Meanwhile, BBC (Mike Costello supposedly) highlighted "double standards of IAAF", placing Gatlin case on the same level with Russia.DnBLover wrote:Meanwhile, the British crowd was disgusting. Gatlin did deserve it.
I am personally not against Gatlin, I just hope there isn't going to be another Lance Armstrong/Marion Jones sort of story eventually.DnBLover wrote:WTF? How about double standards when it comes to Mo stepping out of the track on his own and not being desqualified? Yet the Kenyan was disqualified just last year for the same thing.
I was never a Gatlin fan but he worked his ass off and wanted this more than anyone else.
Me too.Colbie wrote:I will miss Bolt
Then he's miraculously declared fit to compete today in the 200, and they put him to do a solo time trial to get into the 200m semi-finals; he then has to run the semi-final a few hours later, and goes into the final tomorrow with two hard 200 races in his legs. Also, van Niekerk, who qualifies as the slowest lower 'q' qualifier somehow finds himself in lane three, and not the lane two such a performance would warrant. Honestly, I admire the South African's talent, and I've even told people how he is the most complete sprinter we've ever had, even better than Bolt, but it's hard not to read into the Makwala situation as blatant van Niekerk pandering. Anyway, let's see what madness awaits us tomorrow in that final.DnBLover wrote:The IAAF keeps fcking up.
They've forbidden Makwala to run the 400m and now the 200m, the only real competitor Wayde Van Niekerk has, based on the assumption he has this gastric virus. Well, that has not been proven because he hasn't been tested and has only vomited twice. Then, they haven't explained how this virus is spread. And last but it least, the guy was already warming up for the final when they removed him.
It's fcking ridiculous.
Because the powers that be have already overinvested in him being the heir to Bolt's throne, and are doing everything within their power to facilitate his 200/400 double. They redrew his 400 semi-final when they realised the computer sorted him in a semi-final where he'd have to run for his life, and now they want to give him a semi-decent lane to complete the double.DnBLover wrote:Van Niekerk won't win tomorrow. He was wrecked today.
But he's running in lane 3? How so??
Anyway, congrats for your girl Allyson Felix on matching Bolt's record.
Although at the expense of Miller