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2 hours ago, Grassmarket said:


 

Athletics in the 2020s will be a repeat of the 1990s.  We already have Fiona May’s daughter, Erki Nool’s son, Virgilius Alekna’s two sons, Tomas Dvorak’s twin daughters....

Oh, I thought in terms of insane results (although then the 1980s would have been better now that I think about it) due to the whole COVID-19 thing messing up the regular doping control system :d 

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Rare strong performance by a Dutch athlete in the 400m hurdles. Femke Bol ran 53,79 and broke the old (1998) Dutch record by nearly a second. She already ran 54,47 two weeks ago, but with only one opponent that wasn't recognized, today she had two opponents and that's the minimum requirement :p 

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5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

And in the past 4,5 years - that's one Olympics and two WCh's - only eleven women were faster worldwide. It's really quite something :p 

 

Makes me wonder how long until Femke Bol replaces Dafne Schippers as the new Dutch #1 in athletics? :p

 

Good thing she's not Russian, otherwise we'd have doping accusations running around now :evil:

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26 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

Makes me wonder how long until Femke Bol replaces Dafne Schippers as the new Dutch #1 in athletics? :p

 

Good thing she's not Russian, otherwise we'd have doping accusations running around now :evil:

 

Yeah, it's not like we don't have that running around about Schippers :lol: 

 

She can replace Schippers right now for all I care, she is infinitely more likeable. Then again, the 400m hurdles isn't the 100m or 200m and so won't get the same kind of attention for a long time, unless Bol really pulls out amazing stuff.

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20 minutes ago, Jinzha said:

Incredible time by Bol! And like Heywoodu said, a really likeable athlete in the interviews I've seen.

 

Everyone seems likeable when not spoiled by media attention. Somehow I feel like Schippers was far more liked when she beat her 800m PB by 7 seconds to win that heptathlon bronze in Moscow 2013 IIRC? :p

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16 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

Everyone seems likeable when not spoiled by media attention. Somehow I feel like Schippers was far more liked when she beat her 800m PB by 7 seconds to win that heptathlon bronze in Moscow 2013 IIRC? :p

 

Schippers went from pretty normal/quite nice (in terms of how she came across) to absolute diva basically the minute she switched to full-time sprinting, yes.

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