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    Two out of 4 Kenyans not even making the semis!
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Teddese Lemi has been advanced to the semi-finals after taking that tumble (F Ingebrigtsen push?) in heat 2 where he finished 11th.
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    Teddese Lemi has been advanced to the semi-finals after taking that tumble (F Ingebrigtsen push?) in heat 2 where he finished 11th.
    Good. My view was that the push was with a closed fist, then F tripped him from behind for good measure. Every time I see a race with these brothers, I flash back to the '50s with Dick Lane announcing roller derby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by br View Post
    Teddese Lemi has been advanced to the semi-finals after taking that tumble (F Ingebrigtsen push?) in heat 2 where he finished 11th.
    Terrible decision. Lemi basically chose to step right after Inge held his line. Too many athletes are being rewarded for a lack of race craft (including the Aussie Ramsden in heat 1).
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    the video par is only available to UK users, but here's what Cram thought.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/athletics/49928378
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    the video par is only available to UK users, but here's what Cram thought.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/athletics/49928378
    The footage can be seen here (if you sit through two ads): https://www.dagbladet.no/sport/filip...-ikke/71671563

    The notion that Ingebritsen "punched" is laughable. It's an optical illusion of his hand being clenched and him protecting his space. All evidence points to Lemi stepping out in front of him when there was NO space to do so.

    Sadly, it would seem the lawyers are winning and the sport is worse off for it.

    The one thing to consider is either smaller 1500m fields, or actual Q times plus "next fastest" i.e. take anyone who runs 3:32 straight through, plus however many folks it takes from the heats to get the final field (i.e. no semis either). And if you fall in a final bad luck, but we'll also kick out anyone who does the dumb stuff (which would have been Jakob Inge in both the 5000m heats and final!)
    Last edited by AS; 10-04-2019 at 07:31 AM. Reason: Added actual vid link
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    Damn right it was laughable..much do to about nothing...thanks for the clip, AS.
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    Lemi will be running the semis.
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    #19
    Not the first time, unfortunately... Berlin WC 2009, 800m, Janeth Jepkosgei was advanced to the next round after a fall that nobody else caused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by br View Post
    Teddese Lemi has been advanced to the semi-finals after taking that tumble (F Ingebrigtsen push?) in heat 2 where he finished 11th.
    I see that Ramsden (13th in heat 2) has also been advanced.
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