IBPVC wrote:I heard that Brad has entered a protest. Not sure on what grounds other than having to wait 2.5 hours before jumping with no warm-ups. I cant find anything about it online, but that's the word from Pat. I know nothing about the rules really so let's all hope and pray for him to make it in.
Brad knows the rule, so I doubt this will go anywhere. Might as well save his $100 (685 yuan) or whatever they charge to enter
a formal protest.
IAAF and USATF "open" rules have no warm-up provision.
Should they? Darn right they should have something. I know the counter argument will be, come in earlier and pass
the next height, use your spare time running and stretching on the grass area.
Fair? as an official, I never really liked it, but if anyone cares to submit a change now the the time as I know "they" are fielding potential changes at this time. Problem is USATF tries to mirror IAAF changes so IAAF would have to approve
such a change too. No clue as to how changes are proposed to that body.
Anyone actually there to observe it there were delays during the competition? 19 competitors in each group it a LOT.
The officials better work there butts off moving the event along. That includes getting the three jumpers (up/on-deck/on-hold) prepared, get the bar up fast, get an accurate measurement on each new height fast, get the standards set without delays, get out of the way and start the clock. You loose seconds of time on every one of these items by being slow at it. Before you know it, after a couple of heights, you look at your watch and ask, what the heck is taking so long. Too late at the point.
So, from anyone that was there, did it seem to be dragging on the earlier heights?