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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiederganger View Post
    Going by the US women in the 100 heats one expects at least JAM beating them, probably GBR too, and they will be fighting with GER for bronze
    The US relay success has always been based on speed, not passing, so if they're on a level comparable to the Germans individually, my money would be on GER beating them.
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    Who will the U.S. run now that Bowie and Gardner are out?
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    and here comes Allyson Felix........!!!!

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    And then there are some 200 m runners I take.
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    Dezarea Bryant, Allyson Felix, Tehana Daniels and another (Bowie? Akinousoun?) would be my team.
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    Daniels, Akinosun, Bryant and Annelus, along with Brown... all available
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    I've checked and in 1983 the US went out in the heats running 44.20. The team was Alice Brown, Diane Williams, Chandra Cheeseborough and Randy Givens. That sounds a pretty decent team so something must have gone awry. There must have been a DQ or DNF since then?
    See here at 24:00

    https://youtu.be/_KWnF8XbDEA

    Givens was as a last minute replacement after Evelyn Ashford injured her hamstring in the 100 meter final. The hand off between Williams and Cheeseborough was very badly botched and Cheeseborough almost came to a complete stop to get possession of the stick. Givens didn’t have the speed to run down the field and the Americans finished fifth in the semifinal, just 0.01 behind Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    The US relay success has always been based on speed, not passing, so if they're on a level comparable to the Germans individually, my money would be on GER beating them.
    Then again, both Luckenkemper and Pinto underperformed in the 100m here. Gina says she has a problem with her back, that got worse after warm up, not better, whilst Pinto didn't really offer a satisfactory reason. In fairness to Pinto, she was running by herself in the outside lane with no Bowie next to her, so that didn't help. She has the 200m so let's see how she does in that, but on current form I am not expecting a 41.6 from the German women here at all, and it will be more likely outside 42 secs than under it.

    This is looking more and more like GBR v JAM, with USA v GER for bronze.
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    GL gives up a ton in the first five meters (0.05+ just in RT, then standing up before running). Pinto looked good in her 200 heat and runs the curve well by the looks of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiederganger View Post
    Then again, both Luckenkemper and Pinto underperformed in the 100m here.
    But then Pinto set a 200m PB today, same for Kwayie, so they are in shape. Pinto simply has a mental block in big individual races. Lückenkemper has had a big problem with her start for years, but that's not a problem in the relay cause she runs the last leg.
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