Compare And Contrast Holm And Thomas

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The author revealed that Stefan Holm was obviously the star of the World Championships, while Donald Thomas was just a new competitor. In paragraph 7, the author wrote what the broadcasters announced about both athletes. For Holm, the broadcasters announced "Holm as the favorite", while they called Thomas a "'very much an unknown quantity.'" In paragraph 8, the author revealed that Thomas was clearly a novice in high jumping, while he also showed the readers that Holm was certainly no beginner. He showed this when he wrote "Thomas began on the infield, as if he were using the high jump equivalent of the short tees at a golf course."
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