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There is no athlete more on Olympic cheating

Doha, in this athletics season, the big bracket: With the first of 14 Meetings of the IAAF Diamond League will begin on Friday at the Golf of the season where it ends in October with the world Cup also. And in Doha, is to be celebrated and to be tested, because the highest competition series is in its tenth year. For the athletes it is the opportunity to learn the stadium of the world Cup.

to qualify for this year's world Cup and the Olympic games in Tokyo in the next year, the current limit values. The International Federation has reformed the system of Qualifications and in this season with a World Ranking introduced, the counts are equivalent.

The Ranking is intended to fulfill two purposes: first, Because it takes into account the best five results of the last 365 days (Marathon, Go, fight, two), be qualified by outlier results that could lead directly to a qualification. And Second, the athlete is forced inside and the athletes through the five or two required performances, more competitions to be present, and not only the title showing up to fight and win. Such had been observed in the past few years, or even decades, often.

An Anti-Doping Approach

Andreas Hediger, Co-Director of the "world class Zurich", says: "This is also an Anti-Doping Approach, and one of the Fake results, the bolt should slide. It is not enough to achieve somewhere, a very good result to qualify for the world Cup or the games, and then again descending." Hediger was involved in the drafting of the new system in an Advisory capacity and is aware of the past excesses out of their own experience. He coached the long jumpers Benjamin Gföhler from the LCZ, the tried to of 2016, to get one of the 32 Olympic slots in Rio.

The Limit was 8.15 m, and behind those, which fulfilled this, was Gföhler two weeks prior to the Qualification deadline, with a Width of 8.13 m to 23. and thus a promising Position. In the Games, he was finally still. In the last week of eleven athletes with a better result pushed before him. Ultimately, a Jamaican was in front of him, at a Meeting in Florida with 2.0 m tail wind 8,20 m to be jumped. At the state Championships, he had not finished in the Top 8, his second best Distance was in this season when 7,34 m.

"it was very bitter and disappointing, because I nagged a long time," says Gföhler, had in the qualification ranking suddenly athletes, whose names he had never heard. "When I saw what you did in Rio, it was a frustration." The Jamaicans, for example, traveled with three Nullern from Brazil. How effective is the new World Ranking is, in this respect, must be seen, says Gföhler, "anyway, I'm positive".

a year's best list

The IAAF has responded to such an extreme outlier results, and either the statistics are deleted or at least "irregular". That's why the Association wants to establish now to fight such bad habits, his World Ranking. It has nothing to do with the annual world's best list. For this only the bare result is – as before – is relevant.

For the World Ranking, however, include performance, ranking, and meeting level. Sprints, for example, Sarah Atcho, which starts today in Doha in the Diamond League as the only Swiss to 200 m in 22,81 seconds and is Sixth, and rank the corresponding points. Atcho sprinting the 200 metres at the Swiss Championships in the same time and is also the Sixth, time the same number of points in the rank, but significantly less, because the competition is also smaller. to keep

The Overview, with the new ranking neither for athletes nor spectators are easier. However, Hediger convinced that only those athletes you need to keep a close eye on that in the past, the limit values fought, "those who are always on the Brink". It is to be expected that at the Start of the title fight to one half of those fulfilled the value, and the other half from the next best. Who are these, reveals a new World Ranking. If you can push the Moglern the latch will then for the first time in the autumn. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 03.05.2019, 11:10 PM

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