IMPOSSIBLE TO JUDGE
DID anyone notice the slow motion head-on view of race walkers approaching the finish line at the Anniversary Games? It was clearly apparent that three of the top finishers were “lifting”.
Isn’t it time that race walking was dropped as an athletics event? Viewed in real-time, it’s impossible to judge.
Perhaps the officials should be given a slow-motion camera able to replay the walking cadence of walkers as they pass judging stations?
Mike Cartwright, via email
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