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The attendance was awful. The stadium needs badly updating. Athletes coming in first or second who do not have the qualifying time is worrying. However, it would be utterly pointless to ask Mo Farah to compete as he already has a place and there would be no competition. However, something is wrong. For example where are our Javelin Throwers and Triple Jumpers? Or our steeplechasers?
I do find it interesting that people think they can decide how British other people feel. Anyone would think we didn't all have different outlooks and motivations.
29: I suspect you know nothing about how hard CO trains then. The girl is a famously hard worker. You don't get to be double World Champion, Olympic Champion and runner up without putting in the work. But time and tide and all that. Shame - she was wonderful in her heyday (just youtube her 2013 Moscow gold) but I'm afraid the train has left the station.
@31: Trying to get quick times on that track in that stadium is a thankless task. The track is s-l-o-w & the stadium is badly exposed to the wind making it impossible to set any sort of time for any distance above half a lap.Adam is badly out of form. It's not permanent and he'll be back but I'm afraid the home Champs is pretty much gone for him. Top 2 in each sprint + CJ & Hughes - no dilemma.
It's funny, but after watching the GB trials (and commenting live on FB, I wasee struck by 2 things. Firstly, despite good conditions, the realisation of how far off many of the World Champion selections are from podium places was obvious. However, with home advantage, I count 15 possible medal chances with 3 or 4 golds. Farah,Grabarz, Talbot, Pozzi, all 4 relays; Muir, Ugen, KLT, Lake, Bradshaw!
It's not hard Gemili looked terrible in the 100 and 200, very disappointing as he looked good a few years ago when he ran sub 20 seconds
I can't say I am too disappointed by Ohuruogu not qualifying this year. She has been living off past glories for far too long.She was fantastic in her early to mid 20s but you see her now failing badly every time she runs in major championships. I might be wrong but she appears to be a bit lazy and I suspect she does not train as hard as other athletes. This could be the wake up call she needs.
Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama FarahBorn: 23 March 1983 (age 34), Mogadishu, Somalia.Is not British, he represents Britain, there is a huge difference. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------He is a winner and he tries for the country. Which is more than can be said about you. Shame we can't kick you out of the country.
I have no interest in plastic brits. Too many use the union jack as a flag of convenience. The yank women's hurdler is a case in point. American accent and didn't even know the national anthem. If you not born here plus live and train abroad, how on earth can you represent the country? Mo has been here since age 8, think we can say he's a brit and you can see he is proud of his country.
i like the flexibility of our selection process as it allowed Pozzi, who has the qualifying time, to have a high calibre race in Paris which if he is to medal, and I think he can, is more relevant than the trials race. I have a question over CJ, he does not appear to have a qualifying/several rounds mindset, I would pick Mitchell-Blake. Great to see Perry S-D back, hope she qualifies today.
If you take British citizenship then you are officially a Brit. If Mo wasnt a Brit then he couldn't have been knighted
"Is not British, he represents Britain, there is a huge difference"Country of birth doesn't matter if they've largely grown up here, but I don't like adults suddenly switching allegiances. Makes a mockery of the system when you see things like someone who's worked their way through the system since they were 8 suddenly lose their spot to a bloke who was representing Somalia three months ago.
There is no dilemma, you pick the next fastest person.But there is a percieved dilemma because athletics likes to pick the usual favourites and this time they cannot as a Newby has spoilt the selectors plans.
@17 - Justin Rose (born South Africa); Chris Froome (born Kenya); Brad Wiggins, (born Belgium, to Australian father); Raheem Sterling (born Jamaica); Andrew Strauss (born South Africa); Ben Stokes (born New Zealand); Matt Prior (born South Africa); Terry Butcher (born Singapore). And that's to say nothing of Cliff Richard, Freddie Mercury, Emma Watson, JRR Tolkien and Prince Phillip. Discuss.
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