What is athletics? Origin and history of athletics (Part 2)

Of course, the best hunter will run the fastest and catch many prey. Greek kings have proved that people in the highest position every 3 years they have to run the distance corresponding to that time period.

And the athletic sport was born, developed based on those wars of survival. The first Olympic Games took place in Greece around 2700 years ago. The athletes now participate with a running distance of about 200 miles. The winner is considered a healthy soul with a healthy body. The winner is worshiped like a god by the people.

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Endurance is a content of track and field. For a good way of running, you should train a good health before playing.

In the 1600s, the British on a long-distance trip to Rome marked the journey along the Kilometer. From there the Romans created races and found the winner. During that period of time after half of the 19th century jogging became an important sport.

The development of athletics

The concept “What is athletics?” has been answered. Next, we will learn about the development of this subject.

It is known that athletics was born between 1600 and 1849 at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, England, where the athletics competition was held. Then in 1850 at Exeter University, Oxford organized a series of regular athletics competitions for university students. Just like that, the track and field model became widely available and organized in many countries.

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By 1880 in England had formed the amateur track and field association with many great awards. Prominent is the AAA Championship. Since then the United States also holds many national athletics competitions every year. By 1896, athletics was included in the important Olympic Games every four years.

The International governing body and the Olympic Games and the athletics federation were established in 1912. The federation then changed its name in 2001 and repeatedly organized competitions with great rewards, ending the period. amateur before.

 After reading the article, you know that athletics has a long history and the meaning of this sport is extremely meaningful. Wish you always happy!

What is athletics? Origin and history of athletics (Part 1)

The history of developing track and field since ancient times to survive today has undergone many efforts. Where does track and field come from and develop?

 Let’s go to the following article to get the most useful knowledge information?

What is athletics?

Athletics world is a combination of many sports such as walking, running distance, high jump, long jump, disc throwing, weightlifting, … different coordination. This is a sport that requires less equipment and simplicity. That’s why athletics has become the most competitive sport in the world.

Athletics is a collection of sports such as walking, running distances,…

The development of athletics has been through the years, generations

Athletics is an individual sport, with the exception of relay racing as well as competitions involving athletes. The importance of athletics is the natural movements, the comprehensive development effect from fitness to health promotion.

So athletics is considered an important sport participating in physical education competitions to improve human health. In addition to athletics competitions at the Olympics, there are many other athletics tournaments in the world.

The term athletics used to this day has its roots in ancient Chinese, when translated into English as Track (and) and Field (filled). When combining these two words, which can be clearly understood in terms of the diameter of the circle, the inner runner is the center of the circle. 

History of world athletics

When people in the world know about the concepts of running, sports shoes, racing tracks, clock hours, etc., people mainly run for the purpose of running and survival. Until later on, the concept of athletics was based on the origin of the above purpose.

The history of athletics in the world is well documented

Also, until the moment an interesting story about the race between the little antelope wakes up with the thought of running faster than the big lion in the jungle of Africa. We humans and our ancestors also have to run to hunt, to maintain our survival. The only measure at this point is the unlimited runner to catch the prey.

Top 4 legendary track and field athletes of Olympic

The cheering cheers of fans are the motivation for the athletes to be excited. The awards ceremony was solemn and tearful of those who had much hardship to get the medals. Olympic is a major sporting event for athletes. Four of the athletes have become legendary since then.

1. Thomas Bimis and Nikolaos Siranidis

Two athletes bouncing Thomas Bimis (29) and Nikolaos Siranidis (28) are said to have no chance of receiving medals at the Olympics Athens in 2004. Ignoring public opinion, the two athletes won the first gold medal for Greece at the Olympics that year, won the first gold medal in Greece’s Olympic history. They are really a surprise of this Olympics.


Both performed a great performance in men’s 3m double jump content to win the championship against the strong traditional rivals such as China, Russia, America, Germany and Australia …

All Greek people were choked with emotion when the athletes won the gold medal from the bottom of the pool. Immediately after the judges announced the results, the heroic couple was surrounded by all the fans present on the day, they sang, danced and waved Greek flags with newly established pride.

2. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias only attended the Olympics in the US but still is an athlete with the most remarkable achievements. In Los Angeles in 1932, Zaharias was physically fit to qualify for the five athletics qualifiers but was only allowed to take three tests (prescribed for female athletes at the time). She won the gold medal in javelin throws, 80 m hurdles and silver medals in high jumps.


Outside of the Olympics, Zaharias is good at basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, diving, boxing, cycling, ice skating, bowling, billiards and golf. And if Zaharias was born in a time when women were more respected, she would have proved more.

3. Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina until now is still a myth that cannot be overthrown in Olympic history. She is not only a gymnastics athlete winning medals in all content, but her achievement of winning 18 medals at three Olympic Games for the former Soviet Union has not been defeat.

Latynina is a strange gymnastics athlete. In 1956 at the Olympics held in Melbourne/Sydney, she won four gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal. Four years later in Rome, she continued to receive 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal. In 1964, she won two more medals each to put into her collection.

That’s just the Olympic medal. In her time, she also won 14 more medals (9 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 1 bronze medal) at the world championships. At European championships, she also has 14 medals. Even the medal she won when she was pregnant.

3 American track and field athletes become legendary of Olympic

The cheering cheers of fans are the motivation for the athletes to be excited. The awards ceremony was solemn and tearful of those who had much hardship to get the medals. Olympic is a major sporting event for athletes.

Three of the athletes have become legendary since then.

1. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias only attended the Olympics in the US but still is an athlete with the most remarkable achievements. In Los Angeles in 1932, Zaharias was physically fit to qualify for the five athletics qualifiers but was only allowed to take three tests (prescribed for female athletes at the time). She won the gold medal in javelin throws, 80 m in hurdles and silver medals in high jumps.


Outside of the Olympics, Zaharias is good at basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, diving, boxing, cycling, ice skating, bowling, billiards and golf. And it is said, if Zaharias was born in a time when women were more respected, she would have proved more. With her ability, she contributed to breaking down barriers, paving the way for attending other sports of talented female athletes.

2. George Eyser

The next Olympic legend is a member of the gymnastics sport, who caused the turmoil of the 1904 Olympic Games named George Eyser. At the end of the Olympics, he won 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal – in one day. In one day, George Eyser completed the balance-of-course competitions, jumping horses, swinging ropes, double beams… There were many athletes who won many medals, but at an Olympics, the disabled achieved achievements.


Such a record has not had a precedent. He had an accident that lost his left leg and an artificial leg did not stop him from enjoying sports. At the time without synthetic fibers as well as other synthetic plastic materials, it was clear what George Eyser did was a great effort. Until 1948, the new Paralympic handicapped playground began to be organized and preceded to attend the Olympics with the fake leg not repeated until 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

3. Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens, an American colored athlete who has proven to be an innate athlete, has made respectable records since his time in middle school. Before attending the Olympics, he broke three world records.


On his first day at the Olympics, he won a 100m Gold Medal, setting the world record with a record of 10.3 seconds. The next day, he won the Gold medal to jump away with the achievement of 8.06m – Olympic record. On the third day of competition, he broke another Olympic record at the 200m run with a 20.7 second achievement. The final day of athletics, surprisingly, added a world record and another Olympic record, he established the Gold Medal at the men’s 4x100m relay range.

World Championships 2019: American hattrick (Part 2)

In the 200-meter sprint, Noah Lyles still doesn’t want to be a new Usain Bolt made his way to the top of the world for the first time when he crossed the finish line in 19 seconds 83, beating Andre De Grasse (Canada, 19 seconds 95), and Alex Quinonez (Ecuador, 19 seconds 98).

Although this is not the achievement Lyles desired (he set a personal record with a record of 19 seconds 50 in Lausanne in July and has run 4 times under 19 seconds 70 this year, of course, he wants more times), however, considering this victory is the first step for the new 22-year-old boy, with an open future ahead, he still has many opportunities to run under 19 seconds 70 another.

Lyles is very happy when he first became the world champion in an adult tournament (he was crowned in the U20 World Championship, then the Young Olympic): “A lot of times this season, I thought to the world championship. You do not believe this. I say it in my phone, tell myself while I’m in the car, I think about it anytime, anywhere”.


Meanwhile, the third gold medal won by Americans on the fifth day of the tournament at the Khalifa International Stadium belonged to Brazier, in the 800-meter running. The young man, just 22 years old like Lyles, from Michigan State, performed extremely well in the final run and won with a record 1 minute 42 seconds 34, breaking the tournament record (old record is 1 minute 43 seconds 06, belongs to Kenya’s Billy Konchellah, established in 1987). In addition, Brazier also destroyed the US National Park, of “sunbae” Johnny Gray, 1 minute 42 seconds 60, set from 1985.

World Championships 2019: American hattrick (Part 1)

The American athletes simultaneously won the 5th day of the World Championships, Doha 2019. Sam Kendricks successfully defended the gold medal after crossing the 5 meter 97 beam.

Noah Lyles also up throne in the content of running 200 meters south with a record of 19 seconds 83. Donovan Brazier has champion distance running distance of 800 meters with 1 minute 42 seconds mark 34 seconds.

