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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shank View Post
    Roberts only 4th today, 13.48.
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    An impressive winner in Paris. Right now, he'd be at the top of my form chart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    An impressive winner in Paris. Right now, he'd be at the top of my form chart.
    There's 5 legit medal contenders, in no particular order

    1. Schubenkov - was the fave before his skid-out. He'll be ready in a month.

    2. Ortega and McLeod - experienced internationalists

    3. Holloway and Roberts - exciting talents with fastest times.

    Hope we'll see more in the few remaining meets.
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    Is there a list for the presumptive US team yet? Is there one somewhere with contingencies?
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    Is there a list for the presumptive US team yet? Is there one somewhere with contingencies?
    Yes, on the home page here, in the middle column, under the heading "Who’s On Team USA For The World Championships?"
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    As we see on the Zurich thread, Thursday's meet (PV Wed) will clear up this picture IMMENSELY. The (major) trick is to not over/under-rate performances there, but, at the same time, recognize performances that indicate a true emergence of form (or lack thereof) going into Doha.
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    I see the final formchart is out, and it has me verklempt with what I don't know.

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    Hassan in the 15/10000 double.
    Ibarguen is healthy.
    Klosterhalfen is in both the 15 and 5000 (hedging the bet).
    Hong Lui isn't in top 3.
    S Morris is 5th.

    Men
    Samba is healthy.
    F Cher isn't in top 3.
    4x1 - Japan over both USA & Jamaica.
    Last edited by Atticus; 09-21-2019 at 06:41 PM.
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    Klosterhalfen over Muir in the 1500 is a bit bizarre.

    I know Laura's been injured but I don't think she'll be in Doha if she's not ready. And she smokes Klosterhalfen every time they race. I don't think KK will prosper either in a slower "tactical" race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I see the final formchart is out, and it has me verklempt with what I don't know.

    Women
    Hassan in the 15/10000 double.
    Ibarguen is healthy.
    Klosterhalfen is in both the 15 and 5000 (hedging the bet).
    Hong Lui isn't in top 3.
    S Morris is 5th.

    Men
    Samba is healthy.
    F Cher isn't in top 3.
    4x1 - Japan over both USA & Jamaica.
    I agree re Hong Liu - you can't ignore her major champs record and ability to peak. That whole Women's 20k Walk list looks a mess (not the panel's speciality perhaps?) Drahotova has been way, way out of form this year, not breaking 1:34 in 4 attempts. Sandra Arenas should be top 7 or 8 at least, very consistent and continuing to improve. And Eleonora Giorgi isn't even in the 20km (she's doing the 50k instead.)

    And in the men's equivalent, only one of the 3 excellent Japanese walkers in the top 10? Doesn't seem right.
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    I find the w4x1 prediction pretty bizarre. Germany 1st, Jamaica only 3rd?

    Also, no Bondarenko in the top 10? He might not be having a great season, but he had some jumps showing he still has a lot of upside.

    And for the Polish angle: Kopron only 9th, after her showing in the Skolimowska Memorial? No Lewandowski in the top 10?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    I find the w4x1 prediction pretty bizarre. Germany 1st, Jamaica only 3rd?
    Hey, don't spoil it! I don't believe they're going to win either, but if they can repeat that 41.67 it will at least take some doing to beat them.

    Klosterhalfen: She keeps saying she still prefers the 1500, but i think she'll go for the 5000 because she'll almost certainly medal there.
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