Rrolack2
Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:35AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Looked terrible!
Pat Henry Rono
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:39AM - in reply to Rrolack2 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Figures the longhorn would screw up after Jessica Beard ran such a great opening leg
Your Mom
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:40AM - in reply to Rrolack2 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The officials are at fault here.
Pat Henry Rono
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:44AM - in reply to Your Mom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Your Mom wrote:

The officials are at fault here.

Nope all on Spencer, the order doesn't change after the officials put them in it. Spencer wasn't paying attention
vghojbnjk
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:45AM - in reply to Rrolack2 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Very smart tactics by Ryzhova. Moved wide coming into the straight, making Spencer think she could sneak through on the inside. Spencer didn't realise until 10m before the changeover that she had to get into lane 2 to change, and she couldn't get in front of Ryzhova to do so, so she had to slam the brakes and move around Ryzhova from the back.
hurdells
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 10:45AM - in reply to Rrolack2 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How did they get crossed over like that on the last handoff? Shouldnt the American have moved out to lane 2 earlier? Or did the Russian #4 line up wrong? What are the rules? I thought they were going to crash into each other.
smart
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:02AM - in reply to vghojbnjk Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
exactly right
Your Mom
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:02AM - in reply to hurdells Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The dirty Russkies have have a standard practice of moving to lane 2 if they are in the lead.
Pat Henry Rono
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:04AM - in reply to hurdells Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

hurdells wrote:

How did they get crossed over like that on the last handoff? Shouldnt the American have moved out to lane 2 earlier? Or did the Russian #4 line up wrong? What are the rules? I thought they were going to crash into each other.

They are lined up based on the order the runners are in at the 200m mark on that lap so Russia was in the correct place on the inside. Spencer should have known that she was in second at that point and even if she didn't realize that she had 100 meters coming down the home stretch to look up and see where her teammate was but didn't do that until she was 10 meters away.
vghojbnjk
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:05AM - in reply to Your Mom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Your Mom wrote:

The dirty Russkies have have a standard practice of moving to lane 2 if they are in the lead.


Yeah, how dare those dirty Russkies try to use their brains to win a race!
Standard Bearer
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:09AM - in reply to Your Mom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Your Mom wrote:

The dirty Russkies have have a standard practice of moving to lane 2 if they are in the lead.


Like Nick Symmonds in the 800? Aman crossed the finish in lane 3
because nick moved out so much.
Your Mom
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:16AM - in reply to Standard Bearer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There's no hand off ashvipe!

If the 4th Russky had moved out - I would have no problem with that.
WiT
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/17/2013 11:24AM - in reply to vghojbnjk Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

vghojbnjk wrote:

Very smart tactics by Ryzhova. Moved wide coming into the straight, making Spencer think she could sneak through on the inside. Spencer didn't realise until 10m before the changeover that she had to get into lane 2 to change, and she couldn't get in front of Ryzhova to do so, so she had to slam the brakes and move around Ryzhova from the back.
thank you I
adding

the outgoing runners are placed on the line in the order the teams are in 200m from the exchange zone and they must remain in that order in spite of any position change in the last 200m of the incoming leg..
DAG10360
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/18/2013 6:21AM - in reply to Pat Henry Rono Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The race was lost by Natasha Hastings. When will this girl learn that you can't go out that hard and not tie up at the end??? #Dumb
fwiw
RE: Womens 4x400 wtf was that USA changeover 8/18/2013 6:40AM - in reply to Pat Henry Rono Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This seems like the kind of situation the coaches should have addressed with the runners. I wonder if they did?