Kendricks also won the men’s pole vault championship two years ago (which was the first major title for a native athlete in Mississipi after a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics). Kendricks won after an attempt to cross the 95-meter crossbar of the 3rd bar. After that, he continued to attack on the 6-meter crossbar 01, but failed in the first attempt and gave up.

This time, Kendricks has continued to improve his performance. After crossing 3 levels of 5 meters 55, 5 meters 70 and 5 meters 80 easily, Kendricks got a little stuck at the 5 meter 87 level, when it took a 3rd attempt to pass. At the level of 5 meters 92, he conquered very easily, but also needs a third effort to overcome the level of 97 meters 97.

At that moment, both Kendricks and the competition competitor – Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis attacked the 6-meter-2 crossbar. Both had their first two attempts failed. At the 3rd time, Duplantis still could not pass this milestone. Kendricks naturally became the winner despite not having to attack the 6-meter-beam cross twice the last time, because before that, at the 5-meter beam 92, the opponent from the Nordic country had to make a third attempt can conquer successfully.

 “I feel very excited, amazed and excited. All the feelings come together at the same time,” Kendricks said, feeling very emotional after the victory. The tournament has three guys who have ever surpassed the 6-meter crossbar to compete with each other (this year’s achievement of Kendricks, Duplantis and Piotr Lisek – who won the bronze medal with a height of 5 meters 87 and 6 meters respectively, 6 meters 02 and 6 meters), the tournament for the Titans, has become a memorable night. We confront each other, not enemies, but rivals and friends! ”

The London Marathon is still bravely organized in the heart of the COVID-19

The Bath Half Marathon 2020, a 39-year-old running marathon like the London Marathon, is still decided to host today (March 15, 2020) even though the UK is in the middle of a corona virus pandemic (COVID-19).

Bath Half Marathon 2020 is being run by the community not only in the UK but also in many parts of the world called the “Bravest Run in the World” when it still decided to organize this weekend. According to the schedule, the tournament starts at 11 local time on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Thousands of athletes have been announced to be taking place despite the severe outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK. As of March 14, 2020, 1140 people in the UK have been infected, 21 have died and 37,746 have been tested for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 epidemic was so severe that the London Marathon, one of the six largest running events in the world, scheduled for April 26, 2020, would also have to be postponed until October 4, 2020. In the latest announcement to the athletes, the organizers of the Bath Half Marathon 2020 wrote:

“We continue to closely monitor the progress of the COVID-19 epidemic and consult local health department experts at 20 o’clock yesterday and receive confirmation that there is no indication of an incident. suing as many as ours must be banned.

Now it’s too late to cancel the event because the running track has been prepared, the athletes have also arrived in the city, everything will still be normal … ”

The account, Belen Garcia Vicente, wrote on the tournament’s Facebook page: “It’s ridiculous that you said you would protect the participants… when the local hospital where the charity fundraising from the run was withdrawn from, and Especially, the number of coronavirus infections is still increasing rapidly. Harder to hear is that the speakers have consulted local health experts? There are still people who have been to the tournament now, but surely only small groups will travel and will reduce the risk of infection. As a healthcare professional, I have an obligation to care about this and I will not be there. I will see how you are responsible when something goes wrong. It is only for the money. “

COVID-19 has really dealt the pain and all the jobs in the world. Major sports events such as the Premier League, Champions League, big tennis tournaments, Formula 1 racing races, prestigious running events such as London Marathon or Boston Marathon (USA) have all had to change schedules.

Bath Half Marathon was born in 1981, exactly the year London Marathon appeared, is a major charity fundraising race in southwest England. The 2016 tournament raised £ 2.2 million, while last year about £ 2 million was raised.

The only female Iranian athlete winning the Olympic medal defected to Germany

Kimia Alizadeh, the only female Iranian athlete to ever win an Olympic medal, will move to Germany after deciding to leave her home country, according to her coach.

According to Reuters, Kimia Alizadeh once won a taekwondo bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, now training in the city of Eindhoven, in the southern Netherlands, after leaving Iran a few weeks ago.

“Kimia has decided to continue in Germany,” Dutch taekwondo coach, Mimoun el Boujjoufi, said Monday.

German newspaper Bild over the weekend reported that Alizadeh wanted to continue his career in the country and moved to Hamburg, after receiving offers to play for the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, and Bulgaria.

“After the incident, many parties wanted her services,” said Mimoun el Boujjoufi.

Alizadeh posted on her Instagram that she was prepared to accept the hardship of homesickness, but didn’t want to be part of the lie, injustice, and flattery.

