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    Discussion of article Last Minute Beijing Worlds Qualifers:

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    Folks are taking full advantage of the weekends meets and punching their tickets to Beijing, the last before the IAAF deadline. NACAC winners become eligible, with Russ Winger doing the job yesterday.
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    72.01 hoy en el CeNARD!!! Oficialmente CLASIFICADA para mi 4to Juego Olímpico!!!! RIOOOOOOOOOOOO! Se hizo desear y rogar.... Pero hoy salió la marca!!! Muy re contra feliz!!!!! Con una muy buena serie: 70.59 69.41 72.01 70.02 X X…

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    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Fedrick Dacres:

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    Fedrick Dacres (28 February, 1994) is a Jamaican discus thrower. He won a gold medal at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, becoming the first Jamaican discus thrower ever to do so. He went on to win a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, also becoming the first Jamaican discus thrower ever to do so. Dacres participated in the boys' discus throw at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

    2011 53.05m (174′ 1″)
    2012 55.45m (181′ 11″)
    2013 59.30m (194′ 7″)
    2014…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Rocco van Rooyen:

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    Rocco van Rooyen (23 December 1992) is an South African javelin thrower. He placed 6th at the 2010 World Junior Championships and won 2011 gold at the African Junior Championships with a personal best of 75.72m. In March 2014, Rocco reached a new personal best of 80.10m in Bellville. He finished 6th at the Commonwealth Games and 6th at the African Championships. In May 2015 he set a new personal best of 85.39m (280' 2")in Cape Town, South Africa.

    2009 67.40m (221′ 2″)
    2010 74.13m (243′ 3″)…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Nick Miller:

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    Nicholas "Nick" Miller (1 May 1993) is a British hammer throw. He was the silver medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the gold medal at the 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships. He holds the British record of 77,55 m (254' 5") for the event. He studied at Oklahoma State University and is a five-time Big 12 Conference champion (three times in hammer, twice in weight throw). His personal best in the weight throw of 23.07 m (75' 81⁄4") is the British record (correction:Robert Weir…

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    Discussion of article 21m putter Schmitt misses the German team:

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    Thomas Schmitt told us:

    "The most important part is, that we only can throw a valid qualification standard mark at certain competitions. Those are the 'Halleschen Werfertage' (or other German Meetings), or other international competitions (IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge, etc.). In the past some athletes tried cheating on small competitions, so this rule is okay. Also we have to compete at the German Championships to show that we are on a high level when it is important to be. Due to…

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    Discussion of article Top Putter Saunders heading south to Ole Miss:

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    As expected, NCAA shot put champion Raven Saunders has decided to head south, transferring from Southern Illinois University to Oxford, Mississippi and Ole Miss. She is mirroring the move of coaches Connie Price-Smith and John Smith as the former takes on the role of head coach and the later heads out to the throwing rings. Also making the move to northern Mississippi is world class hammer/ shot putter Jeneva Stevens along with hammer throwers Gwen Berry and Jessica Ramsey.…

    Discussion of article Road to Beijing: Sam Crouser:

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    UPDATE: Crouser makes Team USA [URL:https://throwholics.com/?p=14597&preview=true]

    Samuel Crouser (born December 31, 1991) is an American javelin thrower. He recently graduated from the University of Oregon. While a U19 at Gresham High School Crouser set the national high school record at 74,42m (244' 2"). He competed javelin at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. He was ranked #6 in the US three years in a row, 2012 to 2014.

    His uncle Brian Crouser competed in the javelin throw at the…

    Discussion of article Crouser Earns a USA Kit:

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    Someone better make sure he has some blank pages in his passport. Oregonian Sam Crouser, part of a US throwing royal family, is on his way to Costa Rica, Japan and finally China. The Crouser family spent Saturday afternoon at the Concordia Throws Center on and saw son/ brother Sam knock out a 83,33m (273' 4"). This follows previous attempts at the standard on July 23 81,30m (266' 9") and July 30 81,66m (267' 11"). While throwing so often is unconventional, the Crousers made it work.

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