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Felix’s time to shine in the 400m?

first_imgAndre: Ok things are getting really interesting now. Lot of big names missing, still some serious ones in the mix, add to that the constant possibilities of a surprise or two… The women’s 400m looks like it’s going to be another good one. KC: I think this is one of the most wide open 400m female events at a major championships as I think the field lacks good quality. Andre: I knew you’d say that because your girl Francena McCorory did not make the U.S. 400m team. I think there is good quality here and we have seen in the heats that folks are coming into form, looking comfortable in qualifying and threatening to run much faster when it’s needed. KC: It is so unfortunate that the best female quarter-miler in the world will not be competing here as she can beat anyone in this line up by a half a second but the show has to go on. Imagine a line-up going into the Championships where only one lady has gone sub 50 seconds this season in Shaunae Miller and I will not be surprised if the winning time will be the slowest in history at these Championships. Andre: McCorory knew what the qualifying criteria was. She foolishly sacrificed a spot on the 400m team for a world lead and as an experienced athlete you would expect better. Anyway, let’s talk about the ladies who are actually competing. Allyson Felix has multiple sub 50 times to her credit and will definitely go there this week. KC: This is a great opportunity for Jamaica to make history here as we could see all four making it to the final where I think McPherson is our best medal hope and she is due for a very big performance. If she is not too far off the pace in the final, she could be in for a history-making performance. Andre: McPherson has had her issues this year, but she is doing better and looks like she will go fast here, same for Bianca Razor and we know that Christine Ohuruogu will be there when the roll is called. But yes, it’s a good chance for some Jamaican joy in this event, even if Felix and Miller are ahead of our girls. KC: I am not worried about Razor here as she has PR already in the first round, a similar situation like we saw in the men’s 400m. I expect though that it will be a duel for gold between Miller and Felix, as these two have the best 200 metres speed in the field and could use this to their advantage. Andre: Yes, I agree. I think there will be two races in one; the race for the gold between Miller and Felix and the race for the bronze between McPherson and Ohuruogu, who I find it hard to count out. Natasha Hastings looked unconvincing in the heats, but has decent quality and could also be a factor, along with youngster Shericka Jackson, who is ready to break out. KC: McPherson has been finishing third all season in majority of the Diamond League meets and must be hungry now for a better placing, but can she beat either, Miller or Felix? Yes, I think so and while Ohuruogu always saves her best for the big moments, this time she could be found wanting as I think her luck will run out. Williams-Mills is also in the same situation as time is catching up on them and both could find themselves out of the final this time around. Andre: I’m worried about Novlene Williams-Mills, she has some medical issues this year and it has affected her preparation. McPherson is ready to run fast, but her preparation has also been hampered this year. I’m banking on the young Bahamian to win, just over Felix, with McPherson going one better than last World Champs and taking the bronze. KC: The experience and class of Felix will prevail here and she will win her first major 400 metres title and make up for her narrow loss to Montsho in Daegu as this lineup is not frightening. Miller should do enough to hold on for second and Hasting, who normally goes out fast, could cause some problems here. She and McPherson could have a battle royal in the final 50 metres for the bronze medal.last_img read more

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PVL: FEU drags Adamson into semis game 3

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Joshua Umandal unleashed 23 points for the Tigers, who sent the Eagles to their first loss of the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win It was a double victory for FEU after its men’s team also emerged victorious from a five-setter.The Tamaraws overcame the National University Bulldogs, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, to punch the first finals ticket.Ateneo, on the other hand, failed to sweep its semis duel against University of Santo Tomas, which took advantage of the absence of Blue Ealges’ top guns Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa.The Growling Tigers won, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, to pave way for a rubber match on Monday.Espejo and Baysa skipped the PVL to suit up for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Far Eastern University recovered just in time to beat Adamson, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, and extend their semifinals series to a deciding Game 3 Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws blew a 2-1 set lead and a 21-19 edge in the fourth set before leaning on Toni Rose Basas to put the Lady Falcons away in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:27SEA Games 2019: PH’s Eumir Marcial boxing middleweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Basas scored on two straight drop balls to seal FEU’s thrilling win.The Lady Tams bounced back from a fifth-set loss in Game 1 and look to complete their comeback on Monday in Game 3 for a trip to the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson scored six unanswered points to force the fifth set.But the Lady Falcons, who are already playing minus star hitter Jema Galanza due to an injury, were dealt with another blow after their libero Jellie Tempiatura tweaked her ankle early in the final set. View commentslast_img read more