Friday 23 July 2021
The archer collapsed
Heat is a big issue for Olympians
There is no relief in sight: a Russian archer crashes in the humid heat of Tokyo, and a German rover has to go in a wheelchair after she runs. Extreme weather causes problems for Olympians. It will get worse early next week.
Not just games in epidemics, but in extreme heat – now a storm threatens the Olympic city of Tokyo. A subtropical low pressure area over the Pacific will set a hurricane and course for the Japanese main island, according to local meteorologist I. Hoseph on Twitter. Meanwhile, Russian archer Svetlana Kompojeva suffered a heat stroke in the qualifying round on Friday morning. German rover Leoni Menzel left the force in high temperature and humidity.
The expected hurricane will affect the Kondo region around Tokyo early next week. Said Hasebe of Tokyo Soki University. The storm warning also caused changes to the boat. Due to detailed changes in the racing calendar, Germany will have to go a day earlier than planned for the eighth – instead of Sunday, the parade boat will appear for the first time on Saturday when it travels to Romania, Australia and the United States. All the races, originally scheduled for Monday, are now scheduled to continue until Sunday, which has been plagued by delays.
After moving in a wheelchair
Enough to create conditions for athletes. In the end, Mன்சnchel, from Dூsseldorf, had trouble rowing the Olympic regatta on the Marine Forest Waterway and was unable to run at full power. Double skull Annecatrin Thiel / Leoni Menzel was last in the run-up match and should go for the confidence run. After the race, 22-year-old Menzel was pushed into a nearby functional building in a wheelchair, but shortly afterwards she returned with an aerometer in her cool clothes.
Menzel’s coach, Thomas Affelt, clarified everything shortly after. “It was a combination of hard work and heat because it was a tough naval battle. The rotation is always constant, which is when athletes push their limits to the core,” he said. In the afternoon (local time) the temperature was above 30 degrees in the shade.
“Everything is fine” with 23-year-old archer Kombojeva, according to the Russian Olympic Committee’s Twitter message. The ROC said he was given water by doctors at Yumenoshima Park. At noon he returned to the Olympic village with the Russian team.
“Moisture plays a big role”
“Of course we like to shoot when there is no wind and 22 to 24 degrees, but it should have no influence,” said national coach Oliver Hayden. They were well-trained in advance – and “in relation to heat tolerance”. Lisa Anru, who won the Olympics in Rio 2016, said, “But this moisture is so hard because the hands slip.”
“Humidity plays a big role, it makes a difference. In some cases it can be as high as 90 percent, which can be a challenge for endurance sectors,” warned German Olympic physician Bernd Wolfarth.
Oliver Jeitler, the great German rowing hopeful, on the other hand, was well accustomed to the pioneering victory of his sovereignty. “The conditions on the product were very bad, so I thought it would be heavy here,” said an expert from Ingolstadt. However, he was meticulously prepared for the weather in Japan, and even set up a heating room at his parents’ house in Munich: the former swimmer turned on the shower, turned on the shower and provided the Japanese climate with plenty of foil on the boating ercometer or a bicycle finish.