World Athletic Championships London 2017


#441

400m hurdles is one of the best ones!
Sack off the hammer


#442

Did make me laugh when our guy couldn’t even get the hammer out of the cage. FFS


#443

Bin -

Triple jump
Walking
One of the decathlon/pentathlons


#444

Add -

I like the elimination thing
Cross country run
Combination event - like 100 m sprint followed by a high jump over a certain height and then javelin throw to a certain distance. First one to finish wins. Bit like ninja warrior


#445

Bin:

Shot Putt
Walking
100m (make it a doped only event. Let’s get under 9 secs). Not serious,


#446

Yeah a sprint hepthalon/combination type thing would be cool


#447

Isn’t pentathlon one of the daft ones with fencing, show jumping, pistol shooting and all that?


#448

I dunno but the I don’t like the format of any multi events apart from my idea above and I think they should be binned off.


#449

Men do decathlon, women do heptathlon. Modern pentathlon is a stupid event in the Olympics but isn’t related to track and field.


#450

Surely GB gets disqualified there for running in Germany’s lane on the last changeover??


#451

Even the Biathlon?
Cross country skiing and shooting - What more could you want from a sporting event?


#452

YES an ana gold! Such a proud moment😭


#453

I called it upthread

Should have played the Gazprom theme


#454

That hedgehog has been brilliant


#455

Plenty. The Javelin’s a great event, but the coverage now is shit, as there isn’t a British challenger.

When Backley was winning medals / diamond leagues competing with Zelezny and Makarov, or Fatima Whitbread was getting close, it actually got some proper focused coverage, showing how dramatic it is as an event.


#456

Those meets, worlds and Olympics with Backley and Zelezny trading WRs were great to watch. A staple of my childhood.


#457

Would be brilliant if Bolt became a mascot after retiring, I could watch that all day.


#458

Turkish team being lead out by an economics PhD student


#459

Not 100% on the rules for the relays, but I believe as with the non-relay events that are run lanes, it’s okay to stray into the outside lane on a bend so long as you don’t impede the runners who were drawn in there. What’s not okay under any circumstances is straying into the inside lane.


#460

Fucking unbelievable