WC 2015 - Beijing

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby KirkB » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:12 pm

Wan wrote: ... who heard before ... [of] German Chiaraviglio ?

From Argentina, he got the Silver in the Pan Ams last month in Toronto with a PR of 5.75. He won the World Jr. Championships at 5.71 in 2006, but hasn't improved much since then, so I agree that RL doesn't have much to worry about. I think RL needs to worry more about RH and SB! :)

For Barber's sake, I'm more worried about Holzdeppe than about Lisek. I saw the 5.70 clearances of RL, RH, and SB in the qualifying round, and (though it took him 3 tries) Holzdeppe had better clearance than RL or SB. But to be fair, I didn't see Lisek's clearance.

If the Q round is any indication, I think RH will start higher than SB and PL (perhaps starting at 5.70 again), which may conserve his energy when they get near 5.90 (as Hardflex predicts). SB has proven his endurance in long meets, but it's going to take a great jump (perhaps 5.95) for Barber to win Silver (or Gold if RL falters).

I'll go out on a limb and predict RL at 6.05, SB at 5.95, and RH at 5.90. :star: :star: :star:

Then Lisek at 5.80 for 4th.

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby canag » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:24 am

OK so it seems it's prediction's time! Here are mine:
1. Lavillenie 6.06 (assuming he's able to jump on 20 steps without cables on his way) because he'll surely have a try at the CR if possible
2. Barber 5.90
3. Holzdeppe 5.90 (more attempts than SB)

BTW height progression is 50, 65, 80, 90, 600, 605 ; I think these large steps (580-590-600) are favorable towards Lavillenie (less waiting time for him, hard for the others)

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:55 am

KIRK BRYDE HAVE YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK YET??

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:26 am

Barber is the World Champion!! I'm afraid Kirk appears to have fainted from the excitement... :)

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby dgray341 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:37 am

Way to go Barber! Go Akron too!

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby hardflex » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Congrats to Barber, that must be a first, a Canadian PV World Champ ! He jumped well, no misses until 6.0 m.

Lavillinie opened at 5.80, 1st attempt clearance. Out at 5.90, 4 jumps total. I don't think he had enough jumps to fine tune everything.

I think the large height increments changed the results quite a bit. I certainly thought Kendricks would be good for 5.80 at least.

Now, on to the Women.

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby KirkB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:20 pm

WOW !!! :star:

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO FELLOW CANADIAN SHAWN BARBER, :star:

THE NEW WORLD CHAMPION !!! :star:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/trackandfield/shawn-barber-wins-pole-vault-gold-at-world-championships-1.3201498

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby KirkB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:23 pm

rainbowgirl28 wrote:Barber is the World Champion!! I'm afraid Kirk appears to have fainted from the excitement... :)

No heart attack or fainting, but I'm literally crying right now with tears of joy! :D :D :D

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby KirkB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:27 pm

I just found out that Shawn had signed a pro contract with Nike earlier this summer, and is forfeiting his Sr. year of eligibility in the NCAA.

$60,000 in his pocket today!

But it's not about the money, or even about him being Canadian, it's about him taking the vault world by storm this year, and doing so well at such a young age. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! :heart:

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby IAmTheWalrus » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:45 pm

Because I love this show and this character:

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-Nick

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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby IAmTheWalrus » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:50 pm

Congratulations Shawn and our wonderful northern neighbors the Canadians
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Re: WC 2015 - Beijing

Unread postby KirkB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:08 pm

Full IAAF coverage of the Men's PV Final can be found on this link:

IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 - Day 3 Evening Session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqclUg_CAHo

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