A Duck wrote:
You are delusional, dude.
I'm seeing what I want to see?
Listen to Symmonds tell you the same story in detail.
It's a simple story, he went out too fast, it hit his legs in the last 50 meters. I posted that opinion here, an a few hours later Flotrack posts their interview with him where he says the same thing in granular detail:
It doesn't get any clearer than that. I said I thought he'd have to run under 1:43 to beat Aman...he shares that the race plan was to run a less hot pace the first 400, and run a new American record to win the gold -- but that he went with the hot pace and didn't follow the plan -- which resulted in silver (which he's happily accepted).
As for your illogical contention that I've "shown absolutely no respect for Symmonds," it's total bullshit.
I've complimented and supported him on this board for years. Go back and READ. I think he's tough, confident, and he goes after it, in one of the hardest events that there is. Good stuff.
--He's also done some cringe worthy acts of self promotion for which many people, including myself, have criticized him. These are things that HE puts out into the world -- outside of track and field -- and my criticizing those is completely different than the relentless personal attacks on Rupp.
If you had a brain you could tell the difference.
I like how you overlook the comments that explain this.
"Meaning he had to PB to win...which is how it turned out."
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. He did not have to PB to win, he had to get a SB.
"Listen to Symmonds tell you the same story in detail."
Actually, he says it went out faster than planned, based on splits he thought was 1 seconds faster than they really was. He also says the perfect first 200m for an American Record attempt is 25 seconds, but did not say that he was going for that there.
"he shares that the race plan was to run a less hot pace the first 400, and run a new American record to win the gol"
He denies, more than once, that the plan was an American Record to win.
Hes only done once cringeworthy thing for promotion in my opinion:
The Paris Hilton shit. Shes terrible.
But other than hes done far more positive things for the sports than most other American athletes, including Rupp who doesn't give anything of himself (and dont get on your 'you hate rupp horse', I like him but he doesnt give back).
"As for your illogical contention that I've "shown absolutely no respect for Symmonds," it's total bullshit. "
You called him a midget, and you started this ridiculous thread to bash this great race.
The fact that you don't understand that Aman was a clearly better runner than anyone else in that field today, show that you have no clue what you are talking about.
This thread is a shame, and its incredible that youre not able to see how you behave yourself.
You are EXACTLY like the Rupp bashers. You are now put yourself at the level of RCS. Well done.