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    Kamila Lićwinko 2.00 (WL and equalled NR) in her...

    Kamila Lićwinko 2.00 (WL and equalled NR) in her first competition of the year in Cottbus!
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    He'll be 29 this year, I'm not sure that can be...

    He'll be 29 this year, I'm not sure that can be considered 'quite young'. And even if you compare him to Bubka at the same age, he's still well behind (19 6-meter clearances for SB before 28th...
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    Likewise, northern Scandinavia's native...

    Likewise, northern Scandinavia's native population are the Sami (Lapps), who generally don't have that typical Scandinavian look.
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    Oh, that must be why the Inuit are so blond and...

    Oh, that must be why the Inuit are so blond and blue-eyed *rolleye*
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    If you count ancillary vaults, it's still 36. By...

    If you count ancillary vaults, it's still 36. By my count, it's 46 actual 6 meter clearances (in 44 competitions) for Bubka and 10 (in 8 competitions) for Lavillenie.
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    Given that he needs to get 36 to match Bubka, I'd...

    Given that he needs to get 36 to match Bubka, I'd give him around 1-100
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    Bukowiecki set a new indoor WJR with 22.38 (6k...

    Bukowiecki set a new indoor WJR with 22.38 (6k shot) in Toruń yesterday. The mark breaks David Storl's 22.35. Only Gill and Storl have ever thrown farther indoors, and nobody's ever thrown as far...
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    Here's the throw:...

    Here's the throw:
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=758502004235066&set=vb.508859672532635&type=2&theater



    He is, if he can get it right. At this point, consistency seems to be his main...
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    Bukowiecki 22.38 (6k) world junior indoor record...

    Bukowiecki 22.38 (6k) world junior indoor record in Toruń!!!
    He started with 20.87 (national indoor record), improved to 21.40 in the fourth round, and then hit the big one in the fifth.

    22.38 is...
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    Bukowiecki bench pressing 205 kg (which...

    Bukowiecki bench pressing 205 kg (which apparently matches Tomasz Majewski's lifetime best!):
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=757611310990802&set=vb.508859672532635&type=2&theater
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    The hint is more tricky than that.

    The hint is more tricky than that.
  12. But, with 2015 being a non-WIC year, some of the...

    But, with 2015 being a non-WIC year, some of the top women may skip the indoors altogether. I know Anna Rogowska is doing just that. I wonder whether someone like Yarisley Silva will bother coming to...
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    There would be nothing inherently wrong with...

    There would be nothing inherently wrong with doing just enough to win, but nobody would ever criticize the runner for going for a PR under these circumstances. On the contrary, he would be applauded...
  14. So there are two different Marion Fiacks and two...

    So there are two different Marion Fiacks and two Angelina Zhuk-Krasnovas?
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    Also, in every European league and int'l...

    Also, in every European league and int'l championship event in team sports that I can think of, point/ goal differential is the secondary criterion in determining the placings. Therefore, failing to...
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    So, translating that to a track race: if you've...

    So, translating that to a track race: if you've built up a big lead, you should just relax and not press too hard. It's wrong to push the pace and try to break a record in this type of race. Henry...
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    Polish news 2015

    Piotr Lisek won the PV comp in Orleans with 5.80 (indoor PB), Robert Sobera finished 4th at the same meet with 5.60. Paweł Wojciechowski vaulted 5.50 in Leverkusen.

    Ewa Swoboda set a huge national...
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    A video of the 19.41 put for those who are on FB:...

    A video of the 19.41 put for those who are on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/BukowieckiKonrad?fref=nf
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    But the change can potentially affect the result...

    But the change can potentially affect the result of the competition. Increasing the next height decreases the probability that either of the competitors will clear it, so it benefits whoever is...
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    19.41 for Bukowiecki. Not quite as good as I was...

    19.41 for Bukowiecki. Not quite as good as I was hoping for, but much better than his competition last week. The distance is a national junior indoor record, and equals the absolute NJR. He led for...
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    Bukowiecki will be doing his first competition of...

    Bukowiecki will be doing his first competition of the season with the senior shot tomorrow. EIC qualifying mark (19.80) may be a possibility.
  22. So maybe it wasn't a cover-up, it's just that...

    So maybe it wasn't a cover-up, it's just that these two major stars competed as guests in a local meet?
  23. So how should this work in principle? If an...

    So how should this work in principle? If an athlete who's been banned enters a local meet, who ought to stop them? I'm just curious about the technical aspect of this.
  24. I can't speak for everyone on these forums, of...

    I can't speak for everyone on these forums, of course, but I hardly ever go there, and this thread is the first I heard of the story.
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    I doubt what happened last week is going to...

    I doubt what happened last week is going to distract the Parisians as a whole from their normal lives for more than a few weeks at most.
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