Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Youcef Zatat, Rabah Yousif, and Plenty More Besides: Recent Results and Clangers from the World of Track and Field

August 14, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 51
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Youcef Zatat, Rabah Yousif, and Plenty More Besides: Recent Results and Clangers from the World of Track and Field
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Youcef Zatat, Rabah Yousif, and Plenty More Besides: Recent Results and Clangers from the World of Track and Field
Aug 14, 2019 Season 1 Episode 51
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

We've two guests this week, and they're on for very different reasons. Double European U23 Champion and enormous talent Jemma Reekie is back (we've had her on before. We adore her), to discuss her history-making exploits in Gavle. Rabah Yousif? Well, he's on because he... Oh - hang on. Scrap that. We mean Youcef Zatat. Or do we..? Basically, British Athletics had an administrative shocker in Bydgoszcz, naming the wrong athlete in their 4x400 squad, and catapulting the UK's #2 shot putter into the limelight. FYI - he definitely would have competed, and is a fantastic interviewee. Genuinely disappointing and a massive shame for the athletes unable to compete, but - also - what a story. How utterly ridiculous. We cast an eye over these two championships more broadly - there were some really exceptional performances, and domestic trials are only getting more exciting by the week - as well as the US T&F Champs (spoiler alert: Dalilah Muhammad is superhuman) and European U20s. 

Quick bit of housekeeping: please get in touch if we owe you a prize. The reviews are coming in thick and fast (we love them; keep 'em coming), and we've definitely slipped behind with delivering 'thank you' stash. Please drop us a tweet: @BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas. Please follow us on Instagram: @BackstraightBoysPodcast. Please stay awesome. Please proof-read your team sheet submissions. Thank you.

Show Notes

We've two guests this week, and they're on for very different reasons. Double European U23 Champion and enormous talent Jemma Reekie is back (we've had her on before. We adore her), to discuss her history-making exploits in Gavle. Rabah Yousif? Well, he's on because he... Oh - hang on. Scrap that. We mean Youcef Zatat. Or do we..? Basically, British Athletics had an administrative shocker in Bydgoszcz, naming the wrong athlete in their 4x400 squad, and catapulting the UK's #2 shot putter into the limelight. FYI - he definitely would have competed, and is a fantastic interviewee. Genuinely disappointing and a massive shame for the athletes unable to compete, but - also - what a story. How utterly ridiculous. We cast an eye over these two championships more broadly - there were some really exceptional performances, and domestic trials are only getting more exciting by the week - as well as the US T&F Champs (spoiler alert: Dalilah Muhammad is superhuman) and European U20s. 

Quick bit of housekeeping: please get in touch if we owe you a prize. The reviews are coming in thick and fast (we love them; keep 'em coming), and we've definitely slipped behind with delivering 'thank you' stash. Please drop us a tweet: @BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas. Please follow us on Instagram: @BackstraightBoysPodcast. Please stay awesome. Please proof-read your team sheet submissions. Thank you.