ZURICH – Christian Taylor and many other athletes strongly criticize World Athletics' criticism of the decision to reduce the number of competition events at prestigious Diamond League meetings. In addition to the triple jump, it will not be an official part of the next raid, there will also be 200m and 3000m hurdles and cross-country races.
At some meetings these disciplines may appear, but they will certainly not be part of the last DL event in Zurich, Switzerland. Twenty-nine-year-old Taylor, who won Diamond League's triple jump seven times, is not willing to leave these facts unresponsive.
“I was incredibly disappointed that the IAAF and the Diamond League leadership removed several disciplines from next year's program. Our favorite sport is about unity and diversity, but choosing disciplines can hurt it. We had a bigger promise in deciding the future of athletics, so I declare the formation of the Athletics Association, which will bring together professional athletes from around the world. " The American said on social network twitter.
We will fight for our rights
Taylor holds a pair of gold medals from the Olympic Games and four World Champion titles. He also presented himself at the P-T-S meeting in Šamorín this year. In his official statement he also said: Iz We will fight for our rights and place at the negotiating table that is decided for athletics. We don't have the power of athletes right now. Yes, there is an IAAF Athlete Committee, but we need an IAAF independent organization.
- SITA / AP / Hassan Ammar