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Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

Can't think of the 100m sprinter to went to league, Darren someone.


Darren Clarke


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Who did he play for ? Seemed less than a great success from memory.
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Great effort. hopefully sally is clean.
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Your suspicious mind, cabo   
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Your suspicious mind, cabo   


3 years with injuries where she couldnt jump rope. To world champ.

and its athletics.
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Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

Can't think of the 100m sprinter to went to league, Darren someone.


Darren Clarke


400m not 100m
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

If she can do it and Steve Hooker can do it why are all other Aussie athletes 20 lengths off the pace?

I was thinking about this just the other day Tlaz, and I have a theory.
 
Our most popular sports (not in any order) Rugby, NRL and cricket are not played very extensively on the world stage, and they all offer the best young athletes an attractive career path. Then you have AFL.

Most youngsters who show some athletic ability will be recruited to these sports, or soccer.

Generally speaking, our males who end up in athletics, were probably limited in the skills to rise to the top in any of those professional team sports.

Probably similar in say USA with baseball and NFL, but athletics has always had a higher profile there, and a strong college program, and their population is also a factor.


If Sally was a bloke, she would probably never jumped over a hurdle, and would be on $1 million a year playing in the centres for Souths, and captaining the Blues in SOO!
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Darren Clarke was a good example, 30 years ago, in a semi pro NRL era, he was fitter and faster than everyone, and a very average reserve grade footballer.
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Originally posted by horlicks horlicks wrote:

Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

Can't think of the 100m sprinter to went to league, Darren someone.


Darren Clarke


400m not 100m

OK, never 100m or 200 m ?
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There was a 100m runner that tried at Easts I think in the 80s I think but got nowhere despite being 10m faster over 100m than anyone else on the field when he did play.

Anyone who subscribes to the we're not crap we just prefer to play with ourselves theory of international sporting mediocrity, I have one question- name one AFL/NRL/Wallabies player you think could have been an Olympic champion and in what event?
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Contrary to some opinion, Rugby League is a game of skill, not speed so much, but speed over a short distance (10-20 metres, say) is more important than any ability to run the length of the field faster.
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Fact is we overrate ourselves at sport. Succeeding at truly international individual sports where there's big bucks these days is much more difficult than it was in the Herb Elliot or Rod Laver eras. The depth of competition is simply far greater than it used to be. We consistently produce some top golfers, cyclists maybe but most over the other sports we do well in are really Commonwealth ones like cricket and rugby where the talent pool is considerably shallower.

To make it you need to be supremely gifted and or otherwise fanatically competitive, like Pearson of Hewitt.
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You have to be ruthlessly competitive, with the big match temperament, and none of that is any good if you don't have the ability. Susie O"Neill in swimming had the necessary combination. I doubt the Campbell sisters have all three bases covered.
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Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

Contrary to some opinion, Rugby League is a game of skill, not speed so much, but speed over a short distance (10-20 metres, say) is more important than any ability to run the length of the field faster.


Acceleration is the word your looking for Max. The key to the stars.
I can only see Rugby League going backwards over time.
Who would encourage their kids to play it these days.
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That's right macca, acceleration, that gives that extra metre over a short distance......to break the line. Most of the players that exhibit it, don't have it for long, maybe a couple of seasons.
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

There was a 100m runner that tried at Easts I think in the 80s I think but got nowhere despite being 10m faster over 100m than anyone else on the field when he did play.<div id="UMS_TOOLTIP" style=": ; cursor: pointer; : 2147483647; : transparent; top: -100000px; left: -100000px;">

Anyone who subscribes to the we're not crap we just prefer to play with ourselves theory of international sporting mediocrity, I have one question- name one AFL/NRL/Wallabies player you think could have been an Olympic champion and in what event?


Interesting, he must have been very quick and very useless at footy. easts had arguably the quickest player in the comp in the early 80's - david michaels.
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Modern rugby league probably favours wingers with gymnastic abilities, rather than raw speed, especially now the corner flag is not "out".
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Tlaz...are you talking about shane whereat? he was 93-96 at easts.
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Stupid question ... too many champion athletes to choose from, I could say anyone, and how would you disprove it? ... besides, the guy who could have made it in an Olympic sport, may never have even made first grade before giving up the dream and getting a real job.

I reckon you could make a competitive bob sled team out of any 4 Islanders playing reserve grade in the NRL right now.

Buddy Franklin would excel in any discipline.

Barry Hall could have been a boxer.

It's common knowledge that Usain Bolt is just a frustrated fast bowler!

East had an ex-track sprinter called Shane Whereat in the early '90s who's main claim to fame was winning the GF day sprint ... not a hopeless player, but no star.

  
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Martin Offiah ? 

Although he was more 90s than 80s.




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Grass seems longer on League fields these days, maybe slowing down the fast men.
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C" Clueless..     Anthony Mundine in Boxing.

Despite his Mouth ...    Anthony has been a superb athlete.
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Yep, if it wasn't for that mouth, he would be an Aussie Legend!

Jeff Fenech returned to have a crack at rugby league with Parra, after he had made it as a boxer, but just wasn't big enough or quick enough  ... confirming what I said earlier ... if he had not had boxing, he would have been a washed up league player, with no job skills in his mid 20's ...
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What odds Sally to win that, before the heats,
I wonder.
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Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

There was a 100m runner that tried at Easts I think in the 80s I think but got nowhere despite being 10m faster over 100m than anyone else on the field when he did play.<div id="UMS_TOOLTIP" style=": ; cursor: pointer; : 2147483647; : transparent; top: -100000px; left: -100000px;">

Anyone who subscribes to the we're not crap we just prefer to play with ourselves theory of international sporting mediocrity, I have one question- name one AFL/NRL/Wallabies player you think could have been an Olympic champion and in what event?


Interesting, he must have been very quick and very useless at footy. easts had arguably the quickest player in the comp in the early 80's - david michaels.

He was a defensive liability, had hands of stone and a poor positional sense, but if you gave him a bit of daylight he was lethal.
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Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

Martin Offiah ? 

Although he was more 90s than 80s.



He was a white guy. He had run a low 10s on the track. It will come to me in the middle of the night.
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Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

Tlaz...are you talking about shane whereat? he was 93-96 at easts.

That rings a bell.
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Stupid question ... too many champion athletes to choose from, I could say anyone, and how would you disprove it? ... besides, the guy who could have made it in an Olympic sport, may never have even made first grade before giving up the dream and getting a real job.

I reckon you could make a competitive bob sled team out of any 4 Islanders playing reserve grade in the NRL right now.

Buddy Franklin would excel in any discipline.

Barry Hall could have been a boxer.

It's common knowledge that Usain Bolt is just a frustrated fast bowler!

East had an ex-track sprinter called Shane Whereat in the early '90s who's main claim to fame was winning the GF day sprint ... not a hopeless player, but no star.

  

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Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

What odds Sally to win that, before the heats,
I wonder.



She was 3rd fastest for the year coming in so less than 10-1 in all likelihood
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