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Athletics WA Indoor Tour 2021



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6 minutes ago, Nickyc707 said:

Why? Presumably things like wind and rain potentially impact on the shot outdoors so throws made indoors and outdoors cannot legitimately be compared.

Firstly, shot is way too heavy to be influenced by wind or rain.

 

Secondly, if weather conditions are seriously an issue at hand, then they should either have separate WRs for sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy/snowy/hot/cold weather as well, or not have WRs at all.

 

Let's be honest, WRs for indoor events other than track/combined are there only for some arbitrary/equality reasons. :dunno:

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Yeah, but the athletes are very much influenced by rain.

Of course rain influence the shot putters, how they handle it, the contact with the somehow wet ground etc 

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13 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

Yeah, but the athletes are very much influenced by rain.

Second argument covers this. :p

 

And I would be surprised if any of the current T&F WRs has been set in rain.

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10 minutes ago, dcro said:

Second argument covers this. :p

 

And I would be surprised if any of the current T&F WRs has been set in rain.

But that’s the point!  Every time you throw indoors you have an equal chance of getting a big throw: not so much outdoors.  All athletes train to peak for maybe 2-3 weeks a season, so if it’s wet at your WC or Olympics, that’s probably 50% of your chance to get a record that year gone.

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26 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

But that’s the point!  Every time you throw indoors you have an equal chance of getting a big throw: not so much outdoors.  All athletes train to peak for maybe 2-3 weeks a season, so if it’s wet at your WC or Olympics, that’s probably 50% of your chance to get a record that year gone.

WRs (and sport in general) are really not about equal chances though.

 

Some track materials are better for sprinters, others are better for distance runners. Should there then be separate WRs for 'ideal' track and not-ideal tracks?

 

Like I said, WRs for the indoors field events are just a matter of equality. I doubt WA is even giving a thought about anything else. Shot put is a shot put.

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28 minutes ago, EselTheDonkey said:

So it seems in German the more verbs you have at the end of the sentence, the more forbidden it is, then?

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