it will be an unless event

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Gianlu33    379
4 minutes ago, bestmen said:

LOL kenya is a small nation in athletics :rofl:

Kenya is the host, is normal. USA, Canada, and a lot of european nations will not compete in Nairobi for security problem (and becouse it will be last edition of the u18 WCh)

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bestmen    392

who cares about europe/canada , both are not favourite in this event

 

the top 5 in Colombia 2015:

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Ukrain 2013

 

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france 2011

 

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and in italy 2009 the number 1 was Kenya

 

the compete africa/asia will be great

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heywoodu    1,114

Of course it'll be a fun event to watch (if it will be possible to watch, events like this in Africa have a bad history of being horribly organized and having shitty streams), but it'll be mostly a African/Asian Youth Championships, not a 'World Youth Championships'. Which is fine, it's athletics anyway, but it's impossible to deny a lot of the best youth athletes in the world won't be there :d 

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Gianlu33    379
9 minutes ago, bestmen said:

who cares about europe/canada , both are not favourite in this event

 

the top 5 in Colombia 2015:

MRK.jpg

United States, Australia and Brazil will not compete too.. c'mon..

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bestmen    392

Jamaica / south america will be in + asia +oceania

 

most of them are the  future olympic champions so this event is pretty important

 

and about the security they just blame africa for stupidities ,this is one shooting in Orlando last week here

 

 

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Gianlu33    379
5 minutes ago, bestmen said:

Jamaica / south america will be in + asia +oceania

 

most of them are the  future olympic champions so this event is pretty important

 

and about the security they just blame africa for stupidities ,this is one shooting in Orlando last week here

 

 

Yeah, a man shoot some people in Orlando, we'll never go in USA.

Al Shebaab is in Kenya? Who care, Nairobi is secure.. c'mon bestman

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bestmen    392

not only shooting ,they also have the pollution,tornado/hurricans the racists mafia /trump

 

and they eat in mcdonald's :lol:

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heywoodu    1,114
Just now, bestmen said:

not only shooting ,they also have the pollution,tornado/hurricans the racists mafia /trump

 

and they eat in mcdonald's :lol:

 

How's the Algerian team for Nairobi looking? :p 

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OlympicsFan    91
vor 35 Minuten schrieb Gianlu33:

No anyone will compete in Nairobi, only some small-medium nations, it will be an unless event

I think Germany will also compete and Germany is one of the best nations in athletics ...

I think we will still see a high level of competition, in all middle/long-distance events the best athletes come from Africa anyway and i think that the level of competition in some field events also will be pretty good. Japan, China and South Africa always have some good talents there too.

We will also have the european under 20 championships this year, so except for some american athletes, everyone will get a chance to shine at the international stage this year.

 

Preview (30 days to go):

https://www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/iaaf-world-u18-championships-nairobi-2017-30

South African roster:

https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/world-u18-nairobi-2017-south-african-team

The stars are Zazini Sokhwakhana (who leads the 400m hurdles world ranking with a time of 48.84s, the second best athlete this year has a SB of 51.44s :yikes:, he is also 4th in the 400m world rankings with a time of 46.20s only behind 3 american athletes), Ntuthuko Ndimande (who leads the 800m world rankings with a time of 1:49.69), Breyton Poole (who is first in the high jump world rankings with 2.18m), Julian Bogner (who is 4th in the 110m hurdles world rankings and 3rd in the long jump world rankings :yikes:), Robert de Villiers (who is first in the 2000m SC, an other south african athlete is 2nd in the same event) and Zeney van der Walt (who is 2nd in the 400m hurdles world rankings).

 

From an international perspective, the most promising talents should be:

Marisleisys Duarthe (Cuba) in womens javelin throw

Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukraine) in womens high jump

Heather Arneton (France) in womens long/triple jump

Britany Anderson (Jamaica) in womens 100m hurdles

Keely Small (Australia) in womens 800/1500 m

Tamari Davis (USA) in womens 200m

Maikel Vidal (Cuba) in mens long jump

Jordan Diaz (Cuba) in mens triple jump

De'Jour Russell (Jamaica) in mens 110m hurdles

Zazini Sokhwakhana (South Africa) in mens 400m hurdles

Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) in mens 1500m

Tyrese Cooper (USA) in mens 200/400m

Let's hope that many of them will decide to compete.

 

I noticed that South African seems to have a lot of talents in events where they normally arent very good (mens 2000m SC, mens 800m) and its also surprising to see that Norway could very well win 2-3 gold medals (if they decide to compete).

 

 

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