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LoJo talking big?

Unread postby dguier » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:50 am

http://www.vaultstuff.com/html/news/johnson062101.htm

Now it's the American men's turn to join the record-smashing, Johnson said.

And he is not just talking about Jeff Hartwig's U.S. record of 6.03 metres. Sergei Bubka's world record of 6.14 metres also is within range.

``I am very confident that I can jump at the world record, and over the world record,'' said Johnson, who has a personal best of 5.92 metres .

``It's just a matter of finding the right meet and the right conditions.

``At the U.S. indoor championships, I took shots at 6.15 metres that just about left the bar up on a couple of the jumps.''

A leap of 6 metres last weekend when the bar tumbled off as Johnson lay in the pit has given him new confidence.

More efficient speed down the runway, the result of training with renowned sprint coach John Smith, also has been a boost.

Dragila will take center stage in the women's competition on Saturday. Then it will the men's turn on Sunday as Johnson, Olympic gold medallist Nick Hysong and Hartwig vault for the three spots on the American world championship team.

Five of the top six vaulters in the world this year are Americans, led by Johnson and Hartwig.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:55 am

That's from 2 years ago... I wonder if he was still talking big after his big NH at Nationals :P

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Unread postby dguier » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:02 am

i know, i just found it when i was bored and thought it was funny. but thats just me b/c LoJo talked like he could break the WR and was bragging but look where he is now compared to where he said he would be.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:05 am

dguier wrote:i know, i just found it when i was bored and thought it was funny. but thats just me b/c LoJo talked like he could break the WR and was bragging but look where he is now compared to where he said he would be.


Guess he never found "the right meet and the right conditions" ;)

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Unread postby skycock » Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:29 am

rainbowgirl28 wrote:
Guess he never found "the right meet and the right conditions" ;)


well the last time i saw him jump, which was only a few months ago in Tennessee, he was having problems down the runway-slower than i can ever recall him being, and i believe he only cleared a height well under 19'. i have talked to some of the top guys out there about him on a few occasions, and one in particular said that LoJo could have already set the world record, he just had it in his head that he couldn't. its all upstairs once you have the technique down.---o, on a different note-ill be heading down to georgia in a few weeks, athens for a while, and then to Kennesaw-sp?-so if any georgia vaulters would like to fill me in on where to go when i get there-let me know.
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Unread postby lonpvh » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:02 pm

Kind of hard to set the world record when you keep landing in the box. LB

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:07 pm

skycock wrote:on a different note-ill be heading down to georgia in a few weeks, athens for a while, and then to Kennesaw-sp?-so if any georgia vaulters would like to fill me in on where to go when i get there-let me know.


I am home in Seattle for the summer, so I am not going to be on Athens until August. If you are looking for partying fun, just go wander around downtown and see what catches your eye. There are always a lot of good shows in town, so you could look into a concert or something.

And I have no idea what there is to do in Kennesaw. What brings you down there?

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Unread postby skycock » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:09 pm

rainbowgirl28 wrote:And I have no idea what there is to do in Kennesaw. What brings you down there?

lets say friends at school there-we'll keep it at that. i have heard that athens is an ok place after 12AM, lets just hope that its ready for the SkyCock. gatorhatincracker said it best...if its to be, then im clique 3. keep it real, buns of steel.
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Unread postby Barto » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:14 pm

I was there the first time he jumped 5.50m Man what a talent! I still have never seen anyone so gifted.

But...

Classic example of what happens when coaches go for results first and sound fundamental development second. The injuries, the headgames, the shakey technique all stem from a rush to jump super high, super young. Tough to learn to vault on a 5m pole.

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Unread postby skycock » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:23 pm

Barto wrote:Tough to learn to vault on a 5m pole.

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SkyCock agrees with Eskimo Joe
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:39 pm

skycock wrote:
rainbowgirl28 wrote:And I have no idea what there is to do in Kennesaw. What brings you down there?

lets say friends at school there-we'll keep it at that. i have heard that athens is an ok place after 12AM, lets just hope that its ready for the SkyCock. gatorhatincracker said it best...if its to be, then im clique 3. keep it real, buns of steel.


Well much of Athens is Clique 3, so you should be in good shape :P

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:41 pm

Oh yeah Skycock, go downtown to Molly's and get a Jaeger Bomb. 5 bucks gets you a drink and a cool t-shirt to go with it.


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