President of the International Paralympic Committee Confident in the Marathon Tokyo implementation December 10 at 14:16
IPC = Parsons Chairman of the International Paralympic Committee on October 10, according to an interview with NHK, analyzed the meteorological data of the Tokyo Paralympic Marathon, where heat is a concern, and concluded that there was no problem in holding the event. Showed confidence in the implementation.
Next year's Tokyo Olympic marathon has been decided to be held in Sapporo as a countermeasure against the heat, but the Paralympic marathon scheduled for September 6 has not changed its policy in Tokyo.
Parsons said in an interview: "The Paralympic marathon is the last event in Tokyo in 2020, including the Olympics, so the players are overwhelmingly supportive in leaving Tokyo to share their excitement with Tokyo fans." Said.
It was pointed out that wheelchair athletes are susceptible to heat, such as reflection from the ground. “The marathon begins at 6:30 am, and wheelchair athletes finish the competition within two hours. The heat is not an issue given the short time, the expert medical committee says that you don't have to worry about analyzing weather data, "he said, confident of doing it in Tokyo. .
After that, he said, “I want to make a decision after listening to the worried athletes, our medical committee, and the organizing committee of the tournament”, and will make a final conclusion on the 12th when the meeting with the organizing committee ends. Showed.