Daegu Champs will be high-tech

More than 3,500 athletes and officials from 206 different countries are coming for the world’s third-biggest sporting event, which kicks off August 27 in Daegu.

new facilities

In order to prepare for the global event, Daegu has introduced new facilities, including an electronic machine that will clear and tidy jump sandpits.

A remote control vehicle will be used for field events to collect javelins and hammers and shot puts during the Daegu World Championships.

A new device invented to smooth the surface of the sandpit will be used for long and triple-jump events at the Daegu World Championships.

In long and triple jump events, officials need to tidy the surface of the sandpit every time one jumps and it used to take up to five minutes to prepare for the next jump. But the newly invented machine will reduce the time to just 30 seconds, according to the Daegu organising committee.

Another notable introduction in Daegu is a remote-controlled vehicle which will be used for field events such as the javelin and hammer throw. The organisers believes that the 30cm-long vehicle will help reduce the risk of possible injuries while collecting javelins, hammers or shot puts, and also reduce waiting time during the competition.

To make the nine-day event more environmentally friendly, the local organising committee has also prepared 22 electronic vehicles which will transfer hurdles, pole vaults as well as athletes.

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