Athletics sees the light at the end of the tunnel in Covid-19 times
Lausanne, Switzerland, (Prensa Latina) The Italian high jumper Elena Vallortigara and the Austrians Lukas Weisshaidinger and Ivona Dadic are clear about their resolutions today and are optimistic about the athletics 2020 season, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The return to regular training facilities early this month certainly provided a welcome moment of calm amid the chaos of the previous couple of months, said Vallortigara, whose personal mark is 1.95 meters.
In statements published by the International Federation of Athletics (World Athletics), the 28-year-old Italian athlete regretted the situation in her country, but clapped 'the gradual return to normality because it means less stress'.
Weisshaidinger, meanwhile, longs for a return to high competition although he is pleased by the resumption of his training.
Training without massages for five or six weeks (in confinement) was really hard, he explained, before stating that 2020 'It's been a crazy year, I can't believe this (global pandemic) happened during my sports career'.
Finally, Dadic expressed her desire to return to compete and showed a positive attitude towards the future.
The 26-year-old Austrian athlete stressed that 'I installed a weight room at home and I tried to get all the prep equipment that needed for a few weeks of good training. I focused on mainly physical things with weights and speed resistance'.
Athletics, like the rest of sports, was paralyzed at early March due to the spread of the pandemic the Covid-19 worldwide. Recently, the World Athletics reported that the 2020 season would take place in a short version, with competitions between August and October.
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