Friday, June 29, 2012

Olympic Trials: Women's 200m Semifinals

Normally I wouldn't make a big deal out of a semi-final, but did you see this?

2 Allyson Felix Nike 22.30 Q +0.8 [22.297] 0.234
3 Jeneba Tarmoh Nike 22.30 Q +3.4 [22.298] 0.169

Alright so they didn't run in the same heat, but how weird is it that Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh - who literally are still tied in the 100m from the other day - ran the SAME DAMN TIME. Once again they were calculated down to the thousandth of a second, and this time it was Felix given the nod by 1/1000. Of course, Tarmoh had a monster tailwind, while Felix's was at least legal, but look at the reaction times. Felix is going to have to get a better start if she's going to beat her training partner, Tarmoh, in the final!

And meanwhile Sanya Richards-Ross crushes her heat in 22.15. Pretty interesting for someone so focused on the 400m to have the fastest time in the world this year for 200m. Carmelita Jeter finished 2nd to Felix in their heat and was the slowest of the qualifiers. Kimberlyn Duncan of LSU advances, as did Bianca Knight and Tianna Madison, who made the 100m team.

 Charonda Williams, Lauryn Williams, LaShaunte'a Moore, and Under Armour's Natasha Hastings were non-qualifiers.

200m semifinals results (

1 Sanya Richards-Ross Nike 22.15 Q
2 Allyson Felix Nike 22.30 Q
3 Jeneba Tarmoh Nike 22.30 Q
4 Tianna Madison Saucony 22.33 Q
5 Bianca Knight adidas 22.34 q
6 Kimberlyn Duncan L S U 22.37 Q
7 Aurieyall Scott U C F 22.56 q
 8 Carmelita Jeter Nike 22.64 Q

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