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Expert criticism after a record run by Alex Wilson before the Olympics

Expert criticism after a record run by Alex Wilson before the Olympics


Experts doubt Wilson’s European record – Germans celebrate Swiss runners

After surprising records in the United States on Sunday, international experts have expressed doubts about Alex Wilson’s performance. Meanwhile, the Swiss runner received praise and praise from Germany.

After setting his record in the United States, experts expressed doubts about the new best times for the Swiss sprinter.


Alex Wilson ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds at a non-international athletics meeting in Marietta (USA) on Sunday. This time in the pre-Olympic race means setting a new European record. However, the confirmation of the Swiss sprinter’s record timing raises questions, German news agency Sport-Information-Dienst (SID) reported on Monday.

Alex Wilson’s time was recorded by the International League. But several observers later emphasized the arguable nature of the situation: “We know 100% it’s not possible,” tweeted respected American coach Rana Ryder, according to SID.

Rana Rider is also familiar with the Swiss athletics scene. He used to coach Mujinga Kambundji and is currently coaching Basel hurdler Jason Joseph. Aside from an Instagram photo with Marietta’s timeline, Wilson has yet to comment on the sprint performance.

In addition, doubts were raised on Monday about whether a so-called start information system was used at the meeting in the United States. The French sports newspaper, for example, notes that the team When reporting the new European record. Without such a system that measures athletes’ pressure in the starting block, false starts cannot be ruled out.

Bild celebrates the Swiss-European recordسجل

Alex Wilson doesn’t just have to come under criticism after his US recording – or at least listen to doubts about his performance. The German newspaper “Bild” celebrated that the Swiss sprinter is the fastest in the history of Europe. “The Olympics certainly can’t come fast enough for him!” says the newspaper. The Summer Olympics start in Tokyo on Friday.

The two sprint finals Alex Wilson wants to start in Japan are scheduled for August 1 (100 metres) and August 4 (200 metres). (he sat)

Meanwhile, doubts also come from Spain about the Swiss’s record-breaking shots. In any case, sports portal quotes “broker stock exchange” (LBDC) Monday also athletics expert Oscar Fernandez in this spirit. He was skeptical and told the LBDC that the Swiss sprinter had a lot of issues with his weight. But if he can reduce this, Wilson is expected to make significant improvements.

Oscar Fernandez quotes Oscar Fernandez: “Surprise is the lightest judgment I can think of.” Regardless of whether the European Athletics Federation will recognize Alex Wilson’s record or not, one will already see in Tokyo at the Olympics whether the Swiss sprinter will be able to maintain his good form.

First, a Swiss record, then a European record

The 30-year-old set his European record on Sunday evening (Switzerland time) as part of the preparatory training camp for the Summer Olympics, which began on Friday. Permissible tail winds were measured at a speed of 1.9 meters per second. Shortly thereafter, he also won the 200-meter race with a Swiss record time of 19.89 seconds (1.8 m/s).

Although the Swiss sprint star found ideal conditions in Marietta – 30 degrees Celsius, as well as a tail wind of almost two meters per second – his time seems unreasonable from the point of view of some experts. This can make for a good time, quotes a look An insider whose name remains unknown. “But that doesn’t explain this huge jump.”

In the current year it’s always more than 10 seconds

Wilson’s personal best time of 100 meters was 10.08 seconds through Sunday. This season, the Jamaican native has the highest time of 10.38 so far. However, he also had surgery in the spring.

The recognized European record is 9.86 seconds, held by Portugal’s Francis Obekuelo and France’s Jimmy Vicot. The European Athletics Association will be responsible for validating Wilson’s time from the United States as a European record.