Do you guys think it is unfair?
- Yes, it is unfair?50% (2)14% (1)27% (3)Vote
- No, it is fair!25% (1)86% (6)64% (7)Vote
- Other.. add opinion.25% (1)0% (0)9% (1)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Yes it was fair.
Diving is an old and well known tactic to pro track and field athletes. Also this is not the first time this has happened in the olympics.
The rules of track and field state that you hit the finish line when your torso, which is considered different from your head or arms, crosses the finish line.
The reason why more athletes don't do this is because the start of the dive is actually faster — for that split second — than running, but the moment your feet leave the ground on a dive, deceleration occurs. If a track and field runner dives at the wrong moment, it could easily mean losing.0