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Osaka 2007

Half Day Thursday

A morning of culture in Kyoto filled the nearest thing to a rest day in these champs – ok there’s another half day on Sunday. The womens Hammer as an entertaining affair. The first round saw 4 70m throws with… Continue Reading →

We Win! We Win!

Well, as usual, what do I know?! Congratulations on a well judged race by Christine Ohuruogu leading home Nicola Sanders for a rare 1-2 by Brits in the World Championships. Wow, 2 PB for them as well as they move… Continue Reading →

Is it Woeful or Wonderful Wednesday

Well we woke all hopeful for British athletics this morning – nearly all the Brits had performed well (at least once anyway) and after a session with just one Brit the night before. A late night discussing the woe’s of… Continue Reading →

A Quiet Tuesday Morning

A quiet morning in the stadium; Mens 200m and 400m qualifying and 2 pools of Womens Hammer, so I’ll add some general musings. The Hammer conditions seemed to be causing big problems to a number of athletes. Not so for… Continue Reading →

Tuesday Evening

Why do officials do it? 2 particular pieces of officialdom got to me yesterday. First the 800m medalists were stopped from doing their lap of honour. The women’s Long Jump and Pole Vault were going on and the hurdles for… Continue Reading →

Murofushi Monday

The effects of 5 hours or less for the past few days combined with the humidity of Osaka is taking its tool at the moment, so I wasn’t really with it for this morning’s session. This is Yuka Murofushi being… Continue Reading →

Area Record Versus World Leader

Having the second day Heptathlon all in the evening session made it more dramatic, concentrating the action and the tension. With no other events going on, all attention was focused on the long jump. Kluft opened confidently enough with 6.65… Continue Reading →

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