|（Jiangshu Research Institute of Sport Science，Nanjing 210014，China）
Abstract: National confidence is a great power, while superstition can cause a tremendous impact on confidence. LIU Xiang and Roberts have together defeated countless world top players. However, one of them is deemed as a special example of a weak nation, while the other is considered as representing the certain performance of an out-standing nation; this is obviously to fake science with superstition. Sport represented by the Olympic Games shows a phenomenon of splendid evolution, which is a sign of evolution of training methods. Out of date training methods have caused track and field in China to fall behind in most events; while HU Hong-fei and SHUN Hai-ping carried out training innovation, and then brilliant sports stars appeared. Overcoming superstition and studying science is the inevitable way to the development of track and field in China.
Key words: sports training；track and field；race and sports；national confidence；training innovation