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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    I believe Akimenko isn't an ANA.
    He hasn't competed outside of Russia since 2015.
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    there may be something to the gravity theory.

    The number of 7-foot high schoolers dropped from 20 last year all the way to 10.
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    and another HS boys number: yearly leader is 7-1¾, and the last time it was that low was 1975!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    and another HS boys number: yearly leader is 7-1¾, and the last time it was that low was 1975!
    Seduction of the superior athletes to other sports? I used to have no problem getting the best Bball and Vball jumpers to come out for the HJ, explaining to them that it would help them in their 'primary' sport, but now it's much harder, because now they also play that primary sport outside of school in a club, and the club coach tells them that specialization is the route to scholarships (which very few actually get).
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    Higher gravity hitting the HJ but neither the PV or SP... hum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    I believe Akimenko isn't an ANA.
    He is now.

    And, while I'm here, was Nedasekau's 2.35 a one-off?
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    And, while I'm here, was Nedasekau's 2.35 a one-off?
    Yes and no. His previous best this calendar year (indoors or out) was 2.29. But last year, he went 2.33 to take silver at the European Championships and the year before that he won the Euro Juniors, also at 2.33. So he does appear to do well in big competitions (and given the fact that he's from Belarus, the Minsk meet must have been a biggie for him).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    last year, he went 2.33 to take silver at the European Championships and the year before that he won the Euro Juniors, also at 2.33.
    Which is why I think he's bubbling to the top of most people's form-charts.
    No one has covered himself in glory this year.
    Many of them have signature wins this year, but also real flameouts.
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    Which is why I think he's bubbling to the top of most people's form-charts.
    No one has covered himself in glory this year.
    Many of them have signature wins this year, but also real flameouts.
    Sub 2.30 could medal in Doha. That puts at least a dozen high jumpers in medal contention. The men's HJ and men's 20k walk could be the most wide open events in Doha. Can't wait for Atticus to finish his in depth analysis of the men's 20k walk!
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    If you're talking about sub-2.30, then literally everyone competing in Doha could sneak onto the podium. But I don't believe it will decided as low as that. In good conditions, which are almost guaranteed in Qatar, there will be at least 3 guys who clear 2.31/2.32. Quite possibly more than that.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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