Jamaican Festival in Monte Carlo
The king and queen 2013 world athletics owe their throne to the Caribbean, whizzing around on the straight and challenge to the rhythm of reggae blue mantle under their feet.
Nov 18, 2013
Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce were crowned athlete of the year in Monte Carlo, during the IAAF gala at the Sporting Club of Monaco, the traditional year-end event has once again seen Mondo as the main sponsor. The partnership between the Italian company and leader in the production of sports flooring and the World Federation of athletics has continued for the past 21 years and in 2013 was enriched by new successes thanks to the excellent times recorded on Mondotrack the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, world championships. The two athletes have swept the award-winning success on Russian soil, winning three gold medals each: 100, 200 and 4x100 . Bolt and Fraser- Pryce have tamed the blue track Muscovite, splattering the fastest of all in the individual events and leading to the finish line victoriously the baton relay. For Bolt is the fifth athlete of the year award in the last six seasons since he exploded in 2008, only the Kenyan David Rudisha failed to unseat from the throne in 2010. For the Fraser- Pryce is instead the first trophy . "My goal - Usain noted before the ceremony - is to give the maximum, pushing harder and harder with every race . Next year if health assists me want to improve my world record in the 200 meters (19 " 19 , made at the World Championships in Berlin 2009). Now I will go from season to season. I would like to compete at the World Championships in Beijing 2015 Olympics Rio 2016, and then maybe even the World Championships in London in 2017. " Fraser also enthusiastic said: "This year I worked so hard and the results have come . In the future I will try to train harder. " In the final classification Bolt beat altista Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko and Britain's Mo Farah, while Fraser-Pryce preceded the weightlifter New Zealander Valerie Adams and hurdler in the Czech Republic Zuzana Hejnova . During the gala were also awarded as the best coach Alberto Salazar, the seventeen year old Yankee Mary Cain as a rising star, Christa Bortignon the Canadian and the American Charles Allie best as "master" . Lifetime Achievement Award for lunghista American Dwight Phillips and the astista Russian Yelena Isinbayeva .
Finally, included in the Hall of Fame of the IAAF, were some old glories of the past, recent and remote. They included the Harrison Dillard, the Olympic 100 meters in London 1948 and the 110 hurdles in Helsinki 1952 : "Who is the strongest of all time? It is not easy to answer. Obviously Bolt is the stronger athlete today, but times and conditions change. I have never ran on synthetic. Who can say what would have been able to do the athletes of 75 or 100 years ago on the existing tracks, which are getting faster , "he told a news conference the ninety United States. Words that demonstrate how the track is key to achieving great performance. Change training methods, he devoted more attention to nutrition, but without having an explosive mantle beneath your feet you can hardly beat the record. Mondotrack is therefore one of the main ingredients of great performance timekeeping . Year-on- year change colors , from red to blue through the blue , but the tracks of Mondo badged become more comfortable and guarantee excellent results. The curtain fell on the 2013 racing, the attention has already moved on to 2014. In March, the Polish city of Sopot will host the World Indoor Championships. The Baltic athletes will run on a brand new Mondotrack, ready to give another exciting finals. It will be even more reggae dance ballad? We'll find out at the end of winter.