Kiwi athletes on coping with Olympics delay, going months without competing

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 4:23PM
 BMX star Sarah Walker. (Photo / Stephen Parker)
BMX star Sarah Walker. (Photo / Stephen Parker)

Kiwi athletes on coping with Olympics delay, going months without competing

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 4:23PM

Athletes hoping to compete at the next summer Olympics still have 10 months of waiting to go. 

The Games are scheduled for the end of July next year, delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

For BMX rider Sarah Walker, she was hoping to make her third Olympics after missing out on Rio, while Black Sticks player Rachel McCann had been hoping to make it to her first. 

Instead, the pair have now gone months without playing. For Walker, she has not ridden competitively since February, while McCann has not played since the Oceania Cup last year, as an injury prevented her from playing earlier this year. 

The two joined Martin Devlin to discuss how they have coped during the delay, and what the differences between individual and sports team are during a time like this.

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