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RE: Triple jump experts, how do you explain the huge gains by American record holder Tori Franklin who has PRd by 4 + feet?

sbeefyk2 wrote:


TrackCoach wrote:

Looking at data from indoors and connecting some other dots, unfortunately, I suspect Tori's recent jumps where windy.


Yup, this is my explanation. The proof will be when she doesn’t come within a foot of that record ever again. It might sound harsh to say it, but it’s facts. She got lucky she competed at a meet with broken wind gauges. So congrats to her.

If you disagree, let me know when she jumps within a foot of her mark. I’d bet it never happens.


That is a bet I will take, and as for 'but it's the facts' you have absolutely no facts, just supposition.

Many but not all of the jumps had winds of 0.0. This often happens when the winds are both light and come at right angles. A cross wind will not move the "wind needle" at all. Note that she beat a Gold medalist, although she had F F F.

Women, especially American women, often have woeful middle steps, giving up 20-40 cms right there. If that was an issue with her then that could account for a lot of improvement. If there is not a variable wind, it is easier to hit close to the end of the board -- which makes me thing that the Gold medalist from Valenzuela might have been collecting on an appearance fee and be off on her training, heavy in to weights for an early season meet (and troubles at home might be an issue).

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