Bang in the no-man's land: The madness-running Sprinter Michael Norman

The athletics has a future again. Although the American Association blew on Monday, the venues for its Championships for the first Time since 1875, as experts n

Bang in the no-man's land: The madness-running Sprinter Michael Norman

The athletics has a future again. Although the American Association blew on Monday, the venues for its Championships for the first Time since 1875, as experts noted. He could, even if no spectators would be allowed, not the safety of the from anywhere in the United States, arriving participants prior to the Corona-guarantee infections. However, in the case of improvised events without an audience, some athletes were athletes at the height.

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

Outstanding performance by Michael Norman was. The 22-year-old Americans, brought up in Fort Worth, Texas, is the 100 meters in 9,86 seconds behind. So he is the number 17 in the world rankings and has achieved the best time of celebrities such as nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis, Frank Fredericks, Ato Boldon, Jimmy Vicaut and Noah Lyles. In this and the last year's world champion Christian Coleman faster (9,76) delivery alone, however, is not currently, and probably for a while yet blocked because he was Doping-controls-too-often to be found.

On three lines, outstanding

Norman's a Video of his run on Twitter-spread the note, after four long years he was gone, finally, once again the 100 meters. The recording acts as if it was at an event in the no-man's land between the highway and the Football field were created. Anyway, more cars than people in it. Five runners share nine holes, and Norman wins with a giant lead. The race was held on the Athletic Performance Ranch, a performance centre, located between the Prairie and the greater Dallas area.

His performance makes Norman, the second runner in the world, towering over it on three routes, by providing on the one hundred meters 10 seconds, in the 200 meters, 20 seconds (best time: 19,70) and the 400 meters in 44 seconds (43,45). Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk from South Africa, has pushed the world record over 400 meters on 43,03 seconds, was the First who managed to get. Also, Norman is of the stadium round. Since March 2018, he keeps up with 44,52 seconds the unofficial indoor world record over 400 meters. Last year, he won the Diamond League at this distance. At the world Championships of Doha last year, his first Chance at a major title, he retired in the semi-finals.

On the go in the Olympus?

American sports journalists to see him already on the go in the Olympus of the Sprinter to Usain Bolt and Michael Johnson. The a won at the Olympic Games over 100 and 200 meters three times, from Beijing 2008 to Rio 2016. The other was in 1996 in Atlanta, the Olympic champion over 200 and 400 meters. The Start of Norman on all three routes at the summer games from Tokyo in 2021 is highly unlikely. The Finals find on the 1., 4. and 5. August, the Endläufe the 4×100 and 4×400-Meter relays within an hour on 7. August.

Michael Norman, born and raised in San Diego, California, has a Japanese mother and 1.85 metres in length, is strikingly large. During his time at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he was coached by Quincy Watts, the 400-Meter and relay-the Olympic champion of Barcelona 1992. As a professional, he can still be him to take care of, the insured like, Norman is destined for greatness. While the runner is away from the Successes of the Bolts, Johnson's and van Niekerks still far. However, both in the conversion to the points classification of the world Association (3811) as well as in Addition the best times (73,01 seconds) in comparison to place, in the first case, before van Niekerk (3793), in the second prior to the Bolt (74,05).

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 05:19

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