04. World Athletics

john akii-bua

John Akii-Bua

John Akii-Bua After 40 Years Uganda gained its second gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Below is the story of the men who earned gold for their country. (Aug 16) I saw this link to this brilliant Documentary from a friend who shared it. It tells the tragic story of an Olympic icon John …

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Armand Duplantis

Armand Duplantis – 6.10m lead in 2021 targets world record

Mondo Armand Duplantis soared to a world lead of 6.10m in Belgrade, Serbia The Swede passed 5.60m in his second attempt, then cleared 5.80, 6m, and 6.10m at the first. After setting a new 2021 world-leading mark, the Swede asked to raise the bar to 6.19m, 1cm over his world record but failed his first …

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New Zealand Athletes of the Century – awesome stats book

The book is by the late athletics statistician Peter Heindenstrom. New Zealand Athletes of the Century Peter Heidenstrom, who died in 2007, aged 77. He was New Zealand’s most perceptive and widely published writer on athletics. And he put his extensive records and encyclopedic knowledge into the most comprehensive book on 100 years of New …

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