European Indoors are just a week away
Should be pretty good and lets go Team Russia
and to my fav girl
Kajsa Bergqvist :drool: :hearts: (no one comes close to her)
Big Fat Pink Elephant
Feb 24th, 2002, 04:49 PM
Good luck to your Kajsa, Eggy! ;) and to the Norwegians... ahh... poor Norwegians... scandals all the time... *sigh*..
Feb 24th, 2002, 04:52 PM
thanx Marri .....
what ever happened to Moen (sp??) the 200m guy ?
Anyway we should win the most medals but will be close between us and Germany
Feb 24th, 2002, 04:57 PM
TBE, don´t expect to much from Germany
i´m sure Russia will win the most medals
Feb 24th, 2002, 05:13 PM
yep Vienna starting Friday night
glad Eurosport showing alot of it cos BBC not showing much on Friday pfffff
Feb 24th, 2002, 05:22 PM
Good luck to the small Dutch team! They'll need it hard enough ;)
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:20 PM
Good luck to Svetlana Feofanova! She set a new indoor pole vault record today in Lievin- 4.74m.:)
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:35 PM
The Indoors isn't really that big a deal. It's the outdoors later this year that will be interesting.
Any news on Irina Privalova? If she's recovered from surgery that 400m hurdles world record is going to fall later this year.
I hope Olga Shishigina takes the 60m hurdles indoor title.
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:38 PM
Mark Lewis Francis
Stvetlana Feofanova (Too bad Stacy is not there:mad: )
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:39 PM
I know Indoors isn't that big a deal but its still athletics and plus we need a thread for this.
Can't wait for summer and the IAAF Grand Prix Meets/Golden League Meetings
European Champs :)
Commonwealth games are on but not really into that.
World Indoors are in Birmingham March 2003
Rome have bid for the 2005 worlds again, i doubt it they will get it after they hosted 1987.
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:43 PM
Yeah, I'll watch the indoors but it's the outdoor meets that get the real nerves going!
The Russians are almost guaranteed the indoor women's 400m gold. Can't remember the girl's name but she was very impressive in Birmingham a few weeks ago. She was a new one to me.
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:49 PM
that was Natalia Antyukh and she should take gold.
she was pretty impressive :)
todays results from the IAAF Indoor Meet in Lievin FRA
and congrats to Svetlana Feofanova for her WR as mentioned above :)
Dragila isn't the same this yr.
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:53 PM
Yeah I know what you mean Mirajana _Fan, the indoor season events are just like warm ups really, but I love athletics and we def need a thread for it!
Im going to the Commenwealths in Manchester, but there are no Americans there which IMO means it loses its spice a little.
No Stacy, Maurice, or Marion :(
But Europeans are cool, Good Luck to all the Brits!!
Does anyone know if and when Denise Lewis is coming back?
She has missed all the winter training and stuff, so she cant be coming back to soon, now shes a mum she might not feel the need to compete anymore.
Feb 24th, 2002, 07:56 PM
Denise says she hopes to compete in the Commonwealths but will stay with her baby if needs be. But she did say she misses being an athlete and wants to be back out there competing again which is good news. Bad news for her on the international scene mind you are the reports that Ghada Shouaa of Syria is looking very impressive in training again. I f she stays injury free she could be a big thorn in Denise's side.
Feb 24th, 2002, 08:04 PM
I read this article about Denise on the BBC sport website.
Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis has confirmed she is still planning to take part in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships this summer even though she will give birth to her first child in April.
Lewis is optimistic she will be able to defend her Commonwealth title in Manchester in July and compete in the European Championships in Munich the following month.
The 29-year-old Lewis said: "It is going to be a challenge but I want to get back to being an athlete.
"Everyone is telling me to be sensible after the baby is born so I will take my time and get back into some sensible training."
I'm glad she is planning to make a return, British athletics wouldn't be the same without her!
I agree, the indoor season isn't as exciting as the outdoor, but the Commonwealths should give non-USA athletes a chance to shine!
(Although I would like to see another Stacy Dragila-Svetlana Feofanova matchup, if Stacy was on form!)
Feb 24th, 2002, 08:07 PM
but will stay with her baby if needs be
Denise Lewis had a baby:confused: When did all that happen?!
Well good luck to the British Team!!
Feb 24th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Denise hasn't had her baby yet- it's due in April. The father is the Belgian sprinter Patrick Stevens.
:wavey: Good luck to Denise, Patrick and the baby!
Feb 24th, 2002, 09:38 PM
I didn't even know Denise was pregnant. Good luck to her.
Feb 24th, 2002, 09:42 PM
Heres hoping Britain can do well in the European indoors!
In 1998 we kicked ass in the european outdoors being top of the medal table we could do it again!:D:p
Feb 24th, 2002, 09:42 PM
Awwwwww Congratulations to Denise and Patrick :)
Big Fat Pink Elephant
Feb 25th, 2002, 05:28 PM
ugghhh.. I really hope I misunderstood the news... coz it said that Norway will only have 3 or 4 participating.... :eek: ppffff.... maybe it's for the best! ....
