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british Olympic athletics team selections - huh?

Old Jul 3rd 2012, 9:29 pm
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How could they leave out so many talented women's 800m runners, but include some no-hopers in other events? Four (maybe five?) women met the A standard, but only one was picked - who doesn't have the A standard! The Games are in London, for goodness sakes. It's not as if they need to save on air fares!
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How could they leave out so many talented women's 800m runners, but include some no-hopers in other events? Four (maybe five?) women met the A standard, but only one was picked - who doesn't have the A standard! The Games are in London, for goodness sakes. It's not as if they need to save on air fares!
They can only pick a limited number for each event, but they do have the right to pick people in ALL events, which is why, for the first time for years, we have a football entry, a handball entry etc.
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Old Jul 8th 2012, 10:33 pm
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Default Re: british Olympic athletics team selections - huh?

Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
They can only pick a limited number for each event, but they do have the right to pick people in ALL events, which is why, for the first time for years, we have a football entry, a handball entry etc.
But the limit for the 800 meters was three people -so why not pick three?
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Is this right? We've always had the max number of Middle distance athletes competing. They all have to beat the qualifying time.. maybe that is holding up some selections?
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