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    I think Kaul is the new leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopStepJump View Post
    I think Kaul is the new leader.
    Certainly an upset to the Gold announcers who assured us after 8 events that the medals would be from the top 4. Kaul was 6th at the time.
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    By that point Kaul was probably a favorite for a medal. He had a huge jav at 79m, but he won by enough that even his 75m throw was enough points (and he had thrown 73 this year), and his 1500 was only a little under is PR from earlier this year. Our guys doing projections were off with him, and that is likely because he is only 21, so the usual discounting of a PR mark for more history is probably a bad idea. Of course, he was last in the 100, and almost last in the LJ, so people might have pigeon-holed him too soon. He had a reasonably good SP, HJ, 400 and 110h. before killing the final events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    In the decathlon, Mayer messes up one of his events and misses the podium.
    As I predicted! No height in the pole vault. I didn't watch it, did he get injured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    Certainly an upset to the Gold announcers who assured us after 8 events that the medals would be from the top 4. Kaul was 6th at the time.
    Our announcers were more clued in than that. Certainly by that point they were aware of Kaul being a contender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    As I predicted! No height in the pole vault. I didn't watch it, did he get injured?
    you're really rather cruel without knowing what happened
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    If it is possible to be defending Olympics and World Champion and provide an upset, Kipruto certainly did. Formchart had him at 9, Kaul was 4.
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    this has been quite an evening so far, with 3 Olympic champs failing to advance: Reese, Röhler & McNeal

    (stat courtesy IAAF live commentary)
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    Kovacs jumps to the top of the list, all the more so because of how the event played out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    this has been quite an evening so far, with 3 Olympic champs failing to advance: Reese, Röhler & McNeal

    (stat courtesy IAAF live commentary)
    Reese was Olympic champ in 2012 but was not the reigning Olympic champ.
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