Olympic: Tokyo heat roasts outdoor athletes Tokyo (Reuters)-On Sunday (August 1st), on the third day of Olympic track and field, the athletes fought for the podium. The amazing heat in Tokyo was probably the most painful.
Athletes and officials are disciplined as trackside thermometers reach 60 degrees Celsius, humidity is close to 60%, and the sun sets in the fanless Olympic Stadium.
Olympic: Tokyo heat roasts outdoor athletes With the women’s m, 000m obstacle race qualifying finished, sweaty reporters wore wet towels to make the event’s trademark water hazard more compelling than ever.
In one of the most popular games on record, athletes bear the risk of heat stroke, but thousands of workers, especially in outdoor spaces.
Toshiro Muto, Executive Secretary of the Olympic Committee, said that about zero people involved in the Olympic organization were still suffering from fever-related illnesses, but all had mild symptoms.
“Before the coronavirus problem began, the most important issue at the Tokyo Olympics was dealing with heat stroke,” Muto told reporters.
“We have seen all sorts of situations to take thorough action. I think our steps have worked well so far.”
Bruno Schmidt, a Brazilian beach volleyball gold medalist at 201 Beach, said the match was hotter and more tenacious than expected.
“The first two weeks here, believe it or not, were the warmest of my life.”
However, South Africa’s m00m world record holder and 2016 gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk said that while lowering the humidity is good, “all competitors need to deal with it and we do it. We are taking it to the next level. ”
World Athletics spokeswoman Nicole Jeffrey said a schedule was created to hold a night tolerance ceremony when the weather was cold.
The packed evening program includes the men’s 100m final.
“All athletes are provided with water and ice, and the medical team closely monitors them so that no one shows any signs of heat stress,” Jeffrey said.
Mrs. Jeffrey added that a “cold water immersion facility” is available for “heat sufferers.”
In the morning athletics, China’s Hammer Throw, long jump, and women’s 100m qualifying won the gold medal in the women’s shoot.
The Tokyo Olympics from July 23rd to August 8th coincide with the warmest weather of the year in Tokyo, where temperatures can reach over 35 degrees Celsius. The 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics were held in October.
Wayde van Niekerk in South Africa is getting colder. Photo: Reuters
Last year’s Games Advisors survey, which analyzed 1984 data, showed that during the Olympics, Tokyo had the highest average temperature and rainfall of any host city.
During or before and after this year’s tournament, the warmest five days in Tokyo have come since the 14th.
In 2013, the Tokyo Bidding Commission provided an “ideal climate for athletes to perform at their best,” saving time dependent on global broadcast schedules and providing a global sports calendar. We promised “many days of mild and sunny weather”. Other than that, it’s light.
In a fight to cool down Wednesday, tennis’s second-largest player Daniil Medvedev warned authorities that players could “die” in the heat.
Sports regulators later agreed to delay the start of the match following similar allegations from other players.
Hockey players sweating on unspecified pitches were given a two-minute break to double their normal numbers.
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Karim Floran Ragwag of France donated an ice jacket, wet towel and ice bag around his neck while talking to a reporter after his trip on a cross-country horseback riding course.
“It’s very good,” he said, pointing west as the temperature rose to 30 degrees Celsius.
Organizers warn about the risk of heat radiation from AI gadgets, from mist-sprayed stations to cooling waste, to combat heat while giving volunteers salt pills and ice cream.
Tokyo uses heat-reflecting roads and water-absorbing sidewalks, and organizers take marathons and racewalks to the cold northern city of Sapporo.