Can New IAAF Standards Resurrect USA Men’s Hammer?

Yesterday the IAAF has released the new standards for next year’s World Championships in Beijing. If you’re not yet aware, it was already made public that they wanted a standard that would fill roughly 75% of the field. Then if needed, they would fill in the rest of the fields from the world list. Personally, I think the standard should be 77m, but that’s beside the point.


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4 replies
  1. Patrick Corcoran
    Patrick Corcoran says:

    Hopefully/Ideally, the lower standard will make it easier for these recent graduate athletes to achieve “elite” status (aka hitting A standard), and will keep them in US uniforms (e.g., McCullough to Ireland, Tayala to Germany)…


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