"The Ring" archive entries from Jun 4th 2008

  • published at Jun 4th 2008 7:15pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from jayess

    Yes I was too harsh in my comments about Nesterenko. I want to just say that he is very talented, but he is way beyond that. What's he's got at his age makes my jaw drop.

    It looked like a clear foul to me, but it wasn't called, so it counts. I over-reacted.

    I really look forward to watching him down the road. He looks like someone who might be able to break the WR someday, even in a stadium with no wind.

    published at Jun 4th 2008 9:05pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Tony Dziepak

    The onus is entirely on the official--not the thrower--to call fouls. Did you see the official in the clip turn his head to watch the discus flight just as Nesterenko reverses? I know MLB, NFL, and other leagues review game video to rate the officials--maybe track feds need to do the same and demote officials who don't keep their eyes on the ring--or at least get demerit points against their possibility of officiating in a major meet.

    published at Jun 4th 2008 9:56pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from VALENTI

    People on this board who say you dont have to be very strong are fooling themselves and their athletes.

    Why then are all of these world class throwers so frickin' strong? Why are the majority of them on drugs?

    Reese Hoffa made the comment at the NTCA meeting last year that as long as he can bench over 5 and squat over 6 he is strong enough to throw far...seems pretty strong to me...my guess is the numbers are much higher if he actually tried to go after them.

    published at Jun 4th 2008 10:33pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from 70footer

    for those who haven't seen it in awhile here is a Rare full american broadcast of the 1988 Olympic shot put ; the winning olympic record set in this meet still stands 20 years later. the greatest shot put competition ever held. 72' 1'' was only good for 3rd place!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxKuqpxmKKk

    published at Jun 4th 2008 10:38pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 4th 2008 11:15pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from swede

    Niklas called me after the meet and explained the whole thing. He was throwing right after Nesterenko. He was walking up towards the ring and saw the whole thing. It was a foul both his 65m throws were the same. There has been investigation about his age.Some say he is 2 years older. IAAF want do anything because they lost a lawsuit against some Kenyans that were accused of being older.
    Anders Arrhenius

    published at Jun 5th 2008 12:13am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Jun 5th 2008 12:27am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Rodney

    Reading the last few days on the "FOUL" Issue, maybe it is time to be a little hard core. If the thrower, and lets use Cantwell as the subject, is called for a foul, and there is video of that throw, lets take that official to "COURT" and "SUE" him/her. If the power to be Meet Referee's or Field Judges or Jury of Appeals can't come up with a correct decision on a called foul, take them all to court, Sue them all, and then maybe they will do there jobs right. Getting a foul called on you can piss you off, specially when you didn't foul and for Cantwell, you don't want to piss him off as he has been stepped on to many times. Wake up officials! or we will take your red flags away from you!!!!

    published at Jun 5th 2008 12:31am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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