I used to really like Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers of all-time, who was also recognized as the best boxer of the noughties – 00’s, by several different major organizations. However, after it turned out that the man is a huge homophob I wish him to lose in a devastating fashion his next fight, which is supposed to be his last, and then that it won’t be enough for him, and similarly to Muhammad Ali he will drag his career well beyond its natural end and continue to accumulate losses.
I reached a conclusion this other day, when I saw Kim Collins compete in one of this year’s Diamond League events. Kim is already 39 years old, and the level he’s performing at these past few years is unparalleled in men’s T&F. To be such a consistent performer for such a long time? This is fucking unbelievable. Continue reading
The Israeli Track & Field championship was held in the beginning of July, so I figured I might as well write about it. I planned on writing this post earlier, but hey – classic planning fucking fallacy. Continue reading
Ok, so now we’ve covered the men’s top medalists, it’s time to move on to the women. As you will see, in several ways the women’s situation is more intriguing than the men’s. But first let’s have a look at the standings and the leaders in both the gold medals and the total number of medals, regardless of colors. The tables’ format is the same as it was in the men’s post: You need 4 medals to gain an entry to the overall table, and 3 gold medals to be listed in the gold medals list. Continue reading
The World Championships in Athletics are a huge celebration for track & field fans. I’ve been watching them regularly since Athens 1997, when my dad first encouraged me to join him. I was 10 years old, and for some reason, the athletes I remember best from that championship are Moses Kiptanui, Michael Johnson, Wilson Kipketer and Noureddine Morceli, despite the fact that Kiptanui didn’t win gold and Morceli didn’t win any medal at all. Well, mind, mysterious ways and all that, you know.
Anyway, since then I’ve committed myself to watching it every two years. And we’re very lucky that the championships are being held every two years, because the first three were held every 4 years – 1983, 1987, 1991. And why didn’t they think of starting this thing earlier?! Continue reading