Steve Solomon, Australia’s athletics team captain, was in good shape earlier this year and looking forward to competing at the Tokyo Games. He had, as is so crucial in Olympic sports, timed his run to perfection.
Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. He and many other athletes’ preparations were thrown into disarray and their hopes dashed.
Solomon says he is one of the lucky ones – he has been able to train during the time he spent in lockdown and is young enough to have another shot – but for others, it has been a different story.
Covid has stripped Olympic glory from a generation of athletes – that’s heartbreaking | Steve Solomon
Source: The Guardian