The 2017 Athletic and Para Athletic World Championships have arrived in London’s Olympic Park this summer, bringing over 3,000 of the world’s top athletes to compete at London’s biggest sporting event since the 2012 Olympic Games.
As suppliers to the last six editions of the Olympic Games, from Sydney 2000 to Rio 2016, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and recently appointed by the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Technogym is internationally recognised for setting the standard in athletic training. As official supplier to London 2017 Technogym once again demonstrates its commitment to being the training partner to athletes from all sporting disciplines.
The athlete gyms at London 2017
The athletes’ training facilities are equipped with Technogym’s state of the art cardio, strength and functional equipment for the athletes both in the build-up and during the Championships.
Alongside a comprehensive selection of strength training equipment, the gyms are supplied with Technogym’s SKILL Line. This growing range of dedicated athletic performance training equipment has Technogym’s Olympic heritage at its heart having been developed in collaboration with Olympic athletes and academic research institutes.
A day at London 2017
8am - at the Olympic Park and the stadium is quiet and almost deserted but for the low buzz of activity from London 2017’s volunteers and organisers as they prepare for the day. However, turn the corner into the Community Track to find a rainbow of colour; a hive of activity. Athletes from all over the world, proudly wearing the colours of their country, warm up for the day’s events with track work and practice throws.
The Community Track gym is no different: SKILLMILL is being used for gentle cardio with minimal resistance or for targeted glute or hamstring activation by assuming a sled push position with maximum resistance; there’s a consistent swoosh of cold air as SKILLROW is used for full body warm ups or cool downs.
10am - the morning’s session of events begins and the atmosphere is at its peak, both in the Olympic Park – now come alive with thousands of excited spectators – and down at the Community Track and gym where the athletes wait in anticipation for their event to be called into the Stadium.