The Olympics are designed Technology has always played a role in showing the limits of human athletic success, but also helping athletes push limits.
Why is it important? Some data suggest that pure athleticism may be a factor in the Olympics, but technology will be even more important to help make it better.
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what’s happening: Records are about to be broken, and at the Tokyo Olympics, they are falling en masse – especially on the track and on the bike.
In the men’s 400-meter hurdles, American Ray Benjamin won the world record: Norway’s Carston Warhol is still second in speed.
In the men’s track and field event, Denmark holds the Olympic record, the only team to reach the final of the world record.
Between the lines: The world record in Tokyo was one in which new tools or even better features could play a major role.
Track stars like Warhol have benefited from “super speeds” designed for fast-paced events, according to the company that designed the sponge track in Tokyo.
Even in a major event such as the Archery, the South Korean Olympians praised a number of world records for the Hyundai-sponsored archery.
On the other hand: The world record – where technology does not play much – by throwing and jumping field events is hard to beat, on average over 23 years.
But there is also a dark side to this technology – many existing records were made between the 1970s and 1990s, when doping was not widely practiced.
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