This was also the feeling of the indoor cyclists in Hong Kong when they could finally resume training after a 10-month compulsory break. Strike closure of all sports facilities made training on the bike impossible. Unlike in Germany, where federal squad athletes were allowed to resume training from midMay, the corona stop in Hong Kong was to be followed by everyone without exception.
The athletes tried to keep fit with strength and fitness training. But this can only be maintained over this long time with exceptional discipline. So the athletes and coaches were very happy to be able to resume their training. Also, the base training is again possible without exception. Now we hope that all athletes will also return to the international stage and that they will be able to make up the training deficit quickly.
Rolf Halter –
ICWW project partner of Asia