Worrying signs for fans of javelin throw Olympic Games champion Keshorn Walcott, one-time World 400 meter hurdles champion Jehue Gordon as well and add the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors and the West Indies.
All four lok to have difficult hurdles to cross as their opposition is currently having a brighter day.
Walcott yesterday finished 5th in a 9-man javelin throw IAAF Diamond League event in Stockholm, beaten again by throwers whose form has clearly kept them in line to top the OLympic champ in the upcoming Rio Games.
Hurdler Gordon was seventh in a B event 400-metre hurdles in Switzerland on Tuesday as he still searches for his best Olympic Games approach form/
Last night Cleveland Cavaliers won the second straight game against defending champs Golden State Warriors to tie the best of seven NBA finals 3-3. Deciding game is Sunday.
The West Indies meanwhile have to beat Australia and South Africa in te tri-nations closing third leg in Barbados next week or sit out their home finals. After two of the three legs, South Africa (10) points and Australia (9) head the West Indies (8)
In the NBA action last night The Cleveland Cavaliers forced the deciding game seven after a 115-101 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Trailing 3-1 in the series, the Cavs have pulled back to 3-3 after their victory at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Once again it was LeBron James (41 points and 11 assists) and Kyrie Irving (23 points) who inspired the Cavs, who made a fast start to set up their win in Cleveland.
Tristan Thompson had a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds as Cleveland forced a game seven at Oracle Arena on Sunday.
Stephen Curry (30 points) and Klay Thompson (25) tried hard for the Warriors as they looked to seal back-to-back championships.
Curry was ejected in the fourth quarter, reacting angrily after picking up his sixth personal foul and throwing his mouthguard into the crowd.
The Cavs led by 19 with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter, only for the Warriors to go on a 10-0 run thanks largely to Klay Thompson.
Leandro Barbosa pulled it back to within seven in the fourth, but James ensured there would be no comeback before Curry was ejected.
In football,The United States sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario following a 2-1 win over Ecuador last night.
Clint Dempsey was the hero for the Copa hosts, scoring once and setting up Gyasi Zardes as USA continued their dream run.
Ecuador hit back in the second half through Michael Arroyo, but the South Americans could not find the vital equaliser at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
However, both sides were forced to play the majority of the second period with 10 men after Jermaine Jones and Antonio Valencia were sent off for USA and Ecuador respectively.
The win means USA will face the winner of Argentina and Venezuela next Tuesday in Houston for a spot in the final. Peru play Colombia today in the second quarter-final match.