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    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Asmir Kolašinac:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Amanda Bingson:

    Discussion of article World Championships Throwing Schedule:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Sergej Litvinov:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Kara Winger:

    Kara Estelle Winger (née Patterson; born 10 April , 1986) is an American athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She is the American record holder in the javelin throw with a distance of 66,67 m.

    At the 2004 Olympic Trials, Patterson finished 19th with a distance of 42.60m. In 2005, she won a silver medal at the 2005 Pan Am Junior Games with a distance of 50.26 m. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Patterson won with a distance of 53.93 m. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Patterson didn't make it past…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Jeneva Stevens:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Cleopatra Borel:

    Discussion of article Beijing Ready: Rodney Brown:

    I'm actually skipping out on [US camp in Japan] camp this time. I'm going straight to Beijing on the 20th [August]. I felt that the right decision at this time was to stay back with my coach and get a few more days of training with him before I head over to compete. So, instead of leaving this week and having to train two weeks kind of on my own, although there would be an appointed coach. I could use this time to get in the weight room and still have the face to face interaction with Derek…

    Discussion of article Beijing Ready: Amber Campbell:

    Hey Norm! So I'm opting out of [US camp in Japan] training camp so I can spend as much time training with my coach as possible. He can't make the trip to China so I want to optimize my time before Worlds [Championships]. I'll be leaving for Beijing on [August] 19th.

    But training is going great, and I'm excited about the progress that I'm making. As always the focus for my training is being technically sound and moving the distance out. My biggest flaw is not maintaining proper posture, so we…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Tia Brooks:

    Tia Ra'shone Brooks (2 August 1990) is a shot putter from Kentwood, Michigan, USA. In 2011, she placed second in the shot put at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. In 2012, she won both events before competing at the US Olympic Trials. At the Trials, she placed third in the shot put and qualified to represent the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She placed 19th at the Olympics. Also in 2012, she was a Bowerman Award semifinalist and set the NCAA shot put record.
    She is…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Kiwi Tom Walsh:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Kibwé Johnson:

    Kibwe Johnson (17 July 1981) is a hammer thrower. He has represented the USA at the World Championships in Athletics twice (2007 and 2011). He is a three-time medalist at the Pan American Games, having taken silver in 2007 and improved to the gold in 2011 (where he broke the Games record). In 2015 he won again the gold medal at the Pan American Games. He set his personal best of 80,31m (263' 5") in 2011. He's won four of the last fiveUSA Outdoor Championships (2010/ 2nd, 2011/ 1st, 2012/ 1st,…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: O'Dayne Richards:

    Discussion of article Team USA Lands in Japan:

    [caption id="attachment_14952" align="alignright" width="242"]…294814735521538083_n1.jpg Juntendo University's Shot Put ring[/caption]

    As mentioned time and time again in our series Road to Beijing, Team USA is taking it's 2nd step on it's way to this months World Championships in Beijing; spending Monday traveling to training camp at Juntendo University in Japan.

    It's a time when dozens of track & field athlete decide…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Whitney Ashley:

    When Whitney Ashley won the NCAA discus title in 2012, she became the first athlete from San Diego State University to win a NCAA title since 1985. Ashley continues to grow as a thrower, shown by her 2013 USA Outdoors discus runner-up finished. Ashley is a talented thrower in every discipline, owning school records in the discus, hammer and indoor shot. Ashley is a student of the sport and says when she is not training, she is at home watching three hours a day of slow-motion videos to analyze…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Philip Milanov:

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Jordan Clarke:

    Jordan Michael Clarke (born July 10, 1990) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the shot put. He holds a personal record 21.49 m (70 ft 6 in) for the event, set in 2015. He was the gold medalist at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival. Clarke was third at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2015.

    He was a highly successful college athlete with the Arizona State Sun Devils, winning four NCAA collegiate titles – two indoors, two outdoors. He also medalled at…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Rodney Brown: