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Athletics 2018 Discussion Thread

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Werloc    754

I've been away from here for a bit, but there was a lot of Athletics news for team Lithuania.

 

Andrius Gudžius broke his PB two times and it's 69.59 now. Adding to that, he won one diamond league meeting and placed 2nd in two others.

 

Airinė Palšytė is starting her season soon after a long hiatus.

 

Two Lithuanian records were broken, both more than 20+ years old: 1500m. Simas Bertašius 3:40.41 and 200m. Agnė Šerkšnienė 23.21. Agnė has also ran 400m. in 51.32 bringing her up to second in the European ranking and a potential medalist at ECH with only her second competitive season after giving birth.

 

On top of that, Athletics level is rising in our country as many youth and junior records are being broken left & right and center in disciplines such as 100m/200m. women, men and women discus, 800m. boys, pole vault boys and girls, men's shot put, women's 400m. Hurdles, Heptathlon, Decathlon and others.

 

On top of that, there are still more senior records that are in danger for this season, not counting the ones that have already been improved: Men's marathon, women's 400m., women's triple jump, hammer throw, race walk 20/50km and some less likely ones such as men's/women's javelin throw, women's high jump.

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hckosice    1,434

Echevarria 8.66 in very bad weather conditions in Ostrava

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Dragon    207
31 minutes ago, hckosice said:

Echevarria 8.66 in very bad weather conditions in Ostrava

Ostrava is always the best meeting of the year outside the major championships and the Diamond League.

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heywoodu    2,374

Where can I find full results of Ostrava? I'm feeling lazy as shit :p 

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rybak    390

New personal best for :POL Michał Haratyk (shot put), his current best result is 22.08 (reached today in Ostrava), which also is new national record :clap:

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Monzanator    19

It's funny, Haratyk as the short, bulky Adam Nelson-kind of a guy might well be the better prospect than Bukowiecki who followed the old school Polish pattern. I guess it's all in the technique ;)

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Werloc    754

Today was the first day of the Baltic Athletics Match and Latvian President's Cup. It was a pretty amazing day for Team Lithuania.

 

Simas Bertašius improved his 1500m. PB to 3:49.88, so the Lithuanian record is improved again this year and this time is enough for the European Championship qualification, so the record might still be improved this season.

 

High class results in the javelin, our youngster and national record holder Edis Matusevičius after some injuries and complications had a 76m. SB prior to today and improved it to 82.67, only two meters away from his record. On the women's side, Liveta Jasiūnaitė also broke her PB and threw 61.61, getting closer to the national record as well.

 

There are three PB's that I'd also like to mention: Akvilė Andriukaitytė 11.73 in women's 100m. and that's her second U20 discipline qualification, Diana Zagainova - U23 athlete jumped 13.74 in the triple jump, only 0.16 away from the ECH standard. Finally, a bit of surprise, Skirmantas Šimoliūnas threw the javelin at 79.56 and was very close to the ECH standard as well. He was a 77m. thrower with a 73m. SB prior to today.

 

After such an eventful day, I'm expecting a lot of great action tomorrow as well.

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Werloc    754

And the second day was not that special. Even though Lithuania collected enough points to win over Latvia and Estonia, there weren't really any European Championship standard results. There was one U18 standard for Greta Karinauskaitė in 1500m. as well as a couple of results that are getting closer to the European Championship standards (110m. Hurdles, 200m., 800m. and 3000 SC men).

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Xander    17

:UKRHJ. 16 years old Yaroslava Mahuchikh has just set the new U18 NR and confirmed a standard for Berlin ECH with 1.93. She refused from jumping 1.95.

 

On a side note 14 years old Darya Ozeryanova set the new official PB of 1.79 with a very close attempts at 1.82.

 

So this will be one hell of the National Championship with 5 girls potentially clearing 1.93. Could have been 6 if Yaroslava agreed to take part.

 

 

ps. 2 weeks ago 18 years old Vasyl Makuh set the new U20 NR & qualified for Berlin in 100m with 10.29. According to my data this is the best result on Ukrainian stadium in a decade at least.

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Werloc    754
4 minutes ago, Xander said:

:UKRHJ. 16 years old Yaroslava Mahuchikh has just set the new U18 NR and confirmed a standard for Berlin ECH with 1.93. She refused from jumping 1.95.

 

On a side note 14 years old Darya Ozeryanova set the new official PB of 1.79 with a very close attempts at 1.82.

 

So this will be one hell of the National Championship with 6 girls potentially clearing 1.93.

 

 

ps. 2 weeks ago 18 years old Vasyl Makuh set the new U18 NR & qualified for Berlin in 100m with 10.29. According to my data this is the best result on Ukrainian stadium in a decade at least.

That's sick! :d Meanwhile our U18 silver medalist from 2016 is struggling to jump 1.80 for the second year in a row. She went out with 1.79 today in her second start of the season. She has the standard for the U20 champs as she jumped 1.82 in winter, but still her progress completely stopped.

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