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On 6/22/2022 at 7:56 PM, Makedonas said:

:GRE Rafailia Spanoudaki is out. She just tested positive for Covid, so she will miss the Greek National Championships this weekend.


She would've been the heavy favourite to win both the 100m and 200m, which would have given her a lot of points to move up in the Race to Oregon ranking and probably she would've qualified in the 200m.



I think this might be the first time ever where we don't qualify anyone in a women's track event, or any track event for that matter. The only chance is for one of our young hurdlers (Anais Karagianni in 100H and Dimitra Gnafaki in 400H) to get a big PR this weekend and sneak in via ranking. And both already got PRs recently (Karagianni has gone from 13.31 to 13.15 this season, and Gnafaki from 57.00 to 56.67), so I'm not sure how realistic it is that they'll be able to improve so much in so little time.

Yeah, it's the first time ever that we will not be sending any track athlete to the World Athletics Championships. Still we are sending 17 athletes to Eugene which is more than we sent to Daegu 2011, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019. Same amount as Moscow 2013.


If Spanoudaki didn't get covid, she 95% would've qualified in the women's 200m and also had a chance in the 100m. Irini Vasiliou won the women's 400m in the National Championships with 52.32, but she didn't compete in enough races to make it via ranking. Karagianni is 44th and Pesiridou 45th in the women's 100 hurdles in the Race to Oregon, so it's unlikely that they'll get in as they would need 4-5 more withdrawals. Pesiridou really should've made it but her performances were bad this year, until recently she finally started doing better again. Gnafaki 46th in the women's 400 hurdles. Needed to be top 40.


Douvalidis had a lot of issues so he didn't try to make it to Eugene (men's 110 hurdles). First time he's missing the World Championships since 2009.


Going to be weird not competing in any track events. We have 7 jumpers, 5 throwers, and 5 race walkers. Also it's the first time since 2007 that Filippidis doesn't compete. He hasn't been anywhere since Tokyo so I think it's safe to say he retired, he's 35 now and was mediocre the last few years.

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Pole vault - Emmanouil Karalis

Long jump - Miltiadis Tentoglou

Hammer throw - Michail Anastasakis, Christos Frantzeskakis

35km walk - Alexandros Papamichail



High jump - Tatiana Gusin

Pole vault - Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou, Eleni Polak, Ekaterini Stefanidi

Triple jump - Spyridoula Karydi

Discus throw - Chrysoula Anagnostopoulou

Hammer throw - Stamatia Scarvelis

Javelin throw - Elina Tzengko

20km walk - Antigoni Drisbioti, Kiriaki Filtisakou, Christina Papadopoulou

35km walk - Antigoni Drisbioti, Efstathia Kourkoutsaki, Christina Papadopoulou

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Maja Nilsson, high jump
Fanny Roos, shot put
Khaddi Sagnia, long jump
Meraf Bahta, 5 000 m
Sara Lahti, 5 000 m
Carolina Wikström, marathon




Armand Duplantis, pole vault 
Thobias Montler, long jump 
Daniel Ståhl, discus 
Simon Pettersson, discus
Andreas Kramer, 800 m
David Nilsson, marathon
Vidar Johansson, 3 000 m steeplechase 

Carl Bengtström, 400 m hurdles 
Perseus Karlström, walk 20 km and 35 km

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Team Poland :POL



100 m, 4x100 m

Ewa Swoboda (AZS AWF Katowice)

400 m, 4x400, mikst 4x400 m

Natalia Kaczmarek (AZS AWF Wrocław)

Anna Kiełbasińska (SKLA Sopot)

Justyna Święty-Ersetic (AZS AWF Katowice)

800 m

Anna Wielgosz (CWKS Resovia Rzeszów)

1500 m

Sofia Ennaoui (AZS UMCS Lublin)

100 m Hurdles

Klaudia Siciarz (AZS AWF Kraków)

Pia Skrzyszowska (AZS AWF Warszawa)

3000 m Steeplechase

Kinga Królik (UKS Azymut Pabianice)


Malwina Kopron (KS Wisła Puławy)


Maria Andrejczyk (LUKS Hańcza Suwałki)


Paulina Ligarska (SKLA Sopot)

Adrianna Sułek (KS Brda Bydgoszcz)

Walk 20 km, 35 km

Katarzyna Zdziebło (LKS Stal Mielec)

Walk 35 km

Olga Niedziałek (WLKS Nowe Iganie)


Klaudia Adamek (CWZS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SL)

Marlena Gola (KS Podlasie Białystok)

Martyna Kotwiła (RLTL Optima Radom)

Marika Popowicz-Drapała (CWZS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SL)

Marlena Stefanowicz (AZS AWF Katowice)

4x400 m, mikst 4x400

Iga Baumgart-Witan (BKS Bydgoszcz)

