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    Odd circumstance that Vetter goes 89 and Kirt goes 88 in Qualifying, and that's the highlight of the entire competition.
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    without actually looking, I believe it was the only one of the 12 jumps/throws where there was no reordering required for the sixth round because nobody changed places in 4 or 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Also, it isn't like Peters was ducking people.
    He effectively did by not competing anywhere his main rivals had any chance of being, except for the WC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Odd circumstance that Vetter goes 89 and Kirt goes 88 in Qualifying, and that's the highlight of the entire competition.
    Not that odd. Historically there were quite a few major championships where the longest throw in JT came in qualifying, and the guy who did it flopped in the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Not that odd. Historically there were quite a few major championships where the longest throw in JT came in qualifying, and the guy who did it flopped in the final.
    Where the top TWO throws are in the Q? (I'm terrible are remembering that kind of detail, but I'd believe that it has happened.)

    I can't believe that the AC was so different from Q to F, that the F throws should be so blah (for a WC).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Not that odd. Historically there were quite a few major championships where the longest throw in JT came in qualifying, and the guy who did it flopped in the final.
    not just guys

    most famously, at the '64 OG Yelena Gorchakova set WR in the Q-round then was more than 5m shorter in getting "only" bronze in the final.... she was so distressed that she shaved her head and walked around the Olympic Village almost bald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    not just guys

    most famously, at the '64 OG Yelena Gorchakova set WR in the Q-round then was more than 5m shorter in getting "only" bronze in the final.... she was so distressed that she shaved her head and walked around the Olympic Village almost bald.
    Wow!
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    We don't need to remember that far back. Maria Andrejczyk had the longest throw in Rio 2016 and finished 4th in the final. The conditions were clearly worse than in qualifying, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    without actually looking, I believe it was the only one of the 12 jumps/throws where there was no reordering required for the sixth round because nobody changed places in 4 or 5.
    wDT didn't change either
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    The schedule was one reason for the low level, I think; usually there's a rest day between the qualifying and the final, and if not it tends to be a morning qualifier and evening final. The last time they had this little rest at the WC/OG level was in '88 (it's happened a few times since then at the Euros, including the fake-Euros of '12 and '16 which both had very underwhelming finals).

    Even Etelštalo (who was the only one besides Peters to improve from qualifying to final) commented that having the qualifying and final on consecutive days was pretty tough.

    Also, Vetter was injured coming in and Kirt injured himself during the competition, makes it harder to reproduce Q results.
    Last edited by LopenUupunut; 10-08-2019 at 04:00 PM.
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