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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro View Post
    I bet AS and Vault-emort know the reasons (and The Shadow of course!).
    I know nothing of significance, like most other athletics fans relying on AA news releases. I do know that Elly Beer loves her mum's meatballs.

    I'm also thrilled to learn from Christian Malcolm that Brandon Starc had a 'fantastic domestic season' - I wouldn't call one competition with a clearance at 2.07m fantastic, but I guess that's why Malcolm is paid the big bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by typpo View Post
    Always nice to see the progeny of past stars coming into their own - Zen Clark, son of 400m CG champion and AR holder Darren, took out the sprint double at the NSW CHS titles last week in 10.79/21.67. Only just turned 18 I think and if he continues to improve over the domestic season could be nudging a qualifying mark or two for next year's WJs in Kenya.
    Children of Nick A'Hern, two time CWG walk winner and 22nd/4th/10th in OG 92-00, are making it big in the mountain bike scene.

    Daughter, Sian (21), won the world junior downhill titles a few years ago and son, Kye (18), just did the same this month.

    Sian, now a senior, finished 6th in the World Cup and 9th in the World Championships this year.

    Here's and article from 3 years ago with photo of the family.

    edit to add: Just noticed that Nick turns 50 in December this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vault-emort View Post
    I know nothing of significance, like most other athletics fans relying on AA news releases. I do know that Elly Beer loves her mum's meatballs.

    I'm also thrilled to learn from Christian Malcolm that Brandon Starc had a 'fantastic domestic season' - I wouldn't call one competition with a clearance at 2.07m fantastic, but I guess that's why Malcolm is paid the big bucks.
    Well, fantastic is derived from the Latin "phantasticus", which means “imaginary.”
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    Just some more from the team stats:

    Ryan Gregson will make Doha his No. 5 WC appearance, equal to sprinters Shirvington and Steffensen, jumpers Forsyth and Lapierre, thrower Harradine and walkers Adams, A'hern and Deakes. The most representations at WC is marathon man Moneghetti and walker Tallent at six each.

    Doha will also put Wells at five WC representations, equal to LJer Boegman and sprinters, Freeman and Hewitt . At the top of the list are 800m runner Manou, hurdler Pearson and walker Saville with six .
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    There was a short article in the Canberra Times about Lauren Wells. Apparently she had six weeks off running for achilles problems, so her recent times are even more impressive.

    She is also going to try for Tokyo - after planning to retire after Rio, then CWG last year. She also plans to continue to work full-time, which seems to suit her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro View Post
    She also plans to continue to work full-time, which seems to suit her.
    Even the toughest sessions seem easy now after a long day herding a class of little kids
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    Couple more late invitations:

    Due to injury, Claire Woods (50km Walk) and Tyler Gunn (4x400m) have withdrawn from the Australian Team but thanks to the IAAF roll down process, Bella O’Grady (Penny Gillies) has been selected to represent Australia in the individual 400m and Alysha Burnett (Zsuzsanna Olgyay-Szabó) has been selected for the High Jump.
    Names in parentheses are coaches. https://www.athletics.com.au/news/au...mpete-in-doha/
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    Some more stats for the Australia members.

    I looked at the historical results for Australia at the WC 1983-2017 and calculated how many times each event had an Australian in it, broken down by gender.

    Because women's events have been added and deleted, I also calculated the representation percentage (times represented/opportunities) and sorted by that measure in the table below.

    Gender Event Years YearsAvailable Rate YearsOfferred
    W 10kmW 5 5 100% 87-97
    M 20kmW 16 16 100% 83-
    M Marathon 14 16 88% 83-
    M 4x100 13 16 81% 83-
    W DT 12 16 75% 83-
    M 50kmW 12 16 75% 83-
    W 20kmW 10 14 71% 91-
    W PV 7 10 70% 99-
    W 200m 11 16 69% 83-
    M 200m 11 16 69% 83-
    M 1500m 11 16 69% 83-
    M 5000m 11 16 69% 83-
    M PV 11 16 69% 83-
    W 400m 10 16 63% 83-
    W Marathon 10 16 63% 83-
    W LJ 10 16 63% 83-
    M 400mH 10 16 63% 83-
    M 3000mSt 10 16 63% 83-
    M 4x400m 10 16 63% 83-
    W 5000m 7 12 58% 95-
    W 3000mSt 4 7 57% 05-
    W 100m 9 16 56% 83-
    W JT 9 16 56% 83-
    M 100m 9 16 56% 83-
    M 400m 9 16 56% 83-
    M 110mH 9 16 56% 83-
    M LJ 9 16 56% 83-
    M JT 9 16 56% 83-
    W 10000m 8 15 53% 87-
    W 800m 8 16 50% 83-
    W 100mH 8 16 50% 83-
    W 400mH 8 16 50% 83-
    W Heptathlon 8 16 50% 83-
    W 3000m 2 4 50% 83-93
    M 800m 8 16 50% 83-
    W 1500m 7 16 44% 83-
    W 4x400m 7 16 44% 83-
    W HJ 7 16 44% 83-
    M TJ 7 16 44% 83-
    M HJ 7 16 44% 83-
    M DT 7 16 44% 83-
    M HT 7 16 44% 83-
    W 4x100 5 16 31% 83-
    M 10000m 5 16 31% 83-
    M SP 5 16 31% 83-
    W HT 3 10 30% 99-
    M Decathlon 3 16 19% 83-
    W SP 1 16 6% 83-
    W TJ 0 13 0% 93-
    Last edited by El Toro; 09-23-2019 at 09:40 AM. Reason: poor phrasing
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    So Harry Summers is going to Doha after all.

    I was reading up on him...come back kid for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuban View Post
    So Harry Summers is going to Doha after all.

    I was reading up on him...come back kid for sure.
    Yes, AA obviously have more faith in him than I do - maybe they believe he's more heat tolerant than other 10k runners?

    Anyway, I would say that they are taking the opportunity to heat test as many athletes as possible ahead of Tokyo.
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