She was one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who ha been exploited by the government for years. “I wear whatever they ask and do whatever they order. I repeat that sentence. They don’t take any of us, we are just a tool”, the female athlete wrote.

Alizadeh is one of several Iranian athletes who have been in conflict with the government recently.

Chess referee Shohreh Bayat was charged with violating Islamic dress rules after appearing in a tournament without a headscarf, saying she did not want to return to Iran from Russia for fear of her security.

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Earlier this month, Iranian grandmaster Mitra Hejaziour was kicked out of the national team for not wearing a headscarf at the quick chess world content championship in Moscow.

Iranian authorities are still facing an image crisis after the military fired a Ukrainian airline’s civilian plane two weeks ago, killing 176 people.

Europe and South America officially signed a cooperation agreement

The European Football Confederation (UEFA) and South America (CONMEBOL) on February 12 signed an agreement that not only promised cooperation on a wide range of topics, but was also considered an ultimatum to FIFA.

According to AFP, CONMEBOL and UEFA signed a memorandum of understanding in Nyon (Switzerland) to replace the 2012 agreement. Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA President said that the agreement that day marked the first step in allowing UEFA and CONMEBOL work more closely, so they could share expertise and knowledge for the development of the tournament on both continents.


A UEFA statement states that the memorandum covers many topics. They included education and training, promotion and development, competition organization, safety and good governance. The two organizations discussed arbitration exchanges, a coordinated policy on training licenses, and arranged intercontinental matches.

In his statement, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said: “If we work together, we can do a lot for the development of football and I look forward to this enhanced cooperation. This is just the beginning”. Mr Dominguez’s statement was understood that the cooperation between the two organizations could start a breakaway if there are continued disputes with FIFA.

UEFA has strongly criticized the plan to set up an expanded format World Club by 2021, hosted by China, by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. FIFA approved the plan in March last year despite UEFA objections.

Some responded that FIFA was only thinking of its own interests to host the Club World Cup from 7 to 24 participating teams. Therefore, it is not excluded that the cooperation is the beginning of the UEFA and CONMEBOL plans to prepare for the formation of separate tournaments without involving FIFA. According to sources, Dominguez also expressed dissatisfaction about Infantino’s direct discussions with South American clubs about their involvement.

Carl Lewis – A century track and field athlete

Carl Lewis was elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a century athlete.

At the 1984 Olympics, he won 4 gold medals in events running 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100m relay, balancing performance with Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics.

After graduating from high school in 1979, Carl Lewis devoted himself entirely to athletics. At that time, athletics was just an amateur sport but he decided to make a living and build his own career from this sport. Throughout his career, he played an important role in promoting athletics from an amateur to a professional sport.

By 1980, he was eligible to join the US Olympic team, but the boycott of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan left him with no opportunity to compete at the Olympics that year.

In the early 1980s, he made great strides in long jump and 100m running. He ran 100m in 10 seconds and jumped over 8.5m in a few times. With such achievements, he gradually reached Bob Beamon’s gigantic record at the 1968 Olympics (8.9m).

On the opening day of the 1983 World Championship, Carl Lewis won a gold medal in the 100m, 200m and long jump events. This achievement helped him become the world’s number one sprint and jump athlete.

More successful after the 1984 Olympics, he started to become famous, even in the US – where athletics was just a side sport outside the Olympics.

He managed to balance the achievements of Jesse Owens’s four historic gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. In the end, he succeeded in winning gold medals in events running 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100m relay.

After the Los Angeles Olympics, Canadian athlete Ben Johnson emerged as a competitor to Carl Lewis. The media promoted competition between the two.

The 100m finals at the Seoul Olympics is one of the most anticipated races. Ben Johnson won and set a world record with a record of 9.79 seconds. Meanwhile, Carl Lewis set a new US record of 9.92 seconds. Three days later, Ben Johnson was disqualified because he tested positive for steroids. The gold medal is naturally given to Carl Lewis. In a 1989 investigation, Ben Johnson admitted to long-term steroid use.

At the 1991 World Championship, Carl Lewis and Mike Powell had an extraordinary competition in the long jump. Carl Lewis jumped 8.83m, coming very close to Bob Beamon’s record.

At the 1992 Olympics, Carl Lewis won a silver medal in long jump but was not eligible to participate in the 100m running content.

At his last Olympics in 1996, Carl Lewis won the 9th Olympic gold medal in long jump at the age of 35.

After retiring from a career after the 1996 Olympics, Carl Lewis participated in several films and developed his own fitness equipment brand as well as a fitness coach career.

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