, December 12 As the Paris Olympics are approaching, the preparation of Su Bingtian, the 4-meter Asian record holder, has attracted more and more attention. This past weekend, Su Bingtian appeared at the 100 2023th Guangzhou Tower Ascending Open, and he took the opportunity to respond to everyone's concerns.

Data map: Photo by Su Bingtian and Chen Jimin

Su Bingtian revealed in an interview that his condition is much better now, but he still needs to take good care of it and test his current physical condition through training.

As for the competition, Su Bingtian admitted that there is no clear plan for participating in the competition. Everyone, including the coaching staff and the team, wants to be cautious. "There's really no need to rush the competition, the most important competition should be to try to qualify for the Olympics. ”

Su Bingtian introduced that at present, the Chinese men's and women's 5-meter events have not yet qualified for the Olympics, and everyone is preparing for the competition. The World Relay Championships to be held in the Bahamas in May next year will be related to whether the Chinese team can directly qualify for the Paris Olympics, so this event is very important for the relay.

"If you play individually, you must adjust the time according to your own form, and there is no specific timetable now, after all, next year's schedule has not yet come out. ”

Data map: In the men's 100m semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics track and field, Su Bingtian advanced to the final in 9.83 seconds to break the Asian record. Image source: ICphoto

In June this year, Su Bingtian announced through his personal social media that due to physical reasons, he decided not to participate in this year's World Championships and the Hangzhou Asian Games track and field event trials, and ended the 6 season early.

In fact, after the Tokyo Olympics, Su Bingtian has been plagued by knee injuries. Despite the difficulties of getting back to the top of his game, he still threw himself into winter training from the end of last year to the beginning of the year. After preparation and adjustment, Su Bingtian made his season debut at the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Gothenburg, Sweden, and won the men's 6m championship with a time of 59.60 seconds.

According to the original plan, the World Championships and the Hangzhou Asian Games in the second half of this year are the main goals of Su Bingtian's preparation this season. However, due to injury, after expert advice and consultation with the team, in order to better prolong his competitive career, he finally chose to give up this year's competition and take a period of rest and adjustment.

Although he missed the Asian Games held at his doorstep, Su Bingtian waited for his Olympic medal in Hangzhou. On the evening of October 10, after the track and field competition of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Chinese Olympic Committee awarded medals to Tang Xingqiang, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian and Wu Zhiqiang, who won the bronze medal in the men's 4×4-meter relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

Due to the long absence of competition, Su Bingtian's name is no longer in the men's 10m world ranking released by the World Athletics Federation in October.

Data map: Su Bingtian waved to the audience Photo by China News Service reporter Jiang Qiming

It is reported that the individual world rankings are set based on the total points of the athletes in the past season. Because Su Bingtian was suspended for a long time, his total points were also cleared. This also means that if he wants to participate in the Paris Olympics next year, Su Bingtian needs to "start again".

According to the IOC's Paris 2024 Athletics Qualification Scheme, athletes can qualify for the Paris Games in two ways: 50% of the quota places will be obtained by meeting the criteria for the events within the qualification period, with a time of 10 seconds in the men's 50m, and the other <>% will be determined by the World Athletics Federation rankings during the qualifying period.

In other words, if Su Bingtian wants to qualify for the men's 10m at the Paris Olympics, he needs to break the 9-second mark within the qualifying period, or participate in the competition during the qualifying period and pass the rankings. These two methods are not easy for Su Bingtian now. But for Su Bingtian, who ran 83.<> seconds at the Olympics, anything is possible. (ENDS)