The international athletics federation IAAF on Friday including the 200-meter from the list for the Diamond League next year. Dafne Schippers is true, more often than not, one of the favorites in this area.
The IAAF takes in addition to the 200-meters, the 3,000 meters steeplechase, and the hop, skip and a jump, and the discus throw off the schedule for the men’s and women’s, which is “only” the twelve disciplines of interest.
The organisers of the most prestigious and lucrative competition on the track and field hope, in this way, a compact, in show of an hour and a half to keep track of, that may be more appropriate for the tv’s.
In the 200-meter, 3000 meter steeplechase, and the hop, skip and a jump, and discus will disappear, however, not all of it. All the disciplines can find a lot of ‘meetings’ will continue to have a place, but a register will not be updated anymore.
IAAF afraid of overload
The IAAF is afraid of an overload in the olympic year, the athletes on the 200 meters, which are often in the 100-meters out. The other parts have been removed, because they are the least popular with the public.
Schippers has won this year’s one-time, gold medal in the 200 metres at the Diamond League. It was in June, for a period of time of 22,56 seconds in a convincing manner, with the best-in Oslo, norway.
The 27-year-old Utrecht had, last month, a disappointing world cup, in Doha. She got injured in the semi-finals of the 100m and was then out of action in the final of the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4×100-meter relay team.