“I took a hard look at myself. I needed to cut out the parties and the social life. If I wanted to be the best in the world, I had to want it more than anybody else."
Schwarzer will not be stripped of the World Race Walking Team Champs gold he won in May which means Aussie Jared Talent was denied yet another gold medal ceremony.
This from the guy who got his girlfriend banned for helping him evade drug tests and broke down in apologetic tears after testing positive in 2012. Pathetic.
*Schwazer Claims He Was Sabotaged, But Aussie Jared Tallent Isn't Buying It Schwazer returned from his doping ban to beat Tallent at the World Race Walking Team Champs last month.
Being an openly gay professional athlete and a British race walker are two things that make him very unique, but he wishes it wasn't newsworthy.
Bosworth: “My partner doesn’t listen to my interviews any more because it’s the same thing, time and time again, where I talk about the rules of race walking. I’d love it to get to the point where I don’t have to explain it any more. This isn’t just walking. We don’t put our sweatbands on and go marching round a park. It’s really fast ... But it’s our fault for not having medallists. We’ve gone so long without anyone really competing internationally that you have to forgive everybody for not knowing anything about it. ... I haven’t been beaten in the UK by a British walker for 2½ years. I could stop to go to the toilet and come back and still win the race. The only way I can change that is by winning medals. The better I get, the more publicity the event gets and the more it grows. I don’t want to be Tom the race walker, I just want to be another athlete. But to do that I have to make an impact.”
We say ban them anyway just to be safe.
50K race walking bronze medallist Denis Nizhegorodov and a rower are now cleared. Apparently there is concern "that doping agents are gradually disappearing from samples after they are thawed" and HJer Anna Chicherova has delayed the testing of her B-sample until June 8th.
Schwazer returned from his ban to win gold at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships, but Tamberi doesn't think he should have been selected for Italy's team.
Tallent was upgraded to 2012 Olympic gold after the Russian winner was caught doping.
Tom Bosworth has a walking 5K PB of 18:54 so they'll have to run 6:05 pace to beat him. Those that beat him get free entry into the Great South Run.
Schwazer is the one who got his ex-girlfriend, figure skater Carolina Kostner, banned by having her lie to drug testers. *IAAF Report
Having Sergei Kirdyapkin, Olga Kaniskina and Elena Lashmanova back on the Russian national team is controversial as at least two of them are associated with the dirty national training center in Saransk.
We can't believe that in 2016 they couldn't already.
Multiple Olympic medalists signed the petition to get appeal the ban of the coach who has had more than 20-athletes fail drug tests. Oh yeah Russia, you've changed.