It’s still early in, but I’ll throw this out there…
The success of the college athletes at the Oly’s has been nice so far this year…
Williams in the 100
Wariner in the 400
Women’s 400 with Trotter and Richards
400h with Johnson, Demus was not bad either
Women’s 200 so far, Campbell, Lee
there are others I am missing
Seems the best in several Olympics. The last great college performance I remember was Watts in 92 400.
So my thoughts are this…… the college kids and coaches (who bitch about having NCAA trying to screw them getting kids to Olympics) have a better concept of peaking for Olys than some post collegiates.
Why? College kids ran trials, then trained for next 4 weeks instead of racing off to Europe competing often and coming into Olys slightly fried or injured. College kids competed later in summer, shortly before Olys and are set up better to perform at Olys.
Sure its full of holes, but just a general feeling.