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    Probably because she's still listed as American...

    Probably because she's still listed as American and not Nigerian both on the IAAF website and Tilastopaja.
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    The naming convention used in Ethiopia consist of...

    The naming convention used in Ethiopia consist of the person's name + his/her father's name. All local results are listed this way. But in Ethiopian passports the father's name becomes the middle...
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    Amina Seyni is at home in Niamey for the Tournoi...

    Amina Seyni is at home in Niamey for the Tournoi de la Solidarité, a tournament between Niger, Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso and Bénin.
  4. Here is an opinion piece by A. Lennart Julin that...

    Here is an opinion piece by A. Lennart Julin that was posted on RunBlogRun

    WHY THE PROPOSED IAAF WORLD RANKINGS NEVER CAN BE A FAIR TOOL FOR DETERMINING CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES

    Part 1: The Theory...
  5. I'm just returning from Nigeria, so didn't see...

    I'm just returning from Nigeria, so didn't see the thread before.

    Here is the link of the folder I set during the championships to collect all the results I could find and communicate them to...
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    In the high jump, it's also interesting to note...

    In the high jump, it's also interesting to note that World u18 high jump champion Breyton Poole cleared 2.21m on his 3rd attempt but the jump wasn't validated as the time had run off (the new 30...
  7. I have just found out that the IAAF World...

    I have just found out that the IAAF World Rankings Testing and Review site is available at the following link: https://worldrankings-staging.aws.iaaf.org/home

    The official launch is for September...
  8. Jane Frederick The Talence meet was held on...

    Jane Frederick
    The Talence meet was held on 27-28 September 1987
    I could access the November/December 1987 issue of the French federation's magazine. The only information about wind was a note...
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    I was told by a Nigerian journalist that she is...

    I was told by a Nigerian journalist that she is fully Nigerian, and that the story of a parent from Bahrain is not correct.
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    Ta Lou trains in Dakar (Senegal) under coach...

    Ta Lou trains in Dakar (Senegal) under coach Anthony Koffi, who is also from Ivory Coast

    If you are interested to know more about her career, here is a detailed biography that I wrote for the...
  11. Yes, it just also got me wonder since when Malawi...

    Yes, it just also got me wonder since when Malawi had a world level hammer thrower!
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    12 athletes to represent Botswana MEN 200m:...

    12 athletes to represent Botswana

    MEN
    200m: Isaac Makwala (19.77)
    400m: Isaac Makwala (43.84), Baboloki Thebe (44.02), Karabo Sibanda (45.05)
    800m: Nijel Amos (1:43.18)
    4x400m: Isaac Makwala,...
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    South Africa's Sunette Viljoen - Olympic silver...

    South Africa's Sunette Viljoen - Olympic silver medallist in the javelin - has withdrawn from London due to an injury
    https://www.enca.com/sport/sunette-viljoen-withdraws-from-world-championships
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    I don't consider the website that announced...

    I don't consider the website that announced Kipruto's withdrawal (https://www.newsfolo.com/sports/olympic-champion-conseslus-kipruto-miss-iaaf-world-championshin-london/12088/) to be a reliable...
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    Chala Beyo was 3rd at the Ethiopian Trials. The...

    Chala Beyo was 3rd at the Ethiopian Trials. The 4th athlete Tesfaye Diriba got the third spot in the Ethiopian team

    Ethiopian Trials in Hengelo on June 11: 1. Getnet Wale 8:12.28 PB, 2. Tafese...
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    As reported by Ethiopian journalist Elshadai...

    As reported by Ethiopian journalist Elshadai Negash https://twitter.com/ElshSuperStar,
    Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Beyo attacked coach Yohannes Mohamed with a stone after learning he was not in...
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    Burka - Except for a few top names, the Ethiopian...

    Burka - Except for a few top names, the Ethiopian federation had made participation to the national championships (May 16-21) mandatory for the athletes. Even though Gelete Burka won the Trials, she...
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    I posted the Ethiopian team on my page:...

    I posted the Ethiopian team on my page: https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAthletics/posts/10154852159771452

    Here is the Nigerian team:...
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    ASA has now withdrawn discus thrower Victor Hogan...

    ASA has now withdrawn discus thrower Victor Hogan from their team. Excerpt from their release:

    "Athletics South Africa has taken the decision to withdraw Discus Throw athlete, Victor Hogan, from...
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    Yes, we are still waiting...

    Yes, we are still waiting...
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    The French federation website says that...

    The French federation website says that additional names will be announced on July 24. It also indicates that in the case of athletes for which the French team's doctor has expressed reservations,...
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    That is only the first part of the team. The rest...

    That is only the first part of the team. The rest of the team will be announced at a later stage.
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    South Africa won the W4x400m at the African...

    South Africa won the W4x400m at the African Championships in Durban at the end of June in 3:28.49 (with an estimated last leg of 49.6 for Caster Semenya).
    But the reason there won't be a W4x400m...
  24. It seems that the full name of the athlete is...

    It seems that the full name of the athlete is Gaone Leaname Maotoanong, but in some events he is entered as Gaone and some others as Leaname, hence the confusion.
  25. Botswana's men 4x400m 316 Karabo Sibanda 319...

    Botswana's men 4x400m

    316 Karabo Sibanda
    319 Baboloki Thebe
    312 Onkabetse Nkobolo
    306 Leaname Maotanong
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