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Sin Hombre wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 2:24 am She jumped 6.52 which isn't good enough.

Spinach Chitravel with a 17.12 in the triple jump.

Manu DP with a 81.91 in the javelin which is below the qualification mark for the Olympics.
Spinach sale, transportation and border checks seemed to have been tightened to a desired level late last season and at the beginning of this season. Yet, Chithravel produced 17.12! I haven't figured it out yet.
The rest of the qualification (except through World relays happening tonight and tomorrow in Nassau) may depend entirely on the continued, uninterrupted supply of spinach especially at foreign locations, and for authorities to go slow on controls. Needless to say, all entry standards in athletics for Paris are extremely tough and spinach is a must.
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Decent run by the 4*400 women to finish 5th in their heat. Pretty far from qualification but at least they ran close to their season best.

Very good run from Jyothika(?) in the 3rd leg.

13th fastest time amongst everyone so should have some chances tomorrow to qualify (6 more qualify tomorrow).
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We have an injury in the men's 4x400 in the second leg. Not looking good for our Olympic qualification hopes.
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Irrespective of where we finish in the competition in Nassau, India will qualify for the Olympics in men's 4x400. We are fourth in the "Road to Paris" charts in men's 4x400 (2:59.05), with the US, France and Britain ahead of us. Assuming that not all the 14 qualifiers from World Relays could be having timings better than us (2:59.05), we should top the rankings through which the last two teams would qualify for Paris.
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I think the US got DQed. So we should still qualify as long as France and Britain take two of the 14 spots. Also, they could qualify in today’s races where 6 more teams will qualify. I assume India can also run today…
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USA DQ and France DNF have given a new twist to India's fortunes.
If both USA and France fail to make it today and if India also fails, then Indian men's 4x400 team would be out from Paris Olympics. Such a possibility could be remote, though.
India can qualify from tonight's last round of heats if we come within top-2 in our heat. With the US in our heat, there is likely to be only one place in this heat up for grabs. Kenya and the Bahamas are also in our heat. Possible to take second place but tough.
Britain has already qualified for Paris.
The 14 qualifiers from here plus two more on ranking basis will qualify for Paris in each of the relays.
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We finished 2nd behind USA so we did qualify. Women finished 2nd behind Bahamas so they also qualified.

We will need to do better to get to the finals. 3:03 won't cut it.
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Wow, congrats to both Indian teams for qualifying in!

Did anyone watch the men’s race? Per the splits, India was leading the US by several seconds after the 3rd leg but then finished several seconds behind in the end. Did our final runner completely ease up in the end or were the official splits incorrect?
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Nice!!
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arjun2761 wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 1:49 am Did anyone watch the men’s race? Per the splits, India was leading the US by several seconds after the 3rd leg but then finished several seconds behind in the end. Did our final runner completely ease up in the end or were the official splits incorrect?
I did not watch the race but obliviously official splits are wrong . It mentions our second runner running in 32.24 s which is unthinkable.

Anyway, great that both our teams qualified. Our mens team was of course near their performance at 2023 world championships and also below their Asian games gold performance. So, need to improve a lot to make it to the final at Paris.
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Those splits were hilarious!
Anas 46.15 (probably the only correct one)
'Ajmal 32.24 (!!!)
Arokia Rajiv 51.66 (women's timing)
Amoj Jacob 53.18 (poorer than our best women)
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They possibly ran around 45-46, plus minus a bit.
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Both teams qualifying without further wait or rankings was a bit of a surprise. Two of the Indian women clocking sub-52 legs were bigger surprises.
The best 400m male runner this season (Noah Nirmal Tom) was not used at all, even when on the first day there was pressure on runners to do two races (one mixed plus male or female).
Since , as in the past, the focus has remained in all sports on "qualification to Olympics, let's enjoy!
PS: The Spinach news for the season is yet incomplete. It will keep adding!
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prasen9 wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 7:47 am They possibly ran around 45-46, plus minus a bit.
45-plus could be more like it. Unless Jacob ran 44-plus on anchor. Useless splits at this level. Shocking!
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