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    This report and comment on the NZ Herald website...

    This report and comment on the NZ Herald website would seem to confirm the throw as being with the 2kg.

    "2018 Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Connor Bell's 63.25m, a PB with a 2kg implement,...
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    "Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90...

    "Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90 for the U20 NR late last year with what I presume to be the standard 1.75kg."
    Showing as a 2kg result on the ANZ website and all time list. It would...
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    New Zealand Results 2020

    A few good throws results in Hastings today. Commonwealth Games champ Julia Ratcliffe threw the hammer 69.94m with Laura Bruce second in 67.87m(PB) and third was Nicole Bradley with 66.72m. Tom Walsh...
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    Peter Snell's passing is getting quite a bit of...

    Peter Snell's passing is getting quite a bit of coverage in general media in New Zealand. He's appropriately being recognised here as a New Zealand sporting great. The fact that he reinvented himself...
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    I'll throw Valerie Adams name into the mix....

    I'll throw Valerie Adams name into the mix. Personally I wouldn't include Caster Semenya.
  6. Thread: 1:59...

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    Wonderful to watch someone do something that has...

    Wonderful to watch someone do something that has never been done before. Sure it was somewhat contrived but still a fantastic achievement. After all there is no doubt that Eliud Kipchoge ran the...
  7. Big congratulations to Kiwis Tom Walsh and Jacko...

    Big congratulations to Kiwis Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill - one with a PB, the other only 2cm short. Of course Tom's throw, apart from being a PB, was also a NR, AR, and Commonwealth record. And Jacko...
  8. Well done to Kiwi Camille Buscomb who got two...

    Well done to Kiwi Camille Buscomb who got two 12th places in the 5 and 10k this week - as well as three PB's and two Olympic qualifiers.
  9. Looking forward to seeing that Tuariki. If not...

    Looking forward to seeing that Tuariki. If not this year then how about Tokyo???
  10. Interesting final with no one over 20 meters. I...

    Interesting final with no one over 20 meters. I wonder if that will give Lady Valerie some extra impetus in the training gym this week??
  11. Two Kiwis. Two throws. Two finalists. Isn't life...

    Two Kiwis. Two throws. Two finalists. Isn't life wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to both Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill for each reaching their 4th consecutive global championship finals.
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    Interesting with all of this (supposed) Kenyan...

    Interesting with all of this (supposed) Kenyan doping that Ethiopia seems to have gone past Kenya recently on terms of performance. Has a similar amount of investigative journalism taken place in...
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    I wonder how prepared those invitees will be to...

    I wonder how prepared those invitees will be to compete at their highest level with such short notice. A couple of the Kiwis who were invited are competing in other events anyway but presumably will...
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    28 second PB for the winner! Hmmm

    28 second PB for the winner! Hmmm
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    Did anyone else notice Omar Craddock step out...

    Did anyone else notice Omar Craddock step out onto the track after one of his jumps and disrupt the leading runners in the Women's 5k? I would think the triple jump runway could do with shifting a...
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    Nothing sad about that conclusion!! I look...

    Nothing sad about that conclusion!! I look forward to seeing the young fella from 100km up the road from where I live come through and win again. Jacko Gill in the final would be nice too.
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    I haven't read the previous 17 pages of...

    I haven't read the previous 17 pages of discussion on this topic but here's my 2 cents worth:

    - If a Russian or Kenyan athlete had been cleared in similar fashion questions would be raised and...
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    Thum (Germany), 30.8.291 Men SP 1 Tom Walsh...

    Thum (Germany), 30.8.291
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    SP 1 Tom Walsh (nzl) 22.15 (22.15; 21.81; x; 21.49; 21.34; 21.64); 2 Jacko Gill (nzl) 21.21

    Another 22 meter throw for Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill with another...
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    Encouraging to see a PB for Jacko Gill in Brno...

    Encouraging to see a PB for Jacko Gill in Brno (Czech Republic) - 21.13m. First result I've seen for him since the Oceania Champs so hopefully more to come.
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    I saw bits of the competition on TV here in NZ....

    I saw bits of the competition on TV here in NZ. The commentators were talking about the ranking points Steve Solomon would get by winning in the 400m. If Kiwis and Aussies are restricted from...
  21. When was the last time a Kiwi high jumper was...

    When was the last time a Kiwi high jumper was mentioned in a thread as being a quality athlete?! Great to see, and he seems to still be on an upward performance curve. Let's hope that continues.
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    Zane Robertson ended up 3rd in 2:08:19. New...

    Zane Robertson ended up 3rd in 2:08:19. New family and NZ record by 7 seconds!
  23. I totally agree gh. I had set the TV to record...

    I totally agree gh. I had set the TV to record the three sessions shown here in NZ overnight on Sky TV. I fast forwarded through the first and deleted the rest. Bit of a yawn fest I'm afraid. The...
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    Lucky you!!!!!!

    Lucky you!!!!!!
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    He definitely has the Aussie accent! Not sure...

    He definitely has the Aussie accent! Not sure that's relevant though - money does talk to some extent, even when deciding what country you want to represent. Maybe it should come down to what...
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