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 ;)
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:09 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?
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:21 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 :)
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:34 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 :)
what an experience... I'd love to run against her.
I thought it was a relay... was 4X100 or 4x400?
Dec 7th, 2002, 06:53 PM
Dec 7th, 2002, 09:30 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)
Dec 8th, 2002, 03:48 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
fresh, you got me ;)
Dec 8th, 2002, 09:30 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?
Dec 9th, 2002, 12:12 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.
Dec 9th, 2002, 03:23 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
Dec 9th, 2002, 03:24 AM
how about yours' Salima?
my favourite events were relays... I could run them all day long
Dec 12th, 2002, 08:48 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. :)
Dec 13th, 2002, 09:33 AM
I was never a sprinter either, middle distance was more my thing.
Dec 13th, 2002, 09:38 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.
The above pic is from last month when Irina was promoting a new athletics initiative for kids who are living in orphanages in Moscow.
Dec 13th, 2002, 08:19 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.
Dec 14th, 2002, 10:52 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.
Dec 17th, 2002, 08:56 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!
Mar 24th, 2003, 09:39 PM
hope irina comes back soon! :hearts:
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:58 AM
Svetlana had to retire due to injuries, she's around 36 now anyway.