High level of drugs seems to have been injected in Athletics
The involvement of drugs has long been found in the sport of Athletics, but now is rising at a much faster rate. According to a commissioned study by the World Anti-Doping Agency, 30% or more athletes, who competed at the 2011 World championships, held in Daegu in South Korea, admitted to the usage of “banned substances” in the past. More than a percentage of 45, confessed to having used banned drugs at the Pan-Arab Games, held by Qatar, as interpreted by the Harvard Medical School in 2011. The study assured anonymity to the athlete’s identity and carried out a process of indirect questioning in the study titled “Doping in Two Elite Athletics Competitions Assessed by Randomized-Response Surveys”. A shocking approval of more than 90% athletes to use drugs was the result. Russian sports have been subject to ruthless criticism after their field and track team were banned from participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Get our predictions here.
Team Singapore led an impressive 49 gold-mark haul in Kuala Lumpur
Singapore had quite a productive run at this year’s Sea Games as they toppled their previous highest tally of away game medal collection of 43 and reached the 49-medal mark. Singapore saw drastic improvement from the 308 debutants as well as their senior athletes. Singapore’s Sports CEO Lim Teck Yin lauded the effort of every player they had put in and congratulated the debutants on their unprecedented success. TeongTzen Wei impressed with his impressive performance in men’s 50m freestyle claiming gold. Yu Shuran, the debutant figure skater, made headlines after she gracefully defeated eight rivals and in the process won the first gold of Winter games. Lim did not hold back on the recent events that have marred Singapore Sports heavily. The Major Games Preparation Committee could only manage to run the disaster management after the huge controversy between coach Margaret Oh and Volker Hermann, the SA technical director.
Mo Farah looks to have unlocked the Evergreen mantra
The most successful track athlete hailing from Britain, to win the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals in both 5000m, as well as 10,000m, has chosen to concentrate on road races only. 34-year-old Mo Farah is the second man in the history of modern Olympics games to have successfully defended both his titles and also to win long distance doubles successively in the Olympics and world championships. In the Diamond League held at Zurich, Mo won a 5000m in the thrilling track race, which is also the last of his career. Muktar Edris, who beat Farah at London,2017, was a tough competition and gave a thrilling challenge chasing Farah down to the wire, but the Brit looks to have rejuvenated himself even after hitting the mid-30s.