Derek Burnett has missed 5 targets in his first round today. Looks like he won't progress now. Hard luck.
@PeterTowe @RebelDevil71 Catching up now. She did great, but Derval being Derval, wasn't satisfied. She's right as well as she realises she has to step it up for the next round.
@PeterTowe @RebelDevil71 Mr Towe, in your comment of 10:31, instead of "take note" you really ought to have said "take a hike".
@Will Downing a discussion on RTÉ there Will about Mark English - David Matthews said he's the best young middle distance runner Ireland has had since Eamonn Coghlan. He and Jerry Kiernan said he should have been sent having gotten the B standard, as experience for Rio. What do you think?
@RebelDevil71 Totally agree. If you have a B standard in an event, you're eligible - it's only OCI/AAI regulations that deem B standards unacceptable. They'd have nothing to lose, and he could turn out to be another Derval O'Rourke - a pure Championship athlete who puts in great performances when needed on the biggest stage of all. I think we're seeing too much good talent being kept at home through this policy of A-standard only. Other countries throw in a few Bs for good measure, and I believe they benefit from it.
What does anyone else think? Are we holding back some of our best athletes from the big competitions? Join in the debate.
Derval O'Rourke's semi-final draw tomorrow night.... potential?
2 2871 Yuliya Kondakova RUS 12.93 12.79
3 2109 Derval O'Rourke IRL 12.91 12.65
4 3301 LoLo Jones USA 12.68 12.43
5 1143 Eline Berings BEL 12.95 12.94
6 1324 Jessica Zelinka CAN 12.65 12.65
7 1079 Sally Pearson AUS 12.40 12.28
8 1872 Tiffany Porter GBR 12.65 12.56
9 1117 Ivanique Kemp BAH 13.13 13.13
@Will Downing Hmmm. Is it the top two go through automatically Will, and then 2 fastest losers?
@Will Downing That looks a very tough draw but I don't know what were the other potentials? She'll need to PB by the looks of things but then it's Derval, so I would rule nothing out. Sally Pearson is the standout anyway.
Sebastian Coe will look into why 100 metres world champion Usain Bolt was prevented from taking a skipping rope through security.
Looking at pictures coming from Weymouth, it looks pretty sunny and calm, so may not be the best for Annalise.
The wind is said to be fairly blustery and all over the place. Even trickier.
@Peter Towe It's all about making the right decision in those sort of conditions, and there is an element of luck too. It just hasn't been as windy at all in the last few days of racing unfortunately.
Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan are off the pace in the men's 470 race, down in 25th about 1 minute 40 seconds behind the leaders.
Top two then two fastest losers in the 100 hurdles, as there are three semis. She's up against it, potential of some big names going out from those eight.
The names and countries to watch out for in Annalise's race are Lijia Xu from China, Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands (Both of who are joint top on 34 points) and Evi van Acker from Belgium who is level with Annalise on 33 points.