All Your Non-Distance Friday Action
LRC Michelle Carter Unleashes An American Record (20.63m) On Her Final Attempt To Stun Valerie Adams For Olympic Shot Put Gold Medal 32 years ago in Los Angeles, Carter’s dad Michael earned Olympic silver in the shot put. His daughter did him one better tonight in Rio, coming through for gold in the final round under the most pressure imaginable.
*Michael Carter Says “There’s No Comparison” Between Being Olympic Champ And Super Bowl Champ (Shot > Super Bowl)
*Other (At Bottom Of Shot Article): Women’s 100m Round 2, Men’s 400m Round 1, Heptathlon Day 1.
*The Guardian: Jessica Ennis-Hill Leads After Heptathlon Day 1 As Greg Rutherford Survives Scare In LJ Ennis-Hill leads by 72 points as Greg Rutherford almost didn’t get a mark after fouling his first two jumps.
*Jessica Ennis-Hill Vs. Katarina Johnson Thompson: Event-By-Event, Who Is Stronger?
LRC Women’s 1,500 Prelims: Genzebe Dibaba Gaps The Field As Does Dawit Seyaum As All Three Americans Advance We break down the 1st round of the women’s 1,500 for those of you that were out on a Friday night.
LRC Men’s 800 Prelims: Look Out World, David Rudisha Is “Almost Close” To His 2012 Form; Clayton Murphy Scrapes Through, Boris Berian Advances And 2012 Silver Medalist Nijel Amos Goes Home Rudisha looked great, leading all qualifiers with his 1:45.09 as Murphy ran 1:46.18 behind him but only made the semis on time. Amos faded badly and was only seventh in his heat in 1:50.46 while American Charles Jock (6th in heat 4) was also among the casualties.
*MB: Clayton Murphy draws the Heat of Death for 800 semis – Rudisha, Kszczot and Souleiman!!! What should he do?