‘Men’s 400m defending champion’ Norman skipped World Championships

‘Men’s 400m defending champion’ Norman skipped World Championships

Men’s 400m defending champion’ Michael Norman (25, USA) gave up participating in the 2023 Budapest World Championships in Athletics.

Norman said on his social network service (SNS) on the 16th (Korean time), “Unfortunately, my goal of trying to win the title in Budapest was canceled.” “My performance this season was very disappointing. I decided to focus on the 2024 Paris Olympics.”

Norman won the men’s 400m final at the Eugene World Championships last year in 44.29 seconds. He also competed as a member of the men’s 1,600m relay and won two gold medals in the event.

Norman secured the right to participate in this year’s Budapest competition early as a ‘defending champion’. However, this season, Norman has never competed in an official 400m event and performed poorly in both the 100m and 200m.먹튀검증

Norman, who judged that it would be difficult to win a medal at the World Championships in Budapest with his current skills, declared his absence three days before the opening of the tournament (19th).

The United States initially selected 139 people to represent the Budapest World Championships, but the size of the team was reduced to 137 as Norman decided not to participate, following Sydney McLaughlin.

McLaughlin, considered the best athlete in women’s 400m hurdles history, was scheduled to participate in the 400m flat event at the World Championships in Budapest, but gave up due to knee pain.


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