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Haven't really watched much of this, but the high point for me was Mo Farah winning the 10.000m and Jessica Ennis-Hill receiving the Gold Medal she should have won in 2011.  Low point was Gatlin winning the 100m.

Imagine if all the entrants in the Wigan Casino dance competitions were dope tested.  Mrs Woods would have probably been awarded first place as everybody else in the building tested positive for banned substances.

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Highlight for me was Almaz  Ayanas gold medal in the women's 10,000 metres she smashed a good field of athletes lapping all but about 5 runners and winning by about 50 seconds. And the lass did not even seem to break sweat . Awesome :yes: 

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14 hours ago, Steve S 60 said:

Haven't really watched much of this, but the high point for me was Mo Farah winning the 10.000m and Jessica Ennis-Hill receiving the Gold Medal she should have won in 2011.  Low point was Gatlin winning the 100m.

Imagine if all the entrants in the Wigan Casino dance competitions were dope tested.  Mrs Woods would have probably been awarded first place as everybody else in the building tested positive for banned substances.

I'm against drugs in sport, but I did feel that Gatlin got some flack purely because he beat Bolt and spoiled the party. There are numerous athletes competing in the championships who have previously failed a drugs test - some not that long ago - but they got a free pass. Jamaican sprinting was taking the world by storm a few years ago, but 5 of them ended up with a drugs ban.

My own personal opinion is that it should be a much longer ban or life ban for a repeat offence.

 

 

 

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On 8/7/2017 at 19:58, shinehead said:

Highlight for me was Almaz  Ayanas gold medal in the women's 10,000 metres she smashed a good field of athletes lapping all but about 5 runners and winning by about 50 seconds. And the lass did not even seem to break sweat . Awesome :yes: 

caught that and yep agree with the awesome description

enjoyed the women's marathon as well, I stumbled on it and clocked the british runner out at the front and that kept me interested in seeing just how long she could last out there in front... she did well!

 

 

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12 hours ago, Steve S 60 said:

Well done the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Team.  

 

was a shame about Bolt pulling up like that, as that took some of the gloss off it all imo, but I think he still would have had too much to do

yep a great sporting achievement!

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7 hours ago, mike said:

 

was a shame about Bolt pulling up like that, as that took some of the gloss off it all imo, but I think he still would have had too much to do

yep a great sporting achievement!

Third fastest time in history so doubt the Brits would have been caught.

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