Okay, okay...Lincoln just ran darn fast! Putting it in the light of the 110mHH...
Men - 110 Metres Hurdles - Race 1
Wind: 0 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark
1 Arnold Dominique USA 13.11
2 Liu Xiang CHN 13.24
3 Doucouré Ladji FRA 13.29
4 Trammell Terrence USA 13.35
5 Bramlett Ron USA 13.36
6 Wignall Maurice JAM 13.48
7 Demydyuk Serhiy UKR 13.56
8 dos Santos Redelén BRA 13.62
9 Giaconi Andrea ITA 13.78
...with Allen sitting out an American goosed the Chinese and French hope as they postured in thinking: "hmmmm...whoever wins now will more than likely not win at the worlds!"
Based upon the Chinese and Russian conspiracy (ooops...did I say that...it's actually a public alliance agreed upon weeks ago) to reduce the USA medal count my hopes are that Doucoure kicks Xiang and Serhiy butts right up and through the next Olympics!
Turn international track and field and the olympics into a battleground of China/Russia versus the U.S.A....how dare they!
Game on though!
Mr. Liu, I was your greatest western fan until yesterday...when your supervisors voted baseball and softball (potential U.S.A. medal sports) off the docket.
If anyone else believes that raise your hands!
Russia and China signed a pact to win the medal count over the U.S.A.
Game on Mr. Liu... with the secret vote to begin moving toward that in eliminating baseball (and I realize the U.S.A. didn't go to the games in Athens...so don't remind me) and softball!
Why not just tell us that the next olympiad is all about the U.S.A. versus Russia/China?
Grrrrrrrrrr....I hope Arnold and Johnson both serve notice on that alliance at the WC's this year and that all the other European, African, South American and Asian countries pile it on with that communist alliance!
You are kidding! Glad to hear that those boring so-called games got the boot. Hope to get rid of them even here in the US and replce them with one and true game - Football around the world and Soccer here in the US!
They both PR'ed
I just got back from the meet. Wow!
The 3000 steeple was one of the most amazing races I've ever seen -- not only were the times spectacular but it was a hell of a race between Shaheen and Koech. Koech took off at the bell and started opening up some space, then Shaheen started to close but seemed to lose momentum on the final water jump, he was coming hard the whole homestretch and just nipped him at the line. Great performances by both (and a nice time for Lincoln)!
Nice race by Ramzi in the 1500 as well. Going in, I didn't know if I wanted to root for Lagat as an American or not, but in the end i decided to support him and the states -- (as a side note, I was right at the glass partition at the finish line for this race, and damned if Ramzi didn't hurl his victory flowers right into my hands -- which I passed on to a cute italian girl)
In the 5000 meters, damn did Dibaba look smooth. Pavey did all the work, but Dibaba seemed so comfortable that there was little doubt (at least in my mind) that she would kick it hard for the victory
In the women's 1500 I was pulling for Toomey -- she made a strong move into 2nd along the final backstretch, but fell apart in the final 100 meters -- losing the A standard in the process it seems.
Does anyone know why Arnold in the 110 hurdles was parading with a victory cup of some sort? He was obviously elated by the win, but this was afterwards.
A great meet, well worth the hour long wait for the bus afterward.