Kinga Gacka (BKS Bydgoszcz)

Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik (AZS UMCS Lublin)

Anna Pałys (AZS AWF Wrocław)



400 m, 4x400 m, mikst 4x400 m

Kajetan Duszyński (AZS Łódź)

800 m

Mateusz Borkowski (RKS Łódź)

Patryk Dobek (MKL Szczecin)

Patryk Sieradzki (CWZS Zawisza Bydgoszcz SL)

1500 m

Michał Rozmys (UKS Barnim Goleniów)

110 m Hurdles

Damian Czykier (KS Podlasie Białystok)

High Jump

Norbert Kobielski (MKS Inowrocław)

Pole Vault

Piotr Lisek (OSOT Szczecin)

Robert Sobera (AZS AWF Wrocław)

Shot Put

Konrad Bukowiecki (KS AZS UWM Olsztyn)

Michał Haratyk (KS Sprint Bielsko-Biała)


Paweł Fajdek (AZS AWF Katowice)

Wojciech Nowicki (KS Podlasie Białystok)

Marcin Wrotyński (OŚ AZS Poznań)

Walk 35 km

Artur Brzozowski (KKL Stal Stalowa Wola)

Dawid Tomala (KU AZS Politechniki Opolskiej)

4x400 m, mikst 4x400 m

Maksymilian Klepacki (KS Podlasie Białystok)

Mateusz Rzeźniczak (RKS Łódź)

Jan Wawrzkowicz (OŚ AZS Poznań)

Karol Zalewski (KS AZS UWM Olsztyn)

Tymoteusz Zimny (OŚ AZS Poznań)

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Small and humble team for Lithuania at these World Championships:


Team Lithuania :LTU




400m - Modesta Justė Morauskaitė

High Jump - Urtė Baikštytė

Discus Throw - Ieva Zarankaitė

Javelin Throw - Liveta Jasiūnaitė

20km Race Walk - Brigita Virbalytė




Discus Throw - Mykolas Alekna, Andrius Gudžius

20km Race Walk - Marius Žiūkas

35km Race Walk - Artur Mastianica


Aina Grikšaitė - triple jump is in 33rd right now, but in top 32 there's one athlete that is already retired, so she might get an invitation still.


Similarly to team Slovakia, our team is also in recovery mode, which is why most of them were not able to collect enough points and are focusing on the European Championships as well, where I've counted that a 20+ athlete team is still a possibility.


And although some are recovering and slowly getting their form up for the ECH, one of our strongest athletes, javelin thrower Edis Matusevičius didn't even get to start this season at all, I hope he gets back in 2023.

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:FRA The modest french delegation :


Only potential semi finalists were selected, wich counts for only 7 female athletes in individual events and 21 males.


No much expectations there. I guess 1 or 2 medals is what to be hoped for (Kevin Mayer, the hurdlers, maybe the 800m guys, a miracle on the pole vault...).


TBH, It could also easely be a zero medal championships for us, witch only happen twice in 1983 and 1993.


The future looks brighter though with recent record youth championships, but Paris 2024 is likely to be too soon for most of them.

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:IRL Ireland Team For Oregon World Championships



Ireland is sending a team of 19 athletes for the upcoming World Championships in Oregon. Ciara Mageean, Phil Healy and Fionnuala McCormack have withdrawn to focus instead on the European Championships in Munich.



The most exciting athlete is 19-year-old Rhasidat Adekele as she qualified for both the 200m and 400m but she will concentrate on the 400m only. Her range of distances from 60m up to 400m is impressive and she still does not train specifically for 400m so when she begins to focus on that distance she could run some special times. She will also be an asset to our future 4x400m women's and mixed relay teams on the road to Paris 2024.


Apart from that, it is probably going to be a very low-key world championships for Ireland but I am excited to see how Dave Kenny performs in the 20km walk.


As per usual, Ireland will have absolutely no representatives in field events.



Men's 400m Chris O'Donnell
Men's 800m Mark English
Men's 1500m Andrew Coscoran
Men's 400m Hurdles Thomas Barr
Men's 20km Walk David Kenny
Men's 35km Walk Brendan Boyce
Women's 400m Rhasidat Adeleke
Women's 400m Sophie Becker
Women's 800m Louise Shanahan
Women's 1500m Sarah Healy
Women's 100m Hurdles Sarah Lavin
Women's 4x100m Relay Rhasidat Adeleke, Molly Scott, Sarah Lavin, Joan Healy, Sarah Leahy, Lauren Roy, Adeyemi Talabi
Mixed 4x400m Relay Chris O'Donnell, Jack Raftery, Luke Lennon-Ford, Rhasidat Adeleke, Sophie Becker, Sharlene Mawdsley


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