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Suprised no-one has opened a thread with regards to this years tournament in Paris.

Dissapointed in Dwain Chambers performance in the 100 metres. Seems as though the pressure got to him again, this is one he should have won as the rest of the field aren't particularly outstanding. Maybe his time has gone now. Anyway Darren Campbell did well to grab a bronze.

Sad to Jonathan Edwards quit on a low note - he was a true great.

Does anyone think GB will win a gold medal ?
 

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I think our two best chances have gone with Chambers and Myerscough (sp?) in the shot put, who were both near the top of world rankings and who both failed to deliver. Chambers was a little unfortunate, only 0.01 seconds behind the winner, Myerscough choked big time - someone at the top of the world rankings should do a lot better than 20th in the qualifying event.
 

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well we got a medal :bound: that "bird" in the 800m did Britain proud :) ... i cant agree with the presenter lady though.. congratulating kelly on her SILVER medal.. she said "... you totally controlled the race..." :confused:
 

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kelly DID control the reace. she was in a very good position on the outside so she could make her sprint without being obstructed.nice tactics between her and her training partner. (the girl that won it) if it hadn't been for that i doubt she would have got a medal.
 

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Great run from Holmes yesterday.

The circumstances certainly helped her, no Ceplak or Graf plus Mutola's help but she still ran well.

Chambers is a bottler, when it really counts he never produces it, as opposed to campbell who always exceeds expectations in the major championships.

I wasn't expecting much of Myerscough but 20th from the World no.2 is a bit poor.

Rawlinson, Campbell again, Backley and the 4x100m relay all have chances of medals, but I would be surprised if we got a Gold.
 
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I reckon Campbell will win Gold in the 200m. Kenderos the Greek World & Olympic Champion has pulled out.

Agree about Chambers bottling it. He is still 25 however - next year is Olympic Year - he must win Gold - Surely !!
 

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have had the BBC coverage on a fair bit, without really caring too much about the results...

but notes about the BBC - Michael Johnson is fantastic, speaks a lot of sense and offers that non-British perspective that is always necessary (speaking before the men's 100m, he asked if he was allowed to predict someone non-British to win :D)

however, might it be worth them replacing Sally Gunnell with someone who has 2 braincells to knock together?? :rolleyes:
 

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Jam Jar said:
I reckon Campbell will win Gold in the 200m. Kenderos the Greek World & Olympic Champion has pulled out.

Agree about Chambers bottling it. He is still 25 however - next year is Olympic Year - he must win Gold - Surely !!
I don't think he'll get Gold but he might get a medal.

If Chambers doesn't get a medal next year he deserves to be called a bottler. He has choked in finals every year since 2000.
 
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West Ealing Bee said:
I don't think he'll get Gold but he might get a medal.

If Chambers doesn't get a medal next year he deserves to be called a bottler. He has choked in finals every year since 2000.
Bit harsh, think he did win a Bronze in the last WC's when Maurice Greene was the man. He also won Gold in last years European although the competition was sub-standard.

Christie was a late achiever he didn't win gold until he was in his 30's. So there is hope yet but I am unsure whether he has what it takes - time will tell.
 

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Campbell has made the 200m final, competition will be tough and he will have to run a PB to win it, a medal would be good.

Rawlinson also in action, he has a chance.

Chris Tomlinson is also going in the long jump tonight, if he jumps well he could get a medal.
 

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Did anyone see the bloke running with his b***ocks hanging out last night, in the last heat of the 800m?



rofl rofl rofl

They showed a slow mo from behind the finishing line.....

:D :D :D
 
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4 Medals in the end. Pretty poor showing.

Chambers choked again the in the relay, should have been gold for the 4X100 team but Chambers ran out of gas and allowed the American rookie JJ Johnson to overtake him. Still better than dropping the batton.
 

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We did poorly. Chambers was disappointing all over. And just because Campell had 1 good race, he shouldn't have been so tipped for 200m success. Tullet did well though. Lets hope we do better in Athens.
 

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chambers is too tonk at the moment. far too much unnecessary muscle on his upper body
 

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The bottler did it again.

It may be easier to chase but he never manages to catch anyone when he's chasing does he?

A disappointing medal total, and a few very disappointing performances, Backley in particular.
 

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At least Backley was angry and dissapointed about it, saying it makes me more determined to do better next time,

Certain others just shrugged their shoulders and said oh well never mind, cant be helped, i tried but wasn't good enough on the day, typical British comment when not winning, cetain atheletes need their funding stopped and then we see how well they did.
 

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