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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Speaking of passport name issues, Nikki Hiltz was listed in the results as Dominique Hiltz, which prompted this tweet:



    (Below which is a screen shot of the official results}
    Well, that IS her legal first name, isn't it?
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    #72
    Quote Originally Posted by AS View Post
    15.11 PR by Rojas to win WTJ. Up from #19 to #16 all time
    Plus, according to the IAAF article linked to the front page, she had a 7cm foul around the 15.50 mark! 15.50 is the WR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortius19 View Post
    Plus, according to the IAAF article linked to the front page, she had a 7cm foul around the 15.50 mark! 15.50 is the WR.
    It was a huge jump. Rojas will get the WR sooner or later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Well, that IS her legal first name, isn't it?
    I'm glad you added that smiley. I'm sure you know that while using passport names may facilitate some administrative processes, doing so makes it more difficult to promote the sport. Would there have been any benefit to having scoreboard displays and online results referring to Frederick Carlton Lewis? Of course not.

    A few years ago, Steve Ovett made this point by insisting that his credential at some big international event (a World Championships IIRC) read Stephen Michael James Ovett. He was a broadcast commentator at the meet, and he was protesting the fact they were using passport names for some athletes, which made his job more difficult and certainly compromised the promotion of the event and of certain athletes.
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    Well, that was an interesting womens hammer ceremony
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    Sooooooo......we couldn’t find anybody to run faster than 47? to lead off the 4x4?? Smh ����*♂️The under 18 team would’ve dominated these guys. Pitiful.

    Cherry and the kid Robinson ran great. London just didn’t have the normal juice after a long season. Might have been better off anchoring with the kid. *shrug*.

    On to Doha....
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    Well, that was an interesting womens hammer ceremony
    What happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Jay View Post
    Sooooooo......we couldn’t find anybody to run faster than 47? to lead off the 4x4?? Smh ����*♂️The under 18 team would’ve dominated these guys. Pitiful.

    Cherry and the kid Robinson ran great. London just didn’t have the normal juice after a long season. Might have been better off anchoring with the kid. *shrug*.

    On to Doha....
    I thought both relay lead legs were disappointing. However, there aren't many nations that can come back like they did. Credit goes to Stepter and Cherry for handling their legs with patience and sound position running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Michaelson View Post
    What happened?
    I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her fist as some kind of podium protest. Just popped in here to see if any reason known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vault-emort View Post
    I read - insidethegames - that Berry raised her fist as some kind of podium protest. Just popped in here to see if any reason known.

    Correct. She said during a post-ceremony interview(the only one shown by ESPN) that she was protesting conditions here in the US.

    https://e00-us-marca.uecdn.es/claro/...4824917513.jpg


    It should be noted the Pan Am team members did sign a terms sheet with the USOC that includes refraining from political demonstration.
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