World Athletic Championships

August 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As a keen runner many years ago I have always had an interest in sports. Athletics is an area which I particularly admire for the sheer skill and talent involved so this weekend I’ve been watching the World Athletic Championships which are currently taking place in Daegu, South Korea.

The event gathers the world’s most thought after athletes in track and field events offering an incredible opportunity to see world champions at their best. I’ve enjoyed the championships mainly because now the London 2012 Olympic Games seen so close.

usain bolt

Although the World Athletic Championships have produced definite victories it’s fair to say that the championships have been somewhat eventful. As Jamaican athlete and 100 meters world champion, Usain Bolt was disqualified from the 100 meter race after a false start.

The disqualification has caused further controversy as many are now questioning whether an immediate ineligibility to participate is fair. I think that the situation for Usain Bolt was extremely unlucky as if he had have participated he could have gone on to achieve his personal best and broken another world record.

Jessica Ennis

Today has provided disappointment for British world champion Jessica Ennis, who was unsuccessful in holding onto her world champion title for the Heptathlon after a poor javelin performance. However, Jessica’s achieved a silver medal for her efforts; an achievement which I think is rather outstanding and a brilliant triumph for team GB.

Finally the World Athletic Championship 2011 has offered a moving moment in sport which I’m sure will be memorable for many. As Oscar Pistorious also known as the ‘Blade Runner’ was allowed to run the 400 meters alongside able bodied athletes. The decision to allow a man who runs with the aid of prosthetics has caused somewhat of a stir amongst some, however, I think that it is a brilliant sight to be seen, one which we should all appreciate, accept and celebrate.

blade runner

I’d like to offer the best of luck to all of the British athletes taking part in the World Athletic Championships- Good Luck!

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