fighting the wrong battle
polevaultpower wrote:fighting the wrong battle wrote:
According to the report, the official result with the DQ was posted as normal but Schumacher left the building without checking the results.
There was a delay in posting the hard copy of the results. They didn't go up for, I believe, 20-25 minutes after the end of the competition. Now that everything is online, most athletes don't stick around for the hard copy results since they already know their time, and certainly there was no reason for Bumbalough or his coach to believe they needed to check them.
That might make sense if Bumbalough was Schumacher's only athlete in the race. But that is not the case. And he knew something was going on with Salazar because they had a very loud confrontation over the events of the race. And he's just going to leave before he sees the results?
I don't think so. In any event, even if he did leave the building, I don't see that in itself as a compelling reason for a policy change.
I have a lot of problems with other things USATF did, mostly involving Grunewald. Bumbalough's a nice guy; he shouldn't have been DQd; but that is driving a discussion that is incoherent at the policy level.