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tenn_ace
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:01 PM
Is she still planning to run 800m in Athens?

Fresh?


I love that girl

fresh2flash
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:54 PM
Yes, TENN_ACE. Why not? She was out for some time because of the pregnancy, but now seems to be ok :)
BTW, I once competed against her while studying at MGU ;)

tenn_ace
Dec 7th, 2002, 07:09 PM
she was pregnant? god, I'm so far behind on news about Track and Field (too much time spent on this board)...

is it a boy or a girl?

and how did you against her?

fresh2flash
Dec 7th, 2002, 07:21 PM
She plans to make a good start in Birmingham`s World Champ AFAIK. I also do not follow track and field closely between Big Competitions.
In fact I wasn`t running precisely against her :) It was the University`s competition. She was a member of the men`s relay team of the journalist faculty and ran on the last stage. I for my part ran on the 3d. And she won the event for journalists, starting the 4th and finishing the 1st :)

tenn_ace
Dec 7th, 2002, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by fresh2flash
It was the University`s competition. She was a member of the men`s relay team of the journalist faculty and ran on the last stage. I for my part ran on the 3d. And she won the event for journalists, starting the 4th and finishing the 1st :)

ha-ha-ha

what an experience... I'd love to run against her.

I thought it was a relay... was 4X100 or 4x400?

fresh2flash
Dec 7th, 2002, 07:53 PM
4x200 :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 7th, 2002, 10:30 PM
congrats Irina :)
I forgot she was pregnant :o but it will be good to see her again.

She should go for the 400m Hurdles in Athens, but i doubt if anyone can match Yulia Nosova-Pechonkina

She's done 100m, 200m, 400m and the hurdles, i don't think she'll be able to handle 800m.

I hope to see her in Birmingham, I'm intending on going for one of the days (day 2)

tenn_ace
Dec 8th, 2002, 04:48 AM
I agree, 800 is the toughest of all of them 9for me at least)

that's how I would rank them

toughest to easiest

800
400
100
200

fresh, you got me ;)

salima
Dec 8th, 2002, 10:30 PM
I heard she was not satified with the 400hurdle results. With her long strides she could not get the right rythm and use her natural speed.
tenn_ace & fresh2flash what`s your personal best at 400?

fresh2flash
Dec 9th, 2002, 01:12 AM
I never actually ran 400 m. Even 200 m was not a common distance for me. 100 m at my best I ran 12.06 - not that fast :) But in fact I used to practice track and field in jumps. In long jump my personal best is 6.89, in triple jump I can`t remember exactly - a bit longer than 15 m.

tenn_ace
Dec 9th, 2002, 04:23 AM
...always hated 400m since the last 100m I usually just walked... but I managed to finish few of them with my best results under 54sec (I consider them equal): 53.7 and 53.76 (I retired from T&F right after that run due to the same injury as current Momo's)

my best on 100m was 11.93

200m (the one I loved) best result was 22.89

tenn_ace
Dec 9th, 2002, 04:24 AM
how about yours' Salima?

my favourite events were relays... I could run them all day long

salima
Dec 12th, 2002, 09:48 PM
400m around 70 maybee:o
400m was far too short for me. I was a cross country skier.
We did many tests over 10 000m and i reached 33.15 on a very lucky day. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2002, 10:33 AM
I was never a sprinter either, middle distance was more my thing.

MLF
Dec 13th, 2002, 10:38 AM
She says that she wants to do another major over 400 m hurdles. I think that's sensible actually. I reckon if she stays fit and gets her technique right she could do the world record. Pechonkina just isn't as fast between the hurdles so I reckon Irina could have her. I wish she had done it years earlier. She was a great sprinter but could never get past Devers, Ottey and Torrence consistently. That was a tough era to be sprinting in. Kratochvilova covered all the distances up to 800 m very well. I think Irina could too.

http://www.iaaf.org/MultimediaFiles/Photo/Competitions/Other/19990_W600XH400.jpg

The above pic is from last month when Irina was promoting a new athletics initiative for kids who are living in orphanages in Moscow.

salima
Dec 13th, 2002, 09:19 PM
400 m hurdle has not been so high in status as the sprint events. Unfotunately not many of us remember the winners of the hurdles in championships or grand prix.
Kratochvilova wasn`t as brilliant as a sprinter as Privalova, and i think she stayed further than 800meters.

MLF
Dec 14th, 2002, 11:52 AM
Yeah Irina was more explosive than Jarmilla over the shorter sprints but Kratochvilova's pbs over 100m ( 10.99 ) and 200m ( 21.97 ) show she could move over the shorter distances too. I don't think Irina has the strength of Kratochvilova to be so good over 800m. Of course the best all rounder from 100m - 400m is the great Marita Koch.

salima
Dec 17th, 2002, 09:56 PM
Just before we consentrate on tennis again. Svetlana Masterkova, the queen of Atlanta, any news of her?

One thing about Kratochvilova. I "worked" as a voluntaire at Bislet games, and got close to the athletes. Kratochvilova always looked big on TV, but she was quite small in true life!

manuelanmaggielover
Mar 24th, 2003, 10:39 PM
hope irina comes back soon! :hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 25th, 2003, 10:58 AM
Svetlana had to retire due to injuries, she's around 36 now anyway.