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Disappointing performance from Gowda to crash out after first 3 throws, he started with 60 meter or so throw and could only improve to 62+ meter which was not enough...

I may be wrong here but I just dont remember him throwing 65 meter or more in a big event....


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Yes Ankit, I think that is the case ... Mugu can confirm this.


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65.19 at london olympics qualification.


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I feel 800s is one of the toughest races to do well in. Do you run the first lap fast, run it slow and then catch up, run both laps at a steady pace etc. I could be way off base here but maybe Tintu should look at other distances. 400s or 1500s? Not sure if she ran those competitively before. She's been stagnating for too long at the same level in 800s.


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shibi wrote:It did make a difference, but what do you mean by 'huge'? The difference between Tintu and the last qualifier was 0.25 S and I think she lost at least 0.5s in the process. She clearly lost pace. I agree she was tired and was being passed but she lost time and a place in the SF.
I agree with shibi that Tintu lost precious fractions. More than that at a time when runners are speeding up or trying to get into position for the final charge, getting off balance will mean quite a bit. Regaining and then chasing the rest proved crucial the way the rest of the heats and timings worked out. If Tintu had come 6th in 2:00.70 that would have sufficed. Of course she is not medal prospect. But she could have made the semis.
I made a mistake in saying earlier it was 200 metres out that she clipped someone in front. It was around 150m or less and she got clipped from behind. I watched the video. Someone also said (couldn't make out though from video at one glance) the British runner's hand had come in her way first forcing her to sway to the inside and come in the way of the other runner from behind who clipped her heel.


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In Women Marathon O P Jaisha finished 18th with a new National Record (clipping almost 3 mins) while Sudha Singh finished 19th and in the process also improving her PB by a good 6 or so mins..


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Fine efforts by Jaisha and Sudha Singh to come within the top-20.


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Good to see Jaisha and Sudha Singh doing well.

Jaisha is a fairly new entrant to the Marathon scene and this was only her second Marathon competition. In her first attempt at Mumbai marathon in Jan 2015, she broke the national mark which had stood for 19 year, and here she has improved her own national record.

Read that she is quiting Marathon after this event, citing the training as gruelling. I think, she should have taken up Marathon earlier than she did at age 31.


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Also with that run, Sudha Singh became the third Indian to qualify for Rio Olympics after Jaisha and Lalita Babber in marathon. Not quote sure though if all 3 will run if Jaisha is giving up marathon and Lalita is concentrating on 3000m steeplechase.


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I think Sudha will stick to marathon for Olympics and Lalita Babar will be happy with steeplechase for which she has achieved something by coming 8th in WC in Beijing. Jaisha if she quits marathon may try out something different but then qualification for Rio will become that much difficult.


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jaydeep wrote:Yes Ankit, I think that is the case ... Mugu can confirm this.
Gowda, apart from the qualification round in London 2012, as mentioned here (65.20) has not crossed 65 in other championships.
Here are the results (where he has entered final, placing is given):
Olympics-2004-61.39, 2008-60.69, 2012-64.79 (8) (65.20 in qualification)
World Championships-2005-62.04, 2007-61.22, 2011-64.05 (7), 2013-64.03 (7), 2015-62.24 (9)
Asian Games-2006 58.28 (6), 2010-63.13 (3), 2014-62.58 (2)
CWG-2006-60.08 (6), 2010-63.69 (2), 2014-63.64 (1)


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Thanks Mugu for updates.
I really hope after her World championship result Jaisha will be thinking of sticking with marathon (at least till) for Rio Olympics.


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It looks like Jaisha has made a decision to switch back to 1500 and 5000 mtrs. despite success in marathon at WC.

Jaisha Considers Switch Despite Marathon Mark
“Road race is not my cup of tea. I did marathon here because of my coach’s insistence. I want to be known as a track athlete and would like to qualify for Rio in 1500 and 5000m,” Jaisha told Express.

Jaisha, bronze medallist in both these events at the Asian Games, feels she can do better in the Olympics in these. “I’m happy for bettering the national mark. But we must realise there’s hardly one year left for Rio and the best we can achieve will be around two hours and 30 minutes. Even at that, I would be behind the leaders by at least 5-10 minutes. My timings in 1500 and 5000m are better.”


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"My timings in 1500 and 5000 are better" says Jaisha.
She would still be well behind the leaders in these events if she qualifies in one or both events for the Olympics. As she notes for the marathon, one year is not going to make a great deal of difference in these events also. But first let us wait for her qualification marks which will provide some idea about where she can reach by next August.


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I think Jaisha doesn’t want to continue the arduous training for the Marathon and is trying to opt for events which she feels is easier on her body.

The Olympic qualifying timings in 1500m & 5000m are 4:06 & 15:20 and Jaisha’s PB in these events are 4:09.14 (Aug 2014) & 15:18.30 (Oct 2014). The gold, silver and bronze winning timings in the just concluded World Championships were (4:08.09, 4:08.96 & 4:09.34) for 1500 m and (14:26.83, 14:44.07 & 14:44.14) for 5000 m. With the right venue and competition, she might be able to quality for Olympics.

I am surprised that in 1500m, the winning timings in the World championships were outside the Olympic qualifying mark. :-~