After the match against Brentford on January 31, it became clear that Tottenham's Micky van de Ven is the fastest player in the Premier League. No one has ever been measured at a higher top speed.
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The 22-year-old defender reached a top speed of 37.38 km/h.
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– Incredibly impressive
One person who admires Van de Ven's speed is Norwegian runner Salom Ajezi Kashvalli.
He came to Norway as a refugee from Congo in 2003, and was born with Stargardt eye disease. Which makes him gradually lose his sight.
The runner recorded an amazing distance of 10.43 seconds and broke a new world record for 100 meters during the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.
The Bergen resident believes Van de Ven could have gone far if he had changed his sport.
– It's incredibly impressive. With that speed he could have reached the NM final, the Paralympic winner told Netavisin.
Moreover, Kashfli says he has heard of similar speeds in the United States.
He says: – There are many American football players who run 40 meters very quickly, but they cannot hold on all the way.
The World's Fastest in its Field examines the differences between football players and track and field athletes, with a particular focus on the nature of running in both sports.
He points out how different running on a football field is from sprinting on an athletics field. In football, running is more varied and adapted to the flow of the game, while in athletics, especially in sprinting, performance measurement begins when the athlete shoots from the starting blocks.
It's not just about top speed, but also how to accelerate and maintain speed throughout the race.
That's how close he is to Usain Bolt
To put Van de Ven's performance into perspective, the incredible speed was measured at 10.38 meters per second. When Usain Bolt set the 100-meter world record in 2009, his average speed was 10.44 meters per second. His average speed at that time was 37.58 km/h. This is only 0.20 km/h faster than Van de Ven.
After Bolt put his running shoes on the shelf, he tried playing football. The lifelong Manchester United fan tried his luck at both Stromsgodset and Borussia Dortmund, but did not secure a contract with the two clubs.
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On Saturday at 16:00, Brighton will visit Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Then star player Son Heung-min will return to the team. South Korea lost to Jordan in the Asian Championship on Tuesday.
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