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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    Kszczot is missing! So, they don't have everyone in the men's 800.
    Kszczot withdrew from the nationals due to food poisoning, so that's probably the reason he's not doing Zurich, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Kszczot withdrew from the nationals due to food poisoning, so that's probably the reason he's not doing Zurich, either.
    Neither Kszczot nor Lewandowski had enough points to qualify for the finals. Kszczot had no option to "do" Zurich.
    Everyone qualified is entered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATK View Post
    Seems like the only people who were invited were a few Swiss athletes.
    There are a few extras in the M5000m. Two Aussies (Tiernan & Gregson) who didn't qualify. Gregson might be pacing however (good option if he is).
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    "Seems like the only people who were invited were a few Swiss athletes."

    And next week, a few Belgian athletes.
    From the Diamond League rules: " In the 200m, 400m and 400m Hurdles, the top 7 athletes qualify for the final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins."

    These are so none of the qualifiers gets stuck in lane one, and also to leave some spots for athletes from the host country.
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    w400 - Naser but no SMU or Seyni
    w200 - SMU and ET but no SAFP
    Seyni - and Ta Lou - are competing at the African Championships.

    You may have seen the results already, but Ta Lou eased into the final whereas Seyni showed all her inexperience in the first round, having a dreadful start and then veering into Ta Lous lane for a step! She qualified for the SF but then just doesn't have the power to get out, so finished way down. Still, good that she has been working on her speed, her weak point.

    Okagbare FS'ed in the same 100m SF as Ta Lou. As she is down for Zurich, the sceptic in me wonders whether the Nigerian Federation 'made' her run here, and she FS'ed on purpose, so she can catch a flight back to Europe sooner than had she made the final, and catch those coins $$$$

    The w200m in Zurich otherwise looks fantastic, and is worthy of the world final, going one better than Birmingham which was arguably the next best field lined up thus far this year. But the sh*t thing about the late Worlds date means we wont get to see the Doha medallists line up against SMU post Champs. If SMU wins here, she'll get the number 1 ranking based on 4 (very good) races, but possibly no sub 22 (this race pending of course) and just speculation as to whether she would have won in Doha. If Thompson wins in Doha, and runs sub 22, not only will we never know whether SMU would have beaten her, but they'll be no post-champs clash to support this. This is a shame.

    For me, it's always been an exciting part of the calendar, watching gold medallists post majors challenged, head-to-heads resuming, seeing those that rarely competed win and then continue that post games. Ottey in particular comes to mind when she get some redemption from beating Devers/Ottey/Privalova post champs. Thank fcuk next season is back to normal.
    Rant over.
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    What I love about the timing of this meet as compared to normal is that it feels like a preview of WCs. A teaser. Almost all the major players are here, and we get a chance to see them all before the main event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztrappity View Post
    What I love about the timing of this meet as compared to normal is that it feels like a preview of WC’s. A teaser. Almost all the major players are here, and we get a chance to see them all before the main event.
    Indeed, a perfect teaser for the main event (not that Zurich isn't one of the top annual events already).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    Kszczot is missing! So, they don't have everyone in the men's 800.
    that flower has past bloom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Kszczot withdrew from the nationals due to food poisoning, so that's probably the reason he's not doing Zurich, either.
    He's part of Team Europe in the 800 for The Match.
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    Sidorova wins PV (indoors at the Hauptbahnhof) at 15-11 (4.87)
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