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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    the only as-good-or-better field event that I can think of was the men's LJ at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
    Absolutely, and that one had more drama through-out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    The Doha men's SP was certainly the greatest event of the year. I don't want to turn this into a GOAT thread, but the only as-good-or-better field event that I can think of was the men's LJ at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
    A few years back, I was looking for the best field event competition of all time, clearly 1991 LJ was the best horizontal jump competition. I donít think there will be much disagreement that the 2019 mSP was the greatest throws competition ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    1991 LJ was the best horizontal jump competition. 2019 mSP was the greatest throws competition ever.
    Looking at the best-marks-for-place compilation, which single event had the

    top 7 mBMFP?

    Which had the Top 8 for women?
    Which had places 2-12?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Looking at the best-marks-for-place compilation, which single event had the

    top 7 mBMFP?

    Which had the Top 8 for women?
    Which had places 2-12?
    London 2012 m800
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    Dalilah's 2nd WR
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    I'm with grasshopper on this one.


    This is about FAVORITES, not "BESTS".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortius19 View Post
    I'm with grasshopper on this one.


    This is about FAVORITES, not "BESTS".
    That was my intent. “Best” can be calculated. I’m looking for emotional response to the performance.
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    Personally and totally biased here, but my favorite was the Doha menís high jump final. The Phoenix like rise from the ashes by MB to literally soar to new heights with the weight of a countries expectations sitting on his shoulders, made for prime entertainment.

    Loved the menís shot put and the womenís 400m races both with and without barriers, but for sheer entertainment, nothing beats a great vertical jumps competition. Look at the menís PV from last years euros for confirmation of that.
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    I came to be an athletics fan first through distance running events. With one exception, I do not recall any performances in those disciplines as favorites this year. With a couple of moments of reflection, here are the 2019 favorites that come to mind:

    Muir's double victory at EIC -- made more enjoyable by its being in Glasgow.

    KJT's Doha gold (and EIC too).

    SAFP's Doha gold -- she is a favorite overall, so any opportunity to observe her excellence is a treat.

    Mariya Lasitskene's Doha gold (and EIC too) -- same comment as just above.
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    My favorite competition was the men's shot put in Doha. My favorite individual race to watch was Donovan Brazier's 800 meter performance in Doha.
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