Another oops

Discussion in '2016 Summer Olympics' started by uconnfan68, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. uconnfan68

    uconnfan68

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    Hurdler Keni Harrison just broke the 100m high hurdle world record. Unfortunately, she wasn't in the top 3 at the trials.
     
  2. iri10

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    Only in America does that sort of thing happen. Our system is very fair by being 100% performance based, but it sometimes gets it wrong.

    By the way, here's a nice video clip of it. I really like this pair of commentators from some network called beIN Sports:

     
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  3. TBIF54

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    If anyone has a better system, please step forward. Most track and field events and especially in the 100 meter hurdles, are so closely contested in the U. S. that the only way to select a team is through competition. The top seven times in this event this year are by Americans. Harrison did not look good in any of her races at the trials. She had the sixth best time going into the final and finished sixth in the final. The woman ranked #1 in the world the last two years didn't even make the final.

    Being a world record holder is one thing, being the Olympic champion is another. Hopefully, in four years, she will be ready to be both.
     
  4. uconnfan68

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    I get it, but think using a larger body of work might help alleviate leaving the best people off the team.
     
  5. ed4ourgirls

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    One way to define "best" is by times.

    Another way is to define "best" by who can deliver the goods when it really counts - like
    finishing in the top three places at the trials.