The World Association of Athletics Federations has finalized the rules for the new official event ‘walking mixed relay’ to be showcased at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The World Athletics Federation said on the 8th that it had “agreed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on a new format for the team walking event.”
The World Athletics Federation and the IOC abolished the men’s 50 km racewalking event, which had been an official event until the Tokyo Olympics, and adopted the ‘walking mixed relay’ as a new official event, walking 42.195 km in teams of one man and one woman.
On the 8th, the mixed race relay rules were finalized and announced. 메이저놀이터
The World Athletics Federation has set the official name of the new event as ‘The Marathon Race Walk Mixed Relay’.
The World Association of Athletics Federations planned the mixed race relay race in the form of a male and female team walking 42.195 km.
A male athlete starts and walks 10 km, then takes turns with a female athlete.
The male athlete who rests while the female athlete walks 10 km walks another 10 km, and the female athlete walks the final 10 km to reach the finish line.
The distance was set at 42.195km, the same as the full course of a marathon, with plenty of players changing points.
The World Association of Athletics Federations explained that “the distances of the mixed race walking relay were set in consideration of Olympic tradition.”
A total of 25 teams will compete in the mixed race relay race at the Paris Olympics.
It has not yet been decided whether more than two teams from the same country will qualify, or only one team per country.
The World Association of Athletics Federations said, “We will announce soon about the qualification to participate in the mixed relay racewalking at the Paris Olympics.”
The Paris Olympics racewalking mixed relay will be held at 7:30 a.m. local time on August 7 (2:30 p.m. on August 7, Korean time) at the race track to be prepared near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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