"The Ring" archive entries from Aug 28th 2007

  • Quote from thecomebackman

    Kanter did a very good job, but it seems more than an off day for Alekna...I saw him throwing like this only in the 90's...btw, he's wearing some knee devices, today in both legs and Sunday only on one, if I'm not wrong:maybe he's got some problem, like someone said...anyway, Gerd was a worth champ, but we all hoped for a tougher competition!

    published at Aug 28th 2007 10:44pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from LetItRip

    If anything this only makes next year a little bit more exciting and motivating for alekna..

    Of course hes pushing the line in his career right about now, but i have to think he can squeak out another year. If he's healthy, it should be exciting. He has wone everything around recently, so this will be nice.. some added motivation for him to get 'ONE MORE"

    Mike
    LetItRip!

    published at Aug 28th 2007 11:05pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Aug 28th 2007 11:15pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from btolcs65

    Not sure if it was mentioned here or not, but if you don't have the Versus channel there's a live internet broadcast of Worlds on at WCSN.com. It costs 5 bucks for the month and you have to cancel once you're done watching, but it's working great for me so far. The only problem is that the prime time events in Osaka are on at 5-6am here (CST), but seeing as how there are posts on the Ring asking about the competition at that time anyways...

    As you all know, watching the events really gives you a much better impression as to what's going on than just looking at the results. Somebody mentioned the other day about how some guys in the 100 ran in the 12's and an American ran over 13. As for the guys in the 12's, well Worlds is all about representing countries throughout the whole world. If a guy from a third world or war torn country (where things like eating and worrying about getting shot while on a training run are issues that the rest of us generally don't have to deal with) comes in an runs a 49 in the 400 or a 1:55 in the 800, I say good for them. For them it's about the experience. That's one of the reasons they have 4 rounds in the sprints. As for Jelks running 13+ in the 100, I think he pulled something and pretty much hobbled across the line. Bummer for him, but a guy who has run 10.02 that gets injured and finishes his race Cool Runnings style isn't a terrible thing...

    published at Aug 28th 2007 11:24pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from tomsonite

    Yes, stadium walls greatly reduce winds that can be advantageous in the disc or javelin throw. Yes, I think kanter could have had a 70m+ throw if his 69m winner had been aided by the right winds. And yes, your posts try to make good points but you sound like a ranting 12 year old.

    And another question, I know technique is important and contributes to consistency, but are some of you actually trying to say that wind has no effect on the distance a disc will be thrown at all???

    published at Aug 29th 2007 12:20am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from w8coach

    Obvioulsy the wind can have a dramatic effect on the discus. The point about technique is that when a thrower demonstrates repeatable, solid technique they will be closer to their maximum efforts on a regular basis compared to a thrower that has marginal technique with fundamental errors that may have long wind-aided throws on their resume. The best technicians of all time were always in the game at every meet because of their solid technique. When they had the wind in their favor they were still the best bet and most likely to set the records in those conditions.

    published at Aug 29th 2007 12:42am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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