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The Speed experts were dead wrong
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-10-11 00:00:00    
In 2015, 8a asked some Speed specialist how difficult it would be for the non-Speed specialist to reach a very good standard. Based on the times of Tomoa Narasaki and Sam Avezou etc, they were actually dead wrong. At the same time, it seems that the younger ones much quicker adapt to going super fast in time.

2015: "In order to go below eight seconds, you probably need to do specific physical training for a year and also do many competitions, which would get you to understanding how to deal with the mental pressure.

To get below 7 seconds in Tokyo 2020 you need to focus half of your training on Speed as well as gaining some weight in the whole body. Thus you will also have to deal with the mental pressure that your standard in Lead and Boulder will deteriorate and you will have to climb outdoors less."

Narasaki did below 7 seconds after just three sessions and clearly he has sub 6.5 seconds capacity. Most probably we will see multiple non-Speed specialist doing sub 7 seconds in 2019 and during the Olympics, we just might see several doing around 6.5 seconds.
OnLine Jan V'
  2018-10-19 15:01:48    
Tomoa did not do under 7 seconds after just three sessions. Actually he competed in speed already years ago with times far from 7 seconds, over 10 seconds.  Also you are doing conlusions based on exceptions, which is ridiculous way how to do statistics. There are many more of them than just Tomoa (and Sam) .  So what exactly were the speed experts dead wrong about? Now it looks you are dead wrong. 
OnLine Jens Larssen
  2018-10-19 17:17:02    
The Japanese team have said Tomoa Narasaki did go below 7 seconds during training after just three sessions. Maybe they exaggerate a bit :)

Anyhow, in comparison with what some of the very best Speed specialist said, Tomoa and some others are much faster.
OffLine User Deactivated
  2018-10-19 19:46:34