“….43 countries won athletics medals – Ireland wasn’t one of them.”…
“We will be having the same conversation post-Paris,” said Gillick.
“We need to really sit down and have a good debrief. There has to be questions asked.
“It’s how you build high performance. Is high performance an administrative role or is it more of a coaching role?
I think we’re stumbling around that, we’re not really sure how to implement it and what we’re trying to achieve.”
Some 2020 Tokyo Olympics athletics facts:
3 World records and 12 Olympic records were set. 28 continental (area) records were set along with 151 national ones.
A record 83 teams reached finals, with 43 teams featuring on the medal podium and 23 of those winning gold.
The tally of 43 countries with at least a medal is the biggest in athletics for more than 20 years. For 12 teams – Bahamas, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Puerto Rico and Uganda – athletics was their only way to the Olympic podium.