With the team selected for Daegu, it’s time to start looking at where our medals our. So following is my first Medal Watch List of 2011. My final list of 2010 can be found here for comparison.
As you can see the list has already undergone some major renovation since the end of the 2010 season, and with nearly two months to go until Daegu I’m sure there will be more changes. As always the list is composed of those individuals that I feel have the potential to step onto the medal stand at the World Championships. As we know, however, much happens during a meet as intense as Worlds. Dropped batons. Misjudged rounds. Or simply a bad day, and medals slip away.
So while I feel that all of those listed have the potential to garner medals, reality is that some will not. Please note that in some cases there are multiple names listed. This is because while I feel that several individuals have the potential to medal in an event, I feel that only 1 will.
I will try to fine tune things and have my final projected list prior to the opening ceremony for the meet. But as July opens up, this is my list of those American’s that I feel have a strong shot at reaching the podium in Daegu.
Medal Watch List – Potential Medalists in Daegu
|1.||Walter Dix or Justin Gatlin||100 Meters|
|2.||Carmelita Jeter||100 Meters|
|3.||Marshevet Myers||100 Meters|
|4.||Walter Dix||200 Meters|
|5.||Allyson Felix||200 Meters|
|6.||Shalonda Solomon||200 Meters|
|7.||Tony McQuay||400 Meters|
|8.||Jeremy Wariner||400 Meters|
|9.||Allyson Felix||400 Meters|
|10.||Debbie Dunn||400 Meters|
|11.||Alysia Montano or Maggie Vessey||800 Meters|
|12.||Andrew Wheating||1500 Meters|
|13.||Uceny or Simpson or Rowbury||1500 Meters|
|14.||Bernard Lagat||5000 Meters|
|15.||Molly Huddle||5000 Meters|
|16.||Shalane Flanagan||10000 Meters|
|17.||David Oliver||110 Hurdles|
|18.||Danielle Caruthers or Kelli Wells||100 Hurdles|
|19.||Bershawn Jackson||400 Hurdles|
|20.||Angelo Taylor||400 Hurdles|
|21.||Lashinda Demus||400 Hurdles|
|26.||Brittney Reese||Long Jump|
|27.||Christian Taylor||Triple Jump|
|28.||Jesse Williams||High Jump|
|29.||Jenn Suhr||Pole Vault|
|32.||Christian Cantwell||Shot Put|
|33.||Adam Nelson or Reese Hoffa||Shot Put|