IM­POS­SI­BLE TO JUDGE

Athletics Weekly - - Letters -

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

See op­po­site page – Ed­i­tor

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