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Olympics: athletes at the forefront of progress


DECRYPTION - New so-called spring shoes, equipped with a carbon blade in the sole, are linked to a wave of records in the field of athletics.

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  • The Olympic medal table


I don't know exactly how much I could have run with these spikes, but faster than 9.50 that's for sure."

A month before the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Usain Bolt had confirmed, in an interview with the British daily

The Guardian

, which everyone had a presentiment of: the appearance of new spiked shoes promised to revolutionize athletics.

Just like the famous polyurethane wetsuits in the pools that had upset swimming with a rain of records that prompted the International Federation to ban them from 2010. Should we fear the same type of consequences with these so-called spring shoes , because ultralight and equipped with a carbon blade in the sole which, associated with a fine foam, returns energy with each support?

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For the former European champion in the 110m hurdles Stéphane Caristan, interviewed by


there is no doubt:

“It's another sport, we are entering a new era,

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Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-08-04

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