It is always surprising for me, as I work since close to 40 years with and in teams preparing athletes to top events ( levels) What surprised me is, that in many countries the officials and people responsible for performance are often 1 - 2 Olympic time sets behind , what is really possible and what would give us answers for the next 4 years.
What do I mean .
Here one interesting interview from a race today :
Xy skated against Zhang, and the XY finished the event in ninth position with a time of 1:15.62. The " skater" won the distance at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and dominated the event on the World Cup circuit up until last year.
"It’s my fastest time I’ve done this season. It’s a pretty decent time, but I’m still disappointed I died more than I’ve ever died in 1,000," said XY. "Two and a half seconds between my first and second lap, and that’s just completely uncustomary for me.
"It’s just been a really hard season. I’ve done the best I could. It’s disappointing but that’s the way it goes."
An answer from an athlete who supposed to be supported by world class coaches and physiologist has to come with an answer " I died" is interesting to say the least.
A simple tool besides sunglasses as it is the same weight under her dress and we would have non what caused the ( I died ) Was it a delivery problem or a utilization problem.
And this could have been used prior to the games to see, what could have been down.
The fact, that they not even know that MOXY is available and could be used on the ice to have a real time live info is more than surprising , when in our small country village kids skate on the ice and we know what caused them to feel dead?
What is it , that w in this level of sport the official have this huge defensive mechanism to do exactly what should not be done on this level. avoiding to push to the next level.