Eight track and field finals have been announced by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), together with the women’s 10,000 metres and men’s triple jump. It will be held during morning sessions at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
At a council meeting that happened last month in Monaco, the IAAF summarized plans to set up 13 morning finals for the very first time since 1988 to help maximize international broadcast coverage.
Eight track and field finals down with all five road events will be happening and it has been officially confirmed by the governing body, which also includes the two marathons and the three race walk events.
The women’s 10,000m will be contested on the first morning of track action on August 12, though other morning finals take account of the men’s and women’s 3,000m steeplechase, men’s 400m hurdles, men’s and women’s discus, and the women’s hammer throw.
In view of the fact that, finals is happening in the morning, it is expected that the event will receive maximum visibility across all time zones.
The Rio Olympics will be happening from August 5 to 21.
Jack Green, the 2012 European Under-23 400 metres hurdles champion and a key member of Britain’s 4x400m relay squad at the London Olympics, is to take a break from the sport in 2014 after illuminating that he has been battling hopelessness.
The 22-year-old, who called an early end to his 2013 season in July, citing a lot of entity issues, announced that he will not be taking up his place on the Lottery-funding World Class Performance Programme in 2014.
Athletics at the top level requires an application that I had, disappointingly, not been able to give it in recent times, which made life both on and off the track tremendously difficult for me and I need to step back for a period of time.
Green, who trains under Malcolm Arnold and Bath alongside 2011 world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene, announced himself as one of Britain’s most excite young prospects with 400m hurdles gold at the 2011 European Under-23 Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The following year he qualified for his first Olympic Games and made it through to the semi-finals before tangling with a hurdle on the back straight and weakness to finish the race. He also ran the second leg in the Olympic 4x400m final, in which the British team finished in an unbearable fourth place, just 0.13 sec outside the bronze medal.