It gets hot in Tokyo! Athletes must be prepared for extreme heat. The temperatures are highest from June to September. Climate tables show that the average daytime temperatures from the end of July to the end of August are between 26 and 31° C - and that with very high humidity. This is exactly the time when the competitions are held.
The World Championships in Athletics in Qatar have already shown how problematic competitive sport is under extreme climatic conditions. Physical strain increases and limits athletic performance, as the body uses an enormous amount of energy for air conditioning. As a former professional athlete and national coach I know this only too well.
That's why it's important to save energy now with the right cooling strategy in order to use it successfully in training and competition. So that you can reach your medal goals in Tokyo healthy and full of energy.