Beijing Debate: Hejnová repeats, injuries hamper Spencer

first_imgKC Graham: Are we going to see a repeat in the women’s 400-metre hurdles like we had in the men’s event where the howling favourite failed to advance from the preliminary round? Andre Lowe: Bershawn Jackson’s disaster is the first big shocker of the championships but some US officials said he wasn’t healthy so who knows? Unlikely that we will see a repeat among the women though. KC: By the way, who do you think is the favourite here as any of the big three, in Zuzana Hejnová, Kaliese Spencer and Shamier Little look like a possible winner here. Andre: That’s a tough question. Eight weeks ago I would have said Spencer without doubt but several things have happened since then. Hejnová is again looking like the champion she is, Little has shown she can run against the big girls and run fast and Spencer has had a few injury setbacks and that is key for me. I’d say that Hejnová is now the favourite because she looks fit and has the experience. KC: I have a very sneaky feeling that Sara Slott Petersen from Denmark could be a big spoiler here as she looked extremely good in Paris when finishing second behind Hejnová. Andre: It’s the World Champs, there is almost always a spoiler and she looks like as good a bet as any to mess up the party for the favourites. I certainly think Spencer breaks her duck and wins her first ever medal at the World Championships here. KC: Despite being unbeaten so far and being the world leader with 53.74 seconds I do not see Little winning here. I know she wouldn’t mind taking the Oregon track with her around the world as she has been unbeaten there for the past two seasons, including her World Junior win last year. I definitely think this occasion though will be too big for her but she has youth in her favour and she looks a future World and Olympic champion. Andre: Hejnová for the win. This Beijing track is bouncing, look for a fast time here, 53.1 or high 52 seconds with Spencer taking the silver and her first individual medal at a major global outdoor championships with a time of 53.5. She would have won here had she not suffered those two setbacks over the past month and a half. Third to Little but she’ll be back for more in the years to come. KC: The hurdles are about rhythm so the more you compete in this event it helps you and I am a bit concerned that Spencer has not competed in a while and she has a few flaws in the latter part of the race. Hejnová is the only sub-53 seconds athlete among the top athletes here and with her great finish she will win in around 52.96. It is going to be a bang up finish for the silver and bronze among Spencer, Little and Petersen.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG SUFFER SECOND HOME DEFEAT OF THE SEASON

first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News: CLUB LOTTOThere was one lucky winner of last weeks lotto jackpot which was €550 the numbers drawn were 5-7-1-2-6-3-4 and the winner was Phelim McColgan. Next Weeks Jackpot €300SENIORSThe seniors suffered defeat in their second home game of the season against Naomh Ultan going down to a scoreline of 1-12 to 3-10. Next week the seniors and reserves have a bye.UNDERAGE Under 6 and Under 8 training is on every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Ture this is for boys and girls born in the year 2007,2008,2009, and 2010 all new faces welcome and can all boys and girls bring a water bottle and cost of session is €2 for info contact Daniel on 0862072745..Under -10 training will continue this Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. This is for boys and girls born in the years 2005 and 2006. All new players welcome can all boys and girls bring water bottle and cost of the session is €2. For info contact Kevin on 0863576713.Under 12 Training for the 2015 season has started and will continue every Saturday in ture from 10.30am to 12pm. Please bring Trainers, Gum Shield, Water Bottle and €2. This is for players born in 2003 and 2004. New players welcome. Contact Damian for more info 087 7963559Under-14 training is on every Sunday from11.30am to 1pm and every Wednesday aswell for details contact neil on 0863855855Under 16 and Minor training will take place every Monday and Friday evenings at 7pm to 8.15pm in ture. The U-12s continue this week with away games against Carn on Tuesday evening. The 16s kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a great victory over rivals burt on Friday evening with a scoreline of 4-08 to 0-05.CAMOIGECamoige for girls aged 6 and over will begin in Ture pitch on Thursday16th,April at 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Come along and join in the fun.BIG BREAKFAST The club would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported the big breakfast in any way on Saturday morning.CHILDRENS CHARITY CONCERTOur Annual Childrens Charity Concert will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday May 1st. Proceeds to InishowenSpecial Olympics. Performances by children from the parish. For imformation contactEileen on 086 8720734.QUIZ NIGHTThere will be a Quiz in order to raise funds for defibrillator training for the Quigleys Point area. The defibrillator is currently in the village and it is very important that we have a number of people from the area fully trained in its use. Community support for this event would be greatly appreciated. the quiz will take place in the POINT INN on Friday 24th April at 9.30pm.CLUB APPOur new club app is now live on the App Store and google play store In the app you can play the clubs lotto every week through the games section and keep up to date with club events and wats happening within the club. Also there is direct links to Facebook and twitter. You can also share your photos of games you are at via the app. So get downloading and have a look for yourselfCLUB GEARThe club has a range of club gear for sale and are placing a order soon with O’Neills. If any one is interested in ordering new gear or purchasing some for details contact Dermot Mc Colgan on 0879978968As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.comGAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG SUFFER SECOND HOME DEFEAT OF THE SEASON was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh PadraigNoticesSportlast_img read more