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    Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC: Samuels, Faumuina, Adams
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    This was kind of limping along through four rounds until Liu hit a bomb in the 5th, right after Brazier won and while the epic pole vault was going on. I wonder if the crowd energy is infectious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AS View Post
    Keeps up the Aussie throws tradition at WC: Samuels, Faumuina, Adams
    Antipodean surely with 2 of those being Kiwis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    Antipodean surely with 2 of those being Kiwis?
    From the eastern most state of Australia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Winger finishes 5th - pretty good for US athlete in the javelin. Best major international finish since Kate Schmidt, I believe
    stat from our Predictions article

    <<Winger could become the highest-placed American ever, supplanting Karin Smith’s 10th way back in ’83.>>

    (but yes, Kate The Great better in OG)
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    Fantastic coverage by NBC. Barber's throw, shown with one minute to go, and that was it. Too busy patting themselves on the back for three golds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    stat from our Predictions article

    <<Winger could become the highest-placed American ever, supplanting Karin Smith’s 10th way back in ’83.>>

    (but yes, Kate The Great better in OG)
    Winger was 8th in 2015...
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    well, so much for that stat!
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    Turning away from the ever-fun AUS-NZ banter, this event is THE go to for Aussie women.

    Barber is our third WJT medallist at WC. While there was a lull in the 2000s, the 1990s and 2010s have been chockful of finallists:

    1991 Louise Currey (McPaul) 6th
    1995 Joanna Stone-Nixon 5th
    1997 Joanna Stone-Nixon 2nd
    1999 Louise Currey (McPaul) 5th
    2011 Kimberly Mickle 6th
    2013 Kathryn Mitchell 5th
    2011 Kimberly Mickle 2nd
    2017 Kelsey-Lee Barber 10th
    2017 Kelsey-Lee Barber 1st

    That's 5 different athletes with top 8 finishes.

    The next best is 4 (WLJ, but with no medals)

    The best on the men's side is 6:
    MLJ (6 with 2 silvers and a bronze)
    M20kW and M50KW both have 4 (at least, I've lost track of medal/place re-allocations here)


    Back to WJT, there was also an Olympic Silver (Currey McPaul in 1996), and a 6th (Mitchell in 2016) during this period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AS View Post
    From the eastern most state of Australia...
    And we will now return to our regular programming - the Rugby World Cup in Japan
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