The Olympic 400m hurdle champion does not use super spikes
Warholm regrets the “springboard” effect of the foam pad
New 400-meter Olympic World Champion Steeplechase Karsten Warholm criticized Nike’s super nails as “nonsense”, saying they are like springboards that deprive the track and field of credibility.
The Norwegian delivered a speech after winning the gold medal in 45.94 seconds. It is a world record and widely regarded as one of the best performances in history. He said that his great rival Lebenjamin “runs in the air” “and added:” He put those things in his shoes, I hate him. ”
While praising Benjamin for winning the silver medal in 46.17 seconds, he also said that it is wrong for Nike athletes to run extremely fast on the Pebax foam plank that responds to speeding.
“I don’t understand why I should put something under the running shoes,” he said. “At the middle distance, I can understand from the damping. If you want a cushion, you can put a mattress there. But if you put a springboard, I think it’s bad, and I think it will weaken our sport Credibility.”
Warholm spoke about this after being asked about a series of incredible moments, Benjamin and Brazilian Alison dos Santos surpassed Kevin Young before the Norwegian broke this summer, a world record for 29 years.
“This track is crazy,” added Warholm. “This is a great track. In fact, it gave me the feeling of the London [World Championship] 2017; this is where I won my first gold medal, and it’s a very fast track. But not just the track and the players, I know. push “.
Warholm explained that he had worked with Mercedes and Puma Formula One to develop his own racing studs, but insisted that his shoes are very different from Nike shoes because they are close enough to the previous studs over the years. Compare.
“Yes, we have carbon plates,” Warholm said. “But we tried to make it as thin as possible. Because that’s how I want it. Of course, technology will always exist. But I also want to reduce it to a level where we can compare the results, because this is important. ”
At the same time, Benjamin had his own explanation. “It’s a very good track. It’s soft, it takes a lot of effort and it’s an extraordinary track. People say this is the track, the shoes and the conditions are really good.
” But I can wear different shoes, but it still works fast. No one will do what we just did, I don’t care who you are. It may be Kevin Young, Edwin Moses, I respect these people, but they can’t carry out what we just did. This is a very fast track, it feels good and the conditions are really good. ”