Athletics World Championships 2015 - the right buttons!
, 2 min reading time
, 2 min reading time
From August 22nd to 30th, thousands of athletes from all over the world will meet in China to find out who is the best of the best. Since Beijing was allowed to host the Summer Olympics seven years ago, there is an excellent infrastructure. Let's see which disciplines our designer chose for her buttons - and how it was implemented.
The 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing will start in a good week. Reason enough for us to accompany this major sporting event with a few button designs.
Thousands of athletes from around the world will gather in China from August 22nd to 30th to find out who is the best. Since Beijing was allowed to host the Summer Olympics seven years ago, there is an excellent infrastructure. But let's see which disciplines our designer chose - and how it was implemented.
The highlights of the World Championships in Athletics are usually the sprint disciplines. The 100 meter sprint in particular always gets the most attention, but the sprint relays are also spectacular events. But the sprints over 200 meters and the longest jumping distance, over 400 meters, are also popular with the spectators. The sprinter button shows an athlete rising straight ahead in their starting block to then pick up speed. You can see the tension in him!
The high jump is considered by many to be the most elegant sport in athletics. Athletes need to have quite a bit of bounce, and a certain height is imperative here. But the high jumpers, women and men, are all relatively slim and have to be very agile in order to overcome the bar in the flop technique, if possible without touching it. The athlete we see here has an exemplary jumping posture and will certainly make it to the top with no problem!
Another jumping discipline: The pole vault is actually still relatively young, especially for female athletes. As the name suggests, a tool, the vaulting stick, may be used here. In this way, almost three times the height of the “normal” high jumper can be reached. Pole vaulters have a stronger build than their “poleless” colleagues. In terms of coordination during the jump, the pole vault is certainly an even more complex movement. The athlete we immortalized in the button has just started his jump. In the initial phase, the pole stores the start-up energy, which the athlete then converts into meters in altitude using a sophisticated technique. Sound difficult? It is - no wonder pole vaulting isn't on the curriculum in schools!