World Athletic Championships London 2017


#481

(Probably for another thread, but…) For quite a while I conflated Steve Backley and CBBC wildlife presenter Steve Backshall. I thought for a good while that he’d simply found a new career telling kids about snakes and spiders after binning the stick throwing off.


#482

Kind of glad they changed the javelins in the 90s and reset all the records. In the 80s one East German guy threw 104m!


#483

That was because of the type of javelin though and not extra curricular activities


#484

I know, it’s just a happy by-product


#485

Uwe Hohn chucked a javelin 104.80 before the redesign and WR changes. 104.80!


#486

Despite that, he failed to achieve his one true dream of throwing a kettle over a pub


#487

Not many people in the world that can though


#488

Now there’s an athletics event I can get behind, it’d even work in a City Games setting!


#489

Sounds like something from one of those button-bashing track and field games back in the day.


#490

I used to get over 120m on the javelin in Daley Thompson’s Decathlon.


#491

That was fun!


#492

Great session to bag tickets for.


#493

MICK HILL… 4th


#494

Anyone watching the walks this morning? Thought not.


#495

state of the walking. the winner was able to tie a flag around his neck before finishing ffs.


#496

Barshim is absolutely incredible in the high jump


#497

The Russian/ANA looks good too.


#498

Hudson-Smith back in the team :slightly_smiling_face:
cmon lads


#499

Semenya :heart:
really hope she breaks that world record at some point


#500

What ‘events’ were people good at on field day, then?

800m and all throwing categories for me. The shit events.