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  1. I think there are many reasons why western countries MIGHT be doing worse than asian countries, for example: - More densely populated - More travelling - Older population - Lower vaccination rate? - More people using public transport every day? - More averse to wearing masks? Of course there are also western countries (New Zealand, Australia, some scandinavian countries?) that are doing at least as good as asian countries.
  2. Definitely. You only need to look at the current NBA rosters to answer your own question. You might want to start with the Detroit Pistons ... On another note: 1) Does anyone here have any thoughts about the NBA top 75 list? 2) Who do people on here pick for the NBA awards (MVP, DPOY, ROY, MIP, 6th man) this year?
  3. I think you are overestimating the time. Tia Clayton, who only ran 11.60 this year, was less than 0.3 slower. Also I doubt that „she“ will still be allowed to compete when „she“ is 26 years old.
  4. My guess would be around 13.30 s. He seems pretty small and that might be a disadvantage with higher hurdles. Belocian also looked like a sure thing at junior level, but never developed as expected.
  5. Yes. Worst ever winning height at U20 worlds: 4.20 m in 2000 and 1998 (the first two times this event was contested) Worst ever height needed for bronze at U20 worlds: 4.10 m in 2000 and 1998 For comparison the marks that won gold/bronze at the last 3 U20 worlds and the result you would have gotten with 4.15 m: 2018: 4.51 m, 4.35 m, 9th place 2016: 4.55 m, 4.40 m, 7th place 2014: 4.50 m, 4.45 m, 9th place At 2018 U18 Euros it took 4.26 m to win gold and 4.16 m to win silver. At 2021 U20 Euros it took 4.30 m to win gold, 4.20 m to win silver and 4.15 m to win bronze. I think this event clearly suffered from the absence of the german and american girls.
  6. The following are the most interesting athletes competing for me: Krzysztof Roznicki (men's 800 m) Sasha Zhoya (men's 110 m hurdles) Anthony Ammirati (men's pole vault) Matvei Volkov (men's pole vault) Mykolas Alekna (men's discus throw) Jente Hauttekeete (men's decathlon) Tina Clayton (women's 100 m) Favour Ofili (women's 200 m) Kornelia Lesiewicz (women's 400 m) Deribe Welteji (women's 1500 m) Prisca Chesang (women's 3000/5000 m) Zerfe Wondemagegn (women's 3000 m SC) Ackera Nugent (women's 100 m hurdles) Ditaji Kambundji (women's 100 m hurdles) Maja Askag (women's triple jump) Silja Kosonen (women's hammer throw) Rose Loga (women's hammer throw) Elina Tzengo (women's javelin throw) Adriana Vilagos (women's javelin throw) Saga Vanninen (women's heptathlon) I think almost all of them have medal potential at the 2024 olympics. On paper men's pole vault, women's 200 m, women's 100 m hurdles, women's hammer throw and women's javelin throw should be the most interesting competitions. List of some of the most promising athletes missing (for different reasons): Erriyon Knighton (men's 100/200 m) Sachin Dennis (men's 100 m) Jeriel Quainoo (men's 100 m) Jeff Erius (men's 100 m) Johnnie Blockburger (men's 400 m) Justin Robinson (men's 400 m) Sean Burrell (men's 400 m/400 m hurdles) Max Burgin (men's 800 m) Hobbs Kessler (men's 1500 m) Joel Ibler Lillesø (men's 5000 m) Axel Vang Christensen (men's 5000 m) Ryuji Mura (men's 3000 m SC) Matthew Sophia (men's 110 m hurdles) Oliver Koletzko (men's long jump) Brianna Williams (women's 100 m) Amy Hunt (women's 200 m) Athing Mu (women's 400/800 m) Keely Hodgkinson (women's 800 m) Andrea Rooth (women's 100/400 m hurdles) Mariya Kochanova (women's high jump) Johanna Göring (women's high jump) Mikaelle Assani (women's long jump) Larissa Iapichino (women's long jump) Laura Raquel Müller (women's long jump) Leyanis Perez Hernandez (women's triple jump) Henriette Jaeger (women's heptathlon)
  7. Too bad that Germany will miss this. I think it has been a long time since Germany last was this good at U20 level with 4 world leaders and multiple other medal contenders.
  8. Hodgkinson could have sleepwalked to a medal (Ojora in women's triple jump or your men's 4x100 m relay also would have had a good shot).
