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#41 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

Teddy Tamgho is erratic, but on a good day, he can threaten Jonathan's outstanding world record.

 

Adam Gemili is a very recent convert to Athletics (from Football) and I think there's a lot more to come from him. If he and Dasaolu can stay fit, they should drive each other on to faster and faster times.

 

The only issue I have with Gemili is that he looks a little like he's a bit too overawed by what's going on around.  His improvement over the past 12 months though has been very creditable.  I'm not sure what I make of Dasaolu - who appears to be fit about one week in four at the best of times.

 

Should also add that Tiffany Porter's bronze was noteworthy for how hard she worked for it.  And for how well she scrubs up when she isn't running.


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#42 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

She'll be wearing it proudly all the way back to America week


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#43 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

She'll be wearing it proudly all the way back to America week

 

If it were a choice between keeping in the UK either the hot athlete or the whinging Taff who vacated his homeland long ago ...


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#44 archibald

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

 

She'll be wearing it proudly all the way back to America week


She's based in Loughborough.

#45 Futtocks

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

 

She's based in Loughborough.

Don't you dare bring facts into this! ;) 


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#46 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

Since when?

 

From her Wikipedia page:

 

She graduated from the University of Michigan with a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree in 2012.[15]


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#47 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

If it were a choice between keeping in the UK either the hot athlete or the whinging Taff who vacated his homeland long ago ...

 

 

... you'd pick the Taff, who at least is able to advise you that there is an "e" in whingeing.


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#48 archibald

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

 

Since when?

Since she said on the BBC the other day. 

#49 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

She's an alum of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor according to her website.

 

British citizen since birth though.


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#50 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

... you'd pick the Taff, who at least is able to advise you that there is an "e" in whingeing.

 

Nope.  Still no contest.

 

"Whinging" seems acceptable to the computer.  "Whingeing" also is.  I'll take it as being an example of Oxford English.


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#51 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

"Whinging" is a vulgar Americanism that has become acceptable for use in certain British publications.

 

 

 

 ... Hmmm. Tiffany Porter.


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#52 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

 ... Hmmm. Tiffany Porter.

 

You'll go blind.


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#53 Futtocks

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

The Daily Wail had a go at her last year.

 

"Porter, the self-serving arriviste who, with the help of a Dutch head coach who would enter a Martian if the paperwork worked out, uses Britain like a doormat".


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#54 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Don't bring facts into it!!

 

;) :tongue:


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#55 WearyRhino

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:23 PM

The Daily Wail had a go at her last year.

"Porter, the self-serving arriviste who, with the help of a Dutch head coach who would enter a Martian if the paperwork worked out, uses Britain like a doormat".


Well, that's gonna see me cheering just a little but louder for her now.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

two modern greats of British track and field, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah

I live the way the Daily Mail have no concept of irony.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:23 AM

two modern greats of British track and field, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah

I live the way the Daily Mail have no concept of irony.


Imagine what would have been written if she'd refused the team captaincy.

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#58 longboard

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

Imagine what would have been written if she'd refused the team captaincy.

 

Oh Mr Porter, what shall I do?