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    Are we heading for the worst aussie team performance?

    this team was built up to be the best ever to leave our shores 2 weeks ago i would love to know what is the worst our country has gone???? In overall numbers its disgraceful, no men or women in the 100, 200 or 400m the mens 4 x 400m didnt make the final...

    but i guess this is what we are now seeing after previous years of cuts and no funding

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    So far we have had 3 athletes make finals, I think

    Harradine, Mickle and Watts

    We have had a couple of athletes do season bests or personal bests

    They predicted 5 medals.

    Doesn't augur well for 2012.
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    Much better than Canada!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    Much better than Canada!
    Maybe Australia should merge with New Zealand and New Zealand can be the dominant partner as they have 1 gold with Valarie Adams.

    Not sure who Canada could merge with
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    Probably Iceland.

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    The 5 medals was always going to be a stretch. Not because there is a lack of quality in Australia its just that a couple of key members are off the boil or not in form. Especially when you consider that Steve and Danny have struggled to break top 20 all season and the walkers haven't been as dominate. This is not the type of form you can go into a major with and be confident. The 4 x 400m ran up to expectations others just went faster. Again when you have no individual 400m qualifiers and team members have been 0.5-1.0s slower than previous seasons it shows you can't be off your game.

    That young athlete Steve Solomon looks like he will be an individual rep next year. But with Ben's Haradine's performance and Mitch and Kim today followed by Sally there should be some good results to come.

    Thus not surprising the ones showing form this season have been ranked top 10 and are performing at the worlds. This is international track and field and it shows no mercy.

    So I am not sure funding is the reason for the current performance especially as I can't imagine the walks, pole vault and throwers wouldn't be supported.

    With respect to the other events 100s, 200s etc. Australia seemed to have plenty of representatives in a time when funding never even existed so is the issue really money.

    In 12 months time we could all be saying wow 5 medals was possibly a conservative target.

    You gotta love the world champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    There is plenty of funding and assistance for certain groups and people yet they still seem to fail.

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    Me and my mates get out of the road. That's what I heard in the pub the other night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sady View Post
    Me and my mates get out of the road. That's what I heard in the pub the other night.
    Huh? And the meaning of this might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkat1 View Post
    Huh? And the meaning of this might be?
    I was at the brewery at sydney olympic park and overheard a discussion questioning why australia athlete performances were getting weaker, the comment was used as an answer. I no longer care so I finished my drink and left.

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