Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Shot Putters in the Stratosphere, Kat and Dina in the History Books, and Elephants in the Room: Our Big Doha Review Pod

October 07, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 56
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Shot Putters in the Stratosphere, Kat and Dina in the History Books, and Elephants in the Room: Our Big Doha Review Pod
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Shot Putters in the Stratosphere, Kat and Dina in the History Books, and Elephants in the Room: Our Big Doha Review Pod
Oct 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 56
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Where do we begin..? With the empty seats? The fainting marathon runners? Alberto Salazar's ban? With the DQs that were and weren't? Or the fact that we missed experiencing Mihambo's 7.30m live because it was necessary to watch (another) Mo Farah montage?

OR - how about we talk about the world records? The African fans roaring on their athletes in the distance events without stopping dancing for even a second? The women returning to the sport to earn the titles of both 'mother' and 'world-beater'? Mutaz Barshim shrugging off gravity with a series of the most implausible world leads before a rapt home crowd? The flair of Jeanette Kwakye? The chemistry between Toni Minichiello and Steve Backley? The moment Sophie McKinna threw 18.61 to qualify for a global final? The vaulters who cleared national records minutes after snapped poles? Or the fact that Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson are both World Champions?

Doha was problematic. It was frustrating. But it was also tonnes of fun, and some of the performances were staggering.

Speaking of which, here's our stagger through the champs. A look back at the 2019 Worlds, in all their humid, historic glory. Enjoy.

@BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas 

Show Notes

Where do we begin..? With the empty seats? The fainting marathon runners? Alberto Salazar's ban? With the DQs that were and weren't? Or the fact that we missed experiencing Mihambo's 7.30m live because it was necessary to watch (another) Mo Farah montage?

OR - how about we talk about the world records? The African fans roaring on their athletes in the distance events without stopping dancing for even a second? The women returning to the sport to earn the titles of both 'mother' and 'world-beater'? Mutaz Barshim shrugging off gravity with a series of the most implausible world leads before a rapt home crowd? The flair of Jeanette Kwakye? The chemistry between Toni Minichiello and Steve Backley? The moment Sophie McKinna threw 18.61 to qualify for a global final? The vaulters who cleared national records minutes after snapped poles? Or the fact that Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson are both World Champions?

Doha was problematic. It was frustrating. But it was also tonnes of fun, and some of the performances were staggering.

Speaking of which, here's our stagger through the champs. A look back at the 2019 Worlds, in all their humid, historic glory. Enjoy.

@BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas