The crack of Kipruto after loading the IAAF obstacles in the Diamond League
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Wednesday the disciplines that will be part of the Diamond League for the year 2020, supriming the tests of 3,000 meters obstacles, 200 smooth meters, triple jump and disc throwing.
Thus, the IAAF confirmed the 12 male and 12 female disciplines that will be held in its 14 año international meetings ’with a‘ diamond ’seal next year. Everything responds to a new compressed format of 90 minutes, instead of 120, for its different television broadcast commitments.
Although the excluded tests will be present in some "meetings" of the calendar, they have also been discarded for the great final meeting that will be held on September 11, 2020 in Zurich (Switzerland). The IAAF made such a decision based on its own popularity studies. Among his fans.
Kipruto, one of the great beneficiaries
One of the most recognized athletes who has cried to heaven for that decision, no doubt controversial and that will make many top-level athletes stay out of the ‘cake’, has been Conseslus Kipruto, Gold in the 3,000 obstacles of the Rio Games and in the World Championships in London and Doha.
Through a tweet, the Kenyan has questioned and criticized the decision of the IAAF to remove the obstacles of the Diamond circuit: “The sport is show, drama and emotion. In the last two seasons, obstacles have offered much of that. Who has forgotten my victory with a sneaker in the Diamond and my last triumph very tight in Doha. Athletes Up to five different nationalities have won medals in the last two major championships showing the great diversity there is. It's a shame that both me and my teammates have to watch the Diamond finals from home, but be sure that both me and my teammates will use the opportunities they still give us to offer a show. ”
Fernando Carro, specialist in the 3,000 obstacles; Bruno Hortelano, national record holder in 200; and Ana Peleteiro, European triple jump champion on indoor track, are the most affected Spaniards as a result of this measure. On the other hand, the 110 fences will remain intact, with Orlando Ortega as one of its great referents.