Feb 26th, 2002, 05:09 PM
only 3/4 pffffff :eek:
All i want is a gold for Kajsa !!!!!!!!! and a Russian sweep in others ;)
they only give Austrian Athlete details .... no other countries athletes are named :(
Mar 2nd, 2002, 04:11 AM
one gold for us already :)
but seeing the competitors list not suprised.
we got 2-3 times as many athletes as other nations
congrats Yelena Prokhorova :bounce: :bounce:
start lists here http://www.european-athletics.org/main.php?id=eve/eich/entrysearch.php
Mar 2nd, 2002, 11:33 PM
20 yr old Marina Kuptsova was brill in high jump and way to good for my Kajsa :sad: who got silver
congrats Marina .... totally awesome, clear on her heights 1st ime around
Colin Jackson wow ..... still as good as he was. He is brill :)
Mar 3rd, 2002, 02:45 PM
The womens 800m was fantastic!!
I was so shocked!
Mar 3rd, 2002, 02:51 PM
Lieja Koeman has bronze! :bounce:
How nice :)
Well, we needed it, cos Dutch athletes are doing bad! Not that I expected different but still :( Lots of injuries too :(
Mar 3rd, 2002, 02:54 PM
Britian have done OK 1 gold 2 silver and 2 bronze and 2 medals in the 60 metres i'm sure!:D:bounce:
Mar 3rd, 2002, 03:01 PM
Kim Gevaert just won the 60m
Mar 3rd, 2002, 03:25 PM
Andre Bucher lost too :eek:
Svetlana Feofanova 4m75 WR in pole vault and gold :)
Ceplak wow :)
not bad for us
Mar 3rd, 2002, 03:30 PM
Woohoo, we have gold!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Mar 3rd, 2002, 03:50 PM
wooohoooooo :bounce: :bounce:
Mar 3rd, 2002, 04:36 PM
Congrats to Svetlana Feofanova and Jolanda Ceplak-great performances!
And well done to Jason Gardener and Mark Lewis-Francis for getting a British one-two in the 60m:bounce:
Mar 3rd, 2002, 06:22 PM
Final Medal Table
CTRY TEAM GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
ESP SPAIN 5 3 3 11
RUS RUSSIA 5 2 5 12
POL POLAND 4 1 2 7
SWE SWEDEN 2 4 1 7
GBR GREAT BRITAIN & NI 2 3 2 7
GER GERMANY 1 2 3 6
FRA FRANCE 1 2 1 4
POR PORTUGAL 1 2 - 3
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 1 1 - 2
BLR BELARUS 1 - 2 3
BUL BULGARIA 1 - 1 2
GRE GREECE 1 - 1 2
UKR UKRAINE 1 - 1 2
BEL BELGIUM 1 - - 1
SLO SLOVENIA 1 - - 1
AUT AUSTRIA - 3 - 3
ROM ROMANIA - 2 1 3
ITA ITALY - 1 1 2
DEN DENMARK - 1 - 1
HUN HUNGARY - 1 - 1
SUI SWITZERLAND - 1 - 1
EST ESTONIA - - 1 1
IRL IRELAND - - 1 1
NED NETHERLANDS - - 1 1
SVK SLOVAK REPUBLIC - - 1 1
Mar 3rd, 2002, 06:24 PM
http://www.vienna2002.at/jpg/Highsi0a.jpg Medallists high jump: Bergqvist, SWE (2) :hearts: , Kuptsova, RUS (1) :D, Gyorffy, HUN (3)
Mar 3rd, 2002, 06:26 PM
The women's 800m was great. Graf seems destined to always be runner up or 3rd. Ceplak's time of 1.55.82 was amazing. In that form 1.53.28 by Kratochvilova isn't unattainable outdoors. However, because of athletics tarnished image I'm wondering about Ceplak already as she's really come from nowhere. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.
Mar 3rd, 2002, 06:28 PM
Ceplak will find it harder outdoors i'm sure as running into headwind and leading is pretty tough, harder to run that way outdoors.
Bucher .... he blew it big time.
and a great run from the Belarus 4x400m women :) GOLD :D
Mar 4th, 2002, 07:32 AM
I can't believe Spain was finally first in the medals list! :):)
Congrats to all the Spaniards that got a medal, but specially to Marta Domínguez, who won in a great race.
Ceplak's sudden progress is truly astounding. She made some noise outdoors last season with a 1,58 time which put her in the world elite, but 1,55 indoors is mind-blowing. Especially since she pacemaked herself for the first 700 meters.
Drug suspicions will always be raised after such performances. But in fairness we have to leave a door open: sensations do occasionally happen. And, boy, am I grateful. That was one of the greatest races I ever saw. These gals were 6 seconds ahead of the pack. In an 800m race!
Reminded me of Kipketer's 1,42.67 WR in Paris-Bercy.
Mar 4th, 2002, 10:41 PM
I Love Feofanova i remember watching her and Dragila take womens poll vault to new hights last year and look at it now world record indoors 5 times this year!Outdor one will be gone soon 5m will be broken soon!
Mar 4th, 2002, 10:51 PM
......I just don't understand why Kajsa cut her hair, thought it look better when it was long.....
Congrats to the silver Kajsa!!