"Physical fitness test" sparks controversy

  The National Swimming Championships in Qingdao and Tokyo Olympics have achieved good results. However, some incredible things have happened-the athletes who won first place in the preliminaries and even broke the Asian and national records, but because of physical fitness tests Unsatisfactory results, unable to advance to the finals.

On the evening of September 27, the teenager Wang Jian Jiahe, who won the first place in the women's 1500m freestyle preliminaries and broke the Asian record, said helplessly after failing to qualify for the event due to poor physical fitness test results. It’s aquatic events, and land events are not very good. For example, runners cannot swim particularly well in the water. For the same reason, swimmers cannot be particularly good in every event on land."

  According to the "Notice of the General Administration of Sports on Further Strengthening Basic Physical Training and Complementing Physical Ability" issued by the State Sports General Administration in February this year, it is clear that "adhere to the selection criteria of'Physical fitness is the ticket to the Tokyo Olympic Games' and continue to strengthen physical training. "Work" principle, and requires "determine the basic physical fitness standards of each project. Those who do not meet the standards shall not participate in the Olympic selection."

  Starting in August, physical fitness tests have been arranged for national competitions such as badminton, track and field, volleyball, and gymnastics.

However, some controversial incidents also occurred.

  In the previous National Athletics Championships, the news that many outstanding athletes in sprinting, throwing, jumping and other events failed to pass the physical fitness test and could not participate in the competition has caused doubts in the industry.

According to the results of the physical competition announced by the Chinese Athletics Association at that time, Gong Lijiao chose to abstain and Su Bingtian was unable to play due to injury.

Other famous athletes who failed to pass the physical fitness threshold include the men’s 100m National Games third runner-up Xu Haiyang, Youth Games champion Li Zeyang, and National Championship champion Yang Yang; men’s 200m Youth Games champion Sui Gaofei; men’s 400m National Games third runner-up Wu Yuang, national championship champion Wu Lei; men’s triple jump Olympic third runner-up and National Games champion Dong Bin; and women’s sprint stars Li He and Li Yuting; 17-year-old female high jumper Lu Jiawen; women’s long jump star Gong Luying and Chinese long jump star Lu Minjia et al.

  For high-level professional athletes, how to master the balance between the athlete's physical fitness level and specific performance has become the focus of discussion on a series of "unexpected events" caused by physical fitness testing in the industry and abroad in the recent period.

  According to the information released by the Chinese Swimming Association, this time the National Swimming Championships held in Qingdao increased the physical fitness test, setting up five items of vertical jump, pull-ups, trunk core strength, 30-meter run and 3000-meter run.

The competition rules of this competition stipulate that the top 16 athletes in the preliminaries of the swimming competition are ranked according to their physical fitness scores, and the top 8 athletes enter the final.

  However, athletes with very good special scores were eliminated because of unsatisfactory results in the controversial physical fitness test. This is unique in the history of sports at home and abroad.

  The famous sports scholar Yi Jiandong made such a comment on the controversial "physical fitness test"-when you increase Xie Zhenye's 3000-meter run to 11 minutes (Su Bingtian 13 minutes and 38 seconds), go and see him Can the 100m and 200m run in 10 seconds and 20 seconds respectively?

When you improve the short-distance swimmer's 3000-meter run to 11 points or even 12 points, you still expect him to improve his 100-meter freestyle by 0.5 seconds?

If so, the Chinese will overturn the history of world sports training and create a miracle of world competitive sports.

  According to industry insiders, there is nothing wrong with the introduction of guiding policies by the sports department to improve the physical fitness of Chinese athletes. However, the current practice of determining whether athletes can participate in national competitions and whether they can advance in national competitions based on physical fitness test results is an overkill. Dislike.

At the same time, while the current physical fitness test items and standards need to be further scientifically demonstrated and improved, the physical fitness test results are used as the primary criterion for assessing athletes, which has led to a series of strange phenomena. It is indeed necessary for the sports department to respond to policies. Reflect and adjust.

  China Youth Daily and China Youth Daily reporter Ci Xin Source: China Youth Daily