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That destroyed the careers of the athletes

came to the speech on the topic, gave Christian Taylor be combative. But the bitter Vibrato in his voice suggested that he knew of the futility of his struggle.

The Americans had become in Doha is currently world champion in the triple jump, with 17,92 m, ahead of compatriot Claye (17,74) and Hugues Zango of Burkina Faso (17,66) Wants. But instead of the again pack to refer to race or his fourth world championship gold medal, spoke to Taylor about his Fears. Even then, at the beginning of October, was abuzz with the rumor by the scene, that the triple jump would soon fall out of the Diamond League, the highest Meeting series, the athletics , and so Taylor was now once again a plea for his profession. He led the "incredible level" into the field, he and his competitors had lifted in the past few years, the 18,14 meters of Claye last summer and its 18,21-Meter, with which Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, world record stunning near came. "We belong there," concluded Taylor in his tender tone bitter, with a view to the diamond League.

On Wednesday evening were fears the 29-Year-old then certainty. Since the creators of the series announced, which disciplines have not done it in the 24 disciplines a streamlined program for the coming year: 3000 metres steeplechase, discus throw, 200 meters and the triple jump. "Our goal is to create a faster and more exciting global League, which will be the showcase for our Sport," was Sebastian Coe, the President of the world athletics Association, in a communication quote. The first reactions from the scene after the question came, however, rather, whether the maker had not reached your verdict to the contrary.

The abandoned disciplines should be presented in a second-rate Meeting series

The athletics is working already since the nineties desperately to a series for your Sport, with its 24 Olympic disciplines, basically, from 24 different sports. First, there was the "Golden Four", soon the Golden League, since 2010, the Diamond League. The winner of the overall gold split bars, once they have been determined in a final Meeting. The Format lit anyway, never because the creators screwed often to the rules, on the other, because many of the Meetings had grown out of himself, in various biotopes. The Reputation of the sport was dented after many scandals, the least difficult, was beneficial.

"Our races are exciting. It is the job of the Official to show that."Christian Taylor. World champion in the triple jump.

took over As the Briton Coe four years ago, the Association, the spirits of the fraud and the crust had a small concern was the Diamond League at the end of its core. Four years later, Coe, and the 15 heads of the participating Meetings, believe to have a Format found, the "show the TV channels and the Fans want to see," as Coe says. It is operated by a "representative Online research" in China, France, South Africa and the USA; you've interviewed spectators and analyzed, how often, what are the video snippets in the social networks was clicked. The affected disciplines are not logged in "in the direction of the lower end" of the ranked list, wherein the implied time that they are also the most unpopular goods. They want to bring the abandoned, at least in the "Continental Tour", said Coe, a kind of second Meeting League, in the already, the hammer-thrower had been expelled. Some diamond meetings would integrate the disciplines, even more, in the state, said Coe. Not said what conditions, he.

Why the 200 meters, one of the most popular disciplines, disappear

The reactions of the abandoned fluctuated between horror and constructive arguments. The American Emma Coburn, in Doha last obstacle-Second ahead of the German Gesa Krause, said the Problem was the diversity of the sport, but its presentation, with hasty Transfers sections Together while watching TV, about: "Our races are exciting. It is the job of the Official to show that." Taylor said in Doha that the level in the triple jump was so high, because for years, the vorlebe, which calls for the Coe now: "You don't see often, athletes go out of the way, there is with us. We make a date for the Meetings, we train ourselves in the Competition." Without the presence in the upper class, he feared, will suffer from this Expansion in large power ranges. Beatrice Chepkoech, the obstacle-world champion from Kenya, found that: "The destroyed the careers of the athletes."

"Wow."Noah Lyles, a world champion over 200 m, to the decision that his discipline is eliminated.

For a victory in the Diamond League, there was the last 10'000 dollars, for the overall win even 50'000 to just US athletes who have to do without the power of a sports promotion group, as in Germany, are reliant on such inflows. Do not believe said Emma Coburn, the new Continental series will outweigh its failures.

The athletes themselves were not consulted in the recent surveys clearly

And something provoked bewilderment: The 200 meters, one of the most popular disciplines in the polls, failed to be clogged because the program otherwise, "" be, in addition to the 100 meters. The half-track round also the favorite distance of the Swiss Alex Wilson. There, he took to the European Championships in 2018 in Berlin Bronze. Mujinga Kambundji continued at this year's world Cup and was also third. The American Noah Lyles, one of the most recognizable faces of the Post Usain-Bolt Era, has made in the 200 meters, in a name, wrote on social media: "Wow."

Video: Alex Wilson's biggest success

The Swiss get Bronze at the European Championships in Berlin. (Video: SRF)

This is actually an interesting question: How will the new League a show wants to create window by some of the most famous attractions in the window. The nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis recommended to the athletes to establish a League of its own. "It will be hard, but you will see, you have no other choice," he said. The athletes themselves had not been consulted in the recent polls, obviously.

Christian Taylor took Lewis' advice, by the way quite quickly to the heart: He announced on late Thursday evening, to the athletes of the Association, regardless of the athletes Commission of the world athletics Association. He got tired of his Sport will ripped the heart out, told Taylor: "It is time for real change."

Created: 09.11.2019, 11:10 PM

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