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allezfred
06-25-2012, 12:03 AM
Wait, the 3rd place finisher in the decathlon is called Gray Horn? PML! :rofl:

viennese
06-25-2012, 12:29 AM
There's a competitor in the 100m named English Gardner (http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=204971131) (NCAA champ, too)
I wish she'd made the team for London 2012 - she seemed destined for an NBC fluff piece.

Fergus
06-25-2012, 12:43 AM
Sanya's hairdo looks fabulous. :)

Fridge_Break
06-25-2012, 12:47 AM
:cheer: Sanya Richards & Deedee Trotter!

Fergus
06-25-2012, 01:06 AM
Shotput bears!!! :cheer2: Ryan Whiting :swoon:

HisWeirness
06-25-2012, 04:40 AM
I was wondering where the Track & Field thread was! I wonder if they'll end up doing a run-off? I can't believe USATF let Tarmoh go to the press conference thinking she was on the Olympic team. What a mess!

USA Track & Field: Dead-heat procedures announced
http://www.usatf.org/News/Dead-heat-procedures-announced.aspx


In case of a tie, the following procedure shall be used for breaking a tie for the final qualifying slot in a running-event final in which a U.S. National Team or Olympic Team is being selected:

If either athlete declines his or her position on the National Team/Olympic Team, that athlete will be named the alternate and the other athlete will assume the final available position.

If neither athlete declines their position, they will be given the option to determine the tie-breaker via coin toss or by run-off.

If both athletes choose the same option, that option will be utilized as the tie-breaker.

If the athletes disagree on the tie-breaker, the tie will be broken by a run-off.

If both athletes refuse to declare a preference regarding the method between a run off and coin toss in regards to how the tie is broken, the tie will be broken by coin toss.

viennese
06-25-2012, 08:48 PM
TracKontroversy!

I hope they both make the team, with the 4th place finisher being added to a relay team.

allezfred
06-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Surely they'll do a run-off? :confused:

Fergus
06-26-2012, 04:11 AM
Wow, that was a good night of competition. :)

Nick Symmonds, mmmmmm. :grope: That was a great race, too!

Duane Solomon! :cheer2: What a great finish!

viennese
06-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Wasn't the men's 800m dramatic? Fantastic finish, with all the top 3 achieving goals, thrilling the crowd, making the team.

The women's 800m was a thriller, too. I loved the floral fashion style of the champ, who tore out front for first lap and never let up.

Skittl1321
06-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Surely they'll do a run-off? :confused:

I bet they do- but it doesn't seem as simple as it sounds. There seem to be a lot of athletes talking about how a run off could be construed as unfair.

It is absurd no tie breaker procedure is in place.

Fergus
06-27-2012, 05:55 PM
It is absurd no tie breaker procedure is in place.

The coin flipping option is just :wideeyes: , :yikes:, and :rofl: all at the same time.

I mean, come on, this isn't London Olympics 1908, you'd think they would have a better way to make the decision by now.

FiveRinger
06-28-2012, 01:29 AM
I like Bobby Kersee's approach to all of this....mad respect, especially considering he coaches both girls. He's refusing to be involved until after they run 200m. He has said repeatedly that it is a conflict of interest for him to voice his opinion on who should run or even how the decision of who should run is being made. I think that the outcome of that race is going to determine who runs in the 100m.

FSfan107
07-01-2012, 10:24 PM
They are doing a run-off for the women's 100 meters tomorrow night (Monday) at 8 pm EST


US Olympic Team ‏@USOlympic
The tiebreaker between @AllysonFelix and @JenebaSylvia will be a run-off tomorrow at 5pm PT on NBC. #TeamUSA

FiveRinger
07-01-2012, 11:04 PM
They are doing a run-off for the women's 100 meters tomorrow night (Monday) at 8 pm EST

This is the only thing that made sense. The other options that USATF suggested were ridiculous. Flipping a coin? Get real!