  9. Not quite two months ... (although even i thought that they would last a bit longer). Yesterday the afghan president announced that they would mobiize the forces now, which made you wonder what they have been doing so far ... Afghanistan is a made up country by the west, in reality it is just a bunch of tribes. The fact that roughly 60k not very well-equipped taliban can "beat" a very well-equipped/trained army of roughly 300k soldiers clearly shows you that most people don't really seem too willing to defend "western values". I feel sad for the afghan women, but in the end there never was a chance of a different outcome (something that most soldiers who came back from there even 10-15 years ago ... or history could/would have told you). I am not sure if western politicians actually had the goal/belief to achieve something else over there, personally i hope that they aren't really that naive. If afghan people want a different life, they can either leave the country of build a different country on their own. I hope that Europe won't again take on hundreds of thousands of refugees regardless of their "qualification". Nothing wrong with letting "qualified" refugees in, but no society is capable of integrating such a huge number of people from a completely different culture (if those people even would be willing) at the same time. This doesn't change anything about the fact that western countries should give humanitarian help (setting up camps in bordering countries). Also one of the biggest "miracles" for me is how the west never was able to effectively cut off the stream of weapons/money to the taliban (from Saudi Arabia/Pakistan?). I also fear that afghanistan will now become the "headquarters" of international terrorism again, but maybe this time the west will be able to fight that more effectively with drones.
  10. Congrats! I don't think that those athletes will be competitive by 2024, but maybe in 2028 they could do some damage.
  11. Medal table in olympic events: 2/3/3 & 2/0/1 2/0/0 1/3/0 & & 1/0/0 0/4/1 & 0/1/0 & & & & & 0/0/1 Germany with clearly the most medals (as usual) and the Netherlands almost nonexistent as usual (just to completely explode at senior level).
  12. Or they both will never amount to anything like most teen phenoms before. Hussong and Andrejczyk? are both easily young enough to go until 2024 at least and both have thrown 69+ m this year, a level that very few have reached before.
  13. Throwing events in general don't create a lot of interest. Also most field events aren't super exciting currently, except for maybe men's pole vault, men's shot put, women's triple jump and to some degree women's high jump.
  14. Other interesting threads might be "Athletes who could write history in Paris" (for example Zaynab Dayibekova from Uzbekistan in fencing (has Uzbekistan ever won a fencing medal?) or Nicholas D'Amour from the Virgin Islands in archery) or "Which athletes are the most likely to defend their title in 2024?".
  15. I came up with a very long list, so i trimmed it down to only 100 athletes. I focused on U23 athletes in most sports (U20 in artistic gymnastics/swimming) who didn't win an individual medal in Tokyo and in my opinion have a good chance to win at least one in Paris. I also made a top 10 list for french athletes who didn't make the top 100. Here are the lists: Top 100: Oleksiy Sereda (Ukraine, diving) Rikuto Tamai (Japan, diving) Jacob Whittle (GB, swimming) David Popovici (Romania, swimming) Hwang Sun-woo (South Korea, swimming) Hubert Kos (Hungary, swimming) Ilya Borodin (Russia, swimming) Summer McIntosh (Canada, swimming) Isabel Gose (Germany, swimming) Leon Marchand (France, swimming) Destin Lasco (USA, swimming) Katie Grimes (USA, swimming) Wang Jianjiahe (China, swimming) Viktoria Mihalyvari-Farkas (Hungary, swimming) Anastasia Gorbenko (Israel, swimming) Evgeniia Chikunova (Russia, swimming) Torri Huske (USA, swimming) Claire Curzan (USA, swimming) Benedetta Pilato (Italy, swimming) Andrey Minakov (Russia, swimming) Joshua Liendo (Canada, swimming) Antonio Djakovic (Switzerland, swimming) Samuel Short (Australia, swimming) Meg Harris (Australia, swimming) Mollie O'Callaghan (Australia, swimming) Bella Sims (USA, swimming) David Bethlem (Hungary, open water swimming) Anastasiia Kirpichnikova (Russia, open water swimming) Hikaru Mori (Japan, trampoline) Erriyon Knighton (USA, athletics) Krzysztof Roznicki (Poland, athletics) Sasha Zhoya (France, athletics) Sean Burrell (USA, athletics) Mykolas Alekna (Lithuania, athletics) Sha'Carri Richardson (USA, athletics) Winfred Mutile Yavi (Bahrain, athletics) Britany Anderson (Jamaica, athletics) Cyrena Samba-Mayela (France, athletics) Cole Hocker (USA, athletics) Oscar Chelimo (Uganada, athletics) JuVaughn Harrison (USA, athletics) Kristjan Ceh (Slovenia, athletics) Mykhaylo Kokhan (Ukraine, athletics) Brianna Williams (Jamaica, athletics) Matvei Volkov (Belarus, athletics) Mekides Abebe (Ethiopia, athletics) Henriette Jaeger (Norway, athletics) Prisca Chepsang (Uganada, athletics) Kim Je-deok (South Korea, archery) Tang Chih-chun (Taiwan, archery) An Se-young (South Korea, badminton) Jessica Guo (Canada, fencing) Aizanat Murtazaeva (Russia, fencing) Federica Isola (Italy, fencing) Yuka Ueno (Japan, fencing) Liza Pusztai (Hungary, fencing) Mohamed El-Sayed (Egypt, fencing) Kirill Bordachev (Russia, fencing) Remco Evenepoel (Belgium, cycling road) Lea Sophie Friedrich (Germany, cycling track) Kata Blanka Vas (Hungary, mountainbike) Saya Sakakibara (Australia, BMX) Evy Leibfahrt (USA, canoeing slalom) Nicolas Gestin (France, canoeing slalom) Jacob Schopf (Germany, canoeing sprint) Moritz Adam (Germany, canoeing sprint) Joan Morena (Spain, canoeing sprint) Alexandra Förster (Germany, rowing) Gennaro di Mauro (Italy, rowing) Althea Laurin (France, taekwondo) Omar Salim (Hungary, taekwondo) Takeru Kitazono (Japan, artistic gymnastics) Illia Kovtun (Ukrain, artistic gymnastics) Yang Haonan (China, artistic gymnastics) Kayla DiCello (USA, artistic gymnastics) Ryu Sung-hyun (South Korea, artistic gymnastics) Viktoria Listunova (Russia, artistic gymnastics) Vladislava Urazova (Russia, artistic gymnastics) Sofi Özbas (Hungary, judo) Romane Dicko (France, judo) Wakana Koga (Japan, judo) Manuel Lombardo (Italy, judo) Tato Grigalashvili (Georgia, judo) Lasha Bekauri (Georgia, judo) Tomokazu Harimoto (Japan, table tennis) Lin Yun-ju (Taiwan, table tennis) Saurabh Chaudhary (India, shooting) Mary Tucker (USA, shooting) Sofia Ceccarello (Italy, shooting) Oceanne Muller (France, shooting) Jeanette Hegg Duestad (Norway, shooting) Deepak Punia (India, wrestling) Amir Hossein Zare (Iran, wrestling) Turan Bayramov (Azerbaijan, wrestling) Sergey Kozyrev (Russia, wrestling) Khanum Velieva (Russia, wrestling) Anshu Malik (India, shooting) Keno Machado (Brazil, boxing) Caroline Dubois (GB, boxing) Dainier Pero (Cuba, boxing) Top 10 for France (only those who didn't make the top 100): Ryan Helal (track cycling) Mathilde Gros (track cycling) Loane Lecomte (track cycling) Alija Luty (fencing) Christo Popov (badminton) Lisa Barbelin (archery) Shirine Boukli (judo) Justine Delmas (swimming) Jeff Erius (athletics) Rose Loga (athletics) Note: Obviously a lot of the names that didn't make the list very well could have made it and considering the number of sports i covered, it is very likely that i missed some names. In athletics and swimming especially there are tons of athletes who could have made the list as well (for example Franko Grgic, Yang Yunxuan, Merve Tuncel, Adriana Vilagos, Tara Davis or Jorinde van Klinken).
  16. Doping obviously helps in boxing, wrestling and shooting. In shooting for example you could ask an Hungarian user about a recent case.
  17. You could still enjoy it for what it is, a form of entertainment. Personally i believe that anyone who watches elite sports is supporting doping, so i will stop watching it. Personally i believe that you should not not do something that is right, just because it has negative effects on you personally (not being able to use sports as a source of entertainment).
  18. Nope, the source should be your own common sense, but in this case it doesn't seem to work, because you somehow see the accomplishment of some of your compatriots as partly your own and admitting to yourself that they are as dirty as everyone else would leave you without anything to be proud of.
  19. Obviously there is no proof, otherwise he wouldn't be allowed to compete. Common sense/a basic understanding of statistics should tell you that the probablity of him being clean at best is as big as the probability of you winning the lottery every week for the rest of your life.
  20. I don't think so, german people are far less nationalistic than british/american people. I didn't really notice any hype. The biggest topics were actually Patrick Moster (the guy who used a racist slur towards riders from North Africa) and Annika Schleu + her coach for the way they treated her horse. From a sporting perspective the biggest story probably was the gold for Alexander Zverev.
  21. In general: Obviously every medal winner in swimming was/is doped. About Peaty: Are you serious? You mean to tell me that you think that a guy who is lightyears ahead of the most talented russians/chinese (countries with combined more than 30 times the population and systematic doping) is clean?
  22. Because you can be elite witouth a great flat time (and great technique). A female 8:45 runner can fluke a medal in the steeplechase, but in the 3000 m flat she wouldnt even be top